We had 15 brave Amateurs in attendance last night HI, a good but lower number, due to the stormy weather. Two guests were with us, with three people testing, all passed. Ken Krahl, KM4DTS passed his General Class, Benjamin Selph passed his General Class test, Joe Grimes passed the Technician Class as well. Congratulations guys!
Monday’s weather was just a reminder of the need for more participation in the Sunday night at 9 pm, Purchase Area Emergency Weather and Traffic Net, PAEWTN. The weather in recent years has been extreme at times, and Amateur Radio is a powerful resource that has over the last 100 years, stepped in during times of emergencies and disasters. One member, Frank, KY4LDS suggested adding a “Check Box” in the sign in sheet to indicate participation in the PAEWTN net. The motion passed, and in the future, we can put a number in the box, to indicate our efforts to help in times of emergencies. Weather Spotting is one way to help our fellow man, and the training is available to those interested.
Net Control operators have been set for the next four weeks. To view the NCO’s click here.
Ken’s WA9WJL,” VSWR Explained” video is here:
Mike Newman mentioned Club officer’s positions for 2015, will be discussed at the next meeting. Those interested in serving their Club, should consider these positions. Plus, it’s fun to give back to such a great hobby as Amateur Radio! The Christmas Dinner will be held at Casa Mexicana, December 8 at 6pm. Bring your appetites for some great Mexican food. Gene N4FZ
Dave – N4QS asked me to forward this to the group for Field Day CW operator planning.
If you want to sign up for one of the available CW slots, please send a message to Dave at ( firstname.lastname@example.org), so that he can update the master list. The master schedule list can be seen at the bottom of this e-mail.
Dave – N4QS and Gene – N4FZ are CW co-captains this year.
Also, we are always looking for Alternate Ops for all slots to help fill in during drink and food breaks. If you don’t want to be a primary, but willing to be a CW alternate, please let them know that also.
Their goal is to have the CW station manned 100% of the time this year. Gene, thanks for taking the really difficult slot to fill. The first few hours are always brutal, Dave thanks for taking that shift.
Remember – there will be lots more Field Day planning Monday night at the June club meeting. That will be the last club meeting before the big event. Come on out for suggestions, questions, and comments on Field Day setup and operations.
Remember, Field Day is for everyone. We will have a station set up for those who just got their license and never made a contact before or those who very seldom get on HF (GOTA station, with clubs members to help you out and answer your questions) to stations for the most experienced contesters, and stations in-between. Out goal is to have 4 stations on the air at all times.
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Paul – ND4X