WEAVER'S WORDS -- BACK-TO-SCHOOL EDITION
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Subject: WEAVER'S WORDS -- BACK-TO-SCHOOL EDITION
> (As always, send replies or questions for this issue to k8je@....
> The ARRL reflector that sends these newsletters to you is outgoing,
> only. Messages sent to me back through it are lost in the hinterland.
> I don't want to miss any of your messages.)
> - BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
> - OHIO QSO PARTY
> - DIVISION MEMBER ELECTED TO QCWA BOARD
> - 2007 GREAT LAKES DIVISION CONVENTION
> - PHILLIPS RE-ELECTED OHIO SM
> - FCC ISSUES FINAL RULE ON BPL
> - AMATEUR RADIO IN THE AFTER MATH OF KATRINA
> - NATIONAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLANNING COMMITTEE
> - MY BACK
> - FINAL NOTE
> BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
> By now I imagine that you have seen the synopsis of the minutes from
> the January Board of Directors meeting. Board Secretary Dave Sumner,
> K1ZZ, published this online. If you have questions concerning the
> results of this meeting, please let me know. I'll be happy to discuss
> these with you.
> OHIO QSO PARTY
> You may also already know that the Ohio QSO Party is this Saturday,
> August 26. The time is listed as from 1600z-0400z. OQP rules can be
> found at www.oqp.us. I hope to work many of you.
> DIVISION MEMBER ELECTED TO QCWA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
> GLD member Tony Hirsch, W8RSH of Worthington, OH has been elected to
> the Board of Directors of the Quarter Century Wireless Association.
> 2007 GREAT LAKES DIVISION CONVENTION
> GLD Division Convention Chairman Gary Johnston, KI4LA, has announced
> the next biannual convention will be in Cleveland, OH on September 22,
> 2007. ARRL President Joel Harrison, W5ZN, will be the main speaker at
> the banquet and will be seen at other events of the day as well as at
> the Cleveland Hamfest on September 23. This will be Pres. Harrison's
> first visit to the Great Lakes Division and Ohio.
> A word about convention site selection: As the Director for all three
> states in the Great Lakes Division, I am very interested in having the
> biannual Division conventions move around to give all of our members a
> good opportunity to participate in them. The 2007 offering will be the
> third since these conventions resumed. So far, offers to host the
> conventions have come only from Ohio clubs. With Ohio being my adopted
> home state, I have no personal problem with having every convention in
> Ohio. On the other hand, as your Director I would be very pleased to
> have Kentucky and Michigan clubs step forward to host future
> conventions. If your group would like to be considered as the sponsor
> for the 2009 convention, please contact Gary Johnston, KI4LA at
> ki4la@... to learn the requirements.
> PHILLIPS RE-ELECTED OHIO SM
> In case you've not heard this, yet, Joe Phillips, K8QOE, of Fairfield,
> OH was re-elected Ohio Section Manager by a good margin. Joe was
> opposed this year by Mark Erman, N8ME of London, OH. The two
> candidates fought a vigorous, ethical campaign that brought out a
> record vote. Good job, guys. Thanks for your interest in making ARRL
> FCC ISSUES FINAL RULE ON BPL
> The FCC has issued its final rules on BPL. In doing this, it denied
> the petitions ARRL and others had filed for further review and
> reconsideration. The League is reviewing possible actions it may take
> to continue the battle against rules that inappropriately favor the BPL
> industry. A summary of the FCC action can be found at
> AMATEUR RADIO IN THE AFTERMATH OF KATRINA
> With the anniversary of the Hurricane Katrina disaster looming close,
> you may be interested in watching an item on the Weather Channel that
> covers the one aspect of the involvement of hams in the mop up
> operation. Postmark KATRINA will air on the Weather Channel, Sunday
> and Monday August 27 and 28 at 8:00 P.M. Eastern Time. "Postmark
> Katrina" Produced by Les Rayburn, N1LF is a Weather Channel one hour
> special that tells the story of a service by Ham Radio to restore
> critical mail service to the battered Gulf Coast area in the wake of
> NATIONAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLANNING COMMITTEE
> As I reported to you some time back, the Board of Directors established
> an ad hoc National Emergency Response Planning Committee (NERPC). Vice
> President Kay Craigie, N3KN, chairs this Committee. The charge given
> the Committee was to review the events related to Amateur Radio support
> following Hurricane Katrina and to determine just what actions should
> be taken to improve the service given by amateurs. Means for improving
> an immediate-response effort by hams is a key aspect being considered
> by the group.
> It is too early to report on this Herculean task, but substantial
> progress is being made. A report of the results to date of the
> Committee work will be made later this year.
> The Committee consists of key workers in the ARRL Field Organization
> (experienced SMs, etc.), select personnel from HQ and Vice President
> MY BACK
> I don't want to belabor the point, but the surgery on my lower (lumbar)
> back was done a week ago. Everything seems to be fine. I have no pain
> in my legs, which is the problem I had been having. At this time, I'm
> told to keep my back (and the rest of me) out of cars, so I am not
> traveling even on short trips. I expect to be able to resume my normal
> schedule late this year. Thanks to the many of you who expressed your
> good wishes to me.
> FINAL NOTE
> My not-so-old, but obsolete-when-it-hit-the-shelf laptop finally went
> south down the information highway. After having put a new hard drive
> into it and paid to have data retrieved from the original hard drive a
> short time ago, the motherboard and some other things gave out. I
> prevailed on our very computer-literate son to help select a new laptop
> and ended up with a very nice one at modest price. The only problem I
> now face is that our son decided I need a 17-inch screen. So much for
> the nice leather computer bag I had been using. It is too small. The
> search for a replacement bag for a screen this large isn't very simple
> at least from what I've seen in my online searches so far. Such trials
> and tribulations! Hi!
> 73, CUL,
> Jim Weaver, K8JE, Director
> Great Lakes Division, ARRL
> 5065 Bethany Rd.
> Mason, OH 45040
> Tel. 513-459-0142; E-mail k8je@...
> ARRL Great Lakes Division
> Director: James Weaver, K8JE
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