EVARC Events/Announcements

October 23, 2016
Vol 16, No 37





EVARC Upcoming Events/Announcements
Test Sessions
From the ARRL Letter - October 20, 2016
     Regulatory Issues Top ARRL Executive Committee Agenda
     2016 ARRL On-Line Auction Preview is Under Way, Bidding Kicks Off on October 21
     MARS-Amateur Radio Interoperability Exercise to Test "Very Bad Day" Scenario
     IARU Region 2 Emergency Communications Workshop Covers Wide Range of Topics
     ARES/RACES Featured at Joint Tribal Emergency Management Conference
     Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej, HS1A, SK
In Brief
Education and Training
Closing Items



EVARC Upcoming Events/Announcements


Next meeting of the Elkhorn Valley Amateur Radio Club
Date:  Saturday, November 12, 2016
Time:  08:30 AM
First Choice Catering & Party
1110 S. 9th St.
Norfolk, Ne.
                 (The old Brass Lantern Restaurant)

Minutes from the September 2016 meeting are available and can be read on the EVARC Web page

Visitors and guests are always welcome to the meeting.

For more Information see the EVARC Web Page



Boy Scout Communication Merit Badge

The club will be assisting the Boy Scouts with the Boy Scout Communication Merit Badge on November 5, 2016, in Wayne NE.  If you can help with this effort contact Fred, KØFJW



Training Programs Available

At the October club meeting we had two special guests.  They included Trent Howard, Region 11 Emergency Manager, and Jim Reider, KØJWR, District Emergency Coordinator for Northeast Nebraska.  Both discussed the need for training to be able to become a Rostered Volunteer in Nebraska.  This training includes four courses available on the FEMA web site.  These are Independent Study courses, and are often required courses for additional training.  These courses are:

These courses take about an hour each and include a short test.  If you are interested in being part of disaster response in Nebraska, please take some time and take these courses.


Midwest Division / Nebraska Section News

The Midwest Division ARRL Newsletter for October 2016 is available on the EVARC Web site.

The Nebraska Sections news from October 1, 2016 has been posted.





Test Sessions within 100 miles of Norfolk, NE

For more testing locations see the ARRL Testing Web page

     Sponsor: Southwest Iowa ARC
     Date: Oct 25 2016 
     Time: 6:30 PM (Walk-ins allowed) 
     Contact: Gregory S. Ross
                     (712) 566-2698
     Email: Greg.Ross@BHMI.COM
     Location: American Red Cross
                     705 N 16th St
                     Council Bluffs IA 51501-0105
     Sponsor: Lincoln ARC
     Date: Nov 03 2016 
     Time: 6:30 PM (Walk-ins allowed) 
     Contact: Christopher W. Evens
                     (402) 613-3484
     Email: webmaster@cvctrailblazers.org
     Location: Northside Cafe
                     2701 N 48th St.
                     Lincoln NE 68504-1425
     Sponsor: Bellevue ARC
     Date: Nov 12 2016 
     Time: 1:00 PM (Walk-ins allowed) 
     Contact: Robert F. McCoy
                     (402) 871-5077
     Email: nb0b@arrl.net
     Location: Alegent Health Midlands Hospital
                     11111 S 84 Street
                     McArdle Suite
                     Papillion NE 68046-3920
     Sponsor: Amt Radio Assoc Nebraska
     Date: Nov 16 2016 
     Time: 6:00 PM (Walk-ins allowed) 
     Contact: Allen D. Harpham
                     (402) 462-4619
     Email: aharpham@wd0dxd.com
     Location: Central Community College
                     Easy Hwy 6
                     Room 108
                     Hastings NE 68901-9999
     Sponsor: Siouxland ARA
     Date: Nov 19 2016 
     Time: 11:00 AM (Walk-ins allowed) 
     Contact: Michael E. Nickolaus
                     (712) 223-3164
     Email: nf0n@longlines.com
     Location: South Sioux City Law Enforcement Center
                     701 W 29th St
                     South Sioux City NE 68776-3167
     Sponsor: AksarbenARC/Omaha Area VE Team
     Date: Nov 29 2016 
     Time: 6:30 PM (Walk-ins allowed) 
     Contact: Gregory S. Ross
                     (712) 566-2698
     Email: Greg.Ross@BHMI.COM
     Location: American Red Cross
                     2912 S 80th Avenue
                     Near 84th and Center
                     Lower Level West Side
                     Omaha NE 68124-3250


l Hamfests/Conventions


     Start Date: 03/04/2017
     End Date: 03/04/2017
     Location: McClelland Iowa City Hall
                     117 Main Street
                     McClelland, IA 
     Website: http://www.swiradio.org
     Sponsor: Southwest Iowa Amateur Radio Club
     Type: ARRL Hamfest
     Talk-In: 146.82-
     Public Contact: Greg Ross , N0GR 
                               22106 320th Street Minden, IA 51553
                               Phone: 712-566-2698
     Email: N0GR@arrl.net

For a complete listing of Hamfests go to the ARRL Hamfest Search page



From the October 20, 2016 ARRL Letter


Regulatory Issues Top ARRL Executive Committee Agenda

FCC and regulatory matters will fill the lion’s share of the agenda when the ARRL Executive Committee (EC) meets on October 22 in Chicago. Topping the list of action items is a review of enforcement strategies, a follow-on to discussions during the July 2015 meeting of the ARRL Board of Directors. This would include “ongoing consideration of revised plans and strategies for improved Amateur Radio enforcement, and actions to implement these.” It also would address revisions to the ARRL Official Observer program.

The EC also will review the status of — and comments filed on — the ARRL Petition for Rule Making (RM 11759) to the FCC, seeking changes in the 80 and 75 meter RTTY/data and phone/image subbands and to restore 80 meter privileges for certain license classes, among other changes in those bands. The Petition was filed in January.

The Committee also will discuss comments filed in response to its request to the FCC to delete restrictions on symbol rates for data communication and the establishment of a 2.8 kHz maximum occupied bandwidth for data emissions below 29.7 MHz.

The FCC’s April 2016 Report and Order, Order, and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (R&O/NPRM) in ET Docket 15-99 also will be up for discussion, The FCC has yet to approve operational rules for the 2200 and 630 meter bands and finalizing the allocation of the 2200-meter band. The R&O/NPRM raised several questions regarding how Amateur Radio might coexist with PLC systems used to control the power grid.

The Committee also will hear updates on various regulatory items affecting Amateur Radio. Some of the FCC proceedings date back 3 years or more.

In legislative matters, among other issues, the EC will hear a report on the status of H.R. 1301 — the Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015 — with a focus on strategies to gain approval for the proposed legislation in the US Senate during the so-called “lame duck” session of Congress following the elections in November.

The Committee also will consider its formal response to recently enacted changes to California’s “distracted driving” rules. The League wants to have Amateur Radio mobile use exempted.

The Executive Committee is tasked by the ARRL Bylaws to address League matters between regular Board meetings.



2016 ARRL On-Line Auction Preview is Under Way, Bidding Kicks Off on October 21

The preview period for the 11th Annual ARRL On-Line Auction — an opportunity to browse available items — is now open! Bidding will begin on October 21 at 1400 UTC, and the auction will continue through October 27. Nearly 300 items are up for bid. Participants must be registered in advance. Those who have participated in past ARRL On-Line Auction events may use their previous log-in information.

Items on the block this year include QST “Product Review” gear — already ARRL Lab-tested, vintage books and publications, previously owned gear, one-of-a-kind finds, “Last Man Standing” TV series (starring Tim Allen, KK6OTD) items, and five of the ever-popular “mystery boxes” from the ARRL Lab team.

Some of the premier items up for bid from the QST “Product Review” inventory include the Icom IC-7851 HF+6 meter transceiver, the Elecraft K3S HF+6 meter transceiver, the Yaesu FTM-400DR 144/430 MHz transceiver, and the Ameritron ALS-1306 HF + 6 meter 1200 W solid-state amplifier.

Among the book offerings are Radio Stations of the World, a special 1942 defense edition of The Radio Amateur’s Handbook — as well as many other vintage Handbook editions, In Marconi’s Footsteps — Early Radio, and Maver’s Wireless Telegraph: Theory and Practice.

Proceeds from the yearly On-Line Auction benefit ARRL education programs. These include activities to license new hams, strengthen Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) training, offer continuing technical and operating education, and create instructional materials.

Prospective registered bidders who have forgotten a password or user ID should click on the “Help” tab, which will offer password and user ID-retrieval instructions. Bidders also should ensure that a correct address and other information are on file. The auction site only accepts Visa and MasterCard. Each auction item has its own closing time.

To fully enjoy the ARRL On-Line Auction, bidders are urged to read the auction policies.



MARS-Amateur Radio Interoperability Exercise to Test "Very Bad Day" Scenario

From October 30 through November 1, members of the Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) will conduct a quarterly US Department of Defense (DOD) Contingency Communications Exercise (COMMEX). The quarterly exercise will offer training on the ability to provide communications following a "very bad day" scenario, when traditional forms of communications will likely be unavailable, Army MARS Program Manager Paul English, WD8DBY, said. The exercise will involve interoperability between MARS and Amateur Radio participants and is open to all members of the amateur community.

http://www3.arrl.org/nl/al/image/MARS-Generic%20logo.jpg"While the simultaneous loss of all communications nationwide is not likely, we are assuming there has been a massive nationwide outage, for training purposes," English said. "One objective of the exercise is to continue the partnership with the Amateur Radio community to help provide information about local conditions." Information gathered will be forwarded to the DOD to provide a better picture of what is happening around the country, he said.

"During this exercise, we will use 60 meters, local VHF and UHF repeaters, and HF NVIS [near-vertical incidence skywave] Amateur Radio bands," English explained. "Our goal is to have a conversation about the local conditions in and around your county. During the conversation, our operators will be asking basic questions, such as the status of commercial power, public water systems, and road conditions. These will be person-to-person conversations; you don't need to use any digital modes or know any special messaging formats."

To kick off this exercise, MARS is encouraging the Amateur Radio community to monitor 5,330.5 kHz from 0300-0400 UTC on October 31, when MARS will conduct high-power voice broadcasts, alternating between military stations on the East Coast and West Coast. MARS wants Amateur Radio operators to submit reception reports.

For the remainder of the exercise, MARS personnel will be calling for Amateur Radio operators on the five 60-meter channels as well as on established Amateur Radio nets on HF and on VHF/UHF repeaters.

Contact MARS with questions about this exercise. Registration for the October 25 webinar, "Overview of Army and Air Force MARS," remains open.



IARU Region 2 Emergency Communications Workshop Covers Wide Range of Topics

The second IARU Region 2 (IARU-R2) Emergency Communications Workshop on October 11 focused on international issues facing Amateur Radio in emergencies and disasters. ARRL and IARU Region 2 sponsored the workshop, held in Viña del Mar, Chile, in conjunction with the IARU Region 2 General Assembly. ARRL Emergency Preparedness Manager and IARU Area B Emergency Coordinator Mike Corey, KI1U, and IARU Region 2 Emergency Coordinator Dr Cesar Pio Santos, HR2P, co-chaired the event. Region 2 President Reinaldo Leandro, YV5AM, represented the IARU-R2 Executive Committee. Presentation topics reiterated and expanded upon themes discussed at the first Region 2 Emergency Communications Workshop, held in Mexico in 2013, and raised some new issues.

“The IARU Region 2 Emergency Communications Workshop provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity for Amateurs involved in emergency communications in the region to come together, share ideas, network, and improve response capability within their respective national societies,” Corey and Pio Santos said in a joint news release.

Attendees came from countries within and outside of Region 2, including Chile, Argentina, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, Venezuela, Honduras, India, Trinidad and Tobago, US, Canada, and Mexico.

Workshop speakers represented national societies and organizations with an international scope, including the Federación Mexicana de Radioexperimentadores (FMRE), the Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN), the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the Radio Club de Chile (RCC), Amateur Radio Emergency Data Network (AREDN), and the Radio Club Venezolano (RCV).

Topics covered the use of Winlink, SATERN support for Salvation Army disaster response, the role of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), developing operator and communication skills, AREDN mesh networking technology for disaster response, and emergency communication response in Venezuela.

Among the workshop’s conclusions:

  • There continues to be a need for greater public education on the value of Amateur Radio. Specific ideas discussed included availability of print material and social media presence for IARU Region 2 emergency activities.
  • Events such as the Nepal and Ecuador earthquakes and the Philippines typhoon demonstrated the need for cached Amateur Radio equipment that can be deployed to support emergency communications activities. The IARU should consider approaching the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) with a plan to provide such resources to the ITU cached telecommunications equipment program.
  • The availability of platforms such as Google Hangouts, Skype, and similar virtual meeting programs make it possible to connect those in IARU Region 2 involved with Amateur Radio emergency communications. This could allow for coordination, training, and preparedness networking. Additionally it may provide a means for youth participation in virtual emergency communications workshops.
  • Exercises such as Cascadia Rising and Pacific Endeavor and events such as the Nepal earthquake, Ecuador earthquake, and Hurricane Matthew demonstrate the unique ability of radio amateurs to work together across political boundaries. Cross-border and multinational exercises provide a way to practice our response capability to be prepared for large scale disasters. The IARU Region 2 Emergency Coordinators should work together to develop a protocol to design, implement, evaluate and report on such exercises.
  • Traditional modes of Amateur Radio communication, such as voice and CW, are vital to our ability to provide emergency communications in IARU Region 2. We must encourage the development of operator skills through on air activity and continued training. Additionally, due to new and emerging communications needs, we must encourage the wide use of new technologies — radio e-mail such as Winlink, mesh networking protocols such as the Amateur Radio Emergency Data Network (AREDN), weak-signal modes, and improved health-and-welfare messaging — in order to meet the needs of served agencies.
  • Work should continue on the IARU Emergency Telecommunications Guide, ensuring that it is relevant and useful to radio amateurs through regular updates and improvements.

IARU Region 2 Emergency Coordinators will explore the possibility of an online emergency communication resource library available to IARU Region 2 member societies and Amateur Radio emergency communication participants.

Corey and Pio Santos said the workshop met its goals of sharing information on Amateur Radio response to emergencies in the region; increasing the capacity for Region 2 radio amateurs to respond to large-scale, multinational communication emergencies; providing an opportunity for national-level Amateur Radio emergency communications leaders to network and increase the level of cooperation and collaboration within the IARU Region 2, and building upon topics and discussions from the first workshop in 2013 and about specific events in the interim.

Workshop presentations and additional material will be available on the IARU Region 2 website. A third emergency communications workshop has not yet been scheduled.

Direct comments and questions to Mike Corey, KI1U (English) or to Dr Cesar Pio Santos, HR2P (Español).



ARES/RACES Featured at Joint Tribal Emergency Management Conference

For the third year in a row, the Amateur Radio Emergency Service and the Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (ARES/RACES) were a featured component of the largest gathering of tribal disaster preparedness, recovery, hazard mitigation, and homeland security professionals in the US. The annual conference, held in mid-September, was organized by the National Tribal Emergency Management Council and hosted by the Tachi-Yokut Tribe at their Santa Rosa Rancheria in Lemoore, California. Radio amateurs were prominent among the conference presenters. Two ARRL San Joaquin Valley (SJV) Section groups, Fresno ARES/RACES and Tulare County ARES, pooled resources and set up special event station N8V, with multiple operating positions, on the lawn adjacent to the conference hotel.

Many conference attendees stopped by to view the display," SJV Section Emergency Coordinator Hal Clover, AD9HC, recounted. "Radiograms home were offered with several being sent via operators at the event."

Throughout the week, many tribe members visited the special event station, picked up ARRL literature, and discussed building a stronger Amateur Radio presence within their tribes -- both as a way to support their emergency and disaster preparedness and to bring their communities together.

NTEMC Chairman Richard Broncheau, KG7NRJ, welcomed attendees on opening day, September 21, and NTEMC Executive Director Lynda Zambrano, KE7RWG, provided a NTEMC "Year in Review." Later in the day, Adam Geisler, KJ6YHN, of the La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians, was a panelist at an open forum, "FirstNet Unscripted," about the First Responder Network Authority.

Breakout sessions on September 21 and 22 included a presentation on the National Tribal Amateur Radio Association by Nathan Nixon, N7NAN, Public Safety Programs Director with the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona; "FirstNet's Second Steps: Real world applications for tribal emergency response," with Geisler and Rita Mooney, KG5JAT, Texas Department of Public Safety among the panelists; "Introduction to CAMEO," a free suite of applications for planning and responding to chemical emergencies, with Elisa Roper, KM4BUG, Tribal Liaison with FEMA Region IV, and Al Finkelstein; and "Administration for Children and Family Services -- IDCM," with Wendi Ellis, KK6WQO, Regional Emergency Management Specialist in FEMA Region IX, and Stephen Miller as presenters.

Nixon co-hosted a presentation, "Join us for our First Tribal Coast to Coast Exercise." Simulated emergency messages for an earthquake scenario were sent via Amateur Radio from the conference special event station to FEMA Region II in New York.

Another breakout session, "A Conversation: Increasing Tribal Human Services Preparedness," was hosted by Suzanne Everson, KI7EGE, Regional Emergency Management Specialist, Administration for Children and Families.

Before the conference, a Technician licensing class resulted in newly licensed amateurs, including Jason Sisco, KM6FKK, environmental systems with the Tachi-Yokut Tribe, and Scott Mercer, KM6FKL, a tribal security officer. — Thanks to Steve Aberle, WA7PTM, Washington Assistant State RACES Officer (Tribal Liaison) via the ARRL ARES E-Letter



Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej, HS1A, SK

Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX), HS1A, died on October 13, after a long period of declining health. Born in Massachusetts while his physician father was at Harvard University, the king, whose name translates as "strength of the land, incomparable power," was 88. Noted DXer Fred Laun, K3ZO/HSØZAR, said the king was never very active on the air, and mostly operated using a handheld on 2-meter FM. The king also enjoyed photography and jazz, and played the saxophone.

The king was the patron of the Radio Amateur Society of Thailand (RAST), the country´s IARU member society. According to RAST, the king was "presented the call sign HS1A by the Ministry of Communications" in a 1989 ceremony. He was the world's longest-reigning monarch. -- Thanks to The Daily DX and other media outlets


  • The K7RA Solar Update - Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: Over the past week, October 13-19 average daily sunspot numbers declined from 55 to 31, while average daily solar flux dropped from 101.9 to 83.4, compared to the 7 days previous. The planetary A index increased from 6.6 to 19.1, and the average mid-latitude A index jumped from 5 to 14. http://www3.arrl.org/nl/al/image/Solar%20Disk-2016-10-20.jpgCompared to the previous reporting period, this is just the opposite of what happened 2 weeks ago, when A indices decreased, but solar flux and sunspot numbers rose. The October 19 prediction for solar flux shows these values: 78 on October 20-21; 80, 78, and 75 on October 22-24; 80 on October 25-26; 75 on October 27-29; 80 on October 30; 85 on October 31-November 5; 90 on November 6-8; 85 on October 9-11; 80 on November 12-14; 75 on November 15-19; 70 on November 20-22; 75 on November 23-25, and 80 on November 26. Predicted planetary A index is 5 on October 20-21; 20 on October 22-23; 36, 44, 38, and 20 on October 24-27; 15 on October 28-30; 25 on October 31; 12 on November 1; 5 on November 2-5; 8 on November 6; 5 on November 7-10; 10, 24, 26, 12, and 8 on November 11-15; 5 on November 16-17; 12 and 22 on November 18-19; 35 on November 20-22; 20 on November 23; 15 on November 24-26; 25 on November 27; 12 on November 28, and 5 for November 29 and beyond. Here is an article about a nearby star that seems to exhibit sunspot activity. Sunspot numbers for October 13 through 19 were 41, 38, 35, 25, 23, 24, and 31, with a mean of 31. The 10.7 centimeter flux was 95.3, 92.8, 84.9, 80.9, 76.2, 77.4, and 76.5, with a mean of 83.4. Estimated planetary A indices were 43, 24, 11, 18, 20, 11, and 7, with a mean of 19.1. Estimated mid-latitude A indices were 30, 20, 8, 13, 12, 10, and 5, with a mean of 14. This weekly Solar Update in The ARRL Letter is a preview of the Propagation Bulletin issued each Friday. The latest bulletin and an archive of past propagation bulletins is on the ARRL website.  Send me your reports and observations!

  • The Doctor Will See You Now! -  "HF Mobile Antennas" is the topic of the latest episode of the "ARRL The Doctor is In" podcast. Listen...and learn! Sponsored by DX Engineering, "ARRL The Doctor is In" is an informative discussion of all things technical. Listen on your computer, tablet, or smartphone -- whenever and wherever you like! Every 2 weeks, your host, QST Editor in Chief Steve Ford, WB8IMY, and the Doctor himself, Joel Hallas, W1ZR, will discuss a broad range of technical topics. You can also e-mail your questions to doctor@arrl.org, and the Doctor may answer them in a future podcast. Enjoy "ARRL The Doctor is In" on Apple iTunes, or by using your iPhone or iPad podcast app (just search for "ARRL The Doctor is In"). You can also listen online at Blubrry, or at Stitcher (free registration required, or browse the site as a guest) and through the free Stitcher app for iOS, Kindle, or Android devices. If you've never listened to a podcast before, download our beginner's guide.

  • Report -- Radio Amateurs in India Monitoring "Highly Suspicious" VHF Communications: Authorities in India have asked radio amateurs along the Bengal-Bangladesh border to monitor strange VHF radio transmissions that one of them has called "highly suspicious." According to an article in the Hindustan Times, the signals were being heard in the dead of night, with participants said to be in motion and speaking in some sort of code. "After we wrote a letter highlighting the strange signals to the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, we were called in for a meeting by officials of the international monitoring station in Kolkata on September 22," recounted Ambarish Nag "Raju" Biswas, VU2JFA, the secretary of the West Bengal Amateur Radio Club, in the report. The newspaper account said that when the Bengal hams attempted to contact the suspicious stations, the operators briefly quit transmitting. "We were asked to continue the monitoring," the report quoted Biswas as saying. "It is a cause for concern for us all, since the location is close to the Bangladesh border, and the callers were taking in codes and words with Bangladeshi pronunciation." The operators, who were speaking in Bengali and Urdu, also used numerical codes, according to the report.

  • Antenna Fire Puts SAQ Alexanderson Alternator Station Off the Air: An early October fire in the SAQ Alexanderson alternator long-wave antenna is under investigation by the Grimeton World Heritage Foundation, which owns and manages the station in Grimeton, Sweden. The fire, attributed to arcing, was quickly extinguished, and no injuries occurred. The Foundation said that determining the extent of damage and completing repairs could take a while. "There is a risk that the incident will affect the planned transmissions with the long-wave transmitter SAQ for some time to come," a Foundation announcement said. The fire will keep SAQ off the air for a scheduled UN Day transmission on October 24. SAQ, which operates on 17.2 kHz, also typically schedules transmissions on Christmas Eve and other occasions. Built in the 1920s, the Alexanderson alternator -- essentially an ac generator run at extremely high speed -- can put out 200 kW but typically is operated at less than one-half that power level. Once providing reliable transatlantic communication, it is now a museum piece and only put on the air on special occasions.


l Education and Training
  • ARRL Certification and Continuing Education course registration - The ARRL has many ways to continue your education in things Amateur Radio.  For more information go to the ARRL Training web page.

  • FEMA Online Training - FEMA has numerous Independent Study Program courses available for Ham Radio Operators and others interested in emergency support and are recommended by ARES.  For a list of courses check the FEMA ISP training web site.  Look for courses 100b, 200b, 700a, and 800b.

  • Weather Spotter Training - To be a certified Weather Spotter in the State of Nebraska, you must attend a weather spotter training session, take two on-line courses, and pass a written exam provided by your local Emergency Coordinator.  The on-line courses can be found on the ucar.edu web site.

  • Did you know you can practice code on-line? The ARRL posts their code practice files on the web. These audio files can be played on line or downloaded for later play back on your own computer. Practice files are available for 5, 7.5, 10, 13, 15, 18, 20, 25, 30, 35, and 40 Words per Minute. To find the files click the following link: http://www.arrl.org/code-practice-files



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    The purpose of this newsletter is to provide information to local hams with items of interest.  It is compiled from local, regional, and national sources an includes national, regional, and local news items and events.  Created by Monty Wilson, NRØA. Contact  NRØA with comments or questions.