Play time is almost over

Well we are headed in to September and to start off we have a football game at Harmon Field, by the way it really is the last varsity game hosted there. Then the next day we have the River Blast for Saturday to cover as well. So If you have the time to help out on Saturday evening please let Jack know so we can get the event covered, this is our last city event until the Holiday Parade in December minus the Turkey Trot.

Speaking of Jack KM8N, he has made some contact with the city in regards to the installation of our 80 meter antenna to back up the Regional Dispatch Center. All we are asking for is 3 poles east of the club house along the property line with a 2 inch buried conduit leading to the center pole from the shack.

Bill W8WFP is in contact with Kettering Hospital to get permission to put the “K” logo on the operators shirts that support Kettering during disasters. Jack and Bill also gave them a list of hardware for the Franklin facility as well.

At some time in October it was discussed an approved to mount the 440 antenna off to the side of the Rohn 25 tower so we can put the pulley back at the top so we can lower the Rohn 45 without much climbing in the future. Jack has the hardware to donate for the 440 mount. We probably should use cable instead of rope along with a winch to make it a much more safe operation. I think Sam WA8VIW uses this setup with one of his towers, although I think he uses a drill gun to do the actual work.

At Field Day Gary W8WGR showed us a 40 meter 1 watt transceiver he picked up and plans to tie it into a linear. Maybe at the next meeting he will update us on the progress of this project.

That’s about all I have for now so we will see all those willing at our next club meeting September 7th.

73 – Dale

Mound Amateur Radio Association Miamisburg, Ohio