Section Manager’s Report

Subject: September 2019 WV Section Manager’s Report

SECTION MANAGER REPORT

September 2019

Dan Ringer, K8WV

West Virginia Section Manager

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**  WELCOME OUR NEW PUBLIC INFORMATION COORDINATOR!

Last month we secured a new PIC! Cory Sickles, WA3UVV, stepped up and accepted the challenge. Cory is well known around the state, having given several technical presentations at hamfests and conventions. Welcome aboard Cory!!

** HELP WANTED:

PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICERS

Each ARRL affiliated club should have a designated Public Information Officer (PIO)! Bascially, the PIO is the club public relations officer, and is nominated by their club and appointed by the Section Manager. You can read the official position description at http://www.arrl.org/public-information-officer.

EVERY CLUB NEEDS ONE!

** CHARLESTON HAMFEST AND ARRL WV SECTION CONVENTION

We’re very pleased to announce that the 2020 WV Section Convention, to be held March 14, 2020, at the Charleston Hamfest, at the Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center, Charleston, WV. Details to follow!

**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 the club or clubs 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 we’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 September 4, 2019

William E Mccallister, KE8MUB, Saint Albans, WV 25177-3559

Charles Lilly, KE8MUV, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425-3276

Brett D Sarkissian, KE8MSC, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425-6806

Walter R White, KE8MVE, Chester, WV 26034-1454

Dylan M Mercer, KE8MVG, Moundsville, WV 26041-2221

John F Clark, KE8MUF, Buckhannon, WV 26201-2833

Joseph R Garland, KE8MUX, Cowen, WV 26206-0785

Ashley N Jarvis, KE8MUZ, Camden On Gauley, WV 26208-0052

John H Myers, KE8MUY, Webster Springs, WV 26288-8323

Paul F Williams, KE8MSF, Bridgeport, WV 26330-1047

Michael A Dean, KE8MSG, Fairmont, WV 26554-2537

Rick K Lilly, KE8MSO, Summersville, WV 26651-4445

Anthony W Webb, KE8MVA, Summersville, WV 26651-7469

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

10/12/2019 | Parkersburg, Wood County Hamfest

Location: Mineral Wells, WV

Type: ARRL Hamfest

Sponsor: Wood County Emergency Communications

Website: http://wc8ec.org

3/14/20, Charleston Hamfest and WV Section Convention

Location: Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center, Charleston, WV

Type: ARRL Section Convention

Sponsor: Kanawha ARC & ARRL

If your organization is conducting a Hamfest in West Virginia, please be

sure to let the League know ASAP.

http://www.arrl.org/arrl-sanctioned-events.

** 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!

** SECTION CABINET

No one person can coordinate all the activities involved with the

West Virginia Section. Here are the volunteers who make it happen, with

the assistance of many others.

Section Manager                               Dan Ringer. K8WV

Affiliated Club Coordinator (ACC)             Spencer Graham, WT8WV

Assistant Section Manager (ASM)               Jane Hardy, WV8JH

Mark Charles Kraham, W8CMK

Louise Ann. Rinehart, KA8ZGY

Karl S. Thompson, K8KT

Public Information Coordinator (PIC)          Cory Sickles, WA3UVV

Section Emergency Coordinator (SEC)           Michael E. Maxson, W8SI

State Government Liaison (SGL)                Matthew J. Ahearn, KB2PNN

Section Traffic Manager (STM)                 Kenneth D. Caplinger, WV8KDC

Section Youth Coordinator                     William W. Stewart Sr, W2BSA

Technical Coordinator (TC)                    Karl S. Thompson, K8KT

You can contact any of the cabinet members by email to

<callsign>@arrl.net.

** STM REPORT

** SEC REPORT

Regretfully, as a result of a hard drive crash, the STM and SEC reports are not available this month.