Nominations for Officers
Nominations for GSARA officer positions are now open. The nominating committee is preparing a slate that will be announced at the Oct 21st 2021 business meeting. Nominations maybe made in writing to the Nominating Committee prior to the Business meeting in October or may be made from the floor at the business meeting in October 21st.
Positions to be filled are:
The nominating committee members are:
GSARA Member of the Year
Some GSARA members have made significant contributions or given extraordinary service to our club this year and you are invited to nominate ONE person worthy of celebration as Member of the Year. This award is open to all members, including officers and trustees; however, it should not be given to the same person more than one time in a 5-year period. Previous winners were Bob Buus W2OD 2014, Cy Stanway K2CYS 2015, Rem Hunnewell K2REM 2016, Jim Griffiths K2EI 2017, Chris C. Wantuck W2NQB (SK) 2018, Phil Festa N2EDX 2019, & John King KA2F 2020.
Usually, a plaque is awarded to the winner at an honorary luncheon for all members held in a local restaurant. This year circumstances may require a different arrangement.
Your nominations will be reviewed by the club officers who will select the winner and at the November business meeting our Member of the Year 2021 will be announced.
Nominations may be made and sent during October to Secretary John KA2F at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ready for Winter?
Greetings GSARA Members
From now to Thanksgiving is a great time to inspect and repair your existing antennas as well as install any new antennas. When we move into colder months the ambient outdoor temperature will make it difficult to work with insulating and waterproofing tapes and other materials, to say nothing of your hands getting stiff from the cold.
If you need assistance with your antenna projects please let me know and I will try to find other club members in your area to help you. Please keep in mind that GSARA volunteer efforts to assist you with antenna work will most likely be ground-work only. If you need someone to go on a ladder or on your roof, your best bet is to hire a handyman or roof-repair person for the task and you can expect to pay $150 to $400 for that, depending on the nature of the work.
If you are a new ham and are unsure how to proceed, please contact me directly at email@example.com. My goal is to respond to all emails within 48 hours, so if you don’t hear back from me then be sure to check your spam folder.
73, Paul Newland, ad7i
CW Contesting Suggestions
John King, KA2F has written an excellent post about CW (Morse Code) Contesting. We have more and more people in the club interested in CW and CW contesting and John has put on his professor’s cap to lead us to CW contesting excellence. Click here to go to the page.