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May Newsletter

Author: Tom Delaney - Published At: Tue 09 May, 2017 19:33 EDT - (29 Reads)
The May 2017 edition of the Listening Post has been uploaded to this website under the section called "newsletters."
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  • Low-Power Broadcasting Proponent Nick Leggett, N3NL, SK    (Mon 22 May, 2017)
    ARRL has learned that Nickolaus Leggett, N3NL, an early low-power FM (LPFM) broadcasting proponent, civil libertarian, and inveterate commenter in a variety of FCC proceedings over the years, died on April 26 after a long illness. An ARRL member, he was 72. Hardly any FCC petition or proceeding escaped his attention, and Leggett often was listed among those who had expressed their opinions. A r...
  • Dayton Hamvention Update - Sunday    (Sun 21 May, 2017)
    Sunday, the third and final day of the 2017 Hamvention, was overcast and cool, with an easy ride into the fairgrounds.As is often the case on the final day, the crowd was smaller. It was clear that the people who were there, were happy to be there.One of the things that pleased attendees was Hamvention food. Over the course of the weekend, many Hamvention attendees commented on the variety of f...
  • CQ Announces Hall of Fame Honorees for 2017    (Sat 20 May, 2017)
    CQ magazine has announced the induction of new members to the CQ DX Hall of Fame, the CQ Contest Hall of Fame, and the CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame. Hall of Fame nominees are traditionally announced each spring in conjunction with Hamvention®.CQ DX Hall of FameBill Moore, NC1L (SK): ARRL DXCC Manager for more than 20 years, Bill Moore provided a public face for the program at hamfests around t...
  • Dayton Hamvention Update - Saturday    (Sat 20 May, 2017)
    The traffic issues that plagued the first morning of the 2017 Hamvention were nowhere to be seen on Saturday morning, as attendees reported an easy ride to the Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center for the second day of Hamvention. The ARRL EXPO booth was busy as soon as the show opened at 9 AM, with convention-goers streaming in from the overcast, cool outdoors to peruse the various offeri...
  • Dayton Hamvention Update - Friday    (Fri 19 May, 2017)
    Ham traffic jams were the order of the day as the 2017 Hamvention opened at Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center in Xenia, Ohio this morning. Convention-goers eager to experience Hamvention's new venue waited in traffic for up to 2 hours.The weather on Friday was slightly overcast and humid, with an occasional breeze as Hamvention attendees perused exhibits in several large halls named aft...
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Net Controls - Tuesday Net
If you have already volunteered, you can find the preamble here. Here's the net control roster:
May 2 | W8WTD
May 9 | N3VQW
May 16 | Open
May 23 | W8TDA
May 30 | Open


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To all new and not-so-new QCEN members: please review the following list.

  • qcen.org e-mail address: If you'd like an address of the form: callsign-at-qcen.org, please request one. In any case, please make sure we have your e-mail address!
  • Red Cross ID: New photo IDs will be issued to QCEN members in good-standing who have completed the background check. You must have the new standard ID to participate in any Red Cross activities that require credentials.
  • Communicator's Manual: see the reference section to get this important guide to QCEN operations — it will be growing soon!!
  • Emergency Alerting: If you are carrying an e-mailable pager or cell phone, please provide us with the number and the provider.


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