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

05/08/2009

The ARRL worked with Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) as she sponsored HR 2160, the Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Enhancement Act of 2009, in the US House of Representatives.

Upon request from the FCC, the ARRL submitted comments to the Commission defining "broadband."

The ARRL Foundation awarded scholarships, including the prestigious William R. Goldfarb Memorial Scholarship, to 49 outstanding young radio amateurs for the 2009-2010 academic year.

Santa Cruz area ARESĀ® members provided communications support after vandals disrupted communications infrastructure on April 9.

ARES units in North Dakota and Minnesota provided communications support to various served agencies when the Red River overflowed in late March and early April.

ARES members in the Southeastern US, through the use of weather spotting networks, kept the National Weather Service apprised when deadly tornadoes struck that area on April 10.

The ARRL announced that it was in the process of developing a new Emergency Communications course.

ARRL Emergency Preparedness and Response Manager Dennis Dura, K2DCD, attended the 2009 National Hurricane Conference, held April 6-10 in Austin, Texas. ARRL Media and Public Relations Manager Allen Pitts, W1AGP, represented the ARRL at the National Association of Broadcasters event in Las Vegas.

Thomas Dick, KF2GC, of Saranac Lake, returns as Section Manager of the ARRL Northern New York Section. Scott Rausch, WA0VKC, of Piedmont, was appointed Section Manager of the ARRL South Dakota Section as of April 7

The winner of the QST Cover Plaque Award for April is Larry Banks, W1DYJ, for his article "A 20 Meter Moxon Antenna."

The June 2009 issue of QST and the May/June issues of QEX and NCJ were released to the printer.

Compiled by S. Khrystyne Keane, K1SFA
ARRL News Editor



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