The February 2015 meeting of the Paducah Amateur Radio Association has come and gone with another good turnout of 24 attendees. Remember the club meets the 2nd Monday of every month at the Emerging Technology Center Building of the West Kentucky Community and Technical College. We meet at 7 PM in room 140.
There are a couple of good hamfests coming up. The fourth annual Princeton Hamfest is June 6th, 2015 at the Fire Training Center in Princeton, KY. For more information click the image below.
Another good hamfest coming up is the 2015 “Ides of March” hamfest at the Tennessee National Guard Armory in Union City, Tennessee. For more information click the image below.
Net Control Operators have been set for the next 4 weeks. To view the NCO’s click here.
Bruce KS4V gave a great presentation on the use of Anderson Power Poles. For more information on Power Poles watch the video below or visit the Powerwerks website.
The 2015 “Ides of March” Hamfest is Saturday, March 28 at the Tennessee National Guard Armory. Doors open at 8 AM. For more information check out the flyer below.
The first meeting of the Paducah Amateur Radio Association for 2015 was this past Monday and like every first meeting of the new year the top priority is the election of new officers. The 2015 PARA officers are:
President – Ken Wontor KW4DI
Vice President – Mike Newman WD4EFZ
Treasurer – Paul Smith ND4X
Secretary – Jeff Wielgos KB9BVL
Among topics discussed were the club insurance for this year is due. The $260 amount was approved. Jim Rudd reminded us of the “No Tobacco” policy for the entire campus. Ken showed several video clips on the Fox Hole Radio and the use of an antenna tuner. Mike Newman added that the tuner didn’t actually change the characteristics of the antenna but made it match what the transceiver wanted to see. He also cautioned putting too much power into a severe mismatch could create a fire situation, IE max smoke.
Net control operators have been set for the next month. To view the NCO’s click here.
Club dues for 2015 are also due at this time. The dues are $20/year, or $25/year for all members of a family living at the same address.
Congratulations to our new officers and we look forward to a fun and exciting year in amateur radio. Until next time….
Rob – KC9VFV
Happy New Year everyone. Monday, January 12th at 7 PM will be our next monthly meeting. At this meeting we will be electing the 2015 club officers. If you are interested in any officer position, please let us know at the meeting.
Club dues for 2015 are also due at this time. The dues are $20/year, or $25/year for all members of a family living at the same address. Membership certificates are available for all paid 2015 members. Here is a sample of this years certificate:
We look forward to seeing all of you at the meeting. There is always a lot discussed at the January meeting so please try and attend.
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The Paducah Amateur Radio Association’s annual Christmas dinner is this coming Monday, December 8th at Casa Mexicana at 6 PM (correction from earlier post with stated it started at 7). There will be NO regular club meeting at the college. Come and join our fellow hams for some good food and good company. To check out their menu click here. See you there!
A few weeks back I posted a video from Ham Nation on how to set up LOTW. Since posting that parts 2 and 3 have been released. I have put all 3 videos together in a playlist that you can watch below. If you would rather watch individually then click the links below. Enjoy.
Setting Up LOTW Part 1
Setting Up LOTW Part 2
Setting Up LOTW Part 3