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| February 28, 2014

ARRL Centennial W1AW WAS operations are taking place throughout 2014 from each of the 50 states. The stations relocated on 26 February from Michigan and Florida to Washington, W1AW/7 and Kansas, W1AW/0. During 2014 W1AW will be on the air from each state at least twice and also from most US territories.

World Amateur Radio Day is celebrated each year on 18 April in recognition of the anniversary of the founding of the IARU in Paris in 1925. The primary purpose of World Amateur Radio Day is to focus a public spotlight on amateur radio and its benefits to countries and communities. This year the IARU and its more than 150 member societies will celebrate the organisation’s 89th anniversary. The theme chosen for this year is Amateur Radio: Your Gateway to Wireless Communication. Despite being a weekday, several IARU member societies and associated clubs are expected to field special event stations to mark the occasion.

The ARTSAT1:INVADER CubeSat team have announced that QSL cards will be available for reception reports of the amateur radio satellite. INVADER launched from the Yoshinobu Launch Complex on 27 February. The CW beacon is on 437.325MHz ±10kHz Doppler shift. You can submit your report of ARTSAT1:INVADER reception online at The CubeSat also carries a low resolution camera, 1200 bps FM AX.25 Packet Radio and a FM Digitalker. These operate on a downlink frequency of 437.200MHz.

Icom has announced a firmware upgrade for the IC-7700 HF/50MHz base station transceiver. The upgrade will provide the same additional features as made available to its big brother transceiver, the IC-7800. The new firmware will be available for download from the Icom website during March.

On 3 August 2014 the nation will commemorate the beginning of World War One, often known as The Great War. To commemorate this event, many special event stations will be activated around the world. If your club is preparing an event, such as GB100GW and GB100CMM, please send the information to All information will be added to the website.

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