We are asking for volunteers to serve on this year's TechFest committee. In particular, we need someone in the role of TechFest Director, who will be the overall manager and coordinator for the event, and typically also serves as the event MC. Additional roles include someone to handle event registration, and critically, a speaker coordinator. There are various other areas where we can use additional help. Please contact our club President, Frank - KØFEI, if you can volunteer to work on this event with us. TechFest 2019 is scheduled for November 2nd.
We are saddened by the news that Nancy – KØNNC passed away suddenly, on December 17th, 2018, from heart failure. Nancy, along with her husband Jim – KAØNZZ, were active in starting up the club, and worked very hard at keeping it going throughout the years, until they relocated to Arizona. We are grateful to Nancy for all of her contributions of time and effort towards making the club, and the TechFest, a success.
Jim has asked that anyone wishing to commemorate Nancy's life make a donation to the American Heart Association.
In prior years, we have always included TechFest attendees in our membership rolls. Beginning in 2019, membership in the club will be seperated from TechFest attendance. We would like to invite and encourage all interested amateur radio operators to support the club and become a dues-paying member. Dues are just $10 a year.
At our January meeting, the club elected the following officers:
We extend our thanks to outgoing President Larry – KØNA, Vice-President and Program Coordinator Bill – NØCU, and Secretary / Treasurer Craig – WØLIC, for their service to the club.
The 285 TechConnect Radio Club - NAØTC was formed in 2006 by Steve - AIØW, Jim - KAØNZZ, and Nancy - KØNCC to provide a forum for technical discussions, presentations, and projects. We are an ARRL Special Service Club.
We want to provide a wide-range of learning for people interested in the technical and operating areas of ham radio to increase knowledge and license levels and provide a forum for technical learning and sharing of information. Everyone is welcome!
We are scheduled to be at Intercanyon Fire Protection District station #3, 8445 South Highway 285, for our 2019 regular meetings. Exceptions will be posted here.
The club is always looking for speakers for our meetings. If you would like to share your knowledge of amateur radio operation or a related technical topic, or know of someone who can speak at one of our meetings, please contact our speaker coordinator.
No meeting in July; our next regular meeting will be on August 3rd, 2019, at Fire Station #3, at 10:00 AM. We have doughnuts and coffee at 9:30.
Please join us every Tuesday evening on the 145.145 repeater for the TechNet at 7PM.
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