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This email provides you with articles and advice from experienced hams to help you get active and on the air.

 

Parks on the Air

 

There are thousands of Parks on the Air (POTA) eligible parks, wildlife areas, and historic sites throughout the world, so there’s bound to be at least one within a reasonable driving distance from where you live. Check out this article for information about how to get in on the fun.
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Foxhunting: A High-interest Activity at W8UM
Foxhunting is a fast-paced activity where hide and seek, radio, and competitive spirits collide. The idea is, there is a 2-meter transmitter (a “fox”) hidden on campus, and it’s emitting a Morse code message at specific intervals: 1 minute on, 1 minute off. This article highlights foxhunting at the University of Michigan.
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The Wide World of Radiosport
Radiosport is a popular sub-hobby within ham radio featuring an exhilarating and fast-paced contest atmosphere. An on-air contest can require as much stamina, technique, and strategy as other, more traditional sports. Learn more about radiosport in this article.
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ARRL On the Air — Episode 22

Contest season is currently underway! Veteran competitor Chris Plumblee, W4WF, gives some tips on this episode of the On the Air podcast.
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Contest Entry Categories Decoded
On-air contests offer a variety of entry categories to choose from, based on how you want to operate. Here’s a quick guide to the basic entry categories.
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One Thousand FT8 Contacts in 14 Days
“I’ve been extremely satisfied operating FT8, and it was a lot of fun making contacts with so many people across the world.” If you want to learn how to operate this exciting digital mode, check out this blog from Jeromy Alexander, AD8GN.
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Hamspeak
QSO Party — Often, a contest that focuses on a certain geographic area such as a state or a group of states. QSO parties are generally of a shorter duration (12 hours or fewer), and are often regarded as more casual than major contests.
 

Conventions and On-Air Events

ARRL Rocky Mountain Division Convention Cheyenne, Wyoming | October 7-9, 2022

 

Pacificon hosting the ARRL Pacific Division Convention

San Ramon, California | October 14-16, 2022

 

EME — 50 to 1296 MHz | October 15-16, 2022

 

School Club RoundUp | October 17-21, 2022

Amateur Radio Contesting for Beginners offers ideas to get you started in contesting and tips for building your skills if you are already active. Order online at arrl.org/shop.
 

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