The April club meeting will be held on April 18th at the County Administration Building (same location as the BMV/License Bureau), 152 S Fulton St, Wauseon, OH. The club meeting will be at 7:30pm.

Spring Hamfests

Here are some regional Hamfests coming up for April/May within easy driving range of Fulton County:

As always, please check the ARRL Hamfest schedule for further details.

March Meeting Summary

We had a great club meeting this evening with 20 people in attendance. The County Admin Building will be our new home for future meetings as well. I'd like to thank both Bryan Patterson, the FCARC Club President and Paul Barnaby, the Fulton County Commissioner, for helping with this. Topics of discussion this meeting included repeater improvements, moving the repeater trustee to Ed Roth, and possible logo redesign for club apparel like shirts and sweatshirts. Reminder that the club Hamfest is Saturday, June 4th!

March Meeting Status

The monthly club meeting will be held on March 21st at the County Administration Building (same location as the BMV/License Bureau), 152 S Fulton St, Wauseon, OH. The club meeting will be at 7:30pm. Thanks to Bryan Patterson for working diligently with the County Commissioner to find us a temporary spot until a more permanent home can be finalized.

ARRL has created a video about HR-607.  You can see it at http://www.arrl.org/hr-607

...And it has already also been posted on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAwDhb6i-fI

At the bottom of the ARRL page is a low resolution .wmv file you can download if desired.  The full, high resolution files are available by sending Allen Pitts an email – but note that they are just over 1 gigabyte in size.  You’ll be downloading for a while :-)

Allen Pitts, W1AGP
Media & PR Manager
ARRL - the national association for Amateur Radio
225 Main St.  Newington, CT 06111
(860) 594-0328
www.ARRL.org

 

This is a post of a message from Jim Weaver to the ARRL Great Lakes Division mailing list.  I normally would not repost messages from mailing lists to a website, but this is fairly relevant as it could impact the 440MHz band.  Thanks for reading on,

Craig Szczublewski - KD8KBU...

[Reply to k8je@arrl.org]

Your prompt help to defend one of our amateur bands is urgently requested. Please read and follow through on the requested action.

You may have already heard that our 440 MHz band is being attacked by a bill introduced into the US House of Representatives. In its current form, HR 607 would take away the 420-440 MHz segment that is presently allocated to Amateur Radio on a secondary basis as our 70 cm band.  Along with certain other segments not allocated to Amateur Radio, the 420-440 MHz segment would become part of a spectrum “give back” involved in allocating 758-763 and 788-793 MHz for a Public Safety broadband network.

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