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Amateur Radio Month in Nevada

June 1 - June 30

The State of Nevada has once again publicly recognized the value of her amateur radio operators in the form of a Governors Proclamation issued on April 30th by Governor Brian Sandoval naming June 2018 as “Amateur Radio Month in Nevada”. Public acclamations praising the service of ham radio operator’s in the Silver State are not uncommon. A similar proclamation has been issued by Governor Sandoval during each of his eight years in office. The annual recognition of amateur radio dates back to several administrations preceding Governor Sandoval.  In addition to the accolades bestowed by the State, Nevada hams frequently receive proclamations, declarations, and decree’s from Mayor’s, County Commissions, and the private sector.

Commenting on the newly issued document, ARRL Nevada Section Manager John Bigley N7UR said, “The proclaiming of June as “Amateur Radio Month in Nevada” resonates the appreciation which our state’s leaders and citizens have for the ham radio community and it certainly reflects upon the confidence they have in our ability and commitment to service.”

Bigley elaborated about the relationship that Nevada has with amateur radio. “On the state level The Nevada Division of Emergency Management and the ARRL Nevada Section maintain a formal relationship, the DEM recognizes the ARRL Field Organization as being an important resource.” “Closer to home if you walk into the Situation Room at pretty much any county Emergency Operations Center around the state, you are going to see the vest of their local ARES/RACES Emergency Coordinator slung over the back of a chair.  The presence of those vests are a testament to the trust that Nevada’s professional Emergency Managers have in our ARRL volunteers.”

A Proclamation by the Governor

WHEREAS, the State of Nevada is home to more than 8,900 specially trained and licensed amateur radio operators, who by virtue of their service in providing emergency communications, disaster relief, and support of public events, have demonstrated their value to the welfare of the citizens of Nevada; and
WHEREAS, these amateur radio operators provide such service, equipment, and expertise, without compensation, solely in the interest, and to the benefit of the citizens of the State of Nevada and the world; and

WHEREAS, for more than a hundred years, amateur radio operators have shown their dedication to emergency preparedness, disaster response, community support, and technical exploration; and

WHEREAS, Nevada’s amateur radio operators continue in their commitment to promote and encourage young people in the pursuit of educational and career opportunities in the fields of science, engineering, and technology; and

WHEREAS, the State of Nevada extends appreciation for the licensed amateur radio operators and the role they play in the safety and security of the Silver State and in the promotion of education;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim June 2018 as

AMATEUR RADIO MONTH IN NEVADA
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capital in Carson City, Nevada this 30th day of April, 2018

Brian Sandoval, Governor

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Details

Start:
June 1
End:
June 30

Organizer

Nellis RAC Executive Board
Email:
execboard@nellisrac.org
Website:
http://nellisrac.org