DX Summit/Radio Arcala – Latest News

    A small group of people noticed the soft launch of the first in a series of two-way communications with the renowned DX Summit of OH8X, allowing masses of people to specify their desired information out of the DX data flow after registration. As it was expected that the system might face some kind of a bottleneck, given a sudden surge of traffic, a total of 500 users were taken onboard in the first wave. This number of users came in just a moment after the service was opened. The soft launch was successful and now at 1000 UTC, May 15, 2010 on the hour of the Dayton DX Dinner the function will be opened for an unlimited number of users – welcome on board at www.dxsummit.fi

    Now that we have the needed platform and capacity, we will be seeking new application ideas. Please note that there is a new discussion forum at the above address thrashing out and seeking new application ideas – this forum is monitored by the software folks of Radio Arcala.


    While radio contesting represents the spearhead of Radio Arcala activities as a showcase of another “Extreme Sport”, their innovation base runs much deeper. It includes bringing Amateur Radio into the Internet in a new way but also bringing the Internet into the core of Amateur Radio with the aim of revitalizing Amateur Radio among today’s youth. Also the sights are set on remote control technology which represents a welcome option for new communities to establish a remotely controlled station. Radio Arcala’s three locations are now remotely operable by their membership. They are busy partnering with those entities that can handle and productize needed components for a remote system; see OM Power Internet controlled amplifiers as well as Microbit remotely controlled radio devices at www.om-power.com

    Radio Arcala is pleased to have seven gentlemen and fine operators to boost Radio Arcala’s several innovation ideas and radio competitions as well as their presence in the IARU community in the Azores, USA, Japan, Germany and
    Sweden respectively.

    Hans Blondeel Timmerman, PB2T is joining Radio Arcala in their mission of revitalizing Amateur Radio with a youth dimension. Hans is President of IARU Region I and President of EUDXF – not a stranger to operating radio in the heat of competition.

    Mike Styrefors, SM2O is an expert of IP controlled radios and accessory applications. Mike is a developer of natural taste and straight driven radio controllers with no PCs involved. Next in line is a S/W driven radio and making two contest-graded radios talk to each other over the Web; see http://remoterig.com/

    Jose Melo, CU2CE, is the original founder and host of CR2X/CU2A operations from the Azores. He is a 160M powerhouse and always ready for a good Top Band run but also an asset for making sure that the operator in motion feels comfortable and can enjoy an uninterrupted run. Jose is busy with his bank’s wealth management operations and rarely gets home for sunset

    Francisco Gil, CU2DX, knows how to get his own super-station up to satisfy his professional telecoms appetite, and you just cannot miss his huge 80M beam along the highway. Call Francisco and there will be an immediate solution to everything with a smile! Francisco likes contesting as it ties in well with his analytical approach. Now back on his island of origin, Francisco is in charge of real-estate development.

    Jeff Steinman, N5TJ, three-time WRTC winner and current holder of both CW and SSB SOAB World Records for CQWW will return now to the European scene. Jeff is a telecoms professional, based in Texas but now working for a telecom company with HQ in Northern Europe.

    Carsten Esch, DL6LAU will bring RTTY activity to Radio Arcala, and both CR2X and OH8X will soon hit the digital front. Carsten is a multi-talented contester and seasoned visitor to the North and resonates well with the harsh life and frozen landscapes of the Far North.

    Kazunori Watanabe, JK3GAD will activate OH8X in Asian-based contests, such as the All Asia and JDX contests, adding a Japanese flavor to the OH8X signal and into the hearts of his countrymen and Japanese media. Kazu is a seasoned traveler and comes from the fine AH2R team.

    Radio Arcala is pleased to have these people joining its ranks in many interesting endeavors.

    Please take note of the Radio Arcala mission, their member roster and station locations at www.radioarcala.com. Two of their members, Toni, OH2UA and Pasi, OH6UM – Finland’s WRTC captains – were interviewed today at http://www.helsinki.fi/~korpela/PU/PU.html

    OH8X will again be active in the CQ WPX Contest SOAB operated by Toni, OH2UA.

    Jarmo OH2BN