From: Tom Frenaye, K1KI, ARRL New England Division Director
To: New England Division Section Managers, Assistant Directors, Advisory Committee members, and Affiliated Club Presidents
I’d like to invite you to an ARRL New England Division Cabinet meeting on Sunday, July 13, 2003 in Portsmouth NH. We usually have 30-35 people from all ends of New England – this will be an opportunity for you to provide direct input to the ARRL on policy issues. The meeting will run from 9:00 AM until 4:30 PM, with a break for lunch at noon – and as in the past we’re asking for your contribution of $15 to help cover part of the cost for the room, snacks and for lunch.
There is an ARRL Board meeting scheduled for July 17-18 (and starting a strategic planning review on July 16th) – this will give us a chance to talk about issues you think the Board should be working on. What would you like to see on the agenda for our meeting?
By meeting time we will know what the results are from the ITU’s WRC-2003 conference maybe we’ll have good news about the 40-meter band. Other “hot” topics as this is written include the FCC’s continuing effort to add unlicensed (Part 15, UltraWideBand, WiFi, Power Line Communications) devices to spectrum used by licensed services in a way that will likely cause interference problems to the Amateur and Amateur Satellite Services.
The meeting will be at the Comfort Inn Yokens (800-552-8484) at 1390 Lafayette Road (Route 1) in Portsmouth NH. Take Interstate 95 to Portsmouth and at exit 5 follow the signs for Route 1 Bypass South — the Comfort Inn – Yoken’s Conference Center is about two miles to the south on the right side.
Please let me know by July 8th (earlier is better!) if you will be coming so we can plan for a big enough room and enough food. Both Vice Director Mike Raisbeck, K1TWF, and I are looking forward to seeing you there!