ARRL Headquarters Closed Tomorrow for Winter Storm Bailey

From nediv.arrl.org: Central Connecticut, along with much of New England, will be impacted by winter storm Bailey tonight into Thursday and beyond. Estimates have varied widely, but have consistently indicated a major impact. The latest forecast is calling for 11-15” of snow beginning this evening going through tomorrow afternoon. ARRL CEO David Minster, NA2AA, has announced that the Headquarters building in Newington, Connecticut will be closed for business on Thursday, December 17, 2020.  Employees will be encouraged to work from home; many already are, or are equipped to. In advance of the storm, ARRL staffers removed some antennas from one of the …

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Tom Walsh, K1TW, Declared Elected to a Two-Year Term As Section Manager Beginning January 1, 2021

SB QST @ ARL $ARLB037 ARLB037 New York City-Long Island Section Manager Re-Elected in Fall Balloting ZCZC AG37 QST de W1AW  ARRL Bulletin 37  ARLB037 From ARRL Headquarters  Newington CT  November 25, 2020 To all radio amateurs SB QST ARL ARLB037 ARLB037 New York City-Long Island Section Manager Re-Elected in Fall Balloting New York City-Long Island Section Manager Jim Mezey, W2KFV, has been re-elected in the Fall election cycle. Mezey, of Carle Place, received 527 votes to 136 for challenger Donnie Katzovicz, W2BRU. The race for NYC-LI SM was the only contested election. Mezey begins a new 2-year term of …

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Purchases via AmazonSmile Provide Dividends to ARRL

From arrl.org: Those who use Amazon for online purchases can automatically donate to ARRL by opting to use AmazonSmile and designating American Radio Relay League (ARRL) as their charity of choice. The AmazonSmile Foundation donates 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible AmazonSmile items to whichever charity you choose. Product and Marketing Specialist Jackie Ferreira, KB1PWB, reports that the benefit of AmazonSmile to ARRL for 2018 was $8,676, up from $8,022 in 2017. Family and friends can select ARRL as their charity of choice too. There is no difference between Amazon and AmazonSmile in terms of making purchases.

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ARRL Foundation Scholarship Program Now Accepting Applications

09/29/2020 – Applications for the 2021 ARRL Foundation Scholarship Program will be accepted between October 1 and December 31, 2020.All applicants must be FCC-licensed radio amateurs, and many scholarships have other specific requirements, such as intended area of study, residence within a particular ARRL Division, Section, or state, and license class. Applicants should review the scholarship descriptions and check off the ones for which they are eligible. If you complete an online application, you must also email a PDF of academic transcripts from your most recently completed school year by January 11, 2021. Some scholarships require additional documents to be submitted (e.g., letter of recommendation from an officer of an …

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Phil Temples, K9HI, Appointed as New England Division Vice Director

09/24/2020 ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, has appointed Phil Temples, K9HI, of Watertown, Massachusetts, as New England Division Vice Director. He succeeds Mike Raisbeck, K1TWF, who was elected earlier this year as ARRL First Vice President. President Roderick made the appointment after consulting with New England Director Fred Hopengarten, K1VR, and the region’s Section Managers. “I want to thank all of those who forwarded their recommendations to Director Hopengarten,” Temples said. “Mike Raisbeck left some big shoes to fill. I look forward to working with Fred, and to advise and assist him with various tasks and board committee assignments. One …

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Board of Directors Elects New ARRL CEO David Minster, NA2AA

From ARRL Web: 08/27/2020 – The ARRL Board of Directors has elected David Minster, NA2AA, of Wayne, New Jersey, as ARRL’s new Chief Executive Officer, starting on September 28. Minster is currently Managing Partner at Talentrian Partners, a management consulting firm serving the consumer goods and luxury goods industries. Minster began his career as a software engineer, moving into management at Unilever, as a Chief Information Officer of this globally recognized portfolio of brands that includes Elizabeth Arden Company, Chesebrough-Ponds Canada, Thomas J. Lipton Co., and others. From there, he moved to fine jewelry manufacturer and retailer David Yurman, where …

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ARRL Hires Paul Z. Gilbert, KE5ZW, as Director of Emergency Management

From ARRL web: As another step in ARRL’s increased focus on strengthening its emergency communications capabilities and long-standing working relationships with federal and state agencies and private emergency response organizations, ARRL has hired Paul Z. Gilbert, KE5ZW, of Cedar Park, Texas, as its first Director of Emergency Management. Gilbert brings more than 30 years of experience in public service in both his professional and amateur radio endeavors. Beginning with his appointment as Emergency Coordinator in 1987, he has held multiple positions in the ARRL Field Organization. Currently in his second term as South Texas Section Manager, he has also served …

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Bob Beaudet, W1YRC, Awarded Knight Distinguished Service Award

From ARRL web: The Board named veteran ARRL Rhode Island Section Manager Robert G. “Bob” Beaudet, W1YRC, of Cumberland, Rhode Island, as the recipient of the Knight Distinguished Service Award, given to an ARRL Section Manager. Beaudet has been Rhode Island SM since 2002. The Board cited Beaudet’s active promotion of ARRL activities in his Section, including visiting hundreds of Field Day operations; participating in many Volunteer Examiner test sessions; attending at countless club meetings; staying active as a contester, DXer, and mentor, and serving as a model to other Section Managers. The Board said “Beaudet’s leadership of the ARRL …

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July 2020 Section News

July 2020: EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS (EMA) SECTION NEWS +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Welcome to the Eastern Massachusetts ARRL section newsletter +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ To see all the monthly news, which is updated regularly, visit <https://ema.arrl.org/>. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ UP FRONT AMATEURS ADAPT to COVID REMOTE VE TESTING There is no question that the current COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted how we go about participating in our hobby-service.  Social distancing and restrictions on indoor gatherings have caused us to curtail club meetings, picnics, breakfasts—even volunteer examinations. Fortunately, Zoom and other online conference tools have helped to fill the void. The New England Sci-Tech Volunteer Examiner (VE) team, along with …

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June 2020 Section News

June 2020: EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS (EMA) SECTION NEWS +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++       Welcome to the Eastern Massachusetts ARRL section newsletter +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ To see all the monthly news, which is updated regularly, visit <https://ema.arrl.org/>. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ UP FRONT +++ A PRELUDE TO SUMMER I’m trying something a little different this month.  There is so much about Amateur Radio happening right now as July is knocking on the door, that I almost certainly will break my tradition of one long newsletter a month and issue shorter but more frequent newsletters for a while. I am calling this June Newsletter the “Prelude to a summer …

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Web Site Changes

Some minor structural changes were made this weekend to the ema.arrl.org web site. The “Government” menu and category have been renamed to “Regulation & Advocacy” duplicating the ARRL Hq. web site references. Also, the “Field Day” menu item is now in alphabetical order. (It used to be last on the menu because it was the newest created item.) Your webmaster has added a “font size” widget (three capital “A” letters of increasing font size) in the upper right corner.  (I like the flexibility of changing font size via the plug-in instead of messing with my computer settings.) Finally, the “share …

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ARRL Announces New Life 70+ Membership

The ARRL Board of Directors recently voted to create a special Life Membership opportunity for individuals who are at least 70 years old. Starting on June 1, the Life 70+ Membership will be available to individuals who have turned 70 and have a combined 25 years of paid annual ARRL membership. Life 70+ Members receive all benefits of an annual membership, including their choice of print magazine delivery (QST or On the Air), and digital access to these publications, plus the digital versions of QEX and National Contest Journal (NCJ). In addition, each Life 70+ Member will receive a Life Member pin and a window …

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RSGB RadCom May 2020 Edition Available to All Radio Amateurs Online

Dave Sumner, K1ZZ, writes on the ARRL-IARU list: As another part of the RSGB “Get on the air to care” campaign, the May edition of RadCom is being made available to radio amateurs around the world to read online as a sample edition. A number of IARU national societies have taken a similar step and the RSGB is happy to join those societies in supporting the worldwide amateur radio community during these difficult times:  www.rsgb.org/sampleradcom. Best regards,  Steve Thomas, M1ACB General Manager Radio Society of Great Britain 01234 832 701 steve.thomas@rsgb.org.uk rsgb.org

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