Arizona Section Manager article for January 2001 QST

Arizona has had some strange weather that resulted in several floods. Yes, excess water that did not cooperate and stay in the dry riverbeds. Remember the floods of Wendon during October? Amateur radio was there, helping the American Red Cross. The Yuma County Auxiliary Communications Service, London Bridge Amateur Radio Association, Arizona Repeater Association, the Western Arizona Radio Club, and the Red Cross Central Arizona Chapter were all present providing relief communications as needed. There were over 35 operators who helped support this flood relief program. I don't have the room to list them all but our Arizona web site has pictures and more information. Thank all of you for helping our state during a time of need. The Arizona web site is alive and doing well. Tom Fagan, WB7NXH, has developed this web site for the Arizona section. The address is " /". At this time it has the recent club listings, hamfest information, and a few other items along with several links to other clubs and special web sites. As this web site progresses, we will add more items of interest, to include the list of volunteers. If you have questions or ideas on how to improve the web site, contact Tom at The next hamfest will be on January 13th at the Glendale Community College. Scottsdale ARC has scheduled the Spring Hamfest for March 10th at Scottsdale Community College. Please stop by the ARRL display and let me know your thoughts on the status of Amateur Radio in this state and how to improve. I am very willing to incorporate new ideas or programs. Your ARRL membership dues can be renewed through your local ARRL affiliated club. This allows the club to get a small portion of the dues, $2.00. You still pay the $34.00 fee, but the club only sends in $32.00. Please keep your newsletters coming so I can keep up with the activities around the state. As of this time, I have no scheduled club visits for the month of January except for the hamfest. If your club or organization would like me to present a program, let me know and we can set up a date. Next year the ARRL SW Convention will be in Riverside at the Holiday Inn. Starts reserving this time slot and make the necessary arrangements before you forget. My e-mail address is, (see page 12 of this magazine under Arizona) and my home telephone number is 520-744-9095. If you call and I am not home, please leave a message and I will call you back. I am normally at home after 1930 hours each evening except for Thursday (Bowling). 73's Clifford Hauser, KD6XH