• ARRL Extra Bulletin

    From Daryl Stout@432:1/112 to All on Fri Apr 2 16:02:28 2021

    SB SPCL @ ARL $ARLX004
    ARLX004 Past ARRL San Diego Section Manager and Southwest Division
    Vice Director Tuck Miller, NF9T (SK)

    ZCZC AX04
    QST de W1AW
    Special Bulletin 4 ARLX004
    From ARRL Headquarters
    Newington CT April 1, 2021
    To all radio amateurs

    SB SPCL ARL ARLX004
    ARLX004 Past ARRL San Diego Section Manager and Southwest Division
    Vice Director Tuck Miller, NF9T (SK)

    Past ARRL San Diego Section Manager (SM) and Southwest Division Vice
    Director Tuck Miller, NF9T (ex-NZ6T), of Danville, Illinois, died on
    March 10. An ARRL Life Member, he was 67. Miller served as San Diego
    SM from 1998 until 2002, when he was elected as Southwestern
    Division Vice Director. He was re-elected as San Diego SM in 2006
    and served briefly before having to resign for health reasons.

    Miller was a barber, disc jockey (DJ), police officer, and
    firefighter, before settling into a job with San Diego Transit
    driving a trolley for 25 years. After retirement, he returned to
    Illinois.
    NNNN
    /EX
    --- SBBSecho 3.14-Win32
    * Origin: The Thunderbolt BBS - tbolt.synchro.net (432:1/112)
  • From Daryl Stout@432:1/112 to All on Mon May 24 15:30:02 2021

    SB SPCL @ ARL $ARLX006
    ARLX006 Annual WX4NHC On-the-Air Station Test Set for Saturday, May
    29

    ZCZC AX06
    QST de W1AW
    Special Bulletin 6 ARLX006
    From ARRL Headquarters
    Newington CT May 24, 2021
    To all radio amateurs

    SB SPCL ARL ARLX006
    ARLX006 Annual WX4NHC On-the-Air Station Test Set for Saturday, May
    29

    The annual WX4NHC station on-the-air test will be held on Saturday,
    May 29, 1300 - 2100 UTC. The WX4NHC operators plan to be working
    remotely again this year as the National Hurricane Center plans to
    maintain all CDC COVID-19 pandemic protocols until the end of 2021.
    The yearly exercise takes place just ahead of the official start of
    the Atlantic Hurricane Season, June 1 - November 30. Assistant
    WX4NHC Coordinator Julio Ripoll, WD4R, said the event offers an
    opportunity for radio amateurs worldwide to exercise the sorts of
    communication capabilities available during severe weather.

    "We will be making brief contacts on many frequencies and modes,
    exchanging signal reports and basic weather data (sunny, rain,
    temperature, etc.) with any station in any location," Ripoll said.

    Participating stations may use HF, VHF, UHF, APRS, and Winlink, with
    WX4NHC HF activity centering on the Hurricane Watch Net frequencies
    of 14.325 MHz and 7.268 MHz, depending on propagation, and will
    operate elsewhere as conditions dictate. WX4NHC will also
    participate in the VoIP Hurricane Net, 2000 - 2100 UTC.

    As for the upcoming hurricane season, Ripoll said, "Even if you are
    not directly affected by a hurricane situation, please volunteer to
    monitor and relay reports; just one report can make a difference and
    help save a life!"

    In conjunction with the National Hurricane Conference next month,
    the traditional Amateur Radio Workshop sessions will be held
    virtually on Tuesday, June 15, 10:30 AM - 12 PM EDT and 1:30 - 5 PM
    EDT. The sessions will be moderated by Rob Macedo, KD1CY, Director
    of Operations, VoIP Hurricane Net, with Ripoll.

    To access the Zoom meeting check-in, use the meeting ID 844 9788
    6921, and the passcode 565708.
    NNNN
    /EX
    --- SBBSecho 3.14-Win32
    * Origin: The Thunderbolt BBS - Little Rock, Arkansas (432:1/112)
  • From Daryl Stout@432:1/112 to All on Thu Jun 17 11:33:26 2021

    SB SPCL @ ARL $ARLX007
    ARLX007 K9JM to transmit CW and Digital Versions of 2021 W1AW Field
    Day Bulletin

    ZCZC AX07
    QST de W1AW
    Special Bulletin 7 ARLX007
    From ARRL Headquarters
    Newington CT June 17, 2021
    To all radio amateurs

    SB SPCL ARL ARLX007
    ARLX007 K9JM to transmit CW and Digital Versions of 2021 W1AW Field
    Day Bulletin

    West Coast ARRL Qualifying Run station K9JM is again slated to
    transmit the CW and Digital versions of the 2021 W1AW Field Day
    Bulletin.

    CW

    On Saturday, June 26, the CW version will be transmitted at 7:30 AM
    PDT (1430 UTC). On Saturday evening, the CW version will be
    transmitted at 5:30 PM PDT (Sunday, June 27, at 0030 UTC).

    On Sunday, June 27, the CW version of the bulletin will be
    transmitted at 7:30 AM PDT (1430 UTC). The CW frequencies are
    3581.5 kHz and 7047.5 kHz. The CW speed is 18 WPM.

    Digital

    On Saturday, June 26, the Digital version will be transmitted on
    7095 kHz using BPSK31 at 6:30 PM PDT (Sunday, June 27, at 0130 UTC)
    and using MFSK16 at 6:40 PM PDT (0140 UTC).

    On Sunday, June 27, the Digital version will be transmitted on
    3597.5 kHz using BPSK31 at 9:30 AM PDT (Sunday, June 27, at 1630
    UTC) and using MSFK16 at 9:40 AM PDT (1640 UTC).

    Please visit the ARRL Field Day web page at,
    http://www.arrl.org/field-day .
    NNNN
    /EX
    --- SBBSecho 3.14-Win32
    * Origin: The Thunderbolt BBS - Little Rock, Arkansas (432:1/112)
  • From Daryl Stout@432:1/112 to All on Mon Jun 21 11:04:00 2021

    SB SPCL @ ARL $ARLX008
    ARLX008 2021 W1AW Field Day Bulletin Schedule

    ZCZC AX08
    QST de W1AW
    Special Bulletin 8 ARLX008
    From ARRL Headquarters
    Newington CT June 21, 2021
    To all radio amateurs

    SB SPCL ARL ARLX008

    ARLX008 2021 W1AW Field Day Bulletin Schedule

    Day Mode Pacific Mountain Central Eastern UTC

    FRIDAY CW 5:00 PM 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 8:00 PM 0000 (Sat)
    Digital 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 8:00 PM 9:00 PM 0100
    Phone 6:45 PM 7:45 PM 8:45 PM 9:45 PM 0145
    CW 8:00 PM 9:00 PM 10:00 PM 11:00 PM 0300

    SATURDAY CW 7:00 AM 8:00 AM 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 1400
    Phone 8:00 AM 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 11:00 AM 1500
    CW 5:00 PM 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 8:00 PM 0000 (Sun)
    Digital 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 8:00 PM 9:00 PM 0100
    Phone 6:45 PM 7:45 PM 8:45 PM 9:45 PM 0145

    SUNDAY CW 7:00 AM 8:00 AM 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 1400
    Phone 8:00 AM 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 11:00 AM 1500
    Digital 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 11:00 AM 12:00 PM 1600


    W1AW will operate on its regularly published frequencies.

    CW frequencies are 1.8025, 3.5815, 7.0475, 14.0475, 18.0975,
    21.0675, 28.0675, 50.350, and 147.555 MHz.

    Digital frequencies are 3.5975, 7.095, 14.095, 18.1025, 21.095,
    28.095, 50.350, and 147.555 MHz.

    Phone frequencies are 1.855, 3.990, 7.290, 14.290, 18.160, 21.390,
    28.590, 50.350, and 147.555 MHz.

    During Field Day weekend, W1AW will transmit the Field Day bulletin
    using 45.45-baud Baudot, PSK31 in BPSK mode and MFSK16 in this
    order.

    Please note the Field Day bulletin will not be sent out via
    EchoLink.

    In addition, on Friday local, June 25, 2021, the digital version of
    the Field Day bulletin sent at 9 PM EDT (0100 UTC) will be
    transmitted using BPSK31, Baudot, and MFSK16 in this order, as time
    allows.

    The regular digital mode lineup of Baudot, BPSK31, and MFSK16 will
    be used during Field Day weekend.

    Please note that West Coast ARRL Qualifying Run station K9JM is
    again slated to transmit the CW and Digital versions of the 2021
    W1AW Field Day Bulletin.

    The West Coast 2021 Field Day Bulletin schedule is as follows:

    CW

    On Saturday, June 26, the CW version will be transmitted at 7:30 AM
    PDT (1430 UTC). On Saturday evening, the CW version will be
    transmitted at 5:30 PM PDT (Sunday, June 27, at 0030 UTC).

    On Sunday, June 27, the CW version of the bulletin will be
    transmitted at 7:30 AM PDT (1430 UTC). The CW frequencies are
    3581.5 kHz and 7047.5 kHz. The CW speed is 18 WPM.

    Digital

    On Saturday, June 26, the Digital version will be transmitted on
    7095 kHz using BPSK31 at 6:30 PM PDT (Sunday, June 27, at 0130 UTC)
    and using MFSK16 at 6:40 PM PDT (0140 UTC).

    On Sunday, June 27, the Digital version will be transmitted on
    3597.5 kHz using BPSK31 at 9:30 AM PDT (Sunday, June 27, at 1630
    UTC) and using MSFK16 at 9:40 AM PDT (1640 UTC).

    Any additional transmissions or changes in the schedule will be
    posted on the web at, http://www.arrl.org/Field-Day .
    NNNN
    /EX
    --- SBBSecho 3.14-Win32
    * Origin: The Thunderbolt BBS - Little Rock, Arkansas (432:1/112)
  • From Daryl Stout@432:1/112 to All on Tue Aug 31 10:40:05 2021

    SB SPCL @ ARL $ARLX011
    ARLX011 FEMA Announces HF Interoperability Activity on 60-Meter
    Channels 1 and 2

    ZCZC AX11
    QST de W1AW
    Special Bulletin 11 ARLX011
    From ARRL Headquarters
    Newington CT August 31, 2021
    To all radio amateurs

    SB SPCL ARL ARLX011
    ARLX011 FEMA Announces HF Interoperability Activity on 60-Meter
    Channels 1 and 2

    Channels 1 and 2 on 60 meters will be available starting on August
    30 for interoperability between US government and US amateur radio
    stations involved in Hurricane Ida emergency communications. This
    situation will remain in place until the storm has passed and the
    need for these channels no longer exists, or on September 6,
    whichever comes first.

    These frequencies will be used: Channel 1 Primary voice traffic 5332
    kHz channel center, 5330.5 kHz USB voice; and Channel 2 Digital
    traffic 5348 kHz channel center, 5346.5 kHz USB with 1.5 kHz offset
    to center of digital waveform. Stations on 60 meters are asked to
    yield to operational traffic related to Hurricane Ida.
    NNNN
    /EX
    --- SBBSecho 3.14-Win32
    * Origin: The Thunderbolt BBS - Little Rock, Arkansas (432:1/112)
  • From Daryl Stout@432:1/112 to All on Thu Sep 23 09:11:37 2021

    SB SPCL @ ARL $ARLX012
    ARLX012 Radio Amateurs on Standby Following La Palma Volcanic
    Eruption

    ZCZC AX12
    QST de W1AW
    Special Bulletin 12 ARLX012
    From ARRL Headquarters
    Newington CT September 23, 2021
    To all radio amateurs

    SB SPCL ARL ARLX012
    ARLX012 Radio Amateurs on Standby Following La Palma Volcanic
    Eruption

    The Cumbre Vieja volcano on La Palmas in Spain's Canary Islands
    erupted for the first time in 50 years on Sunday, September 19,
    following an increase in seismic activity over the previous 7 days.
    The lava flow triggered the evacuation of more than 6,000 people so
    far. Authorities have deployed all the resources of the Canary
    Islands Government as well as military support from the mainland to
    manage the situation.

    In order to facilitate communication into and out of the area,
    EMCOM-SPAIN has asked that the IARU Emergency Center of Activity
    Frequencies be kept clear in case the situation worsens: 3.760 MHz;
    7.110 MHz; 14.300 MHz, and 21.360 MHz.
    NNNN
    /EX
    --- SBBSecho 3.14-Win32
    * Origin: The Thunderbolt BBS - Little Rock, Arkansas (432:1/112)
  • From Daryl Stout@432:1/112 to All on Thu Sep 23 09:11:42 2021

    SB SPCL @ ARL $ARLX013
    ARLX013 Clear Frequencies Requested for Possible Nicaragua
    Earthquake Traffic

    ZCZC AX13
    QST de W1AW
    Special Bulletin 13 ARLX013
    From ARRL Headquarters
    Newington CT September 23, 2021
    To all radio amateurs

    SB SPCL ARL ARLX013
    ARLX013 Clear Frequencies Requested for Possible Nicaragua
    Earthquake Traffic

    IARU Region 2 Emergency Coordinator Carlos Alberto Santamaria
    Gonzalez, CO2JC, has requested that radio amateurs in Central
    America avoid 7098 and 7198 kHz in the wake of an earthquake at 0957
    UTC the morning of September 22 in Nicaragua.

    The US Geological Survey (USGS) said the offshore magnitude 6.5
    earthquake has also affected Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador,
    Guatemala, and Honduras. The earthquake was followed by another 4.0
    temblor and other aftershocks of less intensity, as confirmed by
    Juan de la Cruz Rodriguez Perez, YN1J, President and National
    Emergency Coordinator of the Club de Radio Experimentadores de
    Nicaragua (CREN).

    CREN is the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) member-society
    for Nicaragua.

    The earthquake occurred offshore in the North Pacific some 60 miles
    from Chinandega and approximately 52 miles southwest of the resort
    town of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua. The USGS said the quake occurred at a
    depth of approximately 20 miles.

    According to the Nicaraguan Institute for Territorial Studies, the
    event was related to the tectonic processes of the collision between
    the Cocos and Caribe tectonic plates.

    Emergency communicator Juan de la Cruz, YN1J, requested the
    frequency protection.

    No tsunami warning has been issued and there have been no immediate
    reports of damage.

    According to the USGS, "Little or no landsliding is expected, but
    some landslides could have occurred in highly susceptible areas."
    And, "The number of people living near areas that could have
    produced landslides in this earthquake is low, but landslide damage
    or fatalities are still possible in highly susceptible areas. This
    is not a direct estimate of landslide fatalities or losses."
    NNNN
    /EX
    --- SBBSecho 3.14-Win32
    * Origin: The Thunderbolt BBS - Little Rock, Arkansas (432:1/112)
  • From Daryl Stout@432:1/112 to All on Fri Oct 1 09:11:28 2021

    SB SPCL @ ARL $ARLX014
    ARLX014 Past AMSAT President and Director, and Amateur Satellite
    Pioneer Tom Clark, K3IO (SK)

    ZCZC AX14
    QST de W1AW
    Special Bulletin 14 ARLX014
    From ARRL Headquarters
    Newington CT October 1, 2021
    To all radio amateurs

    SB SPCL ARL ARLX014
    ARLX014 Past AMSAT President and Director, and Amateur Satellite
    Pioneer Tom Clark, K3IO (SK)

    AMSAT-NA Past President and ham radio satellite and digital pioneer
    Tom Clark, K3IO (ex-W3IWI), of Columbia, Maryland, died on September
    28 after a short illness and hospital stay. An ARRL Life Member, he
    was 82. Clark's accomplishments are legendary, and he left a lasting
    footprint in the worlds of amateur radio satellites and digital
    techniques.

    "His long-time technical achievements, mentoring to others, and
    technical leadership will be missed by his many peers and friends
    the world over," said Bob McGwier, N4HY.

    To honor Clark, AMSAT has rebranded its upcoming annual gathering as
    the 2021 AMSAT Dr. Tom Clark, K3IO, Memorial Space Symposium and
    Annual General Meeting. It will take place on October 30 via Zoom.
    (AMSAT members may register to attend via AMSAT's Membership and
    Event portal at, https://launch.amsat.org/ .) The event will be
    livestreamed on AMSAT's YouTube channel.

    A founding member of Tucson Amateur Packet Radio (TAPR), Clark was a
    co-founder of the TAPR/AMSAT DSP Project, which led to
    software-defined radio (SDR). He was a leader in the development of
    the AX.25 packet radio protocol. Clark served as AMSAT's second
    President, from 1980 until 1987. He also served on the AMSAT and
    TAPR Boards.

    In concert with McGwier, Clark developed the first amateur Digital
    Signal Processing (DSP) hardware, including a number of modems. He
    developed the uplink receivers and the spacecraft LAN (local area
    network) architecture used on all the Microsats (AMSAT-OSCAR 16,
    Dove-OSCAR 17, WEBERSAT-OSCAR 18, LUSAT-OSCAR 19, Italy-OSCAR 26,
    AMRAD-OSCAR 27, and TMSAT-OSCAR 31). McGwier said it was Clark who
    convinced him in 1985 that the future lay in DSP.

    "We started the TAPR/AMSAT DSP [digital signal processing] project,
    and it was announced in 1987," McGwier recounted. "We showed in our
    efforts that small stations with small antennas could bounce signals
    off the moon, and, using the power of DSP, we could see the signals
    in our computer displays." This led to the software-defined
    transponder (SDX) for satellite work, including ARISSat and AMSAT's
    Phase 3E.

    Clark received a doctorate in astrogeophysics from the University of
    Colorado. He went on to serve as Chief of the Astronomy Branch at
    NASA Marshall Space Flight Center and was a Senior Scientist at NASA
    Goddard Space Flight Center, where he was principal investigator for
    the Space Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) activity there.

    In 2005, Clark became the first non-Russian to be awarded a Gold
    Medal of the Russian Academy of Sciences for his contributions to
    the international VLBI network. He is a member of the 2001 class of
    CQ magazine's Amateur Radio Hall of Fame.

    In 2016, ARRL awarded Clark with its President's Award, to recognize
    his 60 years of advancing amateur radio technology. On that
    occasion, McGwier said, "There would be no AMSAT to inspire all of
    this work without Tom Clark. Tom...saved the organization and
    inspired all of us to look to the future and aim for the stars."

    Clark was a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and the
    International Association of Geodesy.
    NNNN
    /EX
    --- SBBSecho 3.14-Win32
    * Origin: The Thunderbolt BBS - Little Rock, Arkansas (432:1/112)
  • From Daryl Stout@432:1/112 to All on Fri Dec 3 16:49:48 2021

    SB SPCL @ ARL $ARLX016
    ARLX016 W1AW Code Practice Text Sources Taken from February 1922 QST

    ZCZC AX16
    QST de W1AW
    Special Bulletin 16 ARLX016
    From ARRL Headquarters
    Newington CT December 3, 2021
    To all radio amateurs

    SB SPCL ARL ARLX016
    ARLX016 W1AW Code Practice Text Sources Taken from February 1922 QST

    In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the 1st Transatlantic
    Test, the code practice text material for the week of December 6
    through 10 originates from the February 1922 issue of QST. It was
    in this issue the results of the Transatlantic Test were published.

    The February 1922 QST text material may also be used for subsequent
    code practice transmissions.

    The text is taken from pages 14 to 18, 21 to 27, and pages 37 to 40
    of this issue.

    The text files for each speed will soon be available for viewing
    online at, https://www.arrl.org/code-practice-qst-source .

    Please see http://arrl.org/transatlantic for more details on the
    event.
    NNNN
    /EX
    --- SBBSecho 3.14-Win32
    * Origin: The Thunderbolt BBS - Little Rock, Arkansas (432:1/112)
  • From Daryl Stout@432:1/112 to All on Thu Dec 9 17:48:32 2021

    SB SPCL @ ARL $ARLX018
    ARLX018 ARRL Virginia Section Manager Joseph Palsa, K3WRY (SK)

    ZCZC AX18
    QST de W1AW
    Special Bulletin 18 ARLX018
    From ARRL Headquarters
    Newington CT December 9, 2021
    To all radio amateurs

    SB SPCL ARL ARLX018
    ARLX018 ARRL Virginia Section Manager Joseph Palsa, K3WRY (SK)

    Virginia Section Manager Joe Palsa, K3WRY, of North Chesterfield,
    Virginia, died on December 7. An ARRL Life Member, he was 80.

    Palsa was appointed Virginia Section Manager in February 2015, and
    had since won elections in his own right. A radio amateur for more
    than 50 years, he also served as the Virginia State Government
    Liaison.

    Palsa held a PhD in electronics technology and was a Life Member of
    the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He
    enjoyed researching and designing ham equipment and building
    projects, including some specialized military applications on
    electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), electromagnetic interference
    (EMI), and electromagnetic pulse (EMP). His professional experience
    included design, product development, and application engineering
    support, as well as positions in senior sales and marketing and
    senior executive management.

    During 2014, he served as president of the Richmond Amateur Radio
    Club. In past years, he has held ARRL Field Organization positions
    as Official Bulletin Station (OBS), Official Observer (OO), and
    Official Emergency Station (OES).

    Active in the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES), he received
    two ARRL public service awards. Palsa enjoyed DXing, contesting, and
    public service communication.
    NNNN
    /EX
    --- SBBSecho 3.14-Win32
    * Origin: The Thunderbolt BBS - Little Rock, Arkansas (432:1/112)
  • From Daryl Stout@432:1/112 to All on Thu Dec 16 11:30:14 2021

    SB SPCL @ ARL $ARLX019
    ARLX019 Past ARRL Chief Development Officer Mary Hobart, K1MMH (SK)

    ZCZC AX19
    QST de W1AW
    Special Bulletin 19 ARLX019
    From ARRL Headquarters
    Newington CT December 16, 2021
    To all radio amateurs

    SB SPCL ARL ARLX019
    ARLX019 Past ARRL Chief Development Officer Mary Hobart, K1MMH (SK)

    Former ARRL Chief Development Officer Mary Hobart, K1MMH, of
    Ardmore, Pennsylvania, died on December 12. An ARRL member, she was
    78.

    From the time she arrived at ARRL Headquarters, Mary served
    enthusiastically as ARRL's Chief Development Officer, developing
    relationships that helped to grow the ARRL Endowment. One individual
    she invited into the ARRL fold of regular supporters was Joe Walsh,
    WB6ACU, of the Eagles.

    Born in Washington, DC, she attended the National Cathedral School,
    for which she maintained a lifelong fondness. She spent her summers
    playing tennis before heading off to Northwestern University in
    Chicago. After school, she moved to Philadelphia to raise her two
    sons as a single mother while working in non-profit development -
    notably at the Philadelphia Zoo, WHYY, and NJN.

    After her boys graduated from college, Mary moved to New England to
    work in development at Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) and then
    at ARRL. During her 13 years at ARRL Headquarters, she was behind
    the creation of The Diamond Club, The Diamond Terrace, The Maxim
    Society, and the Second Century Campaign, among other initiatives.
    She served as secretary of the ARRL Foundation, and promoter of the
    ARRL Spectrum Defense Fund.

    "During Hurricane Katrina, she virtually single-handedly created the
    Ham Aid Program that provides new gear to amateurs who have lost
    their equipment in disasters," then-ARRL Chief Operating Officer
    Harold Kramer, WJ1B, said in the August 2014 issue of QST. "Because
    of her efforts and those of her staff, she has raised millions of
    dollars for ARRL and, ultimately, for the benefit of Amateur Radio."

    She also was one of the founders of the successful Teachers
    Institutes for Wireless Technology. Funded by voluntary
    contributions, the annual summer workshops help to better acquaint
    classroom teachers and educators with wireless technology and the
    science behind it.

    Outside of work, she was an enthusiastic gardener, an avid rower,
    and a huge fan and booster for University of Connecticut Women's
    Basketball. She retired from ARRL in 2014, moving back to the
    Philadelphia area to be closer to family.

    Mary was an active member of St. George's Episcopal Church in
    Ardmore, where a funeral mass will be said on January 8 at 10 AM.
    NNNN
    /EX
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    * Origin: The Thunderbolt BBS - Little Rock, Arkansas (432:1/112)
  • From Daryl Stout@432:1/112 to All on Thu Dec 23 17:35:05 2021

    SB SPCL @ ARL $ARLX020
    ARLX020 Former Tennessee Section Manager Keith Miller, N9DGK (SK)

    ZCZC AX20
    QST de W1AW
    Special Bulletin 20 ARLX020
    From ARRL Headquarters
    Newington CT December 23, 2021
    To all radio amateurs

    SB SPCL ARL ARLX020
    ARLX020 Former Tennessee Section Manager Keith Miller, N9DGK (SK)

    Former ARRL Tennessee Section Manager Keith Miller Sr., N9DGK, of
    Rockvale, Tennessee, died of COVID on December 22. An ARRL Life
    Member, he was 75. Miller served four terms as ARRL Tennessee
    Section Manager from 2012 until December 2019, when he decided not
    to run for another term.

    He was licensed in 1981 and was very active in the Amateur Radio
    Emergency Service (ARES) and emergency communication. Miller served
    as ARRL Emergency Coordinator from 2006 to 2013. Miller served as a
    member and officer of the Stones River Amateur Radio Club.
    NNNN
    /EX
    --- SBBSecho 3.14-Win32
    * Origin: The Thunderbolt BBS - Little Rock, Arkansas (432:1/112)
  • From Daryl Stout@432:1/112 to All on Mon Jan 10 13:48:49 2022

    SB SPCL @ ARL $ARLX001
    ARLX001 Former Virgin Islands Section Manager Ron Hall, KP2N (SK)

    ZCZC AX01
    QST de W1AW
    Special Bulletin 1 ARLX001
    From ARRL Headquarters
    Newington CT January 10, 2022
    To all radio amateurs

    SB SPCL ARL ARLX001
    ARLX001 Former Virgin Islands Section Manager Ron Hall, KP2N (SK)

    Former ARRL Virgin Islands Section Manager Ron Hall, KP2N, of St.
    Augustine, Florida, has died.

    An ARRL Life Member, he was 85. Hall served as Section Manager from
    1988 until 1996. He later served as an Assistant Section Manager in
    2002 before relocating to Florida.

    Licensed in the 1950s, he once worked for Heathkit. He was a member
    of the St. Petersburg Amateur Radio Club.
    NNNN
    /EX
    --- SBBSecho 3.14-Win32
    * Origin: The Thunderbolt BBS - Little Rock, Arkansas (432:1/112)
  • From Daryl Stout@432:1/112 to All on Tue Jan 18 15:00:59 2022

    SB SPCL @ ARL $ARLX002
    ARLX002 Bangladesh Amateur Radio League Founder Saif Shahid, S21A
    (SK)

    ZCZC AX02
    QST de W1AW
    Special Bulletin 2 ARLX002
    From ARRL Headquarters
    Newington CT January 18, 2022
    To all radio amateurs

    SB SPCL ARL ARLX002
    ARLX002 Bangladesh Amateur Radio League Founder Saif Shahid, S21A
    (SK)

    Saif D. Shahid, S21A/KF6WJZ/G1NWJ, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, died
    on January 10. He was 73. Shahid was the founder and President of
    the Bangladesh Amateur Radio League (BARL), which was established
    after more than 12 years of hard lobbying and negotiating with
    government officials by Shahid and others. Until then, amateur radio
    operation from Bangladesh had been sporadic and of questionable
    legality.

    The BARL became an International Amateur Radio Union (IARU)
    member-society in 1988. Shahid, whose background was in mechanical
    engineering and information technology, was the first Bangladeshi
    national to be licensed. He had been living in the US since 1999
    with his family, which includes his wife Mamtaz, S21J/KF6WJY - the
    first woman to be licensed in Bangladesh - and daughter Maria Ashna, S21JA/ex-KF6WJX.
    NNNN
    /EX
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  • From Daryl Stout@432:1/112 to All on Mon Jun 20 13:24:47 2022

    SB SPCL @ ARL $ARLX005
    ARLX005 2022 W1AW and K6KPH Field Day Bulletin Schedule

    ZCZC AX05
    QST de W1AW
    Special Bulletin 5 ARLX005
    From ARRL Headquarters
    Newington CT June 20, 2022
    To all radio amateurs

    SB SPCL ARL ARLX005
    ARLX005 2022 W1AW and K6KPH Field Day Bulletin Schedule

    W1AW:

    Day Mode Pacific Mountain Central Eastern UTC

    FRIDAY CW 5:00 PM 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 8:00 PM 0000 (Sat)
    Digital 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 8:00 PM 9:00 PM 0100
    Phone 6:45 PM 7:45 PM 8:45 PM 9:45 PM 0145
    CW 8:00 PM 9:00 PM 10:00 PM 11:00 PM 0300

    SATURDAY CW 7:00 AM 8:00 AM 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 1400
    Phone 8:00 AM 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 11:00 AM 1500
    CW 5:00 PM 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 8:00 PM 0000 (Sun)
    Digital 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 8:00 PM 9:00 PM 0100
    Phone 6:45 PM 7:45 PM 8:45 PM 9:45 PM 0145

    SUNDAY CW 7:00 AM 8:00 AM 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 1400
    Phone 8:00 AM 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 11:00 AM 1500
    Digital 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 11:00 AM 12:00 PM 1600


    K6KPH:

    SATURDAY CW 7:30 AM 8:30 AM 9:30 AM 10:30 AM 1430
    CW 5:30 PM 6:30 PM 7:30 PM 8:30 PM 0030 (Sun)
    Digital 6:30 PM 7:30 PM 8:30 PM 9:30 PM 0130

    SUNDAY CW 7:30 AM 8:30 AM 9:30 AM 10:30 AM 1430
    Digital 9:30 AM 10:30 AM 11:30 AM 12:30 PM 1630


    W1AW will operate on its regularly published frequencies.

    CW frequencies are 1.8025, 3.5815, 7.0475, 14.0475, 18.0975,
    21.0675, 28.0675, 50.350, and 147.555 MHz.

    Digital frequencies are 3.5975, 7.095, 14.095, 18.1025, 21.095,
    28.095, 50.350, and 147.555 MHz.

    Phone frequencies are 1.855, 3.990, 7.290, 14.290, 18.160, 21.390,
    28.590, 50.350, and 147.555 MHz.

    During Field Day weekend, W1AW will transmit the Field Day bulletin
    using 45.45-baud Baudot, PSK31 in BPSK mode and MFSK16 in this
    order.

    Please note the Field Day bulletin will not be sent out via
    EchoLink.

    Also note, on Friday local, June 24, 2022, the digital version of
    the Field Day bulletin sent from W1AW at 9 PM EDT (0100 UTC on June
    25) will be transmitted using BPSK31, Baudot, and MFSK16 in this
    order.

    The regular digital mode lineup of Baudot, BPSK31, and MFSK16 will
    be used during Field Day weekend.

    The Maritime Radio Historical Society's station K6KPH will transmit
    the CW portion of the W1AW Field Day message for the benefit of West
    Coast stations on 3.5815, 7.0475, 14.0475, 18.0975 and 21.0675 MHz.

    The frequencies for the K6KPH Teleprinter version (RTTY, PSK31 and
    MFSK16) will be 3.5975, 7.095 and 14.095 MHz (in this mode order).

    Any additional transmissions or changes in the schedule will be
    posted on the web at, http://www.arrl.org/Field-Day .
    NNNN
    /EX
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