Here we go again
John D. Peters K1ER
***This is your meeting notice for the November 1999
HARC meeting*** Mark that Saturday on your calendar.
Several newsworthy items have happened since the last HARC
newsletter. Brad Wyatt announced his retirement as ARRL Director
for the Pacific Division to be succeeded by Jim Maxwell W6CF
the Deputy Director. The election for new ARRL officials was
held and should be in the counting process. Locally, after nearly
a year trying, I finally got permission to form a Battleship
Missouri Amateur Radio Club! Any member of the HARC who would
also like to join the BB63 ARC is invited to do do. You may contact
John Peters K1ER by mail, in person, or via Email. We are looking
for equipment typical of a IOWA Class Battleship radio room from
any of the wars in which these ships participated: WWII, Korea,
Viet Nam and Desert Storm. In addition to an operational operating
position for Amateur Radio or MARS we intend to have either operational
or static displays typical of each of those four periods in the
ship's history. It depends on many things, including the donation
of equipment, or our ability to find old radio equipment in the
Navy which might have been removed from the ship. The main radio
room is located on the 01 level between the stacks. When we know
who wants to join the club, we'll have a Club Station License,
and work on antennas, and the equipment in Main Radio. (Not in
that order.) Your ideas are welcome.
The turnout for the HARC meetings is typically approximately
15, which is a good showing. We have about 60 members, some out
of area. It is a breakfast meeting. You order from the menu when
you arrive and chat while you and others eat breakfast. When
everyone has finished eating, approximately 10:00 the meeting
is called to order and we continue with the program planned.
I suspect we will talk about the Battleship Missouri among other
things at the November meeting.
We have a webpage for HARC thanks to our member Jim Yuen WH6GS.
You can read the Newsletter on line and refer your out of town
friends to the Web Page for information. You'll find it at http://home.hawaii.rr.com/jy/ham/harc.html
Thanks a lot Jim. I continue to receive telephone calls from
people interested in becoming ham radio operators, or interested
in HARC since the HARC information was posted on the ARRL page
(http://www.pdarrl.org) which has a link to the page Jim put
Did you manage to attend the October hamfest, swapmeet at
the Alva Scott Elementary School? It was primarily due to the
effort of Warren Monroe KH6WM and the KARC. Next year HARC should
participate in the event.
Don't forget, if you want to attend a monthly radio club meeting,
(in addition to HARC bi-monthly) visit KARC.
The KARC, Koolau
Amateur Radio Club. They meet every month on the 2nd Saturday
in the visitor center of the Botanic Garden. (From H3 get on
Likelike Hwy #63 North toward Kaneohe, look for the signs to
Botanical Garden-it's the 2nd right When you see the KH6BZF tower
and antennas, turn right and go to the end
..or keep following
the signs to Botanical Garden.)
Their meetings start at 9:30 and last until noon, with coffee
to keep you alert. It is a very friendly and social group. I
recommend a visit to their meeting. A W5YI VE testing session
follows the meeting for those desiring to upgrade their licenses.
KARC has a newsletter and a WebPage. The easiest way to find
a club is to use the link on http://www.pdarrl.org
Battleship Missouri Amateur Radio Club
Status. I managed to obtain permission to form the radio club.
I am in the process of submitting the FCC forms for a Club Station
License. (When we have the random callsign we will apply for
a vanity call more closely tied to the ship.)
I have visited the Main Radio room and looked over the antennas
still on the ship. The room is a few months from ready for visitors,
with deck vinyl being laid. We have two TS-450S donated by the
Navy League of the U.S. ready to operate. Navy MARS is providing
RG-213 and a VHF station. We need vintage equipment to give visitors
a feeling of "real" Navy BB radio room, and we need
to get some HF antennas working.
73 John K1ER
Brad Wyatt Pacific Division ARRL Director
Hi to all the HARC members. Sorry I cannot be at an HARC meeting
in person to deliver this current information, but here is information
by remote control. My planned November 1999 trip had to be cancelled
due to my wife's illness.
In my view, these are the key items of current interest to
the Pacific Section --- nearly unchanged in 3 months --
1. It has now been officially announced in W1AW bulletins
that I am retiring on Dec. 31, 1999 as Pacific Division Director;
that Jim Maxwell, W6CF, currently Vice Director, will be the
new Director Jan. 1, 2000; that there are 3 running for Vice
Director - John Ronan, K3ZJJ; Jettie Hill, W6RFF; Bob Vallio,
W6RGG. Results of the election should be known very soon.
2. Enforcement continues in the Pacific Division with additional
license retesting letters, warning letters on jamming and on
multiple calls, issued by FCC/CIB (Hollingsworth) in the last
3. The FCC's Universal Licensing System (ULS) continues to
struggle. You can register and submit changes to your license
on line currently, but it is awkward. ULS has processed some
more new licenses, but not all; few vanity calls have been issued;
the output to the various servers (QRZ.com....) for new licenses
and licensees has resumed. FCC/WTB keeps saying it will get better.
They are working to make ULS accessible from the Internet, not
merely by direct dial into the FCC computer.
4. License Restructuring progress in FCC/WTB continues to
be slow. I understand that the draft Report and Order has been
written, but now awaits the review process. There appear to be
4 levels of review before it can be released. Obviously, the
current content is unknown outside a very closed circle inside
FCC/WTB. The timing of release is unknown, but clearly not imminent
-- it may be many months yet. I will keep you all posted. Thanks
for your support these last several years as Director. Please
continue to support Jim Maxwell.
73, Brad Wyatt K6WR
A representative listing
of recent reports on Amateur Radio enforcement-related actions
from the files of the FCC Compliance and Information Bureau:
NOTE: 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 Log is
representative of recent Warning Notices, Notices of Violation,
calls for retesting, and other FCC communications to licensees
involving possible serious rules violations. It is not a comprehensive
BOCA RATON, FL: The FCC sent a Warning Notice October
22, 1999, to Technician licensee Anthony J. Lomenzo, KD4DVW,
citing evidence that the licensee had been "deliberately
and maliciously interfering with repeater operations" in
his area. "This interference has occurred at various times
in the past year and includes obscenity, profanity and one-way
broadcasting," said a letter from FCC Legal Adviser for
Enforcement Riley Hollingsworth. The FCC identified the repeaters
as N4MOT on 147.225 MHz and WB4QNX on 145.29 MHz. Hollingsworth
requested that Lomenzo contact him to discuss the allegation
CINCINNATI, OH: The FCC requested October 28, 1999,
that Stuart L. Linder, N8WLY, retake his Technician class amateur
examinations under the supervision of an ARRL-VEC team. Linder
must appear for retesting by November 30, 1999, or his license
will be cancelled.
COVINA, CA [UPDATE]: Following up on a September 15
inquiry, the FCC wrote Technician licensee Thomas R. Reynolds,
KF6UJP, October 25 to cancel four club station call signs granted
in the last six months for which he is the responsible party.
FCC Legal Adviser for Enforcement Riley Hollingsworth said Reynolds
failed to respond to the September 15 request to provide satisfactory
justification for the call signs within 30 days.
DAMASCUS, MD: The FCC sent an Advisory Notice October
26, 1999, to Technician Plus licensee Robert A. Lutz, W2BZR,
reminding him of the power limitations that apply to Tech Plus
licensees under §97.313 of the FCC's rules. That section
says, in part, that no station may transmit with a power exceeding
200 W PEP on the 80, 40, and 15-meter Novice/Tech Plus subbands;
on the segment 28.1 to 28.5 MHz when the control operator is
a Novice or Technician; and on the entire 30-meter band.
LA CRESCENTA, CA: The FCC requested October 26, 1999,
that Norman C. Ball, KE6VWN, retake his Technician class amateur
examinations under the supervision of the FCC. Ball must appear
for retesting by November 30, 1999, or his license will be cancelled.
PLANO, TX: The FCC sent a Warning Notice October 28,
1999, to General licensee James R. Mason, K5DWO, citing evidence
that the licensee had been "deliberately and maliciously
interfering with repeater operations" in the McKinney, Texas,
area. "This interference has occurred at various times in
the past year and includes obscenity, profanity and one-way broadcasting,"
said a letter from FCC Legal Adviser for Enforcement Riley Hollingsworth.
The FCC identified the repeater as W5MRC in McKinney. Hollingsworth
requested that Mason contact him to discuss the allegations.
ROLLING HILLS ESTATE, CA [UPDATE]: Following up on
a July 28 inquiry concerning two club station call signs in the
name of the Ortega Wireless League, the FCC wrote Extra licensee
Denis B. Munier, KC7E, on October 28, to cancel club station
call sign WR6J. The FCC specifically had requested information
regarding K6HF and WR6J and noted that that "the Ortega
entity has least 10 other club call signs" (for which James
H. Roach, KD6VWK, is the responsible party; see below--Ed). The
FCC had requested that Munier provide justification in writing
for the club station call signs "in view of the other club
call signs held by Ortega." The FCC said it had reviewed
Munier's response and "pursuant to your response, we have
cancelled WR6J." (You'll find even more on the ARRL Member's
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