October 2014 Club Meeting - "The Future of Amateur Radio"

October 17, 2014 

7:00pm MST

Ascension Lutheran Church 1220 West Magee Road, Tucson, AZ


Handyman Corner

Presented by Tom, W8TK

Add a boom microphone to your headset for $1


Doctor DX

Presented by Tom, W8TK

How (and why!) to operate split on HF


The Future of Amateur Radio

Presented by Marty Woll N6VI, ARRL Southwestern Division Vice Director

Demographics and technology have evolved to change the role of Amateur Radio.  While the "traditional" Ham activities aren't necessarily going away, we must adapt and respond to the new environment of which we are a part.  ARRL Vice-Director Marty Woll N6VI will discuss licensing trends domestically and  around the world, changes in the incoming Ham population and what each of us can do to help brighten the future of our favorite avocation.
About  Marty Woll N6VI
 Marty Woll N6VI has been in Amateur Radio for forty-seven years and is a frequent speaker at radio clubs and conventions.  A retired CPA with a major international accounting firm, he holds an Extra Class license and is a Life Member of the American Radio Relay League.   Marty is serving his third term as ARRL’s Vice Director for the Southwestern Division and has served on ARRL’s Administration and Finance Committee and UHF / Microwave Band Plan Committee.  In addition to his Division duties, he is Assistant District Emergency Coordinator of the ARES Northwest District of the Los Angeles Section, a Battalion Communication Unit Leader and Training Officer for the Los Angeles Fire Department’s Auxiliary Communication Service, a licensing Volunteer Examiner and a Volunteer Instructor.  Marty is a founding member of the Southern California Contest Club and has served as a member and chair of the ARRL’s Contest Advisory Committee.  He has been President of the Southern California DX Club and chair of the Los Angeles Area Council of Radio Clubs.  He participates regularly in contests from HF through 10 GHz.  In nearly twenty contest expeditions, Marty has set up and operated amateur radio stations on six continents.