The ARRL Board of Directors held its 2012 Annual Meeting at Windsor, Connecticut on January 13-14, 2012. This is the first Board meeting that Delta Division Director David Norris, K5UZ, attended since being elected Director.
Here are some highlights of actions taken at the meeting:
- The Board adopted amendments to the ARRL Bylaws that will permit the implementation of electronic voting in the 2012 fall elections for Director and Vice Director of the Central, Hudson, New England, Northwestern and Roanoke Divisions. Paper ballots will still be delivered to members who have not shared their e-mail addresses with the ARRL, or who prefer to cast their votes by mail.
- The Board heard a report on the implications for Amateur Radio frequency allocations from the demand for mobile wireless broadband spectrum.
- The ARRL Executive Committee and ARRL General Counsel Chris Imlay, W3KD, were assigned to develop petitions for the FCC in order to provide better protection for licensed radio services from harmful interference from unintentional emitters such as plasma TV displays, RF lighting devices, electric motors, power lines and associated hardware.
- The Board received reports from other committees including interim reports on guidelines for 5 MHz operation as well as the ongoing revision of band plans for the bands between 902-3500 MHz.
- The Board ratified the 2012-2013 budget plan that calls for an increase in spending of less than 1 percent in 2012, compared to the previous year.
The complete minutes is scheduled to be posted on the Board Meetings page. The 2012 Second Meeting of the ARRL Board of Directors is scheduled for July 20-21, 2012.
More information can be found on the ARRL announcement.