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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.

Monday 16 July 2012
Oregon Section News July 2012

Hi everyone. I know I said I would send out a section news while I was recovering from surgery but I don't seem to have gotten everything done that I expected to while I was recovering. I took more naps than I expected, even though I didn't need to take any of the narcotics they gave me after I got home. I was fine with just the prescription-strength Ibuprofen.

Everything came back from pathology as benign after surgery so that is good news. They did an open procedure and took everything out intact just in case it didn't come back benign but I was fortunate. I was released from the hospital on Sunday June 2nd (while you were all leaving Seapac). I am back to work at my part-time job at the state hospital but I am coming home early since I get tired and uncomfortable sitting in a chair all day. I come home and take a nap, then I'm up late.

Because of all that I missed Seapac as well as field day activities. I did get a call with some NTS (National Traffic System) messages sent to me from field day sites and received some field day messages in Airmail.

Beginning this year, ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Services) started the Drew Holmes (W7GER) Memorial Field Day Award. The ARES unit who operates at their EOC (Emergency Operations Center) or COOP (Continuity of Operations Plan) site as a class F station and makes the most contacts will receive that award. If your ARES unit operated on field day, please make sure Vince Van Der Hyde, K7VV, receives your contact records. Mark and I had dinner at the Spirit Mountain Casino buffet tonight and we ran into him and Frank Gruber. He said he hasn't received any field logs yet for this award other than OEM (Oregon Emergency Management).

I will be going down to the Coos County hamfest this weekend. At the moment it sounds like my husband is planning to go with me. We'll know for sure when I'm ready to head out the driveway. I made reservations at the Mill RV Park for both Friday and Saturday nights. I know I'll be too tired to drive home after hanging out at the hamfest all day. That way I can take my time getting down there on Friday and have a leisurely trip back home on Sunday. I hope to see many of you down there.

I haven't gotten a lot of news well organized right now since I got way behind on my ham radio email and just got caught up quickly over the weekend. I will be going to the Hoodview club on Thursday night so I will get myself current on what is going on before then.
Posted by Bonnie Altus on Monday 16 July 2012 - 17:00:31 | 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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