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|QCWA Honors William Orr, W8NPU, with its 80th Anniversary Award|
The Quarter Century Wireless Association (QCWA) has honored centenarian and ARRL member William (Bill) Orr, W8NPU, of Columbus, Ohio, with its 80th Anniversary Award. QCWA member Don Fuhr, K8KSM, presented Orr with the framed award certificate. Orr has been licensed for 82 years. While he is no relation to the Bill Orr, W6SAI, his story nonetheless is an interesting one.
According to the QCWA, ...
|MCM Electronics Shutters Two Plants, Announces Merger with Newark element 14|
MCM Electronics, in business for 40 years, will close two plants and its corporate headquarters in Ohio and lay off more than 90 workers, the Dayton Daily News reported earlier this summer. The company, which carries an electronics inventory of more than 300,000 items, including 3-D printers, tools, wire, cable, and other items, has been a Dayton Hamvention® vendor.
The layoffs will begin at mon...
|EURAO Announces DMR Meeting on the Air Event|
The European Radio Amateurs Organization (EURAO) has announces a new on-the-air QSO party September 23-24 with the theme, DMR meeting on the air. This is not a contest, but a radio meeting with a few simple recommendations. DMR (Digital Mobile Radio) is an open standard widely used by radio amateurs in the last few years, and a lot of repeaters around the world are networked.
The most popula...
|Hurricane Watch Net, VoIP Hurricane Net, WX4NHC Stand Down from Maria Activations|
The Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) stood down on September 20 after 60 hours of activation for Hurricane Maria as did the VoIP Hurricane Net and WX4NHC at the National Hurricane Center. The International Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN) SSB Net will be in extended monitoring mode through Friday.
The latest storm track is very good news for the Bahamas and the Dominican Republic,...
|The Doctor Will See You Now!|
How High is High Enough (a discussion of antenna height) is the topic of the current (September 7) episode of the ARRL The Doctor is In podcast. Listen...and learn!
Sponsored by DX Engineering, ARRL The Doctor is In is an informative discussion of all things technical. Listen on your computer, tablet, or smartphone -- whenever and wherever you like!
Every 2 weeks, your host, QST Editor-in-C...