The TERAC monthly meetings resume on September 9 at 7PM on ZOOM with Phil Crosby W7PYX on Phantastron circuits! Email Ron Kinder k7vmn-at-arrl.net for an invitation.

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NEWS: Please join us Friday nights at 7:00 PM on ZOOM! Email Ron Kinder k7vmn-at-arrl.net for an invitation.

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October 16, 2021 SwapToberFest in Rickreall, OR.

Emergency Service Volunteer Fair and Ham Radio Swap Meet

The swaptoberfest.net website is down but the show will go on if it can.

October 16, 2021. Doors open from • 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Talk-in Frequency: (probably still) 145.33MHz -offset 186.2Hz tone.

I-5 South take Exit 260A Salem Parkway, or I-5 North take Exit 253.
Follow the signs towards Hwy 22 West/Ocean Beaches to the Polk County Fairgrounds.

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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 https://eznec.com/retirement.htm 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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SEA-PAC 2021 Cancelled but there are still some things in the works!

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.  Here is the new SEA-PAC Wave newsletter with NEW details!

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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