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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB045 (1999)

ARLB045 ARRL Board meets in Connecticut

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ARRL Bulletin 45  ARLB045
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  July 16, 1999
To all radio amateurs 

ARLB045 ARRL Board meets in Connecticut

The ARRL Board of Directors gathers Friday and Saturday, July 16-17,
in Rocky Hill, Connecticut for its second meeting of the year. Among
items expected to come up for discussion is the League's name.
Earlier this year, the ARRL Executive Committee recommended
emphasizing the abbreviation ''ARRL'' in conjunction with the tag line
''The National Association for Amateur Radio''--in lieu of a legal
name change. If accepted by the full Board, the name of the
organization would not change but the ''ARRL'' moniker and tag line
would appear on all League correspondence and publications instead
of the full name.

Other issues the Board was expected to confront include a request to
establish a third ARRL section in Florida. A group calling itself
the West Central Florida Section Committee has filed a petition with
ARRL Headquarters to create a West Central Florida Section by
carving nine counties out of the current Southern Florida Section.
The ARRL By-laws provide that a new section may be created from one
or more existing sections. At present, there are 70 ARRL sections.
The most recent new ARRL section created was Northern New York in

The Board also planned to discuss the recent Petition for Rulemaking
filed by the Central States VHF Society. The petition would amend
FCC rules to formally segregate wideband and narrowband modes on VHF
and UHF bands to eliminate interference from FM and packet in the
so-called weak-signal portions of 6 and 2 meters and 70 cm. The FCC
has assigned RM-9673 to the SCVHFS petition. Comments are due on the
petition by July 28.

In other business, the Board was expected to review progress on FCC
enforcement. Board members also heard reports from committees, HQ
management, and individual Board members. New Radio Amateurs of
Canada President Ken Oelke, VE6AFO, also was to address the ARRL


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