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from The ARRL Letter on May 18, 2017
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In Brief...

Spring Issue of Radio Waves is Now Available: The spring edition of ARRL's license instruction and radio science education news e-magazine Radio Waves is on the virtual newsstand. Featured stories: "KID Museum Station Powers Up at Maker Faire," "Amateur Radio Sparks Interest at Elementary School," "Making a Good Hobby Better through Post-Licensing Enrichment," and "Teaching with the Solar Eclipse." There's also news on the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS program, and word of a new "passive method" to learn the code. The spring edition reviews the latest Boy Scouts' radio merit badge requirements, and it includes a calendar of upcoming events, opportunities, and deadlines. Radio Waves is free!

2017 ARRL/TAPR Digital Communications Conference Issues Second Call for Papers: Technical papers are solicited for presentation at the 36th annual ARRL/TAPR Digital Communications Conference (DCC, set for September 15-17 in St. Louis, Missouri at the Holiday Inn Airport West in Earth City. Papers will also be published in the Conference Proceedings. Authors do not need to attend the conference to have their papers included in the Proceedings. The submission deadline is July 31, 2017. Submit papers via e-mail or via post to Maty Weinberg, KB1EIB, ARRL, 225 Main St., Newington, CT 06111. Papers will be published exactly as submitted, and authors will retain all rights.

Registration is Open for the 2017 W9DXCC DX Convention and Banquet: Online registration is now available and the program is shaping up for the 2017 W9DXCC DX Convention and Banquet September 15-16 in suburban Chicago. ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, will be the keynote speaker for this 65th annual W9DXCC event. Discounted hotel rooms can also be booked now. Sponsored by the Northern Illinois DX Association, W9DXCC will also offer Contest University (CTU) and DX University (DXU) programs on Friday, with presentations for new and veteran DXers and contest operators. The day-long session on Saturday will feature speakers, exhibits, QSL card checking, and a CW pileup contest, plus prizes. Visit the W9DXCC website for more information and updates, or contact John McCormick, K9KE.

Iceland Extends Experimental License Privileges at 5 MHz: PTA, the telecommunication authority in Iceland, has extended experimental license privileges for radio amateurs in the 5 MHz band until December 31, 2017. The privileges are for 5,260-5,410 kHz, with 100 W EIRP. Permissible modes include CW, USB, PSK31, and other digital modes. The permit is the same for N and G licensees. Currently 25 licensees in Iceland have experimental licenses to operate on 60 meters. -- Thanks to Jónas Bjarnason, TF3JB


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