NEXT MEETING: Monday, September 20, 2004 8:00 PM at the Sterling Community Center Annex.
PRESENTATION: Winning in the VA QSO Party - Aubri, KG4LTB.
REFRESHMENTS: Gordon - NQ4K
First, Our featured speaker is Aubri, KG4LTB. She will talk about contesting in the Virginia QSO Party. She was a plaque winner for three consecutive years - "High Single Operator Novice/Tech" in 2002 and 2003; and "High Single Operator VHF Only" in 2004. We should be able to get some pointers on mobile operation in general and more specifically on mobile operations in the Virginia QSO Party. Aubri gave a presentation at the Youth Forum at Dayton this year and it is partially reproduced in the September/October issue of National Contest Journal. I am really looking forward to this presentation.
Second, Sterlingfest is coming up on 9 October, very soon after our meeting. As in previous years, we will celebrate the fest with a special event station. We need to work on our plan for this event. I will post the plan for last year's event on our web site and we can use this to begin our discussion.
Finally, we should discuss our activities for the SPARC year. Being a new ham, I still learn more each year and am looking forward to having even more fun this year.
That's all for now. I am looking forward to seeing you all at the meeting.
www.amateurradio-far.org FAR Website
www.arrl.org/divisions/roanoke/ ARRL Roanoke Division
www.wage.com WAGE Radio, Leesburg, VA
http://nist.time.gov NIST time site
http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/realdata/tracking/index.html International Space Station tracking information
We finally moved to PA on 9/1. Would you please let Gordon,
Ray and the others know. Our new address is 218 Opal Lane, Indiana, PA 15701
73 Marcia (KD4ITP) Dick (KA3IYT)"
Skywarn Basic 1, 2 & Winter Storm have been added to the NCAC Institute scheduled for October 23 at the Alexandria Fire & EMS Training Academy.
For details and sign up information, go to ncacdc.com.