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ARLX002 Past ARRL Southeastern Division Director H. Dale Strieter,
W4QM (SK)

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Special Bulletin 2  ARLX002
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  January 28, 2020
To all radio amateurs

SB SPCL ARL ARLX002
ARLX002 Past ARRL Southeastern Division Director H. Dale Strieter,
W4QM (SK)

Past ARRL Southeastern Division Director Harmon “Dale” Strieter,
W4QM (ex-W4DQS), of Cocoa Beach, died on January 6. An ARRL Life
Member, he was 92 and a founding member of the Maxim Society.

Strieter was ARRL Southeastern Division Director from 1970 until
1973.

During World War II, he served as US Maritime Service radio officer
in the Pacific. After the war, he received a bachelor’s degree in
electrical engineering from Michigan State. He got his amateur radio
license in 1947. Strieter later earned an MSEE from Michigan State,
and then worked as an audio engineer.

In 1958, Strieter moved to Cocoa Beach to work for General Electric,
a NASA contractor, and he served as the guidance engineer on the
Mercury and Gemini manned spaceflight missions.

Strieter was a prolific DXpeditioner. After 20 years with GE, he
returned to sea in 1979 as a radio officer in the US Merchant Marine
on a ship generally anchored at Chagos. As VQ9QM, Strieter logged
more than 200,000 contacts from nearby Diego Garcia, between 1986
and 2001. He retired in 2002.
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ARLB004 New Amateur Extra License Poll Released
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ARLB004 New Amateur Extra Question Pool Released

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ARRL Bulletin 4  ARLB004
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  January 28, 2020
To all radio amateurs

SB QST ARL ARLB004
ARLB004 New Amateur Extra Question Pool Released

The new Amateur Extra-class license examination question pool,
effective from July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2024, has been
released and is available at the National Conference of Volunteer
Coordinators (NCVEC) website at, http://www.ncvec.org/ .

The 2020-2024 Extra-class pool incorporates significant changes
compared to the current 2016-2020 question pool, which expires on
June 30. The number of questions in the pool was reduced from 712 to
622. The result was 239 modified questions, 49 new questions, and
139 questions removed due to changes in what was felt to be an
abundance of outdated questions, while areas of new technology and
subjects were added.

In addition, an effort was made to balance the difficulty level,
removing or replacing some questions deemed too easy or too
difficult compared to the rest of the pool. The 2020 pool has 10
diagrams, which have been renumbered because the new question pool
has two fewer than the 2016 question pool.
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