Archive for December, 2018

Where in the World is . . . Christmas Island, (VK9X) OC-002 – Ron, K5HM

December 27th, 2018 Comments off

That’s right little Jimmy. Do you think Santa Clause really likes living at the North Pole? He prefers the temperate climes of the tropics. Christmas island is a territory of Australia in the Indian Ocean. It has a population of 2,072 residents who live in several “settlement areas” on the northern tip of the island variously called Flying Fish Cove, Kampong, Silver City, Poon Saan and Drumsite (I will leave the visual picture of the last two to the reader). Most of the population are Chinese Australian. It is called Christmas Island because it was discovered on Christmas Day, 1643 by Capt. William Mynors of the Royal Mary an East India Company trading vessel as he sailed past it. In 1957, the island was transferred from the U.K. to Australian sovereignty. Read more, download article here

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KARS General Meeting –Monday, December 10, 2018

December 14th, 2018 Comments off

  • Meeting was held at Rudy’s BBQ restaurant, combined with our annual KARS Christmas dinner.
  • Treasurer’s Report – Raul Ramos: Current balance = $4260.07
  • The raffle for the ICOM IC-7300 was held. Congrats to Darrel, K5TWG, for winning.
  • Net Control Assignment for the period of Dec 18, 2018 – Jan 15, 2019:
Date Net Control Operator
12/18 David McMasters
12/25 Holiday – No Net
1/1 Holiday – No Net
1/8 Carlisle Rodriguez
1/15 Sheree Horton
  • Four (4) new member applications were presented and approved by club membership: Benjamin Sommers (K5BSO), Louis Orlando (KI5BWV), Mauricio Valdez, Orville Burg (K5VWW).
  • There was a combined total of 39 members and guests in attendance.
  • Dinner and meeting adjourned at app. 9:00 pm. Good time had by all.
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ARES inclement weather “Check-in” Net

December 7th, 2018 Comments off

ARES inclement weather “Check-in” Net this evening @ 6:00pm

using 145.370 MHz. Backup is 147.000 MHz (New tone 103.5).


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