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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.

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 18 September 2010
News from the Pendleton NWS Office and the Skywarn Net
The next session of the SKYWARN HF Training Net will be held at 7:00 PM PDT on Wednesday, September 22.

The National Weather Service (NWS) Weather Forecast Office (WFO) in Pendleton has redrawn the boundaries of the public forecast zones in its County Warning and Forecast Area. The new public forecast zones will become effective on October 5, 2010. As for the training topic for this session of the Training Net, we will compare the current public forecast zones with the new public forecast zones, which will go into effect on October 15th.

During the Training Net on September 8th, we realized that the Alaska Snipers Net meets daily at 7:00 PM at 3920.0 kHz. The frequency that we have been using for the SKYWARN HF Net at 3918.0 kHz is too close to 3920.0 kHz, consequently the Training Net was interfering with the aforementioned net at the start and we had to move to net to a different frequency. Several hams suggested that we move the SKYWARN HF Net (Training Net and Standby/Emergency Net) to lower frequencies in the 80-Meter band.

We will try the following frequencies on the 80-Meter band for activating the SKYWARN HF Net (Training Net and Standby/Emergency Net):

3815.0 kHz Lower Side Band (LSB)
3834.0 kHz LSB
3840.0 kHz LSB
3860.0 kHz LSB

We'll go through the above list of frequencies, from top to bottom, starting with 3815.0 kHz, until we find a clear operating frequency.

As always, if interference begins at some point during the Training Net, we may have to move the Net up or down 5-15 kHz from one of the aforementioned frequencies until we again find a clear operating frequency.

I hope you can check-in to the next session of the SKYWARN HF Training Net!

Please forward this email to your Amateur Radio friends.



Alan Polan, KE4TRR
SKYWARN Net Coordinator
Amateur Radio Program Leader
Meteorologist and Journeyman Forecaster
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
National Weather Service (NWS)
Weather Forecast Office (WFO)
Pendleton, Oregon
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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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