Irish Amateur Radio Club Changes Name

In recognition of the contribution to Amateur Radio by individuals based in Co. Clare, a decision has been taken by Limerick Radio Club members to change the name to Limerick Clare Amateur Radio Club.

Clare Co Co and Clare Tourism have been very accommodating in their support for club activities over the years, so it is felt that the name change will also help in continuing that support.

Club members resident in Limerick have enthusiastically embraced the name change and the history of LRC, since it’s foundation, will be preserved.

In the meantime, a lot of background changes need to be done such as on updating the web site etc.

Approval for the name change has been granted by ComReg and IRTS. ComReg have also granted a new call sign EI4LCR (Limerick Clare Radio). There is no change to the officers or membership of the Club.
In addition, the previous call sign EI4LRC will be maintained.

New Section Manager for Montana

Paul Stiles, KF7SOJ, will become ARRL Montana Section Manager on 1st October 2019. Stiles, of Billings, was the only candidate after nominations for the position were re-solicited this Spring, and will serve an 18-month term. He will take over the position following George Forsyth, AA7GS, of Great Falls, who decided not to run for a new term after serving since 2013.

ARRL ARDF Coordinator to Retire

ARRL ARDF Coordinator to Retire

ARRL Amateur Radio Direction Finding (ARDF) Coordinator Joe Moell, K0OV, is stepping down after more than 20 years on the job. Since he became ARRL ARDF Coordinator in February 1998, Moell said the sport of on-foot transmitter hunting under international rules has grown steadily in participation and popularity. Since 2001, beginners and experts alike have gathered each year for the USA Championships of ARDF.

ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, has appointed Jerry Boyd, WB8WFK, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, as the new ARRL ARDF Coordinator, effective on 1st July 2019. Boyd has been involved in ARDF for many years and has been a frequent medal winner at USA’s championships. He headed the team of organizers for the 2002, 2005, and 2011 USA and IARU Region 2 ARDF Championships, held in his hometown. He was on Team USA for the 2004, 2006, and 2010 ARDF World Championships. Boyd also holds an appointment as ARRL Official Observer Coordinator for the New Mexico Section.

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