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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.

Saturday 02 January 2010
Oregon "Cell Phone" bill
Hello everyone. I hope you are having a good new year.

There are a lot of discussions going on right now about the cell phone bill that went into effect on January 1. Some people are looking at the original bill passed by the house so I wanted to send out a message to everyone about this. Please distribute to your clubs and ARES units.

I recommend that you keep a copy of the bill in your vehicle along with your wallet-sized ham radio license.

I really want to thank Senator Morrisette for his help in making sure this happened. He worked with Jim, KI7AY, to submit amendments to the bill. He also attended the committee meeting, spoke in favor of the bill and introduced Jim and me so we could speak. It is very valuable to have a legislature member do this since the committee invites them to speak first. This allowed ham radio to be represented at the beginning of the meeting. A number of other ham radio operators attended and spoke as well, representing us well.

The engrossed version of the bill can be found at: http://www.leg.state.or.us/09reg/measures/hb2300.dir/hb2377.en.html

The relevant sections are towards the bottom of page 1 and near the top of page 2:
(3) This section does not apply:
(i) To a person who holds a valid amateur radio operator
license issued or any other license issued by the Federal
Communications Commission and is operating an amateur radio;

The following paragraph (j) also exempts CB and FRS radios.

Posted by Bonnie Altus on Saturday 02 January 2010 - 11:24:22 | 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

Assistant Section Managers

Southwestern Oregon
Dan Bissell, W7WVF
Bandon, Oregon

Youth and Mentoring
Russ Mickiewicz, N7QR
Portland, Oregon

Pat Roberson, W7PAT
Aloha, Oregon

Affiliated Club Coordinator
Dan Bathurst, WA7ABU
Salem, Oregon

Official Observer Coordinator
Everett W Curry Jr, W6ABM
Hillsboro, Oregon

Section Emergency Coordinator
Vince VanDerHyde, K7VV
Salem, Oregon

State Government Liaison
Kevin E Curry, KA7KYQ
Tigard, Oregon

Section Traffic Manager
D Scott Gray, W7IZ
Clatskanie, Oregon

Technical Coordinator
Ron Fial, KO7V
Oak Grove, Oregon
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