ARRL Headquarters Will Be Closed on November 27-28


ARRL Headquarters Will Be Closed on November 27-28

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11/24/2014

ARRL Headquarters will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday and Friday, November 27-28. The ARRL Letter will not be published on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 27, and there will be no edition of ARRL Audio News on Friday, November 28.

We wish everyone a safe and enjoyable holiday!

 

via ARRL Headquarters Will Be Closed on November 27-28.

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ARRL Headquarters in Newington, Connecticut will be closed Thursday and Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving Day Holiday.

For the latest in Amateur Radio news and events, please check out the blog sidebars.  These news feeds are update daily.

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

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The ARRL Letter, October 23, 2014


A Century of Amateur Radio and the ARRL

A first took place on Space Shuttle mission STS-37. SAREX (Shuttle Amateur Radio EXperiment) provided live communication from the shuttle into many school classrooms to teach the students about space exploration and Amateur Radio.

In July 1991, N6CA and KH6HME set a new record on 3456 MHz between California and Hawaii. Each was running 5 W to a 4-foot dish.

In 1992, after 8 years as ARRL President, Larry Price, W4RA, declined to run for re-election. The League’s Board of Directors subsequently chose him as the next International Affairs Vice President, which provides liaison with the IARU, which Price served as Secretary. George Wilson, W4OYI, succeeded Price as ARRL President.

N7FKI and W7ZOI reported in the March 1992 QST that they had built a one-transistor 10 meter CW transmitter and made contacts with it using lemon power — essentially a cell made by inserting appropriate electrodes into a lemon. If life gives you lemons, make contacts!

During the early 1990s, interest in digital communication grew, and QST published many articles on the subject that helped fan the flames. Also, hams became interested in the old concept of direct-conversion receivers. KK7B presented one of the best in the August 1992 issue of QST. Another old receiver circuit was also revived — the regenerative receiver. WJ1Z described one for 40 meters in the September 1992 issue of QST.

By the early 1990s, digital signal processing (DSP) had made its appearance, and had begun to be used by both homebrewing hams and equipment manufacturers.

A September 1992 QST article, “ABC: The First Electronic Digital Computer,” recounted the fascinating tale of the first real computer, the Atanasoff-Berry computer — a vacuum tube device — designed in 1939 and 1940 by university professor John Atanasoff and built by electrical engineering student Clifford Berry, W9TIJ. — Al Brogdon, W1AB

via The ARRL Letter, October 23, 2014.

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Another installment of Al Brogdon’s (W1AB) “A Century of Amateur Radio and the ARRL.”  In this segment of the popular historical series, Al recounts some of the developments produced in the 1990s, including the first SAREX (STS-37) mission involving the Space Shuttle and school classrooms on Earth, the advent of digital signal processing (DSP), and a return to some classic regenerative and direct conversion receivers.  Great series.

For the latest Amateur Radio news and events, please check out the blog sidebars.  These news feeds are updated daily.  Thanks to The ARRL Letter, 23 October 2014, for the information.

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

Just Ahead In Radiosport:


Just Ahead In Radiosport:

from The ARRL Letter on October 2, 2014

Website: http://www.arrl.org/

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Just Ahead In Radiosport:

– October 3 — NS Weekly Sprint

– October 3-5 — DX/NA YLRL Anniversary Party

– October 4 — TARA PSK Rumble

– October 4-5 — Oceania DX Phone Contest

– October 4-5 — Russian World Wide Digital Contest

– October 4-5 — Worked All Britain HF Contest

– October 4 — New Jersey QSO Party

– October 4-5 — California QSO Party

– October 5 — RSGB 21/28 MHz Contest

– October 6 — EU Autumn Phone Sprint

– October 6 — OK1WC Memorial Contest

– October 7 — ARS Spartan Sprint

– October 8 — 432 MHz Fall VHF Sprint

See the ARRL Contest Calendar http://www.arrl.org/contest-calendar

for more information.

Source:

The ARRL Letter

via Just Ahead In Radiosport:.

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Here’s the latest Radiosport Calendar from the ARRL Letter, dated 02 October 2014.  There are some excellent DX stations on this list. This could be a golden opportunity to get your WAS and WAC awards.  Take some time and get on the air!

For the latest Amateur Radio News and Events, please check out the blog sidebars.  These news feeds are updated daily.

Thanks for joining us today!

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

Just Ahead in Radiosport. Post #4531


Source: “The ARRL Letter”, dated 25 September 2014.

 

October will be a busy and exciting time for contesters, DX chasers, and certificate hunters.

Here is a summary of upcoming Radiosport events for October, 2014:

01 October:  CWOps Weekly Mini-CWT Tests.

03 October:  NS Weekly Sprint.

03-05 October:  DX/NA YLRL Anniversary Party.

04 October:  TARA PSK Rumble.

04-o5 October:  Oceanania DX Phone Contest.

04-05 October:  Russian World Wide Digital Contest.

04-05 October:  Worked All Britain HF Contest.

04 October:  New Jersey QSO Party.

04-05 October:  California QSO Party.

05 October:  RSGB 21/28 MHz Contest.

06 October: EU Autumn Phone Sprint.

06 October:  OK1WC Memorial Contest.

07 October:  ARS Spartan Sprint.

08 October:  432 MHz Fall VHF Sprint.

These are just some of the contests being conducted in October, 2014.  For a full explanation of these events and pertinent rules, check out the ARRL Contest Calendar–http://www.arrl.org/contest-calendar.

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Until next time,

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

Just Ahead In Radiosport:


Just Ahead In Radiosport:

from The ARRL Letter on September 18, 2014

Website: http://www.arrl.org/

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Just Ahead In Radiosport:

– September 18 — NAQCC Monthly QRP Sprint (CW)

– September 20 — Feld-Hell Hell on Wheels Sprint

– September 20 — Pirate QSO Party

– September 20-21 — ARRL 10 GHz Cumulative Contest

– September 20-21 — Red Badges on the Air

– September 20-21 — Scandinavian Activity Contest (CW)

– September 20-21 — South Carolina QSO Party

– September 20-21 — Washington State Salmon Run

– September 21 — BARTG Sprint 75

– September 21-23 — Classic Exchange (CW)

– September 22 — 144 MHz Fall VHF Sprint

– September 24 — SKCC Straight Key Sprint

– September 27 — Texas QSO Party

– September 27-28 — CQ WW RTTY Contest

– September 27-28 — Maine QSO Party

– September 28 — Peanut Power Sprint

– September 30 — 222 MHz Fall VHF Sprint

See the ARRL Contest Calendar http://www.arrl.org/contest-calendar for more information.

Source:

The ARRL Letter

via Just Ahead In Radiosport:.

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Here’s the updated Radiosport event calendar, courtesy of the “ARRL Letter.”  Even if you’re not into contesting on a regular basis (such as I), some of these events offer some good DX and plenty of operational challenges.  Take the plunge and have some fun!

For the latest Amateur Radio News and Events, check out the blog sidebars.  These news feeds are updated daily.

Thanks for joining us today!

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

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