Winter Weather Advisory

Friday 1/1/2021 4:00 AM until 10:00 AM EST

Action Recommended
Execute a pre-planned activity identified in the instructions
Issued By Cincinnati/Wilmington – OH, US, National Weather Service

Affected Area
Portions of East Central and Southeast Indiana and Central, South Central, Southwest and West Central Ohio


WHAT…Freezing rain expected. Total ice accumulations of a few hundredths of an inch.

WHERE…Portions of East Central and Southeast Indiana and Central, South Central, Southwest and West Central Ohio.

WHEN…From 4 AM to 10 AM EST Friday.

IMPACTS…Slippery sidewalks, roads and bridges are possible.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS…A period of freezing rain will occur before temperatures warm enough for this to change to plain rain.

Slow down and use caution while traveling. Prepare for possible power outages.

FCC Reduces Proposed Amateur Radio Application Fee to $35

The FCC has agreed with ARRL and other commenters that its proposed $50 fee for certain amateur radio applications was “too high to account for the minimal staff involvement in these applications.” In a Report and Order (R&O), released on December 29, the FCC scaled back to $35 the fee for a new license application, a special temporary authority (STA) request, a rule waiver request, a license renewal application, and a vanity call sign application. All fees are per application. There will be no fee for administrative updates, such as a change of mailing or email address.

This fall, ARRL filed comments in firm opposition to the FCC proposal to impose a $50 fee on amateur radio license and application fees and urged its members to follow suit.

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Tom Sly, WB8LCD, Appointed as Ohio Section Manager

Tom Sly, WB8LCD, of Kent, has been appointed as the Ohio Section Manager, effective January 1, 2021. Sly will assume the seat that incumbent Section Manager Scott Yonally, N8SY, is vacating to become Great Lakes Division Vice Director, after serving as Ohio Section Manager since 2014.

Sly was appointed by ARRL Radiosport and Field Services Manager Bart Jahnke, W9JJ, after consulting with Great Lakes Division Director Dale Williams, WA8EFK. The Section Manager appointment extends through September 30, 2022.

Sly is an ARRL Life Member and has served as Ohio Section Affiliated Club Coordinator since 2017. He is past president of the Portage County Amateur Radio Service (PCARS) and has been a radio amateur since 1968.