Superstition ARC The President's Corner

For May 2018 By Stephen, KB7KWK

Welcome to May and boy itís warming up fast. Speaking of warm weather, this year the club will have Field Day up North at the Lost Eden property on June 23rd & 24th . We used this property a couple of years ago and it was a great place. It is private property so we have the place to ourselves. So if you want to get out of the heat for Field Day, come on up. We have a lot of fun making contacts and just hanging out. Keeping with the club theme this year, this would be a great event for you new hams who want to try some HF work. All are welcome to come up. Also donít forget about the annual club gathering at the Organ Stop Pizza. This is an event where everyone just gets together to hang out together outside of the regular club meetings. We get to eat a lot of pizza and listen to some awesome organ music. I also honor certain people who have done great things for the club through the year. This will be July 21st from 11:00am to 2:00pm.

We have had good attendance at the club meetings and it is great seeing all the new faces. It seems our theme this year to gear all activities and meetings to the new hams. We plan to keep it up throughout the year. Our May meeting will be on HF antennas. If you have any ideas for a club program, please let our club Vice President and program director Andy KD4ABB, know about it.

I would like to thank everyone for coming out to the club picnic this year. We had around 44 people come out and we had some good food and great fellowship. Next year we will reserve the larger Ramada so we have plenty of seating for everyone.

We have changed the format of the Wednesday night nets. We are changing it from a club business net to just a club net. The goal is to try to get more people to check in. Some of the changes that were made are: We have gotten rid of the whole preamble and are jumping right into taking net check ins. The net control, John KD8PC, will still take mobile, short time, and Echolink as they check in first before going down the list. Another change that we are trying is, we are adding a topic to the net. We hope to hear more people checking into this net.

I look forward to seeing all of you at club meetings and outings in 2018. When you see me out there or hear me on the air, please say hello.

Your 2018 Club President, Steve Estes, KB7KWK