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DX News -- ARRL DX Bulletin #35:
by W1AW Bulletin via the ARRL on August 25, 2016
This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by HL4CCM, K9HZ, QRZ DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites. Thanks to all.

Just Ahead In Radiosport:
by The ARRL Letter on August 25, 2016
Just Ahead In Radiosport:

Amateur Radio Volunteers Assisting In Italian Earthquake Response:
by The ARRL Letter on August 25, 2016
Radio amateurs are taking part in the response to the 6.2 magnitude earthquake on August 24 in central Italy, International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 (IARU-R1) President Don Beattie, G3BJ, reports. IARU Region 1 Emergency Communications Coordinator Greg Mossop, G0DUB, has requested that 7060 kHz (LSB ±10 kHz) be kept clear of non-emergency traffic, as well as any other center-of-activity (COA) frequencies that may be in use for emergency communication within Italy. (On 80 meters, the COA frequency is 3760 kHz). Other frequencies reported to be active include 7045, 3643, and 3580 kHz (PSK).

Louisiana Amateur Radio Emergency Service Volunteers Stand Down:
by The ARRL Letter on August 25, 2016
Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) volunteers responding to the Louisiana flood emergency stood down on August 20. Assistant Section Manager Matt Anderson, KD5KNZ, reported over the weekend that Louisiana ARES was in the process of deactivating from the recent flood response, and that there was no longer a need for additional volunteers. Anderson served as the Incident Point of Contact in Baton Rouge.

DX Engineering's Tim Duffy, K3LR: New Venue 'Perfect for Hamvention'
by The ARRL Letter on August 25, 2016
DX Engineering Chief Operating Officer Tim Duffy, K3LR, says he's enthusiastic about the new Dayton Hamvention® venue at the Greene County Fairgrounds in Xenia, Ohio -- both as a vendor and as an individual radio amateur. DX Engineering recently produced a short video tour of the new Hamvention location, which includes an interview with Hamvention spokesperson Mike Kalter, W8CI.

Leadership Challenges Set In ARRL Rocky Mountain, Southeastern Divisions:
by The ARRL Letter on August 25, 2016
ARRL members in the Rocky Mountain and Southeastern Divisions will choose between incumbents and challengers in balloting for Division leadership positions this fall. In the Rocky Mountain and Southeastern Divisions, contests exist for the Director's seat. In the Southwestern Division, the incumbent Vice Director is not seeking another term, and no other candidates came forward, setting the stage for a separate nomination and election process. Other candidates for the 2017-2019 term in the affected Divisions are running unopposed. All candidates have been found to be eligible by the Ethics and Elections Committee to run for office.

NPOTA Event at Lewis and Clark National Historical Park Include ISS Contact
by The ARRL Letter on August 25, 2016
Lewis and Clark National Historical Park in Astoria, Oregon, will partner with the Mouth of the Columbia Amateur Radio Club to provide park visitors with an opportunity to see Amateur Radio up close over the Labor Day weekend.

The Doctor Will See You Now!
by The ARRL Letter on August 25, 2016
"Software Defined Radio" is the topic of the new (August 25) episode of the "ARRL The Doctor is In" podcast. Listen...and learn!

National Parks On the Air Update:
by The ARRL Letter on August 25, 2016
Happy 100th Anniversary to the National Park Service! President Woodrow Wilson created the NPS on August 25, 1916, as a new bureau within the Department of the Interior. Today, NPS oversees many parks and monuments of cultural or historical significance. This celebration is the reason for the ARRL National Parks on the Air program.

Summer ARRL Section Manager Election Results Announced:
by The ARRL Letter on August 25, 2016
Two incumbent Section Managers were declared re-elected in balloted elections that concluded on August 23, when ballots were counted at ARRL Headquarters.

CA RACES and CERT Volunteers Team Up to Assist Seniors During Blackout:
by The ARRL Letter on August 25, 2016
When the power went out on June 4 at both the Huntington Gardens and Five Points senior residences in Huntington Beach, California, Huntington Beach RACES (HBRACES) and Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) volunteers promptly activated to help. Each residential structure stands 14 stories tall. At Huntington Gardens, a generator supplied power to the hallways and elevators, but not to individual living units or telephones; residents had no way of calling 911 if an emergency occurred. Five Points, with no back-up generator, was left in complete darkness.

Companies Agree to Plead Guilty for Fixing Prices of Electrolytic Capacitor
by The ARRL Letter on August 25, 2016
The US Department of Justice announced this week that three companies have agreed to plead guilty for their roles in a conspiracy to fix prices for electrolytic capacitors sold to customers in the US and elsewhere. The companies are Rubycon Corporation, Elna Co Ltd, and Holy Stone Holdings Co Ltd.

'Come, Let Us Talk Together' - Ham Contact Recalls Royal Telegraph Exchange
by The ARRL Letter on August 25, 2016
An ARRL Radiogram sent via Amateur Radio to Queen Elizabeth II on August 16 commemorated the anniversary of an exchange of telegrams 158 years earlier between Queen Victoria and US President James Buchanan. In August 1858, President Buchanan -- staying at his summer White House in Bedford Springs, Pennsylvania -- responded to a transatlantic telegraph invitation from Queen Victoria at Buckingham Palace.

In Brief...
by The ARRL Letter on August 25, 2016
ARRL Southeastern Division Vice Director Mike Lee, AA6ML, Resigns: ARRL Southeastern Division Vice Director Mike Lee, AA6ML, of Palm Coast, Florida, has resigned from office. Lee was appointed in 2014 to fill a vacancy created by a resignation. He served previously as Northern Florida Section Emergency Coordinator. "I regret Mike's decision to resign as Vice Director," said ARRL CEO, Tom Gallagher, NY2RF. "Mike made a significant contribution to the League's efforts in emergency communications, as well as serving on several important committees over the years. We all wish him well, and we will miss him."

Free 'Ham Radio Podcasts' Android App:
by AmateurRadio.com on August 25, 2016
Trevor Holyoak, KD7GHI, grew up in a house full of homemade gadgets that his dad made including clocks, a TV, and radios. He learned basic electronics from him, and practiced on a 150-in-one kit from Radio Shack. “I watched him do CW and string wire antennas across the yard, and so I was aware of ham radio at a young age,” he said. “He built our first home computer, a Sinclair ZX81, from a kit and that got me started down a path that I’m still on today.” Holyoak is a professional computer programmer and began creating Android apps on the side a few years ago. “I got the idea to create the Ham Radio Podcasts app because I had already built a couple of other podcast apps for specific interests, and I discovered that there are a bunch of great amateur radio podcasts out there,” said Holyoak. “I put them all together in an app that makes it easy to listen to them. You can stream the episodes as you listen, or you can download them and listen to them later when you don’t have a data connection.”


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