The Club Christmas Party will soon be here…it’s only 3 ½ weeks away!
We’ll be going to the Frontier Steak House, 8602 Sligh Ave. on Monday, 12/4 in lieu of our December General meeting.
The format will be dutch.
We’ll start gathering about 6:00 PM and should conclude about 9:00 PM.
Please RSVP to me so I can keep a tally. If enough people attend, we can get the back-room like we did a few years ago.
Hope to see you all then!
Merry Chrismas and 73,
Just a reminder that there are a couple of Hamfests in the area for November.
4 November – Lakeland ARC Hamfest; this is a rescheduled event, as Hurricane Irma interrupted the original 9 September event. See http://lakelandarc.org for further details.
11 November – SPARCFest is back for 2017. It is again at Freedom Lake Park in Pinellas Park. See http://sparc-club.org for more information.
Future events include the ARRL West Central Florida Section Convention in Plant City in December, TARCFest XL here at the Tampa ARC clubhouse in January, and the Orlando Hamcation in February.
73 de Lee KX4TT
As mentioned in the meeting last night, the Tampa Hamfest is approaching, Dec 8 and 9, and I am looking for volunteers to sell tickets and help with tailgate. With Brandon being the closest club to the Plant City fairgrounds it has always been our people who do the most work, and I thank you for that. Attached is the assignment sheet and a view of the Hamfest site. This will be the same as last year. Yes, it is a bit early, but plan to spend some extra time at the Hamfest, I know you are going (GRIN), and help out.
HAMFEST VOLUNTEERS 2017
Volunteers are needed for the Tampa Bay Hamfest on Friday Dec. 8 and Saturday, Dec. 9. We are still at the Strawberry Fairgrounds in Plant City, see the attached Site Photo.
There will be three locations, “A”, “B” and “C”
Position “A” is the main ticket booth with two windows, A1 and A2,
Position “B” will be opposite “A” and is the entrance for tailgate vendors. It will require three volunteers, B1 and B2 for tail gate sales. B3 will help vendors and handicapped park. Vendors will leave through the main gate as do handicapped.
Position “C” 1 will be a crossing guard across Woodrow Wilson St. on Friday only between the Tailgate/Testing area and the Hamfest building on the left of the photo. Plant City will close the road on Saturday and a crossing guard is not needed.
VOLUNTEER AWARD DRAWING
Each volunteer will receive a coupon for each hour worked. At the end of Saturday the coupons will be put in a hat and a lucky coupon will be drawn to see who gets a gift worth $50.00. I am not eligible.
TO: Hillsborough County ARES/RACES VOLUNTEERS
DATE: Thu Oct 19 12:01:42 UTC 2017
Neil (W4NHL) became a ‘silent key’ this past Friday.
As promised here are the arrangements for Neil’s (W4NHL) funeral.
Service will be on:
Date: October 30, 2017
Time: 1:30pm (13:30)
Location: Bays Pines National Cemetery
10000 Bay Pines Boulevard North
St. Petersburg, Florida 33708
Please feel free to pass this message on to any of the groups that would be interested in this information as I don’t want to miss anyone.
Clayton E. Parrott KJ4RUS
ACS/ARES EC-Radio Officer
Please plan on attending the TARC October Program on HF Propagation, as taught by Lu Romero, W4LT. This is an entertaining and enlightening program regarding the fundamental understanding of HF Propagation and how to cope with the solar cycle low we are entering.
This will be a power point presentation and there will be plenty of time after the presentation for questions and discussions. This is an excellent program for any amateur at any level. We look forward to seeing you there.