New Jersey Radio Amateur Receives International Astronomical League’s Gold Certification

Blair Hearth, KD2EPA, of Oceanport, New Jersey, has joined the select group of individuals who have received Gold certification in the Radio Astronomy Observation program of the International Astronomical League for making at least 10 galactic observations. Hearth, who already had qualified for Silver certification, used the InfoAge Science History Museum’s TLM-18 dish for a few of his observat…

Register Now for the 2017 Central States VHF Society Conference

Registration is now open for the 2017 Central States VHF Society (CSVHFS) Conference, which is expected to attract VHF/UHF/microwave operators from across the US, Canada, and elsewhere to sunny Albuquerque, New Mexico (DM65) on July 27-30 at the Sheraton Airport Hotel. Lodging information, including the special conference hotel rate and reservation deadline, are on the convention website. An up…

2017 ARRL Foundation Scholarship Awards Announced

The ARRL Foundation has announced the recipients of its 2017 scholarship awards. There were 88 awards this year, totaling $121,650. The Androscoggin Amateur Radio Club Scholarship, $1,000 David G. Lowe, WE1U, Auburn, ME The ARRL Foundation General Fund Scholarship, $2,000 each Garner Fleming, KK4CLY, Mebane, NC Valerie Lehmann, KC3HPJ, Derwood, MD Sarah A. Olson, KF5GTB, Eufaula, OK Zachary M. Thompso…