DX News – 3/14/2019

ZCZC AE11 QST de W1AW   DX Bulletin 11  ARLD011 From ARRL Headquarters   Newington CT  March 14, 2019 To all radio amateurs This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by 5B4ALX, 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.  Jean-Pierre, F6CTF will be QRV as 3W9JF from Hoi An from March 16 to April 6.  Activity will be on 80, 40, 20 and 17 meters using…

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Who Is The New Section Manager In Wyoming?

Wyoming will welcome Rick Breininger, N1TEK, of Green River, as its new Section Manager on April 1. He was the only nominee for the position after Jack Mitchell, N7MJ, announced that he would not run for a new term after serving since 2015. Breininger has been a Public Information Officer and Local Government Liaison in Wyoming Wyoming ARRL Section Website 1. Could you tell me a little bit about your personal history? Things like how long you have been a ham, License class, where you are from, and what you…

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State Of The Hobby Survey – 2019

Dustin, N8RMA, has done it again. In 2017, Dustin was browsing through Reddit and saw several people doing surveys on different aspects of the hobby. It was then that he decided to do one of his own, but make it broader. The State of the Hobby Survey was born. In 2017, he had 688 responses to his survey. He broke down the results and wrote a great blog post telling the rest of us what the results was in laymens terms. In 2018, he did it again. This time he…

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Who Is The Newly Elected North Texas Section Manager?

This newly elected ARRL Section Manager is right here in my home section, North Texas. He is from a small little Texas town called Ben Franklin, TX. It is located in an unincorporated area of Delta county, about 77 miles northeast of Dallas. At its peak it has 1000 people living in it, back in 1890. Over the years it had waxed and waned and as of 1990, it had a whopping 75 people living there. It has since climbed to a little over 200. But this history lesson is…

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FCC Universal Licensing System will be Down for Maintenance

QST de W1AW   ARRL Bulletin 6  ARLB006 From ARRL Headquarters   Newington CT  March 1, 2019 To all radio operators The FCC has announced that the Universal Licensing System (ULS), which processes Amateur Radio license applications, will be offline for scheduled maintenance from 0300 UTC until 1300 UTC on Saturday, March 2 (starting late on Friday, March 1, in continental US time zones). The ULS system is located at, https://www.fcc.gov/wireless/systems-utilities/universal-licensing-system The FCC said all applications submitted on Friday, March 1, and Monday, March 4, will be processed on Tuesday,…

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Ham Radio Exam – Tech Review

Hello everybody and welcome back to Everything Ham Radio! Today we are going to be reviewing the Ham Radio Exam – Tech App available for both IOS and Android devices. Download the app here: iTunes Google Play My main theme this month is going to be all about helping you get your Amateur Radio License. Every Friday I will have a different app to review that will help you obtain that goal. This week we are reviewing the app called Ham Radio Exam – Tech. It is available for both…

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Winter Election of Section Managers

So the elections for Section Managers is officially over and the winners have been announced. First off, I would like to say congratulations to the five new section managers and the four that ran unopposed. Over the course of the next month or so, I will be doing blog posts on each them on Mondays and Wednesday’s. The last managers post should go up the Wednesday before April 1st when they take office. Here is a quick run down of the Elected section managers: Lelia Garner, WA0UIG – Iowa Steven…

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ARES Program Updated

It’s about time! I have been a ham now for over 20 years, and in that I have been a member of our local ARES group as well. During that time the requirements for being a member has changed on the program level but has changed on our local level. With the introduction of the NIMS system over 15 years ago, our local group implemented the requirements of the IC-100 and IC-800 course to be able to participate in the group. This was mainly done in response to the agencies…

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ARLD007 DX News

ZCZC AE07 QST de W1AW   DX Bulletin 7  ARLD007 From ARRL Headquarters   Newington CT  February 14, 2019 To all radio amateurs    SB DX ARL ARLD007 ARLD007 DX news This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by CO3JK, EA4NF, W1UE, 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. MONACO, 3A.  Philippe, EA4NF is QRV as 3A/EA4NF until February 18. Activity is on 20 meters, and mainly on various FM and…

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