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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New Digital Benefit for ARRL Members

From ARRL Members Only list: ARRL Members now have digital access to all four magazines. No matter your level of experience in ham radio, you’ll find articles and stories for you. ARRL members will now receive digital access to four ARRL magazines beginning with their latest issues. Joining QST and On the Air on a digital platform will be the bimonthly editions of QEX — The Forum for Communications Experimenters and NCJ — National Contest Journal. QEX includes articles, columns, and other features ranging from construction projects to more advanced technical information in radio theory and practice. NCJ targets radio amateurs active in radiosport, and includes scores, technical articles, contributions from top …

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ARRL Announces New Benefits for Members

From ARRL Web: 04/16/2020: ARRL members will now receive digital access to four ARRL magazines beginning with their latest issues. Joining QST and On the Air magazines on a digital platform will be the bimonthly editions of QEX — The Forum for Communications Experimenters and NCJ — National Contest Journal. QEX includes articles, columns, and other features ranging from construction projects to more advanced technical information in radio theory and practice. NCJ, published since 1973, targets radio amateurs active in radiosport. NCJ includes scores, technical articles, contributions from top contesters, and advice for beginners and seasoned radiosport enthusiasts alike. [Full story]

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ARRL VEC Update

From ARRL Web: (04/02/2020) – We know many examiners have canceled amateur radio license exam sessions to meet the requirements and recommendations of national and local government and of health officials. The health and safety of examinees and our Volunteer Examiners (VEs) is first and foremost in any decision-making process. The ARRL Volunteer Examiner Coordinator (VEC) does not offer video-supervised online amateur radio licensing exams at the present time. We are aware, however, that some VE teams are exploring alternative formats on a local basis. Please use ARRL’s License Exam Search to find scheduled exam sessions in your area and verify with the …

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Field Day 2020 — A Time to Adapt

From ARRL Web: Many individuals and groups organizing events for Field Day 2020 have been contacting ARRL for guidance on how to adapt their planned activities in this unprecedented time of social distancing and uncertainty. “Due to the unique situation presented this year, this can be an opportunity for you, your club, and/or group to try something new,” ARRL Contest Manager Paul Bourque, N1SFE, said. “Field Day isn’t about doing things the same way year after year. Use this year to develop and employ a new approach that is in line with the current circumstances.” [Full story]

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