Special Bulletin: Sea-Pac and ARRL Northwestern Division Convention Canceled

I received the following notice regarding the cancellation of Sea-Pac
2020, (which also hosts our yearly ARRL Northwestern Division
Convention). While disappointing and painful, it’s certainly the right
thing to do.

At this point in time the Pacific NW DX Convention scheduled for August
is still going on as planned. That said, stay tuned for further

I’ve received many requests for club Zoom meetings in the last few
weeks, so I’m certain most clubs are properly “social distancing”
themselves. Social distancing is vitally important in keeping the virus
in check, especially when so many amateurs fit the most vulnerable
demographic. Let’s all hope that this virus pandemic blows over quickly
and we can get our lives back to normal!

Finally, there have been many questions brought to me by members as to
the status of the ARRL Volunteer Examiner program, and also questions as
to how the upcoming ARRL Field Day event will be affected. I’ll deal
more with these questions in my next update, as I have a teleconference
with other members of the Board’s Programs and Services committee
scheduled later this week.

The staff at ARRL HQ are adjusting to the “new normal” of working mostly
from home, (as are we all), so please be patient when attempting to
contact them regarding any issues.

73, and please stay safe!

Mike Ritz, W7VO
Director, ARRL Northwestern Division



SEA-PAC 2020 Cancellation Notice

For some time the SEA-PAC Executive Committee has monitored the
COVID-19 pandemic working closely with our local health, public and
government partners in assessing this unprecedented situation.

With approximately 60 days until the event, the Executive Committee has
made the decision to cancel the SEA-PAC convention for 2020. Convention
fees paid will be refunded.

This conclusion is based on the deadly seriousness of the virus, the
rate of expansion, and the recovery time after the crisis apex is
achieved. But more importantly, it is based on the genuine concern for
the health and safety of the attendees, vendors and presenters.

Details regarding this cancellation will be posted at www.seapac.org.

Thank you for your understanding and we are looking forward to the next
SEA-PAC on 4, 5, and 6 June 2021.

Gary J Takis K7GJT

SEA-PAC 2020 Chairman

ARRL Northwestern Division
Director: Michael T Ritz, W7VO

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