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ARRL Executive Committee to Meet on April 21

04/18/2018 The ARRL Board of Directors’ Executive Committee (EC) will meet on Friday, April 21, in Windsor Locks, Connecticut. ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, will chair the session. In addition to reports from the President and the Chief Executive Officer and Secretary, Barry Shelley, N1VXY, the EC will hear from General Counsel Chris Imlay, W3KD,…

International Girls in Information and Telecommunication Technologies Day is April 26

04/18/2018 “Girls Can Do ICT!” is the theme of International Girls in Information and Telecommunication Technologies (ICT) Day on April 26. An initiative of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), International Girls in ICT Day aims to “create a global environment that empowers and encourages girls and young women to consider careers in the growing ICT…

“Horizons” is Next Mission for Astronaut Alexander Gerst, KF5ONO

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W5KUB to Stream Hamvention® 2018 Worldwide

04/19/2018 “Amateur Radio Roundtable” Host Tom Medlin, W5KUB, will once again livestream selected activities from the 2018 Hamvention® in Xenia, Ohio, during what he calls the “Hamvention Marathon Webcast” — more than 40 hours of live video from the annual show. This will mark Medlin’s 17th year covering the show for those unable to attend…

W6NBC Wins the April QST Cover Plaque Award

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Space Station Commemorative Slow-Scan TV Transmissions Prove Extremely Popular

04/18/2018 Thousands of slow-scan television (SSTV) enthusiasts around the globe enthusiastically tracked the International Space Station (ISS) to download commemorative SSTV images transmitted as part of the ARISS-Russia Cosmonautics Day (International Day of Human Space Flight) celebration on April 11 – 15. Another ARISS-Russia SSTV event is planned for May. As of mid-week, upward of…

FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn Stepping Down

04/18/2018 FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn is leaving the Commission. She announced at the FCC’s April 17 meeting that it would be her last as a commissioner. She plans to leave before the Commission’s next scheduled meeting on May 10. Following her 2013 appointment by President Barack Obama, Clyburn served as acting FCC chair, the first woman…

“The Wireman” Press Jones, N8UG, SK:

04/16/2018 “The Wireman” Pressley W. “Press” Jones, N8UG, of Landrum, South Carolina, died on April 10. He was 89. The “original” Wireman and his crew have been staples of many hamfests and conventions across the US for more than 45 years, supplying attendees with coaxial cable, wire, insulators, balanced feed line, and more. “He was…

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