CARS in cooperation with the City of Chesapeake, VA’s Parks and Recreation and the Great Bridge Battlefield & Waterways History Foundation will be conducting a Special Event commemorating the Battle of Great Bridge fought on December 9, 1775. This battle was the first major Revolutionary War armed conflict in Virginia and the first Patriot victory of the Revolutionary War. A QSL Certificate is available via email for those making contacting. The certificate is a personalized PDF file suitable for printing and framing. To receive your certificate, log onto our website at www.w4car.org and register your name, call sign, and email address. Certificates will be created and sent to those found in our logs following the event.
Operators are needed for this event. We plan to be on the air Saturday and Sunday, December 7th and 8th, 2013 from 10:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M. each day. Contact Duane, KJ4YKG to sign up.
Our December 2, 2013 Dinner Meeting will be held at Zino’s Restaurant at 850 Old George Washington Hwy. Reservations are required. If you are planning on attending please contact email@example.com with your reservation. The meeting will start at 6:30. Hope to see you there
CARS will be holding an Extra License training class beginning on October 29th through December 12th on Tuesday and Thursday at 7:00 P.M. For more information and to register please contact Dick Peglowski at firstname.lastname@example.org or Paul Buckwalter at K4PRB@arrl.net
The exam is scheduled for Saturday afternoon December 14 at 1:30 P.M. at the CARS Shack.
CARS will be operating a “Special Event” from our shack in support of the Great Bridge Battlefield & Waterways History Foundation’s (GBB&WHF) 4th Annual Waterways Heritage Festival. This festival has also been designated as a City of Chesapeake’s 50th Anniversary Signature Events. Celebrated yearly the second weekend of October, this distinguished festival brings together Chesapeake’s rich historic waterways along with the preservation and education of fiber arts, heritage arts, traditional arts, fine arts, beautiful music, storytelling, food, and much more. The club will be additionally manning a table at the festival with the K4AMG Memorial Amateur Radio club to educate the community on the role amateur radio has played in emergency and community communications. The table has also been designated one of the festival’s Children Scavenger Hunt Quiz stations.
The “Special Event” will occur on three days — Saturday, October 5, 2013 from 12:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. and on Saturday, October 12, 2013 from 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. and Sunday, October 13, 2013, from 12:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. Operators are needed to man the “Special Event” stations in the club’s shack. Saturday, October 5th will be used to draw attention to the festival being held on October 12th and 13th. Operators interested in working a “Special Event” station should contact Duane Ettwein, KJ4YKG at 757-482-7392 or email at email@example.com.
Duane Ettwein, KJ4YKG
CONGRATULATIONS TO JASON HARRIS KJ4IWX
THE ARRL FOUNDATION Board of Directors has announced the scholarship recipients for 2013. Each year, the Foundation’s Directors have the honor and privilege of selecting Amateur Radio operators who will receive monetary assistance to further their undergraduate or graduate education. For 2013, the Foundation awarded 82 annual scholarships through 58 funds to young Amateur Radio operators valued at $110,600.
CARS Member Jason Harris has received the L. Phil & Alice Wicker Scholarship Award. CARS would like to congratulate you. We are proud to have you as a member of our club
Welcome to our sister club Ortsverband T-15. Ortsverband or OV for short just means ham radio club and T-15 is a region abbreviation given by the German DARC (similar to ARRL). The club is located in Illertissen, Germany. Illertissen is a small town in Bavaria and located in the middle of other small countryside towns where the members live. Illertissen is about 15 miles from ULM, 100 miles west of Munich, and about 60 miles north of the Alpes mountain range and close to the Austrian and Swiss border. The club has a small shack not quit as large as ours. Check out their website at www.ov-t15.de. You might want to brush up on your German.
We will be attempting to contact the club and our fellow CARS member Raymond, KK4NBF, during shack day on Saturday, May 11, 2013. Come and meet our new ham friends.