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February 2017 SPARKS

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The February 2017 issue of SPARKS, newsletter of the Tri-State Amateur Radio Society, is now available.
As always, the file is in .pdf format and requires Adobe Reader to open and read.

February Meeting

Reminder the TARS meeting this month will not be at the Red Cross but the Log Inn for members that have turned in their reservations. The meeting will start at 6:00 pm Thursday Feb 9th and includes your meal served family style with choice of meat and drink.  If you plan to have any extras such as dessert, you will need to use cash or check, as the Log Inn doesn’t take any form of plastic. After the meal we will have a few presentations, awards, drawing for the 2016 attendance raffle and presentation of the McCutchan Award.

Map to Log Inn: https://goo.gl/maps/QDraxD6kfqn

 



It’s that time again.

Weather spotter classes have been scheduled for the area.

Feb 8, 6:00 pm Oakland City

Feb 16, 5:00 pm Owensboro

Mar 14, 6:00 pm Evansville, Red Cross

Mar 28, 6:30 pm NWS Webinar

 

Elite Spotter Workshop

Apr 4, 5:00 pm Owensboro

Apr 6, 6:00 pm Evansville, Red Cross

 

All classes now require registration, are free of charge, open to everyone and last 2 to 2.5 hours.

For details about the classes and to register visit

www.weather.gov/pah/spottertraining

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Winter Field Day

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Winter Field Day will again be held at Wesselman Park tomorrow, Saturday, January 28th.

We will start set up about 10:30 hrs. The event starts at 13:00 hrs local time.
The exact location depends on the wind and weather. If the wind is out of the South we will use
the shelter near the tennis courts, otherwise we will use the main one facing the golf course. We should be easy to find.
Chris (KE9YK) will again bring bean soup and corn bread. (always a big hit). You can bring some side dishes or deserts if you desire, bring your drink and perhaps a lawn chair.
The club will have at least one SSB station and possibly a CW station. Please come by and support your club.

 

G.O.T.A. contest

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Alcoa Radio Club  OVARC
G.O.T.A. contest
Purpose:
To give a chance for new hams and old alike the opportunity to have a small competition and learn the ins/outs of operating their equipment as well to learn what it takes to confirm a QSO with the other operators they contact in the future.
Participants:
All licensed amateur radio operators are eligible that are part of either club OVARC or TARS*
Details:
Duration - The contest will run from Feb. 1st thru Feb 28th local (Evansville) time.
Allowed Bands** - 10M (28.3 to 28.5) + vhf + uhf, phone modes only. (SSB, FM, C4FM, etc.)
After Winter Field Day completion (See below for more details), only Technician Phone privileges will be allowed as defined under Allowed Bands.

All the details in the pdf attached.

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January 2017 SPARKS

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The January 2017 issue of SPARKS, newsletter of the Tri-State Amateur Radio Society, is now available.
As always, the file is in .pdf format and requires Adobe Reader to open and read.

Time for the Annual TARS Auction

At our January 12 meeting we will again have the annual TARS auction. This is where you can find some outstanding bargains (and some neat junk).
Again the auctioneer king himself K9HVI, Little Ed will officiate the event. He always makes it a fun and exciting event.

You can bring your items to be sold or donated at the auction. Funds from donated items will go to the club. If you sell something TARS asks for a small percentage as a contribution to the club.

This is one of the few ways TARS uses to raise funds for the club each year.
So clean out that shack and pack up those spare parts, pieces and unused gear and bring it to the auction.

Eat'n Before the Meet'n

January 12th Eating Before the Meeting will be at CiCi's Pizza 101 North Green River Road, located just north of the Lloyd Expressway next to Burlington Coat Factory before the regular TARS club meeting.
Drop by for food, socializing, "story tell'n" and whatever else comes to mind.
Join the group at 5:30, check in on 146.79 if you need directions or just bored on your drive in.

Everyone is welcome to join us.

For the latest news check in to the Tri-State Emergency Net Wednesdays at 8:00 pm on the 146.790 repeater.

Check out the club web site www.w9og.net

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December 2016 SPARKS

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The December 2016 issue of SPARKS, newsletter of the Tri-State Amateur Radio Society, is now available.
It's dues time again.
A new year is almost upon us. If you haven't yet paid dues for 2017, it's time. We have a new Treasurer starting this year. Be kind to him and mail in your dues. Or make out a separate check for dues and put it in an envelope with your completed membership form and turn it in at the January meeting. Be sure you include your email address and name/call sign at least on the form. The membership form is the ONLY sure way we can be sure to get your correct email
address in the books AND submit any changes so that you will receive your copy of SPARKS.


December Meeting Program

The TARS December 8th meeting, 7:00 pm at the Red Cross, program will be a QLF contest and year end celebration. 
Everyone is invited to bring a desert or snack for a pitch in celebration while watching the QLF contest.

TARS will provide drinks, plates and tableware.
Ideas might include cookies, brownies, cheeseball, snack mix or anything you would like to share.

Now you are probably asking yourself, self what does QLF mean?


From Q signal list in the Old Timers Handbook

QLF - I am sending with my left foot.

QLF? - Are you sending with your left foot?

Are you starting to get the idea?  QLF is a derogatory word kind of like LID, but we are going to have a little fun with it. 
Yes that’s right YOU will be sending CW with your left foot.

Eat'n Before the Meet'n

December 8th Eating Before the Meeting will be 5:30 at Pangea 111 S Green River Road
Website:  http://www.tastepangea.com
Drop by for food, socializing, "story tell'n" and whatever else comes to mind. Join the group at 5:30, or whenever you can make it. Check in on 146.79 if you need directions or just bored on your drive in.

Everyone is welcome to join us.

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For the latest announcements and information join us on the air for the Tri-State Emergency Net, Wednesday night at 8:00 pm on the TARS 146.79 repeater, pl 88.5.

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