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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.

Thursday 17 January 2008
Southwestern Oregon ASM Report
The big challenge to amateur radio this past month has been the weather. Many repeaters and home stations have been damaged and are off the air or have limited capability. Road conditions make it difficult to get to mountain tops an make repairs. In some cases, repairs have been made and the next storm has caused another failure.
Repeater operators are doing their best, and are keeping us informed.

The City of Bandon proposed new ordinances that would restrict height of any structure to 35 feet. The only exception was that chimneys could go up to 5 feet above a 35 foot structure. I attended the hearing held by the planning commission on December 13 and addressed the commission. I took multiple copies of the State law and the Beaverton model ordinances, as well as my statement. The commission apologetically said that they had forgotten about Amateur Radio, recognized its importance in emergency response, instructed staff to add an exemption for amateur radio towers and antennas, and to let me review them. This was briefly reported in the Bandon Newspaper, the "Western World", in their article about the hearing.

Dan, W7WVF
Posted by Bonnie Altus on Thursday 17 January 2008 - 19:57:10 | Comments are turned off for this item | email to someone printer friendly
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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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