Thursday, June 28, 2018

Thursday Net 6/28/18

Traffic on the net has picked up of late. That's a good thing. Remember, if you are short on time, just say short timer, any time, give your call sign and you are done. All check-ins are welcome.

K1DU Frederick Delaney Amateur Extra YES NO
K8TPH Richard Wilt General YES YES
KB0QMN George Rezac General NO NO
KE9VS Richard Burbes Extra

KI4EFL Donald Jeerings General NO NO
KI4NBE George Gafford Amateur Extra NO NO POL-316A
KI4WRX David Zdanowicz Amateur Extra YES YES
KI4ZMV William Johnson Amateur Extra YES NO POL-840
KM4CHP James Edmonson General

KM4PYG Warren Coons General

KM4STT Aimee Holzer Extra YES

KM4UYX Kenneth Kozla General NO NO
KN4FBD John McCullough Technician YES NO
N4HES Arthur Hess General NO NO
KN4LKK Jason Burns Technician

N4LVG Robert Young General

N4TWR John Brewster Technician

N4WKR Tawney Mazek General

N6MRS Michael Shreve General YES NO
N7CUC Samuel Shaver Amateur Extra NO NO
W4STC Steven Curtis Technician

WB8QQR Norman Nissen Advanced

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Field Day Celebration Dinner

The dinner celebrating field day will be held next Monday, July 2nd at the 98 North Golden Corral. Dinner will start around 6:00 PM. Just arrive and pay for your meal. We have reserved the private room.

For directions Click here

Monday, June 25, 2018

Field Day 2018 Was A Smashing Success

Liam and Kenny, the dynamic duo!

Click here to watch the video and read the full story! 

Click here for images from field day 

I would like to thank Kevin for the dramatic image above, all the aerial images, and many of the people pictures in our album. I would also like to thank Don,Rich and others who also contributed photos. There is a lot of photographic talent out there.  

This was a year of firsts.  For starters we were fortunate to have a reporter from the Ledger interview one of our youngest hams. Liam did an outstanding job. Also a first, we had a real power outage when a limb from a tree fell on the power lines feeding the building. We went dark, but the generator kept us on the air. How realistic is that! Another first was a second power failure, when our main generator went out. Not a problem though. Backups were quickly put into service, and we were off and running again. Yet another first was the food. Instead of the usual dogs and burgers we feasted on Jimbo's pulled pork and chicken, in addition to the dishes brought in to pass. Finally, there was something else very special this year. Several hams new to the hobby were exposed to a wealth of information relating to antennas and operations, and most important, given the opportunity to get some on the air, experience. This was a good thing.  

Field day is a lot of fun, but it also involves a lot of hard work. Setup, tear down, and cleanup went smoothly. Patrick and Kevin did a fine job getting and serving the food. From all appearances, operations went well. Antennas were up and ready well in advance thanks to Rich, Bill Busbin, and of course Fred. On behalf of Matthew, and all the board members I thank all who put the extra effort into making this event the success it was. Pat yourselves on the back. You deserve it. :-) 

Friday, June 22, 2018

Thursday Night Net June 21. 2018

K1DU Frederick Delaney Amateur Extra YES NO
KB0QMN George Rezac General

KG4BAS Nestor Monllor Technician NO YES
KG4PWF James Scott General NO NO POL-173A
KI4EFL Donald Jeerings General NO NO
KI4ZMV William Johnson Amateur Extra YES NO POL-840
KM4FBB Jeremy Femia Technician

KM4UYX Kenneth Kozla General NO NO
KN4CHP James Edmonson General YES NO
KN4FPD Paul Bozeman Technician

KM4PYQ William Chamberlain General

N4HES Arthur Hess General NO NO
N4KWR Kevin Rought General

N4VLVG Robert Young General

N6MRS Michael Shreve General YES NO
N7CUC Samuel Shaver Amateur Extra NO NO
W4MAC Mac Walls Amateur Extra

W7STR Springer Rush Amateur Extra YES NO
WA4MMO Geoffrey Schuck Amateur Extra YES NO
WB6ZEQ Herman Smith General NO NO
WB8QQR Norman Nissen Advanced

WZ1P Daniel Gagnon Amateur Extra NO NO

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Field Day 2018

This is the event you have been waiting for all year! 

This Saturday is Field Day! Last minute plans are already underway. If you are part of a team, make sure you show up at the agreed time to do your part.
  • Bill KI4ZMV will be handling set up and take down. This will start Friday, 3:00 PM. Take down will be Sunday morning.
  • Patrick KI4CDY is finalizing the dinner plans for Saturday which include pulled pork, barbecued chicken, and coleslaw. Members are asked to bring a dish to pass and something to drink. The club will supply water. Deserts are always a favorite. 
  • Jim W4XDS will be heading up operations. The sign up sheet follows. If you are not on the list, just show up, or contact Jim, 863-521-1511.

Name Call sign Mode-CW /SSB Operate at night? 06/24/18 06/25/18 Phone #
Victor Saxe N4FRK SSB Maybe NR NR 863-858-1752
Eleanor Marshall KK4VCN Setup + Logging Unsure Unsure Unsure 407-3191108
Peggy Kennedy N4PEG SSB NR NR NR 813-240-5614
Patty Morris KJ4AFB NR NR NR Teardown 863-815-9657
Fred Delaney K1DU CW Yes Yes Yes 863-210-5960
David Zdanowicz KI4WRX SSB Yes Yes Night 863-844-2062
Herman Smith ( Top) WB6ZEQ SSB Yes Yes Night 863-816-0658
Buddy Morgan WBOMG CW No Yes None 863-816-8949
Kenny Kozla KM4UYX Setup +SSB No Day Day 863-844-2062
Liam Holzer KM4STS SSB Yes SSB/Setup Cleanup 863-6821689
Tyler Rought None NA NA NA Cleanup 863-944-8621
Andrew Stevens WX4AMS SSB No Any Any 863-280-4385
“Rip” Van Wrinkle AA4HT CW/SSB Yes Any Any 863-853-1400
Greg Burton K1TZD Setup

Mike Shreve N6MRS Setup +CW Yes Overnite
George Mann KJ4UW SSB Yes Overnite
James Russ AB4KA Crew

Breakdown 863-944-5646
George Gafford KI4NBE SSB Yes Any Any 863-875-5919
Robert Criggs N4HCZ CW Maybe Any Any 863-868-7812
Kevin Rought N4KWR SSB Yes Any Any 863-393-4336
Chet Carruth AB4XK CW Copy ARRL CW


Not on a sheet but participating

Rich Kennedy 1-863-240-5614

Matthew Stevens 1-863-585-9612

Bill Johnson 1-863-216-6554

Jim Stewart 1-863-521-1511

Maybe’s – Not signed up yet.

Sam Shaver N7CUC

Christopher LeBlanc K4QW