DELARANEWS

Public Info Coordinator

John Ross, KD8IDJ

Just three months until the deadline to enter the Ohio Section 2021 Newsletter Contest! All entries need to be in by midnight June 30th and the judges will begin their work right after the Fourth of July! Remember… you will need copies of your newsletter from two different to months to make the entry complete… judging from past years… we have never had a problem! You can email a link, email a newsletter or email a link for your club’s website where the newsletter can be accessed. As of now, the judging will be electronic as it was last year. It really worked out well and it kept us safe and socially distant. If that changes I will let you know. However, as of now, the winners will be announced LIVE at the DX Engineering Hamfest & Great Lakes Division Convention in Talmadge, Ohio on August 7th . I know this year’s contest will be a great one. Already entries are running ahead of last year and that’s because our newsletter contest is they biggest and the best! Keep the entries coming and I’ll see you at the convention is August! A couple of weeks ago I found out that a longtime friend was having trouble renewing his amateur license. While he’s pretty “ham-teckie” he just doesn’t have a computer or an email address. With the move by the FCC to have all license activity moved to on-line only this presented a problem that many older hams are facing….so I decided to see what kind of help was available. As of right now you can still renew by filing a paper copy of form 605 and mailing it to the FCC…kind of old school. The ARRL will help (you must be a member) just give them a call. They will take care of the application and get it filed….but IN ALL CASES THE OPERATOR WILL NEED AN EMAIL ADDRESS. This doesn’t mean they need to have a computer or internet access…just that they have an email address and can retrieve mail at a friend’s house. They will need an email address to file and retrieve a copy of their license. Looks like there is plenty room to help these folks especially as they get older and if they have health or mobility issues. I would hate to see a ham lose their license when there are many ways to help!
DELARANews

Public Info

Coordinator

John Ross, KD8IDJ

Just three months until the deadline to enter the Ohio Section 2021 Newsletter Contest! All entries need to be in by midnight June 30th and the judges will begin their work right after the Fourth of July! Remember… you will need copies of your newsletter from two different to months to make the entry complete… judging from past years… we have never had a problem! You can email a link, email a newsletter or email a link for your club’s website where the newsletter can be accessed. As of now, the judging will be electronic as it was last year. It really worked out well and it kept us safe and socially distant. If that changes I will let you know. However, as of now, the winners will be announced LIVE at the DX Engineering Hamfest & Great Lakes Division Convention in Talmadge, Ohio on August 7th . I know this year’s contest will be a great one. Already entries are running ahead of last year and that’s because our newsletter contest is they biggest and the best! Keep the entries coming and I’ll see you at the convention is August! A couple of weeks ago I found out that a longtime friend was having trouble renewing his amateur license. While he’s pretty “ham-teckie” he just doesn’t have a computer or an email address. With the move by the FCC to have all license activity moved to on-line only this presented a problem that many older hams are facing….so I decided to see what kind of help was available. As of right now you can still renew by filing a paper copy of form 605 and mailing it to the FCC…kind of old school. The ARRL will help (you must be a member) just give them a call. They will take care of the application and get it filed….but IN ALL CASES THE OPERATOR WILL NEED AN EMAIL ADDRESS. This doesn’t mean they need to have a computer or internet access…just that they have an email address and can retrieve mail at a friend’s house. They will need an email address to file and retrieve a copy of their license. Looks like there is plenty room to help these folks especially as they get older and if they have health or mobility issues. I would hate to see a ham lose their license when there are many ways to help!