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April 18th - International Amateur Radio Day

On April 18th, 1925 in Paris France the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) was formed to support Amateur Radio worldwide.  To mark that date, every year is Amateur Radio Day.  It’s a day that Amateur Radio Operators around the world can celebrate, tell the world about the science and demonstrate wireless and digital communications capabilities.  Follow the events on social media by using the hash tag #WorldAmateurRadioDay on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. More at:



ARRL IN Section Manager Ballot

ARRL Headquarters mailed out the ballots this week for the Indiana Section Manager election. Keep an eye on the mailbox for yours.  You should recieve your ballot this week. 

Be sure to get it mailed back in time to be counted!



LoTW Support for CQ Worked All Zones (WAZ) Award Goes Live:

ARRL and CQ magazine have announced the launch of Logbook of The World (LoTW http://www.arrl.org/logbook-of-the-world) support for CQ's Worked All Zones (WAZ http://www.cq-amateur-radio.com/cq_awards/cq_waz_awards/index_cq_waz_award.html) Award program, effective immediately. The goal of the project, under way since last year, has been to create the proper technical support system so that radio amateurs can submit LoTW confirmations for WAZ credit, and that has been accomplished, CQ and ARRL said in a joint statement.

LoTW -- ARRL's electronic confirmation system for Amateur Radio contacts --provides contact confirmation when both stations upload their logs to the system, and a match between the logs is confirmed. LoTW has already supported the CQ WPX Award http://www.cq-amateur-radio.com/cq_awards/cq_wpx_awards/cq-wpx-award-rules-022017.pdf program since 2012.

"We are very pleased that participants in CQ's WAZ award program will now be able to use their LoTW confirmations for award credit," CQ Editor Rich Moseson, W2VU, said. "CQ WPX Award participants have found it very helpful, and we are sure it will be equally helpful for those pursuing WAZ and its many variations."

ARRL First Vice President Greg Widin, K0GW, concurred. "Users of LoTW have been telling us for some time that they would like to use QSLs from LoTW to apply for the WAZ award," he said. "They will now be able to select confirmations to be used for WAZ credit." Read more http://www.arrl.org/news/lotw-support-for-cq-worked-all-zones-waz-award-goes-live.




ARRL seeks new CEO

The ARRL is looking for what will be its 3rd Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in just over 2 years

David Sumner K1ZZ retired on April 18, 2016 after a 34 year tenure, he was replaced by Tom Gallagher NY2RF who announced his resignation in January 2018 saying federal tax law that made it unattractive for him to continue working in Connecticut.

The closing date for applications is May 31, 2018.

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