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See the announcement below concerning the W1AW/85 special event operation
next week. Note that we will be using satellites whenever possible.

73 . . . Steve Ford, WB8IMY

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ARLB031 ARRL to Celebrate 85th Anniversary on the air

The ARRL celebrates its 85th anniversary May 18, 1999.  To mark the
event, Maxim Memorial Station W1AW will operate as special event
station W1AW/85 during the week of May 17-23.  Some W1AW/85
operation will include PSK31.  The American Radio Relay League was
founded in 1914 by Hiram Percy Maxim, later 1AW, and Clarence Tuska,
later 1AY.

ARRL President Rod Stafford, W6ROD, encouraged participation from
all segments of the Amateur Radio community.  ''We hope everyone,
member and nonmember alike, will join in celebrating the League's
first 85 years and the beginning of the next 85,'' he said.

Volunteer staff members will handle on-the-air duties at W1AW/85,
which will take place before and after regular daily W1AW
transmissions.  Plans call for W1AW/85 to operate 160-10 meters plus
6 and 2 meters and 70 cm, 25 kHz inside subbands on CW, plus SSB,
RTTY, PSK31, SSTV, satellite, Novice bands, etc.  Additionally,
W1AW/85 will transmit bulletins using PSK31 as a secondary digital
mode (time permitting) for the last digital bulletin of each day
that week.

A special QSL will be available.

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