July Meeting Recap

July Meeting Re-cap : WOW
What a great meeting today. Had 22 members in attendance this morning. We will have a testing session at our August meeting on the 7th scheduled to be at Our Savior Lutheran Church(weather permitting) meeting as always beginning at 8:30am with testing to follow. We talked about about having a Technician Class later this fall, polled for July net control operators, wrecking crew will also be busy helping a couple of members with new antenna installs. Harry(K0TV) gave a final report on field day. Thanks Harry for a outstanding job.

Preparations have begun on Hamfest on October 16th. We already have 2 spaces reserved without having our flyer ready( ready this week ). More detailed information will be discussed at our August meeting. For Hamfest information contact Bret(W0VK) or Richard (KE0QYA). Connie(WA0QCJ) will have information on club shirts at our August meeting. Scott(KJ4MFW) will be in charge of our SET (Simulated Emergency Test) scheduled for October 30th. We indeed have many exciting things coming up for all Ham’s in our area.

The 2 big things are we have begun the the process of establishing a new 2meter/DMR Repeater in Cole Camp. This will allow our club to increase its footprint as far south as Preston and indeed will cover most of the Truman Lake area and beyond. Steve (KE0CYW) is in charge of this tremendous opportunity for the club. Hopefully this will be fully operational within 160 days.

The other huge news is thanks to Richard(KD0CNC) and Doc(W3MEB) our club took possession of a Emergency Communication Trailer that they donated to SPARK. Fully functional and ready to go this will be a tremendous asset to our community and also to our members.

As you can see SPARK is definitely alive and well. Ham radio is a great hobby and indeed we are having fun. We have added several new members over the past few months and continue to grow. The next couple of months will be exciting as we have many things lined up. We look forward to seeing all members and guests at our August meeting. 73’s

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