District Emergency Coordinator Tim Takeuchi / W6TST

District Emergency Coordinator Tim Takeuchi / W6TST reports that the San Benito County Amateur Radio Association club station N6SBC ran 10 two hour shifts at W1AW/6 in October, operating both 40 and 20 meters.    Thanks, Tim and staff for your excellent work. https://sbcara.org/ […]

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Many thanks to Paul Wesling / KM6LH

Many thanks to Paul Wesling / KM6LH, who shares this fascinating presentation – “The Origins of Silicon Valley: Roots in Ham Radio”. https://youtu.be/dHS4xj3k9CA?si=4Y6hvzPkp2FuOBYw […]

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QST de W1AW / ARRL Bulletin 27, ARLB027

QST de W1AW / ARRL Bulletin 27, ARLB027From ARRL Headquarters, Newington, CT October 30, 2023 To all radio amateurs: Deadline Extended to November 28, 2023 for 60-Meter Comments The deadline to file comments on the 60-meter band proposal has been extended by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to November 28, 2023. Replies to comments will be […]

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Using Amateur Radio to Play Chess

Using Amateur Radio to Play ChessVia ARRL, 10/20/2023 Playing chess using amateur radio? The concept may have begun in 1912 when a group of college students from Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) wanted to challenge chess players at The Ohio State University (OSU). Though the official origin is still debated, clippings from a 1912 issue […]

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ARRL Launches The NTS Letter

ARRL Launches The NTS LetterVia ARRL, 10/06/2023 There’s a new newsletter in the ARRL repertoire as of this week. The first issue of The NTS Letter was published on October 3, 2023. The NTS Letter is a monthly digest of all things related to the ARRL National Traffic System®. It is edited by Marcia Forde, […]

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San Mateo Radio Club Scavenger Hunt

QST – San Mateo Radio Club Scavenger Hunt / thanks, Mike, N6IMY — The San Mateo Radio Club is organizing a ham radio scavenger hunt. The event will be held in San Mateo on October 7th 2023 at 9 a.m. The scavenger hunt starts at the following place: https://w3w.co/loving.drag.mobile A radio scavenger hunt can be […]

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Students Wanted: Talk to an Astronaut via Amateur Radio in 2024!

Students Wanted: Talk to an Astronaut via Amateur Radio in 2024!Via ARRL, 09/29/2023 There’s an opportunity for STEM education via amateur radio that will put students in contact with astronauts. The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program is seeking formal and informal education institutions and organizations, individually or working together, to host […]

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The ARRL Simulated Emergency Test (SET)

The ARRL Simulated Emergency Test (SET) is scheduled for October 7 – 8, 2023, via ARRL – The SET is ARRL’s annual national emergency exercise designed to assess the skills and preparedness of Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES®) volunteers, as well as those affiliated with other organizations involved in emergency and disaster responses. The SET […]

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Announcing our 4th Annual Youth “Dream Rig” Essay Contest

QST de Dave / WD5COV — Announcing our 4th Annual Youth “Dream Rig” Essay Contest. The Intrepid-DX Group is a US based 501 C (3) nonprofit organization thatpromotes Amateur Radio activities around the world. The Intrepid-DX Group recognizes the importance of including Youth in our great hobbybecause they are our future! We are continuing with […]

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