We had a nice turnout for our annual August picnic and everyone got to enjoy Mark K.’s zippy burgers. The new method of signing up for items to bring seemed to work well, but next year we need to add lettuce and tomatoes for the hamburgers.
It was great seeing some people who have trouble making the regular meetings. Tim K6POI and his friend Zack drove in from Thousand Oaks. Mark W. and David did a great job hiding the transmitter for the foxhunt. They placed it partway up an oak tree with a loose piece of bark covering it. Even though it was well camouflaged Pet N6PET and Tamara still found it.
Mark K. and I discussed possibly opening up the picnic to friends of members. I put this on the agenda for the September meeting. Also on the agenda will be discussion of helping the hospital with emergency drill comms ( like the Great Shakeout coming in Oct) and a video on the history of radio. Now that the FCC doesn’t send out hard copies of your ham license when you renew, I also have a video on how to make a hard copy. The show and tell this month will feature the Emteck QRP tuner. If you have something interesting for show and tell, please bring it.
I would like to finish up this month’s column with a thank you to Pet N6PET for the great job he is doing keeping the web page up to date and interesting. At all of our events, he is taking pictures and videos to post. If you haven’t taken a look lately I would recommend it.
73 Mike KF6KXG