North American Collegiate Championship Expanded to NAQP RTTY

ARRL News - Thu, 01/10/2019 - 10:42

The Society of Midwest Contesters (SMC) has announced an expansion of the North American Collegiate Championship (NACC), which takes place in conjunction with the North American QSO Party (NAQP). The inaugural event last January only covered the NAQP SSB event. This year, the NACC will also cover the NAQP RTTY event. NCJ (National Contest Journal) sponsors the NAQPs. The NAQP SSB runs from 1800...

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Intrepid DX Group Seeks Nominations for Annual Intrepid Spirit and Humanitarian Awards

ARRL News - Thu, 01/10/2019 - 10:29

The Intrepid DX Group is seeking nominations for its annual Intrepid Spirit and Humanitarian awards.

“We wish to recognize the individual or group that most displayed their Intrepid Spirit this past year,” the announcement said. An Intrepid Spirit is defined as “bold, courageous, dedicated, innovative, fearless, generous, resolute, and visionary in their approach to Amateur Radio,” according to ...

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Bulgaria to Host the 2019 Youngsters On The Air Summer Camp

ARRL News - Thu, 01/10/2019 - 10:15

The ninth Youngsters On The Air (YOTA) summer camp will be held in Bulgaria, with the Bulgarian Federation of Radioamateurs (BFRA) hosting the event.

“In this YOTA Camp, we will be continuing with our train-the-trainer program, which will be the main theme of the week,” IARU Region 1 Youth Working Group Chair Lisa Leenders, PA2LS, said in announcing the annual event. “Participants will be workin...

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The Doctor Will See You Now!

ARRL News - Thu, 01/10/2019 - 07:00
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Aborted 3Y0Z Bouvet DXpedition Offers Donation Refund Options

ARRL News - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 16:41

Leaders of the 3Y0Z Bouvet Island DXpedition, which was abruptly aborted last February before the team was able to land on the island, are offering several options for partial refunds to those who contributed to their venture. The turn of events was a huge disappointment for the DX community, as well as for the DXpedition team.

“Let me take this opportunity to thank you again for your financial...

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Orlando Contest Dinner Tickets Available

ARRL News - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 16:39

The 2019 Orlando Contest Dinner, sponsored by the Florida Contest Group (FCG) in conjunction with Orlando HamCation, will be held on February 8. A social hour gets under way at 5 PM, with a barbecue buffet to follow at 6:30 PM. Dinner speaker will be Andy Blank, N2NT, a CQ Contest Hall of Fame member and CQ World Wide 160 Meter Contest director. For more information and to purchase tickets, vis...

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W6NBC Wins the January QST Cover Plaque Award

ARRL News - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 13:19

The winning article for the January 2019 QST Cover Plaque award is “The 2-Meter Slot-Cube Antenna” by John Portune, W6NBC. 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 February issue today.


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Dayton DX Dinner Tickets Now on Sale

ARRL News - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 11:57

Tickets for the DX Dinner, sponsored by the SouthWest Ohio DX Association (SWODXA) and held in conjunction with Dayton Hamvention, are now on sale. The dinner will take place Friday, May 17, at the Dayton Marriott, 1414 S. Patterson Boulevard in Dayton. A social hour will begin at 5:30 PM, and dinner will follow at 7 PM.

The DXpedition of the Year® will be announced, and the Island Radio Expedit...

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ISS Fan Club Website Has Closed

ARRL News - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 11:53

[UPDATED: 2019-01-10 @ 1502 UTC] The ISS Fan Club website closed down on January 1, 2019, after nearly 17 years. The site offered information on tracking the International Space Station and on crew activity. It provided frequencies and ISS digipeating assistance, as well as a place to showcase ISS slow-scan TV (SSTV) images and to meet fellow ISS fans.

Brian Clark, KF6FES, has told ARRL that one...

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Nominations Solicited for Six ARRL Awards

ARRL News - Tue, 01/08/2019 - 12:58
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MIT Radio Society, EE and Computer Science Department Hosting Radio Technology Lectures

ARRL News - Tue, 01/08/2019 - 12:06

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Radio Society (W1MX) and the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) are hosting a series of public lectures on “everything radio,” presented by academics and industry professionals. The series begins on Tuesday, January 8, at 5:30 PM ET in Building 3, Room 270.

Sessions also will be live-streamed via YouTube, courtesy of M...

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Winter Field Day 2019 is January 26 – 27

ARRL News - Mon, 01/07/2019 - 11:55
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Hamvention Contest, Top Band Dinner Tickets now Available

ARRL News - Mon, 01/07/2019 - 10:50

Tickets are now available for the 27th annual Dayton Contest Dinner, Saturday, May 18, 2019, at the Crowne Plaza in downtown Dayton, Ohio. The North Coast Contesters sponsor the event. Featured speaker will be Ted Rappaport, N9NB. The 2019 CQ Contest Hall of Fame inductees will be announced during the Dayton Contest Dinner. A social hour will begin at 5:30 PM, with dinner at 6:30 PM.

Tickets for...

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The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Available

ARRL News - Fri, 01/04/2019 - 12:40

Listen to the new episode of ARRL Audio News on your iOS or Android podcast app, or online at Audio News is also retransmitted on a number of FM repeaters. Click here and then scroll down to see the list.


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