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AX3 MCG/GAMES Where-When

Date : 10 / 03 / 2006
Author : Jim Linton - VK3PC (Amateur Radio Victoria)

Amateur Radio Victoria members have been asking where and when they can expect to hear and work the two special event callsigns AX3MCG and AX3GAMES.

Following is a table based on information supplied by a number of those rostered to use the Commonwealth Games commemorative callsigns. In addition, we are hoping to have AX3GAMES on the Melbourne ATV repeater VK3RTV on a weekday night.

Keep an eye out on new details being posted in the roster that can be found on the Members Only website.

Both callsigns were active tonight on the 40m band and continuing to prove very popular. Around 1500 contacts and nudging 100 countries in their combined logs so far.

Guide on where and when to find AX3MCG and AX3GAMES in future appears below:

Operator David VK3EW. 80m around 3.600 Friday and Saturday nights. 10/11
March � at 7.30pm local (0830 UTC) for an hour on 3.600. Also on the DX bands,
CW (Peter VK3QI) and phone (David VK3EW) at various times.

Operator Ernie VK3FM.
20m SSB 11 & 12 March from about 0300 UTC. Will try 10m and 15m from 0000 both
days. Perhaps 40m from around 0600 UTC. Also try EU SP from 1000 UTC onwards.

Operator Alan VK3PA.
80m DX Window 10, 17 and 28 March, (local) sunset to sunrise.

Operator Gwen VK3DYL.
22 March, 20m, particularly looking LP EU 0600 UTC onwards. Perhaps 40m
and also checking out WARC bands. If too quiet will call and listen 2m
simplex from time to time.

Operator Stjepan VK3TSN. 40m CW.
23 March (UTC) 13:00 - 21:00
24 March (UTC) 09:00 - 12:59
26 March (UTC) 19:00 - 21:00
27 March (UTC) 09:00 - 12:59
30 March (UTC) 19:00 - 21:00
31 March (UTC) 09:00 - 12:59
Operation on 40m CW, but some SSB might also be possible.


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