The ARRL Letter
June 12, 2014
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Reminder: The ARRL June VHF Contest is June 14-16! The ARRL June VHF
http://www.arrl.org/june-vhf 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
http://www.arrl.org/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
http://hamgallery.com/dayton2014/ has been posted on his Hamgallery
http://www.hamgallery.com/ 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
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
http://www.iaru.org). IARU Vice President Ole Garpestad, LA2RR,
conferred the honor at the PZK's plenary meeting of the Polish IARU
http://www.pzk.org.pl/ 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
RAC Recognizes Volunteer Jacques Dube, VE2QK: The Radio Amateurs of
http://www.rac.ca) 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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