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Special Bulletin 1 ARLX001
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT February 27, 2017
To all radio amateurs
SB SPCL ARL ARLX001
ARLX001 Past ARRL Midwest Division Director Lew Gordon, K4VX (SK)
Past ARRL Midwest Division Director Lew Gordon, K4VX, of Hannibal,
Missouri, died on February 25. He was 87. Although he had been
suffering from cancer, Gordon had remained active on the air until
A Contest, Me and DXCC
By Anthony, AB9YC
The DXCC award is a testament to a radio amateur making confirmed contacts with 100 DX entities, and is a worthy accomplishment for any amateur. Achieving this award usually takes many months of air time, chasing QSL’s and applying for the award. The award usually gets a prominent position within the shack or operating location.
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MID CENTURY RADIO
BY K9CC George Zurbuchen
Since most of the members of SMC were not on the air (or alive) in the 1950’s I thought there may be some interest in hearing what ham radio was like back then. I received my novice license WN9UDK in 1952 and I was very active until I went away to UW Madison to finish my Chemical Engineering studies in 1958.
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Phil, WX9U lost his battle with cancer on Thursday, February 2, 2017. SMC members remember Phil for his passion for contesting, CW and building antennas.
PVRC, NCCC and SMC have agreed on this new set of rules for our 2017 club competition. Tim, K9WX has updated his NAQP web pages will all the info