With the new year fast approaching don’t forget all club memberships need to be renewed after January first. They are still $15 per person or just over a dollar a month (WOW, that’s CHEAP!). We also need any nominations for officers for next year, especially for Secretary and Treasurer.
There has been a change of plans for the Christmas Party. Our first choice is unavailable that night so we will be having our party at the Flaming Grill on W. Patrick St. near the Kmart. The party will be held on Monday December 21 at 1830. I hope to see everyone there.
Or regular monthly meeting will be held Monday November 16 at 1900. We are meeting at the Social Hall at the Independent Hose Company fire station on Baughman Ln. in Frederick. This is a testing month so all VEs should plan to be there around 1730 to get set up. We will also be planning for the coming year. Hope to see you there.
Tonight is the October club meeting. We will be meeting at the Flaming Grill on W. Patrick St. near Kmart at 1630. Bring your appetite.
This corrects the previous post on the foxhunt. The foxhunt will be Saturday October 17 at 13:00. The hunt is at the Heritage Farm Park on Devilbiss Bridge Rd. in Walkersville. We will be meeting in the parking lot behind the house at the front of the park. The primaryÂ transmitters are 145.600 and 146.600. These should be relatively easy to find. The secondary and harder to locate fox will be on 147.400. Hope to see you there.
The foxhunt will be this weekend October 10 Â at 13:00. We will be meeting in the parking lot at the Heritage Farm Park on Devilbiss Bridge Road in Walkersville. Our monthly meeting for October will be a dinner meeting. We will meet at the Flaming Grill on W. Patrick St. (by Kmart). at 18:30 on Monday October 19. The November meeting will be a planning meeting as we set our sights on 2016. We will be taking nominations for officers for the coming year, setting a schedule for testing and discussing possible activities. Make sure you’re in attendance for this one.
This is just a reminder that Monday September 19 is our monthly FARC
meeting. We will be in the social hall at the Independent Hose Company fire
station on Baughmans Ln. The meeting will start at 19:00. Hope to see youÂ there.
We have made a change of venue for the foxhunt this weekend. We will be moving to the Heritage Farm Park on Devilbiss Rd. in Walkersville instead of Fountain Rock Park. This is a much larger park and will help us have a much better hunt. The event is open to any and all hams. Meet in the parking lot Saturday September 12 at 13:00. One fox will use 145.600 and the other will use 146.600. Hope to see you there.
The fall foxhunt will be Saturday September 12 at 13:00. We will be meeting at Fountain Rock Park in Walkersville. The hunt is open to everyone. Hope to see you there!
Its time again for the monthly club meeting. We will be meeting Monday August 17 at 17:00 at the Social Hall in the Independent Hose Company on Baughmans Ln. This is also a testing session so VEs should be there between 15:30 and 15:45. Hope to see you there.
Frederick ARES and The Frederick Amateur Radio Club will be providing
communications for both the Tour De Frederick on Aug. 15th,Â and the Gran
Fondo Bike Race on Sept. 20th. We need operators with a mobile or HT 2M rig
willing to man the checkpoints/timing stations listed during the event.
We’ll plan on using the FARG 146.730 –Â (PL 141.3) repeater for both events.
For Tour De Frederick, here are the checkpoints and times:
There are three rides on Saturday 32, 62, and 100 miles.
100 Mile starts at 06:30
62 Mile starts at 07:00
34 Mile starts at 08:00
Radio operations would probably commence at about 06:30 at Deleplaine, and
continue until late in the afternoon once all of the SAG vehicles have
There are 6 sites if you include the Delaplain Visual Arts Center as the
start and finish area. The rest are:
Rocky Point Creamery 4323 Tuscarora Road, Tuscarora (09:00-11:00)
Rocky Ridge Park on Motter’s Station Rd, MD 76 (07:30-10:00)
Rinker Family Front Yard at 7627 Utica Rd, Thurmont (09:30-14:00)
Sachs Covered Bridge on Water Works Rd Gettysburg, PA (08:30-11:00)
Emmitsburg Community Park on Willow Drive (09:30-11:30)
Rocky Point Creamery is used as the rest stop for the 36 miles ride. It is
the only ride and rest stop south of Frederick.
The 62 and 100 miles rides head north, and the 100 miler goes up to
For Gran Fondo:
TimesÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Operators (name, call, cell #)
Time 1 – Hamburg Rd.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 0825-0925
(.4 mi. NW of Bethel Rd.)
Time 2 – Park Central Rd.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 0900-1045
(.6 mi. N of Foxville Rd.)
Time 3 – Intersection of Hamp-Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 0950-1230
ton Valley and Crystal Fountain
Time 4 – Intersection of Wolfs-Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 1145-1400
Ville and Highland School Rds.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 1400-1610
Net Control –Â (Start/Finish)Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 0800-1700
Thomas Johnson Ct.
Sweep VehicleÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 0800-1200
Jeff Fishman KB3FIO – 240-285-6596
For the locations with longer hours, we will try and limit the shifts to 4
hours. As always, you don’t have to be a member of ARES, FARC, or MADXRA –
just a ham willing to lend a hand.
Please let me know if you’re available and what assignments and times you’d
Jeff Fishman KB3FIO
FRED ARES EC