Superstition ARC The President's Corner


For December 2018 By Steve, KB7KWK

The 2018 Superstition ARC SuperFest is now behind us and it is time to start planning for 2019. This SuperFest was the best the club has ever seen passing even last year as far as attendance, tailgaters, vendors, sponsors, and money made for the club. Our club Treasurer Douglas W7ADD will tell everyone the good news at the Christmas dinner on December 11th at the Golden Corral.

I want to thank John Wolven KG7NSP and the entire Superfest crew for all your work all year to make this Hamfest run smooth and easy. I also would like to thank each and every person who came out to help set up on Friday and those who came out early on Saturday morning to work at the event. Without all your help things would not go well. I think this was the best turn out of people to come out on Friday to help out. We all actually got to go home and get a little sleep Friday night. THANK ALL OF YOU SO MUCH.

I also would like to thank Gordon West for coming out to the Superfest. He may not think so, but he is kind of a celebrity in the Ham radio world and I was honored to meet him. It was just as much an honor to meet Fred Lloyd AA7BQ President and Founder of QRZ. It is QRZs 25th anniversary and the club celebrated with them for a while with a big cake the Superfest crew had made for them. That was a highlight of the day. Congratulations Fred and the QRZ team.

I also would like to thank Gordon West for coming out to the Superfest. He may not think so, but he is kind of a celebrity in the Ham radio world and I was honored to meet him. It was just as much an honor to meet Fred Lloyd AA7BQ President and Founder of QRZ. It is QRZs 25th anniversary and the club celebrated with them for a while with a big cake the Superfest crew had made for them. That was a highlight of the day. Congratulations Fred and the QRZ team.

Thank you to Dan W7TWR for bringing out the monster tower and Hex beam antenna. I think the crew at the Go To Station had a blast. We know it takes a lot of work to bring that thing out and set up all the equipment and we all appreciate you for it. Thank also to Bill N9EIV for bringing out the bucket truck to help put up the sound system for the event.

I could go on for a long time thanking all of you, but you all know who you are and you are all appreciated more than we can say.

I will not be at the Christmas dinner and it will be the first one I have missed in about 12 years. So I will see the board members on the 18th and I look forward to seeing the rest of you in 2019.

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.

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Your 2018 Club President
Steve Estes, KB7KWK