Winter Field Day Update!

Winter Field Day begins tomorrow, January 28th & 29th!! Here’s some updated info.  We look forward to seeing you tomorrow!

WINTER FIELD DAY:

Date:  Saturday, January 28th  & Sunday, January 29th, 2017 

Time:  10:00 am – SETUP

2:00 pm – ON THE AIR

Place:  1808 Ratchford Dr Dallas NC (across from the 321 Flea Market)

Contact:  NC0G (George Poteat) for more information about the event

Since all of our operations will be conducted inside the club camper/trailer, we will have 2-3 stations running (depending on weather conditions and the number of active operators that sign up).  Ideally, there will be 2 operators per station.  

We will have limited space inside the camper, so I will setup an Operator Schedule on 3 hour increments.  

There will be no need to tow the trailer to a location.  The trailer is already setup in the Poteat field, but help with antenna and rig setup will be needed at 10 am.  Winter Field Day will begin officially at 2 pm on Saturday Jan 28th.

OPERATOR SCHEDULE:

Saturday 2 pm – 5 pm

Saturday 5 pm- 8 pm

Saturday 8 pm – 11 pm

Saturday 11 pmSunday 2 am

Sunday 2 am – 5 am

Sunday 5 am  – 8 am

Sunday 8 am  – 11 am

Sunday 11 am – 2 pm

PLEASE EMAIL WITH YOUR DESIRED STATION TIME

As with all outdoor events, we have to eat well and be comfortable.  NC0G will fire up the smoker and smoke a pork butt and we will get hamburgers and hotdogs grilled on the BBQ.  Below is a list of additional items needed to make this event a success.

SUPPLIES NEEDED:

hotdog buns

hamburger buns

ketchup/mustard/mayo

pickles/onion/tomato

potato salad

fruit salad

specialty side items (cook’s choice)

sodas

sweet tea/unsweetened tea

water/ice

potato chips

dessert (cookies, cake, pie)

plates/plastic ware/cups/napkins

gas for generator

PLEASE EMAIL WITH ANY SUPPLY ITEMS YOU CAN DONATE

Let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Best Regards,

Annlette Key

KV4WB  ann*lette*key*@*gmail*.*com (omit *)

ARES/RACES Meeting Thursday January 12

Just a reminder that there is an ARES/RACES meeting on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 7 p.m. at the Gaston County Emergency Operations Center, 615 N. Highland Street, Gastonia, NC.  The meeting is located around the back in the basement, so you will need to proceed behind the building. An amateur radio operator will assist you to enter the building.

We will be discussing this year’s ARES/RACES agenda and practicing our skills on the radio equipment at the EOC.

73,

Bill Stevenson

AJ4JZ,

Gaston Co. ARES/RACES EC

Art Gillespie, K4TP, SK, 1-7-2017

It is with a heavy heart that we report the passing of long-time member, Art Gillespie, Jr.,  K4TP, on January 7, 2017. Art was an incredible guy, noted for his sharp mind and love of DX CW work. Please keep his spouse, Faye, K4FAY, and his family, in your prayers.

Arrangements are as follows: The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 2 p.m., Saturday, January 14, 2017 at First Baptist Church of Gastonia, 2650 Union Road, Gastonia, North Carolina 28054. Thereafter will be a memorial service at the same church at 2 p.m. and interment will follow at Gaston Memorial Park.