Milledgeville ARC elects officers, sets vision for upcoming year

Milledgeville, GA – The Milledgeville Amateur Radio Club elected new officers for the 2019-2020 term at their meeting on Saturday, January 19th. The newly elected officers are Daniel Simpson as President, Hurb Ingles as Vice President, and David C. Probst as Secretary/Treasurer.

“I would like for my term to be one of outreach and education,” says Simpson. “Amateur radio has something for people of all skill levels, interests, and ages.” The club will be providing classes for licensing new amateurs, as well as developing new skills for current licensees. Additionally, the club will be working with local emergency management officials to provide public service communications as needed.

Mr. Simpson, of Milledgeville, previously served as the club’s vice president. He is also a Public Information Officer and Local Government Liaison for the Georgia Section of the American Radio Relay League, the national association for amateur radio. He has been licensed since 1996. He is also an avid photographer and is active with the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life.

Mr. Ingles has been licensed since 1974 and previously served as the organization’s president. He also serves in several roles for local and state radio organizations including as Technical Specialist and Official Observer. He has worked as an engineer in both the military and private sectors. He is an animal lover and active in animal rescue activities in the middle Georgia area.

Fr. Probst was first licensed in 1988 and holds an Amateur Extra class license. He serves as the rector of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church and his ham radio interests are DXing, QRP (low power) operating, CW (Morse code) operations, Parks on the Air and Summits on the Air.

The Milledgeville Amateur Radio Club has members from Baldwin, Bibb, Jones, Putnam, Washington, and Wilkinson counties and beyond. Formed in 1961, it provides licensing, operating, and technical resources to ham radio operators and other interested parties in the surrounding area. More information is available at milledgevillearc.org.

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Milledgeville Amateur Radio Club welcomes college students

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August 23, 2017

For More Information
Daniel R. Simpson, Vice President
vp@milledgevillearc.org
478-290-5366

Milledgeville, GA – The Milledgeville Amateur Radio Club gathered for itsmonthly meeting on August 19, 2017 and adopted a membership change to attract student membership. The change, which gives currently enrolled students a 50% discount in membership fees, is meant to welcome students to the organization.

“Milledgeville is a community centered around higher education,” said Daniel Simpson, the club’s vice president and sponsor of the initiative. “With the new academic year starting, we have students from all over the state, country, and world coming to Milledgeville. With three higher education institutions here, we wanted to show we welcome them to our community and organization.”

This change falls in line with a larger outreach to college students. The Amateur Radio Relay League, the national association for amateur radio, is leading a Collegiate Amateur Radio Initiative to promote the hobby to students around the country. “Amateur radio provides practical applications across many academic disciplines. From public service, to science, technology, mathematics, and education, we have something for everyone,” Simpson adds. The ARRL maintains extensive resources and also provides scholarships for those involved in the hobby.

The Milledgeville Amateur Radio Club has members from Baldwin, Bibb, Jones, Putnam, Washington, and Wilkinson counties and beyond. Formed in 1961, it provides licensing, operating, and technical resources to ham radio operators and other interested parties in the surrounding area. More information is available at milledgevillearc.org.

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Milledgeville radio club participates in national event: Field Day provides demonstration of skills, service

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July 17, 2017

For More Information
Daniel R. Simpson, Vice President
vp@milledgevillearc.org
478-290-5366

Hurb Ingles (right) assists Nikki Simpson in contacting other radio amateurs from around North America as part of the 2017 ARRL Field Day

Milledgeville, GA – On June 24, 2017, amateur radio operators, sometimes called ham radio operators, from Milledgeville and the surrounding area gathered at Georgia College’s West Campus for this year’s ARRL Field Day. The annual event, sponsored by the American Radio Relay League, encourages participants to use their technical skills to operate from portable stations using alternative power sources to simulate a widespread disaster. During the event, operators were able to contact other participants in 29 states and 3 Canadian providences.

“The core of amateur radio is public service,” says Daniel Simpson, the vice president of the Milledgeville Amateur Radio Club and the Baldwin County Emergency Coordinator for the Amateur Radio Emergency Service. Simpson continues, “There are many different situations were ham radio can play a role in an emergency response. Natural disasters, major events which require inter-agency coordination, or any event where normal communication routes are disrupted can include ham radio as part of the response plan. This event demonstrates our capabilities to the community and emergency management professionals.”

In times where an emergency response is not necessary, ham radio has something for everyone. People as young as five years old have completed the requirements to be licensed. And once they do, the possibilities are endless. Club president Hurb Ingles puts it this way, “It is the only hobby that I know of that covers every aspect of STEM, plus foreign languages, geography, and international relations. And radio operators come from all walks of life including students, engineers, actors, and world leaders.”

The Milledgeville Amateur Radio Club has members from Baldwin, Bibb, Jones, Putnam, Washington, and Wilkinson counties and beyond. Formed in 1961, it provides licensing, operating, and technical resources to ham radio operators and other interested parties in the surrounding area. More information is available at milledgevillearc.org.

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Milledgeville ARC elects new officers

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For more information:
Daniel R. Simpson
vp@wb4doj.org

Newly elected officers Charles Kight (secretary/treasurer), Herb Ingles (president), and Daniel Simpson (vice president).

Milledgeville, GA, January 21, 2017 – The Milledgeville Amateur Radio club met at Warden’s Hall ofSt. Stephen’s Episcopal Church on January 21, 2017 to elect officers for the 2017-2019 term. Elected were: Hurb Ingles of Haddock as president, Daniel Simpson of Milledgeville as vice president, and Charles Kight of Macon as secretary/treasurer.

The Milledgeville Amateur Radio Club, affiliated with the American Radio Relay League, is a full-service club offering licensing, special events, mentoring, repeaters, and more. More information is available at wb4doj.org.

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2015-2016 Officers Elected

Credit: W1DOG
The 2015-2016 MARC Officers: Left to Right,
Daniel R. Simpson, KF4JAL – Secretary-Treasurer,
Charles Pennington, K4GK – President, and
Ron Morris, K4QCE – Vice President.

Photo: W1DOG

The Milledgeville Amateur Radio Club elected officers for its 2015-2016 term at the January 17, 2015 meeting. President Charles Pennington, K4GK was reelected for an additional term. Ron Morris, K4QCE was elected as vice president filling the position which had previously been vacant. Daniel Simpson was elected as secretary-treasurer following nomination by the outgoing Charles Kight.

As listed in the club constitution, the duties of the officers are as follows:

President

  • Preside over and conduct all meetings according to the rules adopted in accordance with procedures stated in Roberts Rules of Order.
  • Enforce the Constitution, By-Laws, and proper business procedures
  • Sign any documents that are necessary for official representation.

Vice-President

  • Assume the duties of the President in his or her absence
  • Be the club “Program Chairman” responsible for obtaining guest speakers for the club monthly meetings as available.

Secretary-Treasurer

  • Maintain a record of the proceedings of all meetings including a listing of members/guests present
  • Maintain a roster of members and retain applications of membership
  • Read communications at each meeting
  • Prepare and mail necessary club correspondence and monthly newsletter
  • Receive and maintain an accurate account of all club money

All officers of the club are elected for a term of two years at the first meeting of the odd calendar year. Congratulations to our new officers!