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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.

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Sunday 04 April 2010
Oregon Section Club News April 2010
Oregon ARRL Section Club Newsletter
April 2010

The McMinnville Amateur Radio Club presentation for the April 2010 meeting will have a discussion on the International Reply Coupon. This will include a brief history of the coupon, how to obtain the IRC and how to send and redeem them. Did you know that they are also collectable?
So plan to sit back for a few minutes and learn all about the IRC and how to apply their use in amateur radio. Bring along your questions and plan to be entertained. The meeting is at 7 PM on the second Thursday each month at the McMinnville Manor Recreation Hall on Riverside Drive in McMinnville. Check their web site www.marcwireless.org if you need directions.

The Oregon Tualatin Valley Amateur Radio Club (OTVARC) will be featuring Craig Adams, former KKSN-FM radio “DJ”, with a program on “Early Oregon Radio History” at their club meeting on Wednesday April 14, at The Peppermill Restaurant, 17455 SW Farmington Road in Aloha, OR. Dinner is at 6 and the meeting starts at 7 PM.

The Tillamook Radio Club (TEARS) guest speaker on April 8 will be Dan Smith, KK7DS. Dan will be speaking on new technology D-Star digital repeaters, equipment required, and the software that runs the systems.
There is an operational D-Star repeater on Mt Hebo provided by the Oregon Coast Repeater Group, W7GC.
Meeting Location is 2311 3rd Street (911 Center) in Tillamook. Time is 7 p.m.

Special Amateur Radio Technician License Class and VE Examination
Lincoln City - April 16 and 17. Instruction provided by Oregon ACES. Seating limited to 30 persons. Reservations required.
Technician license examinations provided by the Lincoln City VE crew on April 17 at 5 p.m.
Location - North Lincoln 1400 Fire Station - Lincoln City
Contact Daron Wilson, N7HQR, for reservations or information. daron@wilson.org

Quarter Century Wireless Association - Oregon Coast Chapter 175
Bi-Monthly Luncheon Meeting - Saturday, April 24 at 1 p.m. Wildflower Grill in Lincoln City
Contact Roger Lincoln, W7HH, roglinx@inbox.com for information or reservations.
You are eligible for QCWA if you were licensed in 1985 or earlier. www.qcwa.org

I received this message and thought I would pass it on for any individual or club that would like to help out in this event:

My name is Brien Morris and my call is K7KSN. I am the Chief of Communications for an event called The Oregon Trail Rally. The Oregon Trail Rally is an annual three day event, kicked off at Portland International Raceway on Friday afternoon May 14, 2010 and then travels up the beautiful Columbia River Gorge using the rural roads of Hood River and Wasco Counties, Saturday and Sunday, May 15-16, 2010.
The Oregon Trail Rally is a “Stage Rally Race.” What is Stage Rally? Quite simply, it is a flat-out race over closed sections of rural roads by modified production automobiles. It is different than most car races in that:
1. Competitors race one car at a time against the clock, usually at one-minute intervals.
2. Flat-out racing is done on limited access roads, blocked off from "civilian" traffic, rather than on prepared tracks.
3. Events are usually several hundred miles long, often lasting for several days. Each car has a driver and a co-driver.
4. In-between the racing stages, the cars travel over public roads (transit) and are required to obey all traffic laws.
Expected entrants include defending three-time Rally America champion, MTV Nitro Circus star, and extreme sport icon Travis Pastrana, DC shoes founder Ken Block, BMX legend Dave Mirra, Formula D champion Tanner Foust, multi-talented drivers Andrew "ACP" Comrie-Picard and Matthew Johnson, plus most of the fastest rally drivers and co-drivers in North America.
I am contacting you today because you have been identified as the contact person for your club. An event of this size requires many amateur radio volunteers to provide communications support. I would like to extend my personal invitation to any interested member of you club to come out and enjoy a great event. Participation for all three days is not required. Training will be provided at a required new volunteer orientation. Volunteers usually receive a commemorative event t-shirt and invitation to the event rewards ceremony and dinner on Sunday night.
If you wouldn’t mind passing along this information to your membership and have any interested person’s contact me as soon as possible. If you require any additional information or if you would like me to attend one of your monthly meetings, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Brien F. Morris – K7KSN
Chief of Communications
The 2010 Oregon Trail Rally

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Pat Roberson, N7PAT
Assistant Oregon ARRL Section Manager / Administrative
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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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