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Posted per request of Mike KA2JAI
Here is the September issue of the Ham Arundel News. Please send your articles, clipart, pictures to Milford at email@example.com
As you already have heard, the US is preparing for a major hurricane in the coming days. To prepare, we advise you to follow recommendations of www.ready.gov and hurricane information at www.nhc.noaa.gov
Bob Jeter had proposed the following which I support:
I propose establishing a purely simplex net on 146.43 during the weather event for those that can i.e. use base stations as long as possible then revert to mobile handheld.
Emergency power should be ready – charge your batteries!
I just wanted to remind everyone of the MDC QSO party this weekend. Please stop by the club house and operate. We are also having the club picnic on Saturday, a great opportunity to combine two enjoyable events.
Next Thurday Club meeting, August 18, will be a presentation on the Joint interoperability exercise with MARS and AERS which will occur on Saturday August 20, 7AM to 10AM.
The first Thursday meeting in September Bob Rose AA3RR will give a presentation an after action report on Field Day 2011. The club looks forward to recruting FD captains for FD 2012. Come, learn, and volunteer!
On September 15, Richard McNeeley W3DQT, will give us a presentation on Radio Direction Finding also known as Radio Sport.
On October 6, we will have a project work shop night. We plan on building a tape measure 2 M Yagi for an upcoming fox hunt (radio sport)- date TBA. We need to charge a nominal fee of $5 to participate, the club will fund the difference. If you want to ensure a spot for this fun project, please give any board member the money at any event between now and September 30 so that we can make sure we have supplies for all those who want to participate.
On October 8, we will have a ham shack clean up event. We really need support on this project. There is a lot of equipment in the outside ham shacks. Those of you who have an interest in preserving some of the equipment, please be there. Anything the club cannot put in to service will be auctioned or discarded. Some items appear heavy and it is just not safe to move without sufficient able bodies.
October 15-16 is Jamboree on the Air - come down to the club and support the Scouts.
Once again, thanks to Andrea Montrose for all her hard work as the Newsletter Editor. Thanks to Milford Craig who has agreed to assume the responsibilities. I think he is off to a great start! Let's support his effort by sending him articles of interest.
Until next time 73 - Nick N3CK
Here is the July edition of the Ham Arundel News. Thanks so much to Andrea (K3YLW) for all of her work as editor for the past 4 + years. I personally want to thank her for her assistance in getting this edition out. I do apologize for the lateness but will get on deadline for the August issue.
Please forward any information you may have for the Ham Arundel News to Milford (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Tomorrow night will be a business meeting. We have a lot to discuss. We need your participation to discuss. Topics will include MD QSO party and picnic, club computers, planning for a fox hunt and believe it or not next year field day. Your input and participation is vital for AARC.
See you tomorrow.
73 Nick N3CK
The club website will be taken offline at about 9PM this evening so I can backup the database. It should be down for an hour or less.
After some digging, I have found and fixed the club website slowdown by disabling the site counter. Hopefully this will also resolve the multiple email problem, as it was probably also caused by the extra-long database response times the site counter was causing.
One nice summer Saturday morning some club members helped move a tower to Holly's QTH to replace the one she lost in a windstorm. See photo attachment:
73, Rick - KK4GV