2005 Dues are due! This will be a good time to get your membership up to date. Please click here for a membership form.
PB 7 and PB 11 Disappear!
Important Notice! Alcatel has removed all 'PB' numbers from the buildings. The new designations, listed below, include the building's street address to allow for improved 911 emergency response service to the campus:
PB6, 3400 W Plano Parkway, is now '3400'
PB7, 601 Data Drive, is now '601'
PB11, 2900 W Plano Parkway , is now '2900'
PB12, 660 Data Drive, is now '660'
Jupiter 5, 1700 Summit Drive, is now '1700'
Thus our clubroom is in '601' and our odd month club meetings are in '2900'. Our AARA mailing address will remain the same except that PB7 is deleted.
The February General Membership Meeting will be a combined meeting of the Telecom Corridor Amateur Radio Clubs.
When: Tuesday, February 22nd, 6:00 p.m. (Main meeting in MCI auditorium.) 5:30 pm Alcatel ARA and Rockwell Collins ARC have business meetins(AARA in vreakout room near auditorium entrance, RCARC in cafeteria).
Where: MCI Campbell Creek Building, 2400 North Glenville Drive, Richardson. Directions: Take US75 to Campbell Road EAST to Greenville Avenue (2nd traffic light). Turn left (north) on Greenville Avenue and proceed to the next traffic light at Glenville Drive. Turn left on Glenville Drive and then right into the main entrance of MCI. Enter the building lobby by the flagpoles, and take the elevator (or stairs) down to the meeting/conference rooms. No visitor badges are required.
Who: Jory McIntosh, KJ5RM is currently the ARRL Assistant Section Manager in charge of the North Texas BPL Task Force. Jory holds an Extra Class license and has been a ham for over 12 years. During his ham service, Jory has supported health and welfare traffic for the Oklahoma City bombing and 2 hurricanes (Andrew, Hugo) for the Red Cross. He was also part of the communications support team for the Columbia disaster in 2003. Jory is a National Weather Service team member and can be heard on stormy days operating from the National Weather Service Office in Fort Worth. His radio interests include QRP, weak signal work, Sporadic-E on six meters, and balloon operations with the Lockheed Amateur Radio Club. In his professional life, Jory is a Project Manager for AmeriCredit Financial Services, supporting the development of financial software using RPG on the IBM I-Series.
Program:Jory McIntosh KJ5RM, the ARRL Assistant Section Manager for the NTX BPL Task Force, will give a talk on BPL. Broadband over Powerlines (BPL) is one of the greatest threats that amateur radio has faced in its entire history. BPL promises to allow rural residents access to high speed Internet, at the cost of extreme interference to the HF spectrum between 2 and 80 Mhz. The BPL industry is claiming that they are interfering, but that it is not harmful interference as specified in part 15 of FCC regulations. I urge everyone to come and judge for yourself if BPL creates harmful interference and what steps we can take to prevent this interference and the loss of our HF frequencies. The real truth will be revealed. If you love ham radio, you must hear this presentation!
Board Of Directors:The AARA Board of Directors will meet in the AARA Club Room in Bldg 601 (PB7), 601 Data Drive on Tuesday, March 1, 2005, at 5:30 p.m. All interested AARA members are invited to attend
|President||-||Frank Krizan, KR1ZAN|
|Executive Vice President||-||Miguel Ylagan, KC5FEJ|
|Vice President of Operations||-||Danny Hickman, KF4RSB|
|Secretary||-||Clarence Sebesta, K5YO|
|Treasurer||-||Al Koch, KB5VSL|
|E-Mail All AARA 2004 Officers||-||All AARA 2004 Officers|
|Alcatel Amateur Radio Association (AARA)|
|Mail Station AARA|
|3400 W. Plano Parkway|
|Plano TX 75075|
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