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The 2014 ARRL Centennial – A Reflection

2014 marked the 100th anniversary of the ARRL. To help celebrate this milestone, the ARRL announced two activities to be carried out throughout the year – W1AW operating portable in every state and several territories; and the Centennial Challenge, where points were accumulated for making on-air contacts with ARRL members, volunteers, staff, and officers. The part that first caught my attention was the W1AW portable operations. As the ARRL was offering a special certificate (and optional plaque) for working all states during their portable operations, I almost ...

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K4HC ARRL Centennial QSO Party

Have you heard ‘K4HC ARRL Centennial QSO Party’ by Greensboro Association on SoundCloud? 2014 was an exciting year for Ham Radio.  The Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL) turned 100 years old in 2014 and for the whole year several events and competitions were held that infused the hobby of ham radio into the airwaves for one of the busiest years for QSOs that it has ever know.  One such competition was the ARRL Centennial QSO Party.  GARA had it's mark made in the record books with astounding QSO efforts by one of its very own members. Christopher Thompson - K4HC ...

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