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Friday Jan 15, 2021:

Annual Membership Meeting/Elections via Zoom
07:00 PM Arizona time Click HERE for details.


January Presentation: FCC Monitoring Program

About our Presenter:

Riley Hollingsworth, K4ZDH, was our guest speaker.

Two years ago, Riley agreed to head up the ARRL’s joint initiative with the FCC called the Volunteer Monitoring Program. You might recall the Official Observer Program of the ARRL; the new program has much more involvement from the FCC. Riley will give us all the details during his presentation.


During his career at the FCC Enforcement Bureau, we invited Riley to be our presenter at a previous OVARC meeting; some OVARC members might recall his excellent presentation then.


Riley has been licensed for 60 years, receiving his first call sign, KN4ZDH in 1961 in South Carolina. After 10 years with the FCC’s Enforcement Program, Riley retired in 2008. He became the Atlantic Division Vice Director but gave up that slot in March of 2019 to run the Volunteer Monitoring Program. As of March, 2020 the program is up and running and has 160 Volunteer Monitors.

NEW! Online Monthly Raffle - Feb. 19, 2021


OVARC will conduct its first ever "online raffle". An electronic process has been created to allow you to purchase your raffle tickets on-line, and a separate "randomization program" will select a winner. For more information and to purchase tickets, click HERE.


Click HERE to read an interesting article about choosing your next "Contesting Computer".


Other 2021 OVARC Membership Meetings...
Due to concern for the health of our members/guests, and in compliance with CDC, State, and Local Government directives, REGULAR OVARC Membership meetings will not resume until an "all clear" is announced by these agencies. Until then, we hope to schedule more "Zoom" meetings. Check back here often for updates! Thank you for your cooperation.


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