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Art Zygielbaum, K0AIZ, Appointed ARRL Midwest Division Vice Director:
by The ARRL Letter on December 11, 2014
ARRL President Kay Craigie, N3KN, has appointed Art Zygielbaum, K0AIZ, of Lincoln, Nebraska, as Midwest Division Vice Director. He will fill the vacancy created when incumbent Vice Director Rod Blocksome, K0DAS, was elected Midwest Division Director. Zygielbaum said that when it was first suggested that he consider the appointment, he hesitated because of his already-full schedule of teaching, research, and volunteer activities.

Preliminary ARRL November Sweepstakes CW Results Posted:
by The ARRL Letter on December 11, 2014
Some preliminary results of the 2014 ARRL November Sweepstakes CW have been posted to the ARRL website contest results page as a PDF document.

ARRL CW Rookie Roundup Returns On December 21!
by The ARRL Letter on December 11, 2014
Recently licensed radio amateurs who have been working hard to improve their Morse code proficiency will have a great opportunity to put their improved skills to use on December 21, when the CW edition of the ARRL Rookie Roundup returns to the airwaves.

W1AW Centennial Operations Up Next In Maryland, Hawaii, and Georgia:
by The ARRL Letter on December 11, 2014
The ARRL Centennial W1AW portable operations taking place throughout 2014 from each of the 50 states are now in Indiana and Montana. They will transition at 0000 UTC on Wednesday, December 17 (the evening of December 16 in US time zones), to Maryland (W1AW/3), Hawaii (W1AW/KH6), and Georgia (W1AW/4). By December 31 W1AW will have been on the air from every state at least twice.

Financial Woes Reported At Dayton Hamvention Venue, Hara Arena:
by The ARRL Letter on December 11, 2014
Hara Arena -- for many years the home of Dayton Hamvention -- is facing some financial issues and has cut back on its full-time staff to save money, according to a WDTN-TV "2 News" account.

Boy Scouts 2014 Jamboree On the Air Report Shows Drop In Participation:
by The ARRL Letter on December 11, 2014
The Boy Scouts of America 2014 Jamboree On The Air (JOTA) -- the 57th such event -- reported an overall decline in JOTA participation from 2013 to 2014 by Boy Scout Councils, individual Scouts, and stations. The drop may be due in part to the failure of some participating stations to file reports. JOTA takes place each year on the third full weekend of October.

Philippine Hams Support Emergency Communication for Typhoon Hagupit:
by The ARRL Letter on December 11, 2014
Amateur Radio volunteers in the Philippines activated emergency nets on HF and VHF as Typhoon Hagupit -- called Typhoon Ruby locally -- raked slowly across the islands over several days, weakening as it went. Before the typhoon (hurricane) was downgraded to a tropical storm, though, upward of 3 dozen people died, many as a result of drowning.

WRTC-2018 Announces Team Selection Criteria:
by The ARRL Letter on December 11, 2014
The WRTC-2018 Organizing Committee has announced the team selection criteria for the next World Radiosport Team Championship.

IARU Region 3, Asia-Pacific Telecommunity Formalize Relationship:
by The ARRL Letter on December 11, 2014
International Amateur Radio Union Region 3 (IARU-R3) and the Asia-Pacific Telecommunity (APT) have concluded a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) aimed at establishing collaboration between the two bodies in areas of mutual interest.

SSTV Transmissions from the International Space Station Set:
by The ARRL Letter on December 11, 2014
The Russian Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) team members plan to activate slow-scan television (SSTV) from the ISS on December 18 and December 20.

In Brief...
by The ARRL Letter on December 11, 2014
For a Good Time, Check Out the ARRL 10 Meter Contest December 13-14: Conditions on 10 meters have been hot in recent weeks, and that may hold for the 2014 ARRL 10 Meter Contest on December 13-14.

ARISS Discusses Ham TV, Elects New International Officers:
by The ARRL Letter on December 11, 2014
Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) is continuing to explore the possibility of establishing a network of ground stations to enable the use of the Ham video system during ARISS school contacts.

A Century of Amateur Radio and the ARRL:
by The ARRL Letter on December 11, 2014
In early 1999, PSK31 was becoming very popular, with many users considering it to be a replacement for good old RTTY as a keyboard-to-keyboard mode. Also by 1999, amateurs had developed automated meteor-scatter stations for VHF use -- thanks to APRS, good computers, high-speed Morse, innovative software, and ham ingenuity.

Win a Free SDR Radio Receiver Package:
by (AMATEURRADIO) on December 11, 2014
AmateurRadio.com have teamed up to give away SDR (Software Defined Radio) receiver packages to TWENTY hams!

It's Good To Have A Ham In The 'Hood:
by Frank Nocera, W4FLN on December 10, 2014
Imagine it is day three after the eye of a hurricane passed directly over North Fort Myers. Electrical power is out for all of Southwest Florida and will not be restored for several days or even weeks. Cell phone towers, land lines and Internet connections are either out of service or so overloaded they have ceased to work.


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