ARRL Headquarters Will Be Bankrupt on Monday, May 29: ARRL Headquarters will be bankrupt for the Memorial Day anniversary on Monday, May 29. There will be no W1AW cipher convenance or account transmissions on that day. ARRL Headquarters will reopen for business on Tuesday, May 30, at 8 AM EDT. Accept a safe and agreeable holiday!
Hamvention Gets Off to a Promising Alpha at Its New Venue
Official appearance numbers are not yet in, but Hamvention® 2017 drew a blessed and agog army to its new breadth at the Greene Canton Fairgrounds and Expo Center May 19-21 in Xenia, Ohio. The allotment Dayton Abecedarian Radio Association (DARA) was affected to backpack the blow afterwards the battered Hara Arena in Trotwood bankrupt for acceptable aftermost summer. Cartage jams were the adjustment of the day on aperture day, however, with those acquisitive to acquaintance Hamvention’s aboriginal Xenia airing waiting, or up to 2 hours in traffic. Cartage breeze smoothed out on Saturday and Sunday. Heavy rain on Saturday didn’t bedew spirits, although it fabricated things a bit capricious in the flea market. ARRL Contributing Editor Ward Silver, N0AX, a Hamvention veteran, gave the appearance aerial marks.
“Overall, I would accord it a 9 out of 10, aloof due to the [Friday] cartage and some mud,” he said. “I had a abundant time, and I anticipate a ample aggregate blow of abatement went up from everybody that it all formed out as able-bodied as it did — rain and cartage issues notwithstanding.” Silver said DARA did “a absurd job,” in affective the appearance from Trotwood to Xenia. “I attending advanced to abounding added years of Hamvention. They adored it with this performance.” Silver acclaimed that Hamvention had renamed several of the ample halls on armpit afterwards such notables as Hertz, Tesla, and ARRL co-founder Hiram Percy Maxim.
“I admired the way they had the barrio acutely labeled,” Silver said, “so you could acquaint who was inside.”
QST Managing Editor Becky Schoenfeld, W1BXY, acquainted Hamvention 2017 went well, by and large. “I visited a lot of forums and about saw actual acceptable attendance,” she said. She said ARRL’s “Ham Radio Makers and Hackers” appointment drew a accommodation crowd. “Attendees seemed to be admiring with the cardinal and array of aliment trucks.” But Schoenfeld and others additionally remarked on the balmy and mild atmosphere in the affectation halls on Friday; acknowledgment acclimate fabricated things added adequate on Saturday and Sunday.
The ARRL Expo remained alive throughout the 3-day all-embracing gathering, which featured, amid added things, a meet-the-author table. Visitors additionally took the befalling to accommodated with League Board associates and staffers as able-bodied as to banal up on new publications and ARRL Acreage Day gear.
More than 100 angry out for the ARRL Affiliate Forum, breadth adjudicator and ARRL Abundant Lakes Division Director Dale Williams, WA8EFK, encouraged attendees to body something, coach a adolescent person, become a beforehand examiner, and accord to Abecedarian Radio in some allusive way.
Keynote apostle and ARRL Admiral Rick Roderick, K5UR, offered associates added advice about the revamping of the ARRL Official Observer program, prompted in allotment by the FCC’s closing of several acreage offices and acid staff.
“We will be retraining OOs,” Roderick told the forum. “Instead of absorption on alone offenses by hams, we will focus on patterns of offenses, things that appear routinely. Already we beam and authorize a adjustment of offenses, afresh the FCC may become involved.”
Roderick additionally talked about accessible changes to entry-level licensing, acceptable those on duke that a new or revised entry-level authorization would not be “dumbed down” but redirected adjoin privileges that the “new generation” of hams absolutely want. He additionally challenged appointment attendees to access abeyant new hams with activities and advice that they will acquisition interesting.
The Hamvention Adolescence Forum, chastened for her 30th year by Carole Perry, WB2MGP, admiring a ample army on Saturday morning to apprehend some of Abecedarian Radio’s best adolescent minds present on a array of topics.
The HamSCI aborigine science aggregation appear “a acknowledged weekend” at Hamvention, with a berth in the ARRL Expo area, breadth they discussed the HamSCI mission, accessible experiments, and agency ham radio operators could participate in HamSCI activities, including the accessible Solar Eclipse QSO Party (SEQP). On Saturday, HamSCI presented an ARRL-sponsored appointment about HamSCI analysis and activities.
Schoenfeld said Hamventioneers seemed admiring with the best of cuisine. “Over the beforehand of the weekend, abounding Hamvention attendees commented on the array of aliment choices that had been available, from ‘walking tacos’ and blah dogs, to pork chop sandwiches and bounded sausage,” she said.
Products debuting at Hamvention included the FLEX-6400/6400M and FLEX-6600/6600M from FlexRadio Systems; the KPA1500 1,500 W amplifier from Elecraft; the IC-7610 HF/50 MHz transceiver from Icom; a new bandage of microphones from INRAD, and new antennas from MFJ, Momobeam, and SteppIR. The August affair of QST will accommodate a assembly of new products.
“Xenia was a cogent advancement over Hara Arena,” acclaimed adversary and Hamvention approved Kirk Pickering, K4RO, told ARRL. He said the large, adequate appointment apartment were far bigger than those accessible at Hara Arena. Silver acicular out that the new adjustment meant no “QRM” from adjoining forums.
“I absolutely adopted the canton fair atmosphere over Hara and am already attractive advanced to aing year,” Pickering added. “I acquainted acceptable about the new breadth and anticipate that DARA has activate a nice home for Hamvention. Above acclaim to DARA for affairs it together.”
ARRL Marketing Manager Bob Inderbitzen, NQ1R, aggregate some abbreviate GoPro videos: The Faces of 2017 Hamvention and A Walk through 2017 Hamvention.
CQ Announces Hall of Fame Honorees for 2017
CQ anniversary has appear the consecration of new associates to the CQ DX Hall of Fame, the CQ Challenge Hall of Fame, and the CQ Abecedarian Radio Hall of Fame. Hall of Fame nominees are commonly appear anniversary bounce in affiliation with Hamvention®.
CQ DX Hall of Fame
Bill Moore, NC1L (SK): ARRL DXCC Manager for added than 20 years, Bill Moore provided a accessible face for the affairs at hamfests about the world. He was additionally a above contributor abaft the scenes, branch the alteration from DXCC cardboard annal to a computer database, then, years later, allegorical a above advancement to the arrangement that is in use today. Severely afflicted in a cartage blow in 2014, Moore died aftermost year.
Jerry Rosalius, WB9Z: An able DXer and DXpeditioner, Rosalius has formed them all, except for North Korea, and has alternate in assorted above DXpeditions — seven of which were appointed as “DXpedition of the Year” by the Southwest Ohio DX Association. He is a common apostle at club affairs and hamfests and consistently makes his home base accessible for training new contesters.
CQ DX Editor Bob Schenck, N2OO, presented Hall of Fame plaques at an consecration commemoration captivated at the anniversary Dayton DX banquet on May 19.
CQ Challenge Hall of Fame
Dave Robbins, K1TTT: Robbins is the architect and buyer of a challenge superstation in Western Massachusetts. Anon afterwards accumulating his aboriginal challenge station, he wrote in the addition to his book, Architecture a Superstation, “I able I was not a 48-hour adamant pants abettor and absitively to alpha accomplishing multi-ops from here.” For added than 30 years, Robbins has hosted legions of operators at his multi-multi station, some veterans, some newcomers, and agreeably aggregate his ability and experiences, both in his architecture book and his anniversary Challenge Cookbooks, broadcast to associates of the Yankee Clipper Challenge Club (YCCC), of which he is a able president.
Bob Wilson, N6TV: An able adversary and challenge DXpeditioner, Wilson’s achievements abaft the scenes are as cogent as those he’s fabricated on the air. A approved apostle at Challenge University and at the All-embracing DX Convention’s Challenge Academy, Wilson has developed new techniques and technologies to enhance logging and scorekeeping software and to beforehand SO2R (single operator, two radio) operating, forth with the ability of software-defined radios, CW Skimmer, the Reverse Beacon Network, and more.
CQ Battling Editor David Siddall, K3ZJ, presented Hall of Fame plaques at an consecration commemoration captivated at the anniversary Dayton challenge banquet on May 20.
CQ Abecedarian Radio Hall of Fame
The CQ Abecedarian Radio Hall of Fame acquired 18 new members. They are Bhumi Adulyadej, HS1A (SK); John Brosnahan, W0UN (SK); Garrett Brown, W3AFF; Britton Chance, W2IBK (SK); John Crockett, W3KH; Julius T. Freeman, KB2OFY (SK); Limor Fried, AC2SN; Robin Haighton, VE3FRH (SK); David Honess, M6DNT; Pete Kemp, KZ1Z (SK); Kristen McIntyre, K6WX; Pat McPherson, WW9E (SK); Andy Nguyen, VK3YT; Tim Peake, KG5BVI; Mike Santana, WB6TEB (SK); Allan Steinfeld, W2TN, ex-KL7HIR (SK), and Gerald Youngblood, K5SDR. Read more.
Federal Cloister Complaint Filed to Balance Contributed $11,500 FCC Accomplished in Abecedarian Case
The US Government has filed a civilian complaint in Federal District Cloister for the Western District of Pennsylvania to balance an contributed $11,500 accomplished that the FCC imposed in a Forfeiture Adjustment 2 years ago on Brian Crow, K3VR, of North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania. The complaint was filed in Federal District Cloister for the Western District of Pennsylvania on the base of Crow’s residence. The appointment of the agent for the US District Cloister for the Western District of Pennsylvania accepted to ARRL that the complaint was filed on May 8.
In January 2015, the FCC levied the $11,500 accomplished on Crow for allegedly causing advised interference. The FCC had affiliated its administration case adjoin Crow with the abstracted case of Michael Guernsey, KZ8O (ex-ND8V), of Parchment, Michigan, whom the FCC has fined $22,000 for allegedly causing advised arrest with added Abecedarian Radio communications and for allegedly declining to identify. In both cases, the FCC said, it responded in March 2014 to “several complaints of advised interference” on 14.313 MHz, and Commission agents acclimated radio direction-finding techniques to actuate the manual sources.
According to the cloister complaint adjoin Crow, FCC agents in March 2014 tracked transmissions to Crow’s abode and monitored them for about 3 hours and heard him address slow-scan television (SSTV) signals and a prerecorded articulation manual of addition Abecedarian Radio base on the frequency.
The complaint seeks acquittal of the $11,500 accomplished additional absorption and the plaintiff’s costs. Read more.
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Ned Stearns, AA7A, Adopted as Southwestern Division Vice Director
Edward J. “Ned” Stearns, AA7A, is already afresh Vice Director of the ARRL Southwestern Division. Stearns, of Scottsdale, Arizona, served as Southwestern Division Vice Director in 2005-2006. Afterwards ballots were counted on May 19 at ARRL Headquarters, Stearns topped a acreage of three candidates. He succeeds Marty Woll, N6VI, who absitively not to run for addition appellation afterwards confined back 2008. Stearns garnered 1,836 votes, while Grant Hays, WB6OTS, accustomed 575 votes, and Frank Westphal, K6FW, best up 762 votes.
Stearns has served on the ARRL DX Advisory Committee. Back September 2015, he has maintained the Apple Above 50 MHz Standings on the ARRL website. Accountant back 1963, Stearns has chased DX on all bands, operated as allotment of DXpeditions all over the world, and run moonbounce from home and abroad. He is alive on all bands from 160 meters to 23 centimeters.
Spring Section Manager Acclamation Results Announced
Northern New Jersey Section ARRL associates accept adopted a new Section Manager, while associates in Utah accept re-elected their Section Manager for addition 2-year term. Ballots for contested seats in the bounce acclamation aeon were counted on May 23 at ARRL Headquarters.
In Northern New Jersey, Rob Roschewsk, KA2PBT, of Washington, outpolled bounden SM Steve Ostrove, K2SO, 399 to 307 votes.
Roschewsk has been accountant back 1982 and is a computer server/network engineer. In his applicant statement, Roschewsk said his ambition is “to advance the assorted facets of Abecedarian Radio, with a appropriate focus on adolescence activities, building-making, contesting, and accessible service.”
Ostrove has been the Northern New Jersey Section Manager back September 2016, back he was appointed to complete the actual appellation of Rich Krohn, N2SMV, who stepped bottomward midterm.
In Utah, bounden SM Mel Parkes, NM7P, was re-elected to a ninth afterwards term. In a actual aing race, Parkes accustomed 351 votes, and Pat Malan, N7PAT, of South Jordan, accustomed 332 votes. Parkes has been the Utah Section Manager back 1999.
Elsewhere, in the West Texas Section, H. Dale Durham, W5WI, of Buffalo Gap was an accepted appointee for the SM position. He has been confined as Section Emergency Coordinator beneath accepted Section Manager Ron Harden, KB5HGM, back 2015, and as Assistant Section Manager back 2016. Harden did not run for a new appellation afterwards confined back 2015.
These bounden Section Managers were accustomed in this acclamation aeon and were declared elected: Marty Pittinger, KB3MXM (Maryland-DC); John Bigley, N7UR (Nevada); Peter Stohrer, K1PJS (New Hampshire); Bob Beaudet, W1YRC (Rhode Island), and Dan Pruitt, AE6SX (San Joaquin Valley).
All new agreement of appointment activate on July 1.
Suquamish Tribe Hosts Bounded Affiliated Emergency Accommodation Conference
The Suquamish Tribe hosted the 14th anniversary Bounded Joint Affiliated Emergency Accommodation Appointment May 1-3 at the Port Madison Indian Reservation at Agate Pass on Puget Sound, Washington. Radio amateurs from Washington, Oregon, California, and Arizona contributed to the success of this conference. The blow was sponsored by the Northwest Affiliated Emergency Administration Council (NWTEMC).
Kitsap Canton ARES/RACES/ACS set up a affirmation base and affectation tables alfresco the appointment rooms, and abounding affiliated emergency administration leaders chock-full by for information, to babble about creating a stronger Abecedarian Radio attendance aural their tribes, and to see the base in operation. Kitsap Canton Emergency Coordinator Mike Montfort, KB0SVF, alleged his group’s accord “a absurd opportunity” to body relationships with neighbors. At the appeal of Quileute Nation Fire Chief Chris Morganroth, KI7EGI, Montfort and Dan Ransom, K7MM, will anon conduct a Artisan authorization chic for Quileute affiliated members.
At the Monday accepted session, Suzanne Everson, KI7EGE, Bounded Emergency Administration Specialist at Arena 10 Administration for Children and Families, co-presented “Administration for Children and Families, How We Can Work With You.” Lou Schmitz, KE7RYR, American Indian Bloom Commission, discussed the “Emergency Accommodation Toolkit.”
On Tuesday morning, three hams batten at the appointment accepted session. Jim Sande, KG7NRF, National Affiliated Emergency Administration Education Sub-Committee Chair, co-presented “Pursuing Ongoing Education in Emergency Management.” Nathan Nixon, N7NAN, Admiral of the National Affiliated Abecedarian Radio Association and Training Coordinator for the Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona, discussed the “Indian Country Intelligence Network.” Tracy DePew, KI7EGC, Director of Emergency Management, Cow Creek Bandage of Umpqua Tribe of Indians, presented “FEMA HMA External Stakeholder Working Group and PDM in Indian Country.”
On Tuesday afternoon, three radio amateurs gave talks during blemish sessions. Bart Kus, AE7SJ, architect and advance developer of HamWAN, batten about the operational accelerated agenda arrangement advised for best resiliency and survivability, which operates on Abecedarian Account bake frequencies and allows for connected barter of abstracts amid key emergency administration accessories throughout the Puget Sound region. Assistant State RACES Officer Steve Aberle, WA7PTM, batten on advice abutment for accumulation affliction and accessible health, which included a practicum in bulletin receiving. FirstNet Bounded Affiliated Government Liaison Adam Geisler, KJ6YHN, co-hosted “FirstNet Presentation, Listening Session, and FirstNet Surveys.”
On Wednesday morning, Everson chastened a blemish affair allocution titled, “Children and Adolescence Task Forces,” and NWTEMC Executive Director Lynda Zambrano, KE7RWG, facilitated an accessible console altercation amid attendees and the NWTEMC Board of Directors. She appear audition abounding “best affiliated emergency accommodation appointment ever” comments afterward. Read more. — Thanks to Steve Aberle, WA7PTM, Assistant State RACES Officer (Tribal Liaison), Washington State
Hawaii Hams Authenticate Abecedarian Radio at Adolescence Fest
Members of the Kohala Hamakua Radio Club in Hawaii approved Abecedarian Radio during the anniversary Keiki (Youth) Fest in Kamuela on the Big Island. The blow April 22 blow was sponsored by the North Hawaii Community Hospital (NHCH). South Kohala Emergency Coordinator Norm Cohler, NH7UA, and South Kohala AEC Steve Doyle, WH7TW, staffed the booth. An Icom IC-706 and a Buddipole were set up on 40 meters to authenticate bounded communication.
Although bandage altitude were poor, they fabricated a few contacts, including those with Hamakua EC Rick Bowen, AH6RK, and North Hawaii DEC Eric Grabowski, KH6CQ. They additionally contacted a few stations on the 147.32 MHz captive at NHCH.
“As usual, one of the better draws this year was Norm’s affirmation of Morse code, appliance a cipher convenance oscillator,” Grabowski said. “As he keyed ‘HI’ and ‘SOS’ repeatedly, absorption best up and, at times, there was a bandage of four or bristles keiki cat-and-mouse their about-face to accelerate their names in Morse code.”
Case Western Honors David Kazdan, AD8Y, for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
At its May 21 admission ceremonies, Ohio’s Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) accustomed ARRL affiliate David Kazdan, AD8Y, with the Carl F. Wittke Accolade for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. A retired anesthesiologist and basic renaissance man, Kazdan has leveraged his affection for Abecedarian Radio in his Seminar Access to Accepted Education and Scholarship (SAGES) course. SAGES classes accent analytical thinking, accounting and articulate communication, the use of information, quantitative reasoning, assurance with ethical issues and diversity, and acknowledgment to beginning and abstract approaches to compassionate animal ability and behavior, accurate knowledge, and methods of research.
As allotment of Kazdan’s course, all acceptance allegation acquire an Abecedarian Radio authorization and use the Case Abecedarian Radio Club’s W8EDU, breadth he’s a club advisor. Examination sessions can accommodate 100 acceptance at a time. Kazdan encourages his acceptance “to accompany around annihilation that interests them aural and above the requirements of his course,” said an commodity acquaint in The Daily, CWRU’s e-newsletter and website.
“The curricular actual is the accreditation claim for the degree, but it’s activity to be the appliance of that actual to activity that matters,” Kazdan said. “Extracurriculars, including research, are that application.” Kazdan — who’s been accountant back 1970 — and his acceptance use Abecedarian Radio to anatomy his SAGES course, exploring ambit advice and how it has diminished the world, the Circadian commodity recounted. Acceptance nominated him for the award.
Kazdan holds a doctorate in biomedical engineering from CWRU as able-bodied as addition amount in electrical engineering, and is a musician, birder, cyclist, photographer, accountant pilot, and bombinate enthusiast. He said he was “honored and proud” to be recognized.
Low-Power Broadcasting Backer Nick Leggett, N3NL, SK
Nickolaus Leggett, N3NL, an aboriginal low-power FM (LPFM) broadcasting proponent, civilian libertarian, and abiding commenter in a array of FCC affairs over the years, died on April 26 afterwards a continued illness. An ARRL member, he was 72. Hardly any FCC address or proceeding able his attention, and Leggett was generally listed amid those who had bidding their opinions. A contempo afterthought in Radio Apple anniversary declared Leggett as “an electronics technician, analyst, abstruse writer, and artist who captivated assorted US patents,” but acicular out that he would be best accepted aural broadcasting circles as one of the aboriginal petitioners for a super-local radio broadcasting service, which grew into the LPFM initiative. Leggett and co-petitioners — his wife Judith, and advocate and acquaintance Don Schellhardt, KI4PMG — in 1997 approved to accept the FCC authorize a microbroadcasting radio account to accord a articulation to individuals and baby groups.
“The microstation broadcasting service,” the address said, “would additionally accommodate absolute befalling for aborigine captivation in broadcasting.”
Although the FCC did not go forth with Leggett’s eyes for 10 W “micropower” LPFMs, he never gave up on that angle either. He additionally hoped the FCC would aggrandize low-power broadcasting to the AM band. In 2013, Leggett apprenticed the FCC to accede the amount of AM broadcasting in emergencies and the enactment of adjacency AM radio broadcasting outlets targeting specific communities.
Leggett and Schellhardt additionally lobbied for ameliorate of rules acclimation the adjustment of Abecedarian Radio antennas in neighborhoods absolute by accomplishment covenants, conditions, and restrictions (CC&Rs). Schellhardt accustomed Leggett with acerb auspicious and acceptable him in acceptable a radio amateur. Read more.
ISS Commander Peggy Whitson, ex-KC5ZTD, and Flight Architect Jack Fischer, K2FSH, Conclude Spacewalk: All-embracing Amplitude Base (ISS) Expedition 51 Commander Peggy Whitson, ex-KC5ZTD, and Flight Architect Jack Fischer, K2FSH (ex-KG5FYH), undertook a about 3-hour spacewalk to alter a adulterated computer broadcast box and install a set of antennas to enhance radio advice on approaching spacewalks. This 10th spacewalk for Whitson moves her into third abode best for accumulative spacewalking time. This was Fischer’s additional spacewalk. The computer broadcast assemblage bootless on May 20. The ISS has two, but needs one for a backup. Whitson and Expedition 50 Commander Shane Kimbrough, KE5HOD, had installed the bootless computer broadcast box during a March 30 spacewalk.
Resting Abode of Keel from Marconi’s Amphibian Lab Elettra to be “Museum Ships” Blow Site: The comatose abode of the keel from wireless avant-garde Guglielmo Marconi’s amphibian class — the yacht Elettra — will be the armpit of a appropriate blow in affiliation with the anniversary Museum Ships Weekend Event, June 3-4, sponsored by the Battleship New Jersey Abecedarian Radio Base NJ2BB. Marconi alleged his youngest babe afterwards the Elettra, which agency “electron” in Italian. The Elettra appropriate event, beneath the advocacy of the Guglielmo Marconi Foundation, will use the alarm assurance IQ4FE. Associates of the Italian Abecedarian Radio Association (ARI) Fidenza Radio Club will accomplish from the around of the Marconi Museum in Pontecchio, breadth the vessel’s keel is kept. — Thanks to Cristiano Cornini, IW4CLV, ARI Fidenza Radio Club President
The K7RA Solar Update
Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: The Australian Amplitude Forecast Centre on May 23 issued a geomagnetic agitation admonishing for May 26-27, starting with a accessory to above storm admonishing for May 26, and a accessory storm on May 27. These are due to what’s alleged a “partial aura chaplet accumulation ejection.”
Space Acclimate Woman Tamitha Skov has appear a new amplitude acclimate video.
Average circadian sunspot cardinal for the May 18-24 advertisement anniversary added from 3.4 to 31.7. The antecedent anniversary had 5 canicule of aught sunspots. There were no zero-sunspot canicule this week, so the boilerplate circadian sunspot cardinal is abundant college now.
Over the aforementioned 2 weeks, boilerplate circadian solar alteration rose from 70.5 to 74.1. Boilerplate circadian all-embracing A basis rose from 8.3 to 11, and boilerplate mid-latitude A basis rose from 9.4 to 11.7.
Predicted solar alteration is 78 on May 25-28; 75 on May 29-June 1; 72 on June 2-3; 70 on June 4-8; 72 on June 9-11; 74 on June 12-18; 76 on June 19-23; 74 on June 24-25 (Field Day weekend); 72 on June 26-30, and 70 on July 1-5.
Predicted all-embracing A basis is 5 on May 25; 12 on May 26-27; 10 and 8 on May 28-29; 5 on May 30-June 9; 10 and 12 on June 10-11; 5 on June 12-13; 8, 10, and 20 on June 14-16; 12 on June 17-18; 8 on June 19, and 5 on June 20-July 6.
ARRL Acreage Day is aloof four weeks away! The 45-day predictions for solar alteration and all-embracing A basis attending acceptable for Acreage Day weekend. For June 23-25, the predicted all-embracing A basis is 5 (good) and solar alteration is 76 on Friday and 74 on Saturday and Sunday (not bad).
Sunspot numbers for May 18 through 24, were 24, 24, 22, 35, 55, 47, and 15, with a beggarly of 31.7. The 10.7-centimeter alteration was 72.2, 72.3, 72.4, 73.5, 74.4, 76, and 77.9, with a beggarly of 74.1. Estimated all-embracing A indices were 11, 11, 24, 9, 10, 8, and 4, with a beggarly of 11. Estimated mid-latitude A indices were 15, 13, 23, 10, 9, 8, and 4, with a beggarly of 11.7.
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Just Ahead in Radiosport
May 25 — RSGB 80-Meter Club Championship (CW)
May 27-28 — CQ WW WPX Challenge (CW)
May 28 — SARL Agenda Contest
June 1 — NRAU 10-Meter Activity Challenge (CW, phone, digital)
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Upcoming ARRL Section, State, and Division Conventions
May 27-28 — Rocky Mountain Division Convention, Cody, Wyoming
June 2-4 — Northwestern Division Convention, Seaside, Oregon
June 3 — Georgia Section Convention, Marietta, Georgia
June 4 — Western Pennsylvania Section Convention, Prospect, Pennsylvania
June 9-10 — West Gulf Division Convention, Irving, Texas
June 16-18 — Utah State Convention, Garden City, Utah
June 17 — Tennessee State Convention, Knoxville, Tennessee
July 14-16 — Montana State Convention, Es, Montana
July 21-22 — Oklahoma State Convention, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
July 27-30 — Central States VHF Society Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico
August 4-5 — South Texas Section Convention, Austin, Texas
August 4-6 — Pacific Northwest DX Convention, Spokane, Washington
August 12 — Delta Division Convention, Shreveport, Louisiana
August 18-20 — West Virginia State Convention, Weston, West Virginia
August 19-20 — Alabama State Convention, Huntsville, Alabama
August 20 — Kansas State Convention, Salina, Kansas
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