ALE On-The-Air Week 13-23 Oct 2006 HF Automatic Link Establishment
- ALE On-The-Air Week "AOTAW 2006"
Starts: 0001 UTC Friday 13 OCTOBER (13/10/06)
Ends: 1159 UTC Monday 23 OCTOBER (23/10/06)
10 Days of worldwide Amateur Radio ALE activity...
More information: http://hflink.com
HFLINK is sponsoring a new International Amateur Radio event called:
ALE On The Air Week (AOTAW). All ham radio operators worldwide are
invited to participate in 10 days of amateur radio HF-ALE Automatic
Link Establishment and HF Selcall activity. AOTAW is an open operating
event to explore ALE communications and equipment. The experience
gained by participation is also useful for HF emergency and disaster
There are now many hundreds of hams worldwide with ALE stations.
The AOTAW gives operators a chance to exercise ALE transceivers,
antennas, software, systems, and operating procedures.
ALE Operator Certificate for AOTAW2006
HFLINK issues a unique ALE Operator Certificate to operators who
participate in AOTAW. To qualify for an ALE Operator Certificate, the
operator must initiate and complete at least 5 QSOs through Automatic
Link Establishment with other ALE operators. The ALE link must then be
followed by a communication either by voice or texting. Additional
certificate endorsement is issued by HFLINK for operators who link and
QSO with 25 ALE stations or more. Logs: see HFLINK.COM website for
AOTAW is not a contest. All operators are reminded to be courteous and
operate within the recognised Amateur Radio ALE channels and
AOTAW provides a way for more operators to gain valuable practical
knowledge and expertise in the operation of an Amateur Radio ALE
station. Amateur operators who use ALE for government and
non-governmental organisations may be especially interested in
participation, for this is a chance to explore the various operational
aspects of ALE that may not be utilised otherwise. The 10 days of
AOTAW enables operators to participate as they can, for any amount of
time in the event, and to experience ALE operation under various
ionospheric propagation conditions. Also, an ALE demonstration Special
Event HF Station is planned for operation during the ARRL Pacificon
convention in California USA on 14-15 October.
HFLINK is an international resource: for radio operators using ALE
Automatic Link Establishment and Selcall Selective Calling; for the
development of communications for organisations, Emergency / Relief
networks; and for the development of ALE operating methods applicable
to Amateur Radio Service. HFLINK is the Frequency and Address
Coordination group for Amateur Radio ALE and Selective Calling.
HFLINK Website: http://hflink.com