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Contesting & DX

This week in contesting and DX there’s another round of events to participate in:

Russian DX Contest1200Z, Mar 19 to 1200Z, Mar 20

F9AA Cup, SSB1200Z, Mar 19 to 1200Z, Mar 20

Virginia QSO Party1400Z, Mar 19 to 0400Z, Mar 20 and 1200Z-2400Z, Mar 20

AGCW VHF/UHF Contest1400Z-1700Z, Mar 19 (144) and 1700Z-1800Z, Mar 19 (432)

Feld Hell Sprint2000Z-2159Z, Mar 19

UBA Spring Contest, SSB0700Z-1100Z, Mar 20


Texas State Parks On The Air

This is our yearly get together for LAARK to activate Texas Parks. LAARK will deploy to sections 51-53 of the Isle of Du Bois area within the Lake Ray Roberts park. We will be at ~33°22'35.3"N 97°01'34.3"W starting at ~1500 on the 8th and tearing down Sunday by mid-day. We need to know who is coming to plan for meals, but please bring your own beverages and snacks. As always we encourage anyone to join us and invite others from any club to operate and enjoy the weekend with LAARK. Please go to TSPOTA and fill out your information in a tracking sheet for TSPOTA.

Mentor Fest

Register to Win a Free Dual Band HT at Mentor Fest 2022

*** ARRL NTX Mentor Fest is FREE ***

ARRL NTX Mentor Fest 2022

April 2nd, 2022

Will be held at the DCARA EOC/Club House Located at:

Denton County Emergency Operations Center

9060 Teasley Lane

Denton, Texas 76210

Mentor Fest is April 2,2022 from 10 Am to 4 PM

We have Two Rooms for Speakers. Our first Four Speakers signed up are:

TimeSubjectPresenter1000Grounding and Bonding Inside the Ham Shack Ken Rainey AC5EZ1100Grounding and Bonding Outside the Ham Shack & Antenna FarmKen Mitchell KD2KW1300Building your First Amateur Radio StationTim Guy Staley K5TGS1400Getting the Most out of your HF RadioSteven Lott Smith KG5VK

We have Eight Speaker Slots left, if you have a Topic you would like to speak on

please let me know soon. KG5VK@ARRL.ORG.

You may also signup and/or look at the current lineup online at


The rules for eligibility of the door prize are

Registration is limited to the first 300 entries

Register by March 28, 2022

Must be present to win,

Only One Registration per person *

Register with an email to KG5VK@ARRL.ORG

You Must use the following Subject line in your registration email

Registration Mentor Fest 2022

The Prize is a Brand New Yaesu FT-70DR Dual Band HT

There is No Substitution or Cash Value for this door prize.

* If you forgot if you registered or not, contact me and ask, Steve KG5VK

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