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  1. WA9ZCO Wins the February QST Cover Plaque Award

    The winning article for the February 2020 QST Cover Plaque award is“CW Combo Key” by Marc Alan Winzenried, WA9ZCO.

    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 March issue today.

     

  2. ARISS Radio Telebridge Stalwart Gerald Klatzko, ZS6BTD, SK

    When the International Space Station (ISS) orbit is not favorable for a direct Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact with a particular school or location scheduled to speak with an astronaut, ARISS radio telebridge stations bridge the gap. Gerald Klatzko, ZS6BTD, of Parklands, South Africa, one of the “regulars” during the earlier years of the ARISS program, died on F...

  3. Coronavirus Outbreak Postpones Swains Island W8S DXpedition

    The W8S DXpedition to Swains Island in the Pacific, set to take place in mid-March, has been postponed until fall as a result of travel restrictions imposed on individuals entering American Samoa, stemming from the recent coronavirus outbreak. The Department of Health allows non-residents to enter American Samoa only via Hawaii after a 14-day mandatory quarantine in Hawaii, and the DXpedition w...

  4. VP8PJ South Orkney Team En Route to Signy Island

    The MV Braveheart is at sea again, this time transporting the VP8PJ South Orkney DXpedition team to Signy Island. Track the vessel’s progress on the VP8PJ website. The Perseverance DX Group is sponsoring the DXpedition. Team members have been operating as ZL1NA/mm during their voyage, generating heavy pileups.

    VP8PJ is expected to commence operation on February 21 and continue until March 5. Ope...

  5. Yasme Foundation Announces Grants and Excellence Awards

    The Yasme Foundation Board of Directors announced several grants when it met in Orlando, Florida, on February 9. Financial support will go to:

     

    • The Ethiopian Amateur Radio Society (ET3AA) for VHF equipment.

       

    • The SU8WRC/SU8X demonstration station at World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 in Egypt.

       

    • The Youth on the Air and HamSCI exhibits at Dayton Hamvention 2020.

       

    • Contest University at...
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