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In Brief...

from The ARRL Letter on June 12, 2014
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In Brief...

Reminder: The ARRL June VHF Contest is June 14-16! The ARRL June VHF Contest gets underway at 1800 UTC on Saturday, June 14, and continues until 0259 UTC on Monday, June 16. The object for participants in the US and Canada (and their possessions) is to work stations in as many different 2° x 1° Maidenhead grid squares as possible, using authorized frequencies above 50 MHz.

K8CX Dayton 2014 Gallery Has Been Posted: Tom Roscoe, K8CX, has announced that The K8CX Dayton 2014 Gallery has been posted on his Hamgallery website. Roscoe said he's scrapbooked 361 photos from Dayton Hamvention® 2014 and nearly 4100 Dayton photos altogether; this is his 18th year of recording Dayton activities. "The site has Dayton photos in The Gallery back to 1971," he said. "If you have any old photos from Dayton, please send them to K8CX."

The 13 Colonies Special Event Set for July 1-6: The 13 Colonies Special Event for 2014 will take place July 1-6, with special 1×1 calls K2A, K2B, K2C, K2D, K2E, K2F, K2G, K2H, K2I, K2J, K2K, K2L, and K2M to be active. The theme for 2014 will be "Revolutionary War Era Colonial Currency." Stations working at least one state will be eligible for a certificate. A "Clean Sweep" sticker will be added for those lucky enough to contact all 13 colonies. A special endorsement will be attached for stations contacting sister operation WM3PEN, in Philadelphia. In 2013 more than 81,000 contacts were logged in the 13 Colonies Special Event.

SP5FM Receives Michael Owen, VK3KI, Award: Wojciech Nietyksza, SP5FM, has been presented with the Michael Owen, VK3KI, Award for his decades of exceptional service to the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU IARU Vice President Ole Garpestad, LA2RR, conferred the honor at the PZK's plenary meeting of the Polish IARU member-society PZK on May 17 in Warsaw. Nietyksza began his long and intensive IARU involvement as a member of the IARU team attending the 1974 Maritime Mobile World Administrative Radio Conference (WARC) in Geneva. Through WRC-2003 he was the most consistent face of the IARU at ITU and CEPT meetings and conferences. He served as IARU Region 1 Vice Chairman from 1975 until 1999 and stayed on as member of the IARU Region 1 Executive Committee and chair of the External Relations Committee until 2002. -- Thanks to IARU Region 1

RAC Recognizes Volunteer Jacques Dube, VE2QK: The Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC has recognized VE2 QSL Bureau Volunteer Jacques Dubé, VE2QK, for his 20 years of continuous service. "The dedication from our volunteers is what brings success to many aspects of our organization," RAC said in an announcement Dubé took over the VE2 QSL Incoming Bureau in 1994, and he has handled more than 600,000 cards to date. -- Thanks to RAC


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