Wednesday, June 11, 2014

@K5RAV writes about #HamCom

Regional Centennial Convention HamCom June 13-14, 2014

---ARRL Regional Centennial Convention HamCom 2014
---Hear Riley Hollingsworth at ARRL Forum
---Meet Hiram Percy Maxim at the ARRL EXPO
---Operate W100AW/5
---Wouff Hong ceremony

--- ARRL Regional Centennial Convention

This is not only the 36th annual HamCom convention it is also the ARRL
Regional Centennial Convention hosted by both the West Gulf Division
and the Delta Division.  If you cannot attend the National Centennial
Convention in Hartford, CT on July 17, 18 and 19, you can still
celebrate the 100th anniversary of the ARRL by traveling to the Plano
Convention Center on June 13-14.  For more details go to

---Riley Hollingsworth to speak at ARRL Forum

The keynote speaker at the 11:00 AM Saturday June 14th ARRL Forum will
be Riley Hollingsworth, K4ZDH.  Riley is the retired FCC Special
Counsel for the Spectrum Enforcement Division.  His subject will be
“Our Responsibility to Amateur Radio”.  In addition, the annual
West Gulf Awards will be announced and the winners honored.  Special
awards will be present by both the West Gulf Division and the Delta

---ARRL EXPO and Hiram Percy Maxim

Don’t miss the ARRL EXPO which will be located at the entrance to the
main exhibit hall.  Meet ARRL officials from Headquarters Newington, CT.
 If you are an ARRL member, don’t forget to pick up your special
commemorative challenge coin at the ARRL Booth and while you are there,
meet Hiram Percy Maxim.  He will be standing in front of the W1AW
building.  You heard that right!  Hiram will be present to help
celebrate the 100th anniversary of the ARRL.  If you are not an ARRL
member, drop by the booth and join!


By special arrangement, the Denton County’s massive County Logistical
Emergency Assistance Telecommunications Utility Service vehicle
(CLEATUS) will staffed by volunteers provided by the Dallas Amateur
Radio Club.  In addition to CLEATUS, the Delta Division is providing a
communication trailer which will also be staffed and operational.

Plans are to begin operation at noon and run through
noon on Saturday Primary frequencies will be 40, 20, 15 and 10
meters depending upon propagation.  Operating frequencies are:

40 Meters (CW 7.035-7.050 MHz) (SSB 7.185-7.200 MHz)
20 Meters (CW 14.035-14.050 MHz) (SSB 14.240-14.255 MHz)
15 Meters (CW 21.035-21.050 MHz) (SSB 21.285-21.300 MHz)
10 Meters (CW 28.010-28.025 MHz) (SSB 28.310-28.325 MHz)

If you want to volunteer as an operator, go to the Dallas Amateur Radio
Club’s web site and follow the links.

---Wouff Hong ceremony

The Wouff Hong ceremony is one of the cherished traditions of amateur
radio.  Created by the Old Man himself to promote good operating
practices, the legend lives on.  If you are not already a member of the
Royal Order of the Wouff Hong, don't miss this chance to join.  Ceremony
will be held at the Holiday Inn Express, 700 Central Parkway East,
Plano, TX,  June 13 at 10 p.m. Thanks goes to the Dallas
Amateur Radio Club for sponsoring and staffing the event.

Officials of the both West Gulf and Delta Division will be at the ARRL
booth both Friday and Saturday.  Don't miss the chance to meet your Division
and Section leaders and don't miss the chance to meet Hiram.  He will be
available for photos.

ARRL West Gulf Division
Director: David A Woolweaver, K5RAV

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