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.
We had another really good turnout for the February meeting with 28 in attendance. Not a bad number when it’s 10 degrees outside.
The big news of the night was the W1AW contest. The ARRL Centennial Celebration was presented by Paul for operations on March, 5 2014 at 6 PM. This will be held at Mike Newman’s QTH using W1AW/4 in a contest setting. If your interested in operating please email Paul and let him know.
Another topic to keep in mind is the possibility that we might need to relocate our monthly meetings. In the past several months we have been forced to use the student lounge at WKCTC instead of our normal room 142. If anyone has a place they know of that could accommodate between 20-35 people, send one of the officers an email.
Show us your shack!!! We are needing photos or video of your shack to put on the website. If you have a few photos or video to send you can email them here or you can upload them to an online viewer (skydrive, dropbox, ect…) as long as they are set to public. We would like to have a nice spot on the website to showcase these so please take a couple of minutes and email them to me.
The new website has a nice RSS source that you can use with your phone or tablet. If you use any feed reader app (flipboard, feedly, ect…) you can access the feed by entering the address: https://w4nja.org/feed in the search bar. Every post that is made will automatically show up in your reader.
Net control operators were set for February. See the net control page for schedules.
Don’t forget that the ROMEO group (Retired Old Men Eating Out) meet every Thursday at Michael’s Pizzeria in Paducah at 11AM for lunch. Come have lunch and meet some of the local hams. It’s a good time. Click here for directions to Michael’s.
We had another good night of testing with 3 upgrading to General Class and 2 upgrading to Amateur Extra. Congratulations guys!
Club dues are due. The club now accepts all major credit cards. If you are interested in membership or need to pay dues contact ND4X.
73’s – Rob KC9VFV