ARRL General Bulletin ARLB016 (2014)

The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) is the national association for amateur radio, connecting hams around the U.S. with news, information and resources.


Here’s the official ARRL Bulletin concerning the new FCC fee for a 10-year vanity call sign.  According to the ARRL, the $5.30 increase “represents the largest raise vanity fee hike in many years.”  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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September DX Challenge.

DX and IOTA highlights from around the world.

Source:  “QST“, September 2014, p.92.

Author:  Bernie McClenny (W3UR) (


September 2014 promises some interesting DX for those willing to be patient. Here are some of the best choices:


5V (Togo).  Czech DXpedition team members OK6DJJ, OK1FPS, and OK1FCJ will be on-air from Togo for about 12 days at the end of September using call signs 5V7DB, 5V7PS, and 5V7ST.  The team will be using Elecraft KX3 transceivers with two amplifiers.  The team will be using two Spider Beams that will include 12, 17, and 30 meters, and one vertical for 40 meters.


FK (New Caledonia).  Bob (KD1CT) and Cezar (VE3LYC) will be the IOTA (Islands On The Air) team operating from Matthew Island (OC-218) as TX4A for 4 days in the 01-09 September time frame.  For details, visit


P2 (Papua New Guinea).  Derek (G3KHZ) is planning a multi-island IOTA DXpedition through Papua New Guinea in September.  He will be joined by Hans (SM6CVX) and Eddy (K5WQG).  For details, visit


VK9X (Christmas Island).  Rob (N7QT) will be going to Christmas Island where he will be on-air as VK9X/N7QT from 03-13 September 2014.  He will be using CW, SSB, and digital modes on 3.5 to 28 MHz.


Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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RI0F IOTA AS-062 in the log ! – F8DZY’s blog – “HAM RADIO only…”

Hi all, time flies and not a lot of things to log right now… Today I worked RI0F from IOTA AS-062 South Kuril Islands on 15M CW


Chris (F8DZY) has been busy working IOTA (Islands On The Air) stations, the latest being IOTA AS-062 South Kuril Islands on 15 meter CW.  Nice QSL card from this fairly remote island group.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

IOTA news from OPDX | Southgate Amateur Radio News

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Weekly IOTA News – compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW (RT @enzo_log: rt: @SAR_News IOTA news from OPDX | Southgate Amateur Radio News #hamradio #hamr)…

Russ Roberts‘s insight:

Thanks to Tedd Mirgliotta (KB8NW) for this IOTA (Islands On The Air) update.  There are some choice DX locales here, including Bere Island, Unden Island, the Scilly Islands, Isla Grande Panama, and Siladen Island.  It’s time to adjust the old Extended Double  Zepp and hunt for some enjoyable contacts.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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