Prez Sez – July 2017

Our July meeting will feature Diana Feinberg, our ARRL Section Manager, giving a presentation on “Lighthouses on the Air”. She will also discuss how to motivate the city to better utilize amateur radio for emergencies. Diana stopped by our Field Day tent and visited for a while before having to get on with visits to other clubs.

We will also review how Field Day went this year and any changes we want to make for the future. Generally, the bad news was poor propagation and the good news was we had around 30 visitors stop by. A couple of the visitors said they would try to make our meeting so maybe some prospective members.

A third topic for the meeting is to decide about the food for the August picnic. The question is do we each bring a dish to share assigned by call sign suffix (like the Christmas party) or does everyone just bring their own.

The repeaters have been a concern this past month.
To summarize, the power supply went out, was repaired, and then had another fault. Thanks to Mark K., Pet, and David B. the repeaters are currently operational on loaned power supplies. We just received our new power supply from HRO this last week and will be putting it up in the next week or two.

73 Mike KF6KXG

Author: Mike Lichtman KF6KXG (President)

I earned my Technician license in 1997 and joined CVRC soon after. After retiring from a career in education, I earned my General and Amateur Extra licenses. I enjoy ragchewing, working DX, restoring boatanchors, and working QRP.

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