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In Brief...

from The ARRL Letter on January 10, 2019
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In Brief...

The latest General-class Question Pool, effective July 1, has been released. The National Conference of Volunteer Examiner Coordinators (NCVEC http://www.ncvec.org) Question Pool Committee has released the 2019 - 2023 FCC Element 3 General Class Question Pool into the public domain. The 2019 - 2023 General Class (Element 3) Question Pool is available in Word http://www.ncvec.org/downloads/2019-2023GeneralClassQuestionPool.docx, ASCII text , and PDF http://www.ncvec.org/downloads/2019-2023GeneralClassQuestionPool.pdf versions. The new Question Pool is effective for Element 3 exams administered on or after July 1, 2019. On January 6, the Question Pool Committee also released a revised diagram Figure G7-1 (PDF http://www.ncvec.org/downloads/G7-1.pdf) (JPG http://www.ncvec.org/downloads/G7-1.jpg), as part of the new Element 3 Question Pool. -- Thanks to NCVEC Question Pool Committee

The MIT Radio Society (W1MX) and the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) are hosting a series of public lectures on "everything radio." The lectures, presented by academics and industry professionals, will be held every Tuesday at 5:30 PM ET in Building 3, Room 270. Sessions will also be live-streamed via YouTube, courtesy of MIT Student Cable (January 8 lecture https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLWwWW7rc6eKh8xfLl4Pac7W9l54h7oj-B&disable_polymer=true) and archived. Each self-contained talk will address a different facet of radio, ranging from modulation, propagation, and Amateur Radio, to radar, radio astronomy, space-based applications, and cellular and 5G technology. No prior experience with radio is necessary. All are welcome to attend individual lectures or the entire series. The schedule and speakers list http://student.mit.edu/iap/ns313.html is on the EECS Independent Activities Period (IAP) page, under the Radio Technology, History, and Applications tab (click "Expand All" to view). For more information, contact dsheen@mit.edu Daniel Sheen, KC1EPN.

Registration http://www.dxconvention.com/pages/registration.html has opened for the 70th meeting of the International DX Convention (IDXC http://www.dxconvention.com/). The gathering will take place April 12 - 14 at the Visalia Convention Center. The convention will include Contest Academy training, seminars, keynote presentations, contest and DX forums, and dinners. DXCC QSL card checking will be available. Some three dozen exhibitors will attend. More than 700 avid DXers and contesters looking to improve their skills and reconnect with their peers are expected to attend. -- Thanks to John Miller, K6MM, and Rich Seifert, KE1B

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