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DAYTON HAMVENTION 2015

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2015 Alabama QSO Party - June 6, 2015

2015 Alabama QSO Party - June 6, 2015Hey All Alabama Amateurs! The 2015 Alabama QSO Party is going to happen on Jun 6th this year.  Rules and past results are at http://www.alabamaqsoparty.org You are [more]

Tuscaloosa Hams assist Troop 316 for BSA Radio Merit Badge

Tuscaloosa Hams assist Troop 316 for BSA Radio Merit BadgeBoy Scout Troop 316, a young and recently charted troop, had five boys complete the requirements for the Boy Scout Radio Merit Badge.  The troop's scoutmaster, David [more]

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DAYTON HAMVENTION 2015

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THE ARRL TEAM AT DAYTON HAMVENTION 2015

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2015 Alabama QSO Party – June 6, 2015

Hey All Alabama Amateurs!

alabama_sealThe 2015 Alabama QSO Party is going to happen on Jun 6th this year.  Rules and past results are at http://www.alabamaqsoparty.org

You are invited to participate in this on-the-air event using either CW or SSB or a combination of both.  Individuals (both mobile and fixed stations), groups and or club entries will be participating from around the state.  Our goal is to activate all 67 Alabama counties, so you see that it is very important that as many Alabama stations participate as possible.

To see those that have committed thus far to operating, please point your browser to

http://www.alabamaqsoparty.org/2015/2015_activitypage.html

If you are planning to participate this year, please let me know at kc4hw@alabamaqsoparty.org with your county or for mobiles the counties that you will be operating.

We never have enough mobiles or club stations.  Definitely let me know if you are planning on getting on the air this year. We have approximately 22 plaques that will be awarded for both Alabama and for stations outside of Alabama.  Certificates will also be awarded.

Please share this email with your club nets email list and your friends around the state.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach me at kc4hw@alabamaqsoparty.org  Thanks and look forward to seeing you on the air.

Jim/KC4HW

 

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Tuscaloosa Hams assist Troop 316 for BSA Radio Merit Badge

ScoutsBoy Scout Troop 316, a young and recently charted troop, had five boys complete the requirements for the Boy Scout Radio Merit Badge.  The troop’s scoutmaster, David Williams, stated that this was their first merit badge and he was very proud of the hard work the boys put into earning the award. The radio merit badge requirements includes safety, schematics, transceivers, antennas, emergency communications that included actual “over the air” QSO with other hams.
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Dennis and Bob

Three Tuscaloosa area hams spent four weeks working with the troop completing the requirements on April 28, 2015.
They are Eddie Lary, WS4I (upper photo);  Dennis South, KD4IDD (Left)  and Bob Hudson, KF4UCY (Right).  Thanks to these guys for stepping up to the challenge in promoting amateur radio and supporting the Boy Scouts.

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Cullman Hamfest July 25th, 2015 – New Location

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Jefferson County ARES

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Mobile Hamfest

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ARRL Honorary Vice President, Past Director Receives BirmingHAMfest Citizenship Award

ARRL Honorary Vice President and past ARRL Southeastern Division

w4rh(L-R) Dave Cisco, W4AXL; ARRL Alabama Section Manager David Drummond, W4MD, and Frank Butler, W4RH. [Photo courtesy of David Drummond, W4MD]

Director Frank Butler, W4RH, is the recipient of the Birmingham (Alabama) Amateur Radio Club’s 2015 Citizenship Award, the club’s highest honor. The award recognizes outstanding service, unselfish devotion, and contributions to the club, the community, and Amateur Radio.

The recipient is selected by the club’s president and the two past award recipients. Butler, of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, retired in 2008 after 50 years of elected service to the ARRL. He served as Southeastern Division Director from 1980 until 2008. Before joining the ARRL Board, Butler served briefly as the Division’s Vice Director, and he was a Section Communications Manager in Florida from 1957 until 1979.

He was honored at the 2015 BirmingHAMfest.

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2015 Outstanding Youth Ham Award

 

KV4LQ - Danial Smith 2014 "Youth Ham of the Year"

KV4LQ – Danial Smith 2014 “Youth Ham of the Year”

The 2015 Alabama Section Outstanding Youth Ham Award is intended to recognize a youth ham, under the age of 18, who has demonstrated his or her dedication to Amateur Radio through his or her activities.  Although there are several national awards of similar merit, we recognized the need for an award that

honors outstanding young hams on the local level.  Thus, the ARRL Alabama Section Outstanding Youth Ham Award was born.  This award is not a contest for a prize.  Any prizes given are secondary in nature.  A person selected “Alabama Outstanding Youth Ham”; is judged on his or her contributions to society through Amateur Radio.

Requirements

Nominees for the Alabama Section Outstanding Youth Ham Award must meet the following requirements to be considered for this award:

A current Alabama resident

  • A licensed Amateur Radio operator
  • 18 years of age or younger

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American Diabetes Tour deCure Bicycle ride

th[6]Please mark your calendar’s now 5 months out that the annual American Diabetes Tour deCure Bicycle ride will be held on

JUNE 13, 2015 (Saturday) Continue reading

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