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FYI: The ARRL Letter SPECIAL EDITION | FCC Fees Proposal

John W. Smith
 

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Subject: The ARRL Letter SPECIAL EDITION | FCC Fees Proposal
Date: Tue, 27 Oct 2020 18:00:15 -0400 (EDT)
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*The ARRL Letter SPECIAL EDITION | FCC Fees Proposal*

The ARRL Letter

*October 2**7**, 2020*

*Editor: **Rick Lindquist, WW1ME* <mailto:ww1me@arrl.org>**

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ARRL Urges Members to Join in Strongly Opposing FCC’s Application Fees
Proposal

ARRL will file comments in firm opposition to an FCC proposal to impose
a $50 fee on amateur radio license and application fees. With the
November 16 comment deadline fast approaching, ARRL urges members to add
their voices to ARRL’s by filing opposition comments of their own. The
FCC /Notice of Proposed Rulemaking/ (/NPRM/
<https://tinyurl.com/yyk8f2yp>) MD Docket 20-270 appeared in the October
15 edition of /The Federal Register/ and sets deadlines of November 16
to comment and November 30 to post reply comments, which are comments on
comments already filed. ARRL has prepared a /Guide to Filing Comments
with the FCC/ <http://www.arrl.org/FCC-Fees-Proposal>which includes tips
for preparing comments and step-by-step filing instructions. File
comments on MD Docket 20-270 using the FCC’s Electronic Comment Filing
System (ECFS <https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filings>).

Under the proposal, amateur radio licensees would pay a $50 fee for each
amateur radio application for new licenses, license renewals, upgrades
to existing licenses, and vanity call sign requests. The FCC also has
proposed a $50 fee to obtain a printed copy of a license. Excluded are
applications for administrative updates, such as changes of address, and
annual regulatory fees. Amateur Service licensees have been exempt from
application fees for several years.

The FCC proposal is contained in a /Notice of Proposed Rulemaking/
(/NPRM/ <https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/FCC-20-116A1.pdf>) in
MD Docket 20-270, which was adopted to implement portions of the “Repack
Airwaves Yielding Better Access for Users of Modern Services Act” of
2018 — the so-called “Ray Baum’s Act
<https://www.congress.gov/115/plaws/publ141/PLAW-115publ141.pdf>.” The
Act requires that the FCC switch from a Congressionally-mandated fee
structure to a cost-based system of assessment. In its /NPRM/, the FCC
proposed application fees for a broad range of services that use the
FCC’s Universal Licensing System (ULS), including the Amateur Radio
Service. The 2018 statute excludes the Amateur Service from annual
regulatory fees, but not from application fees. The FCC proposal affects
all FCC services and does not single out amateur radio.

ARRL is encouraging members to file comments that stress amateur radio’s
contributions to the country and communities. ARRL’s /Guide to Filing
Comments/ <http://www.arrl.org/FCC-Fees-Proposal>includes “talking
points” that may be helpful in preparing comments. These stress amateur
radio’s role in volunteering communication support during disasters and
emergencies, and inspiring students to pursue education and careers in
engineering, radio technology, and communications.

As the FCC explained in its /NPRM/, Congress, through the Ray Baum’s
Act, is compelling regulatory agencies such as the FCC to recover from
applicants the costs involved in filing and handling applications.

In its /NPRM/ the FCC encouraged licensees to update their own
information online without charge. Many, if not most, Amateur Service
applications may be handled via the largely automated Universal License
Service (ULS). The Ray Baum’s Act does not exempt filing fees in the
Amateur Radio Service, and the FCC stopped assessing fees for vanity
call signs several years ago.

See also “FCC Proposes to Reinstate Amateur Radio Service Fees
<http://www.arrl.org/news/fcc-proposes-to-reinstate-amateur-radio-service-fees>,”
reported by ARRL in August, and a summary page of the proceeding at
www.arrl.org/FCC-Fees-Proposal <http://www.arrl.org/FCC-Fees-Proposal>.

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CMRA Monthly Meeting Invitation

Chris Swisher
 

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October CMRA Meeting Minutes

John W. Smith
 

Minutes for October's meeting are available at https://k0si.net/cmra-meeting-minutes/ . Click on October for 2020 to view or download.


73,


John, KC0HSB



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microVNA Ver 2 tutorial

Fred Dittrich
 

Hi

Version 2 of the microVNA is out. Here is a tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pjcEKQY_Tk How to properly use a NanoVNA V2 Vector Network Analyzer (Tutorial)

Amazon price for the version with two N connectors and a case is ~$130.

73

Fred AE0FD


Re: Coffee with Elmers

Scott Vince
 

Thanks 
Scott
W9EQD 


On Oct 29, 2020, at 12:33, James Wiles <wilesjw@...> wrote:

 This is great Thanks


On Oct 27, 2020, at 8:05 PM, Chris Swisher <Komu8ce@...> wrote:

I would like to invite all members of CMRA to join us for a Zoom get together Saturday mornings at 8:30AM to familiarize ourselves with Zoom meetings and to share information and skills with fellow amateurs. Skill and knowledge is appreciated but not required.

Chris Swisher is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
 
Topic: BCARES/CMRA Coffee with Elmers
Time: Oct 31, 2020 08:30 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
        Every week on Sat, until Apr 3, 2021, 23 occurrence(s)
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        Dec 19, 2020 08:30 AM
        Dec 26, 2020 08:30 AM
        Jan 2, 2021 08:30 AM
        Jan 9, 2021 08:30 AM
        Jan 16, 2021 08:30 AM
        Jan 23, 2021 08:30 AM
        Jan 30, 2021 08:30 AM
        Feb 6, 2021 08:30 AM
        Feb 13, 2021 08:30 AM
        Feb 20, 2021 08:30 AM
        Feb 27, 2021 08:30 AM
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Re: Coffee with Elmers

James Wiles
 

This is great Thanks


On Oct 27, 2020, at 8:05 PM, Chris Swisher <Komu8ce@...> wrote:

I would like to invite all members of CMRA to join us for a Zoom get together Saturday mornings at 8:30AM to familiarize ourselves with Zoom meetings and to share information and skills with fellow amateurs. Skill and knowledge is appreciated but not required.

Chris Swisher is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
 
Topic: BCARES/CMRA Coffee with Elmers
Time: Oct 31, 2020 08:30 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
        Every week on Sat, until Apr 3, 2021, 23 occurrence(s)
        Oct 31, 2020 08:30 AM
        Nov 7, 2020 08:30 AM
        Nov 14, 2020 08:30 AM
        Nov 21, 2020 08:30 AM
        Nov 28, 2020 08:30 AM
        Dec 5, 2020 08:30 AM
        Dec 12, 2020 08:30 AM
        Dec 19, 2020 08:30 AM
        Dec 26, 2020 08:30 AM
        Jan 2, 2021 08:30 AM
        Jan 9, 2021 08:30 AM
        Jan 16, 2021 08:30 AM
        Jan 23, 2021 08:30 AM
        Jan 30, 2021 08:30 AM
        Feb 6, 2021 08:30 AM
        Feb 13, 2021 08:30 AM
        Feb 20, 2021 08:30 AM
        Feb 27, 2021 08:30 AM
        Mar 6, 2021 08:30 AM
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        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
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213.19.144.110 (Amsterdam Netherlands)
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64.211.144.160 (Brazil)
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Re: Coffee with Elmers

Gary Vaught - W9TIG
 

Thanks for setting this up, Chris.  I hope to participate when I get to Saturday mornings off...  So it might be awhile.

-
Best Regards,
Gary D Vaught

We can engineer a solution to nearly any problem you can accurately define.

- somewhat anonymous



On Tue, Oct 27, 2020 at 8:04 PM Chris Swisher <Komu8ce@...> wrote:
I would like to invite all members of CMRA to join us for a Zoom get together Saturday mornings at 8:30AM to familiarize ourselves with Zoom meetings and to share information and skills with fellow amateurs. Skill and knowledge is appreciated but not required.

Chris Swisher is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
 
Topic: BCARES/CMRA Coffee with Elmers
Time: Oct 31, 2020 08:30 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
        Every week on Sat, until Apr 3, 2021, 23 occurrence(s)
        Oct 31, 2020 08:30 AM
        Nov 7, 2020 08:30 AM
        Nov 14, 2020 08:30 AM
        Nov 21, 2020 08:30 AM
        Nov 28, 2020 08:30 AM
        Dec 5, 2020 08:30 AM
        Dec 12, 2020 08:30 AM
        Dec 19, 2020 08:30 AM
        Dec 26, 2020 08:30 AM
        Jan 2, 2021 08:30 AM
        Jan 9, 2021 08:30 AM
        Jan 16, 2021 08:30 AM
        Jan 23, 2021 08:30 AM
        Jan 30, 2021 08:30 AM
        Feb 6, 2021 08:30 AM
        Feb 13, 2021 08:30 AM
        Feb 20, 2021 08:30 AM
        Feb 27, 2021 08:30 AM
        Mar 6, 2021 08:30 AM
        Mar 13, 2021 08:30 AM
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        Apr 3, 2021 08:30 AM
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        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
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213.19.144.110 (Amsterdam Netherlands)
213.244.140.110 (Germany)
103.122.166.55 (Australia)
209.9.211.110 (Hong Kong SAR)
64.211.144.160 (Brazil)
69.174.57.160 (Canada)
207.226.132.110 (Japan)
Meeting ID: 930 6146 3157
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--
73
W9TIG

Gary Vaught


Coffee with Elmers

Chris Swisher
 

I would like to invite all members of CMRA to join us for a Zoom get together Saturday mornings at 8:30AM to familiarize ourselves with Zoom meetings and to share information and skills with fellow amateurs. Skill and knowledge is appreciated but not required.

Chris Swisher is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
 
Topic: BCARES/CMRA Coffee with Elmers
Time: Oct 31, 2020 08:30 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
        Every week on Sat, until Apr 3, 2021, 23 occurrence(s)
        Oct 31, 2020 08:30 AM
        Nov 7, 2020 08:30 AM
        Nov 14, 2020 08:30 AM
        Nov 21, 2020 08:30 AM
        Nov 28, 2020 08:30 AM
        Dec 5, 2020 08:30 AM
        Dec 12, 2020 08:30 AM
        Dec 19, 2020 08:30 AM
        Dec 26, 2020 08:30 AM
        Jan 2, 2021 08:30 AM
        Jan 9, 2021 08:30 AM
        Jan 16, 2021 08:30 AM
        Jan 23, 2021 08:30 AM
        Jan 30, 2021 08:30 AM
        Feb 6, 2021 08:30 AM
        Feb 13, 2021 08:30 AM
        Feb 20, 2021 08:30 AM
        Feb 27, 2021 08:30 AM
        Mar 6, 2021 08:30 AM
        Mar 13, 2021 08:30 AM
        Mar 20, 2021 08:30 AM
        Mar 27, 2021 08:30 AM
        Apr 3, 2021 08:30 AM
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+13017158592,,93061463157#,,,,,,0#,,442096# US (Germantown)
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        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
        +1 646 876 9923 US (New York)
        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
        +1 408 638 0968 US (San Jose)
Meeting ID: 930 6146 3157
Passcode: 442096
Find your local number: https://umsystem.zoom.us/u/aixLMqq1Z
 
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Join by H.323
162.255.37.11 (US West)
162.255.36.11 (US East)
221.122.88.195 (China)
115.114.131.7 (India Mumbai)
115.114.115.7 (India Hyderabad)
213.19.144.110 (Amsterdam Netherlands)
213.244.140.110 (Germany)
103.122.166.55 (Australia)
209.9.211.110 (Hong Kong SAR)
64.211.144.160 (Brazil)
69.174.57.160 (Canada)
207.226.132.110 (Japan)
Meeting ID: 930 6146 3157
Passcode: 442096
 


Re: [bcares] SET NOV 14

Ralph Howard
 

I just tested my Winlink RMS on 147.420 wd6bgn-10. 
Working fine.  Just for fun I connected a TNC-x to a Baofeng UV-5R, the silly thing worked! 8)


Ralph Howard
WD6BGN


From: main@bcares.groups.io <main@bcares.groups.io> on behalf of Bill - N0AXZ <billmcfarland10@...>
Sent: Monday, October 19, 2020 2:02:32 PM
To: cmra@groups.io <cmra@groups.io>; BCARES Group <bcares@groups.io>
Subject: [bcares] SET NOV 14
 
Group,
One last time to seek volunteers for the 2020 SET, November 14, 10:00 - 12:00.
From now on all email about plans and operations will be sent only to those I have on my list, which as of now is:

AA0B – Roy
AB0SE – Wes
AC0MP – Richard
AD0UK – Brian WL
AD0ZE – Jon  WL
K0MIZ – Jim  WL
K0PHP – Chris  WL
KC0EZE – Ernest    WL
KE0BTC Ben   WL
KE5SUI – Ryan   WL
N0AXZ – Bill   WL
N0OFJ – Jon    WL
NO0I John  WL
W0RAG – Alex   WL
W0ZH Myron
WD6BGN Ralph   WL
W0TES – Tim   WL

The WL indicates the expected Winlink user. But if you are not on Winlink, there will be activity for you if you want to play. Email me soon if you would like to join the group. We will have some COVID-19 restrictions to abide by (like staying home, if you want to).
We are trying to play in coordination with a Red Cross nation-wide Drill that same day. Our activities will be much the same as last year. 

Hope to hear from you soon.
73,
--
Bill N0AXZ

--
Bill -- N0AXZ

BCARES -- EC


SET NOV 14

Bill McFarland - N0AXZ
 

Group,
One last time to seek volunteers for the 2020 SET, November 14, 10:00 - 12:00.
From now on all email about plans and operations will be sent only to those I have on my list, which as of now is:

AA0B – Roy
AB0SE – Wes
AC0MP – Richard
AD0UK – Brian WL
AD0ZE – Jon  WL
K0MIZ – Jim  WL
K0PHP – Chris  WL
KC0EZE – Ernest    WL
KE0BTC Ben   WL
KE5SUI – Ryan   WL
N0AXZ – Bill   WL
N0OFJ – Jon    WL
NO0I John  WL
W0RAG – Alex   WL
W0ZH Myron
WD6BGN Ralph   WL
W0TES – Tim   WL

The WL indicates the expected Winlink user. But if you are not on Winlink, there will be activity for you if you want to play. Email me soon if you would like to join the group. We will have some COVID-19 restrictions to abide by (like staying home, if you want to).
We are trying to play in coordination with a Red Cross nation-wide Drill that same day. Our activities will be much the same as last year. 

Hope to hear from you soon.
73,
--
Bill N0AXZ


Re: VE Testing Session Tuesday Night

James Wiles
 

Jon, when winter hits another option is to use the Salvation Army Church 1108 W.Ash here in Columbia.  The Fellowship Hall is already set up for social distancing.  Just another option, thought I’d throw that in.  Then when the Covid thing breaks we can use this location for monthly meetings also.


On Oct 19, 2020, at 9:52 AM, Jon Cole via groups.io <colepls@...> wrote:


Hello all,

This month's testing session will be held tomorrow night at 6:00 PM at the Harris Shelter, located in the southwest corner of Cosmo Park in Columbia (see attached map) 

If you are testing, we require that you have:
1) a photo ID
2) $15 cash or check
3) a CSCE if you previously passed an exam element that does not show up in the FCC database yet.

We request that you have:
1) proof of existing license (if any)
2) FCC FRN number. (Printed on your license or you can register with the FCC to get a FRN before the exam)
3) reading glasses if needed
4) additional lighting if needed (the shelter has pretty good lighting but those of us with old eyes may want more lumens)

If you need directions or information, feel free to call or email me.

Jon Cole, N0OFJ
VE Liaison
(573) 864-4551

Attachments:


VE Testing Session Tuesday Night

Jon Cole
 

Hello all,

This month's testing session will be held tomorrow night at 6:00 PM at the Harris Shelter, located in the southwest corner of Cosmo Park in Columbia (see attached map) 

If you are testing, we require that you have:
1) a photo ID
2) $15 cash or check
3) a CSCE if you previously passed an exam element that does not show up in the FCC database yet.

We request that you have:
1) proof of existing license (if any)
2) FCC FRN number. (Printed on your license or you can register with the FCC to get a FRN before the exam)
3) reading glasses if needed
4) additional lighting if needed (the shelter has pretty good lighting but those of us with old eyes may want more lumens)

If you need directions or information, feel free to call or email me.

Jon Cole, N0OFJ
VE Liaison
(573) 864-4551


Enter to win - another Bridgecom contest

AD0UK
 

Enter the October/November 2020 contest:



73

Brian
ADØUK


[LarrysList] FCC Notice of Proposed Rulemaking - Amateur License Fees

AD0UK
 

Thought this would be of interest to you - got this from Larry's List.  Please take a look it refers to the proposed fee for getting our Licenses and renewals.


73

Brian
ADØUK

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: W0AIB - Larry Staples via groups.io <larrystaples=mac.com@groups.io>
Date: Fri, Oct 16, 2020 at 5:15 AM
Subject: [LarrysList] FCC Notice of Proposed Rulemaking - Amateur License Fees
To: FYI larryslist <FYI@larryslist.groups.io>





Begin forwarded message:

> From: ARRL Members Only Web site <memberlist@...>
> Date: October 15, 2020 at 20:47:41 CDT
> To: larrystaples@...
> Subject: FCC Notice of Proposed Rulemaking - Amateur License Fees
>
> Dear ARRL Members of the Midwest Division,
>
> The fees Notice of Proposed Rulemaking was published in this morning’s
> Federal Register (https://tinyurl.com/yyk8f2yp).  The deadline for
> Comments is November 16, and the deadline for Reply Comment is November
> 30.  I urge you to first read the Notice at this link and then submit
> your comments opposing this proposed fee for amateur licensing actions.
>
> You may submit comments, identified by MD Docket No. 20-270, by either
> of the following methods:
>
> Federal Communications Commission's Website: http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/.
> Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
>
> People With Disabilities: Contact the FCC to request reasonable
> accommodations (accessible format documents, sign language interpreters,
> CART, etc.) by email: FCC504@... or phone: 202-418-0530 or TTY:
> 202-418-0432.
>
> The following information, provided by ARRL General Counsel, David
> Siddall, K3ZJ, is provided to facilitate your comments to the FCC:
>
> Good Arguments Against FCC Fees for Radio Amateurs
>
> 1.    Amateurs contribute to the public good. In many areas they provide an
> emergency communications backbone capability at no taxpayer cost.
> Consistently we have witnessed storms and natural disasters completely
> wipe out internet, cellular, and other means of communication.  Radio
> amateurs often fill that void on an unmatched, flexible basis when
> needed.  One recent example is the California wildfires.
>
> 2.    Unlike operators in other FCC licensed services, Amateur Radio
> operators by law – domestic and international -- must eschew using
> their license for any pecuniary interest.  Amateurs are prohibited from
> earning or charging any money for any communications activity.  The
> expenses for their equipment and activities come out of their own
> pockets, with no opportunity for reimbursement or payment of any kind.
>
> 3.    The United States is experiencing a severe lack of RF engineers and
> expertise at the very time it is needed by the burgeoning wireless
> industries.  Amateur radio is helping to meet the deficit, but much more
> is needed and youngsters (High School and College-aged) are least able
> to afford licensing fees.  RF knowledge and related digital expertise is
> needed to maintain U.S. leadership in wireless industries.  At a
> minimum, young people (below the age of 26) should be exempt from the
> proposed license fees.
>
> 4.    Amateur radio is self-regulating.  (a) Amateur examinations are
> written and administered by radio amateur volunteers.  (b) Examination
> results and paperwork most often are submitted electronically to the
> FCC.  Electronic submission could be required if there would be a cost
> savings to the Commission.  (c) Amateur radio educational classes are
> conducted by volunteers who by-and-large do not charge fees or tuition
> for teaching.  (d) The amateur service, in cooperation with the FCC’s
> Enforcement Bureau, has a volunteer core that monitors the amateur
> airwaves with programs that try to prevent their misuse before FCC
> involvement might be needed.  The amateurs also observe non-amateur
> signals, both within amateur spectrum and outside it, and report unusual
> or suspicious signals.
>
> 5.    Amateur radio continues to be a source of significant technological
> innovation that should be encouraged, not discouraged.
>
> Some Additional Suggestions
>
> •    I do not recommend arguing that the $50 fee every 10 years, which
> amounts to $5.00 a year, will “kill” amateur radio, even though as
> proposed this is for each covered application, which includes upgrade
> applications.  Tech-General-Extra could be $150, if exams were taken at
> different sessions, would be a substantial amount.  But it “rings”
> the wrong way to say the whole service turns on $5/year for each
> licensee.
>
> •    The Commission argues that the charges are required by the statute.
> The word used is “shall”, which is mandatory, not optional.  But the
> statute does not set the amount, nor does it prohibit reasonable
> exceptions – evidenced by the Commission’s proposal to exempt from
> fees administrative update applications based on policy grounds.
>
> •    This is not “aimed at amateur radio to kill it.”  There is a
> long history and precedent on charging fees for the licensing service
> involved, just as there is for passports, green cards, driver licenses
> (issued by states), etc.  Better to make pertinent arguments on why the
> fees would impair the public benefits of the amateur radio service than
> argue that the whole service might die as a result of a fee that, in
> fact, is less than the fee many of us paid in the 1960’s and 1970’s,
> including myself as a struggling high school and college student (if
> adjusted for inflation).
>
> •    For background: this proceeding is being handled by FCC staff
> unfamiliar with amateur radio.  It is being handled in the FCC’s
> Office of Managing Director (OMD), not in the Wireless
> Telecommunications Bureau where the amateur-specific Part 97 matters are
> handled.  The focus of OMD is accounting – budgets and the like for
> the entire Commission.  The fee proposals cover every FCC license and
> service across the board and the consideration was directed by Congress.
> I recommend keeping “ham jargon” out of your comments as it won’t
> be understood by the intended recipients.
>
> --------------------------------------------------------------------
> ARRL Midwest Division
> Director: Roderick K Blocksome, K0DAS
> k0das@...
> --------------------------------------------------------------------
>
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Mitrek decks — FREE

Bryan Nehl
 

I have 2 10m mitrek decks. One head, one set of crystals. They were originally intended for a 10m repeater project that didn’t work out.

Anyone want them?

72 de Bryan, k0emt


Re: CMRA - Member at Large Position ****VOTE NOW****

Myron Kern
 




On Oct 12, 2020, at 10:39 AM, AD0UK <kc0sjs@...> wrote:


Group,

  If you are an active, paid member then please ensure you respond to k0si@... with your vote for the member at large position - The following candidates are on the roster:

Paul Watt - KEØIKG
Ernest Shaw - KEØEZE

Please submit your votes for one of these fine candidates as soon as possible, I need to get the final count before the meeting tomorrow night.


73,

Brian
ADØUK
President, CMRA


Re: CMRA - Member at Large Position ****VOTE NOW****

Ralph Howard
 

Ernist

 

Ralph Howard

WD6BGN

 

From: main@CMRA.groups.io <main@CMRA.groups.io> on behalf of AD0UK <kc0sjs@...>
Sent: Monday, October 12, 2020 10:39:25 AM
To: main@cmra.groups.io <main@cmra.groups.io>
Subject: [CMRA] CMRA - Member at Large Position ****VOTE NOW****

 

Group,

 

  If you are an active, paid member then please ensure you respond to k0si@... with your vote for the member at large position - The following candidates are on the roster:

 

Paul Watt - KEØIKG

Ernest Shaw - KEØEZE

 

Please submit your votes for one of these fine candidates as soon as possible, I need to get the final count before the meeting tomorrow night.

 

 

73,

 

Brian

ADØUK

President, CMRA


Re: CMRA - Member at Large Position ****VOTE NOW****

Myron Kern
 

Brian,
This is a difficult choice.  My vote is for Ernest, KE0EZE.
Myron,
W0ZH


On Oct 12, 2020, at 10:39 AM, AD0UK <kc0sjs@...> wrote:


Group,

  If you are an active, paid member then please ensure you respond to k0si@... with your vote for the member at large position - The following candidates are on the roster:

Paul Watt - KEØIKG
Ernest Shaw - KEØEZE

Please submit your votes for one of these fine candidates as soon as possible, I need to get the final count before the meeting tomorrow night.


73,

Brian
ADØUK
President, CMRA


CMRA - Member at Large Position ****VOTE NOW****

AD0UK
 

Group,

  If you are an active, paid member then please ensure you respond to k0si@... with your vote for the member at large position - The following candidates are on the roster:

Paul Watt - KEØIKG
Ernest Shaw - KEØEZE

Please submit your votes for one of these fine candidates as soon as possible, I need to get the final count before the meeting tomorrow night.


73,

Brian
ADØUK
President, CMRA


October VE Testing Questions

Jon Cole
 

Hello all,

Because of COVID causing us to have outdoor exam sessions, I would like to hold this month’s test session at 6:00 PM (an hour earlier than usual) at a shelter at Cosmo Park. Hopefully the weather will be cooperative. Are enough VEs able to do that?

Also, we still need an indoor location to safely administer testing. If anyone has any good ideas, I would be happy to hear them.


Jon Cole, N0OFJ
VE Liaison

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