pspanThe Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (strongspanARISS/span/strong) program has strongannounced/strong that the strongspanapplication/span/strong window is open for proposals from formal and informal educational institutions and organizations to host an Amateur Radio contact with an ISS crew member. /spanThe deadline for proposals is December 15. Educational entities may apply individually or in concert with other institutions or organizati.../p
Bill, W4WV and Keith, KE4KDY will be active from Guantanamo Bay 24- 30 October 2014 as KG4WV and KG4DY.
KK6BT will be active from Raivavae Island (IOTA OC-114), Austral Islands 5-11 January 2015 as TX5W.
Members of Lagunaria DX Group will be active from Lord Howe Island in October 2014 as VK9DLX
pspanThe winner of the October QiST/i Cover Plaque award is William Alsup, N6XMW, for his article “/spanbspanExtended Double Zepp Yagi Antenna/span/bspan.”/span/ppspanThe emQST /emCover 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 the /spanbispanQST/span/i/bbspan Cover Plaque Poll web page/span/bspan. Cast a ballot for your favorite article in the November issue today./span/pp /p
Mike, K9NW will be active from Aruba 22-30 October 2014 as P40NW.
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pAs the now-Category 4 Hurricane Gonzalo continues northward, poised for a near-direct hit on Bermuda, the Hurricane Watch Net (strongHWN/strong) has affirmed plans to activate this afternoon, October 16, at 2100 UTC. As of 1800 UTC, the storm was 460 miles south-southwest of Bermuda, moving at 7 MPH and packing maximum sustained winds of 145 MPH./pp/pp“Interests in Bermuda should be rushing their preparations to .../p
pFormer ARRL Headquarters staff member Mary E. Lau, N1VH (ex-N7IAL), of Newington, Connecticut, died October 15. She was 61 and had been suffering from ALS. Lau worked in several League Headquarters departments from 1985 until her retirement in 2005, including Field and Educational Services (Famp;ES), where she was projects supervisor and secretary of the ARRL Foundation, then a part of the Famp;ES De.../p
pAmateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) volunteers in Hawaii are on alert for possible activation as Tropical Storm Ana, which is forecast to become a Category 1 hurricane, bears down on the Hawaiian Islands. As of 1200 UTC on October 16, Ana was 740 miles southeast of Honolulu and moving at about 10 MPH with maximum sustained winds of 60 MPH. The storm is expected to reach the islands on Saturd.../p
Chuck, KG9N will be active from Aruba 1-16 November 2014 as P4/KG9N.
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p/pp/ppThe November edition of Digital iQST/i is now available. This is our special Product Review issue with 22 pages of informative reviews! Click bhere/b to start reading./ppAlso in this issue…/pp• Learn how to track down noise and other interference sources on the HF bands/pp• Add USB connectivity to the popular Kantronics KPC-3 packet radio TNC/pp• Discover the world of motors and mechanisms in Amateur Radio/ppspan /span. . ..../p
pA young radio amateur from California is one of nine emPopular Mechanics/em “Future Breakthrough Award” winners. Shiloh Curtis, KK6ISM, developed a “hat-based, hands-free, haptic navigational aid for visually impaired individuals.” As the publication strongexplained/strong, after a friend from her school’s robotics club described going blind as losing “two eyes and one hand,” Curtis determined to come up with a .../p