News for Amateur Radio Operators In and Around Hillsdale County
PRB-1 Update: ARRL Michigan Section Manager
Larry Camp WB8R reports that Senate Bill 1244 was introduced in September.
The bill would put state law in sync with FCC regulations with
respect to encumbrances to antenna structures and is similar to Michigan
House Bill 5027, which has been stuck in committee since last year.
Hillsdale County's Senator Bruce Caswell signed on as a co-sponsor. In
the near future Amateurs will be encouraged to write their senator
requesting continued support. ARRL Michigan leadership has a form
letter ready for this purpose and will advise when the letters should be
utilized. Click to follow the progress of Senate
Bill 1244 and House
Bill 5027. Click here
to follow the latest ARRL Michigan Section news.
Club officer elections will be held on November 15.
If you are interested in becoming a club officer, check the club
constitution on our
website for information about officer duties and election
procedures. Feel free to
contact me or any of the current club officers for more information.
New faces, ideas and energy are always welcome.
vote in the Nov. 6 general election you must be registered by Oct. 9
with your city, township or county clerk or the Secretary of State.
You can check if you are registered and find information on upcoming
elections, including maps to your polling place and a sample ballot by
checking the state voting site at www.michigan.gov/vote.
ABC TV show Last Man Standing announced, then canceled, plans
for a special event station on October 28.
The show features Tim Allen as Mike Baxter KA0XTT.
Plans called for using special event call sign K6T with 12 licensed
members of the show crew operating several band/mode combinations to
communicate with fans of the show. Plans were canceled due to concerns over possible violations
of Section 97.113(a)(3) because it might be interpreted as promotion for the
Army MARS Chief Stephen G. Klinefelter has implemented a major
leadership realignment. Under
the new organization chart, the 11 Regional Directors, all volunteers, will
assume the day-to-day management responsibility previously exercised from
the Army MARS Headquarters in Arizona. (story)
September 12, Kosovo’s telecommunications regulatory authority
created the necessary legal framework for the development of an Amateur
Radio Service. Although not
formally assigned a prefix by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU),
Kosovo will use the Z6 prefix. Currently, Kosovo does not count toward the
ARRL’s DXCC Award, as it has not been assigned a prefix by the ITU, nor
has it been recognized by the United Nations.
ARRL National Centennial Convention will be held in Hartford,
Connecticut on July 17-20, 2014. The
Convention will mark 100 years of the ARRL’s founding.
The theme for the convention is “Advancing the Art and Science of
Radio -- since 1914”. (story)
The next board meeting will be Thursday, October 4 at
7pm at McDonald's in Hillsdale (map).
Board meetings are open to all club members.
next Ham Breakfast will be Saturday, October 13 at 8am at Sidekick
Café, 4682 Hudson Road (corner of M-99 & M-34) in Osseo (map).
Please come join us.
next club meeting will be Thursday, October 18 at Hillsdale High
School (map) in room 131. Take
Bacon Street to Hornet Drive, then turn left at the top of the hill into the
parking lot that long ago was the tennis courts.
Use the north entrance by the generator.
forget to check in to the Monday night net, held weekly at 7pm on the
October 4 – Board Meeting
October 13 – Ham Breakfast at Sidekick Café (map)
October 18 – Club Meeting
October 21 – Kalamazoo Hamfest (info
November 1 – Board Meeting
November 10 – Ham Breakfast
November 15 – Club Meeting and Officer Elections
November 17 & 18 – Fort Wayne Hamfest (info
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