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  • 11/02/2009 | Fall Frequency Measuring Test This Month

    The W1AW Frequency Measuring Test (FMT) has taken several different formats over the past few years. This year, we return to the "classic" FMT -- measuring the frequency of an unmodulated carrier. Accurate frequency measurement is required of al
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    09/07/2009 | Happy Birthday, Hiram!

    This week, the League celebrates the 140th anniversary of the birth of ARRL's co-founder and first President, Hiram Percy Maxim, W1AW! Maxim -- born September 2, 1869 -- decided a national organization for Amateur Radio was in order after he needed a &quo
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  • 09/02/2009 | W1AW Earns TPA #306

    On September 1 -- after W1AW Station Manager Joe Carcia, NJ1Q, made contact #149 (CW) and #150 (RTTY) with Mark Stull, AB8WV, of Parkersburg, West Virginia -- W1AW received Tripl
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    08/17/2009 | HPM/140 Birthday Celebration Event Coming Next Month

    The Hiram Percy Maxim Birthday celebration is back! This year, the ARRL is honoring the 140th anniversary of the birth of the League's first president and cofounder. Hiram Percy Maxim, W1AW, was born September 2, 1869 and died February 17, 1936, in a Colo
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    08/05/2009 | The ARRL Teachers Institute Wraps Up Successful Summer Sessions

    In 2004, the ARRL held its first Teachers Institute on Wireless Technology. That summer, nine teachers came from across the country to learn how to bring this exciting technology back to their classrooms. Six years later, 93 teachers from 29 states attend
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  • 07/14/2009 | W1AW to Add New Digital Modes to Transmission Schedule

    On August 17, W1AW, the Hiram Percy Maxim Memorial Station, will replace its AMTOR and ASCII transmissions with PSK31 and MFSK16, respectively. RTTY (Baudot) will continue to be the first digital mode used in the transmission sche
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  • 07/02/2009 | IARU HF World Championships: Coming to a Radio Near You

    Radiosport fans are gearing up for the summer's biggest competition: The IARU HF World Championships. Calling the 24 hour long contest "an HF operator's delight," ARRL Contest Branch Manager Sean Kutzko, KX9X, explained that the contest will all
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