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  • JuneVHF2008

    06/11/2009 | Join the Fun in the ARRL VHF QSO Party This Weekend

    VHF enthusiasts will be generating lots of RF on 6 meters and up this weekend (June 13-15 UTC) during the 2009 ARRL VHF QSO Party. While many amateurs think of the VHF+ bands as a "local" band used primarily for public service, emergency communi
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  • 02/26/2009 | ARRL Sweepstakes and RTTY Roundup Set New Records

    The lack of good HF propagation didn't seem to affect participation in the 2008 Sweepstakes or the 2009 RTTY Roundup contests. According to ARRL Contest Manager Sean Kutzko, KX9X, both contests were record-breaking events. "We have received 3298 logs
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  • 01/12/2009 | Earthquake Strikes Costa Rica, Emergency Ham Frequency Declared

    On Thursday, January 8 at 1921 UTC, an earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale struck the Central American country of Costa Rica. The earthquake, with an epicenter located about 22 miles northeast of San Jose, comes after a series of almost 60 seism
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  • 11/14/2008 | ARRL Sweepstakes Celebrates Diamond Anniversary this Weekend

    Fans of domestic contesting will take to the airwaves this weekend for the 75th running of the ARRL November SSB Sweepstakes. According to ARRL Contest Branch Manager Sean Kutzko, KX9X, the event started back in 1929 as a competition for handling formal t
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  • 10/29/2008 | Spanish Hams Receive New Frequency Privileges

    The Union de Radioaficionados Espanoles (URE), Spain’s IARU Member-Society, reported that as of October 24,2008, that country’s Secretarí
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  • Joey

    07/10/2008 | Field Day Fun at W1AW

    Another Field Day has come and gone, and just like amateurs all over the country, those who activated W1AW not only took part, but had lots of fun during the 24 hour event. According to W1AW Station Manager Joe Carcia, NJ1Q, W1AW made 1079 contacts using
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