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In Brief...

from The ARRL Letter on April 20, 2017
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Central States VHF Society Solicits Conference Papers, Presentations, Poster Displays: The Central States VHF Society (CSVHFS http://2017.csvhfs.org) is soliciting papers, presentations, and posters/tabletop displays for its 51st annual conference http://2017.csvhfs.org/, set for July 27-30 at the Sheraton Albuquerque Airport Hotel in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The conference is seeking papers, presentations, and posters on all "weak-signal" VHF-and-above Amateur Radio topics. Such topics as FM, repeaters, and packet radio are generally considered outside the scope of papers, presentations, and posters being sought, but there are exceptions. Contact Ed James, KA8JMW ka8jmw@arrl.net (10 Trade Ct., Edgewood, NM 87105), with any questions. You do not need to attend the conference or present your paper to have it published in the Proceedings. Posters will be displayed during the conference. Submissions will be accepted via e-mail, Dropbox, Google Drive, CD/DVD, USB stick/thumb drive, and other methods. The deadline is June 12 for papers to be included in the Proceedings. Additional details http://2017.csvhfs.org/index.php/guidance-documents/authors on papers, presentations, and posters, including formatting guidelines, are on the conference website. Visit http://2017.csvhfs.org/ the conference website for more information on the conference. Online registration will open on about May 1. -- Thanks to Brian Mileshosky, N5ZGT, 2017 CSVHFS President

International Girls in Information and Telecommunication Technologies Day is April 27: International Girls in Information and Telecommunication Technologies (ICT) Day http://www.itu.int/en/ITU-D/Digital-Inclusion/Women-and-Girls/Girls-in-ICT-Portal/Pages/Girls-in-ICT-Portal-Home.aspx is April 27. The ITU initiative aims to create a global environment that empowers and encourages girls and young women to consider careers in the growing ICT field, enabling them and technology companies to reap the benefits of greater female participation in the ICT sector. "Since we launched Girls in ICT Day, we have seen over 240,000 girls and young women take part in more than 7,200 celebrations in 160 countries worldwide," said the ITU's Kemal Huseinovic, Chief of the Infrastructure, Enabling Environment and E-Applications Department. He offered some tips https://itu4u.wordpress.com/2017/04/03/5-tips-for-planning-a-girls-in-ict-day-event/ on planning Girls in ICT Day events. These include hands-on workshops, competitions, inviting role models, and hosting a career fair. "In IARU Region 2, we consider that Amateur Radio is an excellent way for girls to get to know and appreciate ICTs," IARU Region 2 Public Information Officer Joaquín Solana, XE1R, said. International Girls in ICT Day is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in April every year. -- Thanks to Joaquín Solana, XE1R; ITU

Nominations are Open for the 2017 Bill Pasternak Young Ham of the Year: Nominations for the 2017 Bill Pasternak/Amateur Radio Newsline Young Ham of the Year (YHOTY https://www.arnewsline.org/yhoty) will be accepted until May 31. Candidates for the award must be 18 or younger and reside in the US (or its possessions) or Canada. Nominees must hold a valid Amateur Radio license issued by the US or Canada. A candidate needs to have accomplished something outstanding as an Amateur Radio operator, whether by recruiting new hams, engaging in a community service project, or helping to benefit Amateur Radio in other ways. The award presentation will be held at the Huntsville Hamfest on August 19, 2017. The Young Ham of the Year Award was created by Amateur Radio Newsline founder Bill Pasternak, WA6ITF (SK). The 2016 YHOTY was Skyler Fennell, KD0WHB, of Denver.

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