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ARRL Special Bulletin ARLX006 (1999)

ARLX006 Hiram Percy Maxim event returns

QST de W1AW  
Special Bulletin 6  ARLX006
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  August 31, 1999
To all radio amateurs 

ARLX006 Hiram Percy Maxim event returns

An operating event to honor the 130th anniversary of the birth of
the ARRL's first president and key founder, Hiram Percy Maxim, W1AW,
takes to the airwaves in early September. Maxim was born September
2, 1869, so the Hiram Percy Maxim 130th Birthday Celebration--also
known as HPM/130--appropriately begins September 2 and continues
through September 11. During that period, eligible amateurs may sign
/130. Other stations will work as many /130 stations as they can.

Those eligible to sign /130 include League members holding ARRL
field appointments, ARRL elected volunteers--such as ARRL officers,
directors and section managers, past directors and officers, ARRL
life members, and ARRL HQ staff, as well as DXCC field reps.
Assistant emergency coordinators, awards managers, QSL bureau
workers and volunteer examiners may sign /130 if they are ARRL

The operating period is from 0000 UTC Thursday, September 2, until
2400 UTC Saturday, September 11. All stations signing /130, send
RS(T), their appointment, and their name: others send RS(T) and
their name.

/130 stations may be contacted on any band or mode for credit. You
can work a station once per band and mode. Repeater contacts are
valid for credit, but be considerate of other users during busy

Certificates are available for making at least 25 contacts with /130
stations and endorsement increments of 25 up to a maximum of 100.

All /130-eligible stations are encouraged to be as active as
possible. Complete details on the HPM/130 event and a list of ARRL
field positions appear in September 1999 QST, page 48.


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