Hono Amateur Radio Club Volume 8, Issue 1 An ARRL Affiliated Radio Club January, 2004 JAN IS A HARC MEETING MONTH!
Mark your calendar -PLEASE ATTEND!
Saturday January 17, 2004 0900-1100
ZIPPYS on Vineyard Blvd at MaunaKea Strteet
Go to the side toward Vineyard Blvd
Here we go again
John D. Peters K1ER
This is our first meeting in 2004, please try to attend.
News and comments
The January HARC meeting is a chance to reflect on the future of this Amateur Radio Club. We need a new Treasurer. Anyone may volunteer for any of the HARC offices.
Our Member, Kevin Bogan AH6QO, who is well known for the KH6 QSL Bureau, is our new ARRL Section Manager. He takes over from our Member Bob Schneider. You will have the opportunity at the meeting to pick up your bureau QSLs and learn about Kevin's plans as SM.
We are doing a few things for Amateur Radio, besides providing the BEACON for Hawaii and a 2 meter repeater. (Both are KH6WO)
We continue to add new hams at a slow but steady rate. Lee Wical KH6BZF and his W5YI VE team frequently test and we typically add at least one new licensee per session. I have been getting "What do I do?" "How do I get a ham license?" email so there are new hams out there waiting to be found. But we need more.
MEMBERSHIP as in MORE!
We need to increase the number of hams and those who want to be hams, both in HARC and in Hawaii. If you know a ham who is not a member or HARC, invite him/her to join. If you know someone who might like ham radio, invite him/her to a meeting so we can sell ham radio. The effort to get a license is well worth expending as WE know.
Please RENEW NOW for 2004. Pay your 2004 Dues for HARC.
IF YOU ARE OVER 70 AND YOUR BIRTHDAY IS IN JAN/FEB, your breakfast is on HARC. We value our senior and experienced members and want your stories.
CLUB PROJECT Amateur Radio School in Guadalcanal H4 Progress report.
The radio school in H44 now has nearly 30 graduates. I have worked a few but many others are not on the air because they have no equipment. Remember, poverty is typical in the Solomon Is. If you have HF equipment that runs on 12 (13.8) VDC, and you don't use it. Consider a donation to a new ham in H44/H40. HARC will take your (working) donation and ship it to the Solomon Is. The School is sponsored by the Disaster Preparedness Council of the Govt. and is FREE. The students are the VILLAGE PEOPLE, many of whom have never used a telephone. The school covers all radio basics, theory, hands on, procedure, etc. To graduate each student must have 10 contacts on the club station H44A on 28490. LOOK FOR THEM ZULU Mon to Fri 2200-0500. (Our Sun to Thurs). They need donated OLD but working ham gear, wire, test equipment, soldering iron, books. Both the SCHOOL and the new hams need donations.
IARU R3 CONFERENCE
The Region 3, IARU conference is in Taiwan and both Tets AH7C and John K1ER are delegates. If you have ideas for increasing or improving Amateur Radio in the Pacific and Indian ocean area (Region 3) let me have your ideas.
LOTW, Logbook of the World
This is an ARRL project to reduce the cost of DX QSLS (no postage). Learn more at the meeting.
If you are not a DXer or Contester, you do not know what you are missing. The activity level sky rockets on the HF bands on a contest weekend and you should be one of the participants. Ask if you are interested at the HARC meeting.
73 John HAVE FUN! GET ON THE AIR!
ARRL NEWS AND VIEWS
Happy New Year to everyone! I hope everyone had a fun and meaningful holiday. With the New Year, changes are in store for Amateur Radio. Very soon I will become the Section Manager (SM) for the ARRL Pacific Section.
For those of you who do not know me, let me introduce myself. I am Kevin Bogan, AH6QO. I have been licensed for the past ten years. I have served as the secretary of the Emergency Amateur Radio Club (EARC) for about three years before I became the president. With the New Year, I am entering my fourth term as president of EARC. In addition, I am a member of the Ko'olau Amateur Radio Club (KARC), and HARC. I also serve as a volunteer for the OCDA RACES. Currently, I am the ARES District Emergency Coordinator for O'ahu in the Pacific Section. I enjoy the different clubs and activities and that is what has drawn me to serve you as the Section Manager.
There are eight areas in which I will function, but I won't elaborate on each one here. Primarily, I will serve as the eyes and ears for ARRL and provide us with a voice back to ARRL headquarters. We have many volunteers serving in both the administrative organization and the emergency communications network of ARRL here in the islands. I am looking to them for their continued support and input. We have many issues that we will be addressing together: unfair restrictions placed on us by the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), Broadband over Power Lines (BPL) threatening all HF communications, enhancing the expertise and range of ARES in conjunction with RACES, helping the club's educational project, and more. Some of you may have issues with ARRL itself. Let me know. Bob Schneider, AH6J, the current SM is providing support to me during the transition. With everyone's support, the club, ARRL, and the Amateur Radio community in the Pacific will benefit. See you at the meeting! 73 Kevin
Dec 17, 2003 statement
Report as provided at the Jan 2004, Meeting. You may pay dues at any time. We're accepting 2004 now. We are ALSO accepting DONATIONS, equipment or money for the Amateur Radio School in the Solomon Islands (H44A).
We always play it by ear at the HARC meeting, but we always introduce everyone and any guests. We will hear from KEVIN our new ARRL SM and learn what he plans to try to accomplish. We will also continue the discussion of safe antenna work and tower climbing. We will hold elections for HARC Officers for 2004.
FCC Amateur Radio Enforcement Actions for the Period Ending Dec 27, 2003
Issuance by the FCC of a Warning Notice indicates that the FCC has what it believes to be reliable evidence of possible rules infractions and not necessarily that the recipient has violated FCC rules. The FCC has the authority, pursuant to §97.519(d)(2) of the rules to readminister any examination element previously administered by a volunteer examiner. This enforcement action list is representative of recent Advisory Notices, Warning Notices, Notices of Violation and other FCC communications to licensees and others involving possible serious rules violations.
Utah South Jordan Letter to homeowner requesting that radio frequency interference to an Amateur Service licensee from pond motor be corrected within 30 days.
West Virginia Chapmanville Warning Notice and three-year forfeiture of 75-meter privileges December 3, 2003, to Advanced class licensee.
Wisconsin Sheboygan Letter December 3, 2003, requesting utility provider to investigate radio frequency interference from power line hardware affecting an Amateur Service licensee
Member Application Form
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. Mail a check to HARC.
ARRL Member? (Yes) (Life) (No)
Dues for 2004 are due and remain $15
John D. Peters K1ER
98-1547 Akaaka Street
Aiea, HI 96701-3051
HARC WANTS YOUR INPUT!
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?
W5YI VE Session at HARC Meetings
The W5YI VE team is headed by Lee Wical KH6BZ. CALL LEE IN ADVANCE.
HARC, John D. Peters K1ER
98-1547 Akaaka Street
Aiea, HI 96701-3051