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ARRL Indiana Section News for July 18, 2022

--Communications--

One of the items that I hope to address as section manager is to improve the lines of communications so that individuals and organizations know what others are up to. I think there's a lot to be gained from some "cross-pollination" between individuals and groups. You or your group may be involved in activities that will inspire and encourage others. And, I sometimes hear from hams that there's just nothing going on. I'd like to show them what opportunities are out there. I's up to section managers to find ways to distribute news about activities in their section. Traditionally, section managers have used their monthly newsletters to spread the word. Are mass emailings like these effective? Is posting the section newsletter on the Indiana ARRL website effective? Should we post smaller articles on the website to promote what's going on? If you have thoughts on this topic, please let me know.

--Friends We'll Miss--

David Craig N9QVO, Shelbyville, https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/shelbynews/name/david-craig-obituary?id=35802855

--Upcoming Events--

The Summit City Cycling Challenge is July 23 in the Fort Wayne and Columbia City areas. Jim Moehring KB9WWM (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Edward Scott K9EJS (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) are looking for amateur radio operators to help out with communications along the course. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Jim or Ed. The Indiana State Fair is July 29 to August 21.

In the past, Ken Bandy KJ9B, with the help of others, have operated the W9ISF special event station in recognition of the state fair. Ken is looking for operators to make contacts on behalf of W9ISF this year particularly between August 14 to August 21. He's looking for operators who can put out a good signal primarily on SSB and CW. If you would like to help, contact Ken at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

--Upcoming Hamfests--

July 30 - East Central Indiana Hamfest, Winchester, https://sites.google.com/view/ecindianahamfest/home

August 6 - Elkhart East Hamfest, Elkhart, http://elkharteasthamfest.com/

August 13 - Auburn Hamfest CANCELED

August 13 - Hendricks County Tailgate Fest, Avon, contact Ken Kayler KC9SQD phone: 317-874-7068 email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

That's all for this week. As always, if you have a question or concern, please contact me. Bob Burns AK9R ARRL Indiana Section Manager PO Box 808 Brownsburg IN 46112 email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. phone 317-520-1188

Hello and Introduction

Hello, I'm Bob Burns AK9R and I'm your new ARRL Indiana Section Manager. I've been a licensed amateur radio operator since 1991 and an ARRL Life Member since 2002. Over those years, I've had many positions and done many things in amateur radio, so I think I bring a wide range of experience to the position.

Before I continue, a big thank you to our out-going Section Manager, Jimmy Merry KC9RPX, who served Indiana amateur radio operators for the past four years.

My goals as Section Manager are to:

* Engage Indiana amateur radio operators to help them achieve their goals in amateur radio.

* Empower Indiana amateur radio clubs to serve their members with interesting activities and programs.

* Enable Indiana ARES teams and volunteers to be relevant, resilient, and ready to serve the auxiliary communications needs of their served agencies.

* Execute the Section Manager responsibilities to recruit, appoint, and supervise section-level staff; maintain timely communications with Indiana ARRL members; and make personal visits to clubs, hamfests, and conventions.

The key, of course, is how to accomplish those goals and that's what I, along with my section staff, will be working on for the next few months.

If you have ideas on what you'd like to see from the ARRL in Indiana, please let me know. You can reach me by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone at 317-520-1188. Or, stop by and bend my ear at one of the many hamfests coming up in Indiana. 73, Bob

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