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.

September 2014 Club Meeting - "Summits on the Air"

September 19, 2014 

7:00pm MST

Ascension Lutheran Church 1220 West Magee Road, Tucson, AZ

 

Handyman Corner

Presented by Tom, W8TK

Make a keyer paddle for 50¢

 

Doctor DX

Presented by George, NG7A

The Ultimate Repeater

   

Summits on the Air

Presented by Steven Lane, KY7K

 

Steven Lane, KY7K, will take center stage at this month’s meeting to present Summits on the Air.

Steve was first licensed in 2006 and has been very active in many different aspects of amateur radio ever since.  He is the past President, Treasurer, and Board member for RST (Radio Society of Tucson) and is currently the newsletter editor for EAARS (Eastern Arizona Amateur Radio Society).

 

Steven is an avid contester and enjoys Summits on the Air as well as portable QRP operation. He was one of the first SOTA activators in the state of Arizona

Download KY7K Presentation

Download SOTA Brochure 

 

August 2014 Club Meeting - "Laura Smith FCC General Counsel"

August 15, 2014 

7:00pm MST

Ascension Lutheran Church 1220 West Magee Road, Tucson, AZ

 

Handyman Corner

Presented by Tom, W8TK

Our chief Elmer and FD Chairman, Tom, W8TK, will show us how to make a high quality microphone for $1

   

FCC Amateur Radio Enforcement

Presented by Laura Smith, FCC General Counsel

FCC Special Counsel Laura Smith will be our guest speaker at the August meeting. Smith was named to the position, filling the vacancy created when Riley Hollingsworth, K4ZDH, retired in 2008; Hollingsworth served in that position for more than 10 years as the Commission's enforcement watchdog over the Amateur Radio Service.

Smith, a lawyer and member of the bar in the state of Virginia, is no stranger to the FCC or Amateur Radio. She began her legal career with the Commission, working in the Mass Media Bureau and Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (WTB), working with Senior System Analyst Bill Cross, W3TN; she also served as Deputy Division Chief of the Public Safety and Private Wireless Division. Smith also knew Hollingsworth through her father-in-law Richard M. Smith, former Chief of the Field Operations Bureau, at the time responsible for all FCC field engineering and enforcement activities. Richard Smith led many investigations of illegal uses of the radio spectrum, including the successful apprehension of "Captain Midnight" who overrode a satellite television broadcast signal. Smith also served as Chief of the FCC's Office of Engineering and Technology (OET).

Smith has emphasized that an Amateur Radio license is "a privilege, not a right. When you come to the FCC and you sign up for a license and you get that license, you have agreed to abide by those Rules. That is inherent in the application process. As an applicant and a licensee, you have said, 'I will hereby comply with the Rules that have been enacted by the FCC.' So you have said, 'I will adhere to that.' And if you choose not to, then you are subject to losing that privilege."

We look forward to hearing Laura speak about her activities in the enforcement arena.