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  1. The Doctor Will See You Now!

    “Power Supplies” is the topic of the current (July 20) episode of the “ARRL The Doctor is In” podcast. Listen...and learn!

    Sponsored by DX Engineering, “ARRL The Doctor is In” is an informative discussion of all things technical. Listen on your computer, tablet, or smartphone -- whenever and wherever you like!

    Every 2 weeks, your host, QST Editor-in-Chief Steve Ford, WB8IMY, and the Doctor himsel...

  2. Islands on the Air (IOTA) Officially Launching New Website in September

    The new Islands on the Air (IOTA) program website is targeted to launch officially in early September, when the current Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB)-sponsored website will be taken offline. The new website is undergoing fine-tuning, according to IOTA IT Manager Johan Willemsen, PA3EXX.

    “When we are ready the old URL will be forwarded to the new URL, and IOTA users can login on the new ...

  3. Ham’s Project Amelia Earhart Flight Nears End

    The Amelia Earhart commemorative round-the-world flight by pilot Brian Lloyd, WB6RQN, has begun heading over the Pacific Ocean, landing first on July 23 at Pago Pago in American Samoa, and then in Hawaii via a symbolic flyover of Howland Island. Lloyd has contacted hundreds of other radio amateurs from Spirit, his Mooney M20K 231, with expanded fuel capacity and modern avionics gear. Lloyd’s “P...

  4. ARRL Contest Rule Changes, Clarifications Reflect “Best Practices” in Radiosport

    Just ahead of the 2017-2018 contest season, ARRL has announced rule changes and clarifications to League-sponsored contests. These include an improved process for submitting logs and reporting scores. Unless otherwise noted, these changes become effective starting with the September VHF Contest.

     

    “These changes reflect current ‘best practices’ in the contest community and help us improve the qu...

  5. New 222 MHz and Up Contest Debuts August 5-6 Weekend

    ARRL’s new 222 MHz and Up Distance Contest will debut on August 5 at 1800 UTC and continue until the next day. This 24-hour contest offers a wide range of entry categories, from FM, CW, and SSB to digital modes.

    The object is to work as many stations as possible on the 222 MHz through 241 GHz bands, using any allowable mode. A station in a specific grid locator may be contacted from the same loc...

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