SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA AMATEUR RADIO CLUB, INC.
*Serving Amateur Radio Since 1974*
|Updated: July 9,
** Club Meeting &
Election of Officers **
(300 North 5th Street,
Contact SELARC officers at the email links below:
Slidell Hamfest will be on Saturday, July 18, at John Slidell Park, 105 Robert Blvd sponsored by the Ozone ARC. For information email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Shreveport Bossier Hamfest will be at the LA State Fairgrounds Agriculture Building on August 8th. Information at http://www.shreveporthamfest.com
Special Event station K5R on 10th anniversary of Hurricanes Katrina & Rita will be Aug. 29, 1400-2000UTC. Members of SELARC will be commemorating the 10th anniversaries of these two devastating storms. Tune + or - 14.255, 14.155, 7.250, 7.200. CW ops possibly at 7.050, 14.050. QSL to SELARC K5R, PO Box 1324, Hammond, LA 70404.
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 email@example.com
Our best wishes for continued recuperation go to Ken Nieto KF5UHM and Ricky Cutrer KF5TQT.
The following have been nominated for election at the July 14th
meeting. Further nominations will be accepted from the floor at the time
of the elections (nominee must be present or have indicated willingness
to serve if elected):
Tangipahoa SELARC amateur radio operators manned two different FD operations this year, and both had similar experiences – hot, stormy weather conditions and hot & cold band conditions! The WM5T team operated from the home QTH of Keith KF5VLX in Livingston Parish, working CW (expertly done by Sandy W5TVW) and 10meter phone. The WB5NET team operated from the SELARC club station in Tangipahoa Parish at the Ponchatoula Community Center - working SSB on most of the HF bands with Dave N5QOX as chairman, the ops were chased off the air late Saturday night by lightning and thunderstorms. Band conditions seemed to improve on Sunday morning, when the team resumed operations. A full report will be presented at the July meeting.
After a long wait for seating in the restaurant, and following sales of door prize tickets by Treasurer Dave Catania N5QOX, President Jim Valega WB5LSH called the eating meeting to order at 7:31pm with a prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance. It was m/s/passed to approve minutes of the May 13 meeting as published in the "Hamster". Secretary Bob Priez WB5FBS presented correspondence. Treasurer Dave Catania N5QOX presented the financial report which was accepted as presented.
Attendance (30): Jim WB5LSH, Keith KF5VLX & Debbie, Al KF5IBW & Rose, Frank KF5YNN & Dottie KF5YNM, Bob WB5FBS & Ellen, David N5QOX & Videt, David W5NPV, Jeff KF5TPX & Debbie, Karianne, Carlin & Pamela, Carol KE5GOC & James K5QNT, Judy AA5UZ & John AA5UY, Walter N5RYI, Ronnie N5QVZ, Tom KF6QJQ, Lambert KG5DDW, Bruce KA5LLJ & Dustyn, Ralph K5CAV, Dean KG5AAE & Mary.
Committee Reports: Repeater (Bob WB5FBS) - Telewave 4-cavity duplexer has arrived and will be checked out before installation at the 147.00 repeater site. ARES (Bob WB5FBS) –3rd Quarter ARES Net Control schedule will be sent out and will be happy to have any additional volunteer for NCS. He thanked all ham volunteers for the Special Olympic games who provided 275 ‘peoplepower’ hours for the weekend games. Hamfest (Mike KF5JSO) – the contract with Magnuson Hotel as been paid in full for the January 16, 2016 hamfest.
Old Business: (1) New member application from Tom Crais KF6QJQ was voted and approved. Welcome to SELARC, Tom! (2) Mike KF5JSO presented the Nominating Committee’s slate of candidates for the July 14th election of officers. Further nominations will be accepted from the floor at the time of the elections. Officers elected will serve a two-year term, per the recent amendments to the Constitution and ByLaws. (3) David N5QOX, chairman, presented Field Day (June 27 & 28) details for the operations from the club station.
New Business: David W5NPV presented 2015 SELARC membership certificates and announced he will have them at future meeting for members not present at the eating meeting. There was no further business conducted so that all could enjoy the food and fellowship!
Announcements: The winner of the VHF mobile antenna door prize (donated by John AA5UY & Judy AA5UZ) was Bob WB5FBS. Another door prize will be available at the July meeting.
Congratulations to the following new hams and upgrades from the May & June VE sessions in Hammond:
The FCC question pool for Amateur Radio General license exams has been revised and will be effective for exams conducted after July 1, 2015. ARRL has produced new study materials in preparation for the new General exam, available at the ARRL store. ARRL has also produced a new Technician and General Class Instructor’s Manual which provides lesson plans that follow the current Technician student study manual, the 3rd edition of the ARRL Ham Radio License Manual, and the new 8th edition of the ARRL General Class License Manual.
A dues increase will be proposed at the July ARRL Board of Directors meeting. As I had stated earlier, after 13 years of static dues, inflation is catching up with us. The Administration and Finance Committee of the ARRL Board is urging a $10 increase in the ARRL There are a number of cost cutting steps being taken at HQ to help mitigate the imbalance; however some increase in dues is going to have to take place by mid or late 2015 based on projected expenses and revenues. I am getting updated numbers from HQ and I will be happy to entertain this topic before the July Board Meeting, but not until next week as I am out of town.. Perhaps a graduated increase is the best approach rather than an all at once, $10 raise. This we can discuss and we should discuss. Current ARRL membership is $39.
73 ES GL, David A. Norris K5UZ, Director Delta Division
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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 $1000.00 that I am asking. --- Randy Wesley firstname.lastname@example.org
The severe weather events that
brought us so much rain over the past months are a good reminder that
Hurricane Season is 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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==> Amateur Radio becomes primary in the 1900-2000 kHz segment of 160 meters - Amateur Radio will be upgraded from secondary to primary in the 1900-2000 kHz segment of 160 meters in the US on August 6. That's the effective date of the WRC-07 implementation Report and Order and WRC-12 Order portions of a lengthy FCC document released on April 27. Both appeared in the Federal Register on July 7; the Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) of the same proceeding was published in the Federal Register on July 2. The Radiolocation Service (RLS) has been primary in the band segment. The FCC also made a secondary allocation of 135.7-137.8 kHz to the Amateur Service, but this band will not be available until service rules have been adopted. The FCC said its action regarding 1900-2000 kHz supports increased use of 160 meters as reported by commenters in the proceeding and provides "spectrum support" for Amateur Radio emergency communication. The FCC said its action also offers the Amateur Service "the long-term security that primary status entails."
==> The Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015 Introduced in the US Senate - A companion Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015 bill has been introduced in the US Senate. Mississippi Republican Sen Roger Wicker introduced S. 1685 on June 25, with Connecticut Democratic Sen Richard Blumenthal as the initial cosponsor. The Senate bill joins an identical measure in the US House, H.R. 1301, which was introduced in March by Illinois Republican Rep Adam Kinzinger. Both measures would direct the FCC to extend its rules relating to reasonable accommodation of Amateur Service communications to private land-use restrictions. Introduction of the Senate bill is a huge step toward achieving fairness for amateurs affected by private land-use regulation and would allow for transparency and equality in the regulatory process. Now that there is Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015 legislation in both chambers of the US Congress, the League has a combined web page to accommodate activities on behalf of both bills.
==> New LF and MF Amateur Allocations - The FCC is inviting comments on its recent proposals to authorize Amateur Radio operation on two new bands -- an LF allocation at 135.7 to 137.8 kHz (2200 meters), and an MF allocation at 472-479 kHz (630 meters). Amateur Radio would be secondary on both bands. Comments are due August 31. Reply comments -- comments on comments filed -- are due by September 30. The FCC allocated 135.7 to 137.8 kHz to the Amateur Service in accordance with the Final Acts of the 2007 World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-07). The proposed new allocation at 472 to 479 kHz would implement decisions made at WRC-12.
==> W1AW/5 Will Represent ARRL Headquarters in the 2015 IARU HF World Championship - The summer's most popular HF contest -- The 2015 International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) HF World Championship -- gets under way on July 11 at 1200 UTC and continues for 24 hours. The object of the contest is to contact other amateurs around the world -- especially IARU officials and member-society HQ stations -- in as many ITU zones as possible on 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10 meters -- using CW and phone. The ARRL Headquarters station for the event will be W1AW/5, organized by Steve London, N2IC, in New Mexico. NU1AW/7 in Washington will be the IARU headquarters station, organized by Mark Tharp, KB7HDX. London said the W1AW/5 operation will take place from six sites spread across New Mexico, with eight operators.
==> Pattern of CQ WW Contact Padding Prompts Disqualifications, Review of Past Contest Logs - The CQ World Wide Contest Committee said on June 25 that it plans to review all past CQ WW contest logs, after its investigation revealed a pattern of routine QSO padding on the part of one top-scoring CQ WW participant. This follows in the wake of the disqualifications of some two dozen 2014 CQ WW SSB contest operators in April, and another 30 contestants in the 2014 CQ WW CW event. Among the latter group of DQs was the TO7A entry of Dmitry V. Stashuk, UT5UGR, of Kiev, Ukraine, for unclaimed use of assistance. TO7A had claimed the top Single Operator, High Power score. The contest committee subsequently decided to dig more deeply into past contest logs submitted by UT5UGR, many of them competitive entries, including one for a record continental score, and it uncovered evidence of log padding going back to 2008, when UT5UGR placed third in the world in the Single Operator, High Power category from V31WA in the CQ WW CW. As a result, CQ has disqualified UT5UGR's entries in which they detected log padding and removed them from the official score database. In addition, any entry into a CQ-sponsored contest until July 2020 in which UT5UGR is the operator or listed as a participant will be reclassified as a checklog.
==> FCC Eliminating Vanity Call Sign Fee - The FCC is dropping the regulatory fee to apply for an Amateur Radio vanity call sign. The change will not go into effect, however, until required congressional notice has been given. This will take at least 90 days. As the Commission explained in a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Report and Order, and Order (MD Docket 14-92 and others), released May 21, it's a matter of simple economics. The Commission said that after it provides the required congressional notification, Amateur Radio vanity program applicants "will no longer be financially burdened with such payments, and the Commission will no longer incur these administrative costs that exceed the fee payments. The revenue that the Commission would otherwise collect from these regulatory fee categories will be proportionally assessed on other wireless fee categories." The FCC said it would not issue refunds to licensees who paid the regulatory fee prior to its elimination.
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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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