SM Article for September 2001QST

Field day has come and gone and here in Arizona it was a big success. Many individual people and club stations participated in all portions of the amateur radio frequency spectrums including ATV, APRS, etc. I was able to visit only three (3) clubs this year due to work schedule, but my assistants visited several other clubs set-ups and they reported everyone doing well and having a good time. I did something unusual this year in that I took the time to sit down and operate 15-meters for over an hour. The Lake Havasu City Mayor and several members of the City council visited the London Bridge Radio Association field day site. The idea was to show the local government that amateur radio can be counted upon to help out with local emergencies. The mayor and his council were very impressed and an article was printed in the local news paper. Received field day messages from Radio Society of Tucson, Catalina ARC, IBM ARC, Old Pueblo ARC, London Bridge ARC, Eastern Arizona ARC (solar power from Mount Graham), Arizona Radio Association, Central DX Association, and Yavapai ARC. Very good representation for this state. Donít forget to checkout the state web site at www.qsl.net/arrlaz/. This site has all the latest state information and links to many clubs. Thanks Tom, WB7NXH, for keeping this web site updated. This is the month for the Southwestern Division Convention, 7-9 September, in Riverside, California. I hope you have made the necessary reservations. If not, go to their web site at www.qsl.net/arrl-2001swdc. AMSAT has scheduled a conference for Friday starting at 1300 hours. The Southwestern Division Section Managers have also scheduled several talks for the various volunteers starting at 1300 hours. If you need additional information call me at home and I will point you in the right direction. Looking forward to seeing many of Arizona people at this convention. The Hualapai Amateur Radio Association will hold it annual fall hamfest on 29 September 2001 at the Mohave Community College in Kingman starting at 0600 hours. I plan on attending and hope you will also support this organization. 73ís Clifford Hauser KD6XH