Wyoming Section of the ARRL
Garth L. Crowe, N7XKT of Gillette
Every ham should be a part of this organization.
If you join or renew your membership through the Section Manager, you'll receive a free repeater directory.
I had a meeting with Jim Archerd and Jim Frank this morning (5 Dec. 2013) at WOHS.
Item #1: State Winter Exercise - Because of all the requirements the state would have to meet to get credit for a Winter Exercise and not enough time to plan the exercise properly, we have decided to do a Winter Exercise in conjunction with next years SET. We will start the planning process after the New Year. This will probably be a rather large exercise involving the counties, Regional Response Teams and possibly other state and local government agencies and volunteer organizations. This in no way precludes ARES and RACES from participating in the Winter Field Day or any other local or county exercise.
Item #2: Quarterly Communication Tests - Starting in February we will have a quarterly communication test on the 4th Sunday of the 2nd month of each quarter. These are the scheduled dates: 23 February, 25 May, 24 August and 23 November 2014. County EOC participation is highly encouraged quarterly as well as Regional Response Team participation at least every other quarter. We will call the ARES/RACES net following the Pony Express net just like we usually do, but we will be doing it from the WOHS SOC station W7OHS. We would like as many Pactor connections as possible during and following the ARES/RACES net (Pactor Peer-to-Peer on 7.031 MHz). If you are unable to connect to W7OHS Peer-to-Peer, send a Pactor message to W7OHS through the WL2K Winlink system.
Steve J. Steven Cochrane W7JSC ARES SEC
See the ARES/RACES page for the state E-COM plan and report forms.
NWS Weather Spotter Training
NWS has posted their 2013 training schedule. See the Weather_Spotter Page for details.
2014 RMD Convention
The 2014 Rocky Mountain Division Convention page will have information as it becomes available.
Visit the Yahoo Group to share your ideas and give input on your Convention.
WYOMING SECTION HAMFEST
WE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A SECTION ABRREVIATED HAMFEST IN PLACE OF THE CONVENTION IF YOU HAVE ANY THOUGHTS FOR A LOCATION AND DATE LET ME KNOW
WYOMING HAM'S IT IS WITH REGRET THAT THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN DIVISION CONVENTION WILL NOT BE HELD IN LARAMIE THIS YEAR.
UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCES PREVENT THIS FROM HAPPENING.
THE CONVENTION WILL BE IN NEW MEXICO AUGUST 8-10 IN CONNECTION WITH THE DUKE HAMFEST.
ALL PAYPAL REGISTRATIONS HAVE BEEN REFUNDED. IF YOU DON'T RECIEVE YOUR REFUND OR HAVE QUESTIONS PLEASE,
CONTACT ME AT N7XKT@ARRL.ORG OR CLICK ON THE E-MAIL LINK AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE HERE.
IF YOU HAVE MADE RESERVATIONS AT THE HILTON GARDENS HOTEL IN LARAMIE YOU MAY WANT TO CANCEL THEM.
73 Garth Crowe, N7XKT Section Manager, Wyoming Section
ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio™
This note is to announce that the 2014 ARRL Rocky Mountain Division Convention scheduled to be held in Laramie,
Wyoming this July has been CANCELLED due to extenuating circumstances.
We thank those involved with its planning for the time and effort put forward on behalf of hams across the Division.
We are grateful that the Albuquerque Duke City Hamfest has stepped forward to serve as alternate host of the 2014 ARRL Rocky Mountain Division Convention.
It will now take place August 8-10 in sunny Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Led by individuals who organized the 2011 Division Convention in Taos, the annual Duke City Hamfest is a standing three day amateur radio convention
that occurs in one of Albuquerque's largest hotels,
so it will ably fit the bill as a Division Convention members have become accustomed to.
More details about the 2014 ARRL Rocky Mountain Division Convention in Albuquerque will be provided soon. Please mark your calendars!
73, Brian Mileshosky N5ZGT
Director, ARRL Rocky Mountain Division
Nomination for 2014 Ham of the Year
Get your nominations in for ham of the year: 2014 Ham of the year nomintation form
Section News - ARRL
On the ARRL web site, Wyoming Section News
A note to All section appointees !!!!
PLEASE LOG ON TO ARRL.ORG AND UPDATE YOUR PROFILE WITH A PICTURE AND CURRENT CONTACT INFORMATION. THIS CAN BE DONE ON THE MEDIA TAG.
If you'd like something added to the calendar, please contact your Assistant Section Manager or other state staff and have it forwarded.
To help facilitate communications amongst ourselves and provide an open forum for anyone with an interest in AR in Wyoming, we have a discussion board. See it here. Registration is required to post. But, it's free and anyone wishing to discuss AR is welcome. This is not the same as the board setup for hamfest planning, listed above.