DX News 8 – February 15, 2018

  QST de W1AW DX Bulletin 8  ARLD008 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT  February 15, 2018 To all radio amateurs   This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by The Daily DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites. Thanks to all. KUWAIT, 9K.  Special event station 9K57NLD is QRV until February 28 to mark Kuwait’s 57th National and Liberation Day.  QSL via Clublog. RWANDA, 9X.  Christian, M0UPL is QRV as 9XSDA from Kigali until February 18…

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ETH097 – An Oopsy Causes A Big Scare!

Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! Tech Corner Hawaii’s recent ballistic missile scare    http://www.everythinghamradio.com/2017/07/ham-radio-license/   http://www.everythinghamradio.com/2018/02/contesting-killing-hobby/   Ham Radio 360 – All Good Things Must Come To An End   West Mountain Radio The Epic PWRgate is West Mountain Radio’s 3rd generation power gate product. It uses advanced technology to achieve a very low power loss and has maximum flexibility to charge modern batteries. Epic PWRgate is a 12 volt backup power system rated at 40 amperes continuous from either a Power Supply or…

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DX Bulletin 7 – February 8, 2018

DX Bulletin 7  ARLD007 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT  February 8, 2018 To all radio amateurs This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by The Daily DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites.  Thanks to all. GEORGIA, 4L.  Furkan, TA7AOF and Golkem, TA7AZC are QRV as 4L/TA7AOF and 4L/TA7AZC, respectively, until February 12.  Activity is on the HF bands with a focus on various digital modes.  This includes being entries in the CQ World…

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Is Contesting Killing The Hobby?

I recently read an article posted on QRZ (QRZ Forum Article) in the post the author wrote about how he thought that contesting was “a concern of amateur radio”. The article was originally posts here. While some of his points, I can see where he is coming from, I just don’t know if I would go that far to say it’s a cancer. Contesting One of the points that he made is that in contesting you just give a little bit of information and get off to let someone else…

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DX News – February 1, 2018

DX Bulletin 6  ARLD006 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT  February 1, 2018 To all radio amateurs This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by WB0TEV, The Daily DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites. Thanks to all. VIET NAM, 3W.  Chuck, W0DLE is QRV as 3W9DLE from Ho Chi Minh City until April 30.  Activity is on the HF bands using CW, SSB and FT8. This includes being entries in the upcoming ARRL DX…

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AX Prefix will be on the Air for Australia Day

01/18/2018 The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) allows all radio amateurs to substitute the VK prefix with AX on Australia Day, Friday, January 26, the Wireless Institute of Australia reminds. Australia Day commemorates the First Fleet’s arrival in 1788 at Sydney Cove and the establishment of a European settlement at Port Jackson, with the raising of the British flag by Governor Arthur Phillip. Akin to Independence Day in the US, on Australia Day many celebrate the country and its culture, flying the national flag and celebrating with fireworks. K5CLMhttp://www.everythinghamradio.com

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ARRL Board of Directors Agrees to Review of Conduct Code for Directors

01/23/2018 The ARRL Board of Directors took action on a number of items at its Annual Meeting, January 19-20, in Windsor, Connecticut, including adopting a motion to a review the entire code of conduct for Board members, known officially as the ARRL Policy on Board Governance and Conduct of Members of the Board of Directors and Vice Directors. ARRL Officers, Directors, and Vice Directors will review the code of conduct and complete a final draft version 60 days ahead of the Board’s July 2018 meeting. In the same motion, the…

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New IARU Region 2 HF Beacon Coordinator Named

Special Bulletin 3  ARLX003 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT  January 23, 2018 To all radio amateurs SB SPCL ARL ARLX003 ARLX003 New IARU Region 2 HF Beacon Coordinator Named The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Region 2 Executive Committee has named Dennis Stice, WI5V, of Oklahoma City, as the new HF Beacon Coordinator for the region. Former Region 2 HF Beacon Coordinator Bill Hayes, WJ5O, stepped down on January 19, after 10 years in that position. IARU R2 President Reinaldo Leandro, YV5AM, praised Hayes for his service. “During this period…

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Amendment to ARRL DXCC Rules Will Expand DXCC List

DX Bulletin 4  ARLD004 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT  January 23, 2018 To all radio amateurs SB DX ARL ARLD004 ARLD004 Amendment to ARRL DXCC Rules Will Expand DXCC List   The ARRL Board of Directors approved a motion to amend the DXCC Rules, when it met January 19-20. Section II, Subsection 1 of the DXCC Rules now will include a new Subsection (d): The entity has a separate IARU member society and is included on the US State Department Independent States in the World (https://www.state.gov/s/inr/rls/4250.htm) . “The discussion during…

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DX News – January 18, 2018

DX Bulletin 3  ARLD003 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT  January 18, 2018 To all radio amateurs This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites.  Thanks to all. LIBYA, 5A.  Abubaker, 5A1AL has been active using FT8 on 30 meters from 1900 to 2200z.  QSL to home call. MALAWI, 7Q.  John, N6JW is QRV as 7Q7JW.  Activity of late has been on 40 and 20 meters using SSB.  His…

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