Friday night gathering 7:00 PM on ZOOM! Email Ron Kinder k7vmn-at-arrl.net for an invitation. The TERAC repeater at 443.650 MHz+ 100Hz PL in Aloha still available. If you are within reach of a computer or the repeater, we would love to have you join us on the web or the air Friday night. This will probably be the new normal for a while.

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All Pizza and Monthly meetings cancelled due to COVID-19

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SEA-PAC 2021 CANCELLED

The SEA-PAC Executive Committee has been closely monitoring the continuing COVID-19 pandemic situation and determined that the safest course of action for all is to cancel the 2021 in-person event.

This decision was based on the uncertainties of more COVID outbreaks, vaccine availability to all, and the probable social distancing requirements.  But most importantly, it is based on our genuine concern for the health and safety of you, the attendees, vendors, and presenters.  We firmly believe that providing our Ham Radio community with a safe and quality convention experience is paramount.

To offset this cancellation, the SEA-PAC Committee is exploring alternate online and on-air activities to engage our loyal attendees during 2021.  Watch for future SEA-PAC Wave newsletters with the details as they become available.

Finally, we look forward to hosting you again in Seaside, Oregon, on June 3rd, 4th and 5th, 2022. Thank you for your patience and understanding and we invite you to start planning for SEA-PAC 2022.

73,

John Bucsek, KE7WNB

2021 SEA-PAC Chairman

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FCC Sets Amateur Radio License Fee

https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/FCC-20-184A1.pdf

Part of above:
As we have noted previously, “…while the value of the amateur service to the public as a voluntary noncommercial communications service, particularly with respect to providing emergency communications, is one of the underlying principles of the amateur service, the amateur service is not an emergency radio service (emphasis mine).

Well, at least it isn’t $50.

New fees:
New license $35
Special temporary authority $35
Rule waiver $35
Renewal $35
Vanity Call Sign $35

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