Updated August 14, 2015
Play Day July 11, 2015
Hams gathered at the Carrollton Fire Rescue Training Center for their monthly tinkering.
Looking for a balloon.
Seth Bruce, AF5YN, and Bill Krueger, AE5BK, look for a balloon with beacon.
Bill and Seth search for signal.
Checking the balance.
Treasurer Kevin Grantham, N5KRG, accounting for every penny.
Electronics is our game.
Lucie Leblanc, KG5GUC, with hubby Gary learning some new tricks.
PVC Portable Vertical
Bill Krueger, AE5BK, shows Lucie Leblanc, KG5GUC, how to assemble his home-brew multi-band vertical.
Plumbing parts are a ham’s best friend.
X Makes the Base
The feed point is the key...
...and it mounts just here.
Attaching the Radiator
Lucie Leblanc, KG5GUC
A 20 meter coil...
...spins on here.
The Final Touch
Seth Bruce, AF5YN, Rick Murphy, KG5HOA, Lucie Leblanc, KG5GUC, Bill Krueger, AE5BK, and the rest of the gang.
Let’s hook it up!
Check the Specs
The antenna party eagerly awaits the resonant results.
This will play just fine.
CQ CQ CQ
Time for a few dozen QSOs.
Meeting July 9, 2015
At the July meeting, Lee Cheever, W5IG, explained SWR and an innovative way to analyze dipoles with resonant temporary feed lines.
New Officers for 2015-2016
In accordance with the MARS By-Laws, annual elections were held at our meeting on June 11, 2015. The new officers are:
President—Dave Gilpin, K5GIL
Dave takes over the reins from Tom Brewer, K5MET, who has held this office for the past two years.
Vice President—Andy Parcel, KE5KOF
Andy continues in his second term as VP.
Secretary—Liz Brown, K5EMB
Liz assumes the secretarial duties from Randy Johnson, W5WZY.
Treasurer—Kevin Grantham, N5KRG
Kevin continues as keeper of the treasure.
Director—Steve Darrah, KD5YPB
Steve continues as Director.
Many thanks go to the Nominating Committee members, Tom Brewer, K5MET, Darrell Crimmins, KG5E, and Steve Darrah, KD5YPB, and to the new and past officers for their service. You may send an email any of the officers by clicking on their photos on the Officers page.
Left to right: Darrell Crimmins, KG5E, Dave Gilpin, K5GIL, Liz Brown, K5EMB, Tom Brewer, K5MET, Andy Parcel, KE5KOF, Lee Cheever, W5IG, and Kevin Grantham, N5KRG.
Old Timers hold court
Members were treated to tales of vintage technology at the
June 11, 2015 meeting.