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I’m looking forward to what ARRL
Hudson Division Director Ria Jai-
ram, N2RJ will have to say about the latest League activities as a result of the recent Board meeting held in January. To me, the ARRL is implementing some
changes that might make the League more responsive to its members. I’m also interested in hearing more about how and why she went to all the work of getting her drone
pilots license.
With some very good feedback from Marlo, KA2IRQ, I have made some significant chang- es in the Tuesday night FM nets on our repeater. The most noticeable change was the elimination of the QCWA News Net which has a long history since it was started over 30 years ago by Phil Petersen, W2DME – SK. It was with a heavy heart that I terminated this historic net. However, there were hardly any QCWA members checking into the net (just a couple a week) and many GSARA members from the 8:30 net were also checking into the QCWA net to get the news and ARRL Audio News. It didn’t make sense to have so many people checking into both nets. So, the two nets were combined into a single net that meets at 8:30 pm and is no longer restricted to close before the 9:00 pm net. Any feedback you could provide about this would be appreciated.
Cy, K2CYS has also made some significant changes to the Digital Fusion Net that had to be moved from Thursday to Wednesday night. Cy also chose to make it a monthly net instead of weekly and changed the time to an hour earlier at 7:00 pm. So, the next digital net will be at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, February 17. I hope to see you there.
Holger Skurbe, K2HES will be running a Hamcram session in Hightstown on Saturday, February27. If you’re looking for a Technician class, this is an excellent way to get your license in one day. If you’re sufficiently prepared so you don’t need the class, you can still register to take the Technician exam at 2:00 pm in the afternoon.
If you haven’t done so already, please pay your membership dues for 2021. You can mail your $20 check or cash to our new Treasurer Diana Noble, KD2NAD, 66 West Concourse, Cliffwood Beach, NJ 07735 or pay through Pay Pal.
As always, I appreciate feedback or material for The Propagator. The deadline for the March issue is February 15.
73 de Bob,

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