Hams Connecting Across the Air and Sea

During Field Day 2017, I learned a little bit of Palmer and ham radio history from Mayor Edna Devries. Then a few days later there was a post on Facebook by the granddaughter of of the ham.

In August of 1977, Edward Holmes, KL7HFX, who lived in Palmer, had contact with Mutsuhiro Ishiguro in Saroma, Japan and this led to the two cities becoming sister cities.

                                        

Additional information can be found at www.cityofpalmer.org/sistercityprogram

 

Field Day 2017

We had a great time!! We learned where our strengths are and what to work on this coming year!! Thank you to all those who attended!!! Thank you to those who helped set up and take down, stayed the whole time, presented wonderful classes, provided bbq items, mingled with the public and fellow hams, and made the day great!!!!

 

Ham Fest 2017 on May 6

EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO HAMFEST 2017

Boy and Girls Club, 3700 E Bogard Road, Wasilla, AK

May 6, 10-4

Table rental for displays or selling items $10
Admission at the door is $3
BBQ costs a donation of at least $5
Door prize ticket $3, MUST be present to win
50/50 Raffle tickets $5 each or five for $20, need NOT be present to win

Country Store items
T-shirts $15 members, $20 nonmembers
Club membership $24
Logo decals and patches $5
Ham radio cartoon CDs $15
Coffee mugs to order $18
If you don’t have enough for a table we’ll sell them for you during the Hamfest for 10% commission, which goes to the club. You can drop off items or pictures of large or heavy items to be sold at the Country Store tables. Contact Don, dbush@gci.net for additional details
The schedule of events
7:30-9:30 Setup
9:30 Satellite demonstration
10:00 Hamfest begins
10:30 prize drawing
11:00 Jim Pace & Ray Hollenbeck ARRL presentations
11:00ish BBQ begins
11:15 Satellite demonstration
12:30 prize drawing
12:55 Satellite demonstration
2:00 Licensing Exam, free club membership for passing techs
3:30 split the pot drawing
4:00-6:00 Cleanup
If you have not already done so, please contact Betty at sniffles@mtaonline.net, if you will need a table, so she can make sure there are enough.

Please bring folding/lawn chairs. Also any canopies you have available would be greatly appreciated!!!

BBQ will have hotdogs and cheeseburgers provided. Bring a side dish to share.

There will be a table with beginner electronics activities for kids taught by John Mears, former UAA electronics professor

There will also be three satellite communications demonstrations, a Licensing Exam, and presentations from our local and regional ARRL representatives.

See you there!!!!

Shelia, KL3TP, MARA President & Mark, KL3TO, First Dude