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sponsored by the MicroHAMS Radio Club, will be held at the Microsoft Corporate Campus, 15120 NE 40th St. Doors are open 8:30 AM5:30 PM. Features include a wide variety of digital communications and Amateur Radio topics and presentations; wireless 802.11 Internet Connectivity; special guest speakers including ARRL Rep Ward Silver, NØAX. Talk-in on 146.58. Registration is $25 in advance, $30 at the door (lunch and snacks are included with this price). Contact Phil Moscinski, N2EU, 5610 322nd Ave SE, Fall City, WA 98024; 206-255-6779; email@example.com; www.microhams.com.
To All Event Sponsors
Before making a final decision on a date for your event, you are encouraged to check the Hamfest and Convention Database (www.arrl.org/hamfests-andconventions-calendar) for events that may already be scheduled in your area on that date. You are also encouraged to register your event with HQ as far in advance as your planning permits. See www.arrl.org/hamfest-convention-application for an online registration form. Dates may be recorded up to two years in advance. Events that are sanctioned by the ARRL receive special benefits, including an announcement in these listings and online, donated ARRL gift certificates and handouts. For hamfests: Once the form has been submitted, your ARRL director will decide whether to approve the date and provide ARRL sanction. For conventions: Approval must come from your director and the ARRL executive committee. The deadline for receipt of items for this column is the 1st of the second month preceding publication date. For example, your information must arrive at HQ by September 1 to be listed in the November issue. Information in this column is accurate as of our deadline; contact the sponsor or check the sponsor’s Web site for possible late changes, for driving directions and for other event details. Please note that postal regulations prohibit mention in QST of prizes or any kind of games of chance such as raffles or bingo. Promoting your event is guaranteed to increase attendance. As an approved event sponsor, you are entitled to special discounted rates on QST display advertising and ARRLWeb banner advertising. Call the ARRL Advertising Desk at 860-594-0207, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
WASHINGTON STATE CONVENTION
September 25, Spokane Valley
DHRSV The Washington State Convention, cosponsored by the Kamiak Butte Amateur Repeater Assn, NW Tri-State ARO, Palouse Hills ARC, Inland Empire VHF Radio Amateurs, Spokane DX Assn, University High School ARC, Lilac City ARC, and the Panoramaland ARC will be held at University High School, 12420 E 32nd Ave. Doors are open for setup Friday 7-9 PM, Saturday 8 AM; public Saturday 9 AM-5 PM. Features include commercial and non-commercial vendors, seminars and displays, Open-Cry Auction (3 PM), VE sessions (11 AM; Mary, AA7RT, 509-991-2192; email@example.com), radio test gear table, post
hamfest dinner (5 PM), free off-street parking for cars and RVs, refreshments. Talk-in on 147.24, 146.52. Admission is $5, 18 and under free. Swap tables are $5 before Sep 3, $7.50 after Sep 3; commercial tables are $12 before Sep 3, $15 after Sep 3. Contact Bob Meenach, AC7GP, 4814 W Houston Ave, Spokane, WA 99208; 509-327-3188; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.kbara.org.
Wisconsin (Cedarburg) — Sep 11 D F R T Set up 6 AM; public 8 AM. Spr: Ozaukee RC. Fireman’s Park, 796 Washington Ave. TI: 146.97 (127.3 Hz). Adm: $5. Tom Ruhlmann, W9IPR, 465 Beechwood Dr, Cedarburg, WI 53012; 262-377-6945 (home) or 262-844-6331 (cell); email@example.com; ozaukeeradioclub.org.
ARRL VEC Volunteer Examiner Honor Roll
The ARRL VEC Honor Roll recognizes the top 25 Volunteer Examiners according to the total number of exam sessions they have participated in since their accreditations. Since each session requires an average time commitment of 2-4 hours or more, the thousands of hours these VEs have invested in extraordinary! Whether you are one of our VE Teams that test once a week, once a month or once a year, we want to express our warmest appreciation to all volunteers for their generous contribution tion to the ARRL VEC program. If you are an ARRL VE, you can see your session stats online at www.arrl.org/arrlvec/veparti.php. If you’re not a VE, become one! See www.arrl.org/arrlvec/become-a-ve.html.
Examiner Call Sessions Sammy Neal, N5AF 503 415 Harry Nordman, ABØSX Royal Metzger, K6VIP 368 Karen Schultz, KAØCDN 352 Glenn Schultz, WØIJR 342 Kevin Naumann, NØWDG 342 Franz Laugermann, K3FL 337 David Bartholomew, ABØTO 323 John Moore, III, KK5NU 318 John Mackey, Jr, KSØF 316 Paul Maytan, AC2T 314 Victor Madera, KP4PQ 300 John Hauner, KØIH 288 Accreditation Date 20-Nov-1984 9-Jan-2002 29-Apr-1985 6-Sep-1984 28-Sep-1984 17-Nov-2002 1-Dec-1991 22-Mar-2002 21-May-1995 1-Oct-1990 6-Sep-1984 1-Mar-1992 11-Jan-1985 Examiner Call Sessions Gerald Grant, WB5R 286 David Fanelli, KB5PGY 282 Daniel Calabrese, AA2HX 279 Gary Mangels, AD6CD 278 Frankie Mangels, AD6DC 274 Michael Faucheaux, N5KBW 272 William Martin, AIØD 270 Leslie Dale, NI5S 266 Scott Swanson, K6PYP 266 Robert Hamilton, NØRN 264 Loren Hole, KK7M 261 Roy Johnson, N1IKM 261 Accreditation Date 4-Jan-1985 1-Oct-1991 1-Nov-1991 30-Jul-1997 14-Oct-1997 15-Jul-1996 1-Nov-1984 6-Sep-1984 1-Dec-1992 19-May-1987 6-Sep-1984 24-Jul-1995
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of QST - September 2010
QST - September 2010
It Seems to Us: Disaster Drills: The Last Word?
This Just In
Guide to ARRL Member Services
Up Front in QST
A Solar Powered Repeater for Emergency Communications
A Portable Antenna Mast and Support for Your RV
One Ham’s DC Power Connector Preference
Attic Antenna Experiments
The Doctor is IN
Getting on the Air
Hints & Kinks
The Flight of PBH-8
Ham Radio Manufacturing: An Inside Look
JOTA 2010 is October 16-17
2009-2010 School Club Roundup Results
ARES®: 75 and Counting
2010 Simulated Emergency Test
This Month in Contesting
2010 ARRL DX Phone Contest Results
2008 ARRL International DX Contest (Phone) Scores
The World Above 50 MHz
Amateur Radio World
At the Foundation
Convention and Hamfest Calendar
ARRL VEC Volunteer Examiner Honor Roll
Field Organization Reports
75, 50 and 25 Years Ago
Index of Advertisers
QST - September 2010