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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.

Read the ARRL job advert at
http://www.arrl.org/ceo-position

 

 

Age Activated Attention Deficit

This is how most of my days go!

Yes, this is the way most of my days go around here. I know that some of you can relate to this, but I wanted the rest of you to know just how it is when you retire!

I decide to wash my car today, so I started toward to the garage when I noticed that there is mail on the hall table. I decided that I had better go through the mail before I wash the car, and that’s when I laid my car keys down on the table and put the junk mail in the trash can under the table. As I did that I notice that the trash can was full.

So, I decide to put the bills back on the table and take out the trash first, but then I thought that since I’m going to be near the mailbox when I take out the trash anyway, I may as well pay the bills first.

I take my checkbook off the table and see that there is only one check left. My extra checks are in my desk in the study, so I go to my desk where I find the can of Diet Pepsi that I had been drinking earlier. I’m going to look for my checks, but first I need to put the Diet Pepsi aside so that I don’t accidentally knock it over.

I see that my pop is already starting to get warm, so I decided that I should put it in the refrigerator to keep it cold. As I head toward the kitchen with the pop, a vase of flowers on the counter catches my eye–they need to be watered.

I set the pop down on the counter and I discover my reading glasses that I’ve been searching for all morning.

I decide I’d better put them back on my desk, but first I’ve got to water the flowers.

I set the glasses back down on the counter, fill a container with water, and suddenly I spot the TV remote. Someone had left it on the kitchen table. I realize that tonight, when we go to watch TV, we will be looking for the remote, but nobody will remember that it’s on the kitchen table, so I decided to put it back in the den where it belongs, but first I’ll water those darn flowers.

I splash some water on the flowers, but most of it spills on the floor, it figures So, I set the remote back down on the table, get some towels and wipe up the spill.

Then I head back down the hall trying to remember what I was planning to do earlier. At the end of the day; the car still isn’t washed. The bills aren’t paid. There is a warm can of pop is still sitting on the counter. Those darn flowers are now starting to wilt since they didn’t get watered. There’s still only one check in my checkbook. I can’t find the remote. I can’t find my glasses. And, what hurts the most is that I don’t remember what I did with the car keys!

Then, when trying to figure out why nothing got done today, I’m absolutely baffled because I know that I was busy all day long and I’m really worn out. I realize that this is a serious problem, and I’ll try to get some help for it, but first I’ll check my e-mail.

Do me a favor, will you? Forward this message to close friends you know, because I don’t remember to whom it has been sent. Don’t laugh – if this isn’t you yet, your day is coming!

Portage County Amateur Radio Service, Inc. (PCARS)

Out of control Chinese space station set to plummet to earth

The WIA report that an out-of-control Chinese space station moving at 17,000 mph was set to plummet to Earth over this Easter weekend, leaving space experts scrambling to guess where.

Tiangong-1, or "The Heavenly Palace," could re-enter the atmosphere over a
major city and scientists will not know until a few hours before it happens.

The space station was expected to re-enter the atmosphere between March 31 and April 4.

China has released little information apart from its altitude and without more details of its design European scientists and NASA have had little information on which to base their predictions for the landing area.

BUT do not be concerned nor change daily behavior (SIC), and to worry more about crossing the street more than looking to the sky to see if you are about to be hit on the 'noggin' by space debris.

A space debris expert based in Germany, said: "Over the past 60 years of
space flight, we are nearing the mark of 6,000 uncontrolled re-entries of large objects, mostly satellites and upper rocket stages.

"Only one event actually produced a fragment which hit a person."

The UK's Telegraph newspaper said " this person was Lottie Williams, in Tulsa, Oklahoma."

In 1997 she was struck on the shoulder by a six-inch piece of metal from a
Delta 2 rocket.

Wireless Institute of Australia

Source: http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2018/march/out-of-control-chinese-space-station-set-to-plummet-to-earth.htm#.Wr4byLhG1pg

 

 

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