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  1. W6NBC Wins the April QST Cover Plaque Award

    The winning article for the April 2018 QST Cover Plaque award is “An Ultra Simple 2-Meter Antenna" by John Portune, W6NBC.The QSTCover Plaque Award -- given to the author or authors of the most popular article in each issue -- is determined by a vote of ARRL members on theQST Cover Plaque Poll web page. Cast a ballot for your favorite article in the May issue today.

  2. W5KUB to Stream Hamvention® 2018 Worldwide

  3. Special Call Signs to be On the Air for 2018 FIFA World Cup, More Invited

    Special Canadian call sign VB18FIFA will be among those active around the world from June 1 to July 15 for a World Cup 2018 football Amateur Radio “marathon.” The event will be held during the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Russia’s IARU member-society SRR is encouraging Amateur Radio organizations to field World-Cup-related call signs, preferably with “FIFA” (or “FWC” for finalist countries) a...

  4. “Horizons” is Next Mission for Astronaut Alexander Gerst, KF5ONO


    European Space Agency Astronaut Alexander Gerst, KF5ONO, will visit the International Space Station for the second time in early June. HisHorizons” mission is aimed at evoking exploration of the universe, looking far beyond Earth and broadening knowledge. His first mission was called “Blue Dot.”

    A citizen of Germany, Gerst will launch on June 6 from Kazakhstan with US astronaut Serena Auñón-C...

  5. The Doctor Will See You Now!

    “Microphones” is the topic of the current (April 12) 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-Chief Steve Ford, WB8IMY, and the Doctor himself,...


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