ARRL Sections - Wyoming



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Jack Mitchell N7MJ
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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 - - 307-250-7679


Southwest Wyoming ASM:  Ron Bruderer – N7ERH – Diamondville - - 307-877-2280


Northeast Wyoming ASM:  Garth Crowe – WY7GC – Gillette - - 307-689-1340



Southeast Wyoming ASM: Tom DeHoff – K7HRO – Cheyenne – - 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 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.


ARRL Membership


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.


Upcoming Events:


ARRL Field Day – June 27-28, 2015 -


Rocky Mountain Division Convention - July 31, August 1-2, 2015, Ruby’s Inn, Bryce Canyon City, Utah –


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

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