STARC would like to thank the following AROs for helping with the radio coms for the 2018 Bike for the Lake:
Bob WI2B, Phil WG2W (Monty Bay Marina), John N1LXI (Rover), Nick KB1RWB (Alburgh Welcome Center/St. Anne's Shrine), Michael N1FBZ (Net Control). Andrew from Earl's Cyclery was 'Rover' with LXI, fixing cycles with mechanical issues.
We had perfect weather for the whole event which began at Knight's Point State Park. The cyclists peddle either 30 mile, 60 mile, 80 mile, or 100 mile courses. The governor of VT was even one of the cyclist too!
Everyone had a nice ride with no injuries occurring.
+1 for Amateur Radio!
73 de STARC
Originally posted by Mike Gladu – STARC Technical Advisor on 2018-06-16
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Same great forums, flea market and attendees as the live show, with the exception that you don't have to drive in winter! And it costs ..... nothing!
If you are planning to attend, please go to the HAM-CON site and register to attend and to be in the running for door prizes. While there, you can check out the lineup of forums running all day.
You will need a free Zoom account on your computer to fully take part in all the activities. But if you are not set up for this, you can still see many of the forums on YouTube.
HAM-CON is different than other On-Line events in that we have selling rooms and chat rooms where you can do some shopping or else meet up with pals you haven't see in a while. Oh, and if you have stuff to sell, please consider being a vendor. All you need is a table full of stuff and a camera.
So far, we have a couple hundred folks from all over the country registered. We'd like to see more of those rare Vermont hams too!
So go to www.ham-con.org and register. Also, if you check this site Tuesday night after 6PM you can join our HAM-CON discussion where you can test out your Zoom settings and ask questions. If you are already registered, that's GREAT!
Please pass this information to other hams and potential hams you know.
The Milton Hamfest started in 1983 as the "Northern Vermont Electronics Show." It was conceived by WB1BWV, WB2JSJ and others as a way to get Vermont hams together for swapping equipment and socializing during the long winter. The admission back then was $2. The philosophy of the Milton Hamfest has a...
This comes to us from Bob W1ICW. "In 2007, the Voice of America ceased operations at the Delano Relay site in Central California. The site is destined to be bulldozed along with several relics of Collins Radio Company's Broadcast Communications Division. The Collins Collectors Association, with assistance from the Antique Wireless Association, hatched a plan to retrieve one of the Collins 821A-1 250 KW Shortwave Transmitters from the site and place it on display for all to see. This video presentation gives some history of VoA and the Delano site and follows the disassembly and relocation of Delano Relay DL-8."