News Item: : Oregon Section News - May 2012
(Category: SM Reports and Section News)
Posted by Bonnie Altus
Friday 11 May 2012 - 19:41:31

Hi everyone,

I am long overdue for a section news and wanted to go ahead and get one out. I will update my calendar to ensure that I get these out monthly. Please feel free to send me information that you would like me to announce in the news.

I am sure you are all looking forward to SeaPac. It is always a good time - a great time to see people around the section that we don't see often. Unfortunately I have just learned that this year I will not be able to attend for the first time. I am scheduled for surgery at the hospital in McMinnville on May 31st and expect to be in the hospital for 2-3 days and have at least a 3-4 week recovery afterwards. Fortunately Mark is a good cook and will take care me! All tests so far have come with good results so I expect the results of all this will be good but it is a situation I need to take care of as soon as possible in order to make sure nothing serious is wrong. I felt it was important to take the earliest surgery date I was offered. I will provide more of an update after I am home from the hospital and plan to send out the June section news while I am relaxing in my recliner recovering from surgery. This will be the first surgery I have had in my entire life so this will be a new experience for me. Because of the expected recovery period I will probably need to stay close to home for field day instead of traveling to other areas of the state as I had planned.

I believe that most of the section appointees will be at SeaPac so feel free to visit with them about their activities in the section. They are listed here:
Assistant Section Manager - ARRL Membership Development - Everett W Curry Jr, W6ABM
Assistant Section Manager - Southwestern Oregon - Dan Bissell, W7WVF
Assistant Section Manager - Youth and Mentoring - Russ Mickiewicz, N7QR
Assistant Section Manager - Administrative - Pat Roberson, W7PAT
Affiliated Club Coordinator - Dan Bathurst, WA7ABU
Official Observer Coordinator - Everett W Curry Jr, W6ABM
Section Emergency Coordinator - Vince VanDerHyde, K7VV
State Government Liaison - Kevin E Curry, KA7KYQ
Section Traffic Manager - D Scott Gray, W7IZ
Technical Coordinator - Ron Fial, KO7V

I pulled out a couple of interesting announcement from my email. Earlier this year I was notified that the Seaside Tsunami Amateur Radio Society had elected all women board. I suspect this is somewhat unusual in ham radio. Their board members are:
President Pat Love KE7RBM
Vice-President Terry Williams KE7QFR
Secretary Carolyn Lee KE7OXP
Treasurer Vianne Patterson KE7ZFM

Below is the current Oregon STM report.

OREGON STM REPORT FOR APRIL 2012:
MAY 11, 2012
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NET ACTIVITY FOR APRIL 2012: ALL NETS HAD 30 SESSIONS EXCEPT OEN WHICH HAD 60
OREGON EMERGENCY NET: QNI 7317, QTC 10, KG7UY NET MGR
BEAVER STATE NET: QNI 611, QTC 121, KK7TN NET MGR
OREGON SECTION NET #1: QNI 184, QTC 48, WS7L NET MGR
OREGON SECTION NET #2: QNI 116, QTC 93, KC7SRL NET MGR
NORTHWEST TRAFFIC AND TRAINING NET: QNI 504, QTC 119, N7YSS NET MGR
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STATION ACTIVITY REPORTS FOR APRIL 2012: W7IZ 264, K7IFG 234, K7EAJ 190, N7YSS 115, N7CM 85, KC7SRL 53, KK7DEB 40, W7ELI 26, WS7L 22, W7VSE 15
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PUBLIC SERVICE HONOR ROLL FOR APRIL 2012: KD7THV 285**Congrats on your new General ticket, Rick!!, N7CM 170, K7EAJ 160, KK7DEB 120, N7XG 110, N7YSS 110, KK7TN 100
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Thanks to all who reported this month!! Hope to see you at SeaPac Saturday morning, NTS has a meeting in the Sea Mist Room from 10:30 till Noon.
73/Scott Gray W7IZ
Oregon Section Traffic Mgr

Please feel free to contact me at any time.
Bonnie Altus, AB7ZQ
Oregon Section Manager


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