HOLIDAY BRUNCH:   Sunday December (Date To Be Determined), 2021

This event has been cancelled for 2020 due to the state of COVID-19.

Our annual Holiday Brunch will take place at (location to be determined) .

Seating is at (time to be determined).   Please arrive a few minutes beforehand so that we can be seated together at the same time.

References in the Topic 1-6 sections (below) refer to the 2019 Holiday Brunch and will be subject to change for 2020.

Topic 1

Full Menu Option

In prior years T J Rockwell’s offered their Dinner Menu as one of the dining options.  Pricing ranges from 69 cents for the World’s Smallest Sundae to $25.99 for a surf and turf selection.  There are many delicious options between those end points.  If you wish to preview the menu beforehand please visit www.TJRockwells.com

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Buffet Brunch Option

The All-You-Can-Eat Buffet Brunch is available as one of the dining options.  Selections include Made-to-Order Omelets, Fresh Fruit, Smoked Sausage, Skillet Potatoes, Made-to-Order Waffles, Peel-and-Eat Shrimp, Carved Roast Beef, and the Dessert Tray.  The T J Rockwell web site mentions $17.95 as the price which includes a complimentary Mimosa cocktail.

Topic 3

Goodie Bags

Andy Forsyth and a Duo of Volunteers intend to continue our annual tradition of providing each CARC Attendee and each guest a Goodie Bag of things that make the holiday a little bit sweeter.  We have new Goodie Bag Coordinators this year.  Let’s see how they do.

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Something Nice for the Ladies

Jeri Forsyth (Mrs. AF3I) has taken the first steps to continue our other annual tradition of providing something nice for our lady guests and our lady members.

Topic 5

Door Prize Raffle

Andy Forsyth intends to continue our tradition of drawing a few names from a figurative hat and rewarding each lucky winner with some kind of treat.  Many of the door prize selections, and the overall quantity of prizes, occur on a whim as I see what the marketplace has to offer.  You can bet on some Matangos Chocolates being in the prize pool.  And my business friends at the winery will be represented in the prize pool.   I am not yet sure of which winery will earn my business this year — but it will a recognizable name in the Central PA marketplace.

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Planning

The restaurant will set the same number of places at the table as Valli Hoski or I tell them we will have as guests.  An accurate head-count is the key to a pleasant dining experience.  Valli and I will communicate her needs to you and ask that you make a commitment that can be shared with the Restaurant Staff.  Lets’s go with Friday November 27. 2020 as the due date to submit your attendance commitment.  If you have not already signed-up, please E-mail Andy Forsyth at:   AF3I@RadioClub-CARC.com


MEETING TOPICS:   Wednesday November 18, 2020

Our meeting will take place at the Hoss’s Steak and Sea House Restaurant located at 61 Gettysburg Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA  (Upper Allen Township.  Arrive about 6:00 pm for Dinner. 

Our Zoom Web Meeting begins at 7:15pm and — something experimental based on feedback from people who believe that old saying “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise — will be shortened to 60 minutes with an ending time about 8:15pm.  You can connect to the Zoom Web Meeting as early at 7:00 p.m.

If you are a CARC Member you can find the Zoom Meeting ID and Password in the Member Links page — password protected.

If you are not yet a CARC Member, and if you would like to attend our Zoom Web Meeting, please eMail AF3I@RadioClub-CARC.com, introduce yourself, and express your interest in attending the Zoom Web Meeting.  I will provide you the ID and Password.

Our meeting begins at 7:15pm and will end by 8:45pm.

Topic 1

groups.io Follow-up

We are cutting back on eMail communication to individual addresses.  eMail communication intended for the full CARC Membership will be going to groups.io/g/RadioClub-CARC where you will have control of how and when you choose to receive the communication.  If you want to stay in touch then you need to take an action.  In order to receive the full benefit that groups.io offers you should become a member.  There is no cost associated with groups.io membership.  We can send you an eMailed invitation because that simplifies the process.  Just tell me what eMail address you wish to associate with groups.io in case it isn’t your every-day eMail address.   My eMail is AF3I@RadioClub-CARC.com

Topic 2

Election of Club Officers for 2021

Unlike the United States Presidential Election all the elected officer positions are running without challenge.  Some positions even have no one running and will be listed as vacant.  If you want to belong to a club please consider participating.  It’s good to participate.

Topic 3

Luminaries Lighting Follow-up

Club President Andrew Forsyth AF3I has secured an ample supply of Adult Beverages which he intends to share with the Volunteers after they complete their tour of duty.  In the same spirit (pun…?) Club President Andrew Forsyth AF3I has mentioned the possibility of grabbing a bite to eat after we have completed our service to the community.  If you wish to volunteer to serve as a Luminary Lighter on Monday December 28, 2020 (gather about 3:30 p.m. for a 4:00 p.m. start time) please contact Garry Fasick, K3EYK using eMail:   K3EYK@arrl.net

Topic 4

Membership Secretary Volunteer

I am pleased to announce that Membership Secretary Richard Johnson, N3EPY has offered to serve in that position for 2021 and has been appointed.  Whenever you wish to renew your Club Membership Richard will be your point of contact.  Membership dues will remain at $10.00 for 2021.  In return you will receive a personalized membership card as evidence of your commitment to the club and its objectives.

Topic 5

New Hope Ministries Christmas Blessing Express Follow-up

If you would like to be given a reminder of the Christmas Blessing Express here it is.  The good people who support their community can view details of this holiday program by visiting their website at www.NHM-PA.org    Look for the link to Christmas Blessings.  The website contains a listing of the gift items that are typically the most in-need and the most appreciated by those on the receiving end.

Topic 6

Talk about the possibility of a December Meeting

As many of us already know, there will be no Holiday Brunch this year due to all the COVID concerns.  In the past, when we had a Holiday Brunch, we did not schedule a December Club Meeting.  Perhaps we should have some type of gathering in honor of the holiday.  If we get positive feedback on this topic then we will work out a plan to hold a meeting — presumably as a Zoom Web Meeting.


MEETING TOPICS:   Wednesday October 21, 2020

Our meeting will take place at the Hoss’s Steak and Sea House Restaurant located at 61 Gettysburg Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA  (Upper Allen Township.  Arrive about 6:00 pm for Dinner. 

Our Zoom Web Meeting begins at 7:15pm and — something experimental based on feedback from people who believe that old saying “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise — will be shortened to 60 minutes with an ending time by 8:15pm.  You can connect to the Zoom Web Meeting as early at 7:00 p.m.

If you are a CARC Member you can find the Zoom Meeting ID and Password in the Member Links page — password protected.

If you are not yet a CARC Member, and if you would like to attend our Zoom Web Meeting, please eMail AF3I@RadioClub-CARC.com, introduce yourself, and express your interest in attending the Zoom Web Meeting.  I will provide you the ID and Password.

Our meeting begins at 7:15pm and will end by 8:15pm.

Topic 1

Slate of Candidates for 2021 Club Offices

Nominate your selection of candidates for club office — President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer.    Express you interest in serving your club as Membership Secretary.

Topic 2

Contesting Recap

The Pennsylvania QSO Party took place October 10 and 11.  How did we do?

Topic 3

Club Newsletter and Meeting Agenda Feedback

What did you think of the new format?  Tell me what stays and what should be given the old heave, ho.

Topic 4

Groups.io

Our club now has a groups.io page.  Steve Hancock, Frank Mellott, and Andrew Forsyth have been experimenting with this powerful tool.  We will present the concept to you and invite you to become a Member of the CARC groups.io page    https://groups.io/g/RadioClub-CARC/

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MEETING TOPICS:   Wednesday September 16, 2020

Our meeting will take place at the Hoss’s Steak and Sea House Restaurant located at 61 Gettysburg Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA  (Upper Allen Township.

Arrive about 6:00 pm for Dinner.  Our Zoom Web Meeting begins at 7:15pm and — something experimental based on feedback from people who believe that old saying “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise — will be shortened to 60 minutes with an ending time by 8:15pm.  You can connect to the Zoom Web Meeting as early at 7:00 p.m.

If you are a CARC Member you can find the Zoom Meeting ID and Password in the Member Links page — password protected.

If you are not yet a CARC Member, and if you would like to attend our Zoom Web Meeting, please eMail AF3I@RadioClub-CARC.com, introduce yourself, and express your interest in attending the Zoom Web Meeting.  I will provide you the ID and Password.

Topic 1

Some discussion of the Pennsylvania QSO Party

This popular event is on the calendar for Saturday October 10 and Sunday October 11, 2020.  Details later…

Topic 2

Shaking the bushes in search of candidates for Election of Club Officers as well as Appointed Positions for 2021.

If you know someone who can fog a mirror then that person probably would make a great addition to the ranks of Club Officers for 2021.  Please bring forward your nominations, and/or self-expressions of interest.

Topic 3

A Meeting Activity Perhaps…

I would be so pleased to have a volunteer step forward and offer to present a topic of interest to our Club Members.  If no one else steps forward with such an offer, or even a suggestion of an activity someone else might present, I think I will run a YouTube video from the REMI SET GO Channel — created by my Great Niece, Olive.  Remi is the name of her seven year old Shetland Pony.

Topic 4

The Door Prize Drawing is Back

Don’t forget — the door prize drawing has returned to its spot in the Meeting Agenda.  If you have stopped attending CARC Meetings because we had stopped the door prize drawing while meeting via Zoom you can take comfort knowing that this popular part of our program has returned.

Topic 5

The Collectible Sticker Program is Back

The tremendous outpouring that accompanied the return of our Door Prize Drawing hopefully will be repeated with the return of our Collectible Sticker Program.  I can’t slide a sheet of Avery 8293 1 1/2 inch round sticker material into your printer, but I can provide the image and ask you to render your best adaptation using your own materials.  Tonight’s sticker theme is the newly elected ARRL CEO — David Minster, NA2AA.

Topic 6

Hoss’s Meeting Room

Last month someone asked if the Hoss’s Meeting Room is capable of being used within the boundaries of Social Distancing requirements.  I gave myself a To-Do List take-away item that called for me to visit with the Hoss’s Manager and ask about the meeting room capacity.  I will report my findings as part of the September meeting.


MEETING TOPICS:   Wednesday August 19, 2020

Our meeting will take place at the Hoss’s Steak and Sea House Restaurant located at 61 Gettysburg Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA  (Upper Allen Township.

Arrive about 6:00 pm for Dinner.  Our Zoom Web Meeting begins at 7:15pm and will end by 8:45pm.  You can connect as early at 7:00 p.m.

If you are a CARC Member you can find the Zoom Meeting ID and Password in the Member Links page — password protected.

If you are not yet a CARC Member, and if you would like to attend our Zoom Web Meeting, please eMail AF3I@RadioClub-CARC.com, introduce yourself, and express your interest in attending the Zoom Web Meeting.  I will provide the ID and Password.

Topic 1

Field Day 2020 Follow-up, Field Day 2021 Early Planning

This is Andy at the keyboard… I plan to update our Field Day Club Aggregate Score based on information collected during the July meeting.  I will be pleased to receive your input regarding Field Day 2020 and any additions, changes, or discontinuations we should consider for Field Day 2021.  Please contribute to the growth and improvement of your club.

Topic 2

State QSO Party Activities.  Practice Now for a Better FD 2021.

Each month we will dedicate a portion of the meeting to on-the-air activities including contesting.  State Upcoming QSO Parties in the next few weeks include Hawaii and Ohio on August 22, Texas on September 12, New Hampshire, New Jersey, and Washington State on September 19, and Maine September 26.  Our goal is to strengthen our contesting skills needed for Field Day through regular practice in other contests where there are similarities among the procedures.

Topic 3

Door Prize Rebirth

A suggestion crossed my desk telling me that I should wake up and take notice — meeting attendance has dropped since we stopped having a Door Prize Drawing as part of our monthly club meetings.  If I don’t soon do something about the downward trend there won’t be any need for monthly club meetings.  So, beginning with our August 2020 meeting, Club President Andy Forsyth will dream up some way that we can conduct a Door Prize Drawing and put the prize in the winner’s hands.

Topic 4

Multi-Op Distributed Remote Contesting

Club President Andy Forsyth promised to keep an eye on the contest rules to see if any contests have adopted an entry class called Distributed Remote Contesting.  The short version of what this means is that we could set up and operate as Multi-Operator, Multi-Transmitter using the Club Call Sign K3IEC with each participating member connected to a shared Contest Logging Server where.  There will be some smoke and mirrors in the form of configuring our PCs for VPN.

Topic 5

DC Power Distribution

As part of our ongoing efforts to keep the smoke inside our transceivers (instead of letting it leak out and form a cloud above our rigs) we will hear from a few club members who advocate the use of Anderson Power Poles as part of a DC Power Distribution strategy.

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MEETING TOPICS:   Wednesday July 15, 2020

Our meeting will take place at the Hoss’s Steak and Sea House Restaurant located at 61 Gettysburg Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA  (Upper Allen Township.

Arrive about 6:00 pm for Dinner.  Connect to the Zoom Web Meeting application beginning at 7:00 p.m.  Our meeting begins at 7:15pm and will end by 8:45pm.

Topic 1

Field Day 2020 Preliminary Results

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MEETING TOPICS:   Wednesday June 17, 2020

We almost certainly will hold our June 2020 meeting on the Zoom Web Meeting platform.  Details and a Meeting Invitation Link will be eMailed to CARC Members about a week prior to the meeting date.  We will be using the same Zoom Meeting Invitation, Meeting ID Number, and Password as we used in April and May 2020.

Our meeting will take place at the Hoss’s Steak and Sea House Restaurant located at 61 Gettysburg Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA  (Upper Allen Township.

Arrive about 6:00 pm for Dinner.  Our meeting begins at 7:15pm and will end by 8:45pm.

Topic 1

Field Day 2020 Club Activity Finalization

Co-Coordinators KB3PQT and W3VRE may have some information to share about their plans.

Topic 2

Field Day 2020 Individual Member Activity Finalization

Those who are sheltering-in-place may wish to share information about their plans.

Topic 3

Field Day 2020 Bonus Points

Some discussion of the Bonus Points that are available to the Home Stations.

Topic 4

Field Day Entry Submission to ARRL

If you operate from home, this is your To-Do item.

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MEETING TOPICS:   Wednesday May 20, 2020

We will hold our May 2020 meeting on the Zoom Web Meeting platform.  Details and a Meeting Invitation Link will be eMailed to CARC Members about a week prior to the meeting date.  We will be using the same Zoom Meeting Invitation, Meeting ID Number, and Password as we used in April 2020.

Our meeting will take place at the Hoss’s Steak and Sea House Restaurant located at 61 Gettysburg Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA  (Upper Allen Township.

Arrive about 6:00 pm for Dinner.  Our meeting begins at 7:15pm and will end by 8:45pm.

Topic 1

Stay-At-Home and Limit Travel Update

Whatever happens with the Stay-At-Home orders affects just about everything we do as a club.  Very high on the list of affected events is the ARRL Field Day scheduled for June 27-28, 2020.  Our May 20 meeting date is the line-in-the-sand for our FD planning.  All of our plans will depend on the status of that order as of May 20, 2020.

Topic 2

TQSL Changes and Logging Software Settings

ARRL changed their TQSL software to Version 2.5.2 or higher.  If your logging software is configured in ways that do not suit the ARRL then your Logbook Of The World uploads are going to be rejected.  If you are using N3FJP logging products check the SETTINGS, SETUP, OPERATOR field to be sure it is BLANK or contains your CALLSIGN.  Placing a NAME in this field will trigger a LOTW rejection.  Note:  For Multi-Operator contesting leaving the Operator field BLANK seems to be the better option.

Topic 3

Distributed Multi-Operator Contest Category

The rules of contesting are changing.  I’ve recently seen contest rules permitting a new category called DISTRIBUTED MULTI-OPERATOR.  This seems to be the solution to so many of those Stay-At-Home governmental orders.  The short version of Distributed Multi-Operator makes use of networking technology to create an environment in which individual operators located in their own homes log their PCs into a central PC where the logging and reporting takes place.

The Florida QSO Party may be the first event in which this category is offered.

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MEETING TOPICS:   Wednesday April 15, 2020

We will hold our April 2020 meeting on the Zoom Web Meeting platform.  Details and a Meeting Invitation Link will be eMailed to CARC Members about a week prior to the meeting date.

Subject to restrictions being lifted:  Our meeting will take place at the Hoss’s Steak and Sea House Restaurant located at 61 Gettysburg Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA  (Upper Allen Township.

Arrive about 6:00 pm for Dinner.  Our meeting begins at 7:15pm and will end by 8:45pm.

Topic 1

Field Day Antenna Design

A top-notch crew of CARC Strategic Thinkers and Engineers has been working on proposals to improve the installation and operation of our 75 Meter Phone Antenna.  We will have some feedback describing their results.

Topic 2

Self Appraisal

Now that I have retired from my job in the business world I find that I can step back and apply all the learnings of those many years to the operation of our Ham Radio club.  I fondly remember the joy of conducting performance appraisals each year.  On meeting night we will conduct a collective appraisal of our Cumberland Amateur Radio Club with a watchful eye on the many things we do well and the opportunities we see for adding new strengths to our portfolio.  Hip boots are optional.

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MEETING TOPICS:   Wednesday March 18, 2020

Due to virus worries and recommendations from health authorities we will not have a face-to-face meeting at this time.  We will use the Zoom Web Meeting Option.  I will email a Zoom invitation to those CARC Members and Friends who have been known to attend our meetings.

Our meeting will take place at the Hoss’s Steak and Sea House Restaurant located at 61 Gettysburg Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA  (Upper Allen Township.

Arrive about 6:00 pm for Dinner.  Our meeting begins at 7:15pm and will end by 8:45pm.

Topic 1

Field Day Antennas

Discussion related to the design options for our 75 Meter antenna.  In prior years raising an antenna for this low-frequency band proved challenging in terms of the available hardware and manpower.

Topic 2

Roadmap 2020, continuing discussion

We had some great input regarding the topics presented in February.  We will select additional topics for this month’s discussion.

Topic 3

State QSO Party Challenge

Our planned February presentation did not fit within the allotted time.  I’ve rescheduled the show for our March meeting.  You can enter any or all of the 47 State QSO Parties this year.  With only a small amount of additional effort you can post your score to the www.3830scores.com database and be in the running for the State QSO Party Challenge.

Topic 4

Feedback on our Digital Modes Experiment

Over the next few weeks we plan to transmit some digital mode data in conjunction with our Weekly Sunday Evening Two-Meter Net.  I intend to begin by sending a Slow Scan Television image (SSTV) for your viewing pleasure.  You may wish to download, install, and configure the MMSSTV software beforehand.  Join us on 146.490 MHz FM Simplex at 7:00 p.m. Sunday evenings.

Topic 5

Cross Your Fingers

Our March meeting may include the popular Member Appreciation Night festivities.  I am eagerly awaiting signs that my granddaughter and her Girl Scout Brownie Troop will be coming through with the rewards that are the centerpiece of this annual event.  Can you say “Thin Mints”?

Topic 6

Community Outreach

Frank and I have been contacted by Jay Silber, the new Public Information Coordinator for the ARRL Eastern Pennsylvania Section.  He shared his vision for how Public Outreach programs might evolve to keep pace with the rapidly changing patterns of interest among the population of potential and newly licensed ham radio hobbyists.


MEETING TOPICS:   February 19, 2020

Our meeting will take place at the Hoss’s Steak and Sea House Restaurant located at 61 Gettysburg Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA  (Upper Allen Township).

Arrive about 6:00 pm for Dinner.  Our meeting begins at 7:15pm and will end by 8:45pm.

Topic 1

Let’s finish what we didn’t complete in January 2020

Tropical Paradise report by Ed LeTersky.  Certificate Presentation for PA QSO Party 2019 participants at the K3IEC Multi-Operator, Portable, York County operation.

Topic 2

Membership Renewal 2020

 Renewals have been coming in at a record pace.  Membership Secretary Richard Johnson, N3EPY, has been working his fingers to the bone.  He stands ready to receive your $10 cash or check annual dues payment.  Andy Forsyth stands ready to process your $10 dues + $1 convenience fee ($11 total)  credit card payment.  See Andy at the meeting or eMail AF3I@RadioClub-CARC.com and ask that Andy send you a SQUARE Payment invoice.

Topic 3

Winter Field Day Recap

Frank Mellott, KB3PQT, may have news to report describing the massive outpouring of Winter Field Day participation among CARC Members.

Topic 4

Meeting Activity

I anticipate there will be another outpouring in the making.  This outpouring involves the presentation of some interesting topic that will appeal to CARC Members and Guests.  In the absence of such an outpouring Andy Forsyth plans to have a fall-back plan ready to execute at a moment’s notice.

Topic 5

ZOOM Web Meeting

As part of our January Meeting we conducted a Full Dress Rehearsal of the ZOOM Web Meeting procedures.  We had a camera aimed into the meeting room.  Somewhat like a football game, the first half of the meeting time focused on the West side of the room.  The second half focused on the East side of the room.  The speakers made effective use of the portable USB microphone.  Andy Forsyth plans to send a Zoom Meeting Invitation and Link to potential web meeting attendees prior to the February 19 meeting date.

Topic 6

CARC Roadmap 2020 Discussion

I hope to select a few line-item topics for discussion from the CARC Roadmap 2020 document that was shared as part of the January 2020 Meeting Agenda.   I invite CARC Members to familiar themselves with the information that appeared on Pages 7 and 8 and prepare your thoughts regarding any activities in which you have an active interest.

 


MEETING TOPICS:   Wednesday January 15, 2020

Our meeting will take place at the Hoss’s Steak and Sea House Restaurant located at 61 Gettysburg Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA  (Upper Allen Township).

Arrive about 6:00 pm for Dinner.  Our meeting begins at 7:15pm and will end by 8:45pm.

Topic 1

Roadmap 2020

We will share thoughts about what our Club would like to accomplish in 2020.  Please review the November 2019 Meeting Agenda for a matrix of topics.  Form an opinion and join the discussion.  There are several topics on the matrix.  Our discussion likely will continue as far into the future as the names of the months contain the letter “R”.

Topic 2

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station

Several CARC Members participated in the Slow-Scan Television (SSTV) event during the final week of 2019.  Perhaps we can turn stories of their participation into Tonight’s Meeting Activity.

Topic 3

PA QSO Party Results for K3IEC

Sssssh.   Loose Lips Sink Ships.  Top Secret.   Don’t Tell.   Pinky Swear.  Only 5 people know.

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Membership Renewal and Dues Payment

The start of a new year provides a fresh opportunity to demonstrate enthusiasm for your club.  Membership Secretary Richard Johnson N3EPY will receive your $10 dues payment and issue your 2020 CARC Membership Card.  Payment by Cash or Check can be accepted on-the-spot.  We are equipped to process credit cards on-the-spot through the SQUARE payment processing platform and ask that you support our request for a $1 Convenience Fee which will offset our costs of offering this option.

If you are not able to attend one of our 2020 Cold Weather meetings (Jan, Feb, Mar) you are invited to mail your $10 check to Membership Secretary Richard Johnson N3EPY (callbook address).  Or, we can send you (via eMail) a Square Payment Invoice for $10 Dues + $1 Convenience Fee, which you can pay from the comfort of your home.  If this option appeals to you please contact Club President Andrew Forsyth, AF3I to help assure the authenticity of our invoice and to safeguard your payment.  AF3I@RadioClub-CARC.com

Topic 5

Holiday Brunch Recap

I propose that we had a good time, enjoyed good food and beverages, and awarded a few nice prizes.  I welcome feedback regarding those assessments — pro or con.  If there is something you wish to add, change, or delete involving next year’s event please share your thoughts while they are fresh in mind.

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Tropical Paradise

Perhaps we can twist someone’s arm and extrude a few stories about that person’s recent voyage to the South Pacific.

 


MEETING TOPICS:   Wednesday November 20, 2019

Our meeting will take place at the Hoss’s Steak and Sea House Restaurant located at 61 Gettysburg Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA  (Upper Allen Township).

Arrive about 6:00 pm for Dinner.  Our meeting begins at 7:15pm and will end by 8:45pm.

Topic 1

Election of Club Officers 2020

This is somewhat of a formality.  All Club Office positions are running without opposition.  We will have the same Secretary, Treasurer, Vice-President, and President in 2020 as we had in 2019.  I hope you will agree that all Club Officers have done a good job and will continue to do so in the new year.

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Selection of Membership Secretary 2020

Hail Columbia.  Our current Membership Secretary, Richard Johnson, N3EPY offered to extend his service to the Club by re-enlisting for 2020.  All this took place in a few brief moments without badgering, beating, or cajoling.  Thank you very much, Richard.

Topic 3

Final Preparation for our Holiday Brunch

We will have a few 11th hour actions related to our Holiday Brunch.  Between the time I am writing this note and the date of our November 2019 meeting I intend to eMail Club Members with the details of the brunch and solicit their attendance/participation response.  My goal is to have all responses “on the books” by end of day Friday November 22, 2019 so that I can give the restaurant a firm head-count.

Topic 4

Preview of the New Year

I will share a few thoughts of things Club Members can do in preparation for the January 2020 meeting.  At that time I plan to talk about what activities we wish to continue doing and what activities we may wish to retire.  Additionally, there is a wonderful opportunity to think of new activities we could consider taking on.

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General Meeting Information

MEETING LOCATION

Prior to COVID-19 restrictions… We almost always meet at the Hoss’s Steak and Sea House Restaurant located at 61 Gettysburg Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA (Upper Allen Township).  Perhaps you think of this location as being next door to the Stauffer’s of Kissel Hill Garden Center.
The Events page will list the specific date, time and location of each upcoming meeting.

Mention RADIO CLUB MEETING at the entrance and you will be directed to our meeting room.

MEETING DATE AND TIME

Prior to COVID-19 restrictions… If you would enjoy the Hoss-pitality arrive about 6:00pm for dinner (Dutch Treat).  The Hoss’s staff will take your order and then serve the food in the meeting room.  Soup, Salad Bar, Bread, and Desserts are in the main dining area.

We begin the business part of the meeting at 7:15pm and plan to finish before 8:45pm.

MEETING ELEMENTS

A typical meeting includes welcoming our guests, general announcements, recognition for jobs well-done , a segment that reminds me of Show & Tell, customary business topics, a ham-radio activity, and a door prize drawing.

The meeting atmosphere tends to be light-hearted and tightly focused on the agenda.

 

COME TO OUR MEETING
HAVE A GOOD TIME

You will meet other Ham Radio Operators and have ample opportunity to ask questions or seek advice.  Our Members have many years of experience to share.  Meeting attendance typically ranges from 12 to 20 persons.

Members, Family, Guests, and Visitors are Welcome to attend.

Address Information for Events

Monthly Meeting Location

 

Hoss’s Restaurant

61 Gettysburg Pike

Mechanicsburg, PA

Holiday Brunch Venue

 

T J Rockwell’s Restaurant

896 West Grantham Road

Mechanicsburg, PA

Field Day 2020 Location

 

Shaffer Park

1549 Spring Road

Carlisle, PA

Thursday Morning Coffee Club

 

Caffe 101

On the lake-front across from the Clock Tower.

Boiling Springs, PA