It is with much sadness that I announce the passing of Jim Gillespie K3DQ. Jim was a world class ham and a cw master. He will be missed by family and friends alike. Rest well OM. We are clear and the frequency is yours. Standing by for your next transmission.

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August Meeting

Our monthly club meeting is Monday August 21 at 1900. We meet in the social hall in the Independent Hose Company on Baughmans Ln. All VEs please show up 15 minutes early for a brief discussion on testing.


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Tour De Frederick 2017 – Help Needed

Hello there,

The Tour De Frederick is Saturday August 12th this year.  We are in need of radio operators again this year for this event.  We provide radio and communication support for the 100 mile and 62 mile rides.  We are in need of radio operators that can setup at the rest areas as well as radio operators that can ride in the SAG vehicles and provide communication between the SAGs and net control.

The ride has some changes this year that improve the safety for the riders.  The ride will start in Walkersville and will not cross 15 at road level.  This also means that the ride goes a little further in Pennsylvania and closer to Gettysburg.

There are 5 rest stops that will need to have a radio operator.  There are located at:

  • Rocky Ridge Fire Company
  • Sachs Rd Covered Bridge
  • St. James Church
  • Emitsburg Vigilant Hose Company
  • Loy’s Station Covered Bridge

We do not have the times that these locations will need to be manned so we are not sure how many operators we will need for each location yet.

The 100 mile ride starts at 6:30 am and the 62 mile ride starts at 7:00 am.

For more information on the Tour De Frederick visit this link.

To signup as a Radio Operator for this ride click here.

Here are the current maps for the 100 mile and 62 mile rides:

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Monthly Meeting

Our regularly scheduled meeting is Monday July 17 at 1900. We meet in the social hall at the Independent Hose Fire Station 310 Baughmans Ln. Hope to see you there.


Brian AB3RW

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