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07/19/2018 10:48 AM
Dave Kalter Youth DX Adventure (YDXA) to be on the Air July 19 – 24

07/19/2018 09:03 AM
Slovenia Gains 60-Meter Band Allocation

07/19/2018 08:59 AM
RSGB Creates New Volunteer Observers Cadre in UK

07/19/2018 08:00 AM
The Doctor Will See You Now!

“Zero Beating” is the topic of the new (July 19) episode of the “ARRL The Doctor is In” podcast. Listen...and learn!

Sponsored by DX Engineering, “ARRL The Doctor is In” is an informative discussion of all things technical. Listen on your computer, tablet, or smartphone -- whenever and wherever you like!

Every 2 weeks, your host, QST Editor-in-Chief Steve Ford, WB8IMY, and the Doctor himself, Joe...


07/18/2018 01:52 PM
RadioShack “Express Stores” to Open in HobbyTown USA Locations

According to a July 13 article in the New York Post, RadioShack is planning to open “express stores” within HobbyTown USA locations. The nearly century-old, twice-bankrupt retailer has signed a deal with HobbyTown USA to put a mini-RadioShack outlet in some 50 HobbyTown USA stores across the country that would sell items that might appeal to radio amateurs and experimenters. Those locations wil...


07/18/2018 09:20 AM
US ARDF Champions Prepare for International Competition in Korea

Results of the 18th USA National Championships of Amateur Radio Direction Finding (ARDF) are now in the record books. Some of those who took part in that event now are hoping to win positions on ARDF Team USA, which will travel to Sokcho, Korea, in early September for the 19th ARDF World Championships. IARU rules limit national teams to three persons per age/gender category.

This year’s USA Nati...


07/18/2018 09:01 AM
AMSAT-NA Mailing Corrected 2018 Board of Directors Ballots

Due to a printing error, the beige colored ballots mailed to AMSAT-NA members for the 2018 Board of Directors election on July 15, 2018, have been declared void; any such ballots received at the AMSAT-NA office will not be counted.

New ballots labeled "CORRECTED BALLOT 7/20/2018" and printed on yellow card stock are being mailed to all AMSAT-NA members. Vote for no more than three of the 2018 ca...


07/17/2018 11:05 AM
Jack Gerbs, WB8SCT, Appointed General Chairman for Hamvention® 2019

The Dayton Amateur Radio Board of Directors has appointed Jack Gerbs, WB8SCT, of Springboro, Ohio, as the General Chairman for Hamvention® 2019. Gerbs, who served as Assistant General Chairman for the 2017 and 2018 Hamventions, succeeds Ron Cramer, KD8ENJ, who served in the post for the 2017 and 2018 shows.

“Jack worked very closely with me the last 2 years and is very familiar with all aspects ...


07/16/2018 02:11 PM
WRTC 2018 Teams Produce Amazing Contact Totals Despite Poor Conditions

[UPDATED to reflect official, final scores.] A crack team of contesters from Lithuania has won the gold medal in World Radiosport Team Championship 2018 (WRTC 2018), held over the weekend in Germany. Operating as Y81N, Gedas Lucinskas, LY9A, and Mindis Jukna, LY4L, topped the real-time scoreboard for much of the event, which is held as a competition within a contest in conjunction with the IARU...


07/16/2018 01:56 PM
Shop AmazonSmile on Prime Day and Help Support ARRL!

Amazon Prime Day is here! Deals started at 3 PM EDT (1900 UTC) today, July 16 and run through Tuesday, July 17. Prime Day is one of the biggest shopping days of the year. As you browse the great deals available exclusively to Amazon Prime members, we invite you to shop at AmazonSmile, choosing the ARRL as your charity of choice.

With every qualifying purchase you make through AmazonSmile, Amazon...


07/16/2018 08:46 AM
Final Preparations Under Way for Youth on the Air 2018 in South Africa

07/13/2018 02:18 PM
ARRL Represented at IEEE Symposium in Boston

07/13/2018 01:32 PM
Friedrichshafen Emergency Communications Gathering Hears Reports

IARU Region 1 Emergency Coordinator Greg Mossup, G0DUB, has posted a report on the Emergency Communications Meeting held at June’s Ham Radio event in Friedrichshafen, Germany. Mossup said some 20 emergency communicators attended the June 1 meeting, sponsored by the IARU.

“After the introduction and Region 1 report, there were interesting presentations followed by a good exchange of information i...


07/13/2018 12:39 PM
Contest Branch Reports ARRL International DX Contest Phone Results Posted, Other News

07/13/2018 10:28 AM
ARRL Announces Two Career Opportunities at Headquarters