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A New QST QuickStats Poll Has Been Posted

A new QST QuickStats survey is now available for your viewing and voting pleasure. With the summertime Sporadic-E season underway, we thought it might be a good time to ask about 6-meter operating habits. Check the QuickStats pageat http://www.arrl.org/quickstats.

● How often do you operate on 6 meters?

● What is your favorite operating mode for 6 meters?

● Have you ever made contacts on 6-meter FM simplex (52.525 MHz)?

● Have you ever made meteor-scatter contacts on 6 meters?

Visit the QuickStats page and be sure to bookmark it in your browser!

LoTW Now Accepting FT4 Contacts

The latest TQSL update (Config.xml version 11.8), released on May 22, includes FT4 as a submode of MFSK. It also adds AISAT-1 and PO-101 in the satellite category.

As of May 23, 1,048,281,611 contact records have been entered into the system, resulting in 200,387,247 contact confirmations. LoTW has 118,328 users.

ARRL Headquarters will be Closed on Monday, May 27

ARRL Headquarters will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27. There will be no W1AW bulletin or code practice transmissions on that day. ARRL Headquarters will reopen on Tuesday, May 28, at 8 AM EDT. We wish everyone a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend.

Honda Recalls Several Generator Models

Heads-up before you head out for Field Day … American Honda has recalled several models of its portable generators. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says the recall affects models EU2200i, EU2200i Companion and EB2200i, colored red or camouflage.

It says the generators can develop leaks from the fuel valve, posing fire and burn hazards, and advises purchasers to take them to an authorized Honda Power Equipment dealer for a free repair. Some 200,000 generators are involved in the recall. More information is available on the CPSC website at<https://tinyurl.com/y3vol9n2>.

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The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Available

Listen to the new episode of ARRL Audio News on your iOS or Android podcast app, or online at http://www.blubrry.com/arrlaudionews/. Audio News is also retransmitted on a number of FM repeaters. Click here and then scroll down to see the list.

Springtime Section Manager Election Results Announced

Dale Durham, W5WI, Re-elected WTX Section Manager

In the only contested Section Manager election this spring, ARRL members in Utah have re-elected Mel Parkes, NM7P, as Section Manager for a new 2-year term of office that starts on July 1. Parkes, of Layton, received 481 votes; his opponent, Pat Malan, N7PAT, of South Jordan, received 233 votes. Parkes has served as Section Manager since 1999. Ballots were counted and verified at ARRL Headquarters on May 21.

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The Wouff-Hong and Rettysnitch Legends

By Rob L. Dey, KA2BEO1 – September 1997

A wonderful article about these two legends was written by L.B. Cebik, W4RNL2, and appeared in September 1996 QST, on pages 59 and 603. Cebik offered that “We should not be troubled by the size of the task at hand: Curing Amateur Radio of its illegalities and indecencies. We have many more folks available to wield the Wouff-Hong and the Rettysnitch. No, not on others, but on ourselves – to make sure that we set a model for how amateur operations ought to be conducted.”

 

The Wouff-Hong

The Wouff-Hong is used

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Honda Portable Generators Recalled Due to Potential Fire Hazard

American Honda has announced that it’s voluntarily recalling some 200,000 of its portable generators sold in the US due to a potential fire and burn hazard. The recall includes the EU2200i, EU2200i Companion, and EB2200i generators. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) says the affected portable generators can leak gasoline from the fuel valve. Users should stop operating the recalled generator and contact an authorized Honda dealer for a free repair. Honda is also contacting users directly. For more information, visit the CPSC website. A similar recall has been issued in Canada.

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“Mentoring the Next Generation” is Hamvention and ARRL 2019 National Convention Theme

With an eye toward helping new and inexperienced hams enjoy the full range of activities that Amateur Radio has to offer, Hamvention® and the ARRL 2019 National Convention will embrace the theme of “Mentoring the Next Generation.” Hamvention hosts the National Convention May 17 – 19 at the Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center in Xenia, Ohio. This will mark the third year for Hamvention at its new venue. A contingent of ARRL staff and member-volunteers will join forces to make available many ARRL exhibits and resources to Hamvention visitors. The centerpiece of ARRL’s participation will be ARRL EXPO in

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