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OSCAR News - April, 2003
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Future editions of the OSCAR newsletter will be posted to the OSCAR web site approximately one week before the regularly scheduled meeting. We will not e-mail future editions of the newsletter. Check here regularly for new information.
Upcoming Events
Date What Sponsor Where
29-Mar Hamfest Robinsdale ARC Concordia University
01-Apr Skywarn South East Metro ARC 8641 80th Avenue, Cottage Grove
02-Apr Skywarn Austin Area ARC Austin Senior Center
04-Apr Hamfest AES Superfest Milwaukee, WI
05-Apr Hamfest AES Superfest Milwaukee, WI
05-Apr Skywarn Bloomington Emergency Com 10 West 95th Street, Bloomington
05-Apr VE Exam St. Paul RC 176 So. Robert St., St. Paul
10-Apr Skywarn Forest Lake Public Safety Dept 210 North Lake Street, Forest Lake
10-Apr VE Exam Valley ARC 14603 Hayes Rd., Apple Valley
12-Apr OSCAR Owatonna Steele County ARC Hardees Restaurant - Owatonna
12-Apr Skywarn North Hennepin Community College 7411 85th Ave. N., Brooklyn Pk.
12-Apr Skywarn St. Paul Radio Club & Red Cross 176 So. Robert Street, St. Paul
12-Apr VE Exam Anoka County RC 1150 Paul Pkwy NE, Blaine
13-Apr Hamfest Madison Area Repeater Association Stoughton, WI
14-Apr Skywarn Robinsdale Radio Club 4101 Hubbard Avenue, Crystal
18-Apr WORLD AMATEUR RADIO DAY
19-Apr Hamfest Amateur Radio Emergency Response Team 1810 4th St. NW, Faribault
19-Apr VE Exam South East Metro ARC 8641 80TH ST S, Cottage Grove
23-Apr Skywarn Ramsey Cty Emergency Services 3383 North Rice Street, Shoreview
26-Apr Hamfest Des Moines Radio Amateur Association Des Moines, IA
26-Apr VE Exam Bloomington Off Emerg Management 2215 W Old Shakopee Rd, Bloomington
03-May Skywarn South East Metro ARC 8641 80th Avenue, Cottage Grove
05-May VE Exam Mankato ARC 2105 Homestead Dr, Mankato
08-May VE Exam Valley ARC 14603 Hayes Rd., Apple Valley

"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
e-mail: plasterman@ll.net
Home Phone: (507) 446-9982
Cell Phone: (507) 271-7115
RPT--- 145.490 (anytime)

73s Jeff NOGZK

Field Day

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 KCLQJ; Jeff NGZK; Gary KCKEW; Pat WDDSA; Steve WDGZX; Bob KCNB; Tom NUW; Dan KBUCP; Charlie KHNY; Gordy KAKEM; Dick NVC; Willis KAKEL; Matt KAPQW; Bernie KBTUK; Herb Castle (no call); Steve KCFBV; Mark WAF; Gene KUOY; Sandra KCBNQ ; Deuel NSL; Ken NHMD; Scott NFDY

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!"
From CQ Magazine

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.
From www.ARRL.org

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