ARRL DXCC and Awards Manager Bill Moore, NC1L, Recuperating Following Accident
ARRL DXCC and Awards Manager Bill Moore, NC1L, was seriously injured in a single-car accident on the afternoon of Thursday, July 3. Moore suffered a broken neck and other injuries and is paralyzed from the chest down. He is stable and recuperating at Mount Sinai Rehab Hospital in Hartford.
There is no timetable for his return to work at ARRL Headquarters. DXCC and awards questions that would nor...
Party Balloon Carrying Amateur Radio Payload Circles the Northern Hemisphere
A simple party-style balloon carrying a 434 MHz solar-powered Amateur Radio transmitter is nearing the end of its trip around the Northern Hemisphere. Launched on July 12 from the UK by Leo Bodnar, M0XER, the so-called B-64 balloon is expected to complete its final transatlantic crossing over Cornwall in the UK on July 31 or August 1. It then is expected to continue east into Europe. So far the...
ARRL Board Lauds “Unforgettable Milestone,” Formalizes LoTW Policy, Honors Award Recipients
Reflecting the afterglow of the ARRL National Centennial Convention that concluded a couple of days earlier, the ARRL Board of Directors commended and thanked the ARRL Headquarters staff and the National Centennial Convention volunteers for “their devotion and service, contributing to a truly memorable celebration of this unforgettable milestone in the life of the ARRL.” The resolution, offered...
Special Event Planned this Fall on 630 Meters
Experimental operators on 600/630 meters will conduct a special event operation October 31-November 2. The Maritime Radio Historical Society (MRHS), which maintains the KPH/KSM commercial coast stations, will take part in the event.
“This event marks the 106th anniversary of the Berlin Treaty that created the international distress frequency at 500 kHz,” said ARRL 600 Meter Experimental Group Co...
California Hams Activate to Support Shelter Communications Following Wildfire
Amateur Radio volunteers in California’s Tuolumne County assisted local emergency managers and the American Red Cross by supporting communication at a shelter in Groveland, set up in the wake of the El Portal Fire in Yosemite National Park. The National Park Service reported that the fire got its start in the community of El Portal on July 26, and evacuations were put into effect for Foresta an...
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