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   Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is George R. "Dick" Isely. Callsign W9GIG. I am honored to have been unanimously re-elected Central Division ARRL Director for a second 3 year term.  As promised the first time around, I will respond - using Email whenever possible - to those having questions about, or problems with, our all-encompassing hobby known as the Amateur Radio Service.  I will do all I can to promote the following activities by the ARRL:
  • Improve the recruitment of young people into Amateur Radio
  • Increase ARRL membership & financial support
  • Lobby for spectrum protection legislation
  • Work to keep local governments out of RFI legislation
  • Foster increased spectrum usage
  • Expand PRB-1 to cover property covenants and restrictions
  • Provide more assistance in defending our ability to erect effective towers and antennas
  • Continue supporting pro-active FCC rules enforcement
  • Develop and support continuing Amateur Radio education
ARRL Central Division Director George R (Dick) Isely, W9GIGPersonal Information:  University of Missouri graduate; retired  professional pilot, U.S. Navy and American Airlines; licensed in 1977 as WD9GIG (Advanced Class), now W9GIG (Extra Class).

Amateur Radio Organizations:  Fox River Radio League member for 26 years serving in numerous capacities; life member of ARRL, AMSAT, and 1010 International; Society of Midwest Contesters member.  Northern IL DX Association member.  I helped organize the Illinois Repeater Association in 1986, and served in various positions for 17 years; Mid-America Coordination Council President for 5 years;  helped organize the National Frequency Coordinators' Council in 1995, served 6 years as director performing jobs ranging from secretary to president.

    Amateur Radio Operating Activities:  DXCC; active HF contester; one of few with confirmed 2-way SSTV contact with Space Shuttle; co-designer of dual-band helical satellite antenna; active in public service communications; early user of computer-control of radio equipment; early packet radio user; active in ATV, SSTV at various times.

    If you have questions, please contact me at (630) 584-3510
or Email to w9gig@arrl.org.

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    Please post to the reflectors.
    I would like to see these reflectors put to
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    These reflectors are VERY easy to use!
    One last item I would like to address

    is your ability to receive e-mails from me
    (Division Director Dick Isely, W9GIG)
    and your respective Section Manager
    via the ARRL Members Only Web site.

    Rest assured I will not bombard your
    mailbox with junk mails.
    Only e-mails of specific interest
    to Central Division members.

    To receive e-mail messages from
    your director and section manager
    go to the site at:
    Log in with your username and password
    and change your email options.
    Check the "Division/Section notices" box.
    Next click the "Submit modifications"
    button to enable these messages.
    Thank you!

    73' Dick Isely, W9GIG

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        ARRL's structure divides the United States into 15 ARRL Divisions. Every three years the ARRL full members in each of these Divisions elect a Director and a Vice Director to represent them on the League's Board of Directors. The Board determines the policies of the League, which are carried out by the Headquarters staff. A Director's function is principally policymaking at the highest level. Each division's Director and Vice Director represent their Division on ARRL policy matters. If you have a question or comment about League policies, contact your Central Division representatives by E-Mail or regular mail at the addresses shown below.
    The ARRL Central Division
    represents the states of
    Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin,
    "The 9th Call Area"

    - Central Division representatives -

    George R "Dick" Isely, W9GIG
    736 Fellows St
    Saint Charles, IL  60174

    (630) 584-3510

    Vice Director:
    Kermit Carlson, W9XA
    1150 McKee Street
    Batavia, IL  60510

    (630) 879-0983

        The 15 Divisions of the League are arranged into 71 administrative Sections, each headed by an elected Section Manager (SM). (The Central Division consists of three sections; Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin.)

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