Western Washington
2014 Section News Archive

WWA logo goes here September 11, 2014 - The 2014 Washington Salmon Run - The 2014 Washington Salmon Run will be held on September 20 and 21; this is the weekend operators across North America and worldwide look for QSOs with Washington state stations, and operators in Washington state look for QSOs with all 39 Washington counties and other stations outside Washington.

Activity runs from 9:00 AM (1600Z) to midnight (0700Z) Saturday, and from 9:00 AM (1600Z) to 5:00 PM (2400Z) Sunday. Contacts count on SSB, CW, and Digital modes, even FM on 2 meters! The Salmon Run contact exchange is signal report and location (County for WA stations, and State/Province/DX for out of WA stations).

There will be many portable and mobile stations out in the rarer counties, and look for the WWDXC Club station W7DX for bonus points on each mode. Several clubs will be active in the Salmon Run including the Radio Club of Redmond, Spokane DX Association, Kitsap County ARC, Radio Club of Tacoma and others.

Join the on the air fun when you can, whether for an hour or the whole weekend. Who knows, your QSO and county may help someone win a Smoked Salmon Award this year!

See YOU in the Salmon Run!

Thanks to the 2014 Washington Salmon Run Committee: K7EDX, N7UK, K7SR, K7DSE, N7WA, K7BTW, and K7WA.

For more information see the Western Washington DX Club website: www.wwdxc.org

73,
Monte, K2MLS

ARRL logo goes here September 2, 2014 - Support HR 4969 - by ARRL Northwestern Division Director James D Pace, K7CEX

You may have seen or heard that a Bill has been introduced in the United States House of Representatives, to extend the reach of PRB-1, to Home Owner Associations and CC&Rs. (HR 4969) Recently the Community Associations Institute, an advocacy group for Home Owner Associations, has learned of the Bill and is actively lobbying against it.

What they are not telling their Legislative contacts is, we are asking for 'Reasonable Accommodations', not 'carte blanche'; even if in the past there have been various interpretations of 'Reasonable Accommodations'.

It is time for our members now to contact their Representatives by phone, e-mail, and/or in-person visits to urge co-sponsorship of the legislation. It is important that when you make these contacts/requests, that they be done with the utmost respect and courtesy, and not confrontational. Explaining the need for antenna structures for public service and emergencies, should be a bullet point.

Remember; we are only asking for co-sponsorship, at this time. There will be a time later, for soliciting and encouraging votes on the matter.

73 and good Hamming
Jim Pace, K7CEX
Northwestern Division Director

(you can find your Representative in the House at www.house.gov/representatives/find. Most representatives have a means of contacting them via their House web page, or at least a mailing address.)

FCClogo goes here July 11, 2014 - Official Observer Report for June 2014 -
73 Scott Douglas OOC/WWA scott_douglas@comcast.net

OO Call Sign
Monitoring Hours
Admin Hours
Advisory Notices Sent
Good Op Cards Sent
Total Cards
AA9MQ
12.5
0
0
0
0
K2MLS
25
0
0
0
0
K7EK
18.5
0
0
0
0
K7NA
94
0
0
0
0
K7YHB
12
0
0
0
0
KD7JGJ
4
0
0
0
0
KE7GSK
24
0
0
0
0
KE7SA
8
0
0
0
0
KN7S
31
0
1
0
1
N1BEC
18
0
0
0
0
N7KRE
8
0
0
0
0
W3OZ
6
0
0
0
0
W7ARC
120
0
0
0
0
W7FU
28
0
0
0
0
W7POE
85
0
0
0
0
W7TG
80
0
1
0
1
W7THS
6.75
0
0
0
0
W7XC
40
20
0
0
0
W7ZF
14
0
0
0
0
WA7PML
13.5
0
0
0
0
WA7TZ
No Report
0
0
0
0
WB6W
20
0
0
0
0
WC7I
25
0
0
0
0
WV7R
No Report
0
0
0
0
Totals
693.25
20
2
0
2

RACES logo goes here June 25, 2014 - Field Day Information - There have been questions regarding the Training Mission Number for Field Day and a Governor's Proclamation acknowledging Amateur Radio Week. Here is the information for you and your teams.

The mission number is 14-T-1073 which is also the annual training mission number.

The Governor's proclamation is being worked on by EMD staff. Amateur Radio Week is being asked for Field Day weekend and the week following. I will get the information out as quickly as we hear from the Governor's Office.

Thank you to everyone working hard on making Field Day 2014 the biggest and the best.

73,
Monte, K2MLS
ARRL Western Washington Section Manager
k2mls@arrl.org

ARRL logo goes here June 10, 2014 - Northwestern Division Newsletter - by ARRL Northwestern Division Director James D Pace, K7CEX

SeaPac Regional Convention

Seaside Oregon displayed two of its greatest assets, during the weekend of June 6, 7 and 8 ¡V 1)fantastic weather and 2) the annual SeaPac Northwestern Division Convention.... which this year was one of the six Regional Conventions celebrating the 100 years of service to the Amateur Radio Community by the ARRL.

In attendance were almost 3,000 folks with an elevated zeal for Amateur Radio. The convention was organized by a cadre of volunteers who not only made sure the event was successful but ran with clock like precision. (I think we may need to send that committee to Congress).

In addition to the daytime activities of visiting with old and new friends, visiting all the vendor booths and enjoying the sun and the beach, there was a great banquet on Saturday night with fantastic food and an inspirational speech by ARRL President Kay Cragie, N3KN. Kay challenged us to look to the Second Century of ARRL but at the same time look back and be inspired by those who came before us.

It was great to have President Cragie at the convention; also representing the ARRL were: 2nd Vice President Jim Fenstermaker K9JF, Marketing Manager Bob Inderbitzen NQ1R, Individual Giving Manager Lauren Clarke KB1YDD, Public Relations Manager Sean Kutzko KX9X and Member Services and Circulation Manager Yvette Vinci KC1AIM. What a great help they all were as we managed the two ARRL booths.

In addition to ARRL staff, we had 5 of the NW Division Section Managers, Director Vallio from the Pacific Division and 4 California Section Managers. To say the least, ARRL was well represented by leadership.

W100AW/7, the special event station at the convention, made over 2,000 contacts on phone and over 1,000 on CW.

Although we are only a couple of days beyond SeaPac 2014, reservations and planning have already begun for SeaPac June 5, 6 & 7 of 2015. I hope to see you there.

Idaho Section Manager Election

Inasmuch as the current Idaho Section Manager Ed Stuckey, AI7H was unopposed in the recent round of nominations, he will retain his position and begin his new 2 year term July 1. Congratulations Ed; keep up the great work!

Northwestern Division Scholarship Fund

This year the ARRL Foundation awarded one scholarship, from the Northwestern Division Scholarship Fund, to Aaron Morrill, NA7AM, of Spokane. Congratulations Aaron!

The Northwestern Division Scholarship Fund was established in memory of Wilse Morgan, WX7P, who became a silent key shortly after the SeaPac Convention in 2013. Wilse was a strong advocate for Amateur Radio, personally teaching over 1,000 licensees in his career. Wilse was also the first VE appointed by the FCC, while he lived in Alaska.

Each year the Scholarship Fund will provide some financial assistance for higher education to a/an member(s) of the Northwestern Division who is/are pursuing a career in engineering, medicine, science or business.

This fund was established by the generosity of the generosity of members and clubs in the Northwestern Division, in memory of Wilse. The continuation of the program depends entirely on continued donations. This year at the Northwestern Division Convention at Seaside, in a pass the hat (rather bag) campaign, the Ham community donated $1,477 to the fund, guaranteeing that at least one individual will receive a scholarship next year. It is our hope that eventually, we will be able to award at least one scholarship in each of the Division's 6 Sections, as the donations allow.

Thank you SeaPac attendees for your spirit and wonderful contribution and thank you to the members of the Northwestern Division for your continued support.

For more information on the Scholarship or to make a contrior to make a contribution, go to: http://www.nwarrl.wetnet.net/node/132 or contact your Section Manager.

Washington State ARES Places in the Top 10 in Nation ¡V 2013 SET

According to the July QST, Eastern Washington and Western Washington ARES teams placed in the top 10 in the Nation, in points, for the 2013 SET. WWA was #8 and EWA was #9. I have known for years that Washington State had one of the best ARES programs in the Nation. Congratulations to all the teams and their leadership.

Learning Opportunity

There are some great ¡¥learning opportunities¡¦ coming up. A collaboration between Craig Baker (Digital Chair from FWARC), the City of Auburn Emergency Department and a cadre of volunteers, is bringing some open and free workshops for the Ham Community in the Pacific Northwest.

Introduction to D-Star: July 12, October 11 and November 22. All classes from 0900 to 1700. MESH-Networking 2014: July 26 and November 9. All classes from 0900 to 1700

For more information go to: http://www.hamshare.com or call Bill at: (206) 400-1723.

Many Thanks to Those Who Responded to OSO

A very special thank you to the many Ham Radio operators who responded and worked at the OSO landslide and aftermath. We are so proud of you all for your unselfish dedication and service to the community. Your contribution has not gone unnoticed by the ARRL or the non ham community at large. You all as individuals and as a group are the essence of a quote by Mohandas Gandhi ¡§The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others¡¨. Indeed, that speaks of you all.

From the Vice Director

I enjoyed seeing everyone at Sea-Pac this year. I'm sure I missed talking to many of you because of the time where I helped at the ARRL booth and attended meetings and other activities over the weekend. I didn¡¦t have a chance to start looking through the booths until it was time for the Saturday afternoon drawings.

Those of you who are, or will soon be in college, make sure you start keeping track of the requirements and application deadlines for the scholarships that are available to you. If you have children or grandchildren or great-grandchildren who are in high school, or even middle school, now is the time to review the requirements to apply for the Wilse Morgan WX7P Memorial Scholarship and other scholarships available through the ARRL Foundation, as well the one normally presented at Sea-Pac by OTVARC, and those given by other ham radio groups. The sooner you start working with them on the appropriate level license classes, ham radio activities they can enjoy, and other school and career planning requirements, the more likely they will be to be the one who is awarded scholarships. The high school students who are developing leadership skills may want to volunteer in their clubs or sections to help promote youth activities and encourage others their age to become licensed and involved in ham radio. That would be something that would be helpful on their scholarship application as well as helpful in lowering the average age of those in our hobby.

Beginning this fall, I will be teaching full-time and serving as department chair for the online health information management program at Portland Comng the 9-month academic year. The Academic Dean over that area is also over the emergency services programs and as a result of that, in the interview, he was very interested in my involvement in ham radio since he would like to get our department more involved in the college emergency preparedness activities. This shows that your license can be useful in many areas that don¡¦t seem related on first glance.

73, Bonnie

FCClogo goes here June 8, 2014 - Official Observer Report for May 2014 -
73 Scott Douglas OOC/WWA scott_douglas@comcast.net

OO Call Sign
Monitoring Hours
Admin Hours
Advisory Notices Sent
Good Op Cards Sent
Total Cards
AA9MQ
9
0
0
0
0
K2MLS
10
1
0
0
0
K7EK
17
0
0
0
0
K7NA
96.5
0
0
0
0
K7YHB
14
0
0
0
0
KD7JGJ
8
0
0
0
0
KE7GSK
30
0
0
0
0
KE7SA
10
0
0
0
0
KN7S
29
0
0
0
0
N1BEC
22
0
0
0
0
N7KRE
8
0
0
0
0
W3OZ
10.5
0
0
0
0
W7ARC
124
0
0
0
0
W7FU
No Report
0
0
0
0
W7POE
70
0
0
0
0
W7TG
55
0
0
0
0
W7THS
5
0
0
0
0
W7XC
40
20
0
0
0
W7ZF
11
0
0
0
0
WA7PML
24
0
0
0
0
WA7TZ
34
0
0
0
0
WB6W
20
0
0
0
0
WC7I
16
0
0
0
0
WV7R
2
0
0
0
0
Totals
665
21
0
0
0

ARRL logo goes here May 26, 2014 - ARRL Story on NPR -
National Public Radio (NPR) on its "All Things Considered" show did a good story on the ARRL. You can hear it via this link.

WWA logo goes here May 16, 2014 - Family Assistance Needed in Locating a Ham -
Arden has been located. Thanks to all who helped.
ARRL Headquarters has been asked to locate KD7CVH, Arden, for his family. His last know location was Billings, Montana but he may have moved. If you run across him, ask him to call his Sister or his Mom.

Mr. Arden Cofer, KD7CVH, is an Extra Class licensee and may be heard on HF.

Thank you for your help.

Monte, K2MLS

FCClogo goes here May 12, 2014 - Official Observer Report for April 2014 -
73 Scott Douglas OOC/WWA scott_douglas@comcast.net
OO Call Sign
Monitoring Hours
Admin Hours
Advisory Notices Sent
Good Op Cards Sent
Total Cards
Yr-To-Date Failed To Report Totals
(4=Dropped From Pgm)
AA9MQ
NoReportReceived
0
0
0
0
1
K2MLS
25
20
0
0
0
0
K7EK
17
0
0
0
0
0
K7NA
104
0
0
0
0
0
K7YHB
107
0
0
0
0
0
KD7JGJ
5
0
0
0
0
0
KE7GSK
3
0
0
0
0
0
KE7SA
25
0
0
0
0
0
KN7S
20.75
0
0
0
0
0
N1BEC
18
0
0
0
0
0
N7KRE
22
0
0
0
0
0
W3OZ
NoReportReceived
0
0
0
0
1
W7ARC
114
0
0
0
0
0
W7FU
32
0
0
0
0
0
W7POE
70
0
0
0
0
0
W7TG
40
0
0
0
0
0
W7THS
4
0
0
0
0
0
W7XC
40
20
0
0
0
0
W7ZF
10
0
1
0
1
0
WA7PML
24
0
0
0
0
0
WA7TZ
35
0
0
0
0
0
WB6W
15
0
0
0
0
0
WC7I
12
0
0
0
0
0
WV7R
1
0
0
0
0
0
Totals
743.75
40
1
0
1
2

 
Western Washington
Section Staff


Section Manager
Monte L. Simpson, K2MLS
2523 N Wycoff Ave.
Bremerton, WA, 98312
(360) 373-3095
k2mls@arrl.org

Assistant Section Manager
Robert M. Purdom, AD7LJ
PO Box: 65171
University Place, WA 98464
lcdrbob@hotmail.com

Section Emergency Coordinator
Frank Wolfe, NM7R
PO box 91
Nahcotta, WA 98637
nm7r@arrl.net

Affiliated Club Coordinator
Lynn Burlingame, N7CFO
15621 SE 26TH St.
Bellevue, WA 98008
n7cfo@arrl.net

Official Observer Coordinator
Scott Douglas, W7XC
Post Office Box 7320
Bonney Lake, WA 98391-0913
(253) 891-8000
w7xc@comcast.net

Public Information Coordinator
Bruce Miller, KC7IAY
PMB 2989
PO Box 257
Olympia, WA 98504
(206) 903-9677
www.NorthwestHamNews.com

Technical Coordinator
Tom Herman N1BEC
PO Box: 775
Napavine, WA 98565
n1bec@msn.com

Section Traffic Manager
Bill Frazier, W7ARC
16419 Spruce Way B5
Lynnwood, WA 98037
(425) 361-1181
w7arc@arrl.net

State Government Liasion
Lee A. Chambers, KI7SS
1625 Delphi Road SW
Olympia, WA 98512
(360) 866-0236 (h)
(360) 951-2538 (c)
ki7ss@arrl.net

Section Webmaster
Glenn Thomas WB6W
PO Box 72
Oysterville, WA 98641
(360) 665-2807 (h)
wb6w@arrl.net