Our friend Dave passed away December 30, after a short but furious battle with cancer. He was 72.
He and his wife Jody had just recently moved to Panama, where he had just received the HP3XP call sign.
Dave joined our club several years ago, after moving to Utopia and wanting to upgrade his license. All of us were stunned when he said he’d been a Technician licensee for over 50 years; and finally wanted to upgrade! And he did, as mentioned in this post in 2014.
Rest in peace, Dave. Thank you for your friendship, marvelous sense of humor, contagious enthusiasm and loyal support to the CARC.
Not a week goes by without “something interesting” happening or showing up at the club shack. Perhaps it’s time to rename it from “incident command center” to plain and simple “incident center”.
We’ve seen all kinds of trash piled up against the coax bulk head connectors. Coat hangers, high heel shoes, toys. Cats racing out of the building after being locked up inside for who knows how long. Homeless, hungry people begging for food long after dark. The always helpful crews doing “maintenance” on our antenna park. And the occasional snake staring at us from around the corner.
But somehow this is different. I found these, neatly staged at the bottom of the tower, this past Saturday:
Body lotion? I’m not really sure what to think of it, other than that somebody’s dropping a hint, somehow implying that we stink!
Look, we worked hard putting all of that stuff together. And it was hot. Pardon our perspiration!
But thank you, regardless. All of it smells pretty good 😉
The North Texas Microwave Society is holding an FT-8 informal net on 2 meters (144.174 USB) starting about 7:30 p.m on all Monday’s. There are some folks on the air prior to that for tuning and band condition checking. This is all done to hopefully increase traffic on 2 meters. I have used it for the start to my VUCC for 2 meters.