The ARRL Pacific Division Meeting will be held on Saturday, 05 December 2020, via the ZOOM conference protocol.
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Content supplied by Kristen McIntyre (K6WX), the newly appointed ARRL Pacific Division Director.
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Introduction and Division meeting
Nov 23, 2020, 10:43 PM (6 hours ago)
heard of the untimely passing of our Pacific Division Director, Jim
Tiemstra, K6JAT. He was my friend and colleague and I miss him greatly.
He worked tirelessly for the division and for the ARRL.
It is under these difficult circumstances that I have become Division
Director to fill out Jim’s term. I promise to do my best to live up
to Jim’s legacy and serve all of you as your representative on the
ARRL Board. Please feel free to contact me any time with suggestions,
issues, and even complaints. I’m always available to help.
I’d like to take advantage of this division mailing list to
periodically update you on goings on in the division and other things
that may be of interest to members. If you have any content to include,
please let me know. This is an important time for Amateur Radio as we
try our best to stay relevant and attract a new generation into our
hobby. There are challenges as we navigate the pandemic. The outlines
of emergency communications are changing as agencies roll out their own
infrastructure. We also have many pending regulatory issues where we
are taking the fight to the FCC, like the recent loss of 3.5 GHz, which
we are not giving up on, and the $50 licensing fee.
At this time of the year we have traditionally had a division meeting in
Livermore, CA. With the current COVID-19 restrictions, and the short
notice I’ve had to prepare, it seems inevitable that we have to move
it online. This also gives us an opportunity to have more people across
the division attend. I will set up a Zoom meeting for Saturday,
December 5th. We will start it a little later in the day than has been
the case before, to give members in the Pacific Section a chance to
attend. Keep an eye out for login credentials in the near future. I
will update you on League goings on and what might happen at the next
Board meeting. But this is really your meeting. Bring your questions
See you all soon.
Kristen McIntyre, K6WX
Pacific Division Director
ARRL Pacific Division
Director: Kristen A McIntyre, K6WX