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OU Amateur Radio Club <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 30 Jun 2009 15:34:40 -0500
Kim Elmore <[log in to unmask]>
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Kim Elmore <[log in to unmask]>
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As the OUARC Faculty Advisor, I also must congratulate Robin on her 
leadership of the OUARC. Her leadership and dedication have been nothing 
short of exemplary in every respect. She took on a difficult task: the 
resurrection of a nearly defunct student organization dedicated to a 
rather obscure activity. More to the point, she succeeded! I know how 
hard this must have been because, long ago (probably around 1977-1978), 
I too was the president of the OUARC. On paper, it had more members then 
but activity was a serious problem. I found the job nearly impossible, 
and that was well before the Internet and trivially inexpensive global 
communications had taken the shine off of long distance HF 
communications. We had a very cramped Heathkit station in the 
Engineering Center with a very poor antenna. Through Robin's efforts OU 
once again has an active amateur radio club presence along with good 
equipment. All the officers who have the privilege of following Robin 
(congratulations Zac!) will have her to thank for the club's sound 
foundation. And, they will also have large shoes to fill.

So, to you Robin, I say "Well Done!"

Kim Elmore, N5OP

Tanamachi, Robin L. wrote:
> Thanks to everyone who came out to Field Day in Reaves Park! We worked through the night and helped W5NOR make over 600 QSOs. I have uploaded a photo album here:
> http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=271718&id=867855057&l=4c4eb1f255
> Jerrod in particular put in a Herculean effort organizing Field Day and aggregating the necessary equipment. Thanks Jerrod!
> On a side note... This will likely be my final message to the club as president of OUARC. As of tomorrow, July 1st, Zac Flamig (KE5KJA) will be the prez, and I will be the treasurer. It has been my privilege and honor to serve this club as president for the past three years. If I have not already said it to you personally, thank you *so* much! This club could not have come back from the brink of nonexistence without the extraordinary effort and dedication of its members. I look forward watching OUARC continue to prosper in the future!
> 73,
> Robin Tanamachi, WX0RT
> Graduate Research Assistant
> OU School of Meteorology
> National Weather Center
> 120 David L. Boren Blvd., Suite 5355
> Norman, OK 73072-7307
> 405-325-1935
> "The reward of the young scientist is the emotional thrill of being the first person in the history of the world to see something or to understand something... The reward of the old scientist is the sense of having seen a vague sketch grow into a masterly landscape." -- Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin

Kim Elmore, Ph.D. (PP SEL/MEL/Glider, N5OP, 2nd Class Radiotelegraph, GROL)
"All weather is divided into three parts: Yes, No and Maybe. The greatest of these is maybe." -- The original Latin appears to be garbled.