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Hiram is 150 Years Old




 
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Steve - K4HX
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« on: July 12, 2019, 02:09:53 PM »

From the ARRL News Letter:

ARRL Announces "Happy 150!" Hiram Percy Maxim Birthday Celebration

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of ARRL's first president and cofounder Hiram Percy Maxim (HPM), W1AW, born on September 2, 1869. ARRL will hold an operating event to celebrate HPM's legacy, getting under way at 0000 UTC on August 31, and continuing until 2359 UTC on September 8. The event is open to all radio amateurs.

The goal is straightforward: Contact as many participating stations as possible. W1AW and all ARRL members will append "/150" to their call signs during this event (DX operators who are ARRL members may identify as <call sign>/150, if permitted by their country of license.) Participating stations will exchange signal report and ARRL/RAC Section. DX stations will send signal report and "DX." Those taking part may use all Amateur Radio bands, excluding 60, 30, 17, and 12 meters.

Permitted modes: CW, phone (any voice modes), and digital. Submit Cabrillo log or ADI files. ARRL will calculate all final scores based on participants' uploads to the ARRL event web app (link not yet active).

The 84 available multipliers only count once. These include the 83 ARRL/RAC Sections (RAC Sections include the Canadian Northern Territories, encompassing VE8, VY1, and VY0) and DX. The W1AW operating schedule during this period may be adjusted as necessary to accommodate on-air celebration operating activities. Contacts with W1AW/150 will earn 3 points each. Contacts with any ARRL member will earn 2 points each. These stations will also identify as <call sign>/150. Contacts with nonmembers will earn 1 point each.

Participants can earn 150 bonus points by:

Contacting W1AW/150 on each band and mode.

Uploading entries (ARRL members only).

Using social media to publicize this event and/or participation before, during, and/or after the event.

Operating with 5 W PEP output or less throughout the event.

Making at least 20 contacts while operating portable.

Completing at least 150 contacts.

Online certificates will be awarded, and are available via download only. Updates and results will be publicized.

There are no power or operator categories. Participating ARRL members who use Logbook of The World (LoTW) are encouraged to create a separate LoTW certificate for uploading <call sign>/150 contacts. Members then should upload logs for this event using their /150 certificates. Submissions must be via the online web app. No email or paper submissions will be accepted.

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Bonus points for working Old Man Hiram on 75 Meter AM Phone.
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« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2019, 02:46:27 PM »



...and here I was thinking I was getting old....
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« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2019, 10:55:28 PM »

There's more...

Don't forget to order a tub of official "Hiram Hair Wax" for your entry in the HPM Hairstyle Contest!


What a magnificent head of hair!
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« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2019, 11:16:27 PM »

Hiram had a number of interesting looks in his younger years...


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« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2019, 07:48:06 AM »

"In a flash I saw the "hole" for which I had been looking for nearly two years."

-Hiram Percy Maxim
(Writing of his inspiration while in the bathroom. No, really!)


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« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2019, 10:06:06 AM »

Old Hiram can still be heard occasionally on 3885 in the Northeast area!
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« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2019, 08:07:03 PM »

A confessed cat killer to boot.
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