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ARRL Special Bulletin ARLX009 (1996)

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Special Bulletin 9  ARLX009
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  April 12, 1996
To all radio amateurs

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Ham radio has part in National Musical Arts event

Amateur Radio will play a role at a musical and historical event
April 12-14 at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC.
Special event station W3A starts operation at 0000 April 13 and
continues for the next 48 hours. Run by members of the Potomac
Valley Radio Club, W3A plans to operate approximately 47 kHz up from
band edges.

The event is in conjunction with National Musical Arts
end-of-the-season concert, ''Radio and Music,'' set for April 14. The
concert commemorates the 95th anniversary of Gugliemo Marconi's
first transatlantic radio transmission and the 70th anniversary of
NBC. The musical program includes the work ''Radio Music,'' by John
Cage, as well as compositions by Paul Schonfield and Peter
Schickele, otherwise known as P.D.Q. Bach.

Leonard Schachter, N3RPQ, has loaned part of his vintage radio
collection for the presentation of ''Radio Music,'' to be performed by
Schickele, Nobel laureate Joseph H. Taylor Jr and National Academy
of Sciences President Bruce M. Alberts.

Frank Turano, KA3GAL, will display Marconi memorabilia, including a
magnetic detector, spark transmitter, receiver and telegraph key.

Representatives of the ARRL will host an informational Amateur Radio
exhibit during the event.
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