New CEO Wants ARRL to Serve All Ages and Amateur Radio Interests

Newly elected ARRL CEO Howard Michel, WB2ITX, is still on the uphill side of the learning curve as he acquaints himself with ARRL Headquarters and the nearly 90 staffers who work there. The New Jersey native arrived at HQ on October 15 and has spent much of his time since meeting with department managers and others to get his bearings, with an eye toward building consensus and aligning people, programs, and services in the same direction.

Michel would like to see ARRL focus on the future of Amateur Radio and not become the redoubt of a particular generation of radio amateur or interest group. He said, “Ham radio shouldn’t abandon the old guardians of the hobby, but at the same time, it needs to have new things that appeal to people who have different interests and different passions.” 1

Save The Date for the 2018 RRRA Christmas Party

Save the date for an evening of fun and fellowship at the 2018 RRRA Christmas Party on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at Pizza Ranch, Fargo.

Please see the 2018 RRRA Christmas Party calendar entry for more details.

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Jingle Bell Run Radio Operators Needed

Radio Operators are needed to provide public service communication support for the 2018 Jungle Bell Run on Saturday, December 1st.

Operators will be stationed along the course and should meet at the Courts Plus fireplace at 8:15 AM to obtain their assignments. The race starts at 9:00 AM.

The Jingle Bell Run is an excellent opportunity for new Amateur Radio Operators to familiarize themselves with event support net operations in a relaxed setting.

Please contact  if you would like to volunteer for, or have any questions about, this event.