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SELARC Repeaters    
147.000- WB5NET PL 107.2/A/E
145.130- WB5NET  PL 107.2 
145.010 WB5NET HMU digipeater
444.250+ WB5NET  PL107.2

Club Net
Tangi ARES Net on Monday Nights at 8:30PM - 147.00MHz (-600) PL 107.2
SELARC meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month

* Club Meeting & Christmas Party !! *





Husser  Fire  Department

  56292 Highway 445, Husser, LA

Tuesday,  December  2nd,  at  7:00pm 

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Peace on Earth ----- Good Will To Men!

Talk-in 147.00 (-600) w/107.2 Tone

Please note that this date is a week earlier than our usual club meeting night.


Contact SELARC officers at the email links below:

Vice President 

  James Valega, WB5LSH
Michael Ansalve, KF5JSO

David Catania, N5QOX
Robert Priez, WB5FBS

If you would like to become a member of SELARC or renew your membership, please print out and complete the application/renewal form and return it with your check to: P.O. Box 1324, Hammond LA 70404. Thanks!

Special Events, Hamfests & VE Sessions

W1AW/5 LA ARRL Centennial QSO Party operations from Louisiana November 26, 00:00Z through December 2, 23:59UTC (Tuesday Nov 25, 6:00 pm CST to Tuesday Dec 2, 5:59 pm CST). We invite LA hams to participate in this historic opportunity. Info at: 

SELARC Christmas Party/Meeting will be at the Husser Fire Station on Tuesday, December 2nd with “pot luck” dishes and fun for all. Remember that this date is a week earlier than our usual club meeting night. See Map

Hammond Hamfest 2015 sponsored by SELARC will be at the Magnuson Grand Hotel & Conference Center on Saturday, January 17, 2015. The 34th annual hamfest will be the same as last year (and still FREE admission) at 2000 S. Morrison Blvd. in Hammond, just off of Exit 28 from I-55. More info

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

Happy Birthday Wishes !

Birthday greetings go to Ken Brown WB7NCW and Carol Redmond KE5GOC, who share the same December birth date! If we missed your birthday, please let us know.

Holiday Happiness…

The officers and members of the board send our "Thanksgiving" wishes to you for your support and many contributions to SELARC and amateur radio during this past year. We hope you have an enjoyable Thanksgiving and we look forward to sharing our holiday happiness with you at the annual SELARC Christmas Party on December 2nd!

Minutes of the SELARC Meeting of November 11th  (Ponchatoula Community Center)

The meeting was called to order by Secretary Bob Priez WB5FBS at 7:10pm in the absence of President Jim Valega WB5LSH and Vice-President Mike Ansalve KF5JSO. Bob wished both of them a speedy recuperation and then asked all present to introduce themselves. Treasurer Dave Catania N5QOX presented the financial report and stated that all major expenses for the year have been paid. The report was m/s/accepted as presented. Minutes of the Oct. 14th meeting were m/s/approved as published in the "Hamster" and Secretary Bob Priez WB5FBS presented the correspondence, which included approval of our 2015 Hamfest as an official ARRL event.

Attendance: Ronnie N5QVZ, Kathy KF5HEE & Eddie Eichaker, David K4BHY, Ken WB7NCW, Kathryn N4USW, Francis KF5YNN, Tom W5PGS, Keith KF5VLX, Carmen KF5VXO, Forrest KD5PKS, Al KF5IBW, Jerry N5GKJ, Jeff KF5TPX, David W5NPV, Carol KE5GOC, Ralph K5CAV, Bob WB5FBS, Dave N5QOX and James K5QNT.

Committee Reports: REPEATER  (Bob WB5FBS) – all 4 of the SELARC repeaters are working at this time. ARES (Bob WB5FBS) – thanked all who participated in activities in October, which was a very busy month including the MS Bike Tour, the LA Simulated Emergency Test and the ARES/MARS INTEROP Exercise. Combined with the weekly ARES net, our Tangipahoa Parish ARES organization provided over 389 "manpower hours" of public service in October! Bob thanked Kathryn N4USW for the very nice article she provided to the Hammond Sunday Star newspaper covering our many SELARC & ARES ham radio activities. (See article)

New Business:  No new business was considered.

Old Business:  (1) HAMFEST -- Treasurer Dave N5QOX presented and distributed hamfest prize tickets ($5 each and members who sell $100 of tickets will receive a full dues credit for one year) and he encouraged all to sell as many tickets as possible. Ticket sales must be turned in before the Hamfest to earn the dues credit. Secretary Bob WB5FBS presented a list of hamfest jobs that need to be covered and asked members to volunteer for them, including setup, talk-in, table & ticket sales, and logistics. Jerry N5GKJ has printed and mailed hamfest flyers and notices to hams, ham clubs and public service agencies across the region. He asked volunteers to take some of the flyers to any hamfests that they attend. (2) CHRISTMAS PARTY -- Dave N5QOX reviewed details for our December club meeting and party which will be a week earlier than usual on Tuesday, December 2nd, 7pm at the Husser Fire Department (see details at top of this page). Come early to socialize a bit before the meeting and the very delicious, delectable potluck dinner... you will not leave hungry!!!  There will be a "Dirty Santa" gift exchange (not more than $25), and you need not bring a gift if you choose not to participate. Leslie KF5ILT will coordinate the potluck dishes. (3) Bob WB5FBS presented a clarification for Keith W5KB (absent) on the recent FCC action to allow holders of now-expired ham radio licenses to regain that license and privileges without having to re-test on every element. If your expired ticket is beyond the grace period, you must take and pass the Technician level exam and present evidence of your previous license classification to receive credit for the appropriate elements. Contact your local VE team for more information and details.

Announcements:  Following a round-robin discussion of all topics, the meeting was adjourned at 8:05pm.

SELARC on Facebook...

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VE Session Success

Congratulations to James Glass KG5EOU, Morgan King KG5EOV and Wallace West KG5EOT who earned their  Technician class ham licenses at the October VE session in Hammond.
News from the ARRL

==>ARRL Investigating Web Server Breach - Late last month, a security breach occurred, involving a web server at ARRL Headquarters. ARRL IT Manager Mike Keane, K1MK, said that League members have no reason to be concerned about sensitive personal information being leaked. Keane said that servers were taken offline and isolated from the Internet when the hack was discovered. Certain ARRL web functions -- online DXCC in particular -- were temporarily disabled. Keane stressed that it is highly unlikely that any sensitive information was compromised. Any information the hacker might have been able to glean from the ARRL server, he said, is already publicly available -- data such as names, addresses, and call signs that appear in the FCC database. The hacker may have been able to obtain site usernames and passwords that were established prior to April 2010, and that have not been changed since then. Members who have not changed their ARRL website passwords since early 2010 should do so at this time. Keane confirmed that it's always prudent to change passwords on a routine basis.

==> World Radiosport Team Championship 2018 - The next World Radiosport Team Championship (WRTC 2018) will take place in Germany. The WRTC Sanctioning Committee announced on October 5 that it had granted the application of a group representing the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club (DARC), the Bavarian Contest Club  (BCC), and the Rhein Ruhr DX Association (RRDXA) to organize what are often called "the Olympics of Amateur Radio." In July, German participants of WRTC 2014 in New England initiated a petition, urging the WRTC Sanctioning Committee to name Germany as the site of the next international competition among elite teams of Amateur Radio contesters. With initial support of the contesting community in hand, the organizing team of "about 20 contest enthusiasts" defined a basic project plan, according to the WRTC 2018 website. Qualifying events for WRTC 2018 will start with 2015 ARRL International DX CW and end with 2016 CQ World Wide CW. Detailed rules will be published by the end of November.

 ==> ARRL Asks FCC to Continue Issuing Hard Copy Licenses to Those Who Want Them - In comments filed November 5, the ARRL has recommended that the FCC continue to provide paper license documents to Amateur Radio licensees who want them. The League's remarks were in response to an FCC Public Notice (in WT Docket 14-161) that proposed to cease the routine issuance of hard-copy license documents to all Wireless Service licensees, including radio amateurs. While having a paper license document from the FCC to post on the wall of the ham shack has been a tradition, the Commission for several years has considered the "official" Amateur Radio license to be the virtual document residing in its Universal Licensing System (ULS) database. Under the FCC-proposed process, once a license application is granted, the ULS will generate an official electronic license but will no longer mail a hard copy license unless notified that the licensee wishes to receive an official paper license document. Until new procedures are final, however, the Commission will continue to print and mail official paper licenses, unless notified to stop.

==> Amateur Enforcement "Very Much Alive" - Former FCC Special Counsel for Enforcement Riley Hollingsworth, K4ZDH, told the Forsyth Amateur Radio Club that the FCC is still active in the Amateur Radio enforcement arena, even though it's not always apparent. He spoke to the Winston-Salem, North Carolina, club on November 10. "You may not think so, but enforcement is very much alive," said Hollingsworth, who -- although retired -- still keeps up with goings on at the FCC and with the enforcement activities of his successor, FCC Special Counsel Laura Smith. "You just don't hear a lot about it, as you used to," he said, because ham radio news media report only the "big announcements" these days. During his tenure, Hollingsworth routinely released preliminary letters of inquiry and warning notices to radio amateurs suspected of breaking the rules. Now, he said, the FCC is using "the IRS model" of releasing information, partly in response to privacy considerations. In remarks now familiar to many who have heard him speak at Dayton Hamvention and elsewhere, Hollingsworth also warned his audience members against getting into on-the-air spats with rude or careless operators. "Don't engage people, and don't humor the idiots," he said. "Stupidity can't be regulated, no matter how good the rules are. Just turn the big knob. Every rig has one."

==> KP1-5 Project Gets Permission to Activate Navassa Island (KP1) - The KP1-5 Project has received word from the US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) that it may activate Navassa Island (KP1) in January 2015. The DXpedition, using the call sign K1N, will be a maximum of 14 days, and exact dates will be determined by USFWS mission requirements and weather windows. As the announcement explained, January is the month of minimum bird nesting activity, and the USFWS had asked that the operation be completed during that month. Weather is unpredictable in January, however, and because Navassa is surrounded by cliffs, a safe landing by boat would be difficult or impossible. The KP1-5 Project said it will be working with USFWS over the next few weeks to firm up details. The KP1-5 Project team has committed to fund 50 percent of the DXpedition's tab. In other pending-DXpedition news, landing permission has been granted by the Norwegian Polar Institute for a DXpedition on Bouvet (3Y/B). Landing permission covers the period from mid-January to mid-April 2016.

 --The ARRL Letter and The American Radio Relay League

SELARC 2014 Membership

Members Listed by Callsign
Call   Last Name    First Name
---------  ------------    ---------------
AC5LH  Yenni Jr, Salvador
AE5FK  Swan, George

K4BHY  Oehler, David
K5AZU  May, Ray
K5CAV  Shaw, Ralph
K5FMM  Mayer, Fred
K5QNT  Redmond Jr., James

KA5LLJ Simmons, Bruce
KB5SKW Borstel, Bill
KC4LOS Hunter, Jason
KC5IJF Sale, Benjamin
KC5WDH Liuzza, Jason

KD5GUQ Labat, Jerome
KD5OLG Castello, J. Henry
KD5PCK Hernandez, Scott
KD5PKS Clark, Forrest
KD5WWJ Manning, Harvey

KE5GOC Redmond, Carol
KE5NG  Faurie, Patti

KF5HEE Eichaker, Katherine
KF5IBW Baker, Albert
KF5JSO Ansalve, Michael 
KF5TPX Henkel, Jeff
KF5TQT Cutrer, Ricky
KF5UHM Nieto, Ken
KF5VLX Samrow, Keith
KF5VXO Bray, Carmen
KF5YNM Minor, Dorothy
KF5YNN Minor, Francis

KG5AAE Melancon, Dean
KG5BVM Wesley, Randy
KG5DVN Bankston, John

N4USW  Martin, Kathryn
N5GKJ  Burg, Jerry
N5HAY  Simpson, Tom
N5OQT  Wiginton, Louis
N5OZG  Glorioso, Joe
N5QOX  Catania, David
N5QVZ  Newcombe, Ronald
N5RYI  Sarrat, Walter 
N5XES  Burns, Tyrone
N5XVJ  Stang, Jack

W5ESV  Vance, Edward
W5IC   Boudreaux, Gerry
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
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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