Who Is The New Idaho Section Manager?

In Idaho, Dan Marler, K7REX, of Boise, will officially take over the leadership of the Idaho Field Organization from Ed Stuckey, AI7H, on April 1, who chose not to run for a new term after serving as Section Manager for more than 10 years. Marler has been an Assistant Section Manager and was the only nominee after the position was re-solicited last fall About Dan You will normally find him on the D-STAR XRF757A multi-mode reflector (D-STAR, DMR, Fusion), but He can also be heard on the HF digital modes (including CW). He…

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Who Is The New Section Manager In Wyoming?

Wyoming will welcome Rick Breininger, N1TEK, of Green River, as its new Section Manager on April 1. He was the only nominee for the position after Jack Mitchell, N7MJ, announced that he would not run for a new term after serving since 2015. Breininger has been a Public Information Officer and Local Government Liaison in Wyoming Wyoming ARRL Section Website 1. Could you tell me a little bit about your personal history? Things like how long you have been a ham, License class, where you are from, and what you…

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Who Is The Arizona Section Manager?

Hey everybody and welcome back to Everything Ham Radio. This year there was two people that was running for the Arizona Section manager position. One was Richard Paquette, W7RAP, the current Arizona section manager and his opponent was Virgil Silhanek, K7VZ. So who won the election? Richard A. Paquette, W7RAP, of Tucson, was re-elected to a second term with 817 votes to 502 votes for his opponent Virgil Silhanek, K7VZ, of Phoenix. Who is Richard Paquette? Rick (W7RAP) has been a Radio Amateur since 1975  and holds an Amateur Extra…

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State Of The Hobby Survey – 2019

Dustin, N8RMA, has done it again. In 2017, Dustin was browsing through Reddit and saw several people doing surveys on different aspects of the hobby. It was then that he decided to do one of his own, but make it broader. The State of the Hobby Survey was born. In 2017, he had 688 responses to his survey. He broke down the results and wrote a great blog post telling the rest of us what the results was in laymens terms. In 2018, he did it again. This time he…

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Who Is The Newly Elected North Texas Section Manager?

This newly elected ARRL Section Manager is right here in my home section, North Texas. He is from a small little Texas town called Ben Franklin, TX. It is located in an unincorporated area of Delta county, about 77 miles northeast of Dallas. At its peak it has 1000 people living in it, back in 1890. Over the years it had waxed and waned and as of 1990, it had a whopping 75 people living there. It has since climbed to a little over 200. But this history lesson is…

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Who Is The Newly Elected Iowa Section Manager?

If you live in the Iowa ARRL section, then I’m sure you know that you have a newly elected Section Manager starting on April 1, 2019. She received 315 votes in the winter election. Her opponent, Paul Crowley, W0YR, received 234 votes. So who is your new Section Manager? Her name is Lelia Garner, WA0UIG. Below is part of her biography on QRZ. When my father passed away, I received his ham gear and packed it away without knowing anything about it. 6 years later, with the help of my…

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Huntington High School Amateur Radio Club Talks To The ISS

Have you ever wanted to talk to the ISS? Some lucky kids at the Huntington high School got to do just that today, February 25, 2019. Today I saw a post on a local amateur radio club group that talked about an upcoming school contact with the ISS and since it was going to be in my area, I thought I would listen in and see if I could copy any of it. Here is the post I saw: Listen to the International Space Station… TODAY—The event is scheduled to…

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Winter Election of Section Managers

So the elections for Section Managers is officially over and the winners have been announced. First off, I would like to say congratulations to the five new section managers and the four that ran unopposed. Over the course of the next month or so, I will be doing blog posts on each them on Mondays and Wednesday’s. The last managers post should go up the Wednesday before April 1st when they take office. Here is a quick run down of the Elected section managers: Lelia Garner, WA0UIG – Iowa Steven…

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MorseZap Review

Hey everybody and welcome back to Everything Ham Radio. For this review are going to be talking about the MorseZapp App. Check out my review video below: MorseZapp is a free app that you can download from the App Store on IOS. I do not believe that it is available on Android. It is a Morse code training app will teach you the letter in Morse code. I downloaded the app a couple days ago and went through the free packages in it. The free package consists of the letters.…

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