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

11/02/2009

ARRL General Counsel Chris Imlay, W3KD, and ARRL Regulatory Information Manager Dan Henderson N1ND, presented a webinar on the League's recent report concerning Amateur Radio and pecuniary interests.

The Fourth Annual ARRL On-Line Auction was held October 22-29.

The ARRL Contest Branch reminded amateurs about the changes, including log submission deadlines, for the 2009 November Sweepstakes. The point of the change is to publish the result faster.

The ARRL hosted five international participants for the USTTI's Amateur Radio Administration Course. This is the League's 25th year sponsoring this course.

ARRL Emergency Preparedness and Response Manager Dennis Dura, K2DCD, hosted a Global Emergency Radio Coalition meeting at ARRL HQ. Participants included representatives from the Department of Homeland Security, the Office of Emergency Communications, SATERN, the National Weather Service and the Mobile Maritime Service Network. Dura also attended the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency/Department of Public Safety's 2009 Crisis Communications Conference.

Twelve newly elected Section Managers came to ARRL HQ for a weekend of orientation and training.

The IARU Administrative Council held its annual meeting in Christchurch, New Zealand. The ARRL is the IARU International Secretariat. While in Christchurch, ARRL President Joel Harrison, W5ZN, represented the League at the IARU Region 3 Conference; ARRL Chief Executive Officer and former IARU Secretary David Sumner, K1ZZ, was also in attendance.

Newington Scouts activated W1AW, the Hiram Percy Maxim Memorial Station, for the 52nd Jamboree on the Air (JOTA).

ARRL Technical Relations Manager Brennan Price, N4QX, traveled to Geneva, Switzerland, to represent the IARU at ITU Telecom World 2009.

The ARRL Development Office announced that the US Office of Personnel Management has designated the League to participate in the 2009 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). This campaign for federal government civilian employees, US Postal Service workers and members of the military has generated more than $160,000 for ARRL programs since it first became an option for giving by federal employees to the League.

The winner of the QST Cover Plaque Award for October is John E. Portune, W6NBC, for his article "The Quadrifilar Helix as a 2 Meter Base Antenna Station."

The December issue of QST and the November/December issues of NCJ and QEX were released to the printers.

The ARRL DXCC Desk approved the FT5GA operation on Glorioso Island and D2QMN operation in Angola for DXCC credit.

The ARRL Contest Branch sent out certificates for the 2009 runnings of the ARRL 160 and ARRL 10 Meter Contests.

Compiled by S. Khrystyne Keane, K1SFA
ARRL News Editor



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