• CQ Newsroom: Dave Pascoe, KM3T, and Craig Thompson, K9CT, Inducted into

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    Dave Pascoe, KM3T, and Craig Thompson, K9CT, Inducted into CQ Contest Hall
    of Fame; Seven New Members Added to CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame

    Posted: 23 May 2022 02:39 PM PDT http://cqnewsroom.blogspot.com/2022/05/dave-pascoe-km3t-and-craig-thompson.html

    CQ magazine has announced the induction of two new members to the CQ
    Contest Hall of Fame, which honors those contesters who not only excel in personal performance but who also "give back" to the hobby in outstanding
    ways. CQ World Wide DX Contest Director and former CQ Contesting Editor
    John Dorr, K1AR, presented Hall of Fame plaques at an induction ceremony
    held at the annual Dayton contest dinner on May 21. The 2022 inductees to
    the CQ Contest Hall of Fame are:
    2022 CQ Contest Hall of Fame
    inductees Craig Thompson, K9CT
    (L) and Dave Pascoe, KM3T (R).
    (Photo by Tom Roscoe, K8CX)
    David Pascoe, KM3T, a highly-accomplished multi-op and single-op contester
    with many championships and record scores to his credit, and he is also responsible for much of the "back office" infrastructure behind the administration of many major contests. He is the infrastruc-ture and IT security "departments" for all of the contests supported by the World Wide Radio Operators Foundation (WWROF), including all CQ contests, several ARRL contests and others. He also maintains the e-mail lists on the
    contesting.com system, including CQ-Contest, 3830 and more. He is also a pioneer in live contest audio streaming, and is a volunteer pilot for two organizations that provide free medical-related air travel. Craig Thompson, K9CT, a world-class contester and promoter of youth in contesting. He
    developed the North American Collegiate Championship (NACC) program, in
    which college amateur radio clubs compete against each other in the context
    of the larger competition of the North American QSO Party. Craig also
    worked closely with Tim Duffy, K3LR, to develop a version of the Contest University (CTU) program specifically designed to integrate with each
    year's W9DXCC Convention. He is also involved in several amateur radio organizations, serving as treasurer of CWops, a board member of the
    Northern California DX Foundation (NCDXF), past president of the Society of Midwest Contesters and is currently chairman of the ARRL Contest Advisory Committee.
    The CQ Contest Hall of Fame was established in 1986 to recognize those
    amateurs who have made major contributions to the art of radio contesting.
    This is the 39th annual induction.
    CQ DX Hall of Fame
    There were no inductees to the CQ DX Hall of Fame for 2022, as the judging committee determined that none of the nominees met the high standard
    required for selection.
    CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame The CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame honors
    those individuals, whether licensed hams or not, who have made significant contributions to amateur radio; and those amateurs who have made
    significant contributions either to amateur radio, to their professional careers or to some other aspect of life on our planet. The 2022 inductees (listed alphabetically) are:
    Franklin P. Antonio, N6NKF (SK), co-founder of Qualcomm, whose chips
    underlie much of our modern technology. Antonio was particularly involved
    in the company's satellite work and was a philanthropist as well, donating
    $30 million to the University of California at San Diego as seed money for
    a new engineering building.
    Wolf Harranth, OE1WHC/OE3WHC (SK), journalist and broadcaster on Radio
    Austria International; founder of Austria's radio documentary archive (DokuFunk), now the world's largest archive on the history of radio,
    including the YASME/Colvin collection; literary translator and 2017
    recipient of the IARU Region 1 Roy Stevens memorial award for his work on DokuFunk.
    Les Kramer, WA3SGZ, inventor of lower-limb prosthetic devices used by some
    3000 people worldwide, including two survivors of the Boston Marathon
    bombing; as well as multiple other inventions in the fields of electric
    power generation, IED detection, optical coatings for industrial processes
    and more.
    Roy Lewallan, W7EL, author of EZNEC antenna modeling software that has
    become the standard platform for designing and modifying amateur radio antennas.
    Peter Marks, AB3XC, physician and FDA scientist behind "Operation Warp
    Speed." Dr. Marks leads the team at FDA that reviewed and approved all of
    the available vaccines for COVID-19 as well as all intravenous therapeutics such as Convalescent Plasma, Monoclonal antibodies and diagnostic testing.
    Bob Ringwald, K6YBV (SK), well-known blind jazz musician in Sacramento; co-founder of the Sacramento Jazz Festival; known locally as "the emperor
    of jazz" and, last but not least, father of actress and singer Molly
    R. Scott Wright, K0MD, physician and leader of Mayo Clinic team developing
    the use of convalescent plasma as one of the first treatments for Covid-19; DXer, contester, former editor of the National Contest Journal.

    Orlando HamCation Returns But Covid Still Affects Attendance

    Posted: 23 May 2022 02:16 PM PDT http://cqnewsroom.blogspot.com/2022/05/orlando-hamcation-returns-but-covid.html

    The Orlando HamCation returned to an in-person event this year after going virtual in 2021 due to Covid-19 (it was the last major hamfest to be held
    in 2020 before the pandemic took hold). Organizers report that, while the
    crowd was enthusiastic and glad to be back in person, the attendance of
    19,500 was down from previous years.

    "We believe this is mostly due to people not wanting to fly or be in large crowds yet, and we understand," said HamCation General Chairman Michael
    Cauley, W4ORL, who noted that otherwise the show was a huge success. He reported a record number of RVs on site and that many vendors reported
    their best-ever year at the show. HamCation 2023 is scheduled for February 10-12.

    Vibroplex Buys Expert Linears America

    Posted: 23 May 2022 01:48 PM PDT http://cqnewsroom.blogspot.com/2022/05/vibroplex-buys-expert-linears-america.html

    Vibroplex is now the exclusive U.S. distributor and service center for SPE Expert linear amplifiers. Expert Linears America, the previous U.S. distributor, was purchased in April by Vibroplex, which also owns a variety
    of other well-known brands of amateur equipment and accessories.

    Previous owners Bob, W5UQ, and Elva, KG5HIE, Hardie report that they will continue to support the SPE amplifier line and Vibroplex during the
    transition. All inquiries relating to sales or service of SPE Expert amps should now be directed to Vibroplex (<www.vibroplex.com>).

    Hams Around the World Help in Emergencies

    Posted: 23 May 2022 01:41 PM PDT http://cqnewsroom.blogspot.com/2022/05/hams-around-world-help-in-emergencies.html

    From tornadoes to missing sailors, ham radio operators continue to be at
    the forefront of providing emergency communications.

    The ARRL Letter reports that Oklahoma's Department of Emergency Management
    and Homeland Security requested communications support from the Amateur
    Radio Emergency Service to accompany debris removal teams following a
    tornado outbreak in early May.
    Newsline reports that hams in India helped find and rescue a woman who reportedly had been abducted and tortured by human traffickers.
    And the Norwegian Radio Relay League says one of its members received
    a "man overboard" distress call from a freighter in the Gulf of Mexico and helped the U.S. Coast Guard locate the ship (whose coordinates had
    originally been misreported). The crew member was rescued.

    Indiana Ham Club Gets EmComm Equipment Grant

    Posted: 23 May 2022 01:35 PM PDT http://cqnewsroom.blogspot.com/2022/05/indiana-ham-club-gets-emcomm-equipment.html

    The Northeastern Indiana Amateur Radio Association has received a grant of nearly $30,000 from ARDC (Amateur Radio Digital Communications) to purchase
    new emergency communications equipment, including a trailer to be used for emergencies and public events. According to Newsline, the funding follows a previous grant of $3000 from the ARRL Foundation to support the club's Go
    Box project.

    Significant Ham Radio Presence Planned for Chinese Space Station

    Posted: 23 May 2022 01:16 PM PDT http://cqnewsroom.blogspot.com/2022/05/significant-ham-radio-presence-planned.html

    The International Amateur Radio Union has coordinated frequencies for a large-scale amateur radio payload expected to be launched to the Chinese
    space station later this year.

    According to the AMSAT News Service, the station will operate on multiple frequencies in the 2-meter and 70-centimeter bands, including provisions
    for the crew to make voice contacts; crossband FM repeaters 1200-baud
    packet digipeaters and slow-scan TV/digital imaging.
    The payload has been put together by the Chinese Radio Amateurs Club, the Aerospace System Research Institute of Shanghai, and the Harbin Institute
    of Technology.

    U.S. Military (Again) Re-Discovers HF

    Posted: 23 May 2022 01:10 PM PDT http://cqnewsroom.blogspot.com/2022/05/us-military-again-re-discovers-hf.html

    Newsline reports that HF radio is making a comeback for the U.S. military, which is looking at it as an alternative to its primary satellite and
    undersea cable systems in the Pacific and Indian Oceans.
    The Defense Information Systems Agency acknowledges that both satellites
    and cable systems are vulnerable to accidental or deliberate damage, and
    the Indo-Pacific Command's relief network has been testing HF single
    sideband as a backup. HF data communications are on the drawing board as

    Power By Radio?

    Posted: 23 May 2022 01:08 PM PDT http://cqnewsroom.blogspot.com/2022/05/power-by-radio.html

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    A "rectifying antenna" connected to the receiving
    antenna converts the 10-GHz RF energy into
    electricity. (NRL Photo by Gayle Fullerton)It was an unrealized dream of
    Nikola Tesla, but the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory says it has
    successfully transferred 1.6 kilowatts of electric power over a distance of
    one kilometer using a 10-GHz beam. According to Newsline, transfer of electrical energy from point to point via microwaves is an emerging
    technology that could eventually open the door for transmitting power from space to earth. The project leader, by the way, is KJ4IKI, so care is presumably being taken not to fry any amateur satellites sharing the 10-GHz band with the military.

    ZL Hams Hold Onto 60 Meters

    Posted: 23 May 2022 01:00 PM PDT http://cqnewsroom.blogspot.com/2022/05/zl-hams-hold-onto-60-meters.html

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    Hams in New Zealand have been given permission to operate on the 5-MHz band
    for another year. The country's regulator has been approving the allocation
    on a year-by-year basis, and hams interested in operating there must secure
    a sublicense for the band. According to the ARRL Letter, the new license
    comes with the same terms and conditions as the one that expired in early
    May, including a 15-watt EIRP power maximum and secondary status. Current sublicense holders do not need to reapply

    SOTA in the Far North

    Posted: 23 May 2022 12:56 PM PDT http://cqnewsroom.blogspot.com/2022/05/sota-in-far-north.html

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    Four hams
    operating on the Arctic island of Svalbard have activated two summits for
    the Summits On the Air program, or SOTA. According to the ARRL Letter, the group of Norwegian and Swiss hams activated Knapen JW/MS-095 and
    Rejmyrefjellet JW/MS-140. Svalbard is also EU-026 in the IOTA (Islands on
    the Air) program.

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