Superstition ARC View From The Top Of The Tower


For July 2020 By Andy, KD4ABB

We have finally reached the mid-point of 2020. I can only hope we are now on the downhill side of the COVID19 infections and closures. I am especially looking forward to the downhill side of the daily high temperatures. The club officers have been working hard on a number of this behind the scene that I want you all to know about. KF7DPC has been busy opening new bank accounts with Desert Financial, and moving club funds over from Wells Fargo, and keeping our bills paid. Steve KB7KWK has been busy troubleshooting noise on the club's repeaters and keeping Echolink and MESH nodes up and running. This has required them to make numerous trips the bank and repeater sites over the last 2 months. Jeff K2DFE and Dan KC7MSU have spent countless hours planning and preparing our successful field day activity we had last weekend.
John KG7NSP, has been continuing with the plans and preparations for this year's SuperFest. All the COVID19 closures, postponements, and government rule changes have kept John very busy adapting to the constant stream of changes and keeping our vendors informed. Greg WB7VOK has spent a lot of time over the last month growing our Facebook page and increasing our social media presence. Dale N7QJK has spent considerable time last month keeping up with all the announcements and updates to the superstitionarc.org webpage to keep all of you informed on the latest news and announcements about the club. Andy KD4ABB spent numerous hours making phone calls and planning agendas to keep us all moving in a cohesive direction. So, despite what you might not have seen due to our lack of public meetings, I wanted to let you know that the Superstition ARC is every bit as alive, well, and active as ever.

There are still club activities going on that need volunteer help from members. I still need some help dismantling and cleaning some of the equipment donated to the club from KY7W. The club trailer is back in my yard and needs some repair from field day and preparation for its next outing. There are several small projects on the 449.600 repeater that need some help. Fortunately, most of the work on 449.600 can be done in my garage where it is much cooler. If you can spare a couple hours and can help, please give me a call or email with your availability and I'll schedule a time when you can help.

The club's next big activity is the annual pizza party at Organ Stop Pizza. As of today the restaurant is still open, the organ is still playing, and we are still planning on being there on Saturday, July 25th at Noon. Some of the things that will be different this year are as follows: the pizza buffet will NOT be self-serve, the salad bar is closed and salads must be requested from the kitchen, face masks are mandatory to enter the restaurant, if you are physically able to climb the stairs you will be asked to eat upstairs so our mobility challenged members can spread out downstairs, and I will be washing my hands between every slice of pizza

I would like to express my sincerest appreciation to those of you made donations to the Steve Gurley KY7W memorial fund. We raised enough money to purchase 2 separate bricks for him to be placed in the ARRL Diamond Memorial Terrace at ARRL HQ in Newington, CT. The certificates for each of these bricks are printed elsewhere in this publication
The Superstition Amateur Radio Club benefited greatly from Steve's generous inclusion of our club in his will. I would like to strongly encourage all you to seriously consider a donation to the Superstition ARC be included in your will. It is a great way to add to your legacy and the club will get a lot more use from your old radio gear than you will.
The Superstition Amateur Radio Club benefited greatly from Steve's generous inclusion of our club in his will. I would like to strongly encourage all you to seriously consider a donation to the Superstition ARC be included in your will. It is a great way to add to your legacy and the club will get a lot more use from your old radio gear than you will.
The July 14th board of directors and the July 21st club general meeting's will again be hybrid Zoom and over the air meetings. All club members should receive instructions for joining the club general meeting. If you wish to sit in on the board of director's Zoom meeting, you can send an email to president@superstitionarc.org (24Hrs prior to the start of the meeting) requesting attendance and I will send you the Zoom meeting link.

Until we meet again, Be Radioactive and Keep Hamming It Up!

Best Wishes, Andy Keels, KD4ABB