Thursday, September 27, 2018



The SEKARC will be meeting this Saturday at 9am at Fire Station #1 in Pittsburg (map below).  We have a lot to talk about from reviewing the recent mining special event and how we should plan for 2019. We also will be talking about a few other new ideas that members have. Breakfast will be served, and we will have coffee and other drinks or bring your favorite!

It is a great time to meet folks and make club decisions and have your voice heard. If you have not been to one, we hope to see you Saturday !! I will be sending out the minutes for the meeting Friday afternoon so you will have that available and save printing costs!

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Coffee QSO - Record Turnout !!

The SEKARC Coffee QSO at Otto's Cafe had record turnout today. I believe the total was 19 including Vivian, the daughter and namesake for Matt KØVLL. We had antennas shown, one antenna looked like it had blown up, radio memories programmed, good breakfast and great fellowship with area ham radio operators. If you miss the Coffee QSO you are really missing out! See you next week?

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Mining Special Event - Feedback Request

Here is a form we would like for you to complete so we can get feedback and your thoughts on the 2018 event and how we should plan for 2019. This will be the main topic for the meeting coming up on the 29th of this month. Please review this and provide your thoughts as the more input we get, the better the event will be in 2019!

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Ham Radio and Hurricane Florence

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Author: Suzanne Lawler

A state group is on standby to go to the Carolinas and help after Florence. Ham radio operators can help organize volunteers. 

Here in Georgia, a ham radio mutual assistance team went on standby to help the Carolinas in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Never Forget 9/11/01

Ham Radio Special Event Station remembers their brothers and hams lost. Here is my QSL that I received from my contact with them. God Bless America.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Kansas Mining Event #6 - Galena Museum

One of the friendliest and accommodating locations we set up for the 2018 Mining Series was the Galena Mining and Historical Museum. Here is a link to their website CLICK HERE. Ahead of the event we contacted Linda at the Museum and she was vert gracious in the permission and appreciative of us coming there and spreading the word about their location to amateur radio operators around the country.

She met us there for the one day of the on site event and helped us with locating the power outlets, and later brought us copies of their tourism information cards, a great little book titled Pioneer Days of Galena that told the story of Galena's rich history. And then gave us private tours of their museum and talked about the various displays from glowing minerals in the rocks to a small but heavy chunk of Iron Ore. Linda offered us some cold bottled water and a chance to get in to the air conditioning for a bit. What a great museum and if you have not stopped and toured it, you should.