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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB061 (1999)

ARLB061 ARRL task force seeks future technology proposals

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ARRL Bulletin 61  ARLB061
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  September 9, 1999
To all radio amateurs 

ARLB061 ARRL task force seeks future technology proposals

The ARRL Technology Task Force wants to hear from hams with ideas
and proposals for new technology to carry Amateur Radio into the
next century. The ARRL Board of Directors created the Task Force and
the companion Technology Working Group last January, and ARRL
President Rod Stafford, W6ROD, has appointed a number of leading
amateurs to serve on both panels. The Task Force and the Working
Group will work hand-in-hand to identify, evaluate, and promote the
most promising 21st Century technologies for Amateur Radio.

The Task Force consists of members of the ARRL Board family and the
Headquarters staff. Chairing the Task Force is ARRL First Vice
President Steve Mendelsohn, W2ML. Other TTF members are Roanoke Vice
Director Dennis Bodson, W4PWF; Hudson Director Frank Fallon, N2FF;
New England Director Tom Frenaye, K1KI; Southwestern Vice Director
Art Goddard, W6XD; Pacific Director-elect (and current Vice
Director) Jim Maxwell, W6CF; International Affairs Vice President
Larry Price, W4RA; and Rocky Mountain Director Walt Stinson, W0CP.

The Technology Working Group will evaluate technical proposals and
make recommendations to the Technology Task Force, which, in turn,
will make specific policy proposals to the ARRL Board of Directors.

The Working group is an expert panel selected from among League
members representing a broad spectrum of Amateur Radio interests and
activities. Chairing the Working Group is CQ Editor Rich Moseson,
W2VU. Other members are AMSAT-NA President Keith Baker, KB1SF; Peter
Coffee, AC6EN; Mike Cook, AF9Y; Gene McGahey, NR0NR; ARRL Technical
Relations Manager Paul Rinaldo, W4RI; Dennis Silage, K3DS, and QEX
Editor Doug Smith, KF6DX.

ARRL Laboratory Supervisor Ed Hare, W1RFI, will serve as ARRL HQ
staff liaison to both committees.

The Task Force invites information and concepts on a wide range of
technologies with the potential to improve Amateur Radio and to
promote what the FCC calls ''continuation and extension of the
amateur's proven ability to contribute to the advancement of the
radio art.'' The Task Force invites the submission of ideas and
proposals from all parts of the amateur community, and will use the
input to help formulate League policy recommendations on a wide
range of technical issues.

Amateurs are invite to complete the form on ARRLWeb at, send e-mail to the Task Force at, or offer your ideas by mail to the ARRL
Technology Task Force, c/o Ed Hare, W1RFI, 225 Main St, Newington,
CT 06111. Suggestions are requested by November 30, 1999.


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