*************** The ARRL Letter Vol. 26, No. 49 December 14, 2007 *************** IN THIS EDITION: * + Ice Storms Move across Midwestern United States * + Radio Club of America Honors Cronkite, Bodson, Belrose; Cronkite Receives ARRL President's Award * + NASA Pushes Shuttle Launch to January * + New ARRL Award Products Available * + The 2007 ARRL Spectrum Defense Fund Needs You! * + ARRL Headquarters Closed for Christmas, New Year's Holidays * Solar Update * IN BRIEF: This Weekend on the Radio ARRL Continuing Education Course Registration + December 2007 West Coast Qualifying Run Schedule Change Rich Mitchell, N3III, Wins November "QST" Cover Plaque Award "200 Meters and Down" Index Now Available Online Peter W. Dahl Company, Manufacturers of Custom Transformers, Going Out of Business Foundation for Amateur Radio Invites Scholarship Applications Incorrect Date Listed for Frostfest 2008 +Available on ARRL Audio News <http://www.arrl.org/arrlletter/audio/> There will be no ARRL Letter on December 28, 2007 or January 4, 2008. There will be no ARRL Audio News on December 21, December 28 or January 4, 2008. =========================================================== ==>Delivery problems: First see FAQ <http://www.arrl.org/members-only/faq.html#nodelivery>, then e-mail <firstname.lastname@example.org> ==>Editorial questions or comments only: S. Khrystyne Keane, <email@example.com> =========================================================== ==> ICE STORMS MOVE ACROSS MIDWESTERN UNITED STATES Ice storms swept across the Plains states earlier this week, and as of Wednesday, nearly 1 million homes and business were without power. In Oklahoma alone, there were approximately 600,000 without power, with 250,000 households and businesses in Tulsa alone without power. Officials in Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma had declared states of emergency. President Bush declared a federal emergency in Oklahoma on Tuesday, ordering government aid to supplement state and local efforts. Authorities said Tulsa and Oklahoma City each had more than 100 reports of fires since the storm began, mostly from tree limbs crashing into live power lines. According to ARRL Oklahoma District Emergency Coordinator Mark Conklin, N7XYO, "Starting early Monday morning, Oklahoma ARES was activated to support local area hospitals, as only five of the area hospitals had power from the grid. As of Wednesday, all hospitals had power. ARES volunteers are providing communications for one hospital at this time, but the Oklahoma State University Medical Center and Tulsa Spine Hospital also requested assistance. ARES is also working with the local Medical Emergency Response Center and the Tulsa Area Emergency Management Agency." Tim Hoss, Safety Officer at the Oklahoma State University Medical Center, said, "I want to personally thank each and every one of the volunteers that came to our facility and kept us in constant communication with the Medical Emergency Response Center. I hope you and all your fellow hams know how greatly respected you are in the eyes of the emergency planners for Tulsa. Your organization is the one that will get through and perform flawlessly when no one else can." More than 30 shelters were opened across the area. More than 1500 people have stayed at least one night in one of the shelters. Ice ranging from a quarter-inch to an inch thick has glazed roads in much of the central Plains and Midwest. At least 24 deaths -- mostly traffic accidents -- have been blamed on the storm since it developed last weekend: 15 in Oklahoma, four in Kansas, three in Missouri and one each in Nebraska and Michigan. The power outage was the worst ever in Oklahoma, with more than 618,000 homes and businesses without electricity as of late Tuesday. Officials said it could be a week to 10 days before power is fully restored. Elsewhere, nearly 350,000 people were affected by outages in Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Illinois. The National Weather Service said that all ice storm warnings for the storm have come to an end. Freezing rain and winter weather advisories over Northern Missouri and Western Illinois expired Wednesday morning. Other winter weather advisories across the Midwest, including Northeast Oklahoma, also expired Wednesday morning. Collinsville, Oklahoma experienced 1.5 inches of freezing rain; Davenport, Iowa had .4 inches of freezing rain; Manhattan, Kansas had .75 inches of freezing rain; Poplar Grove, Illinois had more than one inch of sleet and freezing rain. Iowa is expected to get another five inches of snow, and Nebraska up to 10 inches. ==> RADIO CLUB OF AMERICA HONORS CRONKITE, BODSON, BELROSE; CRONKITE RECEIVES ARRL PRESIDENT'S AWARD At the 98th annual Radio Club of America (RCA) banquet on November 16 in New York City, Walter Cronkite, KB2GSD; ARRL Roanoke Division Director Dennis Bodson, PhD, PE, W4PWF, and Jack Belrose, PhD, VE2CV, were toasted and feted throughout the night. Bodson received the Sarnoff Citation, given to recognize significant contributions to the advancement of electronic communications. Barry Goldwater, K7UGA (SK), was the first recipient of the Sarnoff Citation in 1973. Both Cronkite and Belrose received the Armstrong Medal, the RCA's foremost achievement award and named for its first recipient, Major Edwin Armstrong. The keynote speech was given by Andy Rooney of television's "60 Minutes." According to RCA Director-Elect Don Bishop, W0WO, Cronkite and Rooney both attended the latter part of cocktail reception that preceded the banquet. Cronkite sat in an elevated chair to greet RCA members and guests in a receiving line and Rooney sat at a small table where the occasional visitor might approach to offer greetings. "The focus was on Cronkite, who enjoyed shaking hands with his admirers and exchanging a few words with them," Bishop said. Before the banquet and ceremony, ARRL Hudson Division Director Frank Fallon, N2FF, presented Cronkite with the ARRL President's Award. This award, created in 2003 by the ARRL Board of Directors, recognizes an ARRL member or members who "have shown long-term dedication to the goals and objectives of ARRL and Amateur Radio" and who have gone the extra mile to support individual League programs and goals. Cronkite was selected to receive the award in April 2005 "in recognition of his outstanding support of the ARRL and Amateur Radio by narrating the videos 'Amateur Radio Today' and 'The ARRL Goes to Washington.'" "It was quite a thrill to make this presentation to Cronkite," Fallon said. "He has long been recognized as the 'most trusted man in America.'" Fallon said that this is only the third time the award has been given and second time a ham residing in the Hudson Division has been given the Award: "The first award went to Jerry Agliata, W2GLA, who received the award in 2004 at the Hudson Division Awards Dinner for his longtime involvement in legislative efforts in New York State on behalf of amateurs. The second time it was presented, it went to Mary Ann Crider, WA3HUP, in 2005 for her contributions to the cause of international goodwill through her long service as QSL Manager and Manager of the ARRL Third Call Area Incoming QSL Bureau." After the dinner, RCA Fellow Ted Rappaport, PhD, N9NB, came to the podium to present the Sarnoff Citation to Bodson. Rappaport said, "It is my honor to present this year's Sarnoff Citation. It isn't given every year. It was initiated in 1973, and it is given to one individual who has made significant contributions to the advancement of electronics. This year's recipient is Dennis Bodson. Dennis has dedicated his career to standardizing the electronics industry. His efforts in standards, which were required to allow components made by all manufacturers to interact with one another, were recognized by the IEEE with the Charles Proteus Steinmetz Award. We're honored to have with us Dennis Bodson to receive this citation. I asked him, given his amazing contributions amongst the many he has made technically, what was the key to his success. He said a key to his success was his wife of 42 years, Rita, who is with him tonight." Bodson received the citation and responded: "As I look back through my career to identify highlights as anyone might do with their own careers, it is never a singular thing one sees. There are many others who help you to achieve. To those, I also thank them. I also have a special thanks to my family and to my wife Rita, because without their cooperation and support, I wouldn't have been able to accomplish much of anything. Thank you, Rita, and thank you to the Radio Club of America." Richard Somers, W6NSV, presented Cronkite with the Armstrong Award. Somers said, "Each year, the Radio Club of America recognizes outstanding achievement in the field of wireless communications by honoring individuals who have made significant contributions to the industry and the public it serves. The highest and most prestigious award given by the Club is the Armstrong Medal, created in 1935 and named after Major Edwin Armstrong, wireless pioneer and inventor of FM radio. Since that time, this award has been presented infrequently and only to the most accomplished and deserving individuals -- those who have made important contributions to the radio art and science. As his significant contribution, our award recipient has used the medium of television to keep the American public informed of the news in a manner never before imagined. And tonight, we have the distinct privilege of having that individual with us, America's best known and most respected broadcast journalist, Walter Cronkite." Following the introduction, Cronkite simply said: "Thank you for accepting me as one of you and for your accomplishments in the field of communications." RCA Vice President Marty Cooper then stepped to the podium and presented a second Armstrong Medal to John S. "Jack" Belrose, PhD, VE2CV. "As Richard said, the Armstrong Medal was first awarded in 1935 and has been awarded 40 times since then. Not long after it was first awarded, our next awardee went to work at the Communications Research Centre in Canada, John Belrose. Jack worked at the Communications Research Centre for 55 years and still works there today but he rose to become the director of the Radiosciences Branch. He was educated in Canada and got his PhD in Cambridge. He has participated in numerous Canadian and international standards and technical groups. He has written more than 125 articles and papers on the subject of radioscience and antennas and propagation. For your lifetime of important communications, it is my pleasure to present you with the Armstrong Medal," Cooper said. Belrose, a "QST" and "QEX" author, responded: "It was noted that candidates for the Armstrong Medal are restricted to Club members since, in 1937, everyone who was anyone in radio was a member of the Club. We can't say that nowadays, but it shows the prestige that our Club once had. Professor Hazeltine, the first recipient in 1937, said Edwin H. Armstrong is the patron saint of our Club, and certainly it was true. Armstrong made it a practice to make his first declaration of his inventions before the Club. Seven out of 26 important papers were published in our "Proceedings." He was president from 1916 to 1920, and he was one of the six member team that designed, constructed and operated the Amateur Radio station 1BCG that successfully transmitted a 12 word message across the Atlantic from Greenwich, Connecticut to Ardrossan, Scotland on December 11, 1921. Thank you for giving me the Armstrong Medal. When I look at it, I will think perhaps I did contribute something, rather than nothing, to the book of knowledge." ==> NASA PUSHES SHUTTLE LAUNCH TO JANUARY NASA announced last week that the space shuttle Atlantis, set to launch into space on December 6 to the International Space Station (ISS), would be delayed until no earlier than Wednesday, January 2 after a failure occurred in a fuel sensor system while Atlantis' external fuel tank was being filled. The shuttle will transport Columbus, the space laboratory built by the European Space Agency (ESA). Columbus has two Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) antennas attached to its nadir side, and will also provide scientists around the world the ability to conduct a variety of life, physical and materials science experiments. One of the four engine cutoff, or ECO, sensors inside the liquid hydrogen section of the tank gave a false reading. NASA's current Launch Commit Criteria require that all four sensors function properly. The sensor system is one of several that protect the shuttle's main engines by triggering their shut down if fuel runs unexpectedly low. Atlantis' scheduled launch on December 6 was delayed after two liquid hydrogen ECO sensors gave false readings. A third sensor failed after the tank was drained of fuel. The mission, STS-122, will bring seven astronauts to the ISS: Commander Stephen N. Frick, KD5DZC; Pilot Alan G. Poindexter; Mission Specialist Rex J. Walheim; Mission Specialist Stanley G. Love; Mission Specialist Leland D. Melvin; Mission Specialist Hans Schlegel, DG1KIH, of Germany, and Mission Specialist/Expedition 16 Flight Engineer Leopold Eyharts, KE5FNO, of France. Flight Engineer Dan Tani, KD5DXE, already on board the ISS, will depart when Atlantis returns to Earth; Eyharts will stay behind on the ISS and take his place. ==> NEW ARRL AWARD PRODUCTS AVAILABLE The ARRL now offers custom awards for clubs, groups and individuals for recognition and achievement, offering a wide range of styles and price levels. Each award is customized with your text and the ARRL logo. Products offered include a tan leather rectangular key fob with a call sign on one side and the ARRL diamond on the other; a rosewood pen and pencil set with personalization available on the pen and pencil, as well as the presentation box; an 8x10 inch wood plaque with blue plate engraved with up to 14 lines of gold text; a swiveling wood desk clock that holds a photo or an insert -- personalize this with up to 25 characters on two lines, and a beautiful crystal 3-inch etched globe on a crystal base, presented in a velvet-lined gift box. Do you have that one ham in your group who comes out every Field Day, rain or shine, who stays from beginning to end, helping out in any way possible? Acknowledge their involvement with a beautiful gift that shows how much you value their service. What about the ham in your club that has been a member for 25 years and has yet to miss a meeting? Show them how much you appreciate their contribution with a small personalized token. Do you have an Elmer you would like to thank with more than words? A personalized gift with their name and call sign on it would remind them of you every time they use it. Each item features the ARRL diamond logo. Award orders will be processed and delivered within 20 working days. View the entire award product line, as well as ARRL clothing items, at the Barker Specialties Web site <http://www.barkerstores.com/arrl>. ==> THE 2007 ARRL SPECTRUM DEFENSE FUND NEEDS YOU! The annual Spectrum Defense Fund is arguably the most significant fund-raising campaign that ARRL mounts each year. With funds dedicated to ARRL activities that defend Amateur Radio spectrum, all hams benefit from the efforts of ARRL in Washington and around the world. This year, the Defense Fund has been especially important in funding the ARRL legal action regarding BPL. While we await the decision of the Appeals Court in Washington, the legal bills still need to be satisfied. So in these final weeks of the year, all members are urged to consider what they can do to help ARRL reach its financial goal. As the nation's most effective voice on behalf of Amateur Radio, ARRL needs you -- now! Your contribution online <https://www.arrl.org/forms/fdefense/>, through the mail or by phone is vital to ARRL's continued success. Your contribution will be dedicated to this purpose -- and no other. ARRL Chief Development Officer Mary Hobart, K1MMH, said, "I encourage you to consider a gift under the guidelines of the Pension Protection Act that sunsets on December 31, 2007. If you are 70-1/2 or older, you may request a contribution from your IRA directly to ARRL and designate that contribution to the Spectrum Defense Fund. Such a contribution may offer tax advantages for you." More information about the Pension Protection Act is available online <http://www.arrl.org/development/ppa.html>. Thank you for standing with ARRL to preserve Amateur Radio Spectrum. ==> ARRL HEADQUARTERS CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS, NEW YEAR'S HOLIDAYS ARRL Headquarters will be closed Monday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 25 in observance of Christmas, and on Monday, December 31, 2007 and Tuesday, January 1, 2008 in observance of New Year's. There will be no W1AW bulletins or code practice transmissions those days. There will be no ARRL Letter on Friday, December 28 or January 4; there will also be no ARRL Audio News on Friday, December 21, Friday December 28 or Friday, January 4. Headquarters will reopen Wednesday, December 26 at 8 AM Eastern Standard Time after Christmas, and Wednesday, January 2 at 8 AM Eastern Standard Time after New Year's. We wish everyone a safe and joyful holiday season and a prosperous 2008. ==>SOLAR UPDATE Tad "There's a Little Black Spot on the Sun Today" Cook, K7RA, this week reports: Sunspot 978 made a strong showing this week, and daily sunspot numbers are up as a result. The average daily sunspot number for this week rose more than 25 points to 36.7, and the average daily solar flux (the amount of energy we receive from the Sun at a wavelength of 10.7 cm or 2800 MHz) rose more than 14 points to 87.2. The sunspot numbers on December 9-11 were 42, 43 and 44. Sunspot numbers haven't been nearly this high since July 14-15 of 2007, when it was 41 both days. The daily sunspot number hasn't been higher since June 2-8 of this year, when it was 45, 58, 58, 63, 47, 59 and 51. Sunspot numbers for December 6-12 were 29, 24, 36, 42, 43, 44 and 39 with a mean of 36.7. The 10.7 cm flux was 78.2, 82.2, 86.9, 88.9, 86.9, 93.4 and 93.9 with a mean of 87.2. Estimated planetary A indices were 1, 1, 0, 2, 8, 12 and 7 with a mean of 4.4. Estimated mid-latitude A indices were 1, 0, 1, 1, 5, 9 and 7 with a mean of 3.4. The US Air Force and the NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center forecast solar flux at 95 for December 14-16, and 90 on December 17-19. This suggests a possible continuation of recent sunspot activity, because sunspot numbers this week were 39-44 while solar flux was 89-94. They also predict a planetary A index for December 14-20 at 5, 5, 10, 20, 15, 15 and 10, so expect unsettled to active geomagnetic conditions on Monday, December 17. Geophysical Institute Prague predicts quiet conditions December 14-16, active December 17, and unsettled December 18-20. For more information concerning radio propagation, visit the ARRL Technical Information Service Propagation page <http://www.arrl.org/tis/info/propagation.html>. To read this week's Solar Report in its entirety, check out the W1AW Propagation Bulletin page <http://www.arrl.org/w1aw/prop/>. __________________________________ ==>IN BRIEF: * This Weekend on the Radio: This weekend, the OK DX RTTY Contest and the Feld Hell Sprint are December 15. The Croatian CW Contest and the International Naval Contest are December 15-16. On December 16, check out the ARCI Holiday Spirits Homebrew Sprint. The Run for the Bacon QRP Contest is December 17. Next weekend is the SKCC Weekend Sprintathon on December 23. The DARC Christmas Contest is December 26 and the RAC Winter Contest is December 29. The Original QRP Contest and Stew Perry Topband Challenge are both December 29-30. The ARRL Straight Key Night begins December 31. Plan now for the SARTG New Year RTTY Contest and AGCW Happy New Year Contest, both scheduled for January 1. Don't forget the ARRL RTTY Roundup January 5-6, 2008. See the ARRL Contest Branch page <http://www.arrl.org/contests/>, the ARRL Contester's Rate Sheet <http://www.arrl.org/contests/rate-sheet/> and the WA7BNM Contest Calendar <http://www.hornucopia.com/contestcal/index.html> for more info. * ARRL Continuing Education Course Registration: Registration remains open through Sunday, December 23, 2007 for these online courses beginning on Friday, January 4, 2008: Technician License Course (EC-010); Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Level 1 (EC-001); Radio Frequency Interference (EC-006); Antenna Design and Construction (EC-009); Analog Electronics (EC-012), and Digital Electronics (EC-013). To learn more, visit the CCE Course Listing page <http://www.arrl.org/cce/courses.html> or contact the Continuing Education Program Coordinator <firstname.lastname@example.org>. * December 2007 West Coast Qualifying Run Schedule Change: There is a slight change to the December 2007 West Coast Qualifying Run schedules. The December West Coast Qualifying Run will be handled by Maritime Radio Historical Society station KPH/K6KPH. This station is the same one that sends out the W1AW Field Day Bulletin for the benefit of West Coast amateurs. Look for station K6KPH to transmit the December Run on Saturday, December 15 at 2200 UTC (2 PM local time). The code speeds will remain at 10-35 WPM. The frequencies are: 3.5815, 7.0475, 14.0475 and 21.0675 MHz. Qualifying Run submissions should still be sent to the ARRL for processing. * Rich Mitchell, N3III, Wins November "QST" Cover Plaque Award: The winner of the "QST" Cover Plaque Award for November is Rich Mitchell, N3III, for his article "Building Kits to Learn." Congratulations, Rich! The winner of the "QST" Cover Plaque award -- given to the author or authors of the best article in each issue -- is determined by a vote of ARRL members on the "QST" Cover Plaque Poll Web page <http://www.arrl.org/members-only/qstvote.html>. Cast a ballot for your favorite article in the December issue by Monday, December 31. * "200 Meters and Down" Index Now Available Online: "200 Meters and Down," by Clinton DeSoto, remains one of the most popular Amateur Radio historical works ever printed. Published in 1936, the book chronicles the beginning of ham radio in the United States and the challenges it faced in the first 30 years of its existence. The book was originally published without an index, which made it somewhat difficult for readers (historians in particular) to navigate the wealth of information. All that has changed, thanks to Tom Hart, AD1B. Hart has painstakingly indexed "200 Meters and Down" and the results of his work are now available for free downloading in PDF format on the ARRLWeb site <http://www.arrl.org/notes/0011/200MetersIndex.pdf>. "200 Meters and Down" is still available for purchase from the ARRL online store <http://www.arrl.org/catalog> or by calling 1-888-277-5289. * Peter W. Dahl Company, Manufacturers of Custom Transformers, Going Out of Business: The Peter W. Dahl Company in El Paso, Texas, will be closing its doors as of December 31, 2007, according to Peter Dahl, K0BIT, owner and founder of the company that has made custom transformers for more than 40 years. Dahl, 67, has Parkinson's Disease. The company manufactured a wide variety of transformers and reactors for Amateur Radio and commercial radio and television applications. According to Dahl, many are direct replacements for original equipment components that are no longer available from the manufacturer, while others have general-purpose applications in any number of different transmitters. He said that they had more than 4000 individual transformer designs on file. QST columnist John Dilks, K2TQN ("Old Radio"), said the closing of the Dahl Company was "sad news for those of us who restore the big iron." Dahl told the ARRL, "I want to thank everyone for their business throughout the years. I have enjoyed making each Amateur Radio transformer." * Foundation for Amateur Radio Invites Scholarship Applications: The non-profit Foundation for Amateur Radio (FAR) is now accepting applications for 55 academic year 2008-2009 scholarships to assist radio amateurs pursuing higher education. The deadline to apply is March 30, 2008. FAR fully funds three of scholarships and administers 41 others without cost on behalf of various club and individual donors; grant income funds the remaining 11 awards. Amateur Radio licensees pursuing a full-time course of study beyond high school and accepted by or enrolled in an accredited university, college or technical school are eligible to apply. Scholarship grants range from $500 to $3000, and preference in some cases goes to applicants living in particular geographical areas or pursuing certain studies. Non-US residents are eligible to apply for some of the scholarships. FAR encourages clubs -- especially those in California, Delaware, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin -- to announce these scholarship opportunities at meetings, in newsletters, during training classes, on nets and on their Web sites. More information and an application form may be requested by letter via e-mail <email@example.com> or by sending a QSL card postmarked prior to March 30, 2008, to FAR Scholarships, PO Box 831, Riverdale, MD 20738. Headquartered in Washington, DC, FAR consists of more than 75 area Amateur Radio Clubs. FAR is devoted to promoting the interests of Amateur Radio and those scientific, literary and educational pursuits that advance the purposes of the Amateur Radio Service. * Incorrect Date Listed for Frostfest 2008: The December issue of "QST" (page 106) listed the incorrect date for Frostfest 2008. The advertisement said the event would be Saturday, February 8; the event is on Saturday, February 9. 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