Superstition ARC The President's Corner

For February 2018 By Stephen, KB7KWK

Hello all. I am sorry I missed all the fun at the January junk auction. It is always great fun. I understand Andy KD4ABB did a great job running the show and impersonating me HI HI. Thanks a bunch Andy. I hope to be full swing back into running the meetings starting in February. Speaking of the February meeting, this will be the first meeting that we start raffling off some brand new radio equipment. If you are a new ham or new to the club, come out to the meetings and buy some tickets for your shot at a radio.

If you have been wondering where I have been lately, well there has been a lot going on here. I went hunting up on the Rim for 8 days in sub freezing temperatures. I didnít get a thing this year. I came home on a Thursday and started a new job on Friday. During training I started to feel sick. As the weekend came I got worse. I had to be back to the new job on Monday. So all week I was miserable. I finally went to the doc on Thursday and found out I had a Double Ear infection, severe upper sinus infection and upper respiratory infection. The Doc tells me that is was most likely from being out in the cold hunting. I am wring this corner on 01/29 and am still only at about 60% back to normal. I am working on getting a radio back into my briefcase like I have had for the last 10 years in the company truck.

Enough about me, I want to mention that two of our Thursday night nets have been temporarily suspend as the net control operator is now taking some classes and has other personal priorities. That being said, if any one would like to run the East Valley swap net or the National History net on Thursday night, please let me know. Also, speaking of nets, I believe that we now have a net control operator for every day for the morning drive time net. Thanks to all you net controls who have stepped up to keep the morning drive interesting. I would also like to invite all of you to join the Central Arizona Mesh Net each Thursday at 6:30pm. This is where you can learn everything about the Mesh and what we are trying to accomplish with a digital Wi-Fi mesh. As hams we have operating privileges in the 13cm band and we are using 2.4GHz and 5.8GHz. Stop by on Thursdays and check it out.

The club is trying to raise a little extra money to purchase a box trailer to keep all of the club equipment in. This will make it a whole lot easier for taking the equipment out for Field Day and other club functions. We will have decals put on it and make it look really nice for the club. That being said, when you purchase tickets at the club meeting for the radio or you donate to the donut fund, this helps with getting the trailer. If you know someone who has a trailer for sale or if you find a good deal somewhere, please let us know. We are looking for a box trailer minimum of 8X12 with a full back door and a single side door, be in good shape with brakes.

I hope to see all of you at the 2018 club meetings. I will try my best with the help of the new Board and Officers to keep the club going in a positive and fun direction. We hope to bring a lot of good programs to the club this year.

73 and Catch You Down The Log.
Stephen Estes - KB7KWK