Last Labor Day weekend, I headed out with my portable radio gear to Shabbona Lake State Park, designation (POTA K-4103) with the intent to do a POTA (Parks On The Air) activation. For those that know me, they know how much I enjoy the outdoors, and combining it with ham radio is an added bonus. Continue reading “POTA Activation at Shabbona Lake State Park”
It was with much sadness that several club members, led by Dirk W0RI, helped to remove an antenna tower from the home of silent key Ray, WA9BLP.
Ray’s wife Millie was extremely grateful to the group that volunteered their time to complete the tower take down, and sent the following thank you note:
In preparation for a longer upcoming trip in September, Tim KD9LAI went out into the field to a local park to test some new equipment:
Sotabeams 23′ mast and 3 band linked dipole Bioenno Solar panel and solar charge controller
Many club members joined to watch Geoff KA9QGH, the club president, host the meeting from his home.