Re: As a New or even Old Timer.... Do you know who your ARRL Section Manger is? Have you ever met them?
I'm located in North Pole, Alaska and to be honest I have no idea what a SM does or am not sure if I've ever met one. I congratulate you on your effort's sir and hope that someday we can meet or at least have a QSO.
For now, we're beginning to emerge from winter into what we call breakup (spring to you) and shed the mountains of snow accumulated up here since last September. I do see emails and read them when they come in. I am currently in a battle with stage 4 cancer and my ham activities have been hampered by this effort. I am planning a new antenna this summer (June, July, and half of August) and do like to work all modes including CW.
In my professional life I am the lead engineer for a flight simulator division of a major airline and so electronics is my money maker .... ham radio activities helps me keep my sanity ...
Please feel free to contact me if there is anything I may help you with sir.
Lt. Michael Heit (Ret)
North Pole, Alaska 99705
“When you become entitled to exercise the right of voting for public officers, let it be impressed on your mind that God commands you to choose for rulers, ‘just men who will rule in the fear of God.’ The preservation of [our] government depends on the faithful discharge of this Duty; if the citizens neglect their Duty and place unprincipled men in office, the government will soon be corrupted; laws will be made, not for the public good so much as for selfish or local purposes; corrupt or incompetent men will be appointed to execute the Laws; the public revenues will be squandered on unworthy men; and the rights of the citizen will be violated or disregarded. If [our] government fails to secure public prosperity and happiness, it must be because the citizens neglect the Divine Commands, and elect bad men to make and administer the Laws.” – Noah Webster
"'Democracy,' where a handful of extremely wealthy and powerful insiders 'change rules and laws,' and 'control the flow of information,' this may not resemble the democracy that you learned about in civics class but is a term of art reflecting uniparty control from above.
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On Wednesday, March 30th, 2022 at 5:01 AM, Steven Lott Smith KG5VK ARRL NTX SM <lottsphoto@...> wrote: