The number of log entries this year was 5,340. This compares to last year’s number of 2,327. Thanks to everyone who participated. 73, Jim W5LA
Congratulations to KAREN HOUSTON on passing her Amateur Extra exam, NICHOLAS OVERBY on passing his General exam, and STEVEN D CRAIG II on passing the Technician exam at the hamfest last Saturday.
One very handy operating aid when operating a state QSO party is a map showing the counties. The US Census Bureau has very nice maps, but the link to them has recently changed. The new URL is: www.census.gov/geographies/reference-maps/2000/geo/state-county-outline-2000.html
The West Monroe High School Amateur Radio club now hold the vanity callsign of WM5HS. We are looking forward to hearing that callsign on the air in the future.
The European FT8 Club is sponsoring an FT8 DX Contest on April 13, 2019 1200z through April 14, 2019 1200z. Everyone works everyone in this contest, and the maximum power category for the contest is 100 W. The exchange format is the same as the ARRL RTTY Roundup, with state/province for US/Canada stations, and serial…
Details at https://bouvetoya.org/
The first 1.0 release candidate of JS8Call is ready for download at the official JS8Call web site. This release candidate will be good until March 11, after which there is a planned 1.0 general release.
Congratulations to: Kenneth Yarbrough, KI5DKW James C. (Cliff) Whitman, KI5DLG for obtaining their Technician Class license. Welcome to the ham radio community!
I was reading The ARRL Contest Update for January 23, 2019 and the Conversation by N0AX “Let’s Have Some More Exuberance” caught my attention as two points came into sharp focus. As the ARRL content is copyrighted, I can’t repost it here. But all hams interested in the survival of our hobby into the next…
The location of the international beacons (Image: NCDXF) How can you work out what parts of the world an HF band is open to and in only three minutes? The answer is to listen to the International Beacon Project beacons, run by the Northern California DX Foundation (NCDXF). The NCDXF, in cooperation with the International…