Congressman Steve Pearce KG5KIQ has signed on as a cosponsor of Amateur Radio Parity Act. Steve joins the ever growing list of sponsors of this important legislation, which if passed will extend the same protections of PRB-1 to hams living in areas governed by CC&Rs. Thanks, Steve.
Bob Longoria N5JH has accepted an appointment as the New Mexico Sections new Youth Coordinator for Scouting. Bob has worked with youth and scouting for over 32 years and is equally passionate about amateur radio. If your a ham involved in scouting or youth activities, or interested in getting involved, please contact Bob at firstname.lastname@example.org
Each month the Net Managers for the various nets submit their activity reports. For January the SCAT Net broke 1000 check ins, well done. This is yet another indicator that amateur radio in NM is alive, healthy and growing. Monthly net counts are posted on the NM Section Website at http://www.arrl-nm.org/wp/nets/net-counts.
National Parks on the Air (NPOTA). Throughout 2016 Amateur Radio is helping the National Park Service celebrate their 100th anniversary. Hams from across the country are activating NPS units, promoting the National Park Service and showcasing Amateur Radio to the public. As of the date of this post, this months top five leaders in NM for activating NPOTA sites are KE5AKL 19, W5IL 15, AI5P 9, AE5VM 6 and N5FO 6. The top five NPOTA chasers in NM are K5TA 156, W5IL 118, N9KW 49, WB2RIS 40, K8TE 39 and KC7QY 29. You can find out more about this fun operating activity at http://www.arrl.org/NPOTA and the NM NPOTA Challenge at http://www.arrl-nm.org/wp/section-awards/new-mexico-npota-challenge
Upcoming events in and around the New Mexico Section:
February 27th, 2016:
New Mexico Techfest (Albuquerque).
May 13-15, 2016:
ARRL Rocky Mountain Division Convention (Keystone, CO)
May 21, 2016:
Pecos Valley ARC Tailgate (Roswell)
Aug 12-14: New Mexico ARRL State Convention / Duke City Hamfest (Albuquerque).
We regret to report that the following Key is now silent:
Jim Huesing, AF5MV.
Rio Rancho, NM.
Passed 1/26/16, Age 69.
Obituary in ABQ Journal, 1/29/16.
Please visit the New Mexico Section website for the latest information on what’s happening in amateur radio in and around the Section: http://www.arrl-nm.org
The ARRL New Mexico Section is now on Facebook. Stop by check out the action, feel free to post on anything related to Amateur Radio in and around New Mexico. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1655358684680850
If you’re interested in serving as a member of the ARRL New Mexico Section Field Organization, don’t hesitate to contact me. More information on the Field Organization can be found at: http://www.arrl.org/field-organization
Thank you for being a valuable member of the League. Your feedback is always welcome.
Ed James, KA8JMW
Section Manager, New Mexico