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Posted Apr 19, 2021

North Carolina Section News Special Edition

April 19, 2021

Newsletter Topic #1 Program on FCC RF Exposure Limitation

On Wednesday, April 21, Greg Lapin, N9GL, Chair of the ARRL RF Safety Committee will offer a presentation, followed by Q&A posted on the chat by the audience. For background on the issue, look at:

prior to watching the Wednesday night Webinar which can be viewed at

Meeting ID: 212 888 4758 Passcode: FCC

This presentation has been arranged by the RATPAC - The Radio Amateur Training and Planning Activity Committee made up entirely of volunteers who present programs twice each week on topics of the ham community.

Newsletter Topic #2

A varied menu of interesting topics Saturday, April 24, presented as part of the Vienna Wireless Society Winterfest. There is no fee to attend virtually and there are three tracks which run all day from 9 am to 3:30 pm, each track having a number of sessions.

Bootcamp for newbies and those who would like some refreshers on topics. Topics include choosing a radio, antenna basics, and understanding propagation.

ARRL and Hot Topics, including presentations by Bud Hippisley, Bill Morine, Ria Jairam from the ARRL Board.

ARES and Auxcomm, including a presentation by Paul Gilbert, KE5ZW. ARRL Emergency Management Program Director and John Peterson, head of the Auxcomm program at Homeland Security.

To view any of the sessions, go to