From the Presidents Desk.
QST: CALLING ALL RADIO AMATEURS:
Make plans to attend our August Tail Gate Hamfest this Friday night, August 16th, 6:30 pm EDT at the parking lot for the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church at 4700 Vance Avenue in Fort Wayne.
This totally FREE hamfest is what we do in place of our usual club meeting in August: when nobody is really interested in having a club meeting anyway! So if you have stuff to sell, bring it along and see if any
of your fellow hams cannot live without it. And see if there is anything that you are in need of to add to your shack. I will have some Stereo gear from the 90’s that still works fine, for example, and it is going to go
for pennies on the dollar! That’s the kind of stuff that you will see. Come on out and join the fun.
Of course, it is a great time to socialize and meet your fellow hams face to face as well. The YL’s usually gather around and tell stories and talk about just about anything, sometimes even ham radio!
NEW THIS YEAR: for the first time we are adding something a little different: a “Car Show” with an amateur radio twist! We know that many people in the club and ham radio in general have some pretty nice rides!
So this is a time to bring them out and show them off. The vehicle doesn’t have to be Vintage, modern cars, trucks, and motorcycles are welcome as well. We will have some certificates to hand out for the best of the bunch. The categories are:
BEST MODERN CAR
BEST VINTAGE CAR
BIGGEST MOBILE ANTENNA
MOST MOBILE ANTENNAS ON ONE VEHICLE
BEST MOBILE INSTALLATION
So let your imagination be your guide. Or just bring your favorite mobile and show it off, regardless of condition, and have some fun with it.
FWRC will have some donated test equipment for sale as well, plus a bunch of electronic parts.
This is usually a well attended event for the club, and always a lot of fun, so plan on attending, bring your vehicle to show off if you want to, or just come and look at everyone else’s. See you there!
73, Steve, W9SAN