The QRP Amateur Radio Club International 'Elmer Award' may be submitted by any QRPARCI member for someone who has helped them along their amateur radio journey.  Traditionally Elmers were probably defined as someone, usually an older ham, who provided a helping hand and guidance for someone, usually younger, entering the ham radio community. 

In today's fast paced, ever changing world of technology, communication advances, and the advancing age of many hams the Elmer can be viewed from a different perspective.  Being licensed for many years, often decades, the tables can get reversed and it becomes the new, often much younger, ham who is performing the role of the Elmer by helping the more senior ham with guidance in new modes of communications and teaching some of the new technologies. 

The more senior ham may need help with antenna work or other station needs and the ham who once was considered an Elmer now is in need of the services they once provided.   By broadening the scope and definition more deserving hams may be acknowledged with an 'Elmer Award' by a member who has benefited from their help and guidance.   

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QRP Quarterly

Jan 2018

QRP Quarterly - Jan 2018

Technical Articles
Idea Exchange—Mike Czuhajewski—WA8MCQ
Silent Key: George Burt, GM3OXX
Casual Look at Portable Power Options—N2CX
Loopty Loop v2.0—K4LXY
Bad Capacitor Caused HW-8 Audio Noise—G4JQT
Narrow Audio Filter for the Elecraft KX-1—K4LXY

13 20M Homebrew Vertical for SOTA—Luc Decroos—ON6DQ
14 FT-817 Zero Beat—Mike Dower—VK2IG
25 Coax Common Mode Chokes—John Leonardelli—VE3IPS
27 Arduino Building Blocks: A SWR/Wattmeter—Glen Popiel—KW5GP
31 What’s This Arduino Thing Anyway?—Glen Popiel—KW5GP
34 The Miracle Antenna—John Korby—VA3KOT
36 Fly Like an Eagle—James Lynes—KE4MIQ

The Joy of QRP
18 Utilizing ACE-HF for Radio Propagation—Tomas Hood—NW7US
24 10 Questions About Your QRP Operations—John Leonardelli—VE3IPS
26 CW: Proper Use of Abbreviations—Dan Romanchik—KB6NU
35 QRP Ops Check List—John Jaminet—W3HMS

The World of QRP ARCI
3 Editorial—Mitch Gill—NA7US
4 From the President—Preston Douglas—WJ2V
4 QRP ARCI Contests—Jeff Hetherington—VA3JFF
17 From the Awards Manager—Bob Lusby—K9FOH
37 2018 QRP ARCI Contest Schedule
38 Four Days in May 2018 Announcement
40 New or Renewal Membership Application
40 QRP ARCI Staff and Directors

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