Upcoming Meetings and Programs
June 10, 2016 7:30 pm
Field Day Planning Session.
June 24, 2016 7:30 pm ** Note Meeting Location Change**
***Field Day Dinner Saturday June 25 Sign Up***
If you ar plannin on joining us for Dinner (Jack Stack BBQ) please click on the link to sign up. We are using this to get an accurate head count.
Field Day 2016 - Obesrvation Tower in Shawnee Mission Park
June 25-26, 2016
The logical way to get to the tower is to turn north off of 87th into the Park's Ridgeview entrance (west of I-435 and Renner, but east of Woodland Road). Keep left as Ridgeview turns into Barkley Drive. Pass the dog trails (on your right) at which point the observation tower is straight ahead. Your first left will take you to the tower. Field Day Activities are Listed below or download to print out at => 2016 JCRAC FIELD DAY.docx.pdf
Below is the Link to a nice article for eHam written by John Raydo, N0IZ
JOHNSON COUNTY RADIO AMATEUR CLUB
Repeater Usage Guidelines
JCRAC Repeater Guidelines March 2016.pdf
A big "thank you" goes to the members who spent a few hours on Saturday and Sunday during May to volunteer at Ensor. It is a few hours but the Club benefits financially.
June means Field Day. John Raydo, KØIZ, found several masts at Dayton. One of the push up masts will fill in nicely for John Borzen, KCØPUK's which we have used for many years. We need to do some rigging to get the masts ready for Field Day, so look for a rigging party at a time to be announced.
Field Day 2016 is June 25 and 26. We will be at the observation tower at Shawnee Mission Park again this year. Jay and the station team leads have been working hard to pull everything together. Setup begins Friday afternoon and should be completed by the start of the club's meeting. We need a few members to stay overnight Friday. In past years Friday evening has been a lot of fun with all the equipment in place permitting test runs.
Tom Wheeler, NØGSG and Keith McKinney, KEØAEP are planning a solar station. It will be fun to see what they have cooked up. Norma Libby, WØKC, will be present to conduct license testing on Saturday until 3 pm.
The public exposure at the tower has been great. If you are not active at one of the stations, please act as tour guides to our visitors. You may spark someone onto the path to getting a license. Talk to your neighbor, coworker, friend or youth group and extend them an invitation to visit the site. There will a “Get on the Air” Station set up if they would like to make some contacts.
Bill KA2FNK, President
Club Member Polo Shirt Order Form
We are Putting Together ANOTHER Club Shirt Order! As soon as enough orders come in we will place the order.
Here is the order form for Club Shirts
Email completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org of bring to club meeting. Payment may be made at club meeting, via PayPal or mailed to JCRAC, PO Box 93, Shawnee Mission, KS 66201-0093. Cash, Check, Credit or PayPal Accepted (email@example.com)
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