• ARRL Extra Bulletin

    From Daryl Stout@432:1/112 to All on Tue Aug 18 17:45:30 2020

    SB SPCL @ ARL $ARLX011
    ARLX011 Past Puerto Rico Section Manager Victor Madera, KP4PQ (SK)

    ZCZC AX11
    QST de W1AW
    Special Bulletin 11 ARLX011
    From ARRL Headquarters
    Newington CT August 18, 2020
    To all radio amateurs

    SB SPCL ARL ARLX011
    ARLX011 Past Puerto Rico Section Manager Victor Madera, KP4PQ (SK)

    Victor Madera, KP4PQ, who served as Puerto Rico's Section Manager
    from 2000 until 2007, died on July 23. An ARRL Life Member, he was
    90 years old. Madera was instrumental in translating amateur radio
    study guides and test materials into Spanish. Upon his retirement as
    Section Manager, Madera was awarded the Warren Knight Distinguished
    Service Award in recognition of his outstanding service as a Section
    Manager.

    First licensed in 1951, Madera served in the US Army Signal Corps
    during the Korean War. He held a bachelor's degree in electrical
    engineering from the University of Puerto Rico in Mayaguez, later
    serving as the director of manufacturing for Westinghouse in Puerto
    Rico and Haiti. He retired early due to health issues.

    Madera held several ARRL Field Organization appointments over the
    years, including Official Observer, Public Information Officer,
    State Government Liaison, and Assistant Director for the ARRL
    Southeastern Division.

    He served as team liaison/coordinator for the ARRL Volunteer
    Examiner team in Puerto Rico and was International Amateur Radio
    Union Region 2 auxiliary monitor.

    Madera was a member of the Radio Club of America (RCA), the Quarter
    Century Wireless Association (QCWA), and the Puerto Rico Amateur
    Radio Club - Federacion de Radio Aficionados de Puerto Rico. He was
    the founder and first president and secretary of the Puerto Rico
    Amateur Radio League (PRARL) - an ARRL Special Service Club.

    He edited the official PRARL journal, ¡EUREKA!, authored a book on
    the history of amateur radio in Puerto Rico, and developed the
    Spanish-language version of study and test materials for the EC-001
    emergency communications course.
    NNNN
    /EX
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  • From Daryl Stout@432:1/112 to All on Thu Sep 24 13:51:56 2020

    SB SPCL @ ARL $ARLX012
    ARLX012 Former West Virginia Section Manager Karl Thompson, K8KT
    (SK)

    ZCZC AX12
    QST de W1AW
    Special Bulletin 12 ARLX012
    From ARRL Headquarters
    Newington CT September 24, 2020
    To all radio amateurs

    SB SPCL ARL ARLX012
    ARLX012 Former West Virginia Section Manager Karl Thompson, K8KT
    (SK)

    Former West Virginia Section Manager Karl Thompson, K8KT, of
    Charleston, West Virginia, died on July 28. He was 80. Thompson
    served as West Virginia Section Communications Manager (SCM) from
    1979 until 1983, and, after the position was renamed, as Section
    Manager from 1984 until 1994. He continued serving the Section as an
    Assistant Section Manager and Technical Coordinator.

    Current West Virginia SM, Dan Ringer, K8WV, said in a message to
    members, "Karl was one of the best-known amateurs in West Virginia.
    He represented all of the best of the amateur community."

    A ham from the age of 15, Thompson was employed by the telephone
    company (C&P, Bell Atlantic, and Verizon), retiring after 28 years
    of service. He was president of the West Virginia State Radio
    Council for several years and was honored with the ARRL Roanoke
    Division Amateur of the Year award in 1983. He received the ARRL
    Roanoke Division Service Award that same year.

    Thompson played guitar, autoharp, and piano and was a member of
    several singing groups over the years. He co-hosted the Old Time
    Country Music Hour on WZAC-FM for 4 years.
    NNNN
    /EX
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  • From Daryl Stout@432:1/112 to All on Mon Nov 2 11:46:29 2020

    SB SPCL @ ARL $ARLX014
    ARLX014 ARRL Pacific Division Director Jim Tiemstra, K6JAT (SK)

    ZCZC AX14
    QST de W1AW
    Special Bulletin 14 ARLX014
    From ARRL Headquarters
    Newington CT November 2, 2020
    To all radio amateurs

    SB SPCL ARL ARLX014

    ARLX014 ARRL Pacific Division Director Jim Tiemstra, K6JAT (SK)

    ARRL Pacific Division Director Jim Tiemstra, K6JAT, of Oakland,
    California, died October 30. An ARRL Life Member, he was 65.

    "Jim was passionate about ham radio and a dedicated member of the
    ARRL Board of Directors," ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, said.
    "He devoted himself to the members of his Division and always strove
    to do what was best for amateur radio and its future. His knowledge
    and leadership were significant and will be missed by the many who
    worked with him and had the pleasure to know him."

    Tiemstra was ARRL Pacific Division Vice Director from 2009 through
    2017, sitting on the Administration and Finance, and Programs and
    Services Committees of the Board. He became ARRL Pacific Division
    Director in January 2018. Currently, he was a member of the
    Administration and Finance Committee, the Legal Structure Review
    Committee, chair of the Legislative Advocacy Committee, and an
    advisor to the Amateur Radio Legal Defense and Assistance Committee,
    among other Board assignments.

    Licensed in 1970 as WN9ELU in Chicago, Tiemstra was the president of
    his high school radio club in Illinois. Early on, he built most of
    his own gear from Heathkits. In 1977, he married Lilah Greene,
    KE6EHD, and they moved to California, where Tiemstra became N6OIK,
    later choosing K6JAT as a vanity call sign. He'd also held V26JAT
    and 3D2TJ and had operated from Curacao and Hawaii.

    Primarily a contester and DXer, Tiemstra had been a DXpedition
    member and had long been involved in the public service aspects of
    the hobby. As a member of the Oakland Amateur Radio Emergency
    Service (ARES) group, he was among those responding to the Loma
    Prieta earthquake in 1989 and the Oakland Hills firestorm in 1991,
    receiving a Certificate of Appreciation from the American Red Cross.
    He championed the Emergency Communication Ham Operation (ECHO)
    proposal to install amateur radio equipment in his city's emergency
    operations center and in each of its 30 fire stations.

    Tiemstra worked with his ARES group to gain RACES recognition, wrote
    the RACES Operations Manual, and was instrumental in forging a
    formal Letter of Understanding with the City of Oakland. Jim served
    as Oakland's RACES Radio Officer for more than 14 years, was on the
    mayor's Emergency Management Council, and was ARRL East Bay Section
    Emergency Coordinator. In 2002, he was recognized by the Oakland
    Fire Department as Community Volunteer of the Year.

    In 1998, Tiemstra incorporated the Oakland Radio Communication
    Association (ORCA), an ARRL affiliated club, was a founding
    director, and became its first president. He served as trustee of
    the club's call sign, WW6OR.

    Tiemstra retired in 2018 as a federal practitioner in the private
    practice of law. He was an ARRL Diamond Club and Maxim Society
    member.

    He and his wife have twin sons, Robert and Matthew, KI6IHP.
    NNNN
    /EX
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  • From Daryl Stout@432:1/112 to All on Wed Nov 25 17:48:23 2020

    SB SPCL @ ARL $ARLX015
    ARLX015 Former West Virginia Section Manager Ann Rinehart, KA8ZGY
    (SK)

    ZCZC AX15
    QST de W1AW
    Special Bulletin 15 ARLX015
    From ARRL Headquarters
    Newington CT November 25, 2020
    To all radio amateurs

    SB SPCL ARL ARLX015
    ARLX015 Former West Virginia Section Manager Ann Rinehart, KA8ZGY
    (SK)

    Former West Virginia Section Manager Ann Rinehart, KA8ZGY, of South
    Charleston died on November 20 of COVID-19 complications. An ARRL
    Member, she was 85.

    ARRL Roanoke Division Vice Director Bill Morine, N2COP, said, "She
    was one of our Division's pioneering women - consistently gracious,
    yet firm in her efficient management of the Section."

    Rinehart served as West Virginia Section Manager from 2005 until
    2013. She also served as an Official Emergency Station and was the
    Affiliated Club Coordinator in West Virginia in 2001. Rinehart was
    an Assistant Section Manager from 2017 until her death.

    Rinehart was a nurse and administrator at Charleston Area Medical
    Center. She belonged to the West Virginia State Amateur Radio
    Council and the Kanawha Amateur Radio Club. Due to COVID-19
    restrictions, no service will be held at this time.
    NNNN
    /EX
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    * Origin: The Thunderbolt BBS - tbolt.synchro.net (432:1/112)
  • From Daryl Stout@432:1/112 to All on Wed Dec 30 11:32:08 2020

    SB SPCL @ ARL $ARLX016
    ARLX016 ARRL Staffers to be On the Air from W1AW for Straight Key
    Night

    ZCZC AX16
    QST de W1AW
    Special Bulletin 16 ARLX016
    From ARRL Headquarters
    Newington CT December 30, 2020
    To all radio amateurs

    SB SPCL ARL ARLX016
    ARLX016 ARRL Staffers to be On the Air from W1AW for Straight Key
    Night

    Members of the ARRL Headquarters staff will put W1AW on the air for
    Straight Key Night (SKN). Set some time aside on New Year's Eve and
    New Year's Day to take part in this annual ARRL tradition.

    Information on Straight Key Night can be found at, http://www.arrl.org/straight-key-night .

    SKN begins at 0000 UTC on January 1, 2021 (New Year's Eve in US time
    zones) and wraps up at 2359 UTC. Not a contest, SKN is dedicated to
    celebrating amateur radio's Morse code heritage. Bring out the
    brass, get on the air, and enjoy casual CW contacts, preferably
    using a straight key (hand key) or a semi-automatic key (bug).
    Activity traditionally centers on CW segments in the HF bands (W1AW
    will focus on 80, 40, and 20 meters).

    Submit via email your SKN list of stations contacted and your votes
    for "Best Fist" and "Most Interesting QSO" by January 31 to, straightkey@arrl.org .
    NNNN
    /EX
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    * Origin: The Thunderbolt BBS - tbolt.synchro.net (432:1/112)
  • From Daryl Stout@432:1/112 to All on Tue Jan 12 17:36:45 2021

    SB SPCL @ ARL $ARLX001
    ARLX001 Former RAC President John "Hoppy" Hopwood, VE7RD (SK)

    ZCZC AX01
    QST de W1AW
    Special Bulletin 1 ARLX001
    From ARRL Headquarters
    Newington CT January 12, 2021
    To all radio amateurs

    SB SPCL ARL ARLX001
    ARLX001 Former RAC President John ''Hoppy" Hopwood, VE7RD (SK)

    Former Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) President John Farrell "Hoppy"
    Hopwood, VE7RD, of North Vancouver, British Columbia, died on
    December 8. He was 91. Hopwood was instrumental in the founding of
    RAC and was inducted in 2015 as a member of the Canadian Amateur
    Radio Hall of Fame.

    Hopwood spent his career in telecommunications, once working as a
    telegraph lineman. In 1971, he formed a Systems Coordination Centre
    (SCC) to help British Columbia Telephone Company and other large
    business users to install new telecom networks, and he managed the
    SCC until he retired in 1992.

    Licensed in 1955, Hopwood was an early member of the Canadian Radio
    Relay League (CRRL), the Canadian Amateur Radio Federation (CARF),
    and ARRL. As Vice President of CARF, Hopwood encouraged the CARF and
    CRRL boards to resume talks to consider creating one national
    society.

    "Merging the two societies was a complex and delicate process," RAC
    said in remembering Hopwood. He worked with CRRL President Dana
    Shtun, VE3DSS, who, RAC said, "shared the vision for a strong
    national amateur radio society." Hopwood served as RAC's first Vice
    President and subsequently was appointed as RAC President, retiring
    in 1998 after six terms.
    NNNN
    /EX
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    * Origin: The Thunderbolt BBS - tbolt.synchro.net (432:1/112)
  • From Daryl Stout@432:1/112 to All on Wed Feb 3 20:29:39 2021

    SB SPCL @ ARL $ARLX002
    ARLX002 MARS Announces Schedule of Dates for 60-Meter
    Interoperability

    ZCZC AX02
    QST de W1AW
    Special Bulletin 2 ARLX002
    From ARRL Headquarters
    Newington CT February 3, 2021
    To all radio amateurs

    SB SPCL ARL ARLX002
    ARLX002 MARS Announces Schedule of Dates for 60-Meter
    Interoperability

    The Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) has announced dates in
    2021 during which MARS members will operate on 60 meters for
    interoperability with the amateur radio community. Some dates
    coincide with quarterly Department of Defense Communications
    Exercises (COMEX).

    All exercises will begin on channel 1 as the initial calling channel
    and move to other 60-meter working channels as may be appropriate.

    "In addition to voice calls, I want to introduce passing ICS 213
    messages in both voice and digital modes to enhance the overall
    interop experience," said US Army MARS Chief Paul English, WD8DBY.

    English continues, "Our exercises will yield the frequencies to
    other scheduled exercises or mission activations, which may be
    called by other agencies for interop support (e.g., hurricane,
    wildfire, etc). We regularly instruct MARS members to work
    cooperatively with the amateur radio community during the use of the
    60-meter interop channels. We will continue to track our 60-meter
    usage and activities."

    English said he plans to provide a quarterly usage report of
    60-meter interoperability activities.

    The interoperability schedule is as follows:

    February 23 - 27
    Exercise: DOD COMEX 21-1
    Location: CONUS

    March 1 - 7
    Exercise: Interop Outreach
    Location CONUS

    April 3 - 10
    Exercise: Interop Outreach
    Location CONUS

    April 30 - May 6
    Exercise: DOD COMEX 21-2

    May 7 - 8
    Exercise: Armed Forces Day Cross-Band Test
    Location: CONUS

    June 1 - 6
    Exercise: Interop Outreach
    Location CONUS

    July 5 - 10
    Exercise: Interop Outreach
    Location CONUS

    July 20 - 22
    Exercise: DOD COMEX 21-3
    Location: CONUS

    August 2 - 8
    Exercise: Interop Outreach
    Location CONUS

    September 1 - 6
    Exercise: Interop Outreach
    Location CONUS

    October 1 - 31
    Exercise: DOD COMEX 21-4
    Location: CONUS
    NNNN
    /EX
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    * Origin: The Thunderbolt BBS - tbolt.synchro.net (432:1/112)
  • From Daryl Stout@432:1/112 to All on Tue Feb 16 14:54:19 2021

    SB SPCL @ ARL $ARLX003
    ARLX003 Former ARRL Southwestern Division Director Art Goddard, W6XD
    (SK)

    ZCZC AX03
    QST de W1AW
    Special Bulletin 3 ARLX003
    From ARRL Headquarters
    Newington CT February 16, 2021
    To all radio amateurs

    SB SPCL ARL ARLX003
    ARLX003 Former ARRL Southwestern Division Director Art Goddard, W6XD
    (SK)

    Former ARRL Southwestern Division Director Art Goddard, W6XD, of
    Costa Mesa, California, died on February 13. An ARRL Life Member, he
    was 78. First licensed in 1956, Goddard was an electrical
    engineering graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Montana
    State University. He worked for Collins Radio and later for Boeing,
    from which he retired as an executive.

    After several years working with local governments in southern
    California on proposed antenna ordinances, he was elected ARRL
    Southwestern Division Vice Director in 1995, serving two terms
    before being elected Director in 2001. After retiring from the ARRL
    Board, he continued to follow ARRL affairs and advocate for stronger
    public relations on behalf of amateur radio.

    Goddard was active on the air from HF through microwaves. A member
    of the Southern California Contest Club, he took part in contest
    DXpeditions to locations ranging from subarctic to tropical,
    operating the CQ World Wide DX Contest in 26 of the 40 CQ zones. He
    also headed teams of VHF/UHF/microwave contest rovers.

    Goddard was heavily involved with the Costa Mesa Historical Society
    and was co-author of two books on Costa Mesa history.
    NNNN
    /EX
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    * Origin: The Thunderbolt BBS - tbolt.synchro.net (432:1/112)
  • From Daryl Stout@432:1/112 to All on Fri Apr 2 16:02:28 2021

    SB SPCL @ ARL $ARLX004
    ARLX004 Past ARRL San Diego Section Manager and Southwest Division
    Vice Director Tuck Miller, NF9T (SK)

    ZCZC AX04
    QST de W1AW
    Special Bulletin 4 ARLX004
    From ARRL Headquarters
    Newington CT April 1, 2021
    To all radio amateurs

    SB SPCL ARL ARLX004
    ARLX004 Past ARRL San Diego Section Manager and Southwest Division
    Vice Director Tuck Miller, NF9T (SK)

    Past ARRL San Diego Section Manager (SM) and Southwest Division Vice
    Director Tuck Miller, NF9T (ex-NZ6T), of Danville, Illinois, died on
    March 10. An ARRL Life Member, he was 67. Miller served as San Diego
    SM from 1998 until 2002, when he was elected as Southwestern
    Division Vice Director. He was re-elected as San Diego SM in 2006
    and served briefly before having to resign for health reasons.

    Miller was a barber, disc jockey (DJ), police officer, and
    firefighter, before settling into a job with San Diego Transit
    driving a trolley for 25 years. After retirement, he returned to
    Illinois.
    NNNN
    /EX
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    * Origin: The Thunderbolt BBS - tbolt.synchro.net (432:1/112)
  • From Daryl Stout@432:1/112 to All on Wed Apr 28 17:34:22 2021

    SB SPCL @ ARL $ARLX005
    ARLX005 Annual Armed Forces Day Cross-Band Test Set for May 7 - 8

    ZCZC AX05
    QST de W1AW
    Special Bulletin 5 ARLX005
    From ARRL Headquarters
    Newington CT April 27, 2021
    To all radio amateurs

    SB SPCL ARL ARLX005
    ARLX005 Annual Armed Forces Day Cross-Band Test Set for May 7 - 8

    The US Department of Defense will host this year's Armed Forces Day
    (AFD) Cross-Band Test, Friday and Saturday, May 7-8, in recognition
    of Armed Forces Day on May 15. The event is open to all radio
    amateurs. For more than 50 years, military and amateur stations have
    taken part in this exercise, designed to include amateur radio and
    government radio operators alike.

    The AFD Cross-Band Test is a unique opportunity to test two-way
    communications between military and amateur radio stations, as
    authorized under FCC Part 97 rules. These tests provide
    opportunities and challenges for radio operators to demonstrate
    individual technical skills in a tightly controlled exercise in
    which military stations will transmit on selected military
    frequencies and will announce the specific amateur radio frequencies
    being monitored.

    The schedule of military/government stations taking part in the
    Armed Forces Day Cross-Band Test and information on the AFD message
    is available on the MARS website at, http://www.dodmars.org/home/armed-forces-day-2021 .

    Complete the request form to obtain a QSL card at, http://www.usarmymars.org/events .
    NNNN
    /EX
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    * Origin: The Thunderbolt BBS - tbolt.synchro.net (432:1/112)
  • From Daryl Stout@432:1/112 to All on Mon May 24 15:30:02 2021

    SB SPCL @ ARL $ARLX006
    ARLX006 Annual WX4NHC On-the-Air Station Test Set for Saturday, May
    29

    ZCZC AX06
    QST de W1AW
    Special Bulletin 6 ARLX006
    From ARRL Headquarters
    Newington CT May 24, 2021
    To all radio amateurs

    SB SPCL ARL ARLX006
    ARLX006 Annual WX4NHC On-the-Air Station Test Set for Saturday, May
    29

    The annual WX4NHC station on-the-air test will be held on Saturday,
    May 29, 1300 - 2100 UTC. The WX4NHC operators plan to be working
    remotely again this year as the National Hurricane Center plans to
    maintain all CDC COVID-19 pandemic protocols until the end of 2021.
    The yearly exercise takes place just ahead of the official start of
    the Atlantic Hurricane Season, June 1 - November 30. Assistant
    WX4NHC Coordinator Julio Ripoll, WD4R, said the event offers an
    opportunity for radio amateurs worldwide to exercise the sorts of
    communication capabilities available during severe weather.

    "We will be making brief contacts on many frequencies and modes,
    exchanging signal reports and basic weather data (sunny, rain,
    temperature, etc.) with any station in any location," Ripoll said.

    Participating stations may use HF, VHF, UHF, APRS, and Winlink, with
    WX4NHC HF activity centering on the Hurricane Watch Net frequencies
    of 14.325 MHz and 7.268 MHz, depending on propagation, and will
    operate elsewhere as conditions dictate. WX4NHC will also
    participate in the VoIP Hurricane Net, 2000 - 2100 UTC.

    As for the upcoming hurricane season, Ripoll said, "Even if you are
    not directly affected by a hurricane situation, please volunteer to
    monitor and relay reports; just one report can make a difference and
    help save a life!"

    In conjunction with the National Hurricane Conference next month,
    the traditional Amateur Radio Workshop sessions will be held
    virtually on Tuesday, June 15, 10:30 AM - 12 PM EDT and 1:30 - 5 PM
    EDT. The sessions will be moderated by Rob Macedo, KD1CY, Director
    of Operations, VoIP Hurricane Net, with Ripoll.

    To access the Zoom meeting check-in, use the meeting ID 844 9788
    6921, and the passcode 565708.
    NNNN
    /EX
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    * Origin: The Thunderbolt BBS - Little Rock, Arkansas (432:1/112)
  • From Daryl Stout@432:1/112 to All on Thu Jun 17 11:33:26 2021

    SB SPCL @ ARL $ARLX007
    ARLX007 K9JM to transmit CW and Digital Versions of 2021 W1AW Field
    Day Bulletin

    ZCZC AX07
    QST de W1AW
    Special Bulletin 7 ARLX007
    From ARRL Headquarters
    Newington CT June 17, 2021
    To all radio amateurs

    SB SPCL ARL ARLX007
    ARLX007 K9JM to transmit CW and Digital Versions of 2021 W1AW Field
    Day Bulletin

    West Coast ARRL Qualifying Run station K9JM is again slated to
    transmit the CW and Digital versions of the 2021 W1AW Field Day
    Bulletin.

    CW

    On Saturday, June 26, the CW version will be transmitted at 7:30 AM
    PDT (1430 UTC). On Saturday evening, the CW version will be
    transmitted at 5:30 PM PDT (Sunday, June 27, at 0030 UTC).

    On Sunday, June 27, the CW version of the bulletin will be
    transmitted at 7:30 AM PDT (1430 UTC). The CW frequencies are
    3581.5 kHz and 7047.5 kHz. The CW speed is 18 WPM.

    Digital

    On Saturday, June 26, the Digital version will be transmitted on
    7095 kHz using BPSK31 at 6:30 PM PDT (Sunday, June 27, at 0130 UTC)
    and using MFSK16 at 6:40 PM PDT (0140 UTC).

    On Sunday, June 27, the Digital version will be transmitted on
    3597.5 kHz using BPSK31 at 9:30 AM PDT (Sunday, June 27, at 1630
    UTC) and using MSFK16 at 9:40 AM PDT (1640 UTC).

    Please visit the ARRL Field Day web page at,
    http://www.arrl.org/field-day .
    NNNN
    /EX
    --- SBBSecho 3.14-Win32
    * Origin: The Thunderbolt BBS - Little Rock, Arkansas (432:1/112)
  • From Daryl Stout@432:1/112 to All on Mon Jun 21 11:04:00 2021

    SB SPCL @ ARL $ARLX008
    ARLX008 2021 W1AW Field Day Bulletin Schedule

    ZCZC AX08
    QST de W1AW
    Special Bulletin 8 ARLX008
    From ARRL Headquarters
    Newington CT June 21, 2021
    To all radio amateurs

    SB SPCL ARL ARLX008

    ARLX008 2021 W1AW Field Day Bulletin Schedule

    Day Mode Pacific Mountain Central Eastern UTC

    FRIDAY CW 5:00 PM 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 8:00 PM 0000 (Sat)
    Digital 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 8:00 PM 9:00 PM 0100
    Phone 6:45 PM 7:45 PM 8:45 PM 9:45 PM 0145
    CW 8:00 PM 9:00 PM 10:00 PM 11:00 PM 0300

    SATURDAY CW 7:00 AM 8:00 AM 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 1400
    Phone 8:00 AM 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 11:00 AM 1500
    CW 5:00 PM 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 8:00 PM 0000 (Sun)
    Digital 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 8:00 PM 9:00 PM 0100
    Phone 6:45 PM 7:45 PM 8:45 PM 9:45 PM 0145

    SUNDAY CW 7:00 AM 8:00 AM 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 1400
    Phone 8:00 AM 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 11:00 AM 1500
    Digital 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 11:00 AM 12:00 PM 1600


    W1AW will operate on its regularly published frequencies.

    CW frequencies are 1.8025, 3.5815, 7.0475, 14.0475, 18.0975,
    21.0675, 28.0675, 50.350, and 147.555 MHz.

    Digital frequencies are 3.5975, 7.095, 14.095, 18.1025, 21.095,
    28.095, 50.350, and 147.555 MHz.

    Phone frequencies are 1.855, 3.990, 7.290, 14.290, 18.160, 21.390,
    28.590, 50.350, and 147.555 MHz.

    During Field Day weekend, W1AW will transmit the Field Day bulletin
    using 45.45-baud Baudot, PSK31 in BPSK mode and MFSK16 in this
    order.

    Please note the Field Day bulletin will not be sent out via
    EchoLink.

    In addition, on Friday local, June 25, 2021, the digital version of
    the Field Day bulletin sent at 9 PM EDT (0100 UTC) will be
    transmitted using BPSK31, Baudot, and MFSK16 in this order, as time
    allows.

    The regular digital mode lineup of Baudot, BPSK31, and MFSK16 will
    be used during Field Day weekend.

    Please note that West Coast ARRL Qualifying Run station K9JM is
    again slated to transmit the CW and Digital versions of the 2021
    W1AW Field Day Bulletin.

    The West Coast 2021 Field Day Bulletin schedule is as follows:

    CW

    On Saturday, June 26, the CW version will be transmitted at 7:30 AM
    PDT (1430 UTC). On Saturday evening, the CW version will be
    transmitted at 5:30 PM PDT (Sunday, June 27, at 0030 UTC).

    On Sunday, June 27, the CW version of the bulletin will be
    transmitted at 7:30 AM PDT (1430 UTC). The CW frequencies are
    3581.5 kHz and 7047.5 kHz. The CW speed is 18 WPM.

    Digital

    On Saturday, June 26, the Digital version will be transmitted on
    7095 kHz using BPSK31 at 6:30 PM PDT (Sunday, June 27, at 0130 UTC)
    and using MFSK16 at 6:40 PM PDT (0140 UTC).

    On Sunday, June 27, the Digital version will be transmitted on
    3597.5 kHz using BPSK31 at 9:30 AM PDT (Sunday, June 27, at 1630
    UTC) and using MSFK16 at 9:40 AM PDT (1640 UTC).

    Any additional transmissions or changes in the schedule will be
    posted on the web at, http://www.arrl.org/Field-Day .
    NNNN
    /EX
    --- SBBSecho 3.14-Win32
    * Origin: The Thunderbolt BBS - Little Rock, Arkansas (432:1/112)
  • From Daryl Stout@432:1/112 to All on Tue Aug 31 10:40:05 2021

    SB SPCL @ ARL $ARLX011
    ARLX011 FEMA Announces HF Interoperability Activity on 60-Meter
    Channels 1 and 2

    ZCZC AX11
    QST de W1AW
    Special Bulletin 11 ARLX011
    From ARRL Headquarters
    Newington CT August 31, 2021
    To all radio amateurs

    SB SPCL ARL ARLX011
    ARLX011 FEMA Announces HF Interoperability Activity on 60-Meter
    Channels 1 and 2

    Channels 1 and 2 on 60 meters will be available starting on August
    30 for interoperability between US government and US amateur radio
    stations involved in Hurricane Ida emergency communications. This
    situation will remain in place until the storm has passed and the
    need for these channels no longer exists, or on September 6,
    whichever comes first.

    These frequencies will be used: Channel 1 Primary voice traffic 5332
    kHz channel center, 5330.5 kHz USB voice; and Channel 2 Digital
    traffic 5348 kHz channel center, 5346.5 kHz USB with 1.5 kHz offset
    to center of digital waveform. Stations on 60 meters are asked to
    yield to operational traffic related to Hurricane Ida.
    NNNN
    /EX
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    * Origin: The Thunderbolt BBS - Little Rock, Arkansas (432:1/112)
  • From Daryl Stout@432:1/112 to All on Thu Sep 23 09:11:37 2021

    SB SPCL @ ARL $ARLX012
    ARLX012 Radio Amateurs on Standby Following La Palma Volcanic
    Eruption

    ZCZC AX12
    QST de W1AW
    Special Bulletin 12 ARLX012
    From ARRL Headquarters
    Newington CT September 23, 2021
    To all radio amateurs

    SB SPCL ARL ARLX012
    ARLX012 Radio Amateurs on Standby Following La Palma Volcanic
    Eruption

    The Cumbre Vieja volcano on La Palmas in Spain's Canary Islands
    erupted for the first time in 50 years on Sunday, September 19,
    following an increase in seismic activity over the previous 7 days.
    The lava flow triggered the evacuation of more than 6,000 people so
    far. Authorities have deployed all the resources of the Canary
    Islands Government as well as military support from the mainland to
    manage the situation.

    In order to facilitate communication into and out of the area,
    EMCOM-SPAIN has asked that the IARU Emergency Center of Activity
    Frequencies be kept clear in case the situation worsens: 3.760 MHz;
    7.110 MHz; 14.300 MHz, and 21.360 MHz.
    NNNN
    /EX
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    * Origin: The Thunderbolt BBS - Little Rock, Arkansas (432:1/112)
  • From Daryl Stout@432:1/112 to All on Thu Sep 23 09:11:42 2021

    SB SPCL @ ARL $ARLX013
    ARLX013 Clear Frequencies Requested for Possible Nicaragua
    Earthquake Traffic

    ZCZC AX13
    QST de W1AW
    Special Bulletin 13 ARLX013
    From ARRL Headquarters
    Newington CT September 23, 2021
    To all radio amateurs

    SB SPCL ARL ARLX013
    ARLX013 Clear Frequencies Requested for Possible Nicaragua
    Earthquake Traffic

    IARU Region 2 Emergency Coordinator Carlos Alberto Santamaria
    Gonzalez, CO2JC, has requested that radio amateurs in Central
    America avoid 7098 and 7198 kHz in the wake of an earthquake at 0957
    UTC the morning of September 22 in Nicaragua.

    The US Geological Survey (USGS) said the offshore magnitude 6.5
    earthquake has also affected Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador,
    Guatemala, and Honduras. The earthquake was followed by another 4.0
    temblor and other aftershocks of less intensity, as confirmed by
    Juan de la Cruz Rodriguez Perez, YN1J, President and National
    Emergency Coordinator of the Club de Radio Experimentadores de
    Nicaragua (CREN).

    CREN is the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) member-society
    for Nicaragua.

    The earthquake occurred offshore in the North Pacific some 60 miles
    from Chinandega and approximately 52 miles southwest of the resort
    town of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua. The USGS said the quake occurred at a
    depth of approximately 20 miles.

    According to the Nicaraguan Institute for Territorial Studies, the
    event was related to the tectonic processes of the collision between
    the Cocos and Caribe tectonic plates.

    Emergency communicator Juan de la Cruz, YN1J, requested the
    frequency protection.

    No tsunami warning has been issued and there have been no immediate
    reports of damage.

    According to the USGS, "Little or no landsliding is expected, but
    some landslides could have occurred in highly susceptible areas."
    And, "The number of people living near areas that could have
    produced landslides in this earthquake is low, but landslide damage
    or fatalities are still possible in highly susceptible areas. This
    is not a direct estimate of landslide fatalities or losses."
    NNNN
    /EX
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    * Origin: The Thunderbolt BBS - Little Rock, Arkansas (432:1/112)
  • From Daryl Stout@432:1/112 to All on Fri Oct 1 09:11:28 2021

    SB SPCL @ ARL $ARLX014
    ARLX014 Past AMSAT President and Director, and Amateur Satellite
    Pioneer Tom Clark, K3IO (SK)

    ZCZC AX14
    QST de W1AW
    Special Bulletin 14 ARLX014
    From ARRL Headquarters
    Newington CT October 1, 2021
    To all radio amateurs

    SB SPCL ARL ARLX014
    ARLX014 Past AMSAT President and Director, and Amateur Satellite
    Pioneer Tom Clark, K3IO (SK)

    AMSAT-NA Past President and ham radio satellite and digital pioneer
    Tom Clark, K3IO (ex-W3IWI), of Columbia, Maryland, died on September
    28 after a short illness and hospital stay. An ARRL Life Member, he
    was 82. Clark's accomplishments are legendary, and he left a lasting
    footprint in the worlds of amateur radio satellites and digital
    techniques.

    "His long-time technical achievements, mentoring to others, and
    technical leadership will be missed by his many peers and friends
    the world over," said Bob McGwier, N4HY.

    To honor Clark, AMSAT has rebranded its upcoming annual gathering as
    the 2021 AMSAT Dr. Tom Clark, K3IO, Memorial Space Symposium and
    Annual General Meeting. It will take place on October 30 via Zoom.
    (AMSAT members may register to attend via AMSAT's Membership and
    Event portal at, https://launch.amsat.org/ .) The event will be
    livestreamed on AMSAT's YouTube channel.

    A founding member of Tucson Amateur Packet Radio (TAPR), Clark was a
    co-founder of the TAPR/AMSAT DSP Project, which led to
    software-defined radio (SDR). He was a leader in the development of
    the AX.25 packet radio protocol. Clark served as AMSAT's second
    President, from 1980 until 1987. He also served on the AMSAT and
    TAPR Boards.

    In concert with McGwier, Clark developed the first amateur Digital
    Signal Processing (DSP) hardware, including a number of modems. He
    developed the uplink receivers and the spacecraft LAN (local area
    network) architecture used on all the Microsats (AMSAT-OSCAR 16,
    Dove-OSCAR 17, WEBERSAT-OSCAR 18, LUSAT-OSCAR 19, Italy-OSCAR 26,
    AMRAD-OSCAR 27, and TMSAT-OSCAR 31). McGwier said it was Clark who
    convinced him in 1985 that the future lay in DSP.

    "We started the TAPR/AMSAT DSP [digital signal processing] project,
    and it was announced in 1987," McGwier recounted. "We showed in our
    efforts that small stations with small antennas could bounce signals
    off the moon, and, using the power of DSP, we could see the signals
    in our computer displays." This led to the software-defined
    transponder (SDX) for satellite work, including ARISSat and AMSAT's
    Phase 3E.

    Clark received a doctorate in astrogeophysics from the University of
    Colorado. He went on to serve as Chief of the Astronomy Branch at
    NASA Marshall Space Flight Center and was a Senior Scientist at NASA
    Goddard Space Flight Center, where he was principal investigator for
    the Space Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) activity there.

    In 2005, Clark became the first non-Russian to be awarded a Gold
    Medal of the Russian Academy of Sciences for his contributions to
    the international VLBI network. He is a member of the 2001 class of
    CQ magazine's Amateur Radio Hall of Fame.

    In 2016, ARRL awarded Clark with its President's Award, to recognize
    his 60 years of advancing amateur radio technology. On that
    occasion, McGwier said, "There would be no AMSAT to inspire all of
    this work without Tom Clark. Tom...saved the organization and
    inspired all of us to look to the future and aim for the stars."

    Clark was a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and the
    International Association of Geodesy.
    NNNN
    /EX
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    * Origin: The Thunderbolt BBS - Little Rock, Arkansas (432:1/112)