ARRL in Action: What Have We Been Up to Lately?
Compiled by S. Khrystyne Keane, K1SFA
ARRL News Editor
This feature -- including convenient Web links to useful information -- is a concise monthly update of some of the things ARRL is doing on behalf of its members. This installment covers the month of September.
The ARRL has begun planning for its 100th birthday celebration in 2014.
IARU Secretary Rod Stafford, W6ROD, presented a look ahead to the 2015 World Radiocommunication Conference.
Twelve newly elected or appointed Section Managers attended a training workshop at ARRL Headquarters.
For the eleventh year running, federal employees can support the ARRL through the Combined Federal Campaign.
The ARRL is seeking input from hams about kits.
The ARRL Executive Committee met in Denver, Colorado.
W1AW Station Manager Joe Carcia, NJ1Q, installed a new transceiver that will be used to transmit the W1AW broadcasts on 40 meters.
Team USA scored 13 medals at the 16th ARDF World Championships held in Kopaonik, Serbia.
Becky Schoenfeld, W1BXY, was named QST Managing Editor.
The ARRL is seeking applicants for QST Technical Editor.
Bill Tynan, W3XO, former Conductor of QST’s “The World Above 50 MHz” column from 1977-1992, was named the recipient of the Radio Club of America’s Barry Goldwater Amateur Radio Award.
ARRL Media and Public Relations Manager Allen Pitts, W1AGP, attended the Radio Television Digital News Association’s (RTDNA) Convention in Florida.
DXCC News: The DXCC Desk approved 11 operations for DXCC credit.
A new QuickStats poll was made available on the ARRL website.
The winner of the September QST Cover Plaque award is Thomas Schaefer, NY4I, for his article “Your Antenna is on Fire!”
The November print issue of QST was released to the printer and the digital edition was released to the digital publisher. The October digital edition of QST was made available to ARRL members. The Care and Feeding of Transmission Lines by QST Technical Editor Joel Hallas, W1ZR, along with the Proceedings of both the Pacificon Legal Seminar and the 2012 Microwave Update were released to the printer. Antenna Modeling for Beginners by H. Ward Silver, N0AX, is now shipping.
Official Observer Desk: ARRL Field and Regulatory Correspondent Chuck Skolaut, K0BOG, handled complaints concerning a “buzzing signal” on 40 meters, shortwave broadcasts on 7.120 and 7.110 MHz and unidentified RTTY signals on 14.024 MHz.
Member Contact: ARRL Regulatory Information Manager Dan Henderson, N1ND, attended the SEDCO event in Sevierville, Tennessee. ARRL News Editor S. Khrystyne Keane, K1SFA, attended a meeting of the North Shore Radio Association in Danvers, Massachusetts. ARRL Chief Operating Officer Harold Kramer, WJ1B, attended a meeting of the Boston Amateur Radio Club, in Boston, Massachusetts. ARRL Education Services Manager Debra Johnson, K1DMJ, attended the ARRL Washington State Convention in Spokane, Washington.