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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB006 (2002)

ARLB006 President Jim Haynie, W5JBP, re-elected

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ARRL Bulletin 6  ARLB006
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  January 18, 2002
To all radio amateurs 

ARLB006 President Jim Haynie, W5JBP, re-elected

The ARRL Board of Directors has unanimously re-elected President Jim
Haynie, W5JBP, to a new two-year term. Haynie said defining Amateur
Radio's role in homeland security will top his list of initiatives
for his second term.

''We have a great role we could play in homeland security,'' Haynie
said. ''The problem we have is getting Amateur Radio introduced to
the proper agencies.'' He said federal agencies ''need a big education
on what Amateur Radio does.''

Meeting in Fort Worth, Texas, January 18 and 19, the Board also
elected former Southwestern Division Director Fried Heyn, WA6WZO, as
Third Vice President. Heyn will replace incumbent Third VP (and
former Roanoke Division Director) John Kanode, N4MM, who also was a
candidate. All other ARRL officers were re-elected unanimously.

Former Southeastern Division Vice Director Evelyn Gauzens, W4WYR,
was elected as an ARRL honorary vice president.

The Board was expected to review a wide range of FCC proceedings and
regulatory issues. The list includes consideration of the
possibility that the ARRL work toward getting a bill introduced in
Congress on the issue of CC&Rs. ''We're going to be talking about
that at length and what strategy we're going to use as far as
congressional support,'' Haynie said. The League has been
unsuccessful in efforts to get the FCC to incorporate CCRs under
its limited federal preemption policy known as PRB-1.

The Board also will hear a formal report from the Novice Spectrum
Study Committee and consider action based on its recommendations.
The committee last month advised eliminating the CW
Novice/Technician Plus subbands, as such, and permitting Novice and
Tech Plus (or Technicians with Element 1 credit) licensees to
operate CW on General-class 80, 40, 15 and 10-meter CW allocations.
The committee proposed refarming the current Novice/Tech Plus
subbands, in part to allow expansion of phone allocations on 80, 40
and 15 meters.

Attending for the first time as a new director will be Southwestern
Division Director Art Goddard, W6XD, who succeeded Heyn. Newcomers
to the back bench at this session include incoming ARRL Southwestern
Division Vice Director Tuck Miller, NZ6T, and Southeastern Division
Vice Director Sandy Donahue, W4RU. All took office January 1.


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