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In Brief...

from The ARRL Letter on July 12, 2018
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In Brief...

AMSAT http://www.amsat.org/ has issued its first call for papers for its 2018 Annual Meeting and Space Symposium https://www.amsat.org/amsat-symposium/. The event is set for November 2 - 4 at the US Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Proposals for papers, symposium presentations, and poster presentations are invited on any topic of interest to the Amateur Satellite community. AMSAT requests a tentative presentation title as soon as possible. Final copy must be submitted by October 15 for inclusion in the printed proceedings. Send n8fgv@amsat.org abstracts and papers to Dan Schultz, N8FGV. -- Thanks to AMSAT News Service

A radio amateur in Japan has Completed WAS on 6 meters. Tac Hirama, JA7QVI, has fulfilled all requirements for the Worked All States (WAS http://www.arrl.org/was) award on 6 meters. New Jersey was the last state he needed to work, and he managed a moonbounce (EME) contact as well as a conventional ionospheric contact. It's quite possible that JA7QVI is the first radio amateur to earn WAS on 6 meters from Japan, although that cannot be confirmed. Completing WAS on 6 meters was a major goal for him, Hirama said, and an Earth-Moon-Earth contact with Andy Blank, N2NT, on June 17 clinched the deal. He'd been working on achieving WAS on 6 meters since 1977. JA7QVI now has accomplished WAS on 10 bands, 160 through 6 meters.

Hungary has regained access to 60 meters. The Hungarian National Media and Infocommunications Authority (NMHH) has published an update http://www.kozlonyok.hu/nkonline/MKPDF/hiteles/MK18074.pdf to the National Frequency Allocation Table to provide Amateur Radio access to the band 5,351.5 to 5,366.5 kHz at a maximum power of 15 W EIRP, per World Radiocommunication Conference 2015. Previously, 3-month permits were available to allow access to 5,350 to 5,450 kHz at 100 W, but these were discontinued in 2017. -- Thanks to Paul Gaskell, G4MWO/The 5 MHz Newsletter

A new Reverse Beacon Network (RBN http://www.reversebeacon.net/) node is now operating in Liberia at the station of Richmond Harding, EL2BG. The new node was established with funding from the Yasme Foundation http://www.yasme.org, as part of the RBN's effort to fill coverage gaps in its coverage in the developing world, following in the footsteps of VU2PTT and ET3AA. -- Thanks to Pete Smith, N4ZR

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