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|Upcoming Meetings & Programs|
October 9, 2020 7:00 pm
- Zoom Meeting. Program To Be Anounced.
October 23, 2020 7:00 pm
- Zoom Meeting. Program "Antenna Simulation of a Vertical Antenna" by John Raydo K0IZ. John recently installed a wire vertical in the trees for 20M, bottom 14ft above ground with drooping counterpoise. John plans to show similuations of that vs ground mounted, also a variation with a "director" parasitic vertical.
Johnson County Radio Amateurs Club
2020 Ensor Auction Raffle
Tickets are $5.00 each OR 5 for $20.00
4 Seperate Drawings for Associated Radio Gift Certificates
Winner need not be present to win!
Raffle drawings for a $200 Gift Certificate to Associated Radio at the last Club meeting of the month:
1st Drawing - $200 - July 24th, 2020
2nd Drawing - $200 - August 28th, 2020
3rd Drawing - $200 - September 25th, 2020
Then in October, at the Annual Ensor Auction/Last Club meeting of the month, the final Raffle will be a $400 Gift Certificate to Associated Radio.
4th Drawing - $400 - October 24th, 2020
The winning ticket will be removed after each Drawing - ALL remaining non-winning tickets will roll-over to the next Drawing. So if you buy multiple tickets and win one of the Drawings you have multiple chances to win the other Drawings.
To Purchase Tickets Please Click on the Link that will Redirect you to "Store" Tab.
Ensor Museum Volunteer - October 2020
It's time again to sign up to Volunteer at the Ensor Park and Museum. The Johnson County RAC provides 2 volunteers on Saturdays and Sundays for the month of October.
Your job as a volunteer is simple! Greet people as they arrive at the museum. If Ensor Park and Museum Manager is busy giving a tour you will watch over them until they are available to start another tour. The idea is to have 3 people staffing the museum so as to ensure the museum is not left unattended while tours are being given.
Like in year's past, all volunteers that sign up will be entered into a drawing for a $50 Gift Certificate to Associated Radio. Volunteer multiple times and you will be entered multiple times.
Check your Calendars and Sign up Using the Link Below.
Sing up Link ==> www.signupgenius.com/go/10C054AABA72BA0FC1-ensor9
***NOTE*** Face Masks and Social Distancing are Required at the Museum.
Members and Friends of JCRAC (updated August 13, 2020),
It should comes as no surprise that due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the restrictions for large group meetings, the Overland Park Christian Church has informed us that the church will not be available until at least the end of June. This will mean that the following Friday evening meetings will be taking place via Zoom Meeting:
At least through the End of September.
We are open to ideas for programs and meetings during this period.
Bill Gery, KA2FNK -- President JCRAC
September is here, and I do not think we will easily forget summer 2020. All the public Service events being canceled and the Field Day at home will require a special footnote.
The club zoom meeting and the virtual breakfast net has allowed us the ability to keep in touch. Please thank the members that have stepped up for both of these.
The saga of the 145.29 repeater. As most of you probability know Work was done on the tower that host our 145.29 repeater. The work done included the entire top on the top, including our antenna being removed and placed on the ground. The good news was that our antenna was still going to have a home on the top of the cell tower. The bad news was that the coax connector at the top was damaged, this was not discovered until the tower crew left the site not having contact Bill (WA0CBW). T-mobile was contacted on the following Monday and they sent a local tower crew to repair the connector by Wednesday. T-mobile was very responsive with getting a climbing team to the site. More work is planned at the Tower site which hopefully will not impact the repeater.
Please let Bill (WA0CBW) know that the club appreciates his many hours keeping watch on the repeaters. He spent hours at the site with the original crew during the hot weather.
Last Club meeting it was decided to postpone the Ensor auction until the spring 2021 due to the uncertainty surrounding COVD-19. I do not believe we could have created a safe environment for the auction.
We are continuing the raffles which will be our only fundraiser this year. There are two drawings left. One on September 25 for $200 gift certificate at Associated. The last being $400 on the October 23. Tickets are available on the Club’s web site. Our thanks to Vince (KE0CGR) for all his work along with his off zoom assistant.
Bill KA2FNK, President
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Cal Lewandowski, KC0CL.
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