[AARA] AARA News / Wanted

Herman Campbell kn5grk at lusfiber.net
Fri Jan 14 09:26:56 CST 2011

*Wanted - Icom 7000 & Icom 718*

Herman, I have two hams here we just tested.  One is a new ham, passed 
his Tech 33/35.  He's an electronics tech for Oceaneering.  He's 
studying for General and will be ready next month to advance.

The other is a new ham, licensed as a Tech in December.  He just moved 
up to General, scoring 35/35.  He's going to take the Extra next month, 
and thinks he can pass that.  He's also an elect tech at Oceaneering.

The first guy is looking at an Icom 7000.  The second guy is looking for 
a nice used Icom 718.  He just missed out on Paul Scallon's 718 and 
power supply/tuner setup, which would have been perfect for him.

So, if you see anything else that looks good for these two, please forward.
And again, CONGRATS on Ham of the Year!

Paul - AE5JU
tenorman1952 at yahoo.com
*Local Ham goes to Nashville with His Music*

Nathan Stelly KD5IQW received this letter.

Your submission has been reviewed and Producer William Smith would like 
to speak with you further about your music. Give him a call on his cell 
at 615-414-7130. If you cannot reach him on his cell, please feel free 
to leave a message for him at the office at 615-340-9326. Also be sure 
to check out his Myspace page at www.myspace.com/producersmith 

Herman and Arnold they sent me this email I mailed it out of 2 million 
people and they choose Me.  I will be there with Ronnie Milsap see you 
at hamfest, spread the news ...tell all my ham buddies "hello" for me 
and I will bring Dolly Parton to visit Erath, LA at my house.... see 
y'all later!

Nathan Stelly
kstelly32 at yahoo.com

St. Mary ARES and the Bayouland Emergency Amateur Radio Service (BEARS) 
is hosting an area wide meeting of all ham operators within the parishes 
of Assumption, Ascension, Terrebonne, Lafourche, St. Mary, St. Martin, 
Iberia, Lafayette, Acadia, Vermillion , Evangeline, ST. Landry, 
Iberville and adjacent parishes.  All hams are welcome, so please spread 
the word.
Jim Coleman, AI5B, Louisiana Emergency Coordinator and Fred Marshall, 
W5MLE, will present an overview of ARES, repeater linking, repeater 
coordination, Echo Link and IRLP.  It will be an informal presentation 
by each presenter with questions and answers.
The meeting will be held January 22, 2011 at 11am at the BEARS club room 
at 201 Everett Street in downtown Morgan City.  The building is the old 
Whitney Bank Building at the corner of First and Everett Street.
We hope you will make plans to attend and visit with fellow hams from 
other parishes.
Please email me if you have any questions and we hope to see you.

From: Randy Johnson
Sent: Thursday, January 13, 2011 1:10 AM
To: Undisclosed-Recipient:;
Subject: DX Code of Conduct Progress Report

*DX Code of Conduct Progress Report*

We have made terrific progress since this project was started last spring and our efforts to expand ethical, considerate operating practices on the bands is working. There may be some additions to the website since you were last there so check the project atwww.dx-code.org

Phase 1 was to announce the project to major national societies and clubs to encourage their support. Then we acted to have the Code translated into enough languages so that any ham in the world can find it in a language he can understand. The current count is 31.

Phase 2 was to enlist the support of DXpeditions. They can use the Code to tell those DXers who want a QSO what the expedition operators expect. Most of the recent DXpeditions have been eager supporters of the Code, have shown their support at their websites, and given us positive feedback.

As an assist to them we developed some suggested operating practices that DXpedition operators can use to control pileups. We are particularly anxious to reach operators who might be taking their first trip and who may not have as much experience as the pros.

Phase 3 of the initiative is to enlist the cooperation of DX Clubs and DX oriented websites in spreading the word to their members through newsletters, e-mails, and links at their websites. To assist in that, we developed a Power Point presentation that can be used to show the Code at a meeting. We hope you will download the PP and show it at your next club meeting. Feedback will be appreciated.

Upcoming new features will be videos that show live demonstrations of how best to work a DX station in a pileup. We want to demonstrate to newer hams what the best practices are rather than leaving them to learn by listening to some not-so-good practices.

We are also working with contesters to develop a Contester's Code of Conduct, coming soon.

We have received support from many of the national societies, clubs, and amateur radio publications and websites throughout the world. They are eager to spread the word and enthusiasm is high. It is incredibly heartwarming to receive e-mails from grateful hams worldwide telling us how glad they are that we are working on this project. We have had over 9,300 unique visitors to the site and the velocity is increasing.

You can still be of great help by telling your pals, and if you have not done so already, by putting a link (seewww.dx-code.org  /link.htm ) your website or personal webpage to tell your visitors you support the Code. Half of our new supporters have linked to us.

With your support we really are winning the battle to make bands more polite and our hobby more enjoyable. A warm Thank You from all of us.


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