Midway and Kure Islands Reinstated as DXCC Entities

On March 31, 2017, the DXCC desk announced the deletion of Midway Island and Kure Island from the DXCC entities list. The stated reason for this action was because of changes in the administration resulting from changes in Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, formerly known as the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument, of which the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge a…

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“New” Belize Amateur Radio Club Admitted to IARU Membership

The member-societies of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) have approved a proposal to admit a new representative of the radio amateurs of Belize to IARU membership. As of the May 9 deadline for voting, 77 member-societies had voted in favor of admitting the Belize Amateur Radio Club (BARC) with none opposed. There were no abstentions. An affirmative votes of 55 member-societies were …

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Meet the Author at ARRL EXPO!

ARRL will present a “Meet the Author” area in the ARRL EXPO at Hamvention® 2017, to give visitors an opportunity to speak with authors who are inspiring today’s radio experimenters, operators, and innovators. Three authors will be in the ARRL EXPO area:

  • Ward Silver, N0AX, author of new ARRL publication Grounding and Bonding for the Radio Amateur. This book shows you how to build your ham radio s…

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IEEE-EMC Society Chicago Chapter Meeting Attendees Give to Spectrum Defense Fund

The more than 200 attendees at the April IEEE-EMC Society Chicago Chapter meeting donated $756 to the ARRL Spectrum Defense Fund. ARRL Central Division Director Kermit Carlson, W9XA, called the contributions “spontaneous and voluntary.” The Society meeting was a special event at Fermilab in Batavia, Illinois, to which local Amateur Radio operators had been invited.

“This donation is a small show…

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