|Owatonna Steele County Amateur Radio||11-Apr-2017|
"The Pres Says"
Hello hams! Well it seems to me that spring is here to stay. looks like antenna weather to
me, I am sure we all will be involved in building towers, testing equipment, and so much
more. Hope we all have a great hamming summer! Thanks to all members of (OSCAR) club for
making the meetings every month. If any member has any new ideas or interest for (OSCAR)
please feel free to bring it to club meeting, or you can contact me at
Field Day for 2003 is scheduled for June 28-29. OSCAR is beginning to plan its participation.
Keep an eye out for additional information.
Who We Are
Although not all are OSCAR members, below are those currently on our e-mailing list. Let Tom N0UW know if there is someone else interested in receiving communication from OSCAR.
Ralph KCØLQJ; Jeff NØGZK; Gary KCØKEW; Pat WDØDSA; Steve WDØGZX; Bob KCØNB; Tom NØUW; Dan KBØUCP; Charlie KØHNY; Gordy KAØKEM; Dick NVØC; Willis KAØKEL; Matt KAØPQW; Bernie KBØTUK; Herb Castle (no call); Steve KCØFBV; Mark WAØF; Gene KØUOY; Sandra KCØBNQ ; Deuel NSØL; Ken NØHMD; Scott NØFDY
CQ Magazine Scam
"We've been hearing from hams who claim they "won" an auction on E-Bay
for a 3-year CQ subscription for $27, or found some other online source of a 1-year
subscription for $10 or $15. These are not authorized by CQ and you are very likely
getting ripped off!"
Will Ham Radio Be Shut Down If War Is Declared?
Some amateurs have been wondering if the FCC will shut down Amateur Radio in the event that
war breaks out in the Middle East. The short answer is "no." Just prior to the Gulf War,
§214.4(b)(4) of Title 47 of the Code of Federal Regulations was deleted. This section had
mandated the closing of all Amateur Radio stations except Radio Amateur Civil Emergency
Service (RACES) stations in the event that the president proclaimed a war or national
emergency. The last time Amateur Radio was shut down was during World War II. While the
Amateur Radio Service will not automatically be shut down if the president invokes the
War Powers Act, Amateur Radio licensees must continue to observe any directives the FCC
may issue in the interests of national security and of making spectrum available for
government use. The FCC is directed to work in coordination with the National
Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to issue "appropriate rules,
regulations, orders and instructions" for use of the spectrum "as may be necessary to
ensure the effective use of those portions of the radio spectrum shared by government and
non-government users." Amateurs share most UHF spectrum with the US government.
Something to Add?
The editor is always looking for ideas and submissions for future newsletters.