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In Brief...

from The ARRL Letter on November 9, 2017
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In Brief...

ARI President Mario Ambrosi, I2MQP, SK: Associazione Radioamatori Italiani (ARI) President Pietro "Mario" Ambrosi, I2MQP, of Rodano, Millepini, Italy, died November 6 after serving for several decades at the head of Italy's national Amateur Radio organization and IARU member society. An ARRL member, DXCC card checker, and 2005 CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame inductee, Ambrosi was credited with growing ARI and with bringing younger people into ham radio. Ambrosi was a DXer and contester, a member of the ARI DX Club Contest Team, and held #1 Honor Roll and 9-Band DXCC. He also served as a QSL manager for multiple stations. Ambrosi was the author of several books on radio and the editor of ARI's journal, Radiorivista.

Mother, Daughter Radio Amateurs Active from Nepal: Kalpana Kharel, 9N1MM, and her daughter Tejaswita (Tehu), 9N1DX, both are active radio amateurs from Nepal's capital of Kathmandu. Husband and father Satish is 9N1AA. Both women are reported operational on HF, mostly on RTTY and FT8. Kalpana Kharel is believed to be the first female Amateur Radio licensee from Nepal, and her daughter is the youngest ever to obtain a ham license there (an American, Jinny Beyer, 9N1RA, was active in the 1970s). Tehu Kharel, who attends Rato Bangala School in Patan, Nepal, said on her profile that she is working to improve her Morse code skills. "I was very keen to learn about ham radio since my childhood," she said there. "I always observed RTTY QSOs of my dad. So, I am more comfortable with digital modes." QSL cards for 9N1MM and 9N1DX are said to be in production. 9N1MM, now held by Kalpana Kharel, once was the famous call sign of Father Marshall Moran, the first radio amateur active in Nepal from the 1950s until the early 1990s.


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