On August 7, 2018, RRRA promoted Amateur Radio at the West Fargo Night To Unite with a booth staffed by KC0GQE, N0TSZ, and N0WQZ.
Providing service to others (e.g. Public Service communication support) requires adaptation to the evolving needs of those being served.
In his Positioning ARES for Serving in Todays World article (a free preview from the September 2018 issue of QST Magazine), ARRL Communication Manager David Isgur, N1RSN, writes:
With the advent of more uniformly functioning public safety organizations across the nation, more requirements imposed upon agencies and organizations assisting them, and the development of the Incident Command System (ICS) and the National Incident Management System (NIMS), ARRL was challenged to align the standards of ARES with current needs of our served partner agencies.
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RRRA CW Operators are encouraged to participate in the North American (CW) QSO Party from 1800 UTC August 4 to 0600 UTC August 5, 2018.
The 12 hour format of this QSO Party allows participants to do some great contesting yet still have time for other activities during the weekend.
Participants should visit the NCJ North American QSO Party page for contest rules, information, and other resources.
ARRL, The national association for Amateur Radio, reports that Significant Changes [are] in Store for FT8 and MSK144 with WSJT-X Version 2.0:
WSJT-X co-developer Joe Taylor, K1JT, has announced that major changes are coming to the FT8 and MSK144 digital protocols when WSJT-X version 2.0 arrives in a few months. Taylor said version 2.0 should be ready for prime time by January.