A message from your PIC

The 2006 edition of the “Swiss Army Knife for PIOs” is here. To reduce mailing costs, please get together with your Section PIC Ron Wood, W1PLW and let me know if you want one. I will be placing an order shortly. I can be reached at w1plw@aol.com or by calling 508-481-0272.

Does your club have someone who handles the public Information for your club? Would you like to have someone do it but don’t know how to get it started? Let me know and I will work with your club or public information person.

This past year we have gotten some great publicity and some not so good. Let’s all work together to send out a positive image of Amateur Radio. In taking with people throughout the state this past year, I was amazed at how many people didn’t even know we were still around. Let’s change that this year. Field Day will be here soon. Let’s get the word out. Invite the public and your local officials to your site. Let them see what we can offer them.

I am always updating the speaker list for Ea. Ma. If you are interested in passing your knowledge on to another club or group let me know and I’ll get you on the list. The list is an aid for clubs looking for speakers.

I would like to say thank you to all the well wishes while I was in the hospital for bypass surgery this past Oct. I’m am doing much better and getting stronger and back up to speed. Rehab is going well. If you’re in the Marlborough area look for me while I’m out doing my daily walks. At least the weather has been good for that. I look forward to seeing some of you at Field Day and all of you at Boxboro this year.

I look forward to a great year.

Ron Wood W1PLW
Public Information Coordinator E. Ma. Section ARRL
235 West Main St #5
Marlborough, Ma. 01752

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