Well another year is almost gone and our turnout for the last regular club meeting of 2014 was pretty good at 23 attendees. A reminder that the December 8th meeting will actually be the PARA Christmas Party. The dinner will be held at Casa Mexican in Paducah at 6 PM. The next regular club meeting will be January 12th.
Among topics discussed at the meeting were selecting volunteers to be on the officers selection committee. Jerry Foland WA4TTL and Fred Carter AI4EY volunteered for the job.
Paul Smith requested a By-Law change in the mode to contact members. In the past it said members would be notified by mail and due to the advances in technology was suggested to say Email. It was voted on and passed.
Bruce KS4V said he had a Mirage 10W in 80W out 2 meter amplifier that belonged to the club. He suggested selling it for a donation to the club. No response at this time. Contact Bruce if you are interested.
Daniel KG4JXH reminded of us of to meet on the 147.060 PL 179.9 repeater on Thursday nights @ 9:00 pm (03:00 UTC) for a roundtable net.
Net Control Operators have been set all the way to January 11 because of the holidays. To view the NCO’s click here.
We still need more submissions for our “Show Us Your Shack” page. Email me a couple of pictures of your shack so we can add it to the website. Be sure and include your call sign.
Congratulations to the 3 who tested and passed exams Monday night. Our own Ken Wontor WA9WJL upgraded to Extra Class. Way to go Ken!
Finally, Ken WA9WJL gave a presentation on End Fed Zepp Antennas and the theory behind it. To view the video click here or watch the clip below.
Until next time….73’s
The May meeting of the Paducah Amateur Radio Association was another successful one with 23 in attendance.
Among subjects discussed was our annual Christmas dinner. The Christmas party this year will be at Casa Mexicana on December 8th at 6 PM. This is a nice opportunity to hang out with other hams and have a good dinner. Don’t miss out.
Also discussed was that there will only be one more meeting before Field Day. Ed noted we will have 4 stations operating 3A, with a GOTA station. The Icom 7200 will be the GOTA rig, Ed’s Omni VII for CW. More Field Day preparation to be discussed at the June 9th PARA Club meeting.
Net control operators were set for the next 4 weeks. To see the NCO’s go to the Net Control Operator page.
We’re still needing some “Shack” pictures for the website. Thanks to the stations that have submitted pictures. They all look good and we’re finally building the page nicely. If you have pictures that you can send me email them to me here. The “Show Us Your Shack” page can be viewed here.
Congratulations to Tristan Jones of Wickliffe, KY. He passed his technicians class exam. One more ham in the mix.
Big thanks to Gene – N4FZ for the help with the website updates.
Finally here is a great article from Clint – W5CPT on “How to attach a standard PL-259 to ½” Cable TV Hardline.” This is an excellent article and a must read. To view the article click the link below. Thanks Clint for this presentation.
How to attach a standard PL-259 to ½” Cable TV Hardline
Until next time….73’s Rob KC9VFV