Elections, Contest/Event Updates and QRP Special Interest Group
Our December club meeting will be on Tuesday the 10th, starting at 6pm, at the New Albany library. The social hour will be from 6 - 7pm. As always, a carry-in dinner is allowed. Kitchen facilities are available. A short business meeting will begin promptly at 7pm. One of the items to be covered is the election of club officers. A separate email will provide additional information about this.
The program this month will have two parts. First, W3CRZ will give a report on the CRES Club's operations in the Ohio State Parks on the Air event at Buckeye Lake State Park and the recent CQ-WE contest. Then N8WL, K8AX and WA8PGE will describe the formation and activities of the QRP (low power operation) Special Interest Group (SIG) within the CRES ARC. This will include a brief history of QRP, why the QRP SIG was formed, a report on several portable operations that the group participated in, and the equipment and antennas used by QRPers.
The CRES radio club was established in 1962 and serves the central Ohio area. Its goals include stimulating interest in amateur radio, the exchange of technical information, emergency readiness, and social activities for the membership and their families.
The club sponsors an informal 2 meter NET every Sunday evening at 9 PM on its repeater (146.67/131.8) and via Echolink at W8ZPF-L (Node 782142). The NET is open to everyone - you do not need to be a member to join in. Visitors are always welcome and encouraged to participate.