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[UPCOMING] E44RU – Palestine

Russian Robinsons team members plan their next expedition. This time they’ll QRV from Palestine as E44RU with strong focus on low bands during January 6-14, 2020. Team: Vasily R7AL, Vasily RA1ZZ, Leonid RW9JZ and Nikolai R5EC. More info: https://dxpedition.wixsite.com/e44ru

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New 60 MHz Beacon Now on the Air from Ireland

01/03/2020 The first — and so far only — beacon on 60 MHz went on the air on December 16. The call sign is EI1KNH. In early 2018, the 60 MHz (5-meter) band was allocated to radio amateurs in Ireland on a secondary, non-interference basis. The beacon is on 60.013 …

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San Joaquin Valley Section Manager Dan Pruitt, AE6SX, SK

01/03/2020 ARRL San Joaquin Valley Section Manager Dan Pruitt, AE6SX, of Fresno, California, died on December 27. He was 68. At the time of his death, Pruitt had been hospitalized as a result of a fall. First licensed in 1965, Pruitt had served as SJV SM since 2009 and earlier …

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South Orkney Islands DXpedition will Use VP8PJ

01/03/2020 The Perseverance DX Group’s DXpedition to South Orkney, set for February 20 until March 5, will use the call sign VP8PJ. The group initially announced that it would use VP8/VP8DXU. “Alan Armstrong, VK6CQ, a recent addition to the team, holds the call sign VP8PJ that was issued to him …

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Dave Edmunds VK4FUY SK

News has been received that Dave Edmunds VK4FUY went Silent Key in Cooktown Hospital Wednesday morning 1st January. Dave had a very interesting life as a draftsman for the building of Royal Navy Patrol Boats at Portsmouth, England. He had memories of the V2 buzz bombs flying and of the …

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Quadrantids – 3rd and 4th January

The meteor shower occurs every year in late December and early January as the Earth passes through the dusty trail of Asteroid 2003 EH1. It marks the first meteor shower of 2020 and a new decade. However, unlike other meteor showers the Quadrantids tends to peak only on one or two nights rather than …

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2020 Wyong Field Day

While many have been preparing for and then getting over Christmas feasts, or those less lucky, protecting their and others home from bush fires some of the CCARC club members have been working hard to make sure the 2020 Wyong Field Day is going to be one to remember for …

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RAC appoints new Community Services Officer and Treasurer

Radio Amateurs of Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Jason Tremblay, VE3JXT, as its new Community Services Officer (CSO) and Margaret Tidman, VA3VXN, as its new Treasurer. Both positions are effective January 1, 2020. Jason has been serving as RAC’s Deputy Community Services Officer and is relieving Doug …

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