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Radio Amateurs of Canada, Radioamateur du Québec to Collaborate

ARRL - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 12:31pm

Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) has announced a new partner with Radioamateur du Québec (RAQI). In October, RAC and RAQI representatives convened to consider how the two organizations could work together for mutual advantage. One area is to combine outgoing QSL bureau efforts.

“In the face of the declining use of QSL cards and increased postal costs, it makes sense for us to work together,” RAC P...

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Results Available for 2017 ARRL EME Contest

ARRL - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 11:59am

Full results of the 2017 ARRL EME Contest have been posted. Also posted recently are the ARRL 10 GHz and Up Contest results.

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The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 10:20am

No sunspots appeared from December 27, 2017 until January 4, 2018. As solar cycle 24 declines to a minimum over the next two years we should see longer and more numerous periods of no sunspots. On January 4, the daily sunspot number was 13, indicating 3 sunspots in one sunspot group, although Spaceweather.com reported no sunspots on that day. The sunspot number for that day was reported by NOAA...

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Art auction fundraiser at KFL starts today - News - seacoastonline ... - Seacoastonline.com

Google News of the Day - Thu, 01/04/2018 - 6:12pm

Art auction fundraiser at KFL starts today - News - seacoastonline ...
The Kennebunk Free Library has again received wonderful donations of art from the community. Paintings and prints, both large and small will be part of the offerings at Kennebunk Free Library's fourth annual silent art auction that will start today and ...

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ARRL Headquarters Closing Early

ARRL - Thu, 01/04/2018 - 12:44pm

ARRL Headquarters will close at 2 PM today (Thursday, January 4), due to the winter storm that is now under way in the Northeast, making travel extremely hazardous.

There will be no W1AW code practice or bulletin transmissions this evening.

It is anticipated that The ARRL Letter for January 4 will be distributed to subscribers on schedule.

ARRL Headquarters will reopen on schedule at 8 AM ET on Fr...

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The Doctor Will See You Now!

ARRL - Thu, 01/04/2018 - 9:00am
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Hamvention 2018 Tickets Now Available Online

ARRL - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 5:52pm

Tickets for Dayton Hamvention® 2018 now are available online.

“Both Inside Exhibits and Flea Market committees are working hard to have space sales open as soon as possible,” said Hamvention spokesperson Henry Ruminski, W8HJR.

Hamvention 2018 will take place May 18-20 at the Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center in Xenia, Ohio.

Tickets are $22 in advance, and $27 at the gate. Tickets are good ...

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DXer, Super-Station Builder, Past PVRC President Jack Hammett, K4VV, SK

ARRL - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 5:20pm

Jack Hammett, K4VV, of Paeonian Springs, Virginia, died on January 2 after a lengthy illness. An ARRL Life Member, Hammett was 78.

A US Army Signal Corps officer, Hammett, who held a PhD in physics, specialized in noise research.

After Hammett and his wife Sharon purchased a large tract atop Catoctin Ridge, he constructed his dream multi-position contesting station, which included an antenna farm...

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Wisconsin FT8 Enthusiast Completes DXCC on New Mode

ARRL - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 5:15pm

Denny Berg, WB9MSM, of Watertown, Wisconsin, reports that he achieved his goal of completing DXCC on December 31, 2017, using the new FT8 digital mode. It took him just 4 months.

“I can tell all of you that this mode is spreading like wildfire throughout all the HF bands,” Berg told The Daily DX. “I have also noticed that most of these FT8ers use Logbook of The World (LoTW) for their confirmatio...

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Intrepid Spirit Award Nominees Invited

ARRL - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 5:12pm

The Intrepid-DX Group is seeking nominations for the individual or group that most displayed their “Intrepid Spirit” in 2017. “An Intrepid Spirit is bold, courageous, dedicated, innovative, fearless, generous, resolute, and visionary in their approach to Amateur Radio,” said Intrepid-DX Group Founder and Vice President Paul Ewing, N6PSE.

“We want to recognize those individuals or groups that act...

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ABOUT TOWN - The Galt Herald

Google News of the Day - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 2:05pm

The Galt Herald
Calendar items for the About Town section of The Galt Herald will be accepted for all local nonprofit events held for the community, and for nonprofit fundraising events at the discretion of the editor. Calendar items must be received by 12 p.m. on ...

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Bulletin Board; - The Curry Coastal Pilot - Curry Coastal Pilot

Google News of the Day - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 1:40am

Bulletin Board; - The Curry Coastal Pilot
Curry Coastal Pilot
Wednesday, Jan. 3 Soroptimist International of Brookings holds a business meeting at noon at Sebastian's Seafood Grill, 16011 Boat Basin Road, Harbor. Exercise classes on the basics of tai chi are at 9 a.m. at the Chetco Activity Center, 550 Chetco ...

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Second Annual AM Rally Special Event Set for February 2-4 Weekend

ARRL - Tue, 01/02/2018 - 1:32pm

The AM Rally special event once again is inviting operators to explore the original phone mode over the February 2-4 weekend. Co-sponsor Clark Burgard, N1BCG, said the event “is intended to be both fun and educational.” It encourages all radio amateurs to get on AM, possibly for the first time. “Because of resurgent interest in AM, the event is also an opportunity for amateurs new to AM to lear...
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Dayton Dinner Bell is Ringing!

ARRL - Tue, 01/02/2018 - 1:23pm
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April Fool QuickStats Poll Now Available!

ARRL - Tue, 01/02/2018 - 10:50am
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Deadline Nears to Submit ARRL Foundation Scholarship Applications

ARRL - Tue, 01/02/2018 - 9:00am

The ARRL Foundation Scholarship program will accept applications from eligible applicants until January 31, 2018. All applicants must be FCC-licensed radio amateurs, and many scholarships have other specific requirements, such as intended area of study, ARRL Division, Section or state, and license class. Applicants should review the scholarships and check off the ones for which they are eligibl...

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Amateur radio volunteers who helped during Thomas Fire seek to replace lost gear - Ventura County Star

Google News of the Day - Mon, 01/01/2018 - 10:14pm

Ventura County Star

Amateur radio volunteers who helped during Thomas Fire seek to replace lost gear
Ventura County Star
"I turned around and called all of the people I knew," said Benjamin Kuo, who was among the amateur radio operators closely monitoring the fire's path. Such volunteers ended up playing a crucial role as the fire exploded toward Ventura, Ojai and ...

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Local volunteer Edie Wilcox assists police – and much more - The ... - Sweet Home New Era

Google News of the Day - Sun, 12/31/2017 - 12:20pm

Sweet Home New Era

Local volunteer Edie Wilcox assists police – and much more - The ...
Sweet Home New Era
EDIE WILCOX, with Steve Magnolia in their home, is heavily involved in local volunteer activities ranging from working as a ham radio operator for the Police Department to serving as a city planning commissioner. It's pretty rare to attend any event in ...

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