News from Around the County

by Deb KK7DEB on 2016-07-18

July ARES Meeting Location Change: the Thursday, July 28 meeting will be at Sellwood Park picnic area I (India). Our annual Go-Kit Show and Tell will include a BBQ. Nate will be grilling burgers and Deb will serve chili dogs. YUM! Water and soda will also be provided. Bring a side dish or dessert to share.

The ARES trailer will be on display for those who have not yet seen our awesome new Mobile Communications Unit. Adam will be telling you about all of its amazing features.

Bring your family and/or friends who are interested in ham radio to feast and see all the innovative go-kits that our members have put together. If you don’t have a go-kit yet you will be inspired to build one!

The annual HF Campout date is set. Mark your calendar for September 23 and 24 and join us at Fort Stevens for our Second Annual HF campout. This year we will be operating as a National Parks on The Air (NPOTA) station to help celebrate the 100th anniversary of our National Parks service. This will be a great event to learn more about HF operations and have some fun and fellowship with other members. Robert WX5TEX is taking reservations for those who would like to get their HF certification; give him a shout at robert6594j [at] gmail [dot] com.

We have reserved several campsites. If you plan to attend, let Robert know so we can make sure there is room for all. Last year’s spaghetti and meatball dinner was a real hit so there could be an encore performance if Marino KG7EMV will bring his favorite Italian pasta.

Congratulations to John Core KX7YK, who is the new ARRL Oregon Section Manager. He replaces retiring Everett Curry W6ABM.

Sadly, we received word that Race for the Cure will no longer be using amateur radio for their communications. I personally will miss this yearly event. I have worked this event every year since I first got my Technician license in 2005.

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