NEWS UPDATE1U4UN was again recently active from Bir Tawil. This was a short visit and activity by Dima RA9USU mostly to fix the SWR of the beacon previously installed. Dima mentioned the heat was overpowering (55c) and at times he was sick with heat exhaustion – he even got lost in the desert (sand dunes hiding everything) but by luck eventually located the antenna and crawled back to camp. He made 300 QSOs this time.

FEBRUARY 18 – Dima, RA9USU (as part of his Transafrican Expedition) was active from Bir Tawil as 1U4UN making 700 QSOs in the process. Whilst there he erected a 1/4 vertical atop the Bartazuga mountain (364m a.s.l) transmitting 4W output power. He asks the DX community to listen out for the beacon on 28198.5Mhz and to make a recording if you hear it. You can send recordings to DX-World or Dima.

Note: the first 20 recordings will be confirmed with a special Diploma & Group photo, signed by the King and something “extra”!

JUNE 17, 2016 — Operation of 1U4UN Amateur Radio Station from Kingdom Mediae Terrae Bir Tawil by HRM King Dmitri I.

Operation took place in Kingdom Mediae Terrae Bir Tawil borderline point near Bartazuga Mountain from April, 19 until April, 20 2016 and consisted of more than 1,500 QSO’s from what used to be a no-man’s land Bir Tawil, landlocked between Sudan and Egypt.

This is not disputed area, this is not demilitarized zone, this land is claimed by Dmitry Zhikharev on December, 17 2014.

1U prefix was chosen with respect to ITU Radio Regulations (Article 19 and Appendix 42). Frequencies allocation for Amateur Radio services in Kingdom Mediæ Terræ Bir Tawil follow the ITU R1 allocation with respect to Region 1 bandplan including, but not limited to RR 5.67B and RR 5.80A Recommendations

Additional information can be found on www.qrz.com/db/1U4UN