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SOS Radio Week [Month]

This year's SOS Radio Week starts in a just over a weeks’ time. It runs from 1 to 31 May 2018, in line with the Royal National Lifeboat Institute's (RNLI) own Mayday fund-raising events. SOS Radio Week aims to raise awareness of the RNLI through amateur radio and, optionally, raise money. This can be for a specific lifeboat station, or for the RNLI's Mayday fund.

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First Class CW Operators Club celebrating its 80th Anniversary.

During the month of May 2018, the First Class CW Operators Club (FOC) will be celebrating their 80th Anniversary.

Between 1st May and 31st May 2018 their members from around the world will be active on the bands working in CW with special call signs, many of them containing the number ‘80’ or an ‘FOC’ suffix. Points will be awarded for working these special calls.

The challenge is being run as a leader board on Club Log, and your ranking in the leader board determines the award level you achieve. To see the full rules, a list of active stations and how to claim the award please see their website at:  https://www.g4foc.org.uk/foc80



Ham Talk Live #111 -- Hamvention Awards

Thursday (4/19) evening at 9 PM ET on Ham Talk Live!, the co-chair of the Dayton Hamvention Awards Committee Michael Kalter, W8CI will be on the show to talk about all the award winners for 2018, and we also will have the Amateur of the Year Valerie Hotzfeld, NV9L and Technical Achievement Award winner Chip Cohen, W1YW join us to take your questions LIVE!

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ARRL Elects New CEO - But Seeks Long Term Leader

ARRL’s new Chief Executive Officer Barry Shelley, N1VXY, moved one floor down at ARRL Headquarters earlier this year to assume leadership of the organization with an overarching goal of promoting the League’s mission, “To advance the art, science, and enjoyment of Amateur Radio.” Shelley has spent much of his tenure at ARRL Headquarters toiling out of the limelight, so he’s a bit of an unknown quantity within the greater Amateur Radio community. But, he brings to his new position nearly 3 decades of experience as ARRL’s Chief Financial Officer. Shelley intends to leverage that background in his role as CEO, enabling him to hit the ground running.

The ARRL Board elected Shelley as CEO in January, to succeed Tom Gallagher, NY2RF, who has retired. As Shelley himself nears his own retirement over the next 18 months, the League continues to advertise for applicants to fill the CEO position on a long-term basis.

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