President’s Message – Dec 2015

Hello everyone, I hope you all enjoyed your Holiday Season. The New Year is upon us, which affords ample opportunity to explore new facets of our hobby, or make more time to get on the air. Welcome to 2016!
There’s a lot on WARC’s plate for year ahead, including:
  • operating a Special Event in coordination with the ARRL National Parks On The Air initiative
  • we’re planning a another trip to ARRL HQ this spring
  • organizing an introductory kit-building session
  • and, of course, we’ll be putting together our Hamfest again this year, as well as our Field Day operation.

Quite a slate thus far, and the year hasn’t even started yet…The new WARC-Talk group is gaining momentum, but a lot of us still need to get registered. Activity has been steady so far, and there’s been quite a few informative discussions taking place. Remember, the old WARC-Talk reflector will be shuttered on February 15, and all intra-club communication will take place on the Yahoo! Group, so if you need help or guidance getting on the site,don’t hesitate to contact any Board member for assistance.

As many of you are already aware, Dave Simpson WI3Y became SK in early December. Dave was a long-time member of WARC, and truly an asset to our club. His ham radio legacy will live on with the annual presentation of our newly created Outstanding Ham of the Year Award named in his honor, of which Dave was the inaugural recipient.
Our January meeting is on the 7th, and our topic will be led by the teachers at Council Rock South High School, who coordinated with several WARC members to contact the ISS last spring. It promises to be a fascinating presentation. See you there!
de Tony, W3FLH