April Update

I want to give a big thank you to Phil Stalnaker (W3ICF) and his son John (N3VTV) for the great presentation on D-Star at the April meeting. With the help of Rolan Clark (W3FDK) and John Snow (W3ATR) we got a good overview of D-Star. They could easily have continued for several more hours on the subject and hopefully they will return some time in the future.

Next month we will be meeting at the Flaming Grill next to Kmart on West Patrick St. We will meet at 18:30 so bring your appetite. We need to set dates for Foxhunts. I think a date in September would be great and possibly set one up for April next year so that we can have two of them next year. Any comments please let me know or bring them with you. We will also be hosting a regular club rag chew net on the 146.640 repeater every other Wednesday at 19:00. The first net will take place on Wednesday April 29 and it is open to any and all hams. Lets knock the cobwebs off the repeater and have some social time.

Over the past few years Mark Whitmore (AB3KS) has done a fantastic job as our treasurer. He has put in a lot of work returning the club’s non-profit status and we owe him a debt of gratitude. Mark has requested that we find a new treasurer so if anyone is interested in the position please let me know.

We are also still looking for people to help out with the March of Dimes Walk on April 26 at the Urbana Park and the Hike Across Maryland on the Appalachian Trail Saturday May 2. The hike is a major event that takes place every two years and we could really use a few more operators for this event. You don’t have to be a club member or member of ARES to participate. Any and all help will be much appreciated. Contact Jeff Fishman KB3FIO for further information.



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