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Welcome to the ARRL Oregon Section website
My goal is to make sure this website is always current during my term(s) as section manager. I want to have as many communication methods available as possible to hear what you in the Oregon section have to say. This is one of many ways for me to hear you. I welcome any suggestions for content. With the help of the section leadership, it will be added to continually. I look forward to working with you and am making plans to visit all the affiliated clubs in the state during my first year in office and hope to be able to participate in some of your activities. I have visited some ARES groups as well.

Also please keep in mind that this website is a work in progress and we will do our best to keep it updated with the information provided by our amateur radio community. Currently login access is limited primarily to the Oregon section cabinet. I am beginning to provide access to individuals designated by the DEC's for updating ARES-related information. As we make more features available you will be notified via the arrloregon Yahoo Group. Join the group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/arrloregon/.

I also send regular informational emails to the yahoo group. Much of what I send will appear in the next SM report, but by being in the yahoo group, you get advance notice of the news. I also forward messages that come from the ARRL to section managers that may be of interest as well.

If you have information that you want posted or updated on this page, please send to me at ab7zq@arrl.net. If you submit news to that link, please notify me that it is there so that I can go look for it. We receive a lot of spam messages at that link.

Tuesday 09 April 2013
Calendar Events
Please click on the calendar on the top right of the screen for a list of events throughout the Oregon Section. Please contact Bonnie Altus, AB7ZQ, at ab7zq@arrl.net in order to get events added to this calendar.
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Tuesday 21 January 2014
Oregon Section News - January 2014
Hello all,

I wanted to send out one final section news while I have access to the page to do so.

Most of you have heard that Jim Fenstermaker, K9JF, has been elected by his peers on the ARRL Board as a Vice-President. That left the directors chair open, which has been filled by former Vice Director Jim Pace, K7CEX. I have been appointed to fill the Northwestern Division Vice Director position.

I have been the Oregon Section Manager for nearly eight years, having first been elected in 2006. It really does not seem nearly that long. I had to recount the years several time because I couldn’t believe I counted correctly. I guess time flies when you are having fun!

You will still be seeing me around the state at various hamfests and I will be happy to continue coming to your club meetings as a visitor to your regular activities or to present to the club, either one. I consider the McMinnville Amateur Radio Club to be my home club since that is the first one I went to as a new ham and they welcomed me with open arms. The club president called me after the first meeting I went to and checked to make sure I was coming to the next meeting. Her husband was the ARES Emergency Coordinator and showed up at the meeting with an ARES application. They were also going to be doing communications for a road rally in the mountains the next weekend and talked me into volunteering immediately.

The first hamfest of 2014 will be on February 15 in Rickreall; the Salem Hamfair. I hope to see all of you there. I will be near the ARRL table most of the day.

We also will have the 7QP contest coming up the first weekend of May. Oregon always has a good showing and a lot of work goes into making sure someone is representing every county in the state. If you have never tried contesting this is a good place to experiment and see if you like it. Do an Internet search for 7QP and it comes right up.

I posted these two events on the section website calendar with their links so they are easy to find.

This year is the ARRL Centennial celebration. Visit the ARRL website and find information on all the activities. A year-long QSO party has already started and strong stations in each state are scheduled for contacts. If you are interested in participating all that information is available on the ARRL website with links on the front page. There will also be activities at Seapac this year to celebrate the centennial. Make sure you have your hotel reservations since rooms are going fast.

I know everyone who gets this message directly is already an ARRL member but I was reminded of what the organization offers to us as I renewed my professional association memberships at the end of the year. I belong to two associations. One costs $160 annually. The second costs $230 annually. The ARRL offers us many of the same things as those professional associations offer. I often mention at meetings that the ARRL really is our professional association as ham radio operators and is much less expensive than those related to our careers.

I am interested in continuing to hear from all of you as I transition to my new position.
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Monday 20 January 2014
Vice Director Appointment
Bonnie, I am pleased to advise you that the Ethics & Elections Committee has completed its review of your eligibility to serve as Vice Director of the Northwestern Division and has unanimously approved. Congratulations, and welcome. You assume the balance of the current term which expires at noon on January 1, 2016.

73,
David Sumner, K1ZZ
Secretary, ARRL
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Sunday 12 January 2014
Oregon STM Report for December 2013
OREGON STM REPORT FOR DECEMBER 2013: JANUARY 12, 2014
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NET ACTIVITY FOR DECEMBER 2013: EXCEPT AS NOTED EACH NET HAD 31 SESSIONS

OREGON EMERGENCY NET: QNI: 7,401; QTC 29, DENNIS AG7K NET MGR
ARES DISTRICT #1 NET: QNI: 677, QTC 34, HAL KC7ZZB NET MGR
BEAVER STATE NET: QNI: 683, QTC 156, DON KK7TN NET MGR
OREGON SECTION NET #1: QNI: 219, QTC 102, CARL WS7L NET MGR
OREGON SECTION NET #2: QNI: 132, QTC 88, KURT KC7SRL NET MGR
NORTHWEST TRAFFIC AND TRAINING NET: QNI: 633, QTC 123, DAVE N7YSS NET MGR


STATION ACTIVITY REPORTS (SAR) FOR DECEMBER 2013:

W7IZ 416
K7EAJ 225
N7YSS 155
KC7SRL 40
N7CM 38
KK7DEB 25
W7ELI 23
WS7L 23


PUBLIC SERVICE HONOR ROLL (PSHR) FOR DECEMBER 2013:


K7EAJ 225
KK7DEB 131
N7CM 115
N7XG 110
N7YSS 110
KK7TN 86
KD7THV 60
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Thanks everyone for your reports, hope the new year is going well for you!!

73

Scott Gray W7IZ
Oregon STM
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Friday 27 December 2013
Central Oregonian Newspaper ARES Article
The December 27 edition of the Central Oregonian newspaper featured a front page article on Amateur Radio in Crook County:

http://cni.pmgnews.com/ceo/162-news/205682-crook-county-amateur-radio-communication-presence-strong

This story was spawned by Rick Palm's Public Service column in the January 2014 issue of QST, which specifically mentioned Crook County's participation in the November 2 SET. (I created a .PDF file from the on-line version of QST and emailed it to the paper's editor.)

A huge THANK YOU to all the active ARES/RACES Amateur Radio Operators in Crook County and Central Oregon!

73,
Dave
W7KFO
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Thursday 12 December 2013
December 2013 Section News
Subject: Oregon Section News December 2013

I wanted to greet everyone as we approach the holiday season. The
weather seriously interfered with some of the holiday club activities
early this month. This is only the second time it has interfered with
me attending a planned club event since I first became section manager
in 2006. However it looks like the weather is settling down and should
start warming up tomorrow.

I am teaching part-time in Computer Systems (a Digital Literacy class)
at Linn Benton Community College in Albany. The final for my class was
Wednesday so the term has ended now. It was definitely snowier in
Albany and Corvallis than it is at my house right now. From my house,
the roads are fairly clear once I get out to the highway.

Russ, N7QR, the ASM for Youth was produced a report on the JOTA 2013
activities he was involved in. If you have interest in hearing from
him about these activities, feel free to drop him a note and ask to be
put on his distribution list.

Make sure you read the January 2014 issue of the QST. It contains an
article in the Public Service column about the Oregon ARES/RACES SET
held recently that Washington, Idaho and California participated in.
John Core, KX7YT, Oregon ARES/RACES SET Coordinator provided them with
this article on the exercise.

I expect to see a number of you around the NW part of the state at some
of the club Christmas/Holiday dinners that I still plan to attend. For
those of you I do not see, have a good holiday season.

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ARRL Oregon Section
Section Manager: Bonnie M Altus, AB7ZQ
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Monday 21 October 2013
October 2013 Section News
Subject: Oregon Section News October 2013

Hi everyone,

I hope to see many of you at Swaptoberfest this coming Saturday. There
will be a lot of changes this year since it will have a broader focus on
emergency communications and emergency preparedness. You will be able
to find me at the ARRL table most of the day.

I took a few trips around the state during the summer. I went to the
Grants Pass and Medford sites for field day. Grants Pass meets at a
park right next to a really nice little RV park along the Rogue River
so I stayed there for the weekend in my miniature motorhome. Some
other trips included the Coos County Hamfest, which I go to every year.
I went to the OEN (Oregon Emergency Net) picnic in Yachats. I also
went down to Lakeview for a fish fry they had to celebrate the ARRL
affiliation of their club. It is one of the newer affiliated clubs in
the state. This was my first trip down to Lakeview and I can’t
figure out why my husband dislikes the Lakeview and Klamath Falls areas
so much. I went to Lakeview through Sisters and then came home through
Klamath Falls. It was a fun trip.

Another recent ARRL affiliation for a club is the Peak Radio
Association in Corvallis so congratulate them as well. They have a
pretty good sized club.

At the annual ARES leadership conference in August, Vince VanDerHyde,
K7VV, the Section Emergency Coordinator announced some new
appointments. He has been recruiting some Assistant Section Emergency
Coordinators (ASECs) to help with various tasks. He has appointed John
Core, KX7YT, as the ASEC for SET Coordination. John will be recruiting
others to help develop SETs (exercises) so if you are interested in
helping, I’m sure he’s open to volunteers. Vince also appointed
Lisa Clarke, KE7NIY, as the ASEC for Training.

The newest county emergency coordinators, who were announced at the
leadership conference, include Nate Hersey N9VCU for Multnomah County,
Armand Pilotte W7IG for Yamhill County. James Bryant KD7WZI is now the
District Emergency Coordinator for District 1.

John Core KX7YT is busy working on a SET for November 2nd so I hope all
of you involved in your county ARES/RACES unit are preparing to
participate. Part of this SET is coordinate with other organizations
that ARES/RACES units may be working with in an emergency.

Ron Fial KO7V has been providing advice on occasional interference
concerns as the Section Technical Coordinator. We received a recent
request for a local technical coordinator that is in the process of
being appointed. That is an organization that it would be good to
build up throughout the state so he knows who to contact when we
receive requests for technical help in various parts of the state. In
the past I have usually called someone I know (such as Dale Hunt
WB6BYU) or ask a club president who can help with a technical issue.

Russ Mickiewicz N7QR is the section person for youth activities so if
you want ideas on getting involved with younger hams feel free to talk
to him. He is very involved in scouting activities and ham radio and
often copies me on emails regarding these activities. He was recently
involved with the Sunset Trail district's Weblos Woods at Camp
Meriweather with cub scouts,

The annual Salem Hamfair will occur on February 15, 2014 in Rickreall
and will be the next ARRL approved hamfest in this area.

Let me know if there are additional events I should get on the calendar
on the section website and plan to attend around the section.

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ARRL Oregon Section
Section Manager: Bonnie M Altus, AB7ZQ
ab7zq@arrl.org
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Friday 09 August 2013
Swaptoberfest
Subject: Swaptoberfest is changing!

SWAPTOBERFEST IS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26TH, 2013 AT THE POLK COUNTY
FAIRGROUNDS.

For more details about the changes, visit
http://www.swaptoberfest.net.

For over 20 years, Swaptoberfest has been brought to you by the four
ARES units in the mid Willamette Valley – Yamhill, Polk, Marion and
Oregon Emergency Management.

Swapmeets are great, and this one has been very popular. But, after
the last one, we got to thinking….

Since it’s sponsored by Amateur Radio Emergency Service groups,
shouldn’t it really have an Emergency Service flavor?

Yeah, that makes sense, doesn’t it!!

Swaptoberfest – the ham radio swap meet is becoming

Swaptoberfest – the Volunteer Emergency Services Fair and Ham Radio
Swapmeet.

Yes, the ham radio swap meet will still be a featured part.

But there’s going to be so much more…….

Emergency Service Seminars
Emergency Service and Disaster Readiness Vendors
Communications Van Display

Watch this website for more details as we get them in place.

You can subscribe to the site and we’ll let you know when something
new of interest is out there to read.

Lots of changes, but we think the VOAD organizations and volunteers in
Oregon deserve something special, aimed specifically at their needs.

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ARRL Oregon Section
Section Manager: Bonnie M Altus, AB7ZQ
ab7zq@arrl.org
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Friday 12 April 2013
April 2013 Section News
Subject: April 2013 Section News

I have updated the calendar on the section website at
http://www.arrloregon.org. Click on the month on the calendar on the
right side of the screen and you will get a list of upcoming evenets.
Let me know if there is anything I should add.

7QP
Please visit http://www.7qp.org and sign up to participate. You will
also be able to identify stations you may want to try to contact from
this website. This is an annual event and Oregon seems to be the best
organized effort! It's a good place to try out contesting and see if
you like it.

FAR SCHOLARSHIPS
The application deadline is April 15 for regular F.A.R. scholarships
and May 15 for the Chichester and QCWA scholarships. In 2012, the F. A.
R. awarded 38 scholarships ranging in amounts from $500 to $5,000. If
you know any high school or college students who have their ham radio
license, please let them know about these scholarships. The F.A.R.
website's URL is . For information about how to
apply for a scholarship, click on:
.

CLUB PRESENTATIONS
Marc Willis, NC7M, is the new manager for the ARRL 7th District
Incoming QSL Bureau. He has been offering clubs in the Portland,
Vancouver and Salem areas a presentation about the QSL Bureau. It is an
inside look at how it operates. He would be happy to travel out of the
area if there was interest elsewhere. The power point presentation is
about 35-40 minutes in length.

Everett Curry, W6ABM, the Official Observer Coordinator, has been
making presentations to various clubs about the Official Observer (OO)
program.

I talked about the ARRL, the division and the section activities at the
TERAC meeting in Tigard last night and attended a meeting of the Peak
Radio Association (PRA) in Corvallis recently.

TEACHERS INSTITUTE ON WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY
The ARRL Education & Technology Program has announced the schedule for
two sessions of our professional development workshop, the Teachers
Institute on Wireless Technology (TI-1) being offered during July 2013.
The Dayton Amateur Radio Association will be supporting and hosting a
new professional development opportunity, an advanced Teachers
Institute (TI-2) on Remote Sensing and Data Gathering, at their new
educational facility. Please visit the ARRL website at:
www.arrl.org/teachers-institute-on-wireless-technology for more
information about Teachers Institute curriculum content, participant
requirements, dates and locations and other details. Go to
www.arrl.org/teachers-institute-application to download an application.
Tuition, resources and most expenses to attend the Teachers Institute
are paid by donations to the ARRL Education & Technology Fund. This is
a good way to help educate the younger generation.

SEA-PAC
The annual Seaside trek to Sea-Pac is coming up on May 31st. I hope to
see everyone there. There are a lot of good seminars on Friday,
Saturday and Sunday. I was hoping to get out there on Thursday evening
but my husband started a new job at a new plant that opened in Sheridan,
just five miles from our house, and doesn't want to try to get off work
this soon so we will be heading out Friday afternoon when he gets off
work.

COOS COUNTY HAMFEST
This is an ARRL-sanctioned event and will be held on July 20th in North
Bend, Oregon. I hope to see many of you there.

CLUB IN LAKEVIEW PURSUING AFFILIATION
A club in Lakeview, the Lake County Amateur Radio Club, is pursuing
affiliation. It's great to see this activity in the remote parts of
the state.

UPCOMING ARES SET
The ARES SET will be held on April 27th. I will be participating as a
member of the Oregon Emergency Management (OEM) Amateur Radio Unit
(ARU). Please contact your county Emergency Coordinator and find out
how you can participate in your area.

Each month at the OEM ARU meeting we encourage ARES units to test their
ability to contact OEM via WinLink and Voice from their EOC. At the
April meeting it was my turn to operate the WinLink station. I had one
contact from Douglas County. The voice station had contacts from
Douglas County, Malheur County, and I think one more, which slips my
mind at the moment.

The OEM ARU is also taking advantage of one contest a month to
participate in and use the time to certify members on the operation of
each radio in the radio room.

FIELD DAY PLANS
I'm sure everyone is busy getting started on your field day plans.
Please record your site at: http://www.arrl.org/field-day-locator

CHILI COOK-OFF
The annual chili cook-off for the 145.29 repeater will be held on May
4th. The flyer is located at: http://www.wa7abu.com/Chili.pdf. I hope
to see some of the locals there. I will operate in the 7QP contest
before and after that event.

FROM THE SECTION TRAFFIC MANAGER

OREGON STM REPORT FOR MARCH 2013: April 10, 2013

NET ACTIVITY FOR MARCH 2013: OEN HAS 2 SESSIONS PER DAY, 62 SESSIONS
THIS MONTH
OREGON EMERGENCY NET: QNI 7,812; QTC 24, KG7UY NET MGR
BEAVER STATE NET: QNI 678, QTC 161, KK7TN NET MGR
OREGON SECTION NET #1: QNI 210, QTC 48, WS7L NET MGR
OREGON SECTION NET #2: QNI 103, QTC 53, KC7SRL NET MGR
NORTHWEST TRAFFIC AND TRAINING NET: QNI 622, QTC 164, N7YSS NET MGR

STATION ACTIVITY REPORTS FOR MARCH 2013:
K7EAJ 296 Ernie K7EAJ is NTSD Target Station for Oregon and handles
LOTS of traffic as U see!!
W7IZ 273 Scott is Net Manager of RN7 Cycle 4, a CW net that meets daily
7:30 and 9:30 pm
N7YSS 142 Uncle Dave is Net Mgr of NTTN which covers Portland/Vancouver
at 6:05 pm daily
N7CM 61 Claire N7CM is xyl of K7EAJ, both live in Hillsboro, both are
active ARES and NTS
KC7SRL 46 Kurt KC7SRL in Cave Junction is Net Mgr of OSN second session

KK7DEB 45 Debbie KK7DEB in Fairview delivers more NTS traffic than all
of us!!
W7ELI 29 Eliza W7ELI in Fairview is very active in NTS and ARES,
delivers LOTS of traffic too!
WS7L 19 Carl WS7L in Hillsboro is Net Mgr of OSN first session
W7VSE 7 Vic W7VSE in Medford was Oregon STM for over 20 years!
KG7AVF 2 Welcome Ray, KG7AVF in Bend, reporting for first time!

PUBLIC SERVICE HONOR ROLL FOR MARCH 2013:
N7CM 205
K7EAJ 205
KK7DEB 141
N7XG 110
N7YSS 110
KK7TN 100
KD7THV 92

Thanks to all who reported this month!!

73 from Scott Gray W7IZ
Oregon Section Traffic Mgr

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ARRL Oregon Section
Section Manager: Bonnie M Altus, AB7ZQ
ab7zq@arrl.org
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Thursday 11 April 2013
7QP Contest! Please participate!

It's time to start planning for the 7QP weekend if that has not been on your mind already.
Visit http://www.7QP.org for the current Planned Operations for Oregon:

See all those empty counties? Don't assume that just because there may be a lot of hams in your county you can skip it. We need a lot more operators signing up for both fixed and mobile operations. We'd like to see five entries in each one. If you are going to play in the 7QP, please send an email to 7qpops@codxc.org and let us and the world know. Having your call in the table is an easy way to have the world looking for you - be rare for a day!

We have been pulling all the strings to arrange for good propagation conditions on May 4. All the contest calendars have been informed. We are even bringing in mobiles from the east to run through some of the very rarest counties along the eastern edges of Montana and Wyoming. In Oregon we are doing our part to make this the best QSO party of the year.

Big news from N1MM-Logger. No, it has nothing to do with chain saws. This most popular FREE logging software has been upgraded to allow entry of multiple county exchanges. If a station in Arizona sends AZGHM/GLE, you enter that in the exchange block. You get credit for two QSOs, and Graham and Greenlee Counties. That's no big deal for us in Oregon (it only counts as Arizona) but this also happens with exchanges from the Indiana and New England QSO parties that share our weekend. If you have never tried a logging program, you need to check one out. There's a list of FREE and low cost programs on the 7QP web site. Click the Logging Software link along the left hand edge of the page.

So there you have it. We are shaking the trees and kicking the bushes to get the word out. Once the table gets filled in we can concentrate on filling in the bare spots and strong-arming the usual suspects. Hey, we've got Gilliam County covered already. Anyone want to light up Curry County? It's wide open and there's nobody home.....

73, and thanks for your support of the 7QP,

--
Dick Frey k4xu
7QP captain for Oregon

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Oregon Cabinet
Section Manager
Everett Curry, W6ABM
Hillsboro, Oregon
w6abm@arrl.org

Assistant Section Managers

Southwestern Oregon
Dan Bissell, W7WVF
Bandon, Oregon
dbissell@harborside.com

Youth and Mentoring
Russ Mickiewicz, N7QR
Portland, Oregon
n7qr@arrl.net

Administrative
Pat Roberson, W7PAT
Aloha, Oregon
w7pat@arrl.net

Affiliated Club Coordinator
Dan Bathurst, WA7ABU
Salem, Oregon
wa7abu@arrl.net

Official Observer Coordinator
Everett W Curry Jr, W6ABM
Hillsboro, Oregon
w6abm@arrl.net

Section Emergency Coordinator
Vince VanDerHyde, K7VV
Salem, Oregon
k7vv@arrl.net

State Government Liaison
Kevin E Curry, KA7KYQ
Tigard, Oregon
curry.k@gmail.com

Section Traffic Manager
D Scott Gray, W7IZ
Clatskanie, Oregon
w7iz@clatskanie.com

Technical Coordinator
Ron Fial, KO7V
Oak Grove, Oregon
ko7v@arrl.net
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