- Section Name:
- Jack Mitchell N7MJ
- Daytime Phone:
- Evening Phone:
- Rocky Mountain
June 19, 2014
Greetings Wyoming Hams,
2015 ARRL Field Day Update:
I will be in Lusk, Wyoming, over the weekend of June 27-28, attending my 50th class reunion. Yes, I am that old! Therefore, I will miss the Field Day activities .
Since I will be unable to handle the SM ARRL Field Day messages, I have asked ASM Garth Crowe, WY7GC, to the serve as the official Wyoming Section Field Day messenger. Thanks, Garth, for covering my duties!
The frequencies and times for these messages:
14.270 – Saturday, June 27 at 2:00 P.M. local time (20:00 UTC); Sunday, June 28 at 10:00 A.M. local time (16:00 UTC)
7.240 – Saturday, June 27 at 1:00 P.M. local time (19:00 UTC) and 4:00 P.M. local time (22:00 UTC)
3.9235 – Saturday, June 27 at 8:00 P.M. local time (02:00 UTC Sunday, June 28); Sunday, June 28 at 7:00 A.M. local time (13:00 UTC) The message will also be sent during the Sunday morning Pony Express Net at 8:00 A.M. local time (14:00 UTC)
14.070 PSK – Saturday, June 27 at 3:00 P.M. local time (21:00 UTC); Sunday, June 28 at 10:30 A.M. local time (16:30 UTC)
Most of all, be safe and enjoy the weekend, and as Garth says, “Be Radio Active!”
Jack Mitchell N7MJ
Wyoming Section Manager
June 1, 2015
Greetings, Wyoming Hams,
I feel truly honored to serve as your new Section Manager. I hope I can continue with the leadership example set by my predecessor, Garth Crowe, WY7GC. I would like to personally thank Garth for his many years serving as Wyoming’s Section Manager and his help with the new leadership transition. Garth, however, is not totally out of the picture. He has agreed to serve as the Northeast Wyoming Assistant Section Manager, the Campbell County Emergency Coordinator, and as an Official Observer. Yes, Garth is going to continue being involved and staying very busy!
While on the subject of Assistant Section Managers, I’d like to introduce your four ASMs:
Northwest Wyoming ASM: Jerry Pyle – WB7S – Basin - email@example.com - 307-250-7679
Southwest Wyoming ASM: Ron Bruderer – N7ERH – Diamondville - firstname.lastname@example.org - 307-877-2280
Northeast Wyoming ASM: Garth Crowe – WY7GC – Gillette - email@example.com - 307-689-1340
Southeast Wyoming ASM: Tom DeHoff – K7HRO – Cheyenne – TEDMAD2000@bresnan.net - 307-631-4499
The past couple of months have been kind of a blur for me, and at times the learning curve has been a little steep. Shortly after being notified by the ARRL that I had won and would begin my duties as WY SM on April 1, 2015, I began the arduous task of attempting to make contact with all of the previous section appointees and updating their contact information. After many emails and phone calls, I was successful in contacting most appointees. Most agreed to continue, but a few wished to be released from their position.
However, I have been unable to contact the following appointees:
Technical Specialist – Rick Culp – KJ7AM - Thermopolis
Official Bulletin Station - Robert Hansen – WS7C – Laramie
Official Relay Station – Robert Poirier – K0DJ – Sinclair
Technical Specialist & Technical Supervisor – Karl Prinsen – W7PN – Worland
Emergency Coordinator – Quentin Vinzant – NX7Z - Sheridan
If you are one of these missing appointees or know their contact information, would you please notify me via my email address at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 307-631-1456. I also check into both the Wyoming Cowboy Net and Wyoming Pony Express Net.
I am pleased to announce the following new Wyoming Section appointments:
Affiliated Club Coordinator – Ron Gallo – WR8O – Cheyenne
Division Emergency Coordinator – Justin Holder – KB7CSW – Cody
Emergency Coordinator – Robert Garrison – KF7FCA – Buffalo
Emergency Coordinator – Steven Rizzi – KE7UUJ – Rock Springs
Emergency Coordinator – Michael Sullivan – KF7UZF - Laramie
Public Information Officer – Rand Flory – KX7PC – Cody
Public Information Officer – Gary Horlick – W7GSH – Gillette
State Government Liaison – Robert Schrader – N7NKD – Cheyenne
There are many other positions across the state that need to be filled, especially Emergency Coordinators in Goshen County, Platte County, Park County, Lincoln County, Converse County, Niobrara County, Hot Springs County, Crook County, Uninta County, Washakie County, Weston County, Teton County, and Sublette County. My lists of ECs across the state are very incomplete and out of date. If any of these counties have an EC that I’m not aware of, please notify me. Also, an EC must be an ARRL member.
Our Section has increased from 448 to 482 since April of last year. Thanks to the membership across the state, especially Garth, for putting an emphasis on enrolling new members. I am not a number cruncher by any means, but according to the ARRL membership information, that is an increase of 5.6%. Only the state of Iowa had a larger increase with 6.1%. Yes, I understand with our smaller numbers, even a small increase in membership increases our percentage quicker that the larger states.
Wyoming’s Quasquicentennial Celebration
Not sure if many of us realize that 2015 is Wyoming’s 125th year of Statehood. Has anyone thought about doing something to commemorate this event? Special Event Station? QSO Party? After the tremendous success of the ARRL Centennial Celebration last year with W1AW/7, I’m just tossing it around for thought! I know there has also been some interest across the state in resurrecting a Wyoming QSO Party.
Wyoming Ham of the Year
Since it appears that we are probably going to have a Section gathering thanks to the Casper ARC, we should be thinking about choosing a Wyoming Ham of the Year. I know the official deadline was April 15, but obviously that date has come and gone. I’ll get with Tate, KA7O, and see if we can come up with a simple online nomination process.
ARRL Wyoming Section on FaceBook
Yes! Thanks to the efforts of ASM Jerry, WB7S, the Wyoming Section has a FaceBook page. The last I checked there were 52 active members of the “ARRL Wyoming Section.” With just a couple of key clicks, you too can become a member. The rules are simple. Be nice or be gone! The following link should guide you there. Simply ask to join, and one of the administrators of the page will allow you to become a new member of this most “august” group. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1447498238881809/
ARRL Field Day – June 27-28, 2015 - http://www.arrl.org/field-day
Rocky Mountain Division Convention - July 31, August 1-2, 2015, Ruby’s Inn, Bryce Canyon City, Utah –http://utahhamfest.com
Casper ARC Hamfest – Labor Day weekend – September 5-6, 2015 - Details are in the planning stages for this event, but the CARC has agreed to allow us a block of time for a section meeting and any other State business.
High Plains Roundup - September 12-13, 2015 - Curt Gowdy State Park - Exact details for this annual event will be available later.
Wright Hamfest - September 19, 2015 - Wright, Wyoming. The Northeast ARC is tentatively making plans for this event. More information will be posted when available.
Enough of the ramblings! Thank you all for being members of the greatest hobby in the world and also for being members of the Wyoming Section of the ARRL.
Jack Mitchell N7MJ
Wyoming Section Manager
ARRL Wyoming Section
Section Manager: Jack Mitchell, N7MJ
- Wyoming Section of the ARRL
Section ManagerJack L. Mitchell N7MJ
Section Traffic ManagerDuane V. Shillinger NN7H
Assistant Section ManagerThomas E. De Hoff K7HRO
State Government LiaisonRobert W. Schrader N7NKD
Section Emergency CoordinatorJohn Steven Cochrane W7JSC
Assistant Section ManagerGarth L. Crowe WY7GC
Public Info CoordinatorTate E. Belden KA7O
Technical CoordinatorKarl E. Prinsen W7PN
Assistant Section ManagerJerry L. Pyle WB7S
Affiliated Club CoordinatorRonald J. Gallo WR8O
Assistant Section ManagerRon K. Bruderer N7ERH