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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 07 June 2011
New Technical Coordinator for the Oregon Section
Ron Fial, KO7V, has agreed to assume the position of Technical Coordinator for the Oregon Section.

Ron was licensed as a Novice in 1958.  In the 1960's he was KH6HDX in Hawaii and handled a lot of phone patches from Vietnam to the States.  He continues to be active on the ham bands.  He is a CW operator and operates HF and VHF at home, at a vacation cabin, mobile, and aeronautical mobile. He will be operating 40 meter CW at the Salem Amateur Radio Clubs field day site.

He is familiar with HF, VHF, Microwave communications, antennas and propagation.  He has designed and built CW and SSB transceivers and power amplifiers, antennas, installed towers, rotators, dealt with RFI issues, magnetic and electrostatic shielding, exposure levels and more.  He has run a lot of equipment through FCC part 15 certification and holds two U.S. Patents.  He has digital experience (RTTY, PSK31), is experience in computers and IP networks.  He has set up firewalls, domain controllers, websites, web servers, email servers, email reflectors, discussion forum software, and has done programming in many computer languages.  He has taught classes in networking, routing, electronics for research and basic electronics.  He taught at Reed College in the 1970s and has a lot of public speaking experience with business clients.

In his day job, he sets up and tests commercial microwave radios and fiber switching equipment in a lab environments.  He designs analog and digital electronics for communications sites and satellite-uplink sites, most for monitoring and remote control.  More information about his work is in the products section at http://www.fial.com.

Please welcome him to this position and let him know if you are interested in getting involved as a technical specialist in the section.

Bonnie AB7ZQ


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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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