The ARRL Board of Directors will meet Friday and Saturday, July 20 - 21, in Connecticut for its second meeting of the year. ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, will preside. The Board will hear reports from the general counsel, officers, and committees. Representatives of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) and Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) have been invited to attend the July Board meeting.
The ARRL Logs Received page has gotten a new home and a facelift. "This is the first step toward a new ARRL Contests Landing Page http://contests.arrl.org/ for post-event contest information," ARRL Contest Branch Manager Bart Jahnke, W9JJ, said. "We'll have more to say about this in the coming weeks." Jahnke said Field Day web app submissions are being posted http://www.arrl.org/logs-received every few days at the bottom of the Logs Received page (this file is updated manually). Hard copy and emailed submissions will appear the week of July 23, allowing participants until the end of July to review. The ARRL Contest Branch also announced that some contest award certificates now are available for download http://contests.arrl.org/certificates.php from the ARRL website in PDF and JPEG formats. Just enter the call sign. Currently available certificates are for the 2017 IARU HF Championship, the 2017 ARRL 222 MHz and Up Distance Contest, and the 2017 ARRL September VHF Contest. "Future certificates for more current events, as well as past events going back well over a decade, will be made available in the next few weeks," Jahnke said.
A team of young radio amateurs will be on the air from Market Reef Lighthouse this month and next. The group will operate as OJ0C from July 21 until July 28, and again from August 18 until August 25. The lighthouse is near sea level, and waves have been known to cover the entire reef. The Finnish Lighthouse Society (FLS) and the Amateur Radio League of Finland (SRAL) in conjunction with OH-DX-Foundation (OHDXF) and DX University (DXU) have organized the first-ever International Youth at Sea (IYAS) cultural exchange-based radio activity, which could become a regular annual event. The 2018 youth team members are Nuuti, OH1UBO; Elias, OH2EP; Otava, OH3OT; Mikael, OH3UAF; Pieter, ON3DI; Florian, OE3FTA, and Ilie, YO3IMD -- all 16 to 25 years old. The young operators will be participating in daily workshops of safety and survival at sea in the remote lighthouse. In addition, they will become familiar with the latest digital modes and, most important, learning how to operate the radio efficiently -- providing OJ0C contacts and handling pileups. QSL OJ0C via OH3JR.
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