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In Brief...

from The ARRL Letter on January 11, 2018
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In Brief...

The National Conference of Volunteer Examiner Coordinators (NCVEC http://www.ncvec.org/) has released the 2018-2022 Amateur Radio Element 2 Technician class license question pool http://www.ncvec.org/page.php?id=369. Each question pool must be published and made available to the public prior to its use as a question set, from which individual examinations are developed. Alert the NCVEC Question Pool Committee qpcinput@ncvec.org of any necessary corrections or typographical errors. The new Technician license question pool contains 428 questions. It will become effective for all Technician class license examinations starting on July 1, 2018.

Registration for th 69th annual International DX Convention http://www.dxconvention.org/ opens on January 15. The convention takes place April 20-22 at the Visalia Convention Center http://www.visalia.city/depts/convention_center/. The Southern California DX Club (SCDXC http://www.scdxc.org/) sponsors the 2018 event. Online convention registration opens on January 15 at 1700 UTC. The Saturday banquet program will be on the 3Y0Z DXpedition to Bouvet Island. Convention co-chairs are Cathy Gardenias, K6VC, and Kris Jacob, KC6TOD. E-mail visalia@dxconvention.org for more information. The convention is calling for DX and technical presentations. If interested, contact n6rv@scdxc.org Bill Kendrick, N6RV, with a brief description.

Denny Berg, WB9MSM, of Watertown, Wisconsin, has achieved his goal of completing DXCC using the new FT8 digital mode. It took him just 4 months. "I can tell all of you that this mode is spreading like wildfire throughout all the HF bands," Berg told The Daily DX http://www.dailydx.com. "I have also noticed that most of these FT8ers use Logbook of The World (LoTW http://www.arrl.org/logbook-of-the-world) for their confirmation process." Berg, an ARRL member, said his current DXCC count stands at 104 entities, all confirmed via LoTW. He said he was able to work all states on FT8 in about 6 weeks of operating. A radio amateur since 1970, Berg was among the stations activating W1AW/9 from Wisconsin during the ARRL Centennial in 2014. -- Thanks to The Daily DX

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