UPDATE: (7 Feb 2004) - Chatter from North Carolina continues to be quiet. No reports of interference have been recieved. We've managed to get a few NEW photos of Waynesville posted. Ralph, K4TQU has gotten his web page off the ground, take a look at some of his pix of The Classic Ol'Geezers. -KC4GZX
(17 Nov 2003) - All has been quiet from North Carolina in recent weeks. No reports of interference have been recieved. So, if you get a chance, go by and sign the very popular Ol'Geezer Group Guestbook. If you're looking for some new frequencies, check out our Georgia Repeater Directory. -KC4GZX
(15 OCT 2003) - The audio files that I've posted on the Log Page are so large that I've used up all the allocated web page space for my Bellsouth account. Therefore, I've moved the web page so I can post more audio files. Remember to Bookmark the new Home Page address in your Favorites and don't forget to change the new Email address also. -KC4GZX
(27 SEP 2003) - If you have logs, recordings, info or corrections you'd like to get into the record, send it in NOW. This will be the last chance to get your info up on the page. My AOL Email account will be terminated in the next couple of weeks.
I've used up all the allocated web page space for my account. So for now I can't post anymore audio files. Thanks for your support. -KC4GZX
(11 AUG 2003) - Ol'Geezer Group Outing to the Shelby hamfest, Saturday, 30 August 2003, in Shelby NC, at the Fairgrounds.
We'll leave Athens about 5AM, and 'Meet and Eat' at the Waffle House, on I85 at Hwy 17, Exit 173, in Lavonia, about 5:45. We'll then convoy up to Shelby. For more info click on the Hamfest Schedule, below.
(19 JUL 2003) - The next Friday Night Fox Fest will be held sometime in August. We'll see if we can do this about once a month. Congrats and a "Wag of the Windom" to Robert, KE4GVX, winner of last weeks Fest!
Ol'Geezer Group Outing to the WCARS hamfest, Saturday, 26 July 2003, in Waynesville NC, at the Fairgrounds on Hwy 209.To Get There :
We'll leave Athens about 5AM, and 'Meet and Eat' at the Waffle House, on I85 at Hwy 17, Exit 173, in Lavonia, about 5:45. Proceed to Greenville, exit at White Horse Road (US 25), take a left over I85. Follow the 4 laned, US 25, around Greenville. Bear to the right when US 276 forks off near Travelers Rest.
Continue over the mountains until the 4 lane US 25 narrows into 2 lanes. About 2 miles later, bear to the left, get on I26 headed West to Asheville. At Asheville again bear to the left, get on I40 headed West to Waynesville/Knoxville. At the Waynesville Exit 27, get off I40, proceed West toward downtown. Take a right onto NC 209 proceed 1.5 miles to the Fairground on the right.
About Noon-ish we'll leave the Hamfest and proceed South on US 276, about 20 miles to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Take a left, and head North about 5 miles on the BRP to Mt. Pisgah. Mt. Pisgah is one of the highest points in NC and once was part of the Biltmore Estate. We'll have a Picnic Lunch at the park here.
Spend the afternoon checking out the Overlooks, Trails, Water Falls and Tunnels on the Parkway south of Mt. Pisgah.
Blown over tree stumps at The Graveyard Fields used to look like mounds of dirt in a graveyard.
Looking Glass Rock is the nesting site of Peregrine Falcons.
I plan to hike to the top of Devil's Courthouse with a Yagi and a HT. I wonder how many repeaters I'll be able to get into ?!
To Get Back :
Turn left off the BRP at NC 215. Go South down the mountain to Rosman. Get on US 178, go through Pikens to I85 and Home. Check out the Hamfest Schedule at the bottom of the page.
(13 JUL 2003) - The final Friday Night Fox Fest will be held Friday, 18 July 2003 from 7:30PM - 9:30PM. Rules are to be determined by the participants. We may try to do one that covers NE Georgia! See you there. Congrats and a "Wag of the Windom" to KC4GZX, winner of last weeks Fest!
Ol'Geezer Outing to the WCARS hamfest, Saturday, 26 July 2003, in Waynesville NC, at the Fairgrounds on Hwy 209. The plan is to attend the hamfest, Saturday morning and drive back over the mountains, Saturday afternoon, through the area NW of Brevard. We can visit Mt. Pisgah, the Graveyard Fields, the Devil's Courthouse, Looking Glass Rock, and monitor radio activity in the area, while driving down the Blue Ridge Parkway. We should arrive back in Athens Saturday evening. (See the Hamfest Schedule at the bottom of the page.)
(7 JUL 2003) - The Friday Night Fox Fest will be held Friday night, 11 July 2003 from 7:30PM - 9:30PM. Same rules as last week: on the repeater, somewhere in Clarke Co. C U There. Congrats and a "Wag of the Windom" to KG4ZGQ, winner of last weeks Fest! - KC4GZX
Hamfest Saturday July 12 in Gainesville.
(29 JUN 2003) - In Ol'Geezer Tradition, the Friday Night Fox Fest will be held Saturday night, 5 July 2003 from 7:30PM - 9:30PM. The "Fox" will be located in a parking lot somewhere inside Clarke Co. and using the K4TQU 147.375 repeater. The object is to find the Fox by listening on the input. The Hounds can communicate over the repeaer, this gives those not able to participate a chance to listen. We'll have an Eyeball QSO afterwards at a nearby restaurant. - KC4GZX