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In Brief...

from The ARRL Letter on October 5, 2017
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In Brief...

ARRL Research Project Alert: ARRL has partnered with Readex Research to conduct a survey of both League members and nonmembers within the Amateur Radio community. Over the next several days, a select group of amateurs will receive e-mail invitations to participate. The survey will attempt to address the ways in which amateurs obtain their information, how local clubs serve their needs, and how ARRL might do a better job of providing helpful resources. Because of the way the survey methodology is designed, most amateurs will not receive an invitation, but if you're among the lucky few, we encourage you to say "yes!"

Update: Secure Forms on the ARRL Website: The security of your information on the ARRL website is extremely important to the League. ARRL has taken steps to encrypt/secure all forms on the site that contain personal or account information by using Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS).This includes the Shopping Cart checkout, the ARRL Donation Form, the site Login form, the Edit your Profile form, and New User registrations. To verify that a web page is secure, look for the green closed padlock icon near the web address at the top of the browser window. The Google Chrome (v. 62) web browser will display a "Not Secure" warning when users enter text in a form on an unencrypted/insecure web page (HTTP). (Chrome already marks HTTP pages as "Not secure," if they have password or credit card fields.). The ARRL website does have numerous user-input forms on the site that are currently not encrypted. These include the site search, license class and exam searches, and several others. These forms do not contain any sensitive information and can be filled out safely, despite the updated warning from Chrome. ARRL is working toward securing all forms to provide a better visitor experience in the future. Contact the ARRL Circulation Department with any questions or concerns.

Clubs Active in ARRL Contest Club Competitions Should Review Eligibility Lists: ARRL Contest Branch Manager Bart Jahnke, W9JJ, suggests that now would be an opportune occasion to review club membership eligibility lists for the 2017-2018 contest season. See "ARRL Contest Changes for 2017-2018" in the Septembern 2017 issue of QST (p. 91) or on the ARRL website, for background information Contest clubs planning to participate in club competitions -- with ARRL November Sweepstakes up next -- will need to update (or upload, if no list is on file) member eligibility lists using the contest club tools before the contest begins. These lists include club members who reside in and operate from a club's territory. Per the September issue of QST, no amnesties or adjustments will be allowed this year; club results will be calculated based solely upon eligible members filed in the club's eligibility list. If a club already has a list on file and no updates are needed, clubs need not upload a fresh list. To make any additions, deletions, or changes, simply upload a fresh list. Contact the ARRL Contest Branch for more information.

Revised ARRL Frequency Chart Now Available: An updated ARRL frequency chart is now available for printing and downloading. The chart has been updated to include our new bands at 2,200 and 630 meters.

The new chart is available as PDFs in these formats: 8.5 11 grayscale; 8.5 11 black and white; 8.5 11 color, and 11 17 color.


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