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Order Field Day Shirts & Caps!

MARC is putting together a group order for 2019 Field Day shirts and caps. The order is expected to be placed on June 3rd so don’t delay! Shirts and caps WILL NOT BE SHIPPED to you. You can pick them up at the clubhouse at a Saturday morning coffee meeting, or during Field Day. Place your order below.

Field Day Shirt
Field Day Shirt
High quality cotton pocket t-shirt featuring the 2019 ARRL Field Day artwork on front and back. Color: Charcoal.
Price: $18.00
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Field Day Hat
Field Day Hat
Charcoal hat with ARRL Field Day embroidered on the front.
Price: $13.00

Thanks for a Successful 2019 St. Patrick’s Day Hamfest!

The 64th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Hamfest was a big success! We had a great turnout with lots of good deals, forums, and eyeball QSOs! Hope you didn’t miss it! Check out the hamfest photos in the gallery.

The pre-registration prize of an MFJ 259C antenna analyzer was won by Daren Bishop, W5DTB, from Midland.

The 3rd prize of an Astron SS-30M power supply was won by Ralph Sides, WI5N, from San Angelo.

The 2nd prize of a Heil ProSet Elite 6 headset was won by Thomas Ketchum, WA5TXI, from Navasota.

The 1st prize of an Elecraft KX2 transceiver was won by Lloyd Duck, W5LND, from Big Spring.

The Elecraft K3S raffle was won by Richard Cash, W4WU, from Cowpens, SC.

Congratulations to ALL the prize winners! Below is a video of the Elecraft K3S raffle drawing.

Meeting Highlights – February 11, 2019

At the general meeting held on February 11, officers for the 2019 – 2020 year were nominated and elected by proclamation. New officers are: President – David Overton, KF5WDJ; Vice-President – Dylan McPherson, KG5RKK; Secretary – Mitchell Martin, WA5ZAP; Treasurer – Steve Hopkins, K5RS; Directors – Bill Bentley, N5POB, George Robertson, KG5KUQ, and Roger Rose, W5LXS.

There was a discussion about acquiring an amplifier and tuner for the main station. The club currently owns an Elecraft KPA500 and KAT500 which are designated for the remote station. There is no time frame for the amp acquisition.

The upcoming hamfest was discussed. David Overton has five programs set up for Saturday morning. Hamfest registrations and table rentals are doing well. The need for volunteers was reviewed. All the prizes have been purchased.