Here we go AGAIN!! Field Day meeting by Mr. Jim Reaves (WA4SGP), our DS-ARC FD Coordinator, tomorrow (06/10/21) evening 6pm. Mike’s (K4MR) residence 9048 Howells Ferry Rd. (Note, this is NOT a regular meeting but only a meeting about Field Day and those wanting to operate).
THIS Saturday (June 12th) Ham Radio “Testing” by Danny Bush’s (NF4J) SE-VE Team, being given at Mike’s starting at 0800 hours. All are WELCOME!!
THEN at 1000 hours (“SHARP” Chuck Miller (KD4NGA) says Saturday (June 12th.) ARES Meeting will be at the Goodwill Community Center Schillingers Rd. at Cottage Hill Rd. by Chuck on ARES requirements and how to pass messages. I am about to send an additional blanket email as well.
1725 contacts total with 286 CW and 1438 Voice calls. We made many, many US contacts, but we also made contacts to Canada, Puerto Rico, Spain, Slovenia, New Zealand, Guantanamo Bay, Guadeloupe, Belize, Australia, Antigua & Barbuda, Wake Is, Cuba, US Virgin Islands, Mexico, Haiti, and Guatemala. Many people worked hard to put this weekend together, including those cleaning and painting the room, repairing cable runs, chasing down equipment, installing and tuning antennas, prepping food, putting together radios, tuners, power supplies and cables as well as interfacing with the USS Alabama people to allow this all to happen. And then there are the operators and loggers who put in tireless hours making and logging contacts. In the end, we had a great time ourselves as well as educating and putting smiles on the faces of many of our visitors. What a great experience and what a great group of people. I couldn’t be more proud!
06-04-2021 7:00pm through 06-06-2021 Deep South Amateur Radio Club (K4DSR) will be aboard the USS Alabama and Submarine Drum. If you would like to be an operator on the receiving end of a “pileup” on 20 or 40 meters, come on down.
Update 06/05/2021: A/C Installed, AC electrical all done, Walls painted, Desk Mounted and about to install the solar panels, and the DC Plant, Including the batteries, Inverter by Genetry Solar, a Charge controller and all the wires. Update 02/10/2021: We are in the process of the wrap done, and electrical installed. Update 12/20/2021: The ECOM Trailer has been purchased