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Ham Talk Live Episode 103 > Changes at Hamvention

On Thursday 2-22-2018 at 9pm est (0200 GMT) join the interactive program Ham Talk Live by going to hamtalklive.com. When the audio player indicates LIVE, just hit the play button! 

In this episode W8CI, the official spokesperson of the Dayton Hamvention, will talk about the changes coming to Hamvention and the fairgrounds.

More info at: http://www.eham.net/articles/40871



Brownsburg, Indiana, Hamfest Changes Location


The Brownsburg, Indiana, Hamfest sponsored by the Hendricks County Amateur Radio Society (HCARS) and scheduled for Saturday, February 24, has changed its location to Avon United Methodist Church, 6850 E. US Highway 36, Avon, Indiana. Set-up times remain the same.

The hamfest will be open to the public from 9 AM until 2 PM Central Time. Admission is $5, and parking is plentiful.

Talk-in is available on the N9HC repeater on 147.015 MHz (+600) with carrier access. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. — Thanks to Ron Burke, KB9DJA



Evil Mad Scientist Labs releases their 2018 Valentines Cards

The unique and geeky valentines cards they produce have been released for 2018 and the theme this year’s set features parallel lines, friction, and activation energy.  Established in 2006 the unique and geeky blog has created these cards every year. 

Their blog is at: https://www.evilmadscientist.com/

Download the 2018 Valentines cards at:



Get the full set of 36 cards for all 6 years at:




The ARRL International Grid Chase is well underway!

Bart Jahnke, W9JJ, ARRL Contest Branch Manager
[as announced in December 2017 QST, page 92]

Join in on the ARRL's newest year-long operating event!

You may not know this, but your station is in a Maidenhead grid square. The entire world is divided into thousands of these 1° latitude × 2° longitude squares, each one with a unique designation. They're all part of a geographic location system adopted in the 1980s at a meeting of the VHF Working Group in Maidenhead, England. 

Unless you are a VHF enthusiast, this nugget of information may not mean much. But at 0000 UTC on January 1, 2018, the global Amateur Radio community came alive with the exchange of grid squares.

See full story at:  http://www.arrl.org/international-grid-chase-2018

For more information on grid squares see http://www.arrl.org/grid-squares





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