ARRL Headquarters IT Department Working to Resolve Threat to Logbook of The World Server

On Sunday afternoon, it was discovered that the Logbook of The World server at ARRL HQ was involved in a denial of service attack that disrupted operations. The ARRL IT Department identified the source and is continuing work on eliminating the threat. There may be intermittent disruptions of the Logbook service while the ultimate fix is being implemented. We apologize for any inconvenience.

21-Oct-2014, 02:01:00 (www.arrl.org)

IARU Administrative Council Resolution Seeks to Rein in Electromagnetic Interference

The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Administrative Council has called upon International Telecommunication Union (ITU) signatory nations to take steps to ensure that the operation of “electrical apparatus or installations of any kind, including power and telecommunication distribution networks,” does not cause harmful interference to Amateur Radio operations. The Council adopted a reso...

21-Oct-2014, 01:13:00 (www.arrl.org)

4M Moon Orbiter Carrying Ham Radio Payload to Launch on October 23

The Manfred Memorial Moon Mission (4M) lunar flyby experiment, which will carry an Amateur Radio payload, is set to launch from China, attached to the final stage of a Chinese Long March 3C rocket. The launch will take place within a narrow window on October 23, with lunar flyby to occur, nominally, on October 28. Integration of the LX0OHB-4M Amateur Radio payload was completed on October 12. D...

20-Oct-2014, 22:48:00 (www.arrl.org)

Radio Amateurs Play a Role in Separate Storm Responses

Amateur Radio volunteers activated on opposite ends of the US late last week and over the weekend as separate hurricanes struck Bermuda and Hawaii. Both regions were prepared and fared well with no deaths, serious injuries, or major property damage reported.

Hurricane Gonzalo

Hurricane Gonzalo, the stronger of the two storms, was a Category 3 hurricane when it made a near-direct hit on Bermuda on...

20-Oct-2014, 20:28:00 (www.arrl.org)

W1AW Centennial Operations are West Virginia and Nevada Bound

The ARRL Centennial W1AW portable operations taking place throughout 2014 from each of the 50 states are now in Alabama and Michigan. They will transition at 0000 UTC on Wednesday, October 22 (the evening of October 21 in US time zones), to West Virginia (W1AW/8) and Nevada (W1AW/7). W1AW/KH0 also will be active until October 21 from Tinian Island in the Northern Marianas. So far during 2014, W...

20-Oct-2014, 19:34:00 (www.arrl.org)

S0S – Western Sahara

Roberto, EA2CNU will be active from Western Sahara as S0S during the upcoming CQ WW DX SSB contest. QRV also as S01WS either side of contest. QSL via EA2JG. FIRST FOR DX NEWS – DX-WORLD.NET
20-Oct-2014, 17:38:59 (www.dx-world.net)

XW8BM – Laos

NEWS – Toshi, JA8BMK again plans to be active from Laos as XW8BM between February 5-25, 2015. Activity from a new QTH with low noise area. QSL via JA8BMK. FIRST FOR DX NEWS – DX-WORLD.NET
20-Oct-2014, 16:32:29 (www.dx-world.net)

9N7BM – Nepal

NEWS – Toshi JA8BMK will again be active from Kathmandu, Nepal as 9N7BM between October 31 to November 20, 2014. Holiday style activity using verticals+amp. QSL via JA8BMK. FIRST FOR DX NEWS – DX-WORLD.NET
20-Oct-2014, 16:20:23 (www.dx-world.net)

XV7BM – Vietnam

NEWS – Toshi, JA8BMK again plans activity as XV7BM from Nha Trang resort between March 1-31, 2015. QRV this time with improved RX antennas. QSL via JA8BMK. FIRST FOR DX NEWS – DX-WORLD.NET
20-Oct-2014, 15:57:02 (www.dx-world.net)

5R8DX – Madagascar

UPDATE – World traveller, Toshi JA8BMK and Ken JN1THL  will be active as 5R8DX from Antananarivo, Madagascar between January 10-25, 2015. Emphasis on 80 & 160m. QSL via H/c. FIRST FOR DX NEWS – DX-WORLD.NET
20-Oct-2014, 14:44:58 (www.dx-world.net)

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