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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB005 (1996)

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ARRL Bulletin 5  ARLB005
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  January 22, 1996
To all radio amateurs

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The ARRL Board of Directors met in annual session, January 19 and
20, 1996, at Savannah, Georgia. The following are highlights of the
Board actions:

A committee will be appointed by the President to draft ARRL policy
positions, based on membership input, on questions to be addressed
at WRC-99. Issues to be studied include possible simplification of
the licensing structure, harmonization of licensing standards
internationally, and consideration of Article S 25 of the
international Radio Regulations, the technical and operational rules
governing the Amateur and Amateur-Satellite Services, including but
not limited to the HF code requirement.

The Ad Hoc Repeater Coordination Committee will continue dialogue
with the repeater coordinators' drafting committee and other
interested parties, and report to the Board at its next meeting any
recommendations for regulatory change and suggestions for
improvement of the coordination process. The drafting committee was
created at last October's ARRL-sponsored open meeting of repeater
coordinators in St. Charles, Missouri, to draft documents addressing
such matters as the ''single point of contact'' between FCC and
coordinators, recognition of coordinators, and dispute settlement.

The Board elected Rodney J. Stafford, KB6ZV, as President; Stephen
Mendelsohn, WA2DHF as First Vice President; and Joel Harrison,
WB5IGF, and Hugh A. Turnbull, W3ABC, as additional Vice Presidents.
International Affairs Vice President Larry E. Price, W4RA, was
re-elected. First Vice President Jay A. Holladay, W6EJJ, retiring
from the Board after 21 years of service, was elected Honorary Vice
President.

With the ascension of Directors Mendelsohn, Harrison, and Turnbull
to Vice President posts, Hudson Division Vice Director Paul
Vydareny, WB2VUK, Delta Division Vice Director Rick Roderick, K5UR,
and Atlantic Division Vice Director Kay Craigie, WT3P, all
automatically assumed the Directorship in their respective
divisions, effective at the conclusion of the Board meeting.

Treasurer James E. McCobb, K1LLU, Executive Vice President and
Secretary David Sumner, K1ZZ, and Chief Financial Officer Barry J.
Shelley, N1VXY, were re-elected.

Northwestern Division Director Mary Lou Brown, NM7N, Roanoke
Division Director John Kanode, N4MM, Southeastern Division Director
Frank Butler, W4RH, and Southwestern Division Director Fried Heyn,
WA6WZO, were elected as members of the Executive Committee.

Gene Hastings, W1VRK, Rocky Mountain Division Director Marshall
Quiat, AG0X, and Roanoke Division Director John Kanode, N4MM, were
re-elected members of the ARRL Foundation Board of Directors for
three-year terms.

David Mann, VP2EHF and Dorothea Mann, VP2EE, won the International
Humanitarian Award for 1995 for hurricane relief efforts.

ARES members of Oklahoma were awarded the ARRL Certificate of Merit
for their courageous efforts in providing critical emergency
communication services to agencies responding to the Oklahoma City
bombing.

The Board awarded Frank Bauer, KA3HDO, the ARRL National Certificate
of Merit for his outstanding volunteer service as a member of the
SAREX Working Group.

A new procedure for the reporting of Advisory Committee
recommendations was adopted.

Scarborough Reef was approved as a DXCC country. A separate DX
bulletin will provide details.

A committee will be assigned to review the DXCC Program and make
necessary recommendations in order to encourage broader
participation, make the program more equitable, create better
understood criteria for DXCC ''Countries,'' improve the process of
reviewing requests for additions and deletions to the ARRL DXCC List
and increase efficiency in the administration of the program.

The Secretary was instructed to poll the ARRL members in Herkimer,
Otsego, and Schoharie Counties in the Northern New York Section, to
determine their desires, on a county by county basis, regarding
their inclusion in either the Northern New York Section or their
former Section of Western New York. Results are to be communicated
to the Executive Committee no later than March 15, 1996, so that the
question can be resolved before the next election of Section
Managers in the affected sections.

To improve its operations, the Board will experiment with a new
system of standing committee and Board meetings during 1996.
Committee meetings will be held in July and October, in conjunction
with meetings of the full Board. The consolidated meetings will save
time and money.

Details will appear in March QST.
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