Amateur Radio News/Events by HL1FB, revised 12/05/2016


***New Year's Day Contest on 1/1/2017

        Time: 1/1/2017  00:00-24:00 KST

        All mode and all band can be used but 40m SSB and 2m FM are the most popular.

        Message to exchange is RS(T) + KDN number

        KDN(Korean District Number) is in the 'Information' menu.

        All hams within Korea are welcomed to participate.

         To submit your log, contact HL0HQ@hanmail.net or call Ms. Park at 02-575-9580.


****Congratulations to HL1ZIX(Derek Royce Fichtner) who won the first place(Mixed SSB) at the 815 Independence Day Contest.

         He had 48 contacts at the contest on 8/15/2016.


***New 2m repeater in Seoul area, 9/17/2016

        This repeater transmits on 145.440MHz and receives on 144.840MHz (88.5Hz tone required).

           It is located at the same location as other Seoul area repeaters at 535m high Namhansansung mountain top.

           Its coverage is 100km or more from Seoul.

          This is not a foreign language repeater. Anybody can use this repeater.

          Many amateurs driving taxi use this repeater.


***New Foreign Language Repeater(DS0KBK)***

           This repeater transmits on 434.840MHz and receives on 439.840MHz (88.5Hz tone required).

           It is located at the same location as other Seoul area repeaters at 535m high Namhansansung mountain top.

           Its coverage is about 50km radius from Seoul.

           This repeater is connected to IRLP node 8282.(9/17/2016)

           All foreigner hams in Korea are encouraged to use this repeater.

           This is not an English language repeater, it is a Foreign Language Repeater.  

           Foreign hams can also do QSOs here in Korean language as well as any other language.

           This repeater is turned off from 00:00 to 06:00 everyday.

           At 9PM, every Wednesday, we do round table QSO exchanging information about ham radio.

           For detail about repeaters in Korea,  please look at 'Information' menu at this site.


***All foreign hams applying for Korean permit can use their non-Korean type approved equipments

                           without inspection within a period of one months(one month permit).

      This is an addition to existing radio regulation and it is effective from July 1, 2016.  

      To get a Korean permit of five years, non-Korean type approved equipments have to be station

                           inspected as before(five year permit).

       Foreign hams can choose to apply for one month permit or five year permit.

   To find out if your equipments to use in Korea are type approved or not, please inquire to HL0HQ@hanmail.net 

                          with manufacturer name and model number of your radios.

       See 'Information' menu for detail.




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