*************** The ARRL Letter Vol. 27, No. 48 December 5, 2008 *************** IN THIS EDITION: * + ARISS Celebrates International Education Week * + ARRL HQ Welcomes New Membership Manager * + The January Issue of QST Is on Its Way! * + Get Ready for the ARRL Triple Play WAS Award * + ARISS to Celebrate 25 Years of Amateur Radio in Space with Special Events * + Nomination Deadline for ARRL International Humanitarian Award Fast Approaching * Solar Update * IN BRIEF: This Week on the Radio ARRL Continuing Education Course Registration + Larry Coyle, K1QW, Wins November QST Cover Plaque Award + ARRL DXCC Desk Approves Three Operations +Available on ARRL Audio News <http://www.arrl.org/arrlletter/audio/> =========================================================== ==>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> =========================================================== ==> ARISS CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK With all the educational opportunities the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station program (ARISS) provides <http://www.rac.ca/ariss/oindex.htm>, it's no wonder that the organization has captured the attention of the US Department of Education (ED). According to ARRL ARISS Program Manager Rosalie White, K1STO, the ED has been tracking ARISS's activities for a long time: "The Department of Education invited ARISS to help celebrate the ninth annual International Education Week (IEW) by coordinating three contacts with the International Space Station (ISS) during IEW, November 17-21 <http://www.iew.state.gov/>. How could we say no?" International Education Week is a joint initiative of the US Department of Education and US Department of State. To go along with the theme of this year's IEW -- International Education: Fostering Global Responsibility and Leadership -- White explained that the Department of Education requested ARISS's participation through NASA. "Late last spring, JoAnne Livingston from the Department of Education asked NASA if the ARISS Team could support an ARISS radio contact in conjunction with IEW. The trick for the ARISS Team was to have a successful QSO that tied together three school communities from spots all over the globe into one 10 minute radio contact." The ED took the initiative of selecting three schools to participate in the contact. Eventually, Enloe Magnet High School in Raleigh, North Carolina, Poolesville High School in Poolesville, Maryland and Academia Cotopaxi, an all-grade school in Quito, Ecuador, were chosen as the three participating schools. "Because of orbital mechanics," White said, "the radio contact was slated for Friday, November 14 at 15:02 UTC as the 'curtain opener' for IEW." To get these schools ready for their QSO, White looked over the ARRL Affiliated Club roster, searching for clubs to help out the selected schools. "I invited the Raleigh Amateur Radio Society to help support the Enloe Magnet High School. The Goddard Amateur Radio Club, which has many ARISS volunteers, agreed to assist the Poolesville High School." With the help of ARRL Membership and Volunteer Programs Manager Dave Patton, NN1N, White searched for active Ecuadorian hams to assist with the contact with the school there. "The ARISS QSO is always the headliner for all ARISS activities," White said. "The QSO, via WH6PN, the ARISS telebridge station in Hawaii, allowed students to interview astronaut Mike Fincke, KE5AIT, the current ISS commander. As community leaders and school administrators watched, the radio contact occurred without a hitch, with students walking on air as the day ended. In addition to attracting the eyes and ears of educational organizations, three TV stations were on hand at the Poolesville school to tell their ARISS/IEW story." A video, produced by Gary Pearce KN4AQ, of Amateur Radio//Video News, is also available <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6d3D66DbBEo>. White said that due to the IEW, the three school communities got an education treat: "On November 18, students from all three schools tied in to a videoconference activity held at the US Department of Education auditorium. Students asked questions round-robin style to a panel of experts from around the world. The panel was made up of astronaut Don Thomas, KC5FVF; ARISS Chairman Frank Bauer, KA3HDO, and other ARISS worldwide volunteers and science leaders. Top-level staff from the Departments of Education and State, as well as representatives from educational associations such as the Sally Ride Science Club and the head of NASA Education watched the proceedings." Each panel member gave a short presentation and participated in a question and answer session with all students. Aside from an overview of ARISS, panelists spoke about unusual ARISS events that have happened in their countries, space exploration and what ham radio activities are popular in their countries. According to White, they also interjected a little of the cultural flavor from their parts of the globe. Students from the three schools and their lead teachers will not forget their IEW 2008 experiences. Mark Curran, head of Poolesville High School's Science, Math and Computer Program, said his computer students are developing skills for programming a rover to investigate an imaginary planet (Planet Falconia, named for the school mascot). The Research and Engineering Class designed and constructed the rover to successfully navigate hazards, sense differences in surface temperature and recognize boundaries. The Earth Systems Science Class studied planetary geology and remote sensing applications for Planet Falconia. "Through ARISS," Curran said, "students gained insight into daily challenges faced by current astronauts and the importance of the communication efforts including ham radio. Students realized the need to be able to communicate well in both written and spoken languages, addressing the English and foreign language aspects of the curriculum." Enloe Magnet High School teacher Samuel Wheeler developed special lessons for 11th and 12th grade students in his AP Physics, Honors Physics and Physical Science classes. Enloe is currently ranked 73rd in Newsweek's list of the top 100 United States high schools. Enloe students have exchanged communications with high schools in China, Germany and Turkey through videoconferencing. Kathy Beahn at the Academia Cotopaxi in Quito, Ecuador, led the effort for pre-kindergarten through 12th grades. Recommended by the US Embassy in Quito for the ARISS QSO, the school teaches an American curriculum. According to White, space-related and ARISS studies were integrated into the Conceptual Physics Course for 11th and 12th grade students, and students in grades 2, 7 and 8 also took part in the ARISS radio contact. "We began the year learning about waves in general, including basics about the electromagnetic spectrum," Beahn said. "This helped students understand ham radio technology. We studied planetary motion and astrophysics topics including special relativity and black holes." Alfredo Caviedes, HC1HC, helped out with the QSO and Rick Dorsch, NE8Z -- a Michigan ham who has been to Quito many times and is friends with Caviedes -- provided translating assistance. White said that the Department of Education was so impressed with ARISS and with what students learned before, during and after the contacts that ARISS has been invited to participate in next year's International Education Week. IEW 2009 is scheduled for November 16-20. ==> ARRL HQ WELCOMES NEW MEMBERSHIP MANAGER The ARRL is pleased to welcome Membership Manager Diane Petrilli, KB1RNF, to the Headquarters staff in Newington. Petrilli's key areas of responsibility include programs and activities that directly affect membership growth, engagement and retention. Petrilli is taking over the position from Katie Breen, W1KRB. Breen left in October. Petrilli, who earned her Amateur Radio license on her fourth day at ARRL HQ, comes to the League with more than 15 years of experience in marketing and membership management, including nine years with the Connecticut Bar Association. "In my years with the Bar Association, I started out recruiting attorneys to do pro bono work and had the chance to design membership mailings, as well as write for our quarterly publication," she said. "I also designed and managed numerous databases and eventually stepped up to become their Marketing and Electronic Communications Manager." While in that position, Petrilli directed advertising, sales promotions, public relations and electronic media campaigns. Petrilli said she is excited to be working at ARRL Headquarters: "I am happy to be here and have been made to feel very welcome. I am looking forward to being part of the ARRL family and getting to know our members. While I have quite a bit of experience working in an association setting, I am new to the field of Amateur Radio and so I may be reaching out to many of you in the upcoming weeks. I will be graciously asking for your help -- to share your knowledge, your ideas and passion for the Service. I look forward to meeting you all. As ARRL Membership Manager, I will draw on my experiences in marketing, membership recruitment and retention to build a stronger ARRL." According to ARRL Sales and Marketing Manager Bob Inderbitzen, NQ1R, Petrilli has an extensive background working with association members. "She also has a great deal of relevant experience in recruiting, working with volunteers and developing member benefits," Inderbitzen said. "Diane will join our efforts to serve and grow our vibrant national association. And, there's no better time! Amateur Radio continues to enjoy a resurgence of interest from among prospective and new licensees since license restructuring in 2007. There's a tremendous amount of opportunity for all of us that support ARRL and the Amateur Radio Service." Inderbitzen said that the ARRL Membership Manager supports regular contact with members, and is also responsible for attracting new members. "All of us here at ARRL Headquarters have a responsibility to get to know our members, to listen to them and to effect positive change," he said. ARRL Chief Operating Officer Harold Kramer, WJ1B, concurred: "We are pleased to welcome Diane to our staff. With her extensive background in membership organizations, I am sure that she will make a major contribution in providing excellent service to our members. Diane has many years experience in membership organizations. I am confident that she will continue to provide a high level of customer service to the ARRL membership." Petrilli holds a BS in business administration from Alfred University and an MBA from the University of Connecticut with a concentration in marketing. Calling herself a "fanatical" water skier, Petrilli and husband Christian enjoy swimming, reading (she rates John Steinbeck as her favorite author), gardening, snow skiing and attending concerts. Petrilli can be reached via e-mail <firstname.lastname@example.org>. ==> THE JANUARY ISSUE OF QST IS ON ITS WAY! The January issue of QST -- our annual vintage issue -- is jam-packed with everything today's Amateur Radio operator needs. From product reviews to experiments to contesting, the January issue of QST has something for just about everyone Our annual vintage issue features an article by Bob Shrader, W6BNB, "When Radio Transmitters Were Machines." Go back to the day when some of the most powerful radio transmitters were RF alternators. If you've ever wanted to build your own vintage radio, be sure to check out "Building a 1927 Regenerative Receiver" by Brian Mattson, K8BHZ. Before the advent of the superheterodyne receiver, the regenerative receiver was all the rage. Have you ever had an urge to explore Antarctica? If so, be sure to check out the article by Adam Brown, K2ARB. His "Antarctic Experience" as a communications officer at one of the coldest regions on the globe will be sure to warm you up. If Antarctica is a little too close to home, how about Mars? In her article "DXpedition to Planet Mars," former ARRL Youth Editor Andrea Hartlage, KG4IUM, and fellow hams from Georgia Tech experienced a simulated Martian encounter in the Utah desert. While it won't qualify for the Elser-Mathes Cup (given to the hams who complete the first two-way Amateur Radio contact between Earth and Mars), journey with Hartlage as she undergoes life on the red planet. If you're in the market for a new rig, you don't want to miss January's Product Review of the Elecraft K3/100 HF and 6 meter transceiver. Reviewed by ARRL Technical Editor Joel Hallas, W1ZR, the K3 in any of its available configurations, Hallas says, "provides a high performance, modular and expandable transceiver that can fill the needs of almost anyone looking for an HF and 6 meter transceiver for home or portable use." If you've been hankering for a new award to proudly display in your shack, look no further than the ARRL's Triple Play Worked All States Award. You will receive this award when you have confirmed contacts (via Logbook of the World) with all 50 states in each of three modes: CW, voice and digital. Look for more information on this new award in this edition of The ARRL Letter. Of course, there are the usual columns you look forward to in the January QST: Hints & Kinks, The Doctor Is IN, How's DX, Old Radio, Hamspeak and more. Look for your January issue of QST to arrive in your mailbox soon. QST is the official journal of ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio. QST is just one of the many benefits of ARRL membership. To join or renew your ARRL membership, please see the ARRL Web page <http://www.arrl.org/join>. ==> GET READY FOR THE ARRL TRIPLE PLAY WAS AWARD As of January 1, 2009, the ARRL will offer another award: The Triple Play Worked All States Award <http://www.arrl.org/awards/#tripleplay>. This new, exciting award is available to all amateurs who confirm contacts with each of the 50 states using three modes for each state: CW, phone and RTTY/digital. All 150 contacts must be made on or after the starting date and must be confirmed via Logbook of the World (LoTW) <http://www.arrl.org/lotw/>. All bands -- with the exception of 60 meters -- may be used in pursuit of the Triple Play Award. In their July 2008 meeting, the ARRL Board of Directors decided to implement this new award. Based on a suggestion by former ARRL Dakota Division Vice Director Hans Brakob, K0HB, the League's Programs and Services Committee referred the award's parameters to the Board where it received enthusiastic approval. According to ARRL Chief Executive Officer David Sumner, K1ZZ, the Triple Play Award is a one-time award -- once you have made the required 150 confirmed contacts via LoTW, you're done. "Even so," Sumner writes in "It Seems to Us" in the January issue of QST, "there are many possible variations on the theme. You can try to be the first (or at least the first on your block) or you can set your own pace. Think it's too easy? Limit yourself to QRP while operating your favorite mode (or all three). Maybe you prefer to be the quarry; it will quickly emerge which states are the most difficult to find, offering opportunities to earn the gratitude of your mates by activating the ones you can get to with your portable or mobile rig." The Triple Play Award is not a contest, but Sumner points out that the ARRL RTTY Roundup <http://www.arrl.org/contests/rules/2009/rtty.html> takes place the first weekend in 2009, with the North American QSO Party (CW and Phone) <http://www.ncjweb.com/naqprules.php> following soon after. "Contesters are among the most loyal devotees of LoTW," Sumner writes, "so participating in these three events should take care of all of the easy states, as well as some of the more difficult ones." He warns that it can be addictive once you begin making your contacts for the Triple Play Award! The rules for the Triple Play Award state that two-way communication must be established on the amateur bands with each state on each mode (the District of Columbia may be counted for Maryland). There is no minimum signal report required. Contacts must be made from the same location, or from locations no two of which are more than 50 miles apart. Club station applicants must include their club name and call sign of the club station or trustee on their application. The Triple Play Award will be issued on sequentially numbered certificates, starting with #1, as determined by the time stamp of the electronic application as submitted via LoTW. There are no endorsements for this award. Contacts made through repeater devices or any other power relay method may not be used for WAS confirmation (a separate WAS award is available for satellite contacts). All stations contacted must be land stations; contacts with ships, anchored or otherwise, and aircraft, cannot be counted. The only exception to this rule is permanently docked exhibition ships (such as the Queen Mary) and other historic ships will be considered land based. Triple Play Award applicants who reside in the US must be ARRL members to be eligible to receive the award. DX stations do not need to be ARRL members. ==> ARISS TO CELEBRATE 25 YEARS OF AMATEUR RADIO IN SPACE WITH SPECIAL EVENTS Twenty-five years ago this week, Owen Garriott, W5LFL, made history by being the first Amateur Radio operator to talk to hams from space. His historic flight on STS-9 on board the space shuttle Columbia was launched on November 28 and landed on December 8, 1983. Garriott's ham radio adventure on that mission ushered in a host of what Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) Chairman Frank Bauer, KA3HDO, called "outstanding outreach activities that continue today with the ARISS program." Bauer said that many hams still remember that first set of contacts and downlinks with Garriott: "Those first contacts allowed each of us to share the excitement of space exploration through Owen's first-hand eyewitness accounts. Owen's ham radio legacy enabled space travelers that have flown on the space shuttle, the space station Mir and now the International Space Station (ISS) to share their journey of exploration." Just last month, Garriott's son Richard, W5KWQ, became the first second generation Amateur Radio operator to travel in space and speak with hams <http://www.arrl.org/news/stories/2008/10/17/10392/>. "What other hobby, except Amateur Radio," Bauer wondered, "could or would open the communications lines of space travelers beyond that of the space agencies or international heads of state?" To celebrate 25 years of Amateur Radio operations from space, ARISS has planned a set of special event opportunities for December and part of January. According to Bauer, a special certificate will be available for those who communicate with the ISS, either two-way direct (with the ISS crew, the digipeater or cross-band repeater) or one-way reception of SSTV or voice downlink. "Several 'surprises' are planned over the month-long celebration," he said, and will be announced soon. Bauer said that in addition to school contacts and APRS digi-operations, ARISS will configure the radio system for cross-band repeater operations to utilize the standard U/V operations in low power mode during the first week of December. According to Patrick Stoddard, WD9EWK, "U" refers to the 70 cm band used for the uplink to the cross-band repeater, specifically the 437.800 MHz FM frequency (+/- for Doppler), while "V" refers to the 2 meter VHF band used for the downlink, specifically the 145.800 MHz FM frequency. Starting December 7, ARISS will then run a test of 9600 baud packet operations on 145.825 MHz."Given that PCsat should be in full sun starting December 9," Bauer explained, "we will switch to 1200 baud packet on 145.825 on December 14-19 to support double hop opportunities. At times, especially during the weekends, you might see some SSTV operations if the crew is available." Bauer reminded hams that due to ISS flight requirements related to spacewalks and vehicle activity, the radio onboard the ISS may be off for some portion of this schedule. School contacts and general QSO opportunities by the crew will also preempt this schedule for short periods of time. "But remember that if you hear these," Bauer said, "you still qualify for a commemorative certificate!" ==> NOMINATION DEADLINE FOR ARRL INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN AWARD FAST APPROACHING Nominations are open for the 2008 ARRL International Humanitarian Award. The award is conferred upon an amateur or amateurs who demonstrate devotion to human welfare, peace and international understanding through Amateur Radio. The League established the annual prize to recognize Amateur Radio operators who have used ham radio to provide extraordinary service to others in times of crisis or disaster <http://www.arrl.org/FandES/field/awards/humanitarian.html>. A committee appointed by the League's President recommends the award recipient(s) to the ARRL Board, which makes the final decision. The committee is now accepting nominations from Amateur Radio, governmental or other organizations that have benefited from extraordinary service rendered by an Amateur Radio operator or group. Amateur Radio is one of the few telecommunication services that allow people throughout the world from all walks of life to meet and talk with each other, thereby spreading goodwill across political boundaries. The ARRL International Humanitarian Award recognizes Amateur Radio's unique role in international communication and the assistance amateurs regularly provide to people in need. Nominations should include a summary of the nominee's actions that qualify the individual (or individuals) for this award, plus verifying statements from at least two people having first-hand knowledge of the events warranting the nomination. These statements may be from an official of a group (for example, the American Red Cross, The Salvation Army or a local or state emergency management official) that benefited from the nominee's particular Amateur Radio contribution. Nominations should include the names and addresses of all references. All nominations and supporting materials for the 2008 ARRL International Humanitarian Award must be submitted in writing in English to ARRL International Humanitarian Award, 225 Main St, Newington, CT 06111 USA. Nomination submissions are due by December 31, 2008. In the event that no nominations are received, the committee itself may determine a recipient or decide to make no award. The winner of the ARRL International Humanitarian Award receives an engraved plaque and a profile in QST and other ARRL venues. ==>SOLAR UPDATE Tad "Autumn's Sun so warmly gleams" Cook, K7RA, this week reports: This was another quiet week; the geomagnetic indicators hovered around zero and there were no sunspots. There was another unusually quiet period this week on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday (, similar to November 11, November 14, and November 18-24. Sunspot numbers for November 27-December 3 were 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0 and 0 with a mean of 0. The 10.7 cm flux was 68.2, 67, 68.2, 68.4, 68.1, 68.9 and 69.2 with a mean of 68.3. The estimated planetary A indices were 7, 4, 2, 1, 0, 0 and 4 with a mean of 2.6. The estimated mid-latitude A indices were 5, 3, 2, 1, 0, 0 and 4 with a mean of 2.1. Right now on Friday morning, there are one or two sunspots trying to break through. The magnetic activity at our Sun's surface in this area is not quite at a level to indicate a visible spot. 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/>. This week's "Tad Cookism" brought to you by John Clare's "Autumn" <http://poetry.about.com/od/poems/l/blclareautumn.htm>. __________________________________ ==>IN BRIEF: * This Week on the Radio: This week, the ARRL 160-Meter Contest on December 5-7. The TARA RTTY Melee and the Wake-Up! QRP Sprint are December 6. The TOPS Activity Contest is December 6-7 and the NAQCC Straight Key/Bug Sprint is December 10. Next week is the ARRL 10 Meter Contest on December 13-14. The NA High Speed Meteor Scatter Winter Rally is December 11-15. The MDXA PSK DeathMatch is December 13-14 and the SKCC Weekend Sprintathon is December 14. All dates, unless otherwise stated, are UTC. See the ARRL Contest Branch page <http://www.arrl.org/contests/>, the ARRL Contest Update <http://www.arrl.org/contests/update/> and the WA7BNM Contest Calendar <http://www.hornucopia.com/contestcal/index.html> for more info. Looking for a Special Event station? Be sure to check out the ARRL Special Event Station Web page <http://www.arrl.org/contests/spev.html>. * ARRL Continuing Education Course Registration: Registration remains open through Sunday, December 21, 2008, for these online course sessions beginning on Friday, January 2, 2009: Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Level 1, Radio Frequency Interference, Antenna Design and Construction, Technician License Course, Analog Electronics and Digital Electronics. Each online course has been developed in segments -- learning units with objectives, informative text, student activities and quizzes. Courses are interactive, and some include direct communications with a Mentor/Instructor. Students register for a particular session that may be 8, 12 or 16 weeks (depending on the course) and they may access the course at any time of day during the course period, completing lessons and activities at times convenient for their personal schedule. Mentors assist students by answering questions, reviewing assignments and activities, as well as providing helpful feedback. Interaction with mentors is conducted through e-mail; there is no appointed time the student must be present -- allowing complete flexibility for the student to work when and where it is convenient. To learn more, visit the CCE Course Listing page <http://www.arrl.org/cep/student> or contact the Continuing Education Program Coordinator <email@example.com>. * Larry Coyle, K1QW, Wins November QST Cover Plaque Award: The winner of the QST Cover Plaque Award for November is Larry Coyle, K1QW, for his article "A Modular Receiver for Exploring the LF/VLF Bands." Congratulations, Larry! 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 Wednesday, December 31. * ARRL DXCC Desk Approves Three Operations: ARRL DXCC Manager Bill Moore, NC1L, reports that the following operations have been approved for DXCC credit: Wake Island -- WA2YUN/KH9 (for operations commencing 2007); Willis Island -- VK9DWX (2008), and Andaman and Nicobar Island -- VU4RG (2008). 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