Volume 5, Issue 1 January 8, 2001
|Inside This Issue|
|1||President's Message de K1ER|
Message from Jim, ARRL Director
W5YI VE Session after HARC Meeting
|2||HARC ELECTION Information|
|3||Calendar of Events/FCC News|
|4||News of interest|
Here we go again
John D. Peters K1ER
The biggest news this time is the closing of the Columbia Inn which forces us to meet in a different location. We agreed at the Nov Meeting to first try the Denny's at Pearl Ridge which has a good breakfast menu and a private room. IF we don't like it, we'll find a different location for future meetings. Next biggest is the founding of a QCWA Chapter on Oahu. The Honolulu Chapter Nr 206, QCWA held it's first meeting in December 2000.
AND the Elections will be held at the January meeting for our HARC Officers.
UPGRADE, tell your friends!
A W5YI VE testing session will follow the meeting for those desiring to upgrade their licenses or try for a new one. Contact Lee Wical KH6BZF for more details. Walk ins are welcome. Tell them to come for Breakfast at 0900 and enjoy the meeting, then take their test for a license. Call Lee or me first.
The club repeater KH6WO/R on 146.18/78 is the new club repeater. Try it. The new machine is much better at rejecting intermod and front-end overload so you should receive better service.
The club beacon station is receiving SWL reports from all around the world. KH6WO (beacon) is part of the NCDXF world wide system and you can read all about it on the internet. http://www.ncdxc.org and click on beacons. Want to know which bands are open to any area, this is one way to find out.
The Honolulu DX Club is looking for members on Oahu. If you're a DXer, we want you. Contact John K1ER or Lee KH6BZF for information.
The Honolulu Chapter of QCWA is looking for members who were first licensed 25 or more years ago. Were you licensed in 1976? You may be eligible to join this most prestigious of radio amateur organizations.
Oh by the way, the FCC NEWS we include in the HARC Newsletter is taken unchanged from the FCC or ARRL WebPages. I received a note from a Ham in CA who had been mentioned in the FCC report, and he reported that he had rebutted the FCC letter and received no further action. We should not presume that everyone being investigated by the FCC will be found at fault, merely that the FCC is trying to do the job. Check the FCC WebPages for more information on their work in their Enforcement Log.
WHERE IS THE MEETING?
Pali Momi is the street on the Diamond Head side of the Pearl Ridge Shopping Center. You can park in the shopping center or directly above the Denny's.
From anywhere: on H-1 take the Aiea Exit. That will put you on either Kam Hwy or Moanalua Road (depending on which lane you pick). From KAM Hwy turn on Pali Momi, at the traffic light in one block, the Denny's is at the intersection. PARK and come in.
From Moanalua, turn on Pali Momi and go two blocks, you'll see the Denny's on your left. PARK and come in.
From H-3, take the first exit "STADIUM" that's Ulune St. When it dead ends on Aiea Heights Dr turn left, the next traffic light is Moanalua, turn right and go to Pali Momi and turn left.
We are in the ROOM in the rear of Denny's.
If you're not having fun, you're doing it wrong.
Jim Maxwell Pacific Division ARRL Director
Hi to all the HARC members. I had planned a visit to Hawaii to coincide with the HAMFEST in November, you may know that personal problems at the last minute forced me to cancel the trip. I am sorry to miss the opportunity to visit with all of you but it could not be helped. There will be future opportunities to visit all the Hawaii ARC.
Preparations are underway for the next WARC, probably to be held in Geneva sometime in 2003. Several matters scheduled for consideration at the conference will have a profound effect on the future of Amateur Radio. A good summary of issues can be found on the International Amateur Radio Union's (IARU's) web site at http://www.iaru.org/cal-181.html. Of major importance is a proposal to "harmonize" worldwide Amateur assignments on the 40-meter band; that is, have (perhaps!) a single exclusive worldwide assignment for Amateur Radio rather than the patchwork arrangement we now have. Check the webpage http://www.pdarrl.org for more info.
73 Jim Maxwell W6CF
W5YI VE Session at HARC Meetings
The W5YI VE team is headed by Lee Wical KH6BZ.
The VE Session will follow the HARC Meeting. If you have any question, contact Lee. The fee is set by the FCC. You need your current license and a copy of it, plus a photo ID, if you plan to upgrade.
Pres John Peters K1ER
Vpres Dan Greeson KH6P
Treas Phil Preece NH6SA
Sec (see Pres!)
Francis Blatt KH6KH
Ted Chernin KH6GI
Lee Wical KH6BZF
Peter Demmer KH6CTQ
Some of these officers have been doing the job for several years. YOU need to volunteer to keep HARC alive and active. Come, volunteer, and vote.
Calendar of Events
Denny's on Pali Momi.
Time 0900 Sat January 20th
Breakfast, ham topics and VE. Discuss what you like.
Dennys on Pali Momi
0800 Every Tuesday
Gathering of Hams, about a dozen
Botanical garden in Kaneohe
0930 2nd Saturday every month
Officers & Directors of HARC
President John Peters K1ER 484-9748
Vice Pres Dan Greeson KH6P
Treasurer Phil Preece NH6SA 732-7201
Secretary John Peters K1ER 484-9748
Francis Blatt KH6KH
Ted Chernin KH6GI
Peter Demmer KH6CTQ
Lee Wical KH6BZF 247-0587
INTERNET USEFUL SITES
New or renewal, same form. The best way to learn what your new license can mean is to chat with the old timers who've been there.
Mail a check to HARC.
We want you as a member of HARC.
ARRL Member? o Yes o Life o No.
Dues for 2001 are due and remain $15
Phil Preece NH6SA
2049 St Louis Drive
Honolulu, HI 96816
What do YOU want HARC to do?
What would YOU like to do in HARC?
I need material for this Newsletter. Do you want me to copy material from the Pacific Division ARRL Newsletter? ARRL Bulletins? Why don't YOU write something and send it?
The Major business for our January meeting will be the selection and election of Officers for HARC. And the decision on a future meeting location. The known possible choices are Denny's and the Zippy's on Vineyard. I'm sure there may be more from which we can choose. It would be nice to have a ROOM so we can talk and hold the VE Exams.
Every second Sunday there is a new 8 minute audio report from Riley Holingsworth, Special Counsel for Amateur Radio posted to the Internet. It is worth taking the time to listen and understand the extent to which the FCC IS back in the Amateur Enforcement business. You'll find the current weeks report at: http://www.rrsta.com/rain/ "RAIN" is the Radio Amateur Information Network and contains other tidbits of possible interest as well.
The FCC Enforcement logs are all posted to the ARRL Webpage and you can find them at: http://www.arrl.org/news/enforcement_logs/
The ARRL Members Only Web Page is enough to make joining ARRL worth the money!
From the Jan 2, 2001 Enforcement Log:
HONOLULU, HI: The FCC wrote Technician licensee Elaine C. Kam, KH7YQ, on November 24, 2000, setting aside her Amateur Extra class license application. Kam's Extra class application was granted October 26, 2000, and she was assigned the call sign AH6QQ. FCC Special Counsel for Amateur Radio Enforcement Riley Hollingsworth said the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau set aside that grant due to allegations of examination irregularities and returned her application to pending status. Hollingsworth said the FCC was requesting documentation from the W5YI-VEC exam session and would contact her as soon as possible "about any further information we may need in order to make a decision in this matter."
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