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The iSemaphore Project
01-04-2015
Submitted by: ON7YD
The optical telegraph or semaphore (a composition of the Greek words 'sign' and 'carry') was the first usable optical telecommunication apparatus. Although the principle was already described in antiquity is not sure whether it was really used at that time. At the end of the 18th century Frenchman Claude Chappe designed a semaphore, also known as the Chapptelegraph, and in the following years a chain of semaphores connected Paris to Lille. Napolean understood the importance of this communucatiesystem and had built a 5,000 km network across France. The Chappetelegrafh played a big role for 50 years, until being replaced by the electric telegraph.
The semaphore inspired artist Philippe Druez (ON1PHD) in a mixed / multi-media project. 









 
WARD - World Amateur Radio Day
12-03-2015
Submitted by: ON4BEN
Every April 18, radio amateurs worldwide take to the airwaves in celebration of World Amateur Radio Day. It was on that day in 1925 that the International Amateur Radio Union was formed in Paris.
 
Today, Amateur Radio is more popular than ever, with over 3,000,000 licensed operators !
 
World Amateur Radio Day is the day when IARU Member-Societies can show our capabilities to the public and enjoy global friendship with other Amateurs worldwide. 
 
 
 







 
December is YOTA Month!
17-11-2014
Submitted by: ON7YD
During the month of December many countries will be on the air with the YOTA (Youngsters On The Air) suffix. It is being used to encourage young people to get on the air with the help of licensed operators or indeed to use their own callsign to gain experience. Mentor operators from ON are encouraged to use the ON4YOTA callsign, with a young person to operate. All modes & bands will be used with lots of awards available to stations working the YOTA stations. 





 
UBA 14-18 Award
31-08-2014
Submitted by: ON4CAS
14-18 AwardIn commemoration of the World War One centenary the Royal Union of Belgian Radio Amateurs (UBA) issues

a remembrance award.

 

Click here for the rules.


VHF DX summer Cup
14-06-2014
Submitted by: ON4AVJ
In summer it is a good time to experience the joie of DX on VHF. There fore the UBA created the VHF DX summer cup. With this cup we want to promote VHF DXing. More info here.
Morse Code - Heritage Day commemorative award
18-04-2014
Submitted by: ON4CAS

Being one of the most important heritage events in Flanders and Brussels, the 2014 Heritage Day will be held on April 27th. This year’s motto is “without any borders”.

With the slogan “A World of Dits and Dahs” the Belgian IARU Society UBA takes part in this event emphasizing Morse code as cultural heritage.