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Report: Former Hamvention® Home Hara Arena Getting a New Owner

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 8:46pm

The Dayton Daily News is reporting that a Louisville, Kentucky-based developer, Michael Heitz, of Garrett-Day LLC Properties, is in the process of buying Hara Arena, which served as home to Dayton Hamvention® from 1964 until 2016. Heitz told the Dayton Daily News that he bought out income tax liens on the property from Montgomery County and is hoping to close on some bank liens later this week....

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Europe Day On the Air 2018 Activity May 4 – 6

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 1:41pm

Stations taking part in Europe Day “on the air” (EUDOTA) 2018 will be active from Friday, May 4, through Sunday, May 6, with special call signs AO1EU, AO2EU, AO3EU, AO4EU, AO5EU, AO6EU, AO7EU, AO8EU, and AO9EU. (Europe Day is Wednesday, May 9.)

Sponsored by the EA Digital Foundation with the support of the European Radio Amateurs’ Organization (EURAO), the on-the-air event commemorates the creat...

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Collegiate Radio Amateur Wins Radio Club of America’s “Young Achiever Award”

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 12:14pm

Ruth Willet, KM4LAO, a 19-year-old student at Michigan’s Kettering University, has received the Radio Club of America’s “Young Achiever Award.” The RCA Young Achiever Award is presented to students of high school age or younger who have demonstrated excellence and creativity in wireless communications, and who have delivered a presentation at the annual RCA Technical Symposium. Receiving the aw...

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Amateur Radio Case Attracts Attention of FCC Commissioner

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 11:13am

FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly, has used the latest chapter in an Amateur Radio enforcement proceeding to reiterate his call that the Commission abolish its Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) system. The long-standing case involves efforts by William F. Crowell, W6WBJ, (ex-N6AYJ), of Diamond Spring, California, to renew his license. Late last week, the FCC denied reconsideration of Crowell’s pet...

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A New QST QuickStats Poll Has Been Posted

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 9:30am
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Third Public Test of FT8 “DXpedition Mode” Set for May 5

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 7:25am

A third public test of the nascent FT8 “DXpedition Mode” is set for Saturday, May 5, the WSJT Development Group has announced. A fourth “release candidate” now is available, and participants in the May 5 public test should install WSJT-X version 1.9.0-rc4, beforehand.

“Once again, the goal is to simulate a rare-DXpedition pileup by having many stations (‘Hounds’) calling and trying to work a de...

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