KENTUCKY SECTION MANGER
Steve Morgan W4NHO
1124 W. 12th St.
Owensboro, KY 42301

HAPPENINGS OF THE MONTH

I want to take this opportunity to thank Alan Morgan, KY1O outgoing SM and his team for an outstanding job as the Kentucky SM. Being SM is not an easy task and unless you have walked in the job as SM, it is easy to criticize. Alan did a great job on updating the Kentucky database. That in itself is a difficult job trying to match the leagues database with our database. If you hear Alan on the air or able to meet him don’t hesitate to shake his hand.
As we turn another page in the history of the ARRL SM (SCM), I appreciate the support the section has given me as I take the reins as SM. It is a humbling experience. I am here as a able servant and hope that we can build upon the previous mangers’ efforts. I might add that as an individual, I cannot do anything by myself. It is our work together as members and non-members alike that we will grow. Our task is great but with your help we will proceed.
I hit the ground running and have already added to our leadership team in Kentucky. Team leaders please don’t hesitate on moving names and positions to me after you add a member. That is the only way we can keep the database up to date is keep the flow from bottom to top running smoothly. I will allow our team members to share with you changes that have been added to our leadership and field organization. Also, I welcome the renewals of affiliated clubs and SSC clubs. There are also clubs that are attempting to become SSC status. Great! Announcements will follow shortly by ACC Mark Currens N4VER.
It was a pleasure to see the new and old (hum?) faces at the Etown hamfest on April 1. We discussed a variety of topics including amateur radio license plates, education of ARES members including updates in NIMS, SARA and the repeater directory, state and local nets plus Radio Relay International and finally the DMR “Digital Mobile Network” in the state. Great things are on the horizon.

Anyone involved in ARES, you should have received a questionnaire from Cecil Dennis, K4TCD KY SEC regarding many important questions on how we stand in ARES. The questionnaire was not sent to fill up your mailbox. It is expected that we receive information in return. We are giving you the month of April to comply. If we do not receive input from you, especially ECs it tells us you are no longer interested in holding your appointment. Please help us.

You should have received a request from Roman KY6YCW to assist on funding KYHAM. There are costs involved and your help in the past has certainly been appreciated. Let him know he is appreciated and assist him in running KYHAM.

I hope you will be radioactive this month and do something nice for your fellow mankind. Be kind and be safe. Until next month, 73.
Steve
W4NHO
Kentucky Section Manager
Cell: 270-926-4451
email: w4nho@arrl.net
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Station Activity Reports:
WB4ZDU 27 W4NHO 39
PSHR: W4NHO 1/28 2/36 3/10 = 74; KO4OL 120

Travel events:
April 10 Northern KY ARC
Upcoming Hamfests:
May 13 Ashland KY
May 19-21 Dayton Hamvention
June 3 Princeton KY