The Eastside Outdoor Ham Club was inspired and created from within the meetings of the Corporate Square Amateur Radio Group or CSQUARG. The meetings of CSQUARG are informal, often with an impromptu agenda. They offer the new Ham a place to ask questions or practice CW. All Hams are welcome to cuss or discuss recent events in the amateur community, draw on the expertise of other operators, and share in the camaraderie of Ham Radio: an opportunity to Elmer and be Elmered.
The focus of CSQUARG is on promoting and enjoying the hobby of amateur radio. The focus of the Eastside Outdoor Ham Club is on doing it outside.
Membership in the Club does not require membership in the Group -or vice versa. However, meetings of CSQUARG often times include Eastside Club business. After all, the Eastside Club exists to do radio outdoors. And outdoor business meetings on January evenings aren't all that much fun.
Perhaps Jim, WD9EYB, presented the distinction between the Club and the Group best in a recent email:
on 12/19/02 4:38 PM, Jim Osburn, WD9EYB at email@example.com wrote:
The Corporate Square Amateur Radio Group is a group.
The Eastside Outdoor Ham Club is a club with elected officers.
If you're at a ham activity and it's at Corporate Square,
it's a CSQUARG meeting. If you're fox hunting or operating
in the park, it's an Eastside meeting.
The CSQUARG exists to satisfy my megalomania.
The Eastside exists to have fun doing ham radio outdoors.
I must lead every CSQUARG meeting.
The Eastside can continue with out me.
I know I'm sick but I don't care.
Now, sometimes we have meetings out on the patio at Corporate Square. Of course, those would be outdoor CSQUARG meetings. And in the event we have an indoor meeting of the Eastside Outdoor Ham Club, those would be ...........
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