This Weekend – August 18 & 19

ARRL 10 GHz and Up Contest
North American QSO Party, SSB
ARRL Rookie Roundup, RTTY

Special Event Station:

International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend

Huntsville Hamfest

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Monthly Meeting This Week, Thursday, August 9

The monthly meeting of SCARA and SCARES is this Thursday, August 9. License exams start at 6 PM, the SCARA meeting will start at 7 PM followed by the SCARES meeting. Click here for more info.

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This Weekend – August 11 & 12

Maryland-DC QSO Party
4 States QRP Group Second Sunday Sprint

Special Event Stations
Bigfoot Radio Net, Summer Expedition
Civilian Conservation Corps On-The-Air
Offutt AFB Air and Space Show

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Tennessee QSO Party 2018

Just a reminder that the Tennessee QSO party is next month. 1800Z Sunday, September 2 until 0300Z Monday, September 3, 2018. Click here for the rules.

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This Weekend – August 4 & 5

North American QSO Party, CW
ARRL 222 MHz and Up Distance Contest

Special Event Stations
77th Annual Convention of the National Speleological Society
US Coast Guard 228th Birthday
2018 ARRL Midwestern Division Convention
Lighthouses On The Air (Green Bay, WI)
Port Clinton Lighthouse Festival (Ohio)
62nd Annual Steam Power Show and Threshing Bee

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Special Event Stations

EAA Warbirds of America AirVenture Celebration and the EAA AirVenture 2018 continue through July 29.
Scouting’s National Order of the Arrow Conference July 30 – August 3.

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Trading Post

The Trading Post has been updated with an item for sale from Marvin N4ITI.

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New Firmware Release for the IC-7300

The new V1.30 firmware release for the IC-7300 is now on the Icom’s global website. Click here. 

Changes in this version:

A SET MODE item is added to expand the transmission passband width for the SSB data mode up to “100 to 2900 Hz”.
A SET MODE item is added to make the USB SEND/USB Keying function active immediately after USB port connection. The Menu structure is changed accordingly.
Other performance improvements and bug fixes

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