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In Brief...

from The ARRL Letter on July 11, 2019
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In Brief...

Applications for the 2020 ARRL Foundation Scholarship Program will be accepted between September 1 and December 31, 2019. All applicants must be FCC-licensed radio amateurs, and many scholarships have other specific requirements, such as intended area of study, residence within a particular ARRL Division, Section or state, and license class. Applicants should review the scholarships and check off the ones for which they are eligible. If you complete an online application, you must also email foundation@arrl.org a PDF of academic transcripts from your most-recently completed school year by January 13, 2020. Applications not accompanied by transcripts will not be considered. The ARRL Foundation Scholarship Committee will review all applicants for eligibility and award decisions. Scholarship recipients will be notified in May 2020 via USPS mail and email. For more information, visit the ARRL Foundation Scholarship Program http://www.arrl.org/scholarship-program page.

Starting with the August issue, QST will list the recipients of W1AW Code Proficiency http://www.arrl.org/code-proficiency-certificate certificates. Key manufacturer Vibroplex https://www.vibroplex.com/ is now sponsoring the certificates, which have been redesigned. The Code Proficiency program has been an ARRL staple for decades. Participants who copy a W1AW qualifying run http://www.arrl.org/qualifying-run-schedule and submit 1 minute of legible solid copy and the $10 certificate fee can qualify. Send submissions to W1AW Qualifying Run, 225 Main St., Newington, CT USA 06111. These are checked directly against the official W1AW text, and those demonstrating solid copy will receive an initial Code Proficiency certificate. Endorsement stickers, which cost $7.50, are issued for speeds up to 40 WPM. The W1AW Code Proficiency Program is open to hams and non-hams alike. Those seeking to attain a Code Proficiency certificate can listen to W1AW daily code practice sessions, in which the text is taken directly from QST, as announced before each practice run.

A final call has been issued to solicit technical papers for presentation at the ARRL/TAPR Digital Communications Conference (DCC https://www.tapr.org/dcc.html). The event is set for September 20 - 22 at the Marriott Detroit Metro Airport Hotel. 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 August 5. Submit maty@arrl.org papers via email or mail to Maty Weinberg, KB1EIB, ARRL, 225 Main St., Newington, CT 06111. Papers will be published exactly as submitted, and authors will retain all rights.

Cathryn Mitchell, M0IBG, the academic director of the University of Bath Doctoral College in the UK, has received the 2019 Edward Appleton Medal and Prize. She was recognized for her pioneering research in tomography and data assimilation that revealed a completely new perspective on the ionosphere in response to extreme space weather. "Mitchell innovated a completely new Earth observation technique by adapting medical tomography to image the Earth's ionosphere, thus revealing the dynamics of the near-Earth space environment," an announcement https://beta.iop.org/2019-edward-appleton-medal-and-prize on the Institute of Physics (IOP) website explained. "Her use of Global Positioning System satellite signals as a source for space weather tomography, through a new time-dependent mathematical inversion algorithm, has given us the first global-scale view of the ionosphere in response to space weather storms." The award's namesake, Edward Appleton, won the 1947 Nobel Prize in Physics for his 1924 work that proved the existence of the ionosphere. Radio amateurs participated in listening tests during the early 1920s that provided data regarding how radio signals propagate. Read more http://www.arrl.org/news/scientist-cathryn-mitchell-m0ibg-honored-for-ionospheric-imaging-research.

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