*************** The ARRL Letter Vol. 28, No. 1 January 9, 2009 *************** IN THIS EDITION: * + ARRL Board of Directors, Standing Committees to Meet in Connecticut Next Week * + One Mode Down, Two to Go! * + FCC Commissioners: Now There Are Four * + DXpedition to Desecheo Gets Ready to Roll * + Nominations Sought For 2009 Dayton Hamvention Awards * + Foundation for Amateur Radio Invites Scholarship Applications * Solar Update * IN BRIEF: This Week on the Radio ARRL Continuing Education Course Registration + ARES E-Letter Gets New Look + Gary L. Robinson, WB8ROL, Wins December QST Cover Plaque Award The 2008 ARRL Periodicals on CD-ROM Now Shipping New QSL Tracking Service in Chile Son Charged with Murder of Florida Ham +Available on ARRL Audio News <http://www.arrl.org/arrlletter/audio/> EARTHQUAKES STRIKES COSTA RICA, EMERGENCY HAM FREQUENCY DECLARED: Due to strong seismic activity in Costa Rica, the Radio Club de Costa Rica (RCCR) -- that country's IARU Member-Society -- is monitoring local repeaters and 7090 kHz. IARU Region 2 Emergency Communications Coordinator Cesar Pio Santos, HR2P, requests that 7090 kHz be kept clear of non-essential traffic due to possible emergency communications dealing with the earthquake. The ARRL encourages all amateurs to be aware of the emergency operations on this frequency. US amateurs should avoid interfering with Spanish language SSB while using digital modes. =========================================================== ==>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> =========================================================== ==> ARRL BOARD OF DIRECTORS, STANDING COMMITTEES TO MEET IN CONNECTICUT NEXT WEEK The ARRL Board of Directors holds their 2009 annual meeting January 16-17 in Windsor, Connecticut, with Directors, Vice Directors and ARRL Board officers in attendance. The meeting will be preceded on Thursday, January 15, with meetings of the Administration and Finance Committee and the Programs and Services Committee. The Administration and Finance Committee, chaired by Northwestern Division Director Jim Fenstermaker, K9JF, studies, advises and makes recommendations for all administration and financial matters of the League, including recommending the annual budget to the Board, making recommendations in regard to staff management and monitoring investment of ARRL funds. Fenstermaker said he can report that "2008 was a relatively good year with growth in membership and meeting the needs of our members. The 2009 plan calls for continuing to provide existing programs and to develop new programs, as well as provide better communication tools. Our belief is that in difficult economic times, members will focus even more on activities they are familiar with and have investments in, such as Amateur Radio. We see our opportunities and ability to serve members' needs increasing under this scenario." The Programs and Services Committee, headed by Midwest Division Director Bruce Frahm, K0BJ, studies, advises and makes recommendations for all programs and services provided by the League, including Logbook of the World, W1AW and the incoming and outgoing QSL services. "The Programs and Services committee is pleased with ongoing work to strengthen ARRL's Internet presence through the Web site redesign and the expansion of the IT department. A good example is the new Triple Play Worked All States award that is generating a lot of interest. On the Field Organization side, we are monitoring implementation of changes brought on by the Section Governance survey that was reported in July, as well as those brought about by the NERPC report following Hurricane Katrina and other large-scale disasters. Membership Services projects include receiving studies from our Contest and VHF/UHF Advisory Committees and ongoing consideration of awards-related matters. We're also interested in development of the new 'PR-101' course for Public Information Officers and our other educational offerings," Frahm said. Per the Articles of Association <http://www.arrl.org/aabl.html>, the ARRL Board of Directors meets twice a year, in January and July. ==> ONE MODE DOWN, TWO TO GO! With the advent of the ARRL's Triple Play Award <http://www.arrl.org/news/stories/2008/12/05/10490/>, on-air participation has reached a level of excitement not seen in recent years. 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 January 1, 2009 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. The ARRL RTTY Round Up, held January 3-4, was one of the first organized events eligible for the award. "If the amount of activity in the 2009 ARRL RTTY Round Up is any indicator, the Triple Play is off to a fantastic start," said ARRL Contest Branch Manager Sean Kutzko, KX9X. "The RTTY Roundup was the first contest to take place since the award's inception. It ended only a few days ago, and we already have received almost 1100 logs. There's been a lot of chatter on the RTTY e-mail reflectors about getting the Triple Play completed, and I personally have seen numerous stations calling 'CQ Triple Play' on PSK31 since the first of the year. People already have their 'needed list' programmed into their PSK31 macros. There is no question that the new Triple Play award is causing a lot of buzz in the digital community. I'm happy that we have been able to come up with a new award that so many people are interested in right off the bat." According to Norm Fusaro, W3IZ, Assistant Manager for the Membership and Volunteer Programs Department, hundreds of new LoTW certificates have been processed each day since the first of the year. "We are excited to see such an upswing in LoTW participation," he said. "I know what a thrill it can be to upload my logs to LoTW right after a contest and see the QSOs appear almost instantaneously. That's the magic of Logbook of The World." Those who participated in the RTTY Round Up were ecstatic over how easy it was to use LoTW. Jose Castillo, N1BAA, of Amherst, Massachusetts, said, "Just amazing! Just under 24 hours since I uploaded my ARRL RTTY Round Up log and now I have Worked All States confirmed via LoTW [from just the RTTY Round Up]. Gotta love LoTW!" Bob Garceau, W1EQ, of Putnam, Connecticut agreed: "I'm impressed with the response to my uploaded log to LoTW. I uploaded 728 QSOs and 50 hours after the contest closed, I have 336 QSLs. That's a 46 percent response. Impressive! I think that someone will get #1 Triple Play by the end of January." Don't be too upset if you wanted to work one of the digital modes and didn't participate in the RTTY Round Up -- other digital modes, such as PSK31 and Hellschreiber are also eligible for the digital portion of the award. The first ever 24 hour Hellschreiber sprint takes place January 17. According to the Feld Hell Club's Web site, all modes of Hell on any band (with the exception of 17, 30 and 60 meters) are allowed in the sprint <http://sites.google.com/site/feldhellclub/Home/contests>. If you like operating digital modes and you missed the RTTY Round Up, why not give the Feld Hell sprint a try? According to QST Editor and digital guru Steve Ford, WB8IMY, free sound card software for Hellschreiber, such as Fldigi <http://www.w1hkj.com/Fldigi.html>, MultiPSK (for PCs)< http://f6cte.free.fr/index_anglais.htm> and cocoaModem (for Macintosh) <http://homepage.mac.com/chen/w7ay/cocoaModem/> can be found online. For SSB and CW aficionados, the North American QSO Parties (NAQP) start January 10: The CW portion is 1800 UTC January 10-0600 UTC January 11, and the phone portion is 1800 UTC January 17-0600 UTC January 18 (the NAQP RTTY Contest is 1800 UTC February 28-0600 UTC March 1). Of course, you don't have to participate in a contest to chase the Triple Play Award. As long as you submit your logs to Logbook of The World, you're good! LoTW is set up to calculate your Triple Play QSOs separately from your other QSOs. ARRL Chief Executive Officer David Sumner, K1ZZ, warned that it can be "addictive" once you begin making your contacts for the Triple Play Award, and that "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." So get on the air, make contacts and submit them via Logbook of The World. Before you know it, you'll have something new to hang up on your shack wall. ==> FCC COMMISSIONERS: NOW THERE ARE FOUR The term of FCC Commissioner Deborah Taylor Tate, a Republican from Tennessee, came to an end on January 3 as the 111th Congress convened for the first time. Originally selected by President Bush to fill the unexpired term of then-Chairman Michael Powell, Tate joined the Commission in 2005 <http://www.arrl.org/news/stories/2005/11/10/100/>. In June 2007, Bush announced his intention to nominate Tate to a full five year term <http://www.arrl.org/?artid=7534>, but when the Senate failed to confirm her nomination by the close of the 110th Congress, Tate's tenure as a Commissioner came to a close. "My term as a commissioner is at an end," Tate said, "and I would like to express what a great privilege and honor it has been to serve our country and the Federal Communications Commission over the past three years. I am grateful to President Bush for his appointment and for his confidence in my ability to make important decisions on behalf of the American people." Tate said that she plans on advocating for children and families both in this country and abroad. She said she will also dedicate herself "to protecting our stories and storytellers, and to opposing the economic and moral harm of piracy." She also plans on launching a formal mediation practice "that will utilize the skills I have practiced daily at the Commission to develop resolution, consensus and collaboration in the communications sector and beyond." Chairman Kevin Martin thanked Tate for her service to the Commission, saying her "good nature and distinct personality" will be missed. "Based on her experience as an effective state commissioner," Martin said, "Commissioner Tate demonstrated strong leadership during her tenure as Chair of the Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service, and the Federal-State Joint Board on Jurisdictional Separations. As Chair, she led the effort to address [these two] critical components of the telecommunications framework set forth by Congress. Commissioner Tate embraced the difficult task of trying to reach consensus between federal and state members on these very technical and complex issues." Tate thanked the Commission's professional staff, calling them "the finest, most honorable group of civil servants in our government. They are viewed as the 'gold standard' by our international colleagues and I appreciate their dedication, integrity and commitment. All Americans should be proud of their work." ==> DXPEDITION TO DESECHEO GETS READY TO ROLL Six members of the February 2009 KP5 Desecheo DXpedition team <http://www.kp5.us/> met in Puerto Rico the week of December 17-21. According to team co-leader Bob Allphin, K4UEE, the team visited US Fish and Wildlife Headquarters in Boqueron and met with the Chief Refuge Manager and law enforcement personnel in preparation for the DXpedition, set to start February 12. Desecheo currently sits at number 7 on DX Magazine's Most Wanted list; the island is the second most-wanted DXCC entity in Asia and third most-wanted in Europe. Desecheo is a small uninhabited island in the Mona Passage, 14 miles off the western coast of Puerto Rico. It is part of the USFWS's national wildlife refuge system administered by the Caribbean National Wildlife Refuge Complex (CNWR) <http://www.fws.gov/caribbean/>. "After an evening with local DXers and members of the Puerto Rico Amateur Radio League for dinner and a night of fellowship, DXpedition team members underwent UXO (unexploded ordnance) training," Allphin said. "On December 19, we accompanied US Fish and Wildlife law enforcement and UXO personnel to Desecheo Island. In the three hours we were there, the campsite and antenna fields were thoroughly swept for UXO and several areas were found suspicious. These areas were clearly marked, mapped by GPS and declared off limits for the DXpedition." Allphin said that the USFWS will allow antennas on the ridge above the helicopter pad, providing a clear shot to Europe, North America and Japan. Other antennas will be located on the beach below the helicopter pad. While on Desecheo, the team conducted a test for the 2 meter link to Puerto Rico. "Logistics and staging of equipment is ongoing and will be complete before the team arrives in Puerto Rico on February 7." Allphin said. "The team will transit to Desecheo on February 12 to begin the two week operation. Eight HF stations, plus 6 meters, will be operational. We have planned an incredible array of antennas. Transportation and logistics have been arranged for a fast deployment and quick appearance on the air. As soon as we land on Desecheo, two stations will be immediately activated. Stations will continue to operate until the final moments of departure on February 26." Per USFWS rules, only 15 operators will be allowed on the island at one time. "We have arranged with USFWS to allow a shift change about half way through the DXpedition," Allphin told the ARRL. "This has allowed a number of hams on our waiting list an opportunity to participate in this DXpedition." DXpedition co-leader Glenn Johnson, W0GJ, said the team will be running CW, SSB and RTTY on 160-6 meters. "We've had tremendous support from DX organizations all over the world and from numerous equipment and antenna manufacturers," he told the ARRL. "We are diligently working on the propagation studies to reach our hard-to-work areas of Asia and Europe. This plus our planned antennas, we should knock Desecheo off of the Most Wanted List for a long time to come." ==> NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR 2009 DAYTON HAMVENTION AWARDS The Dayton Hamvention <http://www.hamvention.org/> is accepting nominations for its 2009 awards <http://hamvention.org/awards.php>. Do you know an outstanding amateur in your club, community or from on-the-air contacts? Does this person excel in some phase of Amateur Radio? Do you feel this person deserves worldwide recognition? All radio amateurs are eligible. The deadline for nominations is February 18, 2009. The winners will be recognized at the 2009 Hamvention, May 15-17. The three awards are: * The Amateur of the Year Award -- This award will be given to the special person who has made a long term commitment to the advancement of Amateur Radio. The Hamvention Awards Committee is looking for a well-rounded individual who has contributed to Amateur Radio in some outstanding way. * The Technical Excellence Award -- This award will be given to the person who has made an outstanding technical advancement in the field of Amateur Radio. * The Special Achievement Award -- This award honors someone who has made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of Amateur Radio, usually someone who has spearheaded a significant project. Awards are decided by the Awards Committee, based partially upon the information received, not the number of nominations submitted. Documentation is beneficial. Magazine articles, newsletters, newspaper clippings, videos and such will better inform the Awards Committee of your candidate's accomplishments. These materials become the property of Hamvention and cannot be returned. Nominations may be sent via e-mail <firstname.lastname@example.org> (please scan all supporting documents and send them as attachments, via fax at 937-276-6934, or US Mail to Hamvention Awards, PO Box 964, Dayton, OH 45401-0964. Nomination forms are available in either PDF format <http://hamvention.org/files/nominations09.pdf> or Microsoft Word format <http://hamvention.org/files/nominations09.doc>. If you send your nomination via e-mail, the Awards Committee requests that you place your name in the subject line of the e-mail. -- Dayton Hamvention Awards Committee ==> FOUNDATION FOR AMATEUR RADIO INVITES SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS The non-profit Foundation for Amateur Radio (FAR) <http://www.amateurradio-far.org/> is now accepting applications for 48 scholarships for the academic year 2009-2010 to assist radio amateurs pursuing higher education. FAR fully funds two of scholarships and administers 46 others without cost on behalf of various club and individual donors. 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 $5000, 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 or by sending a QSL card postmarked prior to March 30, 2009, to FAR Scholarships, PO Box 831, Riverdale, MD 20738. The application deadline is May 1, 2009. 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. ==>SOLAR UPDATE Tad "The spruces rough in the distant glitter of the January sun" Cook, K7RA, this week reports: On Wednesday, January 7, a sunspot appeared very briefly in the lower right portion of the Sun's image. It was so brief that NOAA did not record it on the Space Weather Prediction Center's daily solar data chart for that day. Spaceweather.com reported a sunspot number of 11 for the day, and the magnetic polarity was consistent with a new Solar Cycle 24 spot. Today, January 9, there is another Solar Cycle 24 appearance, this time on the upper left of the image. Sunspot numbers for January 1-7 were 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0 and 0 with a mean of 0. The 10.7 cm flux was 68.9, 69.9, 69.5, 68.8, 69.2, 68.7 and 69 with a mean of 69.1. The estimated planetary A indices were 6, 3, 9, 4, 4, 3 and 3 with a mean of 4.6. The estimated mid-latitude A indices were 5, 3, 8, 5, 3, 2 and 1 with a mean of 3.9. 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 Wallace Stevens' "The Snow Man" <http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5031535>. __________________________________ ==>IN BRIEF: * This Week on the Radio: This week, the Midwinter Contest (CW) is January 10, while the North American QSO Party (CW), the Hunting Lions in the Air Contest and the MI QRP January CW Contest are all January 10-11. Look for the SKCC Weekend Sprintathon, the NRAU-Baltic Contest (CW and SSB), the Midwinter Contest (phone) and the DARC 10 Meter Contest on January 11. Next week is the ARRL January VHF Sweepstakes is January 17-19. The LZ Open Contest is January 17. The North American QSO Party (SSB), the Hungarian DX Contest and the UK DX Contest (RTTY) are all January 17-18. The Run for the Bacon QRP Contest is January 19 and the NAQCC Straight Key/Bug Sprint is January 22. 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 remains open through Sunday, January 25, 2009, for these online course sessions beginning on Friday, February 6, 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>. * ARES E-Letter Gets New Look: The ARRL ARES E-Letter <http://www.arrl.org/FandES/field/ares-el/about.html>, published on the third Wednesday of each month, makes the move from a plain text formatted newsletter to an HTML format this month. The second of the ARRL e-letters to update its look (the ARRL Contest Update switched over to an HTML format in May 2008), the ARES E-Letter has a circulation of 33,000 ARRL members. The ARES E-Letter is a digest available via e-mail full of news and information of interest to active members of the ARRL Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) and to hams concerned with public service and emergency communications. E-mail newsletters, such as the ARES E-Letter, the Contest Update and The ARRL Letter, are just some of the many benefits available at no charge to ARRL members. To sign up for any of the League's newsletters, go to the Member Data page on the ARRL Web site <http://www.arrl.org/members-only/memdata.html>. * Gary L. Robinson, WB8ROL, Wins December QST Cover Plaque Award: The winner of the QST Cover Plaque Award for December is Gary L. Robinson, WB8ROL, for his article "Ghost QSOs -- Olivia Returns from the Noise." Congratulations, Gary! 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 January issue by Saturday, January 31. * The 2008 ARRL Periodicals on CD-ROM Now Shipping: The 2008 ARRL Periodicals on CD-ROM <http://www.arrl.org/catalog/?item=9406#top> is now available and includes the complete 2008 fully searchable collection of three ARRL journals -- QST, QEX, and National Contest Journal (NCJ). In addition, the CD-ROM includes source code for software projects and PC board patterns, Section News, as well as the ever-popular Contest Soapbox and Contest Results. Search the full text of every article by entering titles, call signs or names. See every word, photo -- most in color -- drawing and table in technical and general-interest features, columns and product reviews, plus all advertisements. Print what you see, or copy it into other applications. System requirements: Microsoft Windows and Macintosh systems, using the industry standard Adobe Acrobat Reader software. CD-ROMs for other years are also available <http://www.arrl.org/catalog/?item=NO-PER#top>. * New QSL Tracking Service in Chile: Have you sent a QSL to Chile but had no reply? Perhaps you had a contact with XQ, CE, CA, CD, XR, 3G or CC that has not been confirmed. According to David Calderwood, CE2WZ/GW4VHO, a group of Chilean amateurs has offered to try and help obtain missing cards by carrying out searches and making enquiries in Chile. To use this free service, please contact Jose Luis Jimenez, CE1KR, via e-mail <firstname.lastname@example.org>. You can write to him in Spanish or English. Full details on this service are available on the Hunting QSL Cards Web site <http://hunting-qsl.blogspot.com/>. * Son Charged with Murder of Florida Ham: Robert Farley, of Lakeland Florida, has been charged with first degree murder in the death of his father Walter Farley, K4QE, also of Lakeland. "The Ledger," a newspaper in Farley's hometown, reported that authorities allege that Robert killed his father New Year's Eve during an argument over family matters. Walter Farley was 93. Authorities said that on Saturday, January 3, Robert Farley confessed to the killing and led detectives to a lake where he had discarded the murder weapon; the weapon was recovered by dive team members later that afternoon. Walter Farley served in the US Army during World War II as a telephone and radio repairman. He fixed tape recorders for the blind and was involved with the local historical society. 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