June 2nd, 2014 Meeting Summary
“FIELD NIGHT” at the State Capitol Complex
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Not a single complaint was heard–not even one about the light rain shower that interrupted us for a few minutes. About 25 hams showed up to join us at the shaded picnic area on the grounds of the State Capitol, directly behind the Justice Building, near 7th and Woodlane. Some came and went. After the light rain shower, the sky turned blue and the sun came out…and yes it was HUMID.
It was a fun evening of food, fellowship and fun while talking on–and about–our ham radios. We had at least three 2M/440 Base Stations and Tim, K5TEL, conducted our first special State Capitol Net at 7:30 p.m. on the AR Links System, with over 30 check ins.
We raffled a new Baofeng UV-82 (won by Rob Passwaters, AE5XH), Craftsman tool bags, Craftsman ratchet and socket set, Craftsman pliers set. We collected $60.00. We had at least two new members to join and others who expressed interest.
Extra special thanks to Board Members, Joel Echols, N5QLC, who brought and setup the tower trailer; Luke Williams, AE5AU, who brought and demonstrated his battery operated HF rig and amp; Tim Leet, K5TEL, who ran the first ever State Capitol Net at 7:30 p.m. with 30 check ins. Also present was Board Member, Leon Robinson, K5JLR. Thanks to all of you for your work and support of the CAUHF Group.
We had a few folks still there well after dark, at 9:00 p.m. I will do a brief meeting summary for the web page, as I generally do. We may do this again next year, but perhaps earlier or later in the year when it’s a little cooler. Although this was a very nice place for an outdoor meeting, we might should find a covered pavilion next time–just in case!
Mark your calendars now for the NEXT meeting on July 7th: Luke, AE5AU, will do a presentation on Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) and we expect a big showing for that meeting.