QCWA Piedmont Chapter #126
Next Meeting: The next Chapter 126 meeting will be held on Saturday, Dec.
3, 2011 at Yarborough's Restaurant, 321 Marco Blvd, Lexington, NC 27295.
Telephone (336) 956-7781. All Members and Guests and their ham badges are
When: Plan to arrive at 11:30 AM to socialize, dinner at 12:00 PM then
business and program at about 12:45 PM. Board members are requested to
arrive at 11:00 AM.
MEMBERS and GUESTS are WELCOME
Directions: For GPS and Internet mapping the address is above.
If coming from the South take Interstate 85 North then follow the split on
to Rt. 52 North. From there take the Green Needle Road Exit, turn West then
turn right on the Green Needle/Marco Blvd Service Road (Parallel to Rt. 52)
to the restaurant. From the Northwest take Rt. 52/I85 Bus. South to the
Green Needle Road Exit. Go West to Marco Blvd and turn right to the
restaurant. From the Northeast take I85 South and bear Right on Exit 88,
Hargrove Road. After .4 miles turn right onto Bus I-85 N/Rt. 52 North. Stay
on Bus I-85/Rt. 52 North .6 miles and get off at Exit #85, Green Needle
Road. Turn Left/West on Green Needle Road; cross over Rt. 52, go a few
hundred feet then turn at the second right onto Marco Blvd. Go .2 miles
North to the restaurant.
Program: The program will be by Guy Tolbert, W4STQ with help by Gray
Fulk, WX4F. The presentation will be "Post WWII Germany: Ham Radio & the
Berlin Airlift." There will be a great door prize. 2012 Chapter Officers
will be nominated and elected.
Tidbits: WJ4DX is recovering from an ACL foot issue. The higher HF Bands
have seen great conditions recently and several members have been upping
their country count. On a different note, 75m band conditions went so bad
suddenly in the middle of our 9/24/11 chapter net W4DGJ closed it down, a
first. K3OS, N2COP, WA4AKB, ND4MR, W4HF, N4TL, K4HF and others enjoyed the
Shelby Hamfest. It was good to see John, W4CC out and about after an
extended bout of illness. Travelling recently were N4TL to the
Transportation Museum in Spencer, W4MBD to the NC Zoo, K3OS to a Panthers
Game, K4HF and K4MJL to Tryon Palace in New Bern and KB8V to Scotland. ND4MR
helped out with the annual Boy Scouts JOTA radio event in October. K1AF and
N2COP are enjoying their FlexRadios. K3OS and KB8V are rejuvenating vintage
HF amplifiers. With the installation of a new 80M inverted V antenna W4TJE
has his radio station back to normal after a severe lightning hit several
months ago. KB4BR has returned after storm related antenna issues were
fixed. KJ4WD completed a Power Company House Energy audit and remedial
program. K4MK is preparing to put more VHF/UHF antennas on his new tower.
WB4DCM, KJ4WD and N4TL took part in the Spring QCWA QSO Party. K4HF
participated in the recent Annual Telephone Pioneers QSO Party. WA4BVY is
enjoying his new part time employment and pending move to another abode. We
were glad to have visitors Jim, WD8MZR and Kay Fore of Holly Springs and
Mike Honer, W1BFN of Asheboro at our September meeting. Also, Dick, WA2ROC
in Durham joined us on the chapter net a few weeks ago.
Use the Chapter 126 Reflector for announcements of interest. Don't forget
the availability of QCWA Awards. All the best to you and your families for
I hope to see many of you in Lexington on December 3!