Alabama Section News

Special Event: W4F Walk for Freedom March 7 & 8, 2015

Special Event:  W4F Walk for Freedom March 7 & 8, 2015The ARRL Alabama Section is conducting Special Event Station W4F-Walk for Freedom March 7 & 8.  This will be across the HF bands and operators are needed to assist in [more]

Birminghamfest March 7-8, 2015

Birminghamfest March 7-8, 2015The Birminghamfest takes place March 7-8, 2015 at the Zamora Shrine Temple in Irondale, AL, same location as last year. Please forward this message to your Club Members [more]

2015 Outstanding Youth Ham Award

2015 Outstanding Youth Ham Award  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 [more]

American Diabetes Tour deCure Bicycle ride

American Diabetes Tour deCure Bicycle ridePlease 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) This year's ride [more]

Don Keith, N4KC, to appear in the March Issue of the American Legion Magazine

Don Keith, N4KC, to appear in the March Issue of the American Legion MagazineAmateur Radio will be featured in the March 2015 issue of The American Legion Magazine. The article, by best-selling author Don Keith, N4KC, will explain how ham radio [more]

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Special Event: W4F Walk for Freedom March 7 & 8, 2015

certificate special station-1The ARRL Alabama Section is conducting Special Event Station W4F-Walk for Freedom March 7 & 8.  This will be across the HF bands and operators are needed to assist in the operation commemorating this very historic and important part of American history. Frequencies and times of operation will be announced prior to the event.

A special certificate will be issued for this event. Mail a SASE envelope to  Christopher Hall, P.O. Box 68, Marbury AL 360051-0068.  If you want the certificate unfolded, make sure the SASE is sized for a 8.5 x 11 document.

WE NEED OPERATORS!  WE NEED OPERATORS! WE NEED OPERATORS! WE NEED OPERATORS! and if you are interested in helping with this special event,  please contact Christopher Hall, K4LIA@hotmail.com to be an operator.

For more information, visit http://www.1x1callsigns.org/index.php/index.php?option=com_jumi&fileid=4&action=recDetail&recid=11626

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Birminghamfest March 7-8, 2015

w4cueThe Birminghamfest takes place March 7-8, 2015 at the Zamora Shrine Temple in Irondale, AL, same location as last year. Please forward this message to your Club Members and please announce the HamFest on your local nets.

This will be the Alabama Section Convention for 2015. The AL ARRL Section Forum is at 11 AM.  The Alabama Historical Radio Society has a forum on how to repair and restore old radios. On Sunday there will be a D-Star forum as well.

There will be hourly prize drawings and more than $2,500.00 in prizes to be given away. The theme of the hamfest this year is “No Power – No Problem.” The top prize will be a 2,000 watt Honda Generator.

I look forward to seeing you and members of your Club at the HamFest. Additional details may be found at www.Birminghamfest.org.

W4MD

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Birminghamfest March 7-8, 2015 Forum Schedule

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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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Don Keith, N4KC, to appear in the March Issue of the American Legion Magazine

Amateur Radio will be featured in the March 2015 issue of The American Legion Magazine. The article, by best-selling author Don Keith, N4KC, will explain how ham radio remains exciting, important, and relevant, even after more than a century in existence and changes in technology. The article will also talk about the American Legion

N$KCAuthor Don Keith, N4KC.

Amateur Radio Club (TALARC) — home to club station K9TAL at American Legion Headquarters in Indianapolis, which sponsors regular operating events. It also will explain how the American Legion is integrating Amateur Radio into its organization and for its members, how members can become licensed, and perhaps establish a club station at an American Legion post. Continue reading

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ALABAMA QSO PARTY LEADERSHIP

alabama_seal—–For Immediate release———

The Alabama QSO Party is looking for a new leadership group.

Any individual, group or club in Alabama that might be interested?

Probably takes about 3 or 4 individuals to pull it off each year.

If you are interested, please contact me at my home number

334-886-2883 and perhaps I can answer any questions that you might have.  You can reach me via my email at kc4hw@arrl.net.

Thanks

Jim/KC4HW

David – W4MD AL SM

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