OSPOTA 2022 This Saturday

Hi folks,

OSPOTA 2022 is next Saturday, September 10, and I wanted to supply a few details for those planning to attend.  The radio contest portion starts at 10:00 am and runs until 6:00 pm.  Details about the rules, modes of operation, and bands used can be found here: https://ospota.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/OSPOTA-Rules-1Jan2022.pdf…; The main https://ospota.org/ site has a bunch of other information, including park maps.

We will be at the Marzolf Shelter House on the South West side of the park, It is best to come in from County Road M.  

As usual, we will have a cookout, with plans to heat the grill up sometime between noon and 1:00 pm. 


August 15 2022 Meeting Minutes

8/15/22: The meeting was called to order at 7:30 pm by Bryan Patterson (KB8ELG) with 24 members in attendance. Introductions were made and the Pledge of Allegiance was given by all. FCARC feels more like a family than a business. This meeting is being broadcasted by Zoom provided by KE8ITJ

Silent Key: none


July 2022 Meeting Minutes

7/18/22: The meeting was called to order at 930 pm by Bryan Patterson (KB8ELG) with 18 members in attendance, introductions were made and the pledge of allegiance was given by all.

Silent Key: None

Members in Distress: None

Treasurers Report: Treasurer absent tonight. We have been unable to access account at Farmers and Merchants Bank in Delta. KB8PUD has discussed with Karen the manager at Farmers and Merchants Bank Swanton branch who has offered assistance. *Update* an appointment has been made for KB8ELG, W8TUX, KE8OKA to meet with Karen the manager at Farmers and Merchants Bank Swanton branch 7/23/22 at 1000.


Help Requested for Delta Chicken Fest Parade on July 9

the Delta PD reached out to KB8ELG and requested our help with traffic control on July 9th for the 10:30 am Chicken Fest parade. If you are able to assist, please contact KB8ELG and let him know. We need to meet at the Delta PD building at 10:00 am. The usual applies: 2 meter FM radio, spare if possible, sunscreen, hat, water, high-visibility vest if you have one. We are usually done well before noon.

Field Day 2022 in the books

The transmitters and antennas are stowed away, and Field Day 2022 is in the books.  While the solar cycle continues to ramp up, the bands were as unpredictable as ever. Some highlights were the number of guests who stopped out to experience and try their hand at various HF communication techniques, as well as the return to our potluck dinner now that we are emerging from what felt like a never-ending pandemic.  Thanks to everyone who set up and operated and made our club's Field Day operation a welcoming event to all.

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