On May 27th the Kitbuilding and Troubleshooting Workshop held a special event for the benefit of the AARC 2018 Field Day effort. 13 club members inclusing event hosts Raven (KB3MUV) and Eric Berman (KC3GDV) built 2 meter J-Pole Antennas from Ladder Line. 3 others were unable to attend but purchased J-Pole kits from the club, another was unable to attend due to illness.
Photo by Wayne Precht AB3RY
Friday, May 18th, 2018, at 1:00 PM club members attened the services at Arlington National Cemetery for Holly Bevan, N3MB (SK). The Navy Color Guard (shown above) performed their duties flawlessly while the Chaplain spoke of the wonderful life Holly share with so many of us.
Armed Forces Day was Saturday May 12th 2018. On that single day of the year, hams and military operators are allowed to converse on the radio This is split frequency operation at it's best. The Military stations used military frequencies not far from the ham bands, as posted online. They announced the amateur radio frequencies on which they listened for replies. A complete list of the Military operations from the event can be downloaded here