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ARRL Announces Partnership with Maglite

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ARRL  The National Association for Amateur Radio® and Mag Instrument, the US manufacturer of the MAGLITE® Flashlight have announced they have formed a partnership based on common interests in equipping people to be prepared for emergencies and to serve their communities in extreme situations such as natural disasters. ARRL members expand the reservoir of trained operators and technicians in rad...

3Y0J Bouvet Island DXpedition Team Hasn’t Given Up the Ship

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The Daily DX has reported that the 3Y0J DXpedition team is still hoping to have a go at the island in 2023. The DXpedition team had planned to travel to Bouvet via the RV Braveheart, owned by Nigel Jolly, K6NRJ.

“Since the cancellation of 3Y0J, we have been working closely with Nigel Jolly to form a new plan, with a new owner of Braveheart and a revised payment plan that enables Nigel Jolly to c...

Complete W1AW 2021 Field Day Bulletin Transmission Schedule

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Day

 

Mode

 

Pacific

 

Mountain

 

Central

 

Eastern

 

UTC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FRIDAY

 

CW

 

5:00 PM

 

6:00 PM

 

7:00 PM

 

8:00 PM

 

0000 (Sat)

 

 

 

Digital

 

6:00 PM

 

7:00 PM

 

8:00 PM

 

9:00 PM

 

0100

 

 

 

Phone

 

6:45 PM

 

7:45 PM

 

8:45 PM

 

9:45 PM

 

0145

 

 

 

CW

 

8:00 PM

 

9:00 PM

 

10:00 PM

 

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SAQ in Sweden to Conduct Annual Alexanderson Day Transmission

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SAQ, the call sign of the vintage Alexanderson alternator transmitter in Grimeton, Sweden, will conduct its annual Alexanderson Day transmission on Sunday, July 4. The CW transmission will be on 17.2 kHz, CW. The Alexanderson Grimeton Association is planning for two broadcasts from the circa 1924 Alexanderson alternator.

Startup and tuning for the first SAQ transmission will take place at 0830 U...

CHESS CubeSats Will Not Carry Amateur Radio Payloads

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It was announced in January that two CHESS CubeSats set for launch in 2022 would carry amateur radio linear transponders. The project sponsors announced on June 10, however, that neither CHESS satellite would include an amateur radio payload.

CHESS project management, citing funding constraints, had to move the project toward a purely scientific program using a commercial CubeSat platform, which...

ARRL Email Asking Life Members to Verify their Mailing Address is Legitimate

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In an effort to keep member records up to date, ARRL emailed Life Members on June 16, asking them to verify their mailing address. Several recipients of the email have called asking if the email was legitimate and from ARRL.

Be assured that it is legitimate and was sent from ARRL.

Thank you to all those who responded. If you need to update your address information, call (860) 594-0200, email me...

MIR-SAT1 CubeSat Expected to Deploy from the ISS on June 22

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MIR-SAT1 (Mauritius Imagery and Radiotelecommunication Satellite 1), the first amateur radio CubeSat from the Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius, is expected to be deployed from the International Space Station (ISS) on June 22.

MIR-SAT1 will carry an amateur radio V/U digipeater (a downlink of 436.925 MHz has been coordinated). MIR-SAT1 will collect images of the Republic of Mauritius and i...

K9JM to transmit CW and Digital Versions of 2021 W1AW Field Day Bulletin

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West Coast ARRL Qualifying Run station K9JM will transmit the CW and digital versions of the 2021 W1AW Field Day Bulletin.

On Saturday, June 26, the CW version will be transmitted at 7:30 AM PDT / 1430 UTC. On Saturday evening, the CW version will be transmitted at 5:30 PM PDT / 0030 UTC (Sunday, June 27 in US time zones).

On Sunday, June 27, the CW version will be transmitted at 7:30 AM PDT / ...

FCC Closed for New Juneteenth Federal Holiday

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The FCC is closed today (Friday, June 18) in observance of the new Juneteenth federal holiday. Juneteenth, officially observed on June 19, celebrates the end of slavery in the US. Amateur radio applications and exam sessions filed after Thursday, June 17, night will not be processed until Monday, June 21.

The K7RA Solar Update

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Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: Solar activity was lower this week, with the average daily sunspot number declining from 34.9 last week to 13.9 this week. This average was affected by the single day with no sunspots, Saturday, June 12.

Average daily solar flux dropped from 77.7 to 75.2. The Penticton observatory in British Columbia (the source for the 10.7-centimeter solar flux) did not report...

Family Comes First during Hurricane Preparation for Home and Station

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The Atlantic hurricane season began on June 1 and continues through November 30, and two named storms have already shown up, although neither threatened the US. There’s still time to consider making sure you, your family, and your ham station are prepared. Remember, your family’s safety comes first.

Your first stop should be a visit to the National Weather Service (NWS) page for personal and fam...

Nominees for ARRL Director, Vice Director Solicited in Five Divisions

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Full ARRL members in the Central, Hudson, New England, Northwestern, and Roanoke Divisions will have the opportunity this year to choose a Director and Vice Director for 3-year terms beginning on January 1, 2022. ARRL is now seeking eligible nominees for these positions. These could include incumbents or new candidates. It takes 10 full members in a Division to nominate a candidate for either o...

Contest Italia MDXC

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Il Contest Committee del MDXC è lieto di invitarvi a partecipare al Contest Italia 28 MHz, che si terrà il 19 e 20 Giugno prossimi, dalle 12:00 UTC del Sabato alle 12:00 UTC della Domenica.

Tutti i dettagli ed il regolamento all'indirizzo cliccando QUI

Vi ricordiamo di aggiornare QARTest all'ultima release e di verificare, pochi giorni prima del contest, l'aggiornamento dell'elenco dei Soci cliccando su "Controlla Aggiornamenti" nella prima videata (elenco log).

Vi aspettiamo on air!



NB: A pochi giorni dal Contest non sappiamo ancora quando riusciremo a fare la premiazione della scorsa edizione.  Vi preannuncio che intanto invierò i diplomi di benemerenza ai relativi vincitori e piazzati (Almeno questo possiamo farlo), addirittura possiamo già annunciarvi che la premiazione si terrà a Montichiari il 4 Settembre sia per l'edizione 2020 che per la prossima (al momento non sappiamo l'orario esatto).

Per il prossimo possiamo solo augurarci che la sorte ci regali almeno le condizioni necessarie per farvi divertire, se poi riuscissimo anche a coinvolgere amici e membri dei distretti allora saremmo sicuramente ripagati per la voglia e l'impegno che ci porta ad appassionarci in questa banda, croce e delizia di molti Radioamatori.

Nel regolamento (vedere link sopra). Stavolta non si riferiscono ad altre limitazioni, ma bensì a 2 nuove Overlay aggiunte al regolamento per questa edizione.

Roberto Vannini, IZ5PVR
Contest Manager
MDXC # 09

Fonte: ARI Colli Albani

ICC Night Live – Attività estiva e Contest in VHF

ARI Nazionale -

Il quinto appuntamento ICC Night Live sarà giovedì 17 giugno alle ore 21.00. Mirko IK3UNA, ha preparato una serata dal titolo: Attività estiva in 2m: Contest in VHF.

Sarà possibile partecipare dalla pagina facebook “Italian Contest Club” o accedendo alla pagina web dedicata QUI .

Una prima serata introduttiva al mondo delle VHF che riserva non poche sorprese. Avvisate i vostri amici, spargete la voce tramite chat e gruppi, fategli conoscere l’ICC. Più siamo e meglio è.


Fonte: ARI Mestre

Shop ARRL and Amazon Smile for Father’s Day

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Father’s Day is Sunday, June 20. Get Dad the perfect gift this year, while supporting his favorite hobby. If you’re browsing Amazon for electronics, sporting goods, ham radio gear, and more, we invite you to shop at AmazonSmile and choose American Radio Relay League Inc. (ARRL) as your charity of choice.

With every purchase you make at AmazonSmile, Amazon will make a contribution to ARRL, to hel...

3Y0J DXpedition to Bouvet Island Cancelled

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The Intrepid-DX Group announced over the weekend that it has cancelled its long-anticipated 3Y0J DXpedition to Bouvet Island. The DXpedition team had planned to travel to Bouvet via the RV Braveheart, owned by Nigel Jolly, K6NRJ. Jolly has told the DXpedition that Braveheart is being sold and he’s cancelled its contract for the 3Y0J voyage.

“The global pandemic has impacted the expedition chart...

The K7RA Solar Update

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Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: Sunspot activity has shown steady but modest increases over the past 3 weeks, with average daily sunspot weekly averages rising from 24.9 to 28 to 34.9. Oddly, average daily solar flux for the same 3 weeks was 77.8, 77.8, and 77.7, remarkably unchanged week after week.

Average daily planetary A index went from 6.1 last week to 5.9 in this week’s report, and midd...

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