The ARRL Letter
May 18, 2017
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Spring Issue of Radio Waves is Now Available: The spring edition
of ARRL's license instruction and radio science education news
e-magazine Radio Waves
http://www.arrl.org/radio-waves is on the
virtual newsstand. Featured stories: "KID Museum Station Powers Up at
Maker Faire," "Amateur Radio Sparks Interest at Elementary School,"
"Making a Good Hobby Better through Post-Licensing Enrichment," and
"Teaching with the Solar Eclipse." There's also news on the Amateur
Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS
program, and word of a new "passive method" to learn the code. The
spring edition reviews the latest Boy Scouts' radio merit badge
requirements, and it includes a calendar of upcoming events,
opportunities, and deadlines. Radio Waves is free!
2017 ARRL/TAPR Digital Communications Conference Issues Second Call for
Papers: Technical papers are solicited for presentation at the 36th
annual ARRL/TAPR Digital Communications Conference (DCC
http://www.tapr.org/dcc.html), set for September 15-17 in St. Louis,
Missouri at the Holiday Inn Airport West in Earth City. Papers will
also be published in the Conference Proceedings. Authors do not need to
attend the conference to have their papers included in the Proceedings.
The submission deadline is July 31, 2017. Submit papers via e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org or via post to Maty Weinberg, KB1EIB, ARRL, 225 Main
St., Newington, CT 06111. Papers will be published exactly as
submitted, and authors will retain all rights.
Registration is Open for the 2017 W9DXCC DX Convention and Banquet:
http://w9dxcc.com/registration.html is now
available and the program is shaping up for the 2017 W9DXCC DX
Convention and Banquet September 15-16 in suburban Chicago. ARRL
President Rick Roderick, K5UR, will be the keynote speaker for this
65th annual W9DXCC event. Discounted hotel rooms can also be booked
now. Sponsored by the Northern Illinois DX Association, W9DXCC will
also offer Contest University (CTU) and DX University (DXU) programs on
Friday, with presentations for new and veteran DXers and contest
operators. The day-long session on Saturday will feature speakers,
exhibits, QSL card checking, and a CW pileup contest, plus prizes.
Visit the W9DXCC
http://w9dxcc.com/ website for more information and
updates, or contact
K9KE@arrl.net John McCormick, K9KE.
Iceland Extends Experimental License Privileges at 5 MHz: PTA, the
telecommunication authority in Iceland, has extended experimental
license privileges for radio amateurs in the 5 MHz band until December
31, 2017. The privileges are for 5,260-5,410 kHz, with 100 W EIRP.
Permissible modes include CW, USB, PSK31, and other digital modes. The
permit is the same for N and G licensees. Currently 25 licensees in
Iceland have experimental licenses to operate on 60 meters. -- Thanks
to Jónas Bjarnason, TF3JB
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