SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA AMATEUR RADIO CLUB, INC.
*Serving Amateur Radio Since 1974*
|Updated: May 12,
* Club Meeting *
Contact SELARC officers at the email links below:
New Orleans Ham Radio & Computer Flea Market sponsored by CCARG will be Saturday, May 16 8am-12noon, at the Westwego Community Center, 177 Sala Avenue in Westwego. Tables & admission are free, VE Session at 12:30pm. Contact W4NDF email@example.com or N5OZG Joen5ozg@cox.net for info.
LA Special Olympic Games will be held on May 23-24 on the campus of Southeastern Louisiana University; ham volunteers will assist with communications. To volunteer contact Bob Priez WB5FBS at firstname.lastname@example.org
ARRL Field Day will be on June 27-28 and SELARC will participate by operating from the club station at the Ponchatoula Community Center. Details will be finalized at the June meeting … come join the fun!
Slidell Hamfest will be on Saturday, July 18, at John Slidell Park, 105 Robert Blvd sponsored by the Ozone ARC. For information email: email@example.com
Hammond VE Group - ARRL/W5YI tests are scheduled for the last Sunday of each month [with the exception of holiday conflicts] in Room "B" of the North Oaks Medical System Diagnostic Center at 2pm with $15 testing fee. Bring photo ID and any appropriate CSCE. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Birthday wishes for May go to Jack Stang N5XVJ, Fred Mayer K5FMM, Walter Sarrat N5RYI and George Swan AE5FK. If we missed your birthday, please let us know.
Our wishes for a speedy recuperation go to Mike Courtney K5MKE and James Redmond K5QNT following their recent hospital stays. And also to Bill Fink WA5LWK who is patiently waiting on the kidney transplant list.
Condolences and best wishes go to friends and family of SELARC member Louis Leblanc KD5SUB, who passed away this month. Louis was a new ham and was eager to share his experiences on the air!
The Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival on April 10-12 was a fun event in spite of the rainy, stormy weather that occurred over the weekend. Contacts were made from the club station at the Ponchatoula Community Center on HF, and from across the street of the festival grounds at the QTH of N4USWon VHF. QSL cards will be going out in the coming weeks.
President Jim Valega WB5LSH called the meeting to order at 7:15pm after Treasurer Dave Catania N5QOX completed sales of door prize tickets. It was m/s/passed to approve minutes of the March 10th meeting as published in the "Hamster", Secretary Bob Priez WB5FBS presented correspondence. Treasurer Dave Catania N5QOX presented the financial report and discussion of the general ledger. The report was accepted as presented.
Attendance: Jim WB5LSH, Ralph K5CAV, Keith KF5VLX, Al KF5IBW, Carol KEGOC, Kathy KF5HEE & Eddie Eichaker, Sandy W5TVW, Tom W5PGS, Frank KF5YNN, Dean KG5AAE, Carmen KF5VXO, Bob WB5FBS, Dave N5QOX, Lambert KG5DDW, Mike KF5JSO, David W5NPV, Scott KD5PCK, Jeff KF5TPX, John KG5DVN, Ray K5AZU, Judy AA5UZ, John AA5UY and Ned Worthy.
Committee Reports: Repeater (Bob WB5FBS) - the duplexer was sent to Telwave and the estimate for repairs apparently due to lightning is $1,124.60. Jeff KF5TPX and Keith KF5VLX volunteered to serve with Bob to research insurance coverage and repair/replacement options. ARES (Bob WB5FBS) - we will provide communications assistance for the Louisiana Special Olympic Games in Hammond on weekend of May 22-24 and volunteers will be needed.
Old Business: (1) Scott KD5PCK reported that Special Event station K5R for the 10th anniversary of Hurricanes Katrina & Rita will be Aug. 29 & 30 from the Community Center. Operations will be mostly daytime on phone, maybe cw and digital. (2) Bob WB5FBS reported on the Strawberry Festival event on April 10-12. In spite of the terrible rainstorms, a total of 60 HF & VHF contacts were made. (3) Field Day plans for June 27 & 28 were discussed. It was m/s/passed that Dave N5QOX will serve as chairman and Ralph K5CAV will assist. Operations will be from noon 'until' from the club station.
New Business: (1) Options for an "eating meeting" were discussed -- whether to have fish fry, crawfish boil or restaurant will have to be decided. David W5NPV agreed to check some sites and report at the May meeting. (2) Membership applicatons were received from John AA5UY & Judy AA5UZ Guthans and will be voted on at the May Meeting.
David N5QOX was the
winner of the Baofeng UV-5R dual band HT door prize. Another one will be
offered at the May meeting
Congratulations to Roderick Vernice of Baton Rouge on obtaining his new Technician license at the April VE session in Hammond.
73, Tyrone Burns N5XES, VE Liaison
W1AW Station Manager Joe Carcia, NJ1Q, made the first W100AW contacts at the start of the ARRL Centennial year in 2014. US stations that worked W1AW/p and W100AW during the Centennial may request QSL cards via the Incoming QSL Service on the Centennial QSO Party web page. This is a one-time only use of the QSL Bureau for this purpose, and those who want to receive cards via the Bureau should ensure that their accounts are sufficiently funded, because cards will not be held. Cards destined for stations outside the US will be sent via the QSL Bureau. Participants also may request cards directly, providing one SASE for up to six cards per envelope. W1AW/p and W100AW will not confirm every contact on the traditional paper QSL cards, but will confirm QSOs for each mode and on most bands on a single card for each weekly operation.
Kenwood TS-570s HF and 6m Radio
to sell in a complete package with
The power supply has a few slight light scratches on the front but it works perfect. Everything works as it should and in great condition. Pricing out each component puts the price well over the $1350.00 that I am asking. --- Randy Wesley email@example.com
The recent severe weather events that
brought us so much rain over the past month are a good reminder that Hurricane Season
will soon be upon us. Now is the time to review your emergency
operations plans and to review or take for the first time the FEMA
recommended IS-100 and IS-700 online courses. Links to them, and other
training materials, are posted at
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==> Jacob Nunez-Kearny, KF7DSY, is 2015 Goldfarb Scholarship Recipient - The ARRL Foundation Board of Directors has named Jacob Nunez-Kearny, KF7DSY, of Mesa, Arizona, as the recipient of the 2015 William R. Goldfarb Memorial Scholarship. A senior at Desert Ridge High School in Mesa, he plans to attend Purdue University in the fall and pursue a career in aerospace engineering. Based on qualifications, need, and other academic funding sources, the award can be $10,000 or greater. The Goldfarb Scholarship is awarded to an active Amateur Radio licensee who intends to pursue a bachelor's degree in a business-related, computer, medical, nursing, or engineering field. The William R. Goldfarb Memorial Scholarship is the result of a generous endowment from William Goldfarb, N2ITP (SK). Before his death in 1997, Goldfarb set up a scholarship endowment of close to $1 million in memory of his parents, Albert and Dorothy Goldfarb. It is awarded to one high school senior each year.
==> House Committee Asks FCC for Documents Related to Proposed Field Office Closures – The US House Committee on Energy and Commerce has given the Federal Communications Commission a May 7 deadline to produce documents related to FCC Enforcement Bureau proposals to close two-thirds of its field offices and eliminate nearly one-half of its staff of field agents. In an April 23 letter, Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) told FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler that his panel wants the Commission to provide all documents relating to the proposed closures. ARRL leadership met with Enforcement Bureau staff and with Capitol Hill lawmakers in March to express its own concerns about the proposals in light of seemingly lax enforcement of the Amateur Service rules. ARRL CEO David Sumner, K1ZZ, also addressed the FCC's field office closure proposals in his "It Seems to Us" editorial in the May 2015 issue of QST. "Given everything that's on [the Enforcement Bureau's] plate -- of which Amateur Radio is just a small part -- reducing the number of field agents from 63 to 33 and the number of field offices from 24 to 8 hardly sounds like progress," Sumner wrote.
==> Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015 Introduced in Congress - "The Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015" -- H.R.1301 -- has been introduced in the US House of Representatives. The measure would direct the FCC to extend its rules relating to reasonable accommodation of Amateur Service communications to private land use restrictions. US Rep Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) introduced the bill on March 4 with 12 original co-sponsors from both sides of the aisle -- seven Republicans and five Democrats. Kinzinger also sponsored "The Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2014, which died at the end of the 113th Congress. H.R. 1301 is an essentially identical piece of legislation. If Congress approves the legislation, and it is signed by the president, H.R. 1301 would require the FCC to amend its Part 97 Amateur Service rules to apply the three-part test of the PRB-1 federal pre-emption policy to include homeowners' association regulations and deed restrictions, often referred to as "covenants, conditions, and restrictions" (CC&Rs). At present, PRB-1 only applies to state and local zoning laws and ordinances. The FCC has been reluctant to extend the same legal protections to include such private land-use agreements without direction from Congress. H.R. 1301 has been referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Rep Greg Walden, W7EQI (R-OR), chairs that panel's Communications and Technology Subcommittee, which will consider the measure. The League had worked with Walden on the 2014 bill during the 113th Congress.
--The ARRL Letter and The American Radio Relay League
Members Listed by Callsign
AA5UZ Guthans, Judy
AC5LH Yenni Jr, Salvador
AE5FK Swan, George
K4BHY Oehler, David
K5AZU May, Ray
K5CAV Shaw, Ralph
K5FMM Mayer, Fred
K5QNT Redmond Jr., James
KC5IJF Sale, Benjamin
KC5WDH Liuzza, Jason
KD5GUQ Labat, Jerome
KD5OLG Castello, J. Henry
KD5PCK Hernandez, Scott
KD5PKS Clark, Forrest
KD5REW Turner, Donald
KD5SUB LeBlanc, Louis
KD5WWJ Manning, Harvey
KE5GOC Redmond, Carol
KF5HEE Eichaker, Katherine
KF5IBW Baker, Albert
KF5JSO Ansalve, Michael
KF5TPX Henkel, Jeff
KF5UHM Nieto, Ken
KF5VLX Samrow, Keith
KF5VXO Bray, Carmen
KF5YNM Minor, Dorothy
KF5YNN Minor, Francis
KG5AAE Melancon, Dean
KG5BVM Wesley, Randy
KG5DDW Michel, Lambert
KG5DVN Bankston, John
N4USW Martin, Kathryn
N5GKJ Burg, Jerry
N5HAY Simpson, Tom
N5OQT Wiginton, Louis
N5QOX Catania, David
N5QVZ Newcombe, Ronald
N5RYI Sarrat, Walter
N5XES Burns, Tyrone
N5XVJ Stang, Jack
W5EGG Pierson, Allen Jr
W5NJJ Olivier, Jerry
W5NON Fowler, Addison
W5NPV Muller, David
W5PGS Grant, Tom
W5TVW Blaize, Sandy
WA5RRN Fischer, Chris
WB5ERM Liuzza, Peter
WB5FBS Priez, Robert
WB5LSH Valega, James
WB7NCW Brown, Kennith
WB5RTW Turner, Roy
WD5BEM Keen, Tim
WD5BJR Miyares, Manuel
WD5CZJ Lecompte, Vincent
WD5HLE Rogers, Larry
WX5RN Lacey, Mark
Stay Radio Active - See you at the Meeting!
SELARC is proud to have partnered with Southeastern Louisiana University to serve the university and community for over 35 years. Through our association with the Tangipahoa parish Office of Homeland Security, Project LION and Southeastern radio station KSLU-FM we have been an active component in the communications plans for Homeland security and disaster management for local and regional events including severe weather incidents, train derailments, and evacuations. The campus amateur radio station located in the facilities of KSLU is an integral part of radio communications for campus emergency management.
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