Hello Fellow Amateurs,
I hope all is well with everyone. Some people of our community were not so fortunate. Which brings me to this point. If any of us have any prepper tendencies, the F2 tornado of 07Aug23 should bring our awareness of being prepared. It can happen at any second so we should always be prepared. Batteries charged, gobag ready, etc. I am so thankful that there were no major injuries and the damage was mostly property. Thank you to all first responders and utility crews as they restored power to the affected area.
Our August meeting will be with METERS. The attendance should be larger than normal because of this and what we will be doing at the meeting. Our Zoom presenter will be ARRL Emergency Manager Josh Johnston. He will be the first on the agenda, so dont be late. We will also be having a drawing for a FT-65r, portable radio. The winner does have to be present to win. We will be giving away one of these fine radios at meetings in the future, so get your name in the hat for the drawing.
I want all members to be thinking of what each of us can do to be an active participant in the club. We have an election coming up, and I would like to have a full slate of persons wanting to be on the Board of directors. Bring your ideas to the meeting and discuss them.
We will be having our October '23 meeting at Cokesbury Church. It will be an active event, so put it on your calendar and be there to enjoy fellowship and what is new with our Comm Van. The van team works very diligently keeping the vehicle up to date and new "stuff" to make it a great tool of the club.
Our December meeting will be at Loui's restaurant. Make your plans to attend. Freddy Kittrell will have more information at the meeting.
This is just a few of the many events we are planning. With the Hamfest venue changing, all our repeaters are running, and new ideas are being brought to the table, the club is in good shape. So again, come be an active member!
Keep our military personnel, law enforcement, first responders and government officials in your prayers.
See you at the meeting,
Jim Norman, N4CFB
We feel this is such a great opportunity to hear ARRL Emergency Manager Josh Johnston speak that we still want you to join in via Zoom if you cannot make it to the meeting. You will not be entered into the drawing for the radio.