The TERAC monthly meetings are held at 7PM on the second Thursday of the month, currently using ZOOM.   Email Ron Kinder for an invitation. 

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NEWS: Please join us Friday nights at 7:00 PM on ZOOM! Email Ron Kinder for an invitation.

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2022 TERAC dues due in January

Please send a check for $25 payable to TERAC, Inc. to:   TERAC, Inc., Box 5761, Aloha, OR   97006-0761.

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TERAC ZOOM Meeting Thursday January 13, 2022 – Ham Shack Lightning and Grounding Issues

The presenter will be Tom Fagan  K7DF of Tucson, AZ who has a lot of experience with Electromagnetic Environment Effects and is a Senior Project Engineer with Aerospace Corporation in Tucson.

Email Ron Kinder for a ZOOM meeting invitation.

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SEA-PAC 2022 Scheduled for June 3-5

The SEA-PAC Executive Committee is moving forward with a spectacular “in person” SEA-PAC, 3, 4 & 5 June, 2022, in beautiful Seaside, Oregon.

The 2022 theme is “Sand, Surf and Radios…

The 2022 SEA-PAC QSO Party is being planned for the weekend before SEA-PAC, Saturday, May 28, 2022.

To stay informed about SEA-PAC, subscribe to the low volume “SEA-PAC Waves” eMail list by sending an email with your name and callsign to  To see the latest SEA-PAC “Waves” newsletter CLICK HERE.

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.

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SK Phil Kane K2ASP November 24, 2021

Philip M. Kane, well-known Washington County (Oregon) ARES member, broadcast engineer, FCC District Director (San Francisco), attorney, and Amateur K2ASP passed away on November 24th in Beaverton, OR after dealing with some health issues. He was 85 years old. Phil Kane was born in Brooklyn NY on December 6, 1936. Life brought him to California. Phil earned a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from The Cooper Union School of Engineering. He also graduated from UCLA, Los Angeles, with a degree in System Engineering. After graduation, in 1957, Phil worked for the US Air Force as an Electronic Systems Engineer on major defense applications including USAF/SAC Command and Control System. There he designed and oversaw functional and operational tests. From 1964-67, he served in the Ministry of Communications of the State of Israel. In the Engineering Services, Frequency and Licensing Branch he worked as a regulatory engineer, dealing with national and international communications regulatory issues. Back in the USA, Phil joined the FCC in 1967, serving in the San Francisco office for 28 years and rising to the post of District Director. Known as a detailed engineer, he usually was more concerned with helping broadcast stations correct problems – although when the ignored/disobeyed his orders, there would be consequences. During his time at the FCC Phil also attended San Francisco Law School, graduating with a JD in 1994. He was admitted to legal practice before California State and Federal Courts and before the Federal Communications Commission – and the Supreme Court of the United States. Since retiring from the FCC in 1995, Phil would become perhaps the very first Alternate Broadcast Inspector under the ABIP arrangement. He had been an Attorney and Engineering Manager as Vice-President-General Counsel of the consulting engineering firm CSI Telecommunications. There his specialties included communications regulatory compliance – legal and technical areas such as siting and land use permit issues for communications facilities, especially emergency communication siting, planning and operations. As part of his work over the past 50 years, he qualified as Registered Professional Engineer in California, Nevada, Oregon, and Utah, and is eligible in all other jurisdictions. Phil was Senior Life Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE); a Life Member – Society of Broadcast Engineers, Chapter Vice-Chair; a Senior Member – National Association of Radio and Telecommunications Engineers and a Life Member and Asst. Division Director – American Radio Relay League. Phil had a both a great sense of humor and a clear understanding of the issues that have consumed much of the FCC he knew. Phil passed away just a month after his wife. He is survived by son, Daniel (Leslie) Petcher; sister, Ruthanne Gould; stepson, Lee (Gina Rosito) Kane; and stepdaughter, Shoshana (Stephen) Silver. They asked that those wishing to make donations, do so in their name to any food bank.

Courtesy of the Broadcasters’ Desktop Resource

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EZNEC News From Roy Lewallen, W7EL

After 31 years of developing, selling, and supporting EZNEC and its predecessor ELNEC, I’m going to retire. Beginning Jan. 1, 2022, EZNEC Pro/2 will be free and can be copied and distributed. All support will stop on that date, and no refunds will be issued. Until that time, prices and sales will be unchanged. Please see for full details. I’ll try to answer any questions you have after reading the announcement.

I’m deeply grateful to all the EZNEC users who have made it possible for me to escape the Dilbert cartoon and make a living as a one person company with no bosses and no employees. It’s been wonderful and a lot of fun.

I’d appreciate your passing this information along.

73, Roy Lewallen, W7EL

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