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ARRL Headquarters Closing Early

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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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