Superstition ARC The President's Corner

For June 2018 By Steve, KB7KWK

Hello everyone, I hope you are all having a great start to summer. Speaking of summer, as most of you know, we have Ham Radio Field Day coming up on June 23rd and 24th. The Forest Service has closed most of the forest lands up North and most of the areas are in stage 3 fire restrictions. This means that no one is allowed to have any type of open flame fire including propane. The club will be going up to the Lost Eden property this year. This is private property that we as a club have access to however; we still have to obey all Forest Service restrictions. Even if the forest is closed we can still go to the property. We should still have lots of fun and it sounds like there will be a lot of club members attending. Remember to prepare for a weekend of camping where you can prepare food that does not require a fire.

We are continuing our theme in the club this year to gear all programs towards new hams. I have received a lot of good comments from new hams and club members about what we the club are doing this year. We had an antenna build at the last meeting and it was very well attended. We had 62 people at the meeting and a few people left with a working antenna. We have also changed the format of the Wednesday night club net. This is a good place to ask questions and learn. If anyone has any club program ideas, please let our program director, Andy KD4ABB know what you have in mind. We are always looking for new ideas. Also, if you have something you would like to have put in the club Communicator, please let our editor Dave Muller K7AV know or just send it off to him at You can write just about anything. It does not have to be ham radio related, if you have photos to go with a story include those as well.

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