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ARRL In Action: What Have We Been Up To Lately?

08/01/2008

The ARRL Board of Directors held their Second Meeting of 2008 July 18-19 in Windsor, Connecticut. The Minutes are available online.

ARRL Teachers Institutes were held in Dayton, Ohio and Newington, Connecticut.

Alaska State Convention special event station W1AW/KL7 was to be on the air from rare grid square BP56 July 26-August 10 on all bands from 160-6 meters.

ARES members in the Sacramento Valley section were actively involved in supporting the agencies they serve during the widespread outbreak of fires in the section.

ARRL President Joel Harrison, W5ZN, has written to Armond T. Mascelli, of the American Red Cross to identify the ARRL's remaining concerns over the background check policy for ARC partners.

In the next step of developing a long-term procedure to mitigate interference to the Air Force PAVE PAWS radar site at Cape Cod Air Force Station in Massachusetts, the ARRL has brokered a deal that will allow new coordinations to be considered by the New England Spectrum Management Council (NESMC) on the 70 cm band.

On July 9, President Joel Harrison, W5ZN; Chief Executive Officer David Sumner, K1ZZ, and General Counsel Chris Imlay, W3KD, met with members of the FCC's Office of Engineering and Technology to discuss the recent US Court of Appeals decision regarding BPL.

The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has ordered the FCC to reimburse ARRL for the docketing fee and the cost of reproducing copies of briefs and appendices in the ARRL's successful challenge of the FCC's BPL rules.

The winner of the QST Cover Plaque Award for June is Steve Telenius-Lowe, 9M6DXX, for his article "The FSDXA 3B7C St Brandon DXpedition."

These online course sessions begin September 5: Technician License Course (EC-010), Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Level 1 (EC-001), Radio Frequency Interference (EC-006), Antenna Design and Construction (EC-009), Analog Electronics (EC-012) and Digital Electronics (EC-013).

ARRL DXCC Manager Bill Moore, NC1L, reports that the 5X4X operations in Uganda -- from 2007 to present -- have been approved for DXCC credit.

On the air: The IARU World Championship was July 12-13. Next up: ARRL UHF Contest, August 2-3, and the ARRL 10 GHz and Up Contest August 16-17.

Staff travel: Katie Breen spoke at the Rocky Mountain Division Convention at Bryce Canyon, Utah.

Compiled by Joel Kleinman, N1BKE
Managing Editor



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