With Covid-19 apparently still active and, rather than not have a monthly meeting, the May 2020 meeting was held via Zoom electronic conference with 11 (my count) active participants. It looked a lot like a local version of Ham Nation!
The meeting was hosted by Vicki Zumwalt, N6KLS, and featured a presentation by Tom Schiller, N6BT owner and founder of Next Generation Antennas. Thank You Vicki and Tom!
As it stands right now, the club will be operating Field Day 2020. The location will be the same as last year, in the lot across from Mother Road Harley Davidson. Updates as we get closer to the event.
Work continues on the repeater system. No details at this time, other than to say we are making a lot of progress and have had some very positive test results.
My apologies to the regular net participants as my announcement of no 10M net on club meeting nights (and yes online meetings count), only made it out last night (05-05-2020)
That said, once the club meeting was over I powered on my vintage mobile (HR-2600) and found a few of the regulars had carried on without me. I was quite pleased to find them there! This had the added benefit of me being able to test my mobile and to discover that even without the IC-7300 and 75W, which is what I normally use as net control, people are hearing me at a mere 25W!
No confirmed word yet from John as to the status of Hams-N-Eggs. Indeed, it somewhat depends on how Denny's, and/or other restaurants react to the Governor's anticipated relaxing of restrictions and, how individual people feel about gatherings.
Until Next Month!