Penn-Mar Club News

The Penn-Mar Radio Club will begin it's VE testing again, and Pat Stump WW3U will be running the testing. The testing will be held every other month, and pre-registration is required. If you are upgrading your license, then you'll need to bring along your existing license, and two forms of ID, one being a photo ID. If you don't already have a license, then you'll just need two forms of ID, one being a photo ID. As this is an ARRL sponsored test, the testing fee will be $15. For more information, contact Pat Stump at: ww3u@hotmail.com On Thursday, February 26, 2015, (which is our monthly tech session), Sandy Goodman will be giving a talk on EmComm (emergency communications). Like all of our tech sessions, it will start at 7:30pm, and will be held at the Midway Fire Company, which is located at 202 Linden Ave., in Hanover PA. The next HEARS (Hospital Emergency Amateur Radio Service) meeting is scheduled for Saturday, March 7, at the Hanover Hospital basement restaurant. The meeting starts at it's usual time of 9:30am. This year's York Hamfest will again be a tailgating hamfest, but it will be returning to it's old site....Elicker's Grove. The hamfest is set for Saturday, April 11th. We are still in the planning stages now, but as more details become available, they will be posted here. The Three Mile Island practice exercise will be held this year on Tuesday, April 14th, from 4:30pm till 9pm. The club is planning on holding a special event weekend to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Hanover Cyclone that devastated Hanover on August 21, 1915. The event is tentatively scheduled to run from Friday, August 21st , starting at 6pm, and ending on Saturday, August 22 at 6pm, and the club will be using it's call sign of W3MUM. More information will be posted when it becomes available.  
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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. Notes: 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
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