Spring 2013 Archived News
New YL net takes to the air in Las Vegas
Lady hams in Las Vegas just concluded their very first YL themed net. Sponsored by the Sisterhood Of Amateur Radio (SOAR) this unique net had its ignaugaral outing Wednesday November 21st.
Operating on the KP4UZ repeater, SOAR President Elizabeth Bigley-KD7RIN acted as the first Net Control Operator. Elizabeth has some experience as an NCO as she held the reins several years as the full time Net Control for the old Saturday Night FARS Net.
The SOAR Net is open to both YL's and OM's. The Net is designed to give YL's their own gathering place for round-table ragchewing and to discuss events and topics which have a particular interest to women and girls in amateur radio.
(KP4UZ repeater is 447.775 mhz, negative (-) offset, PL tone is 114.8 hz) YL-Net Wednesdays 6:30 PM
New Nevada Section leaders
ARRL Nevada Section Manager Joseph Giraudo-N7JEH has announced the appointment of Don Carlson-KQ6FM to the position of Assistant Section Manager.
Also Glenn Hale-KB7REO has been appointed as the Nevada Section Emergency Coordinator.
New club officers elected
Annual elections for club officers are currently taking place throughout Nevada.
Nevada Amateur Radio Newswire will be post those results here as they become available.
Las Vegas Radio Amateur Club.....
President: Gerald Sobel-K0MBB
Vice President: MARK D PALLANS-W4MDP
Nevada amateur radio newswire is born!
While interest in amateur radio continues to grow, one traditional mainstay of ham radio and particularly of ham radio clubs, the newsletter, appears to be falling by the wayside.
For most of the past century joining a radio club would guarantee the member their own personal newsletter each month.
There were newsletters, bulletins, DX sheets, etc. of every type and description. These ranged from a couple of purple smudged mimeographed sheets with a single staple, to elaborate, professionally produced booklets and tabloids.
The best came via the U.S. Post Office while others were simply left in a pile at the back of the club meeting room.
Regardless of their level of production they all held several things in common. First of all they kept the amateur community informed of ham radio happenings, both near and far. People looked forward to getting the next copy. They often justified the collection of dues. A good newsletter could swell the membership rolls.
But time marches on. Many clubs find it difficult if not impossible to recruit someone to edit a newsletter. Print versions have all but vanished in favor of the few remaining on-line editions.
It is not uncommon for someone to volunteer to take on the task of producing a newsletter, only to find that they are unable to amass any significant content. With the proliferation of Internet postings it frequently appears that much of the "news" about ham radio is expired or has become stale before it can be published in a newsletter.
The one exception is local and regional information. Information which was once passed between local ham clubs via their newsletter exchanges no longer flows from point to point.
So it is with these thoughts in mind that the Nevada Amateur Radio Newswire is created. The Newswire hopes to post information about Nevada radio club happenings, public service events, features on local hams, and other items of an interest to hams in the Silver State.
Newswire will interview club officers, vendors, and everyday hams and try to bring their stories to amateurs in Nevada. Additionally, you will find a form for submitting items for inclusion on these pages.
Please understand that Newswire is in its very early stages of development and will be updated and improved on a daily basis.
Field day operations
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