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KE4PT and W4RQ Win the February QST Cover Plaque Award

ARRL - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 4:30pm

The winning article for the February 2018 QST Cover Plaque award is “Live Trees Affect Antenna Performance” by Kai Siwiak, KE4PT, and Richard Quick, W4RQ. The QST Cover Plaque Award -- given to the author or authors of the most popular article in each issue -- is determined by a vote of ARRL members on the QST Cover Plaque Poll web page. Cast a ballot for your favorite article in the March issu...

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W1AW/7 to be on the Air from ARRL Southwestern Division Convention

ARRL - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 2:36pm

W1AW/7 will be on the air from the ARRL Southwestern Division Convention (Yuma Hamfest) in Yuma, Arizona (DM22), beginning at 1600 UTC on February 16 and continuing through 0200 UTC on February 18.

Operation will be on phone, CW, and digital modes on all bands through UHF (The station is restricted to 100 W because of its proximity to the Yuma International Airport).

A staff of four control opera...

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Bellefonte Area Middle School students work on out-of-this-world project - Centre Daily Times

Google News of the Day - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 2:19pm

Centre Daily Times

Bellefonte Area Middle School students work on out-of-this-world project
Centre Daily Times
Helping to make the connection is school board member John Guizar and his brethren of local amateur ham radio operators, who helped put together and install the necessary equipment needed to dial space. Elwood Brem, a retired electrical engineer, was ...

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ARRL Headquarters Will Be Closed on Presidents’ Day

ARRL - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 11:32am
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Ham Fest - The Licking News - The Licking News

Google News of the Day - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 10:05am

The Licking News

Ham Fest - The Licking News
The Licking News
This past Saturday I attended the Collinsville Ham Fest: no it was not a pork jubilee. What a Ham Fest is: partly a show, a swap meet, and socializing for Amateur Radio enthusiasts. I know there are a lot of preconceived ideas about hams (short for ...

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The Doctor Will See You Now!

ARRL - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 9:00am

“Vacuum Tubes” is the topic of the new (February 15) episode of the “ARRL The Doctor is In” podcast. Listen...and learn! More than a half-million downloads since its debut in April 2016 attest to the podcast’s popularity.

Sponsored by DX Engineering, “ARRL The Doctor is In” is an informative discussion of all things technical. Listen on your computer, tablet, or smartphone -- whenever and wherev...

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Michael Kelly - The Killeen Daily Herald

Google News of the Day - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 2:31pm

The Killeen Daily Herald

Michael Kelly
The Killeen Daily Herald
He enjoyed golfing, hunting, fishing, photography, HAM radio, camping, and taking trips on his motorcycle. He was a member of the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) and the Patriot Guard Riders. In addition to his parents, Mr. Kelly was preceded in ...

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Great Club Log Hardware Shuffle Complete

ARRL - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 1:25pm

Club Log author Michael Wells, G7VJR,announced on February 13 that he has completed the “Great Hardware Shuffle” for the online service. The free, web-based tool can produce DXCC league tables, expedition tools, log-search services, and most-wanted lists.

“In recent months, I have been working through a checklist to do a big, once-every-5-years kind of upgrade for Club Log’s hardware,” Wells sai...

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Puget Sound Energy Foundation awards grant - South Whidbey Record

Google News of the Day - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 1:08pm

South Whidbey Record

Puget Sound Energy Foundation awards grant
South Whidbey Record
The Puget Sound Energy Foundation recently awarded more than $4,500 to the Island County Amateur Radio Club (ICARC) to create a mobile ham radio station “Go Box” during emergencies when other communication systems aren't functioning. Walt Blackford ...

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Ducie Island 2018 DXpedition Plans Coming Together for this Fall

ARRL - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 12:41pm

The Perseverance DX Group (PDXG) reports that its plans to activate the protected marine area of Ducie Island from October 20 to November 3, 2018 are starting to jell. The last Ducie Island DXpedition was VP6DX in 2008. Ducie is currently the 21st most-wanted DXCC entity according to Club Log. The 2018 DXpedition would operate as VP6D. A team of 15 operators will be on the island for up to 14 d...

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Z60A Operation Has Moved Kosovo Down the Most-Wanted List a Few Notches

ARRL - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 12:08pm

What a difference a week makes! The ongoing Z60A special operation to celebrate the addition of Kosovo to the DXCC List and Kosovo’s 10th anniversary of independence appears to have put a big dent in demand for the new entity, which briefly stood at the top of the heap. According to Club Log’s DXCC Most Wanted list as of February 14, the Republic of Kosovo now is in the #8 position after rocket...

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Brown, Kay DeYoung - The Daily Progress

Google News of the Day - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 12:18am

The Daily Progress

Brown, Kay DeYoung
The Daily Progress
David and Kay enjoyed various activities together, including singing in choirs, attending Symphony concerts, vocal concerts and UVA women's basketball games as well as bowling. Kay and David enjoyed traveling abroad with friends from Broadus Memorial ...

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Spindle items - kentonbee

Google News of the Day - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 5:42pm

Spindle items
kentonbee
AUCTION — If you like electronic equipment or are looking to make a new purchase, you might want to attend the Buffalo Amateur Radio Repeater Association's annual ham radio and electronics auction next week. The event will take place on Monday, Feb ...

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Es’hail 2 Geostationary Satellite Set to Launch Soon

ARRL - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 4:47pm

According to the SatBeams website, the estimated launch date for the Es’hail 2 satellite is March 28. Es’hail 2 will carry the world's first geostationary Amateur Radio S-band and X-band payload capable of linking amateurs from Brazil to Thailand. The satellite will be positioned at 25.5° E.

Es’hail 2 will carry two “Phase 4” Amateur Radio transponders operating in a 2.4 GHz uplink/10.45 GHz dow...

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Community Calendar - Lonoke News

Google News of the Day - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 4:09pm

Community Calendar
Lonoke News
Saturday: STARS (Small Town Amateur Radio Service) Club, ham radio group, will be having classes taught by Steve Moore with ADEM will be presenting ICS 800 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Anyone can attend the classes. Classes will be held at the American Legion ...

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2018-02-14 / What's Going On - Amherst Bee

Google News of the Day - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 4:06pm

2018-02-14 / What's Going On
Amherst Bee
Ham radio group schedules auction. The Buffalo Amateur Radio Repeater Association will hold its annual ham radio and electronics auction on Monday, Feb. 19, at St. Bartholomew's Church, 2368 Eggert Road, Tonawanda. There will be ham radio gear ...

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