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W1AW/4 Alabama

W1AW/4 Alabama W4MD operating, W5TW logging, and photo by KG4MPU during operations of W1AW/4 from Alabama.  Operations included 40 meters and 20 meters for more than 1200 [more]

Amateur Radio License Plate

Amateur Radio License PlateThere have been several reports of issues and difficulties regarding requests for the new amateur radio license plate. Some people have gotten the old design license [more]

Set Planning Meeting Shelby Co. EMA 9-30-14

Set Planning Meeting Shelby Co. EMA 9-30-14 Great meeting held by Mike Watkins, SEC, for the upcoming Simulated Emergency Test on October 11th.  Thanks to Hub Harvey, Shelby EMA Director, for use of the [more]

Outstanding Youth Ham Award presented at the Huntsville Hamfest

Outstanding Youth Ham Award presented at the Huntsville HamfestDaniel P. Smith, KV4LQ, of Alabaster, AL has been selected as the 2014 receptant of the "Outstanding Youth Ham" award.  Daniel was presented this award at the Huntsville [more]

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W1AW/4 Alabama

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W4MD operating, W5TW logging, and photo by KG4MPU during operations of W1AW/4 from Alabama.  Operations included 40 meters and 20 meters for more than 1200 contacts.  Thanks to the many who participated in working the Centennial station and what a great bunch of contacts from around the county and beyond!  It was our pleasure to put you in the log.

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Amateur Radio License Plate

IMG_1641There have been several reports of issues and difficulties regarding requests for the new amateur radio license plate. Some people have gotten the old design license plate. Some people have gotten the yellow/green/blue plate with their call sign on it… Some people have been charged the $50 vanity license plate fee. You should only be charged the $3 fee for amateur radio plates that is established by state law. The link below shows the new design. As of June 1, 2014, this design is the one mandated by law since it was approved by Alabama Dept. Of Revenue and Alabama Dept. of Public Safety. If you or anyone you know of has had any problems regarding the new license plate, please email Christopher Hall at k4lia at hotmail.com

http://revenue.alabama.gov/motorvehicle/amradio.cfm

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Set Planning Meeting Shelby Co. EMA 9-30-14

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Great meeting held by Mike Watkins, SEC, for the upcoming Simulated Emergency Test on October 11th.  Thanks to Hub Harvey, Shelby EMA Director, for use of the facility. There were 17 ARES members in attendance.

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Outstanding Youth Ham Award presented at the Huntsville Hamfest

Daniel P. Smith, KV4LQ, of Alabaster, AL has been selected as the 2014 receptant of the “Outstanding Youth Ham” award.  Daniel was presented this award at the Huntsville Hamfest on August 16th by Section Youth Coordinator Kaitlyn Cole, KS3P.   Sponsors of this award are the Alabama ARRL Section along with co-sponsors North Alabama DX Club, Icom, and GigaParts.

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kv4lqDaniel is a 15 year old 9th grader with GPA of 3.9.  He holds an Amateur Extra Class, a CW operator, active in weekly nets, an NCS, helps with an annual Hamfest, and is active in Field Day and public service events.  Daniel is the Secretary of the Shelby County ARC and during the past year started the Young Hams of Central Alabama Radio Club.  He also operated W1AW/4 on 20 meter phone and CW during its time in Alabama.

Congratulations to Daniel for his accomplishments.

David – W4MD AL SM

 

 

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