Boxboro Speakers & Saturday Grand Banquet

We are still looking for a few more great speakers to fill out our renowned forum program. If you have, or know of someone that has a forum topic, please contact Phil Temples k9hi@boxboro.org, or sign-up on our website at http://boxboro.org/forums-and-classes/speaker-signup. Speakers will receive a $10 coupon toward lunch at the hotel and get reserved close-in parking.

We are also accepting volunteers to staff our ticket booths, assist our speakers, and help out with parking. You can sign up as a volunteer here: http://boxboro.org/volunteer. Volunteers working at least 3 hours will receive a $10 coupon for lunch at the hotel.

Finally, please join us for our Saturday Night Grand Banquet featuring key note speaker Paul Stoetzer, N8HM. With an outwardly appearing modest apartment-based set up, Paul has racked up a huge list of awards. Come listen as he tells us how he did it. The $40 banquet admission also features a full buffet. Get seven of your friends together and purchase a table for 8 for $280, a $40 discount.

Tickets available at http://www.boxboro.org

73,
Bob – K1IW
Boxboro 2017! Publicity Chair

ARRL Request to Contact Your US Senators Supporting S 1534 – the Amateur Radio Parity Act

Dear ARRL member,

I am writing to you today because we are at a crossroad in our efforts to obtain passage of The Amateur Radio Parity Act.

Our legislative efforts scored a major victory in our campaign when The Amateur Radio Parity Act, S. 1534 now moves to the Senate, where we need every Senator to approve the bill. This is the companion Bill to H.R. 555, which passed in the House of Representatives in January.

You are one of over 730,000 licensed Amateur Radio Operators living in the United States. Many of you already live in deed-restricted communities, and that number grows daily.

NOW IS THE TIME FOR ALL HAMS TO GET INVOLVED IN THE PROCESS!

If you want to have effective outdoor antennas but are not currently allowed to do so by your Home Owner’s Association, SEND THESE EMAILS TODAY!!

If you already have outdoor antennas, but want to support your fellow hams, SEND THESE EMAILS TODAY!!

If you want to preserve your ability to install effective outdoor antennas on property that you own, SEND THESE EMAILS TODAY!!

We need you to reach out to your Senators TODAY! Right away.

Help us in the effort. Please go to this linked website and follow the prompts:

https://arrl.rallycongress.net/ctas/urge-us-senate-to-support-amateur-radio-parity-act

Thank you.

73,
Rick
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Rick Roderick, K5UR
President
ARRL – The national association for Amateur Radio®

Nominations Open for Section Manager

WMA ARRLNominations for Western Massachusetts Section Manager are now open!  The term is for two years starting on January 1, 2018.

Any candidate for the office of Section Manager must be a resident of the section, a licensed amateur of Technician class or higher, and a full member of the League for a continuous term of at least two years immediately preceding receipt of a petition for nomination.  All nomination paperwork must be received by ARRL Headquarters in Newington, CT by 4:00 PM on Friday, September 8, 2017.  The nomination forms and other associated information are available on ARRL HQ’s website here.

Due to increased professional commitments as well as some health issues, current Section Manager Ed Emco W1KT will not be running for election again.