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SSB Sprint Postponed

ARRL - 9 min 51 sec ago

The North American SSB Sprint Contest, originally scheduled for October 1 (Saturday, September 30, in US time zones), has been postponed, and will be rescheduled for a later date this fall.

“Our thoughts and wishes for an effective and orderly recovery from the recent weather events in the Caribbean and southern US, and the earthquake activity in Mexico have prompted us to postpone this weekend...

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Clubs Active in ARRL Contest Club Competitions Advised to Review Member Eligibility Lists

ARRL - 33 min 51 sec ago

ARRL Contest Branch Manager Bart Jahnke, W9JJ, suggests that now would be an opportune occasion to review club membership eligibility lists for the 2017-2018 contest season. See “ARRL Contest Changes for 2017-2018” in September QST (p 91) or on the ARRL website, for background information.

Contest clubs planning to participate in club competitions, with ARRL November Sweepstakes being next up, ...

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Past QCWA General Manager, Former ARRL Staffer Jim LaPorta, N1CC, SK

ARRL - 10 hours 44 min ago

James “Jim” LaPorta, N1CC, of Frankston, Texas, died on September 20. He was 76. He was an ARRL and Quarter Century Wireless Association (QCWA) Life Member. LaPorta served as QCWA General Manager from March until December 2012.

First licensed in 1956 as KN6SXX, LaPorta joined the US Army after high school and then went to work for the Army as a civilian in 1968 in Texas. While in Texas, he serve...

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American Red Cross Asks ARRL’s Assistance with Puerto Rico Relief Effort

ARRL - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 8:04pm

The American Red Cross (ARC) has asked the ARRL for assistance with relief efforts in Puerto Rico. ARC needs up to 50 radio amateurs who can help record, enter, and submit disaster-survivor information into the ARC Safe and Well system. In the nearly 75-year relationship between ARRL and ARC, this is the first time such a request for assistance on this scale has been made. ARRL now is looking f...

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Ham operators deliver messages from Maria-battered Puerto Rico - Newsday

Google News of the Day - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 9:24pm

Newsday

Ham operators deliver messages from Maria-battered Puerto Rico
Newsday
Thanks to ham radio operators, some of Puerto Rico's Hurricane Maria survivors have been able to let worried families and friends in the United States know they made it through. Bob Myers, 74, of Copiague, is one of the Long Islanders communicating ...
This Is It: St. Croix Braces For Impact As 'Potentially Catastrophic' Cat 5 Hurricane Maria ArrivesVI Consortium (press release)
Maria Latest Threat to Puerto Rico After $1 Billion Irma HitBloomberg

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Amateur radio enthusiasts are handy in emergencies - Davis Enterprise

Google News of the Day - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 9:00pm

Davis Enterprise

Amateur radio enthusiasts are handy in emergencies
Davis Enterprise
Today, DeAngelo is part of a large network of amateur radio enthusiasts in Yolo County who use ham radio for emergency services. Amateur radio was born during the early 1900s, when people were first commercializing radio as a means to communicate ...

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W40XH turns 100 - Gaston Gazette

Google News of the Day - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 4:12pm

Gaston Gazette

W40XH turns 100
Gaston Gazette
Though his actual birthday is Monday, Oscar Norris celebrated his first century on Earth among dozens of friends and family — many of them fellow ham radio, also known as amateur radio, operators -- at the Victory Hill Baptist Church Fellowship Hall ...

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Amateur Radio Reports: Arecibo Observatory Dish Sustained Serious Damage from Maria

ARRL - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 1:19pm

Articles on the National Geographic and Space.com websites report that scientists and Amateur Radio operators have confirmed that Puerto Rico’s Arecibo Observatory came through Hurricane Maria largely intact but “with some significant damage.” Universities Space Research Association (USRA), which helps to operate the Observatory, said it learned via “short wave radio contact” that staff and fam...

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Long Island Ham Radio Operator Helps Relay Messages From Hurricane Victims In Puerto Rico - CBS New York

Google News of the Day - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 6:51pm

CBS New York

Long Island Ham Radio Operator Helps Relay Messages From Hurricane Victims In Puerto Rico
CBS New York
An engineering supervisor retired from CBS network news after 40 years and now a local amateur radio volunteer, Meyers is using his hobby to make a real difference. With the power grid wiped out, victims of Maria cannot receive — but they can send out ...

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Breakall receives high honor from Radio Club of America - Penn State News

Google News of the Day - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 5:30pm

Penn State News

Breakall receives high honor from Radio Club of America
Penn State News
I am so very much appreciative to have been given such recognition.” Breakall, who also is an antenna designer and an American Relay Radio League member, said that amateur radio inspired his career. His interest in ham radio began when he was 9 years ...

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W1AW Suspending Transmissions This Evening, Will Pass Health-and-Welfare Traffic from Puerto Rico

ARRL - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 4:26pm

As part of the ongoing communications efforts in the wake of Hurricane Maria, Hiram Percy Maxim Memorial Station W1AW has suspended its regular bulletin and code practice transmissions for the evening of Friday, September 22, to assist in handling outbound health-and-welfare traffic from Puerto Rico.

Radio amateurs are reminded to keep the SATERN frequency of 14.265 MHz clear at this time, to f...

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SATERN Seeks Volunteers to Serve as Net Control or Relay Stations

ARRL - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:26am

The Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN) International SSB Net is seeking volunteers who can serve either as net control stations (NCS) or as relay stations. SATERN has been in daily operation (1400 UTC until at least 2300 UTC) since Tuesday, September 19 on 14.265 MHz (Note: SATERN shifted to 14.275 MHz on September 22 to avoid interference.)

“SATERN had initially planned on ter...

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Colombian Radio Amateurs Asked to Assist in Reconnecting Family Members in Caribbean

ARRL - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 9:49am

The Colombia Amateur Radio League (LCRA) is asking the Amateur Radio community there to activate the national emergency network to support those seeking information about relatives in the Caribbean islands affected by the recent hurricanes.

To start, the frequencies 7.117 MHz for SSB and 7.085 MHz for digital modes as well as EchoLink COL_LCRA conference and the national VHF repeater system hav...

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To reach hurricane victims, Copiague man goes ham - News 12 Long Island

Google News of the Day - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:18pm

To reach hurricane victims, Copiague man goes ham
News 12 Long Island
Others on the island are relaying phone numbers, asking ham radio operators in the mainland to reach out to family members on their behalf. "It's a hobby, but it's also a service," Myers says. The Great South Bay Amateur Radio Club has its headquarters ...

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QCWA Honors William Orr, W8NPU, with its 80th Anniversary Award

ARRL - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 1:19pm

The Quarter Century Wireless Association (QCWA) has honored centenarian and ARRL member William (Bill) Orr, W8NPU, of Columbus, Ohio, with its 80th Anniversary Award. QCWA member Don Fuhr, K8KSM, presented Orr with the framed award certificate. Orr has been licensed for 82 years. While he is no relation to the Bill Orr, W6SAI, his story nonetheless is an interesting one.

According to the QCWA, ...

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