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To commemorate the life of the late former president of South Africa Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, the South African Radio League ( SARL) is sponsoring special event station ZS9MADIBA for a period of 30 days. â€śMandibaâ€ť is Mandelaâ€™s Xhosa tribal name. He served as South Africaâ€™s first black president from 1994 until 1998. Mandela died December 5 at the age of 95.
â€śThe South African Radio League, its...
In a first-of-a kind for an interplanetary spacecraft, NASAâ€™s Juno spacecraft in October was able to detect Amateur Radio signals transmitting â€śHIâ€ť in coordinated, very slow-speed CW. More than a thousand r adio amateurs around the globe greeted Juno October 9 as it looped past Earth for a gravity-assisted boost on its way to Jupiter. Participants were invited to spread out across 10 meters to t...
The ARRL Southeastern Division will have a new Vice Director as well as a new Director on January 1. Following balloting in November, Doug Rehman, K4AC, of Mount Dora, Florida, was declared elected to a three-year term as Director, and incumbent Vice Director Jim Millsap, WB4NWS, an appointee, was declared elected to a new term. A subsequent change in Vice Director Millsapâ€™s job responsibilitie...
The deadline is December 21 to file comments on the ARRLâ€™s â€śSymbol Rateâ€ť Petition for Rule Making ( PRM). The ARRL filed the Petition last month, and the FCC has put it on public notice for comment as RM-11708 . The League subsequently filed an Erratum to correct an incorrect appendix included within the Petition. The Petition already has attracted more than 70 comments.
The ARRL has asked the FC...
The Great South Bay Amateur Radio Club ( GSBARC) earned a spot on a plaque honoring first responders and other volunteers who assisted in the wake of the devastating Superstorm Sandy and the norâ€™easter that followed in the fall of 2012. The Town of Babylon, a township consisting of several communities on Long Island, New York, erected the plaque earlier this fall in Tanner Park in the village of...
The ARRL is inviting nominations for awards that recognize educational and technological pursuits in Amateur Radio. Nominations also are open for the Leagueâ€™s premier award to honor a young Amateur Radio licensee.
The Hiram Percy Maxim Award recognizes a radio amateur and ARRL member under age 21 whose accomplishments and contributions are of the most exemplary nature within the framework of Am...
Contest University Chairman Tim Duffy, K3LR, is predicting a great year in 2014 for Contest University ( CTU). For the first year, CTU will hold two different all-day sessions, with no overlap or repeats between them. Each CTU event will feature unique and updated presentations.
The first US CTU will be the Dayton Contest University on Thursday, May 15, 2014, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in downtown...
The VU7AG Lakshadweep Islands DXpedition delivered a presentation to youngsters on Agatti Island covering telecommunications and Amateur Radio. The presentation fulfilled a goal of a Colvin Award, which helped to fund the DXpedition, to enhance the condition of Amateur Radio in the DX location. The VU7AG operation has been approved for DXCC credit. According to DXpedition leader Krish Kumar, W4...
The digital version of the January issue of QST is now available to ARRL members.
In this issue . . .
â€¦and much more!
Enjoy content you wonâ€™t see in the print edition . . .