Monthly Newsletter of
Olympia Amateur Radio Society
P.O. Box 2861, Olympia, WA 98507
Table of Contents
At this month's OARS meeting, Ghery Pettit, N6TPT, will speak on the new RF safety regulations that just went into effect. Here is a recent ARRL Bulletin on the subject:
RF safety rules now in force for all amateurs
Starting September 1, every US amateur is required to fully comply with the FCC's RF exposure guidelines.
The regulations, which went into effect January 1, 1998, require US Amateur Radio operators to read and understand the rules and, where necessary, perform technical evaluations to determine that their stations are compliant with the new regulations. Up until now, only hams who have had to file an Amateur Radio application with the FCC have had to certify compliance with the RF exposure rules. As of September 1, all amateurs must comply.
Under the regulations, an amateur station must not exceed the maximum permissible exposure limits for transmitter operation.
"These regulations are not a major burden on the Amateur Radio Service," said ARRL Lab Supervisor Ed Hare, W1RFI. "Most hams are already in compliance with the MPE requirements; some hams will need to conduct a simple station evaluation."
A complete description of the rules is available on the ARRL Web site at http://www.arrl.org/news/rfsafety/. The site also contains resources to make your station evaluation quite painless.
Address questions about RF safety and the FCC exposure guidelines to ARRL Lab Supervisor Ed Hare, W1RFI, email@example.com.
The FCC has denied a petition that would have amended the FCC's Part 95 rules to permit DXing on the 11-meter Citizens Band. The petition sought to amend §95.413 of the rules that prohibits communications or attempts to communicate with CB stations more than 250 km away and to contact stations in other countries.
Designated RM-9807, the petition was filed by Popular Communications Contributing Editor Alan Dixon, N3HOE. "Dixon's request is inconsistent with the purpose of the CB Radio Service and could fundamentally alter the nature of the service," the FCC said in turning town the petition.
The FCC action was adopted August 18. The Order was released August 21.
The FCC said CB operators generally supported the proposal and stated that the present rule was unenforceable. The ARRL commented in opposition to the petition. "The Amateur Radio Service is the proper forum for the desired long-distance communications sought by the Dixon petition," the League told the FCC.
The National Association of Broadcasters also opposed Dixon's petition. The NAB said that the restriction was necessary to deter CBers from operating at excessive power levels and that consumers must be protected from illegal CB transmissions that interfere with radio, TV and other consumer electronics.
The FCC agreed with the ARRL and said it did not intend to create a service paralleling the Amateur Service when it authorized the Citizens Radio Service. "Amending the rules to permit long-distance and international communications would undermine the purpose of the CB Radio Service rules and compromise one of the core distinctions between the CB Radio Service and the Amateur Radio Service," the FCC concluded.
-- from the ARRL Letter, Electronic Edition
As of 8/31/00
GENERAL FUND (checking account)
Previous balance $ 3,751.62
Ending balance 3,759.70
REPEATER / PACKET FUND (savings account)
Previous balance $ 897.09
Ending balance 897.09
-- Ed Fitzgerald, N7WW, Treasurer
From the Sydney Morning Herald Australia comes this story of a central west couple who drove their car to K-Mart only to have their car break down in the parking lot.
The man told his wife to carry on with the shopping while he fixed the car. The wife returned later to see a small group of people near the car. On closer inspection she saw a pair of male legs protruding from under the chassis. Although the man was in shorts, his lack of underpants turned private parts into glaringly public ones.
Unable to stand the embarrassment she dutifully stepped forward and tucked everything back into place. On regaining her feet she looked across the hood and found herself staring at her husband who was standing idly by.
The mechanic, however, had to have three stitches in his head.
-- thanks to Dave LeFevre, KC7FEC
Suf Name Call Address City ST ZIP Phone
Curt Dawell 1708 Ann St Olympia WA 98506 360-357-2771
AAJ Roy Bernd
KD7AAJ 9101-39 Steilacoom Rd SE Olympia WA 98513
AGG Reade Apgar N7AGG 929 Trosper Rd SW RM 205 Tumwater WA 98512 360-754-0395
AIJ David Bushell KC7AIJ 1908 Thurston NE Olympia WA 98506 360-754-4588
AKL H.J. Motomatsu WB7AKL 5107 Matsu St NW - Trlr Olympia WA 98502 360-866-7975
ARY George Carle N7ARY 1809 Centerwood Dr SE Olympia WA 98501 360-943-3536
AUL Edward McDonald WA7AUL 930 Trosper Rd SW 15B Tumwater WA 98502 360-352-7937
AXV James Sharp KC7AXV 3208 80th Ave. SE Olympia WA 98501 360-491-6188
BNS Chris Chambers KA7BNS
908 Narnia Lane NW Olympia WA 98502
BPJ Shane Laurence KB7BPJ 3622 Owl Lane NE Olympia WA 98516 360-493-1795
BXD Charles Lindberg KD7BXD 925 Surrey Trace SE Olympia WA 98501 360-754-9844
CAH Rick Taylor
K7CAH 613 N. 5th Tumwater WA 98512
CEZ Mark Hannigan K7CEZ 2409 Morse Rd SE Olympia WA 98501 360-352-9189
CKO Larry Watkinson KC7CKO 1405 9th Ave SE Olympia WA 98501 360-943-4352
CZB Richard Zachary KD7CZB PO Box 2543 Olympia WA 98507 360-534-9264
D Dora Anna Fill NI5D
3 Fair Oaks Dr Conway AR 72032
DFL Daniel Crane KB7DFL 4310 Glen Terra Dr. SE Lacey WA 98503 360-459-1564
DHE Sharon Campbell N7DHE 9101-24 Steilacoom Rd. Olympia WA 98513 360-491-6460
DOY Rick Damitio W7DOY 7023 Mullen Rd SE Olympia WA 98503 360-491-2587
EIM Mark Matthies N7EIM 900 Grant St SW Tumwater WA 98512 360-943-1624
FEC David LeFevre KC7FEC
3737 Golden Eagle Lp SE Olympia WA 98513
FED Amy Wong KC7FED 1416 Dogwood St SE Lacey WA 98503 360-438-7411
FEE Charles Scovill KC7FEE 6625 Bellevista St NW Olympia WA 98502 360-866-1961
GAQ Gard Forester KF6GAQ
PO Box 8721 Olympia WA 98509
GE Jeff Withers W3GE 6010 193rd Ave SW Rochester WA 98579 360-273-8614
GEG Deloise Tilton KB7GEG 506 South King St. Centralia WA 98531
GGX Paul Leach N7GGX 2030 Cardinal Lane Lacey WA 98503 360-438-5777
GMC John Moore N7GMC 2407 Tyndell Circle SW Tumwater WA 98502 360-357-6234
HA Bob Keppler
KE7HA 1120 Chestnut SE Olympia WA 98501
HFS Dorlene Keppler N7HFS 1120 Chestnut SE Olympia WA 98501 360-943-1368
HKI Gary Ernest N7HKI 2718 24th Ave. SE Olympia WA 98501 360-352-2503
HPK Steve Wetzel W6HPK 2812 Conger Ave NW Olympia WA 98502 360-754-9679
HRY Kenneth Smith W7HRY 7627 Cooper Point Rd. NW Olympia WA 98502 360-866-2507
HTG Jim Ryan KD7HTG 10505 Ryan Ln SE Olympia WA 98513
HTX Lois Cox KB7HTX 4818 Belwood Dr. NE Olympia WA 98506 360-357-6256
I Steve Ward
WC7I 5034 Meridian Rd. NE Olympia WA 98506
IBK Lee Lininger KD7IBK PO Box 15 Roy WA 98580 360-894-4315
IC Bill Fill KD5IC 3 Fair Oaks Dr Conway AR 72032 327-0337
IIF Ruth Barber K1IIF 4316 Chambers Lake Dr. SE Lacey WA 98503 360-438-5921
IVM Ben Bennett N7IVM 1212 Tabitha Ct NW Olympia WA 98502 360-705-8533
JDL Helen Hannigan KB7JDL
2409 Morse Rd SE Olympia WA 98501
JEZ Geoff Apgar W7JEZ P.O. Box 5801 Lacey WA 98503 360-923-0109
JHJ Robert Goodnow N7JHJ 4017 Indian Summer Dr SE Olympia WA 98513 360-456-2427
JJY Paul Patton K7JJY 4031 21st Ave SE Apt 219 Lacey WA 98503 360-943-3701
JSK Keith McDonald N7JSK 10337 Carney Dr. SE Olympia WA 98501 360-352-2514
KJK Kip Stilz
N7KJK 4625 Norcross Ct SE Olympia WA 98501
KJN Daniel Rajczyk N1KJN TESC PO Box 60314 Olympia WA 98505 360-867-0614
KSK Bob Brown KA7KSK 6106 Lemon Rd NE Olympia WA 98506 360-452-3842
LA Paul Taylor
KC7LA 3720 Wesley Loop NW Olympia WA 98502
LE George Lanning KB6LE 4129 Green Cove N.W. Olympia WA 98502 360-866-2185
LWB Jon Bennett W7LWB 7132 Hawks Prairie Rd NE Lacey WA 98516 360-459-0697
MMJ Donna Laurence N7MMJ
3622 Owl Lane NE Olympia WA 98516
MNK Jim Felix KC7MNK SE 2311 Cole Rd Shelton WA 98584 427-9266
MNM Marie Chambers KC7MNM 908 Narnia Lane NW Olympia WA 98502 360-866-0800
MX Ken Elfbrandt AA7MX 918 Corral Lane SE Tumwater WA 98501 360-357-4447
NAE Gary Laurence WB7NAE
3622 Owl Lane NE Olympia WA 98516
NE Rollo Shaw AB7NE 1809 Sawyer St SE Olympia WA 98501 360-754-9682
NN Ron Hill W7NN 10624 Zephyr Ln SW Olympia WA 98512 360-352-7779
NV Don Shields KJ7NV 1872 Circle LN SE Lacey WA 98503 360-438-5066
OEW Richard Linstad KC7OEW 5328
Marian Dr NE Olympia WA 98516
OF Matt McKibbin AB7OF 4020 14th Crt NE Olympia WA 98506 360-438-3396
OH James Elliott AA7OH 3455 Martin Way #18 Olympia WA 98506 360-456-5571
OJY Elmer Clark KB7OJY 2313 Aberdeen Ave Aberdeen WA 98520
OKC Bill Tilton K7OKC 506 South King St. Centralia WA 98531
OQJ Brett Taylor KC7OQJ 3720 Wesley Loop NW Olympia WA 98502 360-866-0683
OQM Kathy Watkinson KC7OQM 1405 9th Ave SE Olympia WA 98501 360-943-4352
OSX Barbara McRoberts KB7OSX 9101-68 Steilacoom Rd SE Olympia WA 98513 360-438-2965
PHJ Nels Lindberg KC7PHJ
925 Surrey Trace SE Olympia WA 98501
PNX Lisa Withers KB7PNX 6010 193rd Ave SW Rochester WA 98579 360-273-8614
PRT Jack Barber W1PRT 4316 Chambers Lake Dr. SE Lacey WA 98503 360-438-5921
PS Sara Lyon AB7PS 7734 Nottingham Ct SE Olympia WA 98503 360-459-9263
PT Bill Phillips AB7PT 1111 Archwood Dr SW #279 Olympia WA 98502 360-754-0271
QHK Ruth Bolstad KC7QHK 700 Black Lk Blvd SW #135 Olympia WA 98502 360-754-7433
RDJ Bob Campbell WA7RDJ
9101-24 Steilacoom Rd. Olympia WA 98513
RHK Kathleen Moore KC7RHK 2407 Tyndell Circle SW Tumwater WA 98502 360-357-6234
RHN Mary Lindberg KC7RHN 925 Surrey Trace SE Olympia WA 98501 360-754-9844
ROZ Duane Bradford WB7ROZ 204 Shadow Ln NE Olympia WA 98506
SAR Keith McIntosh K2SAR
PO Box 788 E Olympia WA 98540
SAY Allan Jones W7SAY 6108 Winnwood Lp SE Olympia WA 98513 360-923-9539
SIX Fred Baker W7SIX 224 Satsop Ave Shelton WA 98584 360-357-2662
SPZ Chuck West KC7SPZ 9315 Deerbrush Ct SE Olympia WA 98513 360-459-8790
SS Lee Chambers KI7SS 908 Narnia Lane NW Olympia WA 98502 360-866-0800
SSD Sharon Kinder N7SSD 502 S. Edison St. Olympia WA 98501 360-943-6187
SZN Fred Owen K7SZN 302 X Street SW Tumwater WA 98501 360-753-0886
TAG Ken Dahl
K7TAG 1120 Palomino Ct SE Tumwater WA 98501
TPT Ghery Pettit N6TPT 3131 Leeward Ct NW Olympia WA 98502
UE Stephan Lindberg K7UE
925 Surrey Trace SE Olympia WA 98501
UKX Tim Nairin KB7UKX 5629 Sleater Kinney Rd NE Olympia WA 98506 360-491-4956
UUO Wallace Music W7UUO 5305 Stikes Ct. SE Lacey WA 98503 360-491-0354
VNY Morgan Chambers KC7VNY 908
Narnia Lane NW Olympia WA 98502
VVA Tom Dennis KA4VVA 1919 Evergreen Pk Dr #18 Olympia WA 98502 360-754-6651
WW Ed Fitzgerald N7WW 5006 Lacey Blvd. SE Lacey WA 98503 360-491-2289
YD Robert Lyon AA7YD 7734 Nottingham Ct SE Olympia WA 98503 360-459-9263
ZBS Frank Burgess KD6ZBS
427 Sawmill Ct SE Olympia WA 98513-1590
ZIP Dick McRoberts WB9ZIP 9101-68 Steilacoom Rd SE Olympia WA 98513 360-438-2965
ZOW Ray Ferris W7ZOW 2318 Boulevard Ct. SE Olympia WA 98501 360-357-2219
ZPS Dorothy Ferris W7ZPS 2318 Boulevard Ct. SE Olympia WA 98501 360-357-2219
ZWN Kristopher Chambers KC7ZWN 908 Narnia Lane NW Olympia WA 98502 360-866-0800
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Actual Court Transcripts
Q: How many times have you committed suicide?
Q: So the date of conception (of the baby)
was August 8th?
Q: And what were you doing at the time?
Q: She had three children, right?
Q: How many were boys?
Q: Were there any girls?
Q: You say the stairs went down to the
Q: And these stairs, did they go up also?
Q: Mr. Slattery, you went on a rather
elaborate honeymoon, didn't you?
A: I went to Europe, Sir.
Q: And you took your new wife?
Q: How was your first marriage terminated?
A: By death.
Q: And by whose death was it terminated?
Q: Can you describe the individual?
A: He was about medium height and had a beard.
Q: Was this a male or a female?
Q: Is your appearance here this morning
pursuant to a deposition notice I sent to your attorney?
A: This is how I dress when I go to work.
Q: Doctor, how many autopsies have you
performed on dead people?
A: All my autopsies are performed on dead people.
Q: All your responses must be oral, OK?
What school did you go to?
Q: Do you recall the time that you examined
A: The autopsy started around 8:30 p.m.
Q: And Mr. Dennington was dead at the time?
A: No, he was sitting on the table wondering why I was doing an autopsy.
Q: Are you qualified to give a urine sample?
Q: What is the date of your birth?
A: July fifteenth.
Q: What year?
A: Every year.
Q: What gear were you in at the moment
of the impact?
A: Gucci sweats and Reeboks.
Q: This myasthenia gravis, does it affect
Q: And in what ways does it affect your memory?
A: I forget.
Q: You forget. Can you give us an example of something that you've forgotten?
Q: How old is your son, the one living
A: Thirty-eight or thirty-five, I can't remember which.
Q: How long has he lived with you?
A: Forty-five years.
Q: What was the first thing your husband
said to you when he woke that morning?
A: He said, "Where am I, Cathy?"
Q: And why did that upset you?
A: My name is Susan.
Q: And where was the location of the accident?
A: Approximately milepost 499.
Q: And where is milepost 499?
A: Probably between milepost 498 and 500.
Q: Sir what is your IQ?
A: Well, I can see pretty well, I think.
Q: Did you blow your horn or anything?
A: After the accident?
Q: Before the accident.
A: Sure, I played for ten years. I even went to school for it.
Q: Trooper, when you stopped the defendant,
were your red and blue lights flashing?
Q: Did the defendant say anything when she got out of her car?
A: Yes sir.
Q: What did she say?
A: What disco am I at?
Q: Now doctor, isn' t it true that when a person dies in his sleep, he doesn't know about it until the next morning?
Q: The youngest son, the twenty-five year old, how old is he?
Q: Were you present when your picture was taken?
Q: Was it you or your younger brother who was killed in the war?
Q: Did he kill you?
Q: How far apart were the vehicles at the time of the collision?
Q: You were there until the time you left, is that true?
Q: You were not shot in the fracas?
A: No, I was shot midway between the fracas and the navel.
-- found on packet
Hollingsworth suggests steps to brighter amateur future
Looking "beyond enforcement," FCC Special Counsel for Amateur Radio Enforcement Riley Hollingsworth, K4ZDH, has offered his ten personal suggestions to secure a sound future for Amateur Radio.
Speaking at the ARRL New England Division Convention August 26 in Boxboro, Massachusetts, Hollingsworth recapped the nearly two years since he took over Amateur Radio enforcement. Hollingsworth proclaimed the Amateur Service "fundamentally sound" today and said complaints now are decreasing.
With some major enforcement issues out of the way, Hollingsworth encouraged amateurs to "seize the moment" to ensure a bright future for Amateur Radio. "Look beyond enforcement," he urged, "because if I do my job right, in five years you won't even remember my name." Hollingsworth said that while no one can predict the future, amateurs must invent theirs in an era of converging digital and RF technology.
And he reiterated a phrase that has become a Hollingsworth mantra: "There is no reason why our Amateur Radio Service can't be the envy of the rest of the world." Getting there, he suggested, comes with each amateur's taking responsibility for his or her behavior on the air. Amateurs should encourage arrogant, negative operators to "take their anger and hate to the Internet," he said. "Every minute they are on the Internet is a minute they aren't on Amateur Radio."
Among other suggestions, Hollingsworth said hams should be proud of what they have accomplished. "Let the public know what you are, what Amateur Radio is, and why it's valuable," he said. He also urged hams to "operate as if the whole world is listening" and to never let ham radio "become the audio version of The Jerry Springer Show."
He also called upon veteran hams to take newcomers under their wing and teach them "all you know" about the hobby.
Hollingsworth also expressed his support for the ARRL, which has backed his enforcement initiative on behalf of the FCC. "Take care of the one voice you have," he advised. "You must never doubt that a small group of dedicated people can change the world. They just did."
"Enjoy ham radio," Hollingsworth told his audience. "Celebrate it. But realize it comes with responsibility."
The complete list of Riley Hollingsworth's ten suggestions is available on Web edition of The ARRL Letter for September 1 at http://www.arrl.org/arrlletter/
-- from the ARRL Letter
A little girl was sitting on her grandfather's lap as he read her a bedtime story. From time to time, she would take her eyes off the book and reach up to touch his wrinkled cheek. She was alternately stroking her own cheek, then his again. Finally she spoke up, "Grandpa, did God make you?"
"Yes, sweetheart," he answered, "God made me a long time ago."
"Oh," she paused, "Grandpa, did God make me too?"
"Yes, indeed, honey," he said, "God made you just a little while ago."
Feeling their respective faces again, she observed, "God's getting better at it, isn't he?"
-- contributed by Keith McDonald, N7JSK
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