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July 14, 2011Editor: S. Khrystyne Keane, K1SFA
2011 Second Meeting of the ARRL Board of Directors to Take Place This Weekend
+On the Air: The Republic of South Sudan Now a DXCC Entity
+ FCC News: ReconRobotics Pays $17,500 to End FCC Investigation of Rules Violations
+ Public Service: Hurricane Watch Net Seeks New Members
+ Amateur Radio in the Classroom: ARRL Executive Committee Approves Equipment Grants for Six Schools
A central goal of the ETP is to develop a foundation of wireless technology literacy among America's teachers and students. It employs Amateur Radio to explore radio science and electronics and provide hands-on activities that engage students' minds and imaginations, opening doorways into math, science and technology curriculum topics, as well as other core curriculum areas such as geography and language arts. Read more here.
+ Ofcom Tests 70 cm Band in Advance of 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London
"As a secondary user of the band, we as radio amateurs have no specific rights to any of those frequencies," the RSGB stated on its website. "Rather than just imposing changes, Ofcom has approached the Society in the spirit of cooperation to work together to solve the problem. The RSGB intends to work constructively on this matter to reach agreement with Ofcom on the segments that can be released on a temporary basis. Ofcom has given clear and unambiguous assurance that the segments used will be returned once the London 2012 Games are over." Read more here.
+ New Section Manager Appointed in West Texas
Bill Roberts, W5NPR, of Alpine, has been appointed as the Interim West Texas Section Manager as of July 8, 2011. ARRL Membership and Volunteer Programs Manager Dave Patton, NN1N, made the appointment in consultation with ARRL West Gulf Division Director David Woolweaver, K5RAV. Roberts has served as the ARRL West Texas Section Traffic Manager since 2009. He is a past president of the Big Bend Amateur Radio Club and is also active as a back-up net control station for the Big Bend Emergency/West Texas ARES® Net and a net control station for the National Traffic System's Daytime Region Net 5.
John Dyer, AE5B, completed his latest term of office as the West Texas Section Manager on June 30. Dyer has served as the top Field Organization official in West Texas since July 2007; he previously served as Section Manager from October 2002-June 2005. Dyer decided not to run for the new term of office that began July 1, 2011. Roberts will serve as Interim West Texas Section Manager until a Section Manager is declared elected. Read more here.
New QuickStats Poll Now Available on ARRL Website
Four new poll questions have just been published on the QuickStats page on the ARRL website. Let your voice be heard!
Questions in this month's QuickStats poll:
Visit the QuickStats page and be sure to bookmark it in your browser. Results from this QuickStats poll will be published in the October 2011 issue of QST on the QuickStats page, located in the rear advertising section of the magazine. Along with monthly poll results, QST QuickStats offers colorful charts and graphs that highlight interesting Amateur Radio statistics.
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