MARA's annual picnic was a great success at the Lake Lucille Rec Area, The barbee was great, thanks to our Chief Cook, John/KLIXM. We had some great salads, cookies, baked beans and chili. We had door prize drawings, all the kids had a great time, as well as the pups. Everyone cooperated on keeping their distance and keeping things clean, thank you for that. Pictures have been posted on the MARA Facebook. If you have any to add please send them to Don/KL7JFT. We had some excellent discussions and future plans are in the works. Thanks to John/KL7LL up from Washington State for the unique gifts. Remember those who participated in the last ZOOM Meeting and won a door prize, we still have it for you as well as the folks who ordered coffee cups Our VE Testing was a smashing success. We had 12 folks test, the youngest was 11, who passed. Of the 12, 9 passed. 4 new techs, 4 upgrade to general and 1 to extra. One of our applicants passed the tech and general. Congrats to all. The weather wasn't too bad, we had extra shelters erected, which helped everyone to keep there distance. Thanks TJ/KL3IT for coordinating the dogs and cows, top notch meat. 73s & 88s everyone.
Now that MARA Field Day is over, as previously mentioned, it was an individual or family Field Day event. Folks operated from their home or portable stations, with or without emergency power. The rules were modified a bit so that class 1D can contact other class 1D station as well as any other station as before.. If you participated in Field Day please include your association with MARA/KL7JFU in your tally sheet to show the club's aggregate score. Also please send KL7JFT a copy of your sheet.
Sorry for another change, the location has changed from the Old Houston Fire House on the Parks to the New Houston Fire House on 990 Kenlar Drive off the Parks Hwy North, Left on Hawk Lane and Left on Kenlar Drive . Time is still 1000-1200 Saturday. Contact John/AL7LA for any additional info. Click on map to expand,