“Cows” DXpedition Now Active from Tuvalu

The “Cows Over the World” branded round-robin DXpedition by Tom Callas, KC0W, continues from Tuvalu as T2COW until August 18. He will be on CW only on HF through 6 meters, running 500 W into vertical antennas over salt water.

KC0W plans to be active in all major CW contests, and he updates his operating schedule on his QRZ.com profile site. His next stop after Tuvalu will be Vanuatu, August 20-S...

27-Jul-2016, 22:21:00 (www.arrl.org)

TL8AO – Central African Republic

UPDATE: Dates of activity confirmed from November 10-22, 2016. QTH: Bangui. July 22, 2016 — Ken, LA7GIA informs DX-World of plans to be active from C.A.R I have obtained authorization to operate as TL8AO in the Central African Republic. So I plan to go to Bangui as a single-op in 2016 and mainly do some […]
27-Jul-2016, 21:14:42 (www.dx-world.net)

Training and examination information

Three documents relating to training and examinations have been published on the RSGB website. An examinations announcement relating to the recent IARU Bandplan changes is available from rsgb.org/main/clubs-training/examination-announcements The latest edition of the Tutors’ Newsletter is available from rsgb.org/main/clubs-training/tutor-resources-2/newsletters Updated Guidelines for Practical Assessments is available from thersgb.org/services/training/guidelines-for-practical-assessments  
27-Jul-2016, 13:24:32 (rsgb.org)

BI7PER – Nan’ao Island, AS-129

During the upcoming IOTA contest, look for Tom BI7PER to be active from Nan’ao Island, AS-129. QRV on 20m. QSL via Direct.
27-Jul-2016, 11:37:39 (www.dx-world.net)

Past AMSAT President Doug Loughmiller, W5BL, SK

Past AMSAT President and AMSAT Journal Editor Doug Loughmiller, W5BL, of McKinney, Texas, died on July 22. An ARRL Life Member, he was 60 and had been suffering from cancer.

“This is very sad news,” said Al Ward, W5LUA. “He will be missed greatly.”

Loughmiller was probably best known in recent years as a high-altitude Amateur Radio ballooning enthusiast, and he evangelized on that topic at the AR...

27-Jul-2016, 00:45:00 (www.arrl.org)

AA0ZZ Wins July QST Cover Plaque Award

The winning article for the July 2016 QST Cover Plaque award is “The ZZRX-40 Direct Conversion 40-Meter Receiver” by Craig Johnson, AA0ZZ.

The QST Cover Plaque Award -- given to the author or authors of the most popular article in each issue -- is determined by a vote of ARRL members on the QST Cover Plaque Poll web page. Cast a ballot for your favorite article in the August issue today.


27-Jul-2016, 00:32:00 (www.arrl.org)

RM0F/P – Iturup Island, AS-025

Between July 26 to August 5, look for Yuri, RM0F to be active from Iturup Island AS-025 as RM0F/P. QRV on HF, CW. Participation in IOTA Contest. QSL via home call, LoTW, OQRS, eQSL.
26-Jul-2016, 19:28:18 (www.dx-world.net)

IARU Band Plan Changes from 1 June 2016

The RSGB recently announced the Band Plans issued by IARU Region 1 have changed as of 1 June 2016. The Band Plans used for examination purposes will NOT be changing. Examination questions will be based on EX 307, EX 308 or EX 309 all dated October 2015 as appropriate to the examination level concerned. There […]
26-Jul-2016, 08:23:20 (rsgb.org)

FCC Notice of Violation Alleges Malicious Interference, Transmitting Music, Failure to Identify

The FCC has issued a Notice of Violation (NoV) to a California Amateur Radio licensee, alleging that he caused willful and malicious interference, transmitted music, and failed to identify properly. The FCC Enforcement Bureau said in the Notice, issued on July 13 to Philip J. Beaudet, N6PJB, of Burney, that agents from the San Francisco, California, and Portland, Oregon, offices observed the vi...

26-Jul-2016, 01:07:00 (www.arrl.org)