N0KC Wins the January 2017 QST Cover Plaque Award

The winning article for the January 2017 QST Cover Plaque award is “A Small, Lightweight Switch-Mode Power Supply” by Ralph J. Crumrine, N0KC. 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 February issue today.

19-Jan-2017, 20:49:00 (www.arrl.org)

ARRL Board of Directors Scheduled to Meet in Connecticut

The ARRL Board of Directors will convene January 20-21 in Windsor, Connecticut. The full Board gathering will be preceded by new Director and Vice Director orientation and meetings of the Programs and Services and Administration and Finance committees.

The prime topic on the agenda will be the new Amateur Radio Parity Act bill, H.R. 555, just introduced in the US House.

In addition to discussing ...

19-Jan-2017, 19:57:00 (www.arrl.org)

Harry K. Wolf, W6NKT, SK at 107; May Have Been World’s Oldest Active Radio Amateur

Harry K. Wolf, W6NKT, of Morro Bay, California, has died. Just a couple of weeks short of his 108th birthday, Wolf may have been the oldest active radio amateur in the US, if not in the world, although no official records are maintained. Licensed since 1936, Wolf was an ARRL member and a Life Member of the Quarter Century Wireless Association (QCWA). Wolf was on the air daily, mostly on 40-mete...

19-Jan-2017, 19:52:00 (www.arrl.org)

The FREE DX-World Weekly Bulletin #183

Here’s the latest FREE to read, non-subscription DX-World Weekly Bulletin brought to you by Bjorn, ON9CFG. A must read for the real DXer! This week the bulletin runs to a bumper 11 pages. Click here to download.
19-Jan-2017, 16:04:39 (dx-world.net)

YJ0GA – Vanuatu

Hi DX-World, I’m happy to advise that my license has been renewed (thanks Rod YJ8RN) and I’ll be returning to Vanuatu in July for a mid-winter break and some radio fun. Dates: 6th July to 13th July 2017. Location: Benjor Beach Club. Locator RH42ch IOTA Efate Island OC-035 Equipment: FT-450D, CrankIR (and possibly the KPA500 […]
19-Jan-2017, 12:53:32 (dx-world.net)

Nobel Laurate Joe Taylor, K1JT, W1AW/KP4, to Attend ARRL Puerto Rico State Convention

Nobel Laureate and Amateur Radio software developer Joe Taylor, K1JT, will be an honored guest January 27-29 at the 5th annual ARRL Puerto Rico State Convention in Hatillo. Taylor was the 2016 Dayton Hamvention® Amateur of the Year.

Special event station W1AW/KP4 will be on the air as part of the festivities.

Admission is free. The event is organized by the Caribbean Amateur Radio Group and the P...

19-Jan-2017, 00:42:00 (www.arrl.org)

Several CubeSats with Amateur Radio Payloads Deployed from ISS

Several CubeSats carrying Amateur Radio payloads were placed into orbit on January 16 from the International Space Station (ISS). Six CubeSats delivered to the ISS in December were deployed from the Kibo airlock using the new JEM Small Satellite Orbital Deployer (J-SSOD).

Satellites carrying Amateur Radio payloads included ITF-2, Waseda-Sat-3, AOBA-Velox-3, and TuPOD (including Tancredo-1). Univ...

18-Jan-2017, 20:43:00 (www.arrl.org)

Huntsville Hamfest Association President Charles Emerson, N4OKL, SK

Huntsville Hamfest Association President Charles “Charlie” Emerson, N4OKL, of Huntsville, Alabama, died on January 14. An ARRL member, he was 71.

“Charlie had come to be the face and voice of Huntsville Hamfest,” said a statement issued by the Huntsville Hamfest Board of Directors. “Huntsville Hamfest was Charlie's pride and joy, and he never missed an opportunity to promote the show or ham radi...

18-Jan-2017, 20:41:00 (www.arrl.org)

PJ5, PJ6, PJ7/PH2M – St Eustatius, Saba & St Maarten

Frank, PH2M informs DX-World readers: Tickets booked, accommodations booked, PJ7,PJ6,PJ5 May 19 ~ June 4 (more details will follow) SSB 100W + WSPR 200mW 40~10M wire EndFed antennas!
18-Jan-2017, 19:00:04 (dx-world.net)