Announcements: January 2010

Ham Radio University 2010 – The 11th annual Ham Radio University, held in conjunction with the ARRL New York City/ Long Island Section Convention will be held January 10 at Briarcliffe College, Bethpage, LI, NY. The theme this year is Digital Communications and more than 15 seminars are scheduled for the day on various aspects of ham radio, plus tables will be set up with information on different organizations and clubs. special event station W2V will be operational on HF. There will also be a VE session. Talk-in on W2VL 146.850 –600, 136.5 PL. For more details, go to <>.

Horkheimer Prize 2010 – Rudolf Horkheimer was one of the first radio amateurs in Germany. A prize bearing his name is awarded by the DARC for merits of amateur radio and its further development contributing to amateur radio in a selfless manner. The prize can be awarded to one or more persons or institutions and is not restricted to members of the DARC. Any member of an amateur radio society in the IARU is entitled to apply or be proposed for the award. Self-proposals are permitted. The prize consists of ann etched-glass sheet and a monetary prize for non-personal use. Proposals must be submitted by March 31, 2010 to DARC, Lindenallee 4, 34225 Baunatal, Germany, or by e-mail to <>. Include the name and address of the proposed applicant, a short written piece of why the person or organization should receive the award, and possible further information. The prize(s) will be awarded at the Ham Radio 2010 fair in Friedrichshafen.


• These special event stations are scheduled for Jan.:

K2USA, from “Farewell to Fort Monmouth,” Fort Monmouth MARS station AA2USA, Fort Monmouth, New Jersey; Garden State ARA; January 29–31 from 0001–2359Z on 3.860, 7.260, 14.260, plus NJ linked repeater system (W2NJR/R), CW +50, PSK31 +70. QSL information: <www.>.

K3Y, from the Straight Key Century Club’s celebration of four years of steady growth to nearly 6000 members on CW; operation in all call areas starting at 0000Z January 1 to 2359 January 31 on 1.820, 3.550, 7.055, 10.120, 14.050, 18.080, 21.050, 24.910, 28.050, and 50.090 (±10 kHz). For QSL send QSL and name and address to Dan Rhodes, KA3CTQ, 618 Seminole Dr., Erie, PA 16505 (<>).

• The following hamfests, etc., are slated for Jan.:

Jan. 9, Midwinter Ham Radio, Computer & Electronics Swapfest, Waukesha Co. Expo Center Forum, Waukesha, Wisconsin; West Allis RAC. Advance table reservation ($19) deadline December 30, 2009. Send advance registration form and #10 SASE to WARAC Swapfest, Box 1072, Milwaukee, WI 53201. Information call Phil Gural, W9NAW, 414-425-3649, <>. (Exams 9–11:15 AM, AMF Waukesha Lanes)

Jan. 17, Hazel Park ARC 44th Annual Hamfest, Hazel Park High School, Hazel Park, Michigan. To reserve previous year’s location, table reservations ($15) must be made by January 4 (HPARC Inc. Swap, P.O. Box 368, Hazel Park, MI 48030). Contact: WD8S e-mail <>, phone 248-399-7970, <>. (Talk-in 146.640 [100 Hz PL])

Jan. 23, Capital City Hamfest, Memorial United Church of Christ, Madison, Wisconsin. Contact Steve Johnston, WD8DAS, e-mail <>; <https://www.wd8das. net/hamfest>.

Jan. 31, Tusco ARC Hamfest, 965 North Wooster Ave., Strasburg, Ohio. To reserve tables ($10 plus admission) send SASE and payment to arrive by January 15 to KD8HDJ. Contact Kyle Quillen, KD8HDJ, 518 Fair Ave. NNW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663; phone 888-447-2403, e-mail <>.


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