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WEAVER'S WORDS -- BACK-TO-SCHOOL EDITION

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  • Tom VanderMel
    ... From: ARRL Web site To: Sent: Thursday, August 24, 2006 9:15 PM Subject: WEAVER S WORDS -- BACK-TO-SCHOOL
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 24, 2006
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      From: "ARRL Web site" <memberlist@...>
      To: <kb8vee@...>
      Sent: Thursday, August 24, 2006 9:15 PM
      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
      > work.
      >
      > 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
      > http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/01jan20061800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2006/pdf/E6-13967.pdf.
      >
      > 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
      > Katrina.
      >
      > 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
      > Craigie.
      >
      > 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
      >
      > Jim Weaver, K8JE, Director
      > Great Lakes Division, ARRL
      > 5065 Bethany Rd.
      > Mason, OH 45040
      > Tel. 513-459-0142; E-mail k8je@...
      >
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      > Director: James Weaver, K8JE
      > k8je@...
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