Superstition ARC The President's Corner

For September 2018 By Steve, KB7KWK

I hope everyone is doing well. We are slowly approaching the end of summer and man has it been a hot one this year. We have also been having a whopper of a monsoon this year. I ended up losing two towers in the first big one this season. I now have a new tower and am back on the air. It is a reminder that although we donít have severe weather here that often, it can happen. On that note, I would like to thank those of you who came out to help remove the tower from silent key Dan Nicholsonís house. For those of you who donít know, Dan was a club member and he was also the club Tech chairman at one time. N0FPE. Danís family donated the tower to the club. In the future this tower may replace the tower at the Stone Castle site. This tower is taller than the one there now and could help the coverage of the UHF repeater..

I hope that the club has offered interesting programs at club meetings. Andy has been doing a great job at finding programs. We encourage club members to let us know if you have an idea for a program. We have been trying to stay with our theme this year of gearing all programs to new hams. We have also been having raffles at each club meeting and that seems to be going well. Although the club does not really profit from the raffle, it is a great way to get people involved with the club. Someone at every meeting will leave with a new radio. As we get closer to December, we stop holding the raffle at the meetings because we would like people to purchase SuperFest raffle tickets instead. As most of you know our SuperFest is the big event each year that helps generate money to pay for insurance, repeater sites, ect. If anyone would like to help out at the SuperFest, please contact the SuperFest chairman John D Wolven KG7NSP at or (480) 980-0502). We could always use help at the SuperFest. It is a big event to set up. In fact, the SuperFest committee starts working on the event starting January and holds meetings every month just prior to our club meetings to start preparing for this event. A BIG THANK YOU to all those guys working on this event.

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