Section Manager’s Report

SECTION MANAGER REPORT

August 2018

Dan Ringer, K8WV

West Virginia Section Manager

 

** DID YOU KNOW?

From the ARRL Letter, August 22, 2018:

“The ARRL Board of Directors’ Ethics and Elections Committee has declared as eligible the candidates for the 2018 Board election cycle. Incumbent Directors in four ARRL Divisions face challengers, as does one Vice Director.
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In the Roanoke Division, the incumbent Director and Vice Director face challengers. Director James Boehner, N2ZZ, is being opposed for re-election by George Hippisley, W2RU, while incumbent Vice Director Bill Morine, N2COP, will be facing off against John Humphrey, W4IM, to retain his seat.”

 

** ARES CHANGES

By now most of us are probably aware that the proposed changes to the ARES have been released. They are in the form of a document entitled “ARES Strategic Plan.” After you have had a chance to review the Plan, the League would like to receive your comments, pro or con. You can download a copy of the Plan at  http://www.arrl.org/files/file/Media%20&%20PR/ARES/ARES%20Strategic%20Plan%20-%20final%20-%20PSC.pdf

Please send your comments to k8wv@arrl.org, and w8si@arrl.net by October 15. They will be collected and forwarded as a group to the League. DO NOT send your comments directly to the League.

 

** HISTORY NEEDED!

Assistant Section Manager Ann Rinehart, KA8ZGY, is in the process of updating the West Virginia State Amateur Radio Council (WVSARC) History Notebook and an in need of pictures from  past ARRL WV State Convention at Jackson’s Mill (including the recent 2018 Convention). If you are willing to share, please send your photos to KA8ZGY@arrl.net.

 

** CLUBS!

Are you looking for a club? Contact Spence Graham, WT8WV@arrl,net. He’s the Section Affiliated Club Coordinator (ACC). He’ll hook you up with a club close to you. If there isn’t one, and you’d like to start one, we can help with that, also. Send a list of the Zip Codes in your area to K8WV@arrl.org, and he’ll get you a list of hams living in those codes. You might be surprised how many there are! Don’t know how to organize a club? We can help with that, too, contact K8WV@arrl.org.

 

** NEW WEST VIRGINIA HAMS!

As of August 2, 2018

 

Ralph J Bragg, KE8KFH, Van, WV 25206-0044

Jimmy D Hummingbird, KE8KHC, Martinsburg, WV 25404-1345

John Vetters, KE8KGC, Martinsburg, WV 25404-4849

Charles B Workman, KE8KET, Elkins, WV 26241-9595

John B Strain, KE8KFY, Morgantown, WV 26501-4253

Luke A Hill, KE8KFX, Fairmont, WV 26554-5171

Michael S Jones, KE8KFZ, Leivasy, WV 26676-0105

Trudy C Jones, KE8KGA, Leivasy, WV 26676-4055

Michael M Johns, KE8KGB. Mount Nebo, WV 26679-9356

Erin E Kenealy, KE8KIA, Romney, WV 26757-0384

 

Congratulations! Welcome to the greatest hobby on Earth!!

CLUB PRESIDENTS – See someone above from your county? Invite them to a club meeting! Get them on the air and involved! (Addresses can be found at http://www.arrl.org/fcc/search)

 

** UPCOMING WEST VIRGINIA HAMFESTS

09/22/2018 | Coal Country ARC Hamfest 2018

Location: Madison, WV
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Sponsor: Coal Country Amateur Radio Club
Website: http://www.wv8ccc.org

 

10/13/2018 | Parkersburg/Wood County Hamfest Location: Mineral Wells, WV
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Sponsor: Wood County Emergency Communications
Website: http://www.wc8ec.org

 

If you organization is conducting a Hamfest in West Virginia, please be sure to let the League know ASAP. Contact Gail Iannone, giannone@arrl.org.

** ON THE AIR EVENTS

September 2018
8-10      September VHF
15-16    10 GHz & Up – Round 2
29-30    EME – 2.3 GHz & Up

October 2018
15-19   School Club Roundup
27-28   EME – 50 to 1296 MHz

November 2018
3-5      Nov. Sweepstakes – CW
17-19   Nov. Sweepstakes – Phone
24-25   EME – 50 to 1296 MHz

11/30-12/2  160 Meter     

Get the details for ARRL contests at www.arrl.org/contest-calendar. You can find very detailed information on the current month’s contests in the “Contest Corral column of QST, or at www.arrl.org/contests.

 

** CLUB PROGRAM?

If you’re planning your club’s program schedule, and would like to have a WV Section ARRL Official present a program, send a request with the necessary date/time information to K8WV@arrl.org. We’ll get something set up!

 

** ARES Monthly Section Emergency Coordinators Report

  1. ARRL Section West Virginia
  2. Month July
  3. Year 2018
  4. Total number of ARES members 440
  5. Number of DECs/ECs reporting this month 16
  6. Number of ARES nets active 22
  7. Number of nets with NTS liaison 16
  8. Calls of DECs/ECs reporting W8DUQ KD8SKZ KD8AZC WV8MAT WV8BS

KD8BMI KD8MIB KC8CSE N1EMP WB8NSL

KC8EHD KD8MIV WD8PAD KD8LRZ

KC8TUE WA8LLM

9a. Number of exercises & training sessions 38

9b. Person hours 229

10a. Number of public service events 8

10b. Person hours 78

11a. Number of emergency operations 0

11b. Person hours 0

12a Number of SKYWARN operations 0

12b. Person hours 0

13a. Total Activities 46

13b. Total person hours 307

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Signature Michael Maxson W8SI

SEC West Virginia