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  1. SSB Sprint Postponed

    The North American SSB Sprint Contest, originally scheduled for October 1 (Saturday, September 30, in US time zones), has been postponed, and will be rescheduled for a later date this fall.

    “Our thoughts and wishes for an effective and orderly recovery from the recent weather events in the Caribbean and southern US, and the earthquake activity in Mexico have prompted us to postpone this weekend...

  2. Clubs Active in ARRL Contest Club Competitions Advised to Review Member Eligibility Lists

    ARRL Contest Branch Manager Bart Jahnke, W9JJ, suggests that now would be an opportune occasion to review club membership eligibility lists for the 2017-2018 contest season. See “ARRL Contest Changes for 2017-2018” in September QST (p 91) or on the ARRL website, for background information.

    Contest clubs planning to participate in club competitions, with ARRL November Sweepstakes being next up, ...

  3. Amateur Radio Volunteers Aiding Storm-Ravaged Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands
  4. Past QCWA General Manager, Former ARRL Staffer Jim LaPorta, N1CC, SK

    James “Jim” LaPorta, N1CC, of Frankston, Texas, died on September 20. He was 76. He was an ARRL and Quarter Century Wireless Association (QCWA) Life Member. LaPorta served as QCWA General Manager from March until December 2012.

    First licensed in 1956 as KN6SXX, LaPorta joined the US Army after high school and then went to work for the Army as a civilian in 1968 in Texas. While in Texas, he serve...

  5. American Red Cross Asks ARRL’s Assistance with Puerto Rico Relief Effort

    The American Red Cross (ARC) has asked the ARRL for assistance with relief efforts in Puerto Rico. ARC needs up to 50 radio amateurs who can help record, enter, and submit disaster-survivor information into the ARC Safe and Well system. In the nearly 75-year relationship between ARRL and ARC, this is the first time such a request for assistance on this scale has been made. ARRL now is looking f...

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