Just got back from our semi-annual Radiator Grille. Terrific turnout this year and it was great to see everyone having a good time. We also got to welcome several new faces who will be joining our ranks – always a good thing to see. Huge kudos to three folks who were mainly responsible for the success of this event: Jeff W4AEQ for pulling everything together, John N1QFH for seemingly being everywhere at once, getting the shack clean and ready and making multiple go-fer trips to keep us supplied with food, drink and ice. Last but certainly not least a huge thank-you to John KE4IDW, our superb chef, for preparing and serving all the goodies. Thank you also to everyone else who jumped in to help with one thing or another. That generous spirit is one of our club’s greatest assets.
As I mentioned last month, we have received a great deal of donated equipment. In the past few weeks, several members got together to go over it all and take a first pass at sorting through it all. We’ve made great strides in determining what to keep, what to share with members or sell, and what goes to the junk heap.
You will be hearing more shortly about the equipment that’s avail-able. Of course, mem-bers will get first dibs and at a very favorable price.
Our next major event, on the weekend of May 5th and 6th, is our Tech-nician license crash course. Please be sure and let your prospec-tive ham friends know about this free training, which will culminate in an opportunity to take the test on Sunday af-ternoon. We’re always looking for instructors to share the load, so if you’re available and in-terested please contact me.
Speaking of testing, our quarterly VE session will take place on Thursday evening, May 10, at 7pm in the com-munity center at Patch Reef
Park. Please con-tact Jerry Zaza W4BFL for further information.
Well, that’s about it for this month. Happy Spring and we hope to see you again soon!
73 de KO4XL Bruce