In the early 1990's the CATS club had meetings at the Wyman Park Recreation Center more frequently and members started to give suggestions as to the frequency for the input of the repeater. The frequency decided upon was 434 MHz which incidentally most of the group was using for simplex TV anyway. At this point we only had the capability of repeating live space shuttle missions which the
Affiliation with the ARRL.
May 16, 2008
Chesapeake Amateur Television Society Amateur Radio Club
John B. Watson, NY3K
8660 Felsview Drive
Laurel, MD 20723
It gives me great pleasure to advise you that the ARRL Executive Committee has approved your club’s application for affiliation with the ARRL. Your club is hereby declared a duly affiliated society with an affiliation date of April 25, 2008.
A charter has been generated and sent to you to honor this important event. We hope you will coordinate a “Charter Party,” and invite your Division Director, Section Manager (SM), or Affiliated Club Coordinator (ACC) for a special presentation. Addresses of Directors and SMs are on pages 15 and 16 of QST.We ask that you keep these officials and us posted on your club’s activities. Please send copies of any club news to your SM, ACC, Director and us. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns; we are all vitally interested in your progress. Your club is now eligible for the benefits of ARRL affiliation; we hope you will make full use of our services. One of those services is our online booklet full of helpful information for clubs – the Active Club Online Primer at http://www.arrl.org/FandES/field/club/cpw/. Want to get your club more involved in public service? Want to present programs that make meetings lively? This online book permits quick access to hundreds of pages that can enhance the club and help it gain new members.
Again, congratulations and welcome. We look forward to a long and fruitful relationship with your club.
ARRL Affiliated Clubs
cc: Division Director
Affiliated Club Coordinator
BALTIMORE'S CHANNEL 13 COVERAGE OF ATV FROM THE PAST
The link below brings up a Channel 13 interview with Dave, N3NTV done about 15 years ago. It shows some shots of Ken, K3UQQ along with some ATV photos. During the interview, KC3FI, BOB puts on a live signal.
Baltimore channel 13 interview with N3NTV
THE LINK BELOW CONTAINS CHANNEL 5'S INTERVIEW WITH THE CATS ATV GROUP AND LAUREL EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER
CLICK SCREEN BELOW AND THEN CLICK TO PLAY ON YOUTUBE
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