Superstition ARC The President's Corner

For June 2019 By Steve, KB7KWK

How about this May weather we have been having? I have heard that this has been the coldest May in like 30 years. Too bad it is about to end and get hot real fast. Too bad it is about to end and get hot real fast. One way to cool off in June is to head north when the club goes on Field Day June 22nd. The club goes up to the Lost Eden property that the owner lets us use each year. This is 30 miles North of Payson up on the cool rim. Temperature drops at night near 20 degrees and you almost need a jacket. The club is fortunate to have this location. If the fire danger rises and the Forest Service closes the area, we still have access to it.

We always have a blast at Field Day and I hope to see a lot more people there this year. We set up portable antennas and radios and start calling CQ just as soon as the start time begins. Although this club is not a contesting club, we still make as many contacts as we can. As evening comes and radio starts to slow down, we visit each other's camp sites and tell stories or Lies).

Also remember that because there will be hams there holding all classes of license we can get you on HF no matter what license you hold. This year the club has laptops to use for logging so it would be nice to have two people at each station, one to call CQ and the other to log. We have several active members who made their first HF contacts at a club event. Like, Lost Dutchman, Falcon Field, or the BIG one, Field Day.

I have said this many times in the past and I will say it again. It has been great seeing so many people attending the meetings. We had a record of around 70 people at the May meeting. I remember in 2008 there were 70 people in the whole club. We are now the largest active club in Arizona. Thanks to all of you for your support.

I look forward to seeing all of you at club meetings and outings in 2019. When you see me out there or hear me on the air, please say hello.

73 Your 2019 Club President Steve Estes, KB7KWK