John Robert Stratton, N5AUS Appointed Co-Counsel of Radio Club of America

The Radio Club of America (RCA) has announces the appointment of ARRL West Gulf Division Vice Director John Robert Stratton, N5AUS, as Vice President and Co-Counsel. Stratton will coordinate duties with current Vice President and Counsel Chester “Barney” Scholl Jr. A specialist in civil litigation, Stratton holds a bachelor of science in aerospace engineering from the University of Texas and is a graduate of the University of Texas Law School.

Date Change for IRTS January 2019 Meeting

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the date of the next IRTS Committee meeting has been changed to 19th January 2019.

The venue remains as planned, Maldron Hotel, Portlaoise.

This is a change from the date published in the current edition of Echo Ireland, as the decision was taken after publication and distribution.

The dates for the next 2 meetings are 19th January 2019 in Portlaoise and 2nd March 2019 in Athlone.

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SILENT KEY Jan “John” L. Hallenberg, SM5DJZ

SM5DJZ passed away on 11 December 2018, he was 71.

A serious DXer with 3024 points in the ARRL DXCC Challenge and 1096 points in the IOTA Honour Roll, he “also gave back to the DX community as a card checker for both the DXCC and IOTA programs. He was part of several DXpeditions with the great SM0AGD, Erik. In addition, for many decades Jan ran the SSA outgoing QSL bureau and was a QSL manager for multiple DX operations”.