ARRL Board of Directors Holds 2010 Second Meeting
The ARRL Board of Directors held its Second Meeting of 2010 July 16-17 in Windsor, Connecticut, under the chairmanship of President Kay Craigie, N3KN. The Board considered and acted on a number of organizational, regulatory and operating issues, including the following: Approved a campaign to celebrate the 75th anniversary of ARES® that is designed to promote and increase awareness of this valuable program; allowed candidates for Division Director and Division Vice Director to submit petitions via e-mail or facsimile; clarified the VHF rules to allow monochromatic sources (such as laser or LED) to count for contest credit, as long as the laser power is less than 5 mW; voted in favor of allowing the Montenegrin Amateur Radio Pool (MARP) to join the IARU as that country’s Member-Society, and acknowledged those ARRL staff members who also serve as Volunteer Examiners. The Board also received reports from committees and individuals on a wide range of subjects, and conferred several awards on deserving nominees. A more in-depth report on the Board’s actions, including the official Meeting Minutes, will be posted in the next few days.