A todos los radioaficionados de Puerto Rico:

El comité organizador de la Convención Estatal del ARRL en Puerto Rico esta solicitando nominaciones para Aficionado del año a ser reconocido durante la convención los días 25 a 26 de enero de 2014. Pueden ir a la página http://www.arrlpr.org/?page_id=1209 para poder someter a su nominado. Las nominaciones deben ser enviadas a más tardar el 15 de Diciembre de 2013 para su consideración

También están anunciando la Beca de Desarrollo Tecnológico de la Sección del ARRL en Puerto Rico. El premio de $250 va a ser entregado durante nuestra convención. La beca esta disponible a estudiantes universitarios que sean Radio Aficionados. Los candidatos deben enviar un ensayo sobre el desarrollo tecnológico de las Ciencias, Tecnología, Ingeniería y Matemáticas. El Ensayo esta limitado a 500 palabras. La fecha límite para enviarlos es el 15 de Diciembre de 2013. Favor de enviar su ensayo a otispr@yahoo.com.

Y que el próximo domingo 1 de Diciembre es el concurso 10 Meter Single Side Band Puerto Rico Challenge.

Favor de regar la voz en otros foros, nets y medios posible, y pueden ir a la página www.arrlpr.org para más información sobre la Convención.

Cargadores USB, ¿son todos iguales?

USB no tiene una definición sencilla, y es que lo que desde su lanzamiento oficial en 1996 ha sido un protocolo de comunicación y transmisión entre dispositivos, hoy tiene muchísimas acepciones. Con el paso del tiempo ha ido evolucionando hasta lo que hoy en día conocemos como USB, que para el usuario es totalmente transparente. Al menos en principio, porque seguro que más de uno de nosotros ha ido acumulando cargadores y cables USB en una caja a medida que ha ido adquiriendo nuevos dispositivos electrónicos compatibles con la carga USB. Y la cuestión a la que hoy intentaremos responder es: ¿Son todos iguales? ¿Da igual usar unos u otros? ¿Qué ventajas, desventajas y peligros hay cuando usamos el cargador de una cámara con un smartphone? Continue reading “Cargadores USB, ¿son todos iguales?”

Nov 18-25 Contest Calendar

ARRL Sweepstakes Contest, SSB: 2100Z, Nov 16 to 0300Z, Nov 18

Mode: SSB

Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m

Classes: Single Op (QRP/Low/High)

Single Op Unlimited (Low/High)

Multi-Single (Low/High)

School Club (College/Technical/Secondary)

Max operating hours: 24 with at least 30 minute off times

Max power: HP: >150 watts

LP: 150 watts

QRP: 5 watts

Exchange: Serial No. + Precedence (Q/A/B/U/M/S) + [your call sign] + Check + ARRL/RAC Section

Work stations: Once only

QSO Points: 2 points per QSO

Multipliers: Each ARRL/RAC section and VE NT once

Score Calculation: Total score = total QSO points x total mults

Submit logs by: 0300Z December 3, 2013

E-mail logs to: SSPhone[at]arrl[dot]org

Mail logs to: November SS Phone

ARRL

225 Main St.

Newington, CT 06111

USA

Find rules at: http://www.arrl.org/sweepstakes

 

NA Collegiate ARC Championship, SSB: 2100Z, Nov 16 to 0300Z, Nov 18

Mode: SSB

Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m

Classes: School Club (College)

Max operating hours: 24 with at least 30 minute off times

Max power: HP: >150 watts

LP: 150 watts

QRP: 5 watts

Exchange: Serial No. + Precedence (Q/A/B/U/M/S) + [your call sign] + Check + ARRL/RAC Section

Work stations: Once only

QSO Points: 2 points per QSO

Multipliers: Each ARRL/RAC section and VE NT once

Score Calculation: Total score = total QSO points x total mults

Submit logs by: 0300Z December 3, 2013

E-mail logs to: SSPhone[at]arrl[dot]org

E-mail log summary to: wm5r[at]wm5r[dot]org

Mail logs to: November SS Phone

ARRL

225 Main St.

Newington, CT 06111

USA

Find rules at: http://www.collegiatechampionship.org/rules/

 

Run for the Bacon QRP Contest: 0200Z-0400Z, Nov 18

Mode: CW

Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m

Classes: Single Band

All Band

Max power: 5 watts

Exchange: RST + (state/province/country) + (Member No./power)

Work stations: Once per band

QSO Points: 1 point per QSO with non-member

3 points per QSO with member on same continent

5 points per QSO with member on different continent

Multipliers: Each state, province, or country once

Multiply mults by 2 if >50 members worked

Score Calculation: Total score = total QSO points x total mults

Submit logs by: November 24, 2013

E-mail logs to: (none)

Upload log at: http://fpqrp.org/pigrun/autolog.php

Mail logs to: (none)

Find rules at: http://fpqrp.org/pigrun/

 

QRP Fox Hunt: 0200Z-0330Z, Nov 20

Mode: CW

Bands: 40m Only

Classes: Single Op (Fox/Hound)

Max power: 5 watts

Exchange: RST + (state/province/country) + name + power output

QSO Points: 1 point per QSO

Multipliers: (none)

Score Calculation: Total score = total QSO points

Submit logs by: 0330Z November 21, 2013

E-mail logs to: (see rules)

Mail logs to: (none)

Find rules at: http://www.qrpfoxhunt.org/winter_rules.htm

 

NAQCC Straight Key/Bug Sprint: 0130Z-0330Z, Nov 21

Mode: CW

Bands: 80, 40, 20m

Classes: (none)

Max power: 5 watts

Exchange: RST + (state/province/country) + (NAQCC No./power)

Work stations: Once per band

QSO Points: 1 point per QSO with non-member

2 points per QSO with member

Multipliers: Each state, province, or country once

Key Type Mult: 2x if straight key, 1.5x if bug, 1x if other

Score Calculation: Total score = total QSO points x total mults x key type mult

Submit logs by: 2359Z November 24, 2013

Upload log at: http://naqcc.info/sprintlog.html

Mail logs to: John Shannon, K3WWP

478 E. High St.

Kittanning, PA 16201

USA

Find rules at: http://naqcc.info/sprint201311.html

 

NCCC RTTY Sprint: 0130Z-0200Z, Nov 22

Mode: RTTY

Bands: (see rules)

Classes: (none)

Exchange: (see rules)

Score Calculation: Total score = total QSO points x total mults

Submit logs by: November 24, 2013

E-mail logs to: (none)

Post log summary at: http://www.3830scores.com/

Mail logs to: (none)

Find rules at: http://www.ncccsprint.com/rules.html

 

QRP Fox Hunt: 0200Z-0330Z, Nov 22

Mode: CW

Bands: 80m Only

Classes: Single Op (Fox/Hound)

Max power: 5 watts

Exchange: RST + (state/province/country) + name + power output

QSO Points: 1 point per QSO

Multipliers: (none)

Score Calculation: Total score = total QSO points

Submit logs by: 0330Z November 23, 2013

E-mail logs to: (see rules)

Mail logs to: (none)

Find rules at: http://www.qrpfoxhunt.org/winter_rules.htm

 

NCCC Sprint: 0230Z-0300Z, Nov 22

Mode: (see rules)

Bands: (see rules)

Classes: (none)

Exchange: (see rules)

Score Calculation: Total score = total QSO points x total mults

Submit logs by: November 24, 2013

E-mail logs to: (none)

Post log summary at: http://www.3830scores.com/

Mail logs to: (none)

Find rules at: http://www.ncccsprint.com/rules.html

 

CQ Worldwide DX Contest, CW: 0000Z, Nov 23 to 2400Z, Nov 24

Mode: CW

Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m

Classes: Single Op All Band (QRP/Low/High)(Option: Classic/Rookie)

Single Op Single Band (QRP/Low/High)

Single Op Assisted All Band (QRP/Low/High)

Single Op Assisted Single Band (QRP/Low/High)

Multi-Single

Multi-Two

Multi-Multi

Max power: HP: 1500 watts

LP: 100 watts

QRP: 5 watts

Exchange: RST + CQ Zone No.

Work stations: Once per band

QSO Points: 0 points per QSO with same country (counts as mult)

1 point per QSO with different country same continent

2 points per QSO with different country same continent (NA)

3 points per QSO with different continent

Multipliers: Each CQ zone once per band

Each country once per band

Score Calculation: Total score = total QSO points x total mults

Submit logs by: 2359Z November 29, 2013

E-mail logs to: cw[at]cqww[dot]com

Web-to-Cabrillo form: http://www.b4h.net/cabforms/cqwwcw_cab.php

Mail logs to: Paper Logs

Box 481

New Carlisle, OH 45344

USA

Find rules at: http://www.cqww.com/rules.htm

ARLD047 DX news

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QST de W1AW

DX Bulletin 47  ARLD047

From ARRL Headquarters

Newington CT  November 21, 2013

To all radio amateurs

 

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This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by KX9X, NC1L, RA1ZZ, VU2DSI, QRZ DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites.  Thanks to all.

 

BARBADOS, 8P.  Tom, W2SC is QRV as 8P5A in the CQ World Wide DX CW contest as an All Band entry.  QSL via NN1N.

 

ZAMBIA, 9J.  Niko, S53A is QRV as 9J3A from the Kafue National Park until November 26.  This includes an entry in the CQ World Wide DX CW contest as a Single Op/All Band/Low Power entry.  Before and after the contest, he will also be operating mobile with QRP power.

QSL via S57S.

 

EAST MALAYSIA, 9M6.  Saty, JE1JKL is QRV as 9M6NA from Labuan, IOTA OC-133.  Activity is on all bands.  He will also be active in the CQ World Wide DX CW contest.  QSL to home call.

 

CHINA, BY.  Operators Dale, BA4TB, Xu, BA8IK, He, BH4RQU and Tony, BH4SQE will be QRV as B4TB as a Multi Operator entry in the CQ World Wide DX CW contest.  QSL via BA4TB.

 

URUGUAY, CX.  Jorge, CX6VM plans to be QRV as CW5W in the CQ World Wide DX CW contest as a Single Band entry on 10 meters.  QSL via operator’s instructions.

 

CAPE VERDE, D4.  Members of the Monteverde Contest Team will be QRV as D4C in the CQ World Wide DX CW contest as a Multi/Multi entry.

QSL via IZ4DPV.

 

TAJIKISTAN, EY.  Nodir, EY8MM will be QRV from Dushanbe on 160 meters in the CQ World Wide DX CW contest.  QSL via K1BV.

 

LEBANON, OD.  In celebration of the 70th anniversary of Lebanon’s independence, Lebanese stations may use the special prefix OD70 until the end of November.

 

EASTERN KIRIBATI, T32.  Tim, NL8F will be QRV as T32TM from Kiritimati, IOTA OC-024, from November 26 to December 11.  After this activity, he will be active with the T32RRC team.  QSL T32TM via K8NA.

 

PALAU, T8.  Masashi, JL1FUQ is QRV as T88GJ until November 24.

Activity is on 20 to 6 meters using SSB with some RTTY and PSK as his work schedule permits.  QSL to home call.

 

TURKEY, TA.  Operators TA2TX, LZ1NK, LZ1CNN, LZ2UW, LZ3YY, LZ3FN, LZ3ND and LZ5VK are QRV as TA0/home calls from Bozcaada Island, IOTA AS-099.  Activity is on the HF bands using CW and SSB.  They will be active as TC0A in the CQ World Wide DX CW contest.  QSL TC0A via TA2TX and all others to home calls.

 

BENIN, TY.  Wim, ON6DX is QRV as TY1TT until December 3.  Activity is on 40 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY.  QSL to home call.

 

ASIATIC RUSSIA, UA0.  Operators Vasily, RA1ZZ, Aleksandr, RA3AV, Natalia, R9OOO and Yuri, UA9KW will be QRV as home calls/0 from Batagay-Alyta, a village in the north part of the republic of Sakha, Yakutia.  Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters using CW and SSB.  QSL via bureau.

 

MICRONESIA, V6.  Sho, JA7HMZ and Masa, JA7ZF are QRV as V63DX and V63ZF, respectively, from Kolonia, Pohnpei Island, IOTA OC-010, until November 30.  Activity is on 40 meters and higher using all modes, including SSTV and JT65.  They plan to be an entry in the CQ World Wide DX CW contest as well.  QSL direct to home calls.

 

INDIA, VU.  Special event station AU2JCB is QRV until December 10 to commemorate the birth of Indian scientist Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose.  Activity is on 80, 40, 20, 15, 10 and 6 meters using SSB with FM on 10 and 6 meters.  QSL direct via VU2DSI.

 

LAKSHADWEEP ISLAND, VU7.  A large group of operators are QRV as VU7AG from Laccadive, IOTA AS-011, until December 10.  Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY.  QSL via W4VKU.

 

NICARAGUA, YN.  Mike, AJ9C is QRV as YN2CC until November 27.

Activity is on 160 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY.  He will be active in the CQ World Wide DX CW contest as a Single Op/All Band/Low Power entry.  QSL to home call.

 

OPERATION APPROVED FOR DXCC CREDIT.  The following operation is approved for DXCC Credit: Prince Edward and Marion Island, ZS8C and ZS8Z, Current operation for 2013 through May 2014.

 

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.  The CQ Worldwide DX CW Contest, NCCC RTTY Sprint, QRP CW Fox Hunt and the NCCC Sprint are all on tap for this upcoming weekend.  The SKCC CW Sprint, QRP CW Fox Hunt and CWops Mini-CWT Test are all scheduled for November 27.  Please see November QST, page 87, and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest web sites for details.

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/EX

Grupo de radioaficionados cubanos prepara evento especial

Un grupo de radioaficionados prepara los detalles para una vez más realizar una emisión especial desde el mismo lugar donde un 19 de Noviembre pero del lejano 1837 un suceso de trascendental importancia enmarcaría la Ciudad de Bejucal en los Hitos de la historia del Ferrocarril de Cuba y el mundo, actividad que tiene sus inicios desde el 2003 la cual se ha convertido en un sello de distinción de los radioaficionados Bejucaleños y de otros colegas que han participado en apoyo a la emisión especial.

Estac Ferrocarril PAG
Se tienen previstas unas 6 horas de transmisión para este propio día 19, trabajándose las bandas de: 40, 20, 17,12, 10 Metros. Las condiciones para el montaje de las antenas no son las mejores pero el entusiasmo es inmenso.
Esperamos por usted, 73 DX….. CO9CFA

Hamfest navideño de la FRA

La Federación de Radio Aficionados de Puerto Rico le invita a su “Hamfest” navideño, ven y disfruta en familia.

Lugar: Centro de convenciones de Guayama

Fecha: 15 de diciembre de 2013

Dirección: Ave. Pedro Albizu Campos PR # 54,Guayama, P.R.00784.
Frente al Hotel El Molino

Este año tendrán de invitados a:

1. María Peña; con la presentación de Almacenaje de Alimentos en pailas.
2. Rene González; “Renewable Generation” Perito Electricista Colegiado y Técnico en energía Solar.
3. José L. Torres; con su grupo Cuerdas de Oro.

Mas informacion en http://frapr.org/navidad_2013.htm

Coordenadas Hamfest de Navidad:

 17°58’29.31″N
66° 7’8.60″W