Something different

A ham from Michigan KB8QGR ANDREJ A SENSNOVIS is participating in an LA to NY Lawn Mower Race and soliciting support along the way. He starts with basically nothing and help along the way is extremely limited. If any club members are interested in what seems like a fun activity, please contact: grassraceandy@gmail.com

https://www.wlns.com/top-stories/kalamazoo-man-to-race-across-america-on-lawnmower-in-reality-show/ A pre-race party is in Tarzana on Thursday, race starts on Friday location not specified yet. Vehicles are Craftsman T110 riding lawn mowers, speed abt 5.5 mph. Race is expected to last about 3 months. Not much else is known. This is a reality show so rules may be kinda loose! To support please contact him at the email above.

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I need the other computer

I’ve been asked to submit the club Field Day entry. I need the “other” computer, the one used in the club trailer. Whoever has it, will you please let me know and I’ll come get it. Thanks, Dave, KEØOG

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Field Day submissions

Hope everyone had a chance to recuperate after our fantastic Field Day!

For anyone that may have participated as a home station, please make your submissions under.

Club/Group Name: Montrose ARC

Thanks Jim AA0CW for your submission.
Let’s see if we can hit 2,000. We are close!

Kathy

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President’s Report 6-28-20

Good evening to everyone on the net. Thanks Dick for taking the net.

Wow what a fantastic and successful Field Day! Thanks so much to everyone that came out and helped set up and tear down and work the stations. You guys ROCK!

This year was amazing we were like a well-oiled machine and had everything set up and ready to go by 10:30am so we were able to sit around and visit for a bit before we hit the ground running and running we did!

Royce shared with us the club had 1597 contacts, Larry and Steve made additional 344 so let’s see if anyone else is submitting contacts and see if we break 2000 contacts for the club.

For COVID Field Day 2020 we had about 25 people total participants over the course of the weekend, not sure of the exact number because not sure everyone signed in.

I think it would be great to have an after action review. Please let me know your thoughts/comments. Comments like are there things we’d like to implement for Field Day going forward? Were there things that went wrong, and we should address? Please send me your comments. kathy.joslin77@gmail.com

Also Steve suggested having a zoom breakfast Saturday however it’s July 4th, so let me know if you’d be interested or if you have other plans with the family.

Have a great week!

Kathy

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Imogene Pass Run offered as a virtual race

For more details http://live-raceresults.com/imogene/

 

 

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Rio Blanco Rally Aug 14-16

Registration open for the Rio Blanco event. Information can be found at: https://coloradoares.org/save-the-date-planned-auxcomm-exercise-2020-rally-colorado-14-aug-16-aug-rangely-co/

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President’s report 6-21-20

Good evening to everyone on the net. Thanks Steve for taking the net. Happy Father’s Day!

Last Sunday we celebrated Olive Lee WoLCI on the net. I did a president’s report on the website; however I wanted to thank everyone once again. Olive said it was “An evening I’ll long remember” He really enjoyed the event and the well wishes from everyone. We had a total of 27 check ins. THANK YOU ALL AGAIN!

Friday was our club meeting we had a total of 17 in attendance. In addition to our regular business we finalized items for Field Day which is next weekend.

Quick overview, we will have our club trailer as well as Matt and Lisa’s motorhome for the second station, we will try to implement a signup sheet for those that want to operate. Only radio operators and loggers will be in the trailers. Mask are recommended however not mandatory. We of course will be practicing social distancing.

People are encouraged to bring their own vehicles if you plan to camp/stay overnight. We will NOT be providing dinner Saturday night (I will provide the cowboy beans and serving anyone that wants some in disposable bowls). Also we will not be promoting the event to the public, so we will try to get as many bonus points for any of the other areas as possible.

Dave has agreed to submit our club entry and Ken, Lew and Steve S. will update the logging computers. Dick and Steve will copy the CW message Friday night and set up will start Saturday at 0800.

If anyone would like to make a donation to the Cedaredge Repeater we can accept donations at field day. Thank you Royce for coordinating everything! This year looks to be a real test of us overcoming various real life scenarios so I am excited to see how we all come together.

Have a great week! Hope to see you Saturday!

Kathy

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Cedaredge Repeater and meeting update

Normally we take donations for the Cedaredge Repeater during Tail Gate in June. Unfortunately it was cancelled this year.

If you’d like to make a donation checks should be made out to Cedaredge Repeater Association. Checks or cash can be dropped off at field day to Steve Schroder.

Also the Olathe Community Center is still closed for the month of June. We will provide updates as they become available.

Thank you, be well and hope to see you you at Field Day.

73s

Kathy

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Field Day Survey 2020

Survey about Field Day 2020 – if you already responded please disregard

The club application was approved, so we’ll be at Sunset Mesa for Field Day June 27-28.
1) Will you help with set up and or take down on Saturday or Sunday?
2) Do you wish to operate from Field Day station on Sunset Mesa?
3) Do you plan to participate from home and submit a log noting your MARC affiliation?

Please send me an email kathy.joslin77@gmail.com and let us know your questions or how much you plan to participate so we can plan accordingly.

Thanks!
Kathy

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President’s report 6-14-20

Good evening. Thank you Chris for taking tonight’s net, I know it went long and at times it was a little chaotic, but it really meant a lot to Oliver! He really enjoyed hearing all the well wishes and congratulations. Thank you to everyone that participated!

Tonight we made him an honorary lifetime member and presented with a plaque for being our oldest living club member. He was also given a 80 years of service certificate from QCWA and Centurion award from ARRL. I have included a few pics from this evening.

After presenting the awards, Oliver showed us his ham shack. He is active in CW everyday,  and today he was even on 6 meters.

He really enjoyed talking with everyone on the net tonight and afterwards we enjoyed a homemade apple pie and ice cream courtesy of Deborah Johnson KD0WVV who some of you may know.

In case you’d like to know a little more about Oliver Lee, he has self published his memoirs which you can be found at https://w9ziy.com/#p=1

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