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The ARRL Letter, June 25, 2020

The ARRL Letter
June 25, 2020

Rick Lindquist, WW1ME, Editor

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  • ARRL to Hold 2021 National Convention at Orlando HamCation®
  • Rescued Radio Amateur Says, “Ham Radio Saved My Life”
  • ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, Issues Field Day 2020 Statement
  • ARRL Podcasts Schedule
  • Balloon Launched by Popular Web Show Host Completes Third Round Trip
  • ARISS Volunteer Tony Hutchison, VK5ZAI, Named Member of the Order of Australia
  • The K7RA Solar Update
  • Just Ahead in Radiosport
  • ARRL Seeks Vintage DX Logs for Archive
  • Announcements
  • QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo Set for August
  • Dayton Hamvention® Announces New Chair, Assistant Chair for 2021 Show
  • In Brief…
  • Upcoming ARRL Section, State, and Division Conventions

ARRL to Hold 2021 National Convention at Orlando HamCation®

ARRL has announced that Orlando HamCation® will host the 2021 ARRL National Convention in Orlando, Florida, February 11 – 14. The convention will mark the 75th anniversary of HamCation — one of the largest annual ham radio gatherings. The convention theme, “reDiscover Radio,” is a rallying call for radio amateurs committed to developing knowledge and skills in radio technology and radio communication.

The convention will kick off on Thursday, February 11, with a series of day-long ARRL Training Tracks and a National Convention luncheon at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando at SeaWorld. A complete program and list of presenters will be available later this summer. Registration will open in the fall. HamCation will host the rest of the convention Friday – Sunday, February 12 – 14, at the Central Florida Fairgrounds Expo Park in Orlando.

HamCation is sponsored by the Orlando Amateur Radio Club (OARC), an ARRL-affiliated club. OARC is supported by volunteers from radio clubs throughout the region. This year, an estimated 24,200 people attended all 3 days of the event.

Details on tickets and information about forums, exhibits (including information for vendors and tailgaters), testing, travel, and preferred hotels with special rates are on the HamCation website.

Online ticket sales begin in August. Tickets purchased (postmarked) by December 1, 2020, will cost $15 and are valid for all 3 days. Read more.

Rescued Radio Amateur Says, “Ham Radio Saved My Life”

Alden Sumner Jones IV, KC1JWR, of Bennington, Vermont, is thankful for amateur radio, after he suffered a medical incident and lost consciousness on June 15 while hiking with others along a remote section of the Long Trail, not far from his home.

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