Tuesday, August 19, 2014

C.C. Chaput, W4YTY a SK

CC, W4YTY will be sadly missed by the Ham Radio community. Our heart felt Sympathy to his family and many friends.
 

Tarcisius A. Chaput, (C.C.), 91 of Collinsville, VA passed away August 2, 2014 in Greensboro, NC.

C.C. was born on September 2, 1922 in Colby, WI, son of the late Walter E. and Irma S. Firnstahl Chaput. Due to his father’s occupation, the family resided in several states prior to his graduation from Bridgeville, DE High School class of 1941. In 1943 he enlisted with the U.S. Army serving for 3 years. He was honorably discharged in 1946. He began his long career with the DuPont Company in Martinsville, VA in the sheet metal department.. C.C was an avid Ham radio operator and also, in his younger years, a Boy Scout leader.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by 4 brothers: Joseph T., Walter S., Robert F., and Gerald G. He is survived by 3 brothers: Lawrence J. of Scottsville, VA; Donald J. (Lil) of Germany and Harold E., of NJ; a sister Kathryn Lovell (Robert) of Galena, MD; numerous nieces and nephews and his devoted friends, Sue and Curtis Harrison of Fieldale, VA.

A graveside service was held in Galena Cemetery, Galena, MD.

Arrangements by Galena Funeral Home of Stephen L. Schaech.


Saturday, August 16, 2014

DX Bulletin 33 ARLD033 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT August 14, 2014 To all radio amateurs

DX Bulletin 33  ARLD033
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  August 14, 2014
To all radio amateurs

SB DX ARL ARLD033
ARLD033 DX news

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by
CX3AL, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX, DXNL, Contest
Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites.
Thanks to all.

MADAGASCAR, 5R.  Jack, AI4SV plans to be QRV as 5R8SV from
Antananarivo, IOTA AF-013, during the next 3 years.  Activity will
be on the HF bands using mainly CW.  QSL via G3SWH.

TONGA, A3.  Operators Stan, AC8W, Brian, KG8CO, Charles, KN8R and
Lee, N8LJ will be QRV as A35AC, A35CO, A35LT and A35TR,
respectively, from Tongatapu Island, IOTA OC-049, from August 16 to
24.  Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY.
QSL A35AC, A35CO and A35LT via K8ESQ, and A35TR via K8AQM.

URUGUAY, CX.  Members of the Radio Club Uruguayo will be QRV as CW1R
from the Punta del Esta Lighthouse, ILLW UY0005, during the
International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend.  Activity will be on 80
to 10 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes with at least
two stations.  QSL via bureau.

CAPE VERDE, D4.  Carlo, ON4BR will be QRV as D44TLO from Boa Vista
Island, IOTA AF-086, from August 16 to 23. Activity will be on 40 to
10 meters using CW.  QSL to home call.

FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, DA.  Look for DK0FC to be QRV as
DK0FC/LGT from the Wangerooge Lighthouse, ILLW DE0030, during the
International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend.  QSL via DB1BAC.

SPAIN, EA.  Hans, DK6EA and Heike, DC2CT will be QRV as
EA1/home calls from the Faro de Cabo Silleiro Lighthouse, ILLW
ES00039, during the International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend.  QSL
to home calls.

IRELAND, EI.  Members of the South Eastern Amateur Radio Group are
QRV as EI1100WD until the end of 2014 to celebrate the 1100th
anniversary of the founding by Vikings in 914 of the town of
Waterford.  QSL via EI2HZB.

FRANCE, F.  Helmich, PA0HEL and Peter, PA0RLM will be QRV as TM0LHG
from the Gravelines Lighthouse, ILLW FR0002, during the
International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend.  Activity will be on 80,
40, 20, 17, 15, 12 and 2 meters using SSB.  QSL via PA0HEL.

PUERTO RICO, KP4.  Operators Carlos, KP4CPC, Eduardo, NP4GE,
Anthony, WP4I and Rafael, KP4ROS are QRV from Culebrita Island, IOTA
NA-099, from the Culebra Lighthouse, ILLW PR0013, during the
International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend.  QSL via WP4I.

DENMARK, OZ.  Members of the MF-Runde will be QRV as OZ0MF and
5P0MF/LH from the Nordborg Lighthouse, ILLW DK0006, during the
International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend.  QSL via DF5LW.

SWEDEN, SM.  Members of the Enkoping Radio Klubb will be QRV as
SK5WB from the new Understen Lighthouse, ILLW SE00061, and the old
Understen Lighthouse, ILLW SE00062, during the International
Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend.  Activity will be 80 to 10 meters,
including 6 and 2 meters, and 70 cm.  QSL via SK5WB.

DODECANESE, SV5.  Members of the Radio Amateur Association of
Dodecanese will be QRV as SZ5RDS/p from Stroggili Islet, IOTA
EU-001, and from the Ipsili Lighthouse, ILLW GR0003, during the
International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend.  Activity will be on
80 to 2 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY.  QSL via SV5AZP.

TURKEY, TA.  Look for TC1LHW and TC6LHW to be QRV during the
International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend from the Istanbul Terkos
Karaburun Lighthouse and Samsun Bafra Lighthouse, respectively.  QSL
via bureau.

AUSTRALIA, VK.  Alan, VK5PBZ will be QRV as AX5PBZ from the Port
Germein Lighthouse, ILLW AU0069, during the International Lighthouse
and Lightship Weekend.  QSL to home call.  In addition, look for
Trevor, VK3ATX to be QRV from lighthouse ILLW AU0080 on Gabo
Island, IOTA OC-196, during the International Lighthouse and
Lightship Weekend.  QSL to home call.

INDIA, VU.  Operators VU2LU, VU2GGM, and VU2JHM are QRV as AT5RP
from Pamban Island, IOTA AS-173, until August 17.  They are active
from the lighthouses Pamban Channel, ARLHS IND-048, and Rameswaram,
ARLHS IND-058.  QSL via VU2LU.

VIET NAM, XV.  Andy, UA3AA is QRV as XV2G until November 23.
Activity is on the HF bands using mainly CW.  QSL direct to home
call.

SPECIAL EVENT STATIONS.  W1AW Centennial Station W1AW/5 in Oklahoma
is QRV until 2359z on August 19.  In addition, W1AW Centennial
Stations W1AW/8 in Ohio and W1AW/0 in North Dakota will be QRV
starting at 0000z on August 20.  They will be active until 2359z on
August 26.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.  The ARRL RTTY Rookie Roundup, ARRL 10
GHz and Up Contest, International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend, NCCC
RTTY Sprint, NCCC Sprint CW Ladder, SARTG World Wide RTTY Contest,
Russian District Award Contest, Keyman's Club of Japan CW Contest,
North American SSB QSO Party, Feld Hell Sprint, CVA DX CW Contest
and the SARL HF Digital Contest will certainly keep contesters busy
this upcoming weekend. The Run for the Bacon QRP CW Contest is
scheduled for August 18.  The CWops Mini-CWT CW Test is scheduled
for August 20.  Please see August QST, page 74, and the ARRL and
WA7BNM contest web sites for details.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

WEBINAR : HR 4969 - the "Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2014" - Wednesday, August 13, 2014 from 9:00pm to 10:30pm.

In June, 2014 with Congressman Adam Kinzinger (IL-16) as the sponsor and
Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2) as co-sponsor, HR 4969 - the "Amateur
Radio Parity Act of 2014" - was introduced into the 113th Congress.
This bipartisan effort would direct the FCC to extend the "reasonable
accommodation" provisions for Amateur Radio antennas ordered by PRB-1
to include all types of land-use regulation, including deed
restrictions and restrictive covenants (CC&R’s).

The Atlantic Division is sponsoring a webinar on HR 4969.  All
Divisions are welcome to attend.  ARRL General Counsel Chris Imlay W3KD
and ARRL Hudson Division Director Mike Lisenco N2YBB will talk about HR
4969 and what it means for ARRL members and how we can help effect its
benefits.  This session will be moderated by ARRL Atlantic Division
Director Bill Edgar N3LLR.

This webinar will be held on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 from 9:00pm to
10:30pm.  To join in, please register as soon as possible at this URL:
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/296315552

On a personal note, please join me in participation with this webinar.
The ARRL is very fortunate to have Chris Imlay as legal counsel.  He is
extremely knowledgeable about Communications law as it relates to
Amateur Radio and other radio services.  His presentation skills are
excellent, and he is a very entertaining individual.  Mike Lisenco has
been very active in recent visits to Capitol Hill and has been very
successful in gaining cosponsors for HR-4969.  He can offer multiple
tips on meeting with your respective representatives locally during
this congressional recess, or upon their return to D.C.  He is likewise
entertaining, and his fine Brooklyn accent is just icing on the cake!

As always, www.arrl.org/hr-4969 is the link that provides considerable
information on HR-4969.  Please visit often, and PLEASE become part of
the grassroots effort!  This bill is our best chance yet to beat
CC&R’s!

’73 de JIM N2ZZ
ARRL Vice Director
Roanoke Division
For Dennis Bodson W4PWF, Director, Roanoke Division

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Director: Dennis Bodson, W4PWF
w4pwf@arrl.org

Friday, August 1, 2014

DX Bulletin 31 ARLD031 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT July 31, 2014 To all radio amateurs

QST de W1AW
DX Bulletin 31  ARLD031
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  July 31, 2014
To all radio amateurs

SB DX ARL ARLD031
ARLD031 DX news

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by
the Weekly DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX, DXNL,
Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web
sites.  Thanks to all.

ROTUMA, 3D2.  Antoine, 3D2AG plans to be QRV as 3D2AG/p until August
8 while on work assignment.  Activity is during his free time and on
40 to 6 meters using mainly CW.  QSL direct to his Fiji address.

TIMOR-LESTE, 4W.  Adhi, YB3MM is QRV as 4W/NB3MM from Dili on Timor
Leste, IOTA OC-148, until August 5.  Activity is on 30 to 12 meters
using mainly SSB with some CW and PSK31.  QSL via YB3MM.

TANZANIA, 5H.  Flavio, IW2NEF is QRV as 5H1NE from Zanzibar Island,
IOTA AF-032, until August 6.  Activity is holiday style on the HF
bands using SSB.  QSL via IK2DUW.

TONGA, A3.  Dave, G4BUO is QRV as A35UO from Tongatapu Island, IOTA
OC-049, until August 4.  Activity is holiday style on 40 to 10
meters using only CW.  QSL to home call.

BAHAMAS, C6.  Marilyn, WM2W and Terry, N0TW are QRV as C6AMW and
C6ATW, respectively, until August 4.  This includes entries in the
10-10 International Summer SSB contest.  QSL via N0TW.

EASTER ISLAND, CE0.  Manuel, CE2NTT and Cristian, CE2WTF will be QRV
from Isla de Pascua, IOTA SA-001, from August 2 to 3.  They each may
be QRV as XR0YNTT, 3G0YNTT, CB0YNTT, and, XR0YWTF, 3G0YWTF, CB0YWTF,
respectively.  Activity will be on 40, 20, 15, 10 and 6 meters using
SSB, with some possible activity on various satellites.  QSL via
operators' instructions.

ESTONIA, ES.  In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Baltic
Way, amateur radio operators here will use the prefix ES25 during
the month of August.

ENGLAND, G.  Special event station GB1418WAR is QRV during August.
Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using predominantly SSB with some
CW.  QSL via M0OXO.

LITHUANIA, LY.  In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Baltic
Way, amateur radio operators here will use the prefix LY25 during
the month of August.

AUSTRIA, OE.  Special event Boy Scout club station OE2WURZL14 will
be QRV from the international camp of the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts
of Salzburg from the GA Steiner valley from August 3 to 13.  QSL via
operators' instructions.

CRETE, SV9.  Luc, ON6DSL is QRV as SV9/ON6DSL/p while on vacation on
Crete, IOTA EU-015.  Activity is holiday style on the HF bands using
SSB and QRP power.  QSL to home call.

CANADA, VE.  Look for VE3WCD to be QRV during the Welland Canal Days
next to Lake Erie near Inner Lighthouse, ARLHS CAN-764, and Outer
Lighthouse, ARLHS CAN-765.  QSL via bureau.  In addition, Donald,
KB6QEW is QRV as KB6QEW/VY2 from Prince Edward Island, IOTA NA-029,
until August 4 from the PEI DX Lodge.  This includes an entry in the
North American CW QSO party.  QSL to home call.

COCOS (KEELING) ISLAND, VK9C.  A group of operators are QRV as VK9EC
until August 2.  Activity is holiday style on 160 to 6 meters using
CW, SSB, RTTY, FM and PSK31.  QSL via JF3PLF.

CHRISTMAS ISLAND, VK9X.  A group of operators will be QRV as VK9EX
from August 2 to 8.  Activity will be holiday style on 160 to 6
meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, FM and PSK31.  QSL via JF3PLF.

INDONESIA, YB.  Imam, YB4IR will be QRV as YB4IR/5 from Tambelan
Island, IOTA OC-122, from August 2 to 9.  Activity will be on 40 to
10 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes.  QSL to home
call.

LATVIA, YL.  In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Baltic
Way, amateur radio operators here will use the prefix YL25 during
the month of August.

SPECIAL EVENT STATIONS.  W1AW Centennial Station W1AW/0 in South
Dakota and W1AW/4 in Kentucky are QRV until 2359z on August 5.  In
addition, W1AW Centennial Stations W1AW/1 in Vermont and W1AW/2 in
New Jersey will be QRV starting at 0000z on August 6.  They will be
active until 2359z on August 12.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.  The ARRL August UHF Contest, North
American CW QSO Party, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC Sprint CW Ladder, TARA
Grid Dip Shindig, 10-10 International Summer SSB Contest, European
HF Championship, RSGB RoPoCo CW contest and the SARL HF Phone
Contest are all scheduled for this upcoming weekend.  The ARS
Spartan CW Sprint is scheduled for August 5.  The CWops Mini-CWT CW
Test is scheduled for August 6.  Please see August QST, page 74, and
the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest web sites for details.
NNNN
/EX

Friday, July 25, 2014

NEW DX Bulletin # 30 ARLD030 From ARRL Headquarters

SB DX @ ARL $ARLD030
ARLD030 DX news

ZCZC AE30
QST de W1AW
DX Bulletin 30  ARLD030
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  July 24, 2014
To all radio amateurs

SB DX ARL ARLD030
ARLD030 DX news

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by
the Weekly DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX, DXNL,
Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web
sites.  Thanks to all.

CYPRUS, 5B.  Richard, M5RIC is QRV as 5B/M5RIC until July 29.  This
includes being QRV as C4I in the RSGB IOTA contest.  QSL to home
call.

CROATIA, 9A.  A group of operators will be QRV as 9A4J/p from Lokrum
Island, IOTA EU-016, as a Multi Op entry in the RSGB IOTA contest.
QSL via 9A4J.

CHINA, BY.  Operators Dale, BA4TB, Gu, BD4TS, Weihai, BD4SS and
Xingang, BH4TVU are QRV from Lingshan Island, IOTA AS-150, until
July 27.  They will be active as BA4TB in the RSGB IOTA contest as a
Single Op/All Band/Mix Mode/High Power entry.  QSL to home calls.

NAURU, C2.  Yuki, JH1NBN is QRV as C21BN until August 16.  Activity
is on 80 to 6 meters using SSB.  QSL to home call.

SPAIN, EA.  A group of operators are QRV as ED1K from Ons Island,
IOTA EU-080, until July 27.  This includes being an entry in the
RSGB IOTA contest.  QSL via EA1NK.

WALES, GW.  Members of the Barry Amateur Radio Society will be QRV
as GW8K from Flatholm Island, IOTA EU-124, as a Multi Op/Island
DXpedition/24 Hrs/Low Power entry.  QSL via MW0DHF.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, HI.  Albert, HB9BCK is QRV as HI/HB9BCK from
Boca Chica until August 3.  Activity is on the HF bands using CW,
SSB and various digital modes.  QSL to home call.

SARDINIA, IS0.  Operators Sergio, IS0SSY, Sauro, IK5EKB and
Salvatore, IK8UND will be QRV as IS0SSY from Sardinia, IOTA EU-024,
in the RSGB IOTA contest as a Multi Single entry.  QSL via IS0SSY.

ALASKA, KL7.  Members of the Russian Robinson Club will be QRV as
KL7RRC from Adak Island, IOTA NA-039, in the RSGB IOTA contest.  QSL
via N7RO.

BRAZIL, PY.  Fabio, PP5BZ will be QRV as PQ5M from Sao Francisco
Island, IOTA SA-027, in the RSGB IOTA contest.  QSL to home call.

GREECE, SV.  Operators Antony, SV1OAN, Panagiotis, SV1IZF and Panos,
SV1COX will be QRV as SX3AM from Agios Mariani, IOTA EU-158, in the
RSGB IOTA contest as a Multi Op/All Band/DXpedition/QRP/Mixed
Mode/Battery Power entry.  QSL via SV1COX.

TURKEY, TA.  Operator TA2LJ is QRV as TA2LJ/0 from Bozcaada, IOTA
AS-099, until September 15.  QSL via bureau.

ICELAND, TF.  Nigel, G3TXF will be QRV as TF/G3TXF from Grimsey
Island, IOTA EU-168, until July 27.  This includes being an entry in
the RSGB IOTA contest.  QSL via operator's instructions.

CORSICA, TK.  Noel, ON4APU will be QRV as TK/OO4O from Corsica in
the RSGB IOTA Contest as a Single Op/All Band/Low Power entry.  QSL
via bureau.

EUROPEAN RUSSIA, UA.  Andrew, RN1CW will be QRV as RN1CW/p from
Kotlin Island, IOTA EU-133, in the RSGB IOTA contest.  QSL to home
call.

ANTIGUA, V2.  Tim, VE6SH plans to be QRV as V29SH from Jumby Bay
Island, IOTA NA-100, until August 8.  Activity is on the HF bands,
with an emphasis on the newer bands.  QSL to home call.

COCOS (KEELING) ISLAND, VK9C.  A group of operators will be QRV as
VK9EC from July 29 to August 2.  Activity will be holiday style on
160 to 6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, FM and PSK31.  QSL via JP3PLF.

INDIA, VU.  Ariff, VU3ARF and Asish, VU2GMT are QRV from Jambudwip
Island, IOTA AS-153, until July 31.  This includes an entry in the
RSGB IOTA contest.  QSL to home calls.

INDONESIA, YB.  Budi, YF1AR is QRV as YF1AR/5 from Tambelan Island,
IOTA OC-122, until August 3.  This includes an entry in the RSGB
IOTA contest.  QSL via operator's instructions.

VANUATU, YJ.  Geoff, ZL3GA will be QRV as YJ0GA from Efate Island,
IOTA OC-035, until July 28.  Activity is on 40 to 10 meters.  This
includes being an entry in the RSGB IOTA contest.

SPECIAL EVENT STATIONS.  W1AW Centennial Station W1AW/1 in Rhode
Island and W1AW/9 in Indiana are QRV until 2359z on July 29.  In
addition, W1AW Centennial Stations W1AW/0 in South Dakota and W1AW/4
in Kentucky will be QRV starting at 0000z on July 30.  They will be
active until 2359z on August 5.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.  The RSGB IOTA Contest, NCCC RTTY Sprint,
NCCC Sprint, County Hunters CW Contest and the ARS CW Flight of the
Bumblebees are all on tap for this upcoming weekend.  The CWops
Mini-CWT Test is scheduled for July 30.  Please see July QST, page
79, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest web sites for details.
NNNN
/EX

Monday, July 7, 2014

DX Bulletin 27 ARLD027 From ARRL Headquarters

SB DX @ ARL $ARLD027
ARLD027 DX news

ZCZC AE27
QST de W1AW
DX Bulletin 27  ARLD027
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  July 3, 2014
To all radio amateurs

SB DX ARL ARLD027
ARLD027 DX news

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by
NC1L, QRZ DX, the Weekly DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The
Daily DX, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest
Calendar and WA7BNM web sites.  Thanks to all.

PALAU, T8.  Ken, BM2JCC/JP1RIW be active as T88KH from Koror Island
(OC-009) July 9 to 13.  Activity will be on 80 to 6 meters,
including 17 and 12 meters, using SSB.  QSL via BM2JCC.

CANADA, VY2.  HQ Station VY2RAC will be activated by Ron, N0AT,
Matt, K0BBC and Tony, VE3RZ during the IARU HF World Championship.
Activity will be on all bands, SSB and CW.

LAOS, XW.  Larry, AG6OU, son of XW0ZJZ, is QRV as XW6OU.  Activity
is on 20 meters and mainly SSB.  His length of his stay is not
known.  QSL via E21EIC and eQSL.

ROMANIA, YR0.  YR0HQ will be the HQ station representing the
Romanian Amateur Radio Federation (FRR) in the IARU HF World
Championship.  The contest log will be uploaded into LoTW, ClubLog
and eQSLcc.  Paper QSLs are via the Bureau or direct from YO3KAA.

CORSICA, TK.  TK14CC will be QRV from July 5 to 19, holiday style,
on 80 to 6 meters, primarily on CW but with a little SSB and
digital.  He may go portable as well from some other sites on the
island, as TK14CC/P from the rare JN43 grid, on 6 meters.

GEORGIA, 4L.  The National Association of Radioamateurs of Georgia,
NARG, will be active in the IARU HF World Championship as 4L0G.
Operators include 4L2M, 4L5C, 4L5DJ and 4L2IKA.

CYPRUS, 5B.  Tony, RT9T will be QRV as 5B4ALB from July 6 to 16.
During the IARU HF World Championship he will join the P3N team.
QSL 5B4ALB only direct via RT9T.

BOLIVIA, CP.  Antonio, EA5RM will be on the air during his spare
time as CP1XRM using a solar-powered 100W rig and a vertical
antenna.  QSL via home call.

SOUTH COOK ISLAND, E5.  Joel, K2QBV will be on holiday from July 10
to 19 and will be QRV as E51QBV.  QSL via K2QBV, direct only.

LEBANON, OD.  Roman, YL2AB is active from the airport at Beirut
until July 7 as OD5/YL2AB.  He is QRV on 20 through 10 meters
between 0900 and 1000z and 2000 to 2200z.  QSL via home call.

JAMAICA, 6Y.  Lali, VE3NE will be QRV in the IARU HF World
Championship as 6Y3M.  He and wife, Agnes (ex-HG9MAT) will run
Multi-Single.  QSL via VE3NE.

AUSTRIA, OE.  Special event station OE5XXM is QRV during the XXXth
International Hamradio Meeting in Gosau until July 6.  QSL via
OE2IKN.

ITALY, I.  Representing the Associazione Radioamatori Italiani, The
Italian Headquarters Team will participate in the IARU HF World
Championship from 1200z on July 12 until 1159z on July 13.  They
will sign II0HQ.  QSL via Bureau or LoTW.

SPAIN, EF.  EF6 is the Union de Radioaficionados Espanoles
headquarters station celebrating the proclamation of Felipe VI as
the new King of Spain and will be QRV until July 17.  QSL via
EA4URE.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, W.  WR1TC will be the World Radiosport
Team Championship headquarters station.  It will be in the host
hotel in Westborough, Massachusetts from July 9 to 14.  QSL via K1KI
and LoTW.

NETHERLANDS, PA.  PA14SAIL is active until July 6 for the Tall Ships
Race that starts in Harlingen.  Every QSO will get a bureau card, or
QSL direct to PE1CDA.

TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS, VP5.  Paul, K4UJ is QRV as VP5/K4UJ until
July 5.  He is using mostly CW with some SSB on 80 through 6 meters.
His son will also be QRV for the first time overseas as VP5/KJ4YJA
using SSB on 10 and 6 meters.  QSL via home calls.

CRETE, SV9.  Luc, ON6DSL will be active as SV9/ON6DSL/P from the
beach at Pigianos Kampos from August 1 to 10.  Activity will be
holiday style using SSB only.  QSL via home call to the UBA Bureau.

SPECIAL EVENT STATIONS.  W1AW Centennial Stations W1AW/9 in
Wisconsin and W1AW/7 in Utah are QRV until 2359z on July 8.  In
addition, W1AW Centennial Station W1AW/4 in South Carolina will be
QRV starting at 0000z on July 16.  It will be active until 2359z on
July 22.  W100AW will be active from ARRL HQ across the IARU HF
Championship July 12 and 13.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.  The 070 Club 40 Meter Firecracker PSK31
Sprint, DL DX RTTY Contest, DARC 10 Meter Digital Corona, OK1WC
Memorial Contest and the QRP ARCI Summer Homebrew are all on tap for
this weekend.  The CWops Weekly Mini-CWT Test is on July 3 and the
MI QRP July 4th Sprint is on Independence Day.  Please see July QST,
page 79, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest web sites for details.
NNNN
/EX

Friday, June 13, 2014

FCC Okays Changes to Amateur Radio Exam Credit, Test Administration, Emission Type Rules

SB QST @ ARL $ARLB012
ARLB012 FCC Okays Changes to Amateur Radio Exam Credit, Test
Administration, Emission Type Rules

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QST de W1AW
ARRL Bulletin 12  ARLB012
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  June 11, 2014
To all radio amateurs

SB QST ARL ARLB012
ARLB012 FCC Okays Changes to Amateur Radio Exam Credit, Test
Administration, Emission Type Rules

In a wide-ranging Report and Order (R&O) released June 9 that takes
various proceedings into consideration, the FCC has revised the
Amateur Service Part 97 rules to grant credit for written
examination elements 3 (General) and 4 (Amateur Extra) to holders of
"expired licenses that required passage of those elements." The FCC
will require former licensees - those falling outside the 2-year
grace period - to pass Element 2 (Technician) in order to be
relicensed, however. The Commission declined to give examination
credit to the holder of an expired Certificate of Successful
Completion of Examination (CSCE) or to extend its validity to the
holder's lifetime.

The Report and Order may be found on the web in PDF format at,
http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2014/db0609/FCC-14-74A1.pdf
.

"Our decision to grant credit for written examination Elements 3 and
4 for expired licenses that required passage [of those elements]
will provide some relief for former General, Advanced, and Amateur
Extra class licensees," the FCC said, "and is consistent with how we
treat expired pre-1987 Technician class licensees who want to
reenter the Amateur Service." Pre-1987 Techs can get Element 3
credit, since the Technician and General class written examinations
in that era were identical. The Commission said current rules and
procedures that apply to expired pre-1987 Technician licenses "are
sufficient to verify that an individual is a former licensee under
our new rules."

The Commission said that requiring applicants holding expired
licenses to pass Element 2 in order to relicense "will address
commenters' concerns about lost proficiency and knowledge, because a
former licensee will have to demonstrate that he or she has retained
knowledge of technical and regulatory matters." The FCC said the
Element 2 requirement also would deter any attempts by someone with
the same name as a former licensee to obtain a ham ticket without
examination.

In 1997 the FCC, in the face of opposition, dropped a proposal that
would have generally allowed examination element credit for expired
amateur operator licenses. In the past, the FCC has maintained that
its procedures "provide ample notification and opportunity for
license renewal" and that retesting did not impose an unreasonable
burden. The issue arose again in 2011, with a request from the
Anchorage Volunteer Examiner Coordinator.

The FCC pulled back from its own proposal to reduce from three to
two the minimum number of volunteer examiners required to proctor an
Amateur Radio examination session. The ARRL, the W5YI-VEC and "a
clear majority of commenters" opposed the change, the FCC said. The
FCC said it found commenters' arguments persuasive that that the use
of three VEs "results in higher accuracy and lower fraud that would
be the case with two VEs." In a related matter, though, the
Commission embraced the use of remote testing methods.

"Allowing VEs and VECs the option of administering examinations at
locations remote from the VEs is warranted," the FCC said. The
National Conference of Volunteer Examiner Coordinators (NCVEC) in
2002 endorsed experimental use of videoconferencing technology to
conduct Amateur Radio testing in remote areas of Alaska. The
Anchorage VEC has long pushed for the change, citing the expense to
provide Amateur Radio test sessions to Alaska residents living in
remote areas.

The FCC declined to address "the mechanics" of remote testing,
which, it said, "will vary from location to location and session to
session." The Commission said specific rules spelling out how to
administer exam sessions remotely "could limit the flexibility of
VEs and VECs." The FCC stressed the obligation on the part of VECs
and VEs "to administer examinations responsibly" applies "in full"
to remote testing.

The FCC amended the rules to provide that VEs administering
examinations remotely be required to grade such examinations "at the
earliest practical opportunity," rather than "immediately," as the
rule for conventional exam sessions requires.

Finally, the FCC has adopted an ARRL proposal to authorize certain
Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) emissions in the Amateur
Service. The Wireless Telecommunications Bureau in 2013 granted an
ARRL request for a temporary blanket waiver to permit radio amateurs
to transmit emissions with designators FXD, FXE, and F7E, pending
resolution of the rulemaking petition.

"Commenters strongly support amendment of the rules to permit these
additional emission types," the FCC noted. "The commenters assert
that the proposed rule change 'is consistent with the basis and
purpose of the Amateur Service,'" and will allow repurposing surplus
mobile relay equipment from other radio services in the Amateur
Service, the Commission added.

The FCC said it also will make "certain minor, non-substantive
amendments to the Amateur Service rules." It is amending Part 97 "to
reflect that the Commission amended its rules to eliminate the
requirement that certain Amateur Radio Service licensees pass a
Morse code examination," the FCC said in the R&O. It also said it
was correcting "certain typographical or other errors" in Part 97.

The new rules become effective 30 days after their publication in
The Federal Register, which is expected to happen this week.
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Monday, June 2, 2014

MARTINSVILLE VA - JUNE 28, 2014 - HAM RADIO TEST DURING FIELD DAY

VIRGINIA
MARTINSVILLE
June 28, 2014
At Mt. Olivet Ruritan Building, 400 Ward Road, Martinsville at 7:00 PM
WALK-IN CANDIDATES WILL BE ACCEPTED BUT PLEASE PRE-REGISTER
For more information, contact:
Fred Bowling KC4SUE  kc4sue@hotmail.com
Phone: 276-632-5165
Cell: 276-340-6709
Talk-in: 147.120  +600
tone: 107.2
This test site in Martinsville is sponsored by PHARA

FEE: $12.00 (Check or Cash)

Please bring:
- Social security number (or FRN)
- Photo ID (preferably drivers license)
- Original and photocopy of your current license (if you are a Ham)
- Original and photocopy of any CSCEs
- A simple calculator may be helpful. It should have nothing   more sophisticated than trig functions -- no PDAs, no      phones. A pen and pencil.
Youngsters without a photo ID need two documents for identification.
Suitable documents include a school report card, birth certificate, and a Social Security card.

MAP






      

PREPARING FOR THE TEST

Question Pools
http://www.arrl.org/question-pools

AMATEUR RADIO PRACTICE EXAMS

Ham Radio Nacion
http://hamradionation.com/content.php?page=practice-tests

aa9pw.com
http://aa9pw.com/

qrz.com
http://www.qrz.com/ht/www.qrz.com/exams

eHam.net
http://www.eham.net/exams/

HamExam.org
http://hamexam.org/

hamstudy.org
https://hamstudy.org/content/what

KD0FNR
http://copaseticflows.appspot.com/hamtest

Study Aids For Visually Impaired License Candidates
http://www.nc4fb.org/wordpress/study-aids-for-visually-impaired-license-candidates/

Find an Amateur Radio License Exam Session
http://www.arrl.org/find-an-amateur-radio-license-exam-session/

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Saturday, May 31, 2014

Southern Florida Getting New Section Manager on June 1

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ARLB011 Southern Florida Getting New Section Manager on June 1

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QST de W1AW
ARRL Bulletin 11  ARLB011
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  May 30, 2014
To all radio amateurs

SB QST ARL ARLB011
ARLB011 Southern Florida Getting New Section Manageron June 1

The Southern Florida Section will get a new Section Manager on June
1. Current SM David Fowler, K4DLF, of West Palm Beach, has announced
plans to step down at the end of the month. Fowler, who has been at
the helm in Southern Florida since October 1, 2010, cited recently
increased work responsibilities as the reason for his resignation.

Jeff Beals, WA4AW, of Loxahatchee, will take over as the Southern
Florida Section Manager, effective on June 1. He will complete the
current term of office, which runs through September 30. SM
vacancies between elections are filled by appointment, and Fowler
recommended that Beals succeed him. ARRL Membership and Volunteer
Programs Manager Dave Patton, NN1N, also consulted with Southeastern
Division Director Doug Rehman, K4AC, before making the appointment.

An ARRL Life Member, Beals has been licensed since the early 1960s.
He has been serving an Assistant Section Manager, a District
Emergency Coordinator, and a Public Information Officer in the
Southern Florida Section. He was the ARRL Southeastern Division Vice
Director from 2009 until 2011.

A solicitation is underway for nominations for the next 2-year term
of office for the Southern Florida Section Manager's position.
Nominations are due at ARRL Headquarters by Friday, June 6, at 4 PM
Eastern Time. Further details are on the ARRL website at,
http://www.arrl.org/section-terms-nomination-information .
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/EX

Thursday, May 22, 2014

FROM ARRL: Four New ARRL Section Managers Elected

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ARRL Bulletin 10
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  May 21, 2014
To all radio amateurs

Four New ARRL Section Managers Elected

Four new ARRL Section Managers will take office on July 1. Ballots
were counted May 20 at ARRL HQ for contested races in the spring SM
election cycle.

In Indiana, Joseph Lawrence, K9RFZ, of Fort Wayne, received 652
votes to top incumbent Section Manager Lou Everett Sr, WA5LOU, of
Cumberland, who polled 482 votes. Everett has been SM for the past 2
years.

Lawrence previously served as Indiana's Section Emergency
Coordinator, as Allen County ARES Emergency Coordinator, and
District 3 DEC. He is currently the Allen County RACES Radio Officer
and IDHS Digital Amateur Radio Advisory Council facilitator. An
aerospace and physics professional, he's also taught numerous
Technician license classes.

In Maine, Bill Crowley, K1NIT, received 258 votes, to defeat veteran
incumbent Section Manager Bill Woodhead, N1KAT, who got 156 votes.
Woodhead has served as Maine's SM since 1998.

Crowley, of Farmingdale, is currently Assistant Section Manager and
Public Information Coordinator, and he was a former State Government
Liaison. He's the president of the Augusta Amateur Radio
Association, a past president of the Yankee Amateur Radio Club, and
chair of the WinterFest and Windsor Hamfest.

In Northern Florida, Stephen Szabo, WB4OMM, polled 833 votes to 296
votes cast for Gary Alberstadt, KA3FZO, of Monticello. A retired
Daytona Beach Police captain, Szabo, of Port Orange, is currently
the Northern Florida Section Emergency Coordinator and District
Emergency Coordinator as well as an instructor/mentor and a
DXCC/WAS/VUCC card checker.

Current Northern Florida SM Paul Eakin, KJ4G, decided not to run for
a new term of office after serving since 2008.

In Delaware, Bill Duveneck, KB3KYH, of Milton, received 142 votes to
defeat Jerome Palmer, N3KRX, of Houston, who got 122 votes. Duveneck
has been Delaware's ARRL Emergency Coordinator since 2009, and a
Volunteer Examiner of the ARRL and Laurel VECs. He is a past
president of the Sussex Amateur Radio Association and chaired the
2012-2013 Delmarva Hamfest. He has developed and manages SARA's
weekend ham radio licensing classes.

Outgoing SM Frank Filipkowski, AD3M, of Wilmington, who has served
as SM in Delaware since 2006, did not run for a new term. Because
candidates in Delaware had to be resolicited for this
nomination/election cycle, Duveneck's term of office will be 18
months instead of 24 months.

Five incumbent ARRL Section Managers did not face opposition and
were declared elected for new 2-year terms beginning on July 1: Tom
Ciciora, KA9QPN (Illinois); Everett Curry, W6ABM (Oregon); Brandon
Bianchi, NI6C (Santa Clara Valley); Paul Gayet, AA1SU (Vermont), and
Gary Sorensen, W9ULK (Wisconsin).