No Crane, No Gain !

It appears that the crane needed for replacing the pump at the DFRC has not yet arrived.  The power is still out.  No work has taken place.  Meanwhile the generator is keeping the repeaters on air, but our best estimate is that it will be out of fuel by 2:00 PM Monday.  Suburban Propane is not staffed on weekends, so we must wait for their 8:00 AM Monday opening to call for a refill.  Be aware that gives them only 6 hours to fill our propane tank, and if they fail to do so, the repeaters will go off line once again.  We will make every attempt to keep you posted on any changes.

J-Pole Field Day Fund Raiser

On May 27th the Kitbuilding and Troubleshooting Workshop held a special event for the benefit of the AARC 2018 Field Day effort.  13 club members inclusing event hosts Raven (KB3MUV) and Eric Berman (KC3GDV) built 2 meter J-Pole Antennas from Ladder Line.  3 others were unable to attend but purchased J-Pole kits from the club, another was unable to attend due to illness.

Services for Holly Bevan, N3MB

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Photo by Wayne Precht AB3RY

Friday, May 18th, 2018, at 1:00 PM club members attened the services at Arlington National Cemetery for Holly Bevan, N3MB (SK).  The Navy Color Guard (shown above) performed their duties flawlessly while the Chaplain spoke of the wonderful life Holly share with so many of us.