Upcoming Activities

There will be no tech session for the month of April.

We need volunteers to help out at Dennis’s (KA3IXG) house on May 3rd, 2015 at 10 AM, to help with the pad preparation for the new club shed.

Pat Stump will again be holding VE testing at the Cross Keys Village’s Harmony Ridge, on Saturday, May 16, 2015. Testing starts at 10 AM. Pre-registration is required so that Pat knows how many people will be attending. Please be sure to bring two forms of ID, one being a photo ID. If you are upgrading to a higher class license, be sure to bring along your existing license.

The club’s tech session for May will be held on Thursday, May 28th, but it won’t be held at the fire station. It will be held at the Guthrie Memorial Library, 2 Library Place, Hanover, PA 17331, and it will start at 7 PM instead of 7:30 PM.

The next HEARS meeting is scheduled for June 6, 2015, at 9:30 AM, and will be held in the basement cafeteria (Nadine’s) of the Hanover Hospital.

This year’s Field Day will be held on Saturday, June 27th, thru Sunday, June 28th. It starts at 2 PM on Saturday, and ends at 1:59 PM on Sunday. It will be held at the same location as last year….West Manheim Township Park.

The club will be holding a special event on Friday, August 21 at 6 PM thru Saturday August 22 at 6 PM, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Hanover cyclone that ravaged Hanover on that date. Club members will be operating on various bands and we will be offering certificates to every contact we make. See the upcoming August issue of QST for more details, or contact the club.

Meeting Minutes – 1/8/2015

Business Meeting

Date: January 8, 2015

Meeting to Order:    7:30 PM

Voting members attending: 14

Guests: 0

Reading of last meeting minutes   Approve_ X_ Disapprove___

1st Art W.                   2nd Pat

Treasurer’s Report   Approve__X__

1st Phil                                   2nd Skip                

Announcements: VE testing will be starting again on January 17 at 10am at Cross Keys Village’s Harmony Ridge. Pat said that after January, he would require pre-registration so that he would know how many people would show up to take the test. It was decided to have a VE test announcement placed on the repeater’s automated announcement to inform people of the testing. The Cross Keys Club has officially obtained the call sign of W3CKV. Harrisburg will be holding a hamfest on Jan. 24th, from 8am till 12 noon, at the Harrisburg Community College.

Repeater Report: The choke has been installed, but there is still a bit of noise coming from the power amplifier’s fan. Skip is going to contact Roger to see if any engineering is required to add new coax alongside our existing coax.

Activities Report: The January Tech session on Thursday, January 22, will be a discussion on digital modes as well as a meeting of the special events committee. The special events committee…we need to decide on a certificate or a QSL card. A certificate seems the way to go, and Bob Hess recommended that we go to the Minuteman Press in Hanover and talk to Crystal if we decide to go with a certificate. The Three Mile Island exercise is scheduled for Tuesday, April 14th, from 4:30pm till about 9pm. We also have no word on the Team Mercury Project as Woody hasn’t been in contact with the club, and Doug has been under the weather for some time now. For the club’s hamfest, Dennis has obtained a caterer, Catherine Huber, to provide food at the hamfest.

Old Business : While Dennis agreed to have a new shed placed on his property, we still need to do a site survey to see what is needed to place a shed there.

New Business: None.


Adjourn @     8:24 pm    1st Art W.                   2nd Skip

Penn-Mar Radio Club Officers 2013

President – KA3IXG – Dennis Baldwin                Vice President – KS3M – Skip MacAdams

Secretary – WA3GLL – Art Miller            Treasurer – K3SFK – Bill Bartholomew

Upcoming Event – Hanover Tornado 100th Anniversary

Upcoming event to be announced!

The 100th Anniversary of the August 21st 1915 tornado in Hanover, PA. See some photos of the destruction from the below.