The East Texas Regional Amateur Radio Tailgate Sale is coming in April! In fact, it now has its own website at i20hamfest.com. Look for more information to come in the following weeks. Here is the latest flyer for the event:
The Tyler Police Department has asked us to help with the monthly test of the Outdoor Warning System. These tests are performed at 11:00 AM on the first Tuesday of the month. The next test is Tuesday, February 4, 2014.
Pick a siren location, and let Rick Hall know. A net will be started shortly before 11:00 on the 147.000 repeater, and you can check in there. After the test, net control will poll the participants to be sure the siren sounded. A page describing the system and the testing protocol is here. And a Map of siren locations is here. See you on the radio!
Field Day 2013 was by almost all measures a successful event for the club. Alan Luce captured some of the activity on video for us:
While we missed the excellent cuisine of the Dutch Oven society, no one was hungry, because Rick Hall showed he was master of the charcoal grill as well as the radio.
Most of all, everyone had a good time with the radio. Your editor heard words like “enjoyable” and “comfortable” used to describe the outing. So consider joining us next year, or for our next club event.
The club’s annual meeting was held Thursday, May 16 at the Shiloh Road Church of Christ. Officer elections were held and awards presented.
The new club officers for 2013-2014 are:
President: Rick Hall, W5WVH
Vice President: Forrest Rathbun, KF5ARZ
Secretary/Treasurer: Don Simonton, K5LOW
At Large: John Freeman, KC5JDR and Cliff White, W5CNW
Bob Jackson, AG5X, received the Ham of the Year award.
The club presents another award every year, the Fred Farkle award. While the author does not know the origin or history of the award, it is rumored to be closely related to the celebrated and fabled Wouff-Hong.
If the qualification and selection process is mysterious, it has always been clear to all that the award and the recipient were made for each other at the time. Here, Roy Sherow, WJ5Z, last year’s
victim recipient is seen with Cliff White, W5CNW this year’s award winner.
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