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ARRL Atlantic Division to Hold Virtual Convention November 9

11/05/2013

The Atlantic Division Convention on Saturday, November 9, will be a virtual convention with four webinar sessions, Atlantic Division Director Bill Edgar, N3LLR, has announced. Those taking part will need to register for the individual sessions on GoToMeeting.com. 

The first session will be “Welcome and Announcements.” The winners of the Atlantic Division Awards — Amateur of the Year, Keith Freeberg Educator of the Year, Technical Achievement, and The Grand Ol’ Ham awards — will be announced at this session. This session will be held from 9 until 9:20 AM. Participants need to register for this session.

The second session will be “The Boston Marathon and Amateur Radio.” The presenter will be ARRL Chief Operating Officer Harold Kramer, WJ1B. An Amateur Radio volunteer at the Boston Marathon in 2012, he will describe his thoughts and reactions about serving at an event where an act of terrorism occurred. This session will be held from 9:30 through 10:40 AM. Participants need to register for this session.

The third session will be “Project Management for Amateur Radio Operators.” Have you ever been given the job of managing a hamfest, Field Day, or public service event for your Amateur Radio club? Many people get butterflies in the pit of their stomach. Through his presentation, Paul Beeman, W2PB, will explain how to manage the project rather than have the project manage us. Every club should have officers and members listen in to this presentation. This session will be held from 10:50 AM through noon. Participants need to register for this session.

The fourth and final session will be “Modern Day NTS.” Joe Ames, W3JY, will talk about the National Traffic System (NTS) and share his thoughts on why and how NTS remains very much relevant in today’s Amateur Radio environment. This session will be held from 1 until 2:10 PM. Participants need to register for this session.

Director Edgar advises that if you are interested in attending any of these sessions to please register early!

 

 



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