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RM-11833

In the latest Section news update there is an article that perhaps needs our attention. There is an active petition for rule making that deals with local laws governing our use of mobile equipment. The petition RM-11833 submitted by K4KWH asks the FCC to clarify their jurisdiction on this matter. I have personally seen such restrictions in Texas where it is illegal to use any communications device in a school zone. Other government bodies have passed similar restrictions on our use of mobile/handheld equipment.

Obviously such laws serve to curtail or severely restrict our public service mission. I have written the FCC supporting K4KWH regarding this matter. Perhaps our membership would also care to write. Time is short and I believe the comment period closes this month. Could we place this on the website(s)?

Here is a link to K4KWH’s letter and I will attach mine as a .pdf.
https://ecfsapi.fcc.gov/file/10329888625819/RM-11833.pdf

Ohio Section News Update: http://arrl-ohio.org/news/2019/ps-04-08-19.pdf

Thanks,

Jim W8ERW

TMRA Hamfest 2019

TOLEDO MOBILE RADIO ASSOCIATION
TMRA’s 64th Hamfest – Radios/Computers/Electronics
Sunday March 17th 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Owens Community College
Student Health and Activity Center (SHAC)
30335 Oregon Road, Perrysburg, OH 43551
On Campus Parking is Free and Close to the Hamfest
GPS N 41° 35.575’ W 83° 32.051’ Talk-in: 147.27+ (PL 103.5)
This Huge Hamfest is Indoors and Security is Provided.
Tables are $20.00 (floor) $25.00 (wall) – free electric hook-up
All admission tickets are $8.00
(Children 12 years old and under – FREE)
TABLE APPLICATION FORMS CAN BE DOWN LOADED FROM OUR WEBSITE
VE TESTING: INFORMATION ON IS ON OUR WEBSITE
FORUMS: INFORMATION ON TOPICS AND SPEAKERS IS ON OUR WEBSITE
www.tmrahamradio.org
SEND REQUEST FOR TABLE APPLICATION FORM and/or TICKETS TO
TMRA, P.O. BOX 9673, TOLEDO, OH 43697-9673
Please include a SASE if just for tickets
PRIZE DRAWINGS
2:00pm $200.00 CASH PRIZE (NEED NOT BE PRESENT TO WIN)
NOON $100.00 CASH PRIZE (MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN)
9:00, 9:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00 & 11:30 – $50.00 CASH PRIZE (MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN)
ALSO: Vendor-donated door prizes & ARRL Gift Certificates drawn with the 9:00 am to NOON cash
prizes (must be present to win). TMRA greatly appreciates their donations

Winter Field Day Status

Join Us at Buffalo Wild Wings for Winter Field Day Sat. Jan 26, 2:00 PM to Sun. Jan 27 at 2:00 PM.

RTTY Contest Jan 5-6 Information

To: ARRL Contest Clubs

Re: RTTY Roundup and more update

All,

As we head into the holidays, follows are a couple updates for contest clubs.

– FT8 and the ARRL RTTY Roundup (http://www.arrl.org/rtty-roundup) is just a couple weeks away (January 5-6, 2019). This is an event, since its announcement in November 1988 QST, that not only promotes RTTY, but in this new event it also promoted using all digital modes that existed at that time, and those that would follow. As we enter 2019, now some 30 years later, our newest popular mainstream digital mode (FT8) is poised to bring activity to new levels. In January 2019 QST (p.72-73), Joe Taylor, K1JT, presented an article as a how-to for ARRL RTTY Roundup (now with and FT8) to assist participants. As your club members head into the holidays, here’s a link to that article that they may review as they prepare for the event (see http://www.arrl.org/files/file/ContestResults/2019/January%202019%20QST%20-%20Taylor%20-%20FT8.pdf).

– National Contest Journal (NCJ) and New Contester Learning / Training Tools: Per the email below, NCJ is asking clubs to talk-up the myriad of tools available to the contest community, and to discuss and share with NCJ what additional learning content may be of interest to your clubs and members. See the email that follows. Be sure to provide any thoughts/suggestions/follow up to NCJ Editor Scott Wright, K0MD at drscott.wright@gmail.com

Wishing you, your club and it’s members warmest wishes for the holidays!

73,

Bart Jahnke, W9JJ
Contest Branch Manager
ARRL – The national association for Amateur Radio™
225 Main St
Newington CT 06111
860-594-0232
w9jj@arrl.org

To: ARRL Contest Clubs

Re: RTTY Roundup and more update

All,

As we head into the holidays, follows are a couple updates for contest clubs.

– FT8 and the ARRL RTTY Roundup (http://www.arrl.org/rtty-roundup) is just a couple weeks away (January 5-6, 2019). This is an event, since its announcement in November 1988 QST, that not only promotes RTTY, but in this new event it also promoted using all digital modes that existed at that time, and those that would follow. As we enter 2019, now some 30 years later, our newest popular mainstream digital mode (FT8) is poised to bring activity to new levels. In January 2019 QST (p.72-73), Joe Taylor, K1JT, presented an article as a how-to for ARRL RTTY Roundup (now with and FT8) to assist participants. As your club members head into the holidays, here’s a link to that article that they may review as they prepare for the event (see http://www.arrl.org/files/file/ContestResults/2019/January%202019%20QST%20-%20Taylor%20-%20FT8.pdf).

– National Contest Journal (NCJ) and New Contester Learning / Training Tools: Per the email below, NCJ is asking clubs to talk-up the myriad of tools available to the contest community, and to discuss and share with NCJ what additional learning content may be of interest to your clubs and members. See the email that follows. Be sure to provide any thoughts/suggestions/follow up to NCJ Editor Scott Wright, K0MD at drscott.wright@gmail.com

Wishing you, your club and it’s members warmest wishes for the holidays!

73,

Bart Jahnke, W9JJ
Contest Branch Manager
ARRL – The national association for Amateur Radio™
225 Main St
Newington CT 06111
860-594-0232
w9jj@arrl.org

To: ARRL Contest Clubs
Re: RTTY Roundup and more update
All,
As we head into the holidays, follows are a couple updates for contest clubs.
– FT8 and the ARRL RTTY Roundup (http://www.arrl.org/rtty-roundup) is just a couple weeks away (January 5-6, 2019). This is an event, since its announcement in November 1988 QST, that not only promotes RTTY, but in this new event it also promoted using all digital modes that existed at that time, and those that would follow. As we enter 2019, now some 30 years later, our newest popular mainstream digital mode (FT8) is poised to bring activity to new levels. In January 2019 QST (p.72-73), Joe Taylor, K1JT, presented an article as a how-to for ARRL RTTY Roundup (now with and FT8) to assist participants. As your club members head into the holidays, here’s a link to that article that they may review as they prepare for the event (see http://www.arrl.org/files/file/ContestResults/2019/January%202019%20QST%20-%20Taylor%20-%20FT8.pdf).
– National Contest Journal (NCJ) and New Contester Learning / Training Tools: Per the email below, NCJ is asking clubs to talk-up the myriad of tools available to the contest community, and to discuss and share with NCJ what additional learning content may be of interest to your clubs and members. See the email that follows. Be sure to provide any thoughts/suggestions/follow up to NCJ Editor Scott Wright, K0MD at drscott.wright@gmail.com
Wishing you, your club and it’s members warmest wishes for the holidays!
73,
Bart Jahnke, W9JJ
Contest Branch Manager
ARRL – The national association for Amateur Radio™
225 Main St
Newington CT 06111
860-594-0232
w9jj@arrl.org

Christmas Party 2018

The Seneca Radio Club and SC ARES would like to invite all Amateur Radio Operators to their annual pizza party get together.

Fort Ball Pizza Palace.
The party will be Dec. 10, 2018
Start time is 6:00 PM.
You pay for your own meal.
All are welcome, amateur radio operators, spouses, kids, and friends.

2018 Tiffin Cross Country Carnival

Hello Hams
Just a reminder Sept 8th is the carnival I need a count of hams for a lunch and T shirt sizes.If you can work a whole day or Half
it would be helpful to let me know what you can work so I can get spots assigned.If you know anybody who would like to help
pass this info to them so they can contact me and I can put them on the list. I will send another E-mail out when it gets closer
Thanks
John Black
KD8AJR