The INDEXA Board of Directors, at the annual board meeting held in Dayton, Ohio on May 18, 2018 appointed world famous DXer and DXpeditioner Martti Laine, OH2BH as INDEXA European Ambassador.
Martti is one of the most accomplished and famous radio amateurs of our time. He has excelled in both the Contesting and DXing worlds and is a member of both the CQ Magazine Contesting Hall of Fame and the DX Hall of Fame. Martti has organized or participated in many DXpeditions, including a number of them to newly created countries or entities.
Martti will be promoting INDEXA in Europe along with INDEXA Board member Franz Langner DJ9ZB.
Martti will start by making a presentation for INDEXA at the upcoming “Ham Radio” Convention – Friedrichshafen. http://www.hamradio-friedrichshafen.de/ham-en/
On behalf of the officers, directors AND the membership of INDEXA, we welcome Martti to this new position!
73! Bob Schenck, N2OO
Shame on INDEXA – PIRATE and “gold digger” getting recognition
Interational Telecommunication Union officially confirms that use of Z6
prefix is illegal.
ITU Operational Bulletin No. 1149, June 1st 2018.
Secretary-General of ITU
Following the inquiry of the Administration of Serbia of 16 March 2018
regarding the use of Call Sign Series Z6 by amateur radio stations of
Kosovo*, I would like to provide the following statement:
Pursuant to Article 19 of the Radio Regulations, notably its
provisions Nos. 19.28B and 19.33, the management of international series
of call signs is a prerogative of ITU. Call sign series can be allocated
only to the administrations of the ITU Member States by world
radiocommunication conferences or, between radiocommunication
conferences, by the ITU Secretary-General. In this respect, the
attention of the ITU administrations is drawn to the fact that ITU has
not allocated call sign series Z6 to any of its Member States.
Consequently, the utilization of call signs series Z6 by any entity
without a formal allocation and consent of the
ITU represents an unauthorized and illegal usage of this international
* This designation is without prejudice to position on status, and is in
line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ opinion on Kosovo declaration of