Carl Boyd Post 42

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RADIO CLUB

The Radio Club meets on the 4th Monday of each month in the lower level of the American Legion.  Our purpose is to advance the general interest and welfare of amateur radio in our community.  Currently we have about 22 members.  Our dues are $20/year, prorated your first year.

President: Joel Myers 770-891-6425 W4JNM@ARRL.net

Vice President: Bruce Poore KO4ESS 404-414-6112 brucepoore@gmail.com

Secretary: Charles Evans WA4QYY 404-561-2143 WA4QYY@ARRL.net

Treasurer: Greg Smith WD4AUX 770-655-8632 kk4yxl@gmail.com

We have a web page W4EVC.com, Facebook Page and a Groups.io Page.

The Bartow County Amateur Radio Emergency Services Net meets every Tuesday at 9 PM on the 147.015 repeater with positive offset and a PL of 100 Hz. Alternate repeater is 147.24+ PL=103.5.

The Radio Shack will be open after the Legion Meeting on the 2nd Tuesday.

If you are interested in Amateur Radio, come to our meeting, drop by the shack after the Legion Meeting, or contact one of us.

 

Our Club House & Meeting room in The Carl Boyd American Legion 

 

February 24 at the Dalton Ham Fest

A lot of camaraderie with hams from our club and other NW Georgia Clubs. And a little shopping.
 

 

February 26 Club meeting about 17 attended. 
Our program was the build and test of a half size version of (W3EDP) the antenna used by dirigibles back in 1936.

Our Vice-president Bruce Poore, explains the plan for making the W3EDP antenna.


Hanging one end of the antenna


And the other end of the antenna.

March 2, Our First Ham Radio FCC Test Session here at Carl Boyd Post 42
Of the 9 candidates registered, 8 showed up, 7 passed. We have scheduled testing sessions for May 4th, September 7th and November 2nd.


This is our Volunteer Examiner Test Team


Four of the candidates that passed their FCC radio license exams.  

March 15, American Legion 105th Birthday Special Event.

This will be the second time the Radio Club has celebrated this special event. The event will began at noon and continue until 6PM on March 15th. We will operate 4 stations, on 2 bands, 2 modes using the American Legion Club house plus 3 members operating from home.

 

March 30 – Georgia Death Race.

This is a foot race 70ish miles long, with close to 28,000 feet of elevation change., from Vogel State Park to Amicalola Falls State Park.

Hams from all over NW Georgia provide emergency communications and track runners. We will return to the  Skeenah Gap Aid Station.

Tribute from the race sponsors along with a video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=SrWhguMuRRw&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR0WYk6-cI9TkwPfKN_DfAFbgy7fhbMMjuUBA2Vf9e3FVjn2xSqepiXvawg


Ready and waiting for the runners.

 


Capturing bib numbers as the runners come down into the aid station.


Runners in the Aid Station

April 6-7 Georgia State Parks on the Air

We will be back at Red Top Mountain State Park for the second annual event to put all the Georgia State Parks on the Air. We won 1st place last year as a club. They changed the rules to make it more difficult this year.
 

April 12-13 Georgia QSO Party (QSO is a Ham Abbreviation for contact)

Hams outside Georgia try to contact all Georgia Counties so instead of competing with many stations for a contact, many stations are competing to talk to you. Several club members will compete individually from their home stations.

June 22-23 Field Day - The biggest Ham Radio Event of the year.

We have started planning and will be at Red Top Mountain State Park.