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Re: Found BAOFENG

Nathan Bailey
 

If it came with a speaker mic, take that off the radio, and stomp it to bits.   You’ll be doing everyone a favor.  Just sayin’.  ;)

Nathan N5REL 


On May 28, 2019, at 12:20 AM, John Abbott KF5FWK <jmabbott@...> wrote:

Howdy,

The City of Garland's Parks and Recreation Department found a new BAOFENG Handi-Talky. It had the usual 21 pre-programed channels typical of new BAOFENG radios. It also had the two Garland repeaters programmed. We announced finding it in the newsletter and at the club meeting but no one stepped forward to claim the radio.

I have a Technician Class ending in August. If the owner is not found by then I will donate the radio to a new HAM.

John, KF5FWK
Garland Amateur Radio Club, Education Director


Radio World NewsBytes 5/28/2019: LPFM at 20 (Sort of); EAS Test Set for August

Tim Johnson K5TCJ
 


A couple of articles that might be of interest.

Nationwide EAS test set for August
175 years of Morse Code 

Tim - K5TCJ




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Re: North Texas Ham of the Year Nomination Tips <PLEASE read before simply sending me a name and call sign of a nominee> !!!

 

Army,


Thank you for the nice email and the recommendations

 

A couple of comments for your consideration.

 

You appear to be having some issues with getting nominations for the NTX Ham of the Year. A couple of things that might help in this regard.

  •  Actually Nominations are coming in,  not in great numbers but many of the issues
  • Have been addressed at club meetings, on the ARRLNTX Groups.IO reflector (Which is open to everyone in our section)
  • Posted on the ARRLNTX Groups.IO reflector (Which is open to everyone in our section)
  • Posted to the "ARRL North Texas" Face Book Group Page
  • Has been announced twice in the Email News letter emailed to every ARRL member that resides in North Texas that 
    has a current email address and has not Opted out to receiving email from the ARRL.
  • The Two News Letters I published are also on the http://ARRTNTX.org website under News Letters


First, publish the request for nominations in more than just the NTX Section Officials group. <<<Where is that closed Officials Group page ?>>

If you mean the Groups.io email group ARRLNTX that group is open to every amateur that resides in North Texas, even non ARRL members.


In our area at least, there are just a couple of us who subscribe to that group. 

The vast majority of hams here are not aware that it even exists. 

Is it open to any ham to join or is it still limited to section officials?   

Any member that resides in North Texas can and is encouraged to join the Groups.IO    ARRLNTX Group
I have mentioned this numerous times in personal appearances at three club meetings since becoming elected, and at Mentor Fest.

 

Second, put together your comprehensive list of requirements for the nominations into a downloadable format so it can easily be linked to by other groups in the section.

Army,   did you miss seeing any of the things I mentioned above
Or are you saying You saw those but I need to go to Ham List and other places ???


The Comprhensive list of requirements are here..........(even a suggested layout of what a nomination may look like)

Simply go to http://Groups.io
if your already a member (have an account) with Groups.io
do a search for ARRLNTX   if not register for a Groups.io account

Again Guidelines on submitting nominations are right there on Groups.io

It would delight me no end to hear that you have already done these things, but if so I have skillfully managed to miss them ;o))

 

We have an email reflector in our area we call simply Hamlist. It has over 100 subscribers and covers a wide area. I’m sure other groups in the section have similar reflectors in their respective areas as well. All of these can be used to spread the word, if the word is in a form that can be easily spread. A long message such as previously sent does not lend itself to forwarding. Too long. The same message that is available via a url link does lend itself to distribution and gets you a much wider audience.
Army, I did a search for Hamlist but came up empty, can you give me a website address ????

 

I hope you find these suggestions helpful. 

I find all critique helpful and am thankful for your well thought out questions.


The concept of a Ham of the Year award is excellent and I applaud your efforts in this regard.
Thank You !!!

I think a major problem is no one has requested Ham of The Year Nominations in so long
very few amateurs in our section know what to do, they are literally speechless.


Most of the nominations I have received are one sentence long at best !!!

Many have........ 

I nominate john jo smith cal sign w5xyz   and that is It !!!


So Far I have three nomination packages that are properly formatted......


  • Bullet statements
  • Is an ARRL member
  • Resides in NTX
  • Etc....
Then a closing statement consisting of a paragraph summary.


Here is a link to the last Two Section News Letters I sent and published......

http://www.arrlntx.org/newsletter

 

Also on the Home Page of our ARRL Division Convention (HamCom) is an announcement from me
asking for Ham of the Year Nominations

It's on the Home Page just below the ICOM banner AD.....

http://HamCom.ORG 


Steve

KG5VK
Tele 318-470-9806
2019 ARRL NTX Section Manager 
Please note: My Out Going Email address is LottsPhoto@...
KG5VK@... is forwarded to my Gmail address



On Wed, May 29, 2019 at 9:27 AM Army Curtis <ae5p@...> wrote:

Good morning Steve.

 

A couple of comments for your consideration.

 

You appear to be having some issues with getting nominations for the NTX Ham of the Year. A couple of things that might help in this regard.

 

First, publish the request for nominations in more than just the NTX Section Officials group. In our area at least, there are just a couple of us who subscribe to that group. The vast majority of hams here are not aware that it even exists. Is it open to any ham to join or is it still limited to section officials?

 

Second, put together your comprehensive list of requirements for the nominations into a downloadable format so it can easily be linked to by other groups in the section.

 

It would delight me no end to hear that you have already done these things, but if so I have skillfully managed to miss them ;o))

 

We have an email reflector in our area we call simply Hamlist. It has over 100 subscribers and covers a wide area. I’m sure other groups in the section have similar reflectors in their respective areas as well. All of these can be used to spread the word, if the word is in a form that can be easily spread. A long message such as previously sent does not lend itself to forwarding. Too long. The same message that is available via a url link does lend itself to distribution and gets you a much wider audience.

 

I hope you find these suggestions helpful. The concept of a Ham of the Year award is excellent and I applaud your efforts in this regard.

 

73, Army AE5P

 

From: section@arrlntx.groups.io [mailto:section@arrlntx.groups.io] On Behalf Of Steven Lott Smith KG5VK
Sent: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 8:40 AM
To: section@arrlntx.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ARRLNTX] North Texas Ham of the Year Nomination Tips <PLEASE read before simply sending me a name and call sign of a nominee> !!!

 

Board reading and voting on the Nominations
consist of Greg Evans K5GTX, Ken Mitchell KD2KW and Myself

Common questions:

Can a silent key be Nominated           Yes
Individual Nominations or Groups     Nominations are for "A Ham of the Year" not for a Group
Nominations can come from groups and/or Individuals for a Nominee
Nominees Must be an ARRL member
Resident of the NTX Section

Again,  Nominations must consist of Bullet statements
Underlined documentation with supporting evidence of their accomplishments is encouraged
A closing paragraph may be included and it can contain supporting documentation

Closing date of nominations will be announced at HamCom  

Nominations are to be emailed to me with the subject Title Nomination for Ham of The Year

Steve
KG5VK


Re: North Texas Ham of the Year Nomination Tips <PLEASE read before simply sending me a name and call sign of a nominee> !!!

Army Curtis, AE5P
 

Good morning Steve.

 

A couple of comments for your consideration.

 

You appear to be having some issues with getting nominations for the NTX Ham of the Year. A couple of things that might help in this regard.

 

First, publish the request for nominations in more than just the NTX Section Officials group. In our area at least, there are just a couple of us who subscribe to that group. The vast majority of hams here are not aware that it even exists. Is it open to any ham to join or is it still limited to section officials?

 

Second, put together your comprehensive list of requirements for the nominations into a downloadable format so it can easily be linked to by other groups in the section.

 

It would delight me no end to hear that you have already done these things, but if so I have skillfully managed to miss them ;o))

 

We have an email reflector in our area we call simply Hamlist. It has over 100 subscribers and covers a wide area. I’m sure other groups in the section have similar reflectors in their respective areas as well. All of these can be used to spread the word, if the word is in a form that can be easily spread. A long message such as previously sent does not lend itself to forwarding. Too long. The same message that is available via a url link does lend itself to distribution and gets you a much wider audience.

 

I hope you find these suggestions helpful. The concept of a Ham of the Year award is excellent and I applaud your efforts in this regard.

 

73, Army AE5P

 

From: section@arrlntx.groups.io [mailto:section@arrlntx.groups.io] On Behalf Of Steven Lott Smith KG5VK
Sent: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 8:40 AM
To: section@arrlntx.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ARRLNTX] North Texas Ham of the Year Nomination Tips <PLEASE read before simply sending me a name and call sign of a nominee> !!!

 

Board reading and voting on the Nominations
consist of Greg Evans K5GTX, Ken Mitchell KD2KW and Myself

Common questions:

Can a silent key be Nominated           Yes
Individual Nominations or Groups     Nominations are for "A Ham of the Year" not for a Group
Nominations can come from groups and/or Individuals for a Nominee
Nominees Must be an ARRL member
Resident of the NTX Section

Again,  Nominations must consist of Bullet statements
Underlined documentation with supporting evidence of their accomplishments is encouraged
A closing paragraph may be included and it can contain supporting documentation

Closing date of nominations will be announced at HamCom  

Nominations are to be emailed to me with the subject Title Nomination for Ham of The Year

Steve
KG5VK


Re: North Texas Ham of the Year Nomination Tips <PLEASE read before simply sending me a name and call sign of a nominee> !!!

 

Board reading and voting on the Nominations
consist of Greg Evans K5GTX, Ken Mitchell KD2KW and Myself

Common questions:

Can a silent key be Nominated           Yes
Individual Nominations or Groups     Nominations are for "A Ham of the Year" not for a Group
Nominations can come from groups and/or Individuals for a Nominee
Nominees Must be an ARRL member
Resident of the NTX Section

Again,  Nominations must consist of Bullet statements
Underlined documentation with supporting evidence of their accomplishments is encouraged
A closing paragraph may be included and it can contain supporting documentation

Closing date of nominations will be announced at HamCom  

Nominations are to be emailed to me with the subject Title Nomination for Ham of The Year

Steve
KG5VK


North Texas Ham of the Year Nomination Tips <PLEASE read before simply sending me a name and call sign of a nominee> !!!

 

I have given Instructions for Ham of The Year Nominations
several times
 
Instructions were as follows:
 

Make sure the Title of the email is "NTX Ham of the Year"
Email nominations to KG5VK@...

List specific Bullet Points
Then expand on each Bullet point with Details

Bullet point one should be ARRL Member, If they are a member
if not an ARRL member,  we will still consider them, based on other bullet points etc.

They must reside in North Texas.

You can add a summary of why they should be recognized as Ham of the Year
in your closing statement.

This will help the Board members that will select the wining nomination.
I appreciate every nomination, but help us select the right one
by making the nomination easy to read and easy to see the 
highlights of the nominee.

Lately I have received many "Nominations" that fail to meet to suggested Nomination recommendations
Most of these were simply a Name and a short sentence stating why they are being nominated
and do not include that they are an ARRL member or even reside in North Texas, let alone any support or involvement in civic functions or clubs
 
A nominee deserves some work on your part to nominate them
Other than just sending me their call sign or name.
One sentence is not going to be enough to get someone fair consideration.....
The Board which will review and vote on the nominations is not going to do the work as a nominator.

I see some excellent Candidates that have little justification for the award !!!
What follows is good solid nomination
The more bullet points the better especially if they come with supporting documentation (certificates, Photos of them working at events etc etc)
 
 
I want to nominate XXXX for NTX Ham of the year.
  • Is an ARRL member
  • Was licensed in xxxx, has lived in NTX section XX years
  • Currently is a member of xxxx and xxxx
  • Received a personal award from for work during Hurricane Harvey for doing XXXX
  • Presented XXXXXX at xxxx  Ham Fest during xxxx and again in xxxx.
  • Does on-the-air traffic handling on XXX Net
  • Was instrumental in development of xxxx
  • Was honored by being the recipient of xxx group or club award
  • Inducted into the ARRL's A-1 Operator Club
  • Directly responsible for organizing such and such events this passed year
  • Passed President of the XXX Amateur Radio club, and Current member of the Board of Directors
  • Served as a hospital volunteer during XXXXX in August of 2018, at XXXX hospital
  • Works as a Volunteer doing xxx at their local church on such and such street in no where Texas
  • Is a VEC and has administered exams during the following club meetings and Ham Fest
  • Volunteered and assisted our club during it's support of Mentor Fest (or other event)
  • Personally Elmered xxx number of new Amateur Radio operators last year
I highly recommend XXXXXX for the award of North Texas Ham of the Year.
A closing paragraph such as this is appropriate to help underline
any of the Bullet statements that are above
 


Found BAOFENG

John Abbott KF5FWK
 

Howdy,

The City of Garland's Parks and Recreation Department found a new BAOFENG Handi-Talky. It had the usual 21 pre-programed channels typical of new BAOFENG radios. It also had the two Garland repeaters programmed. We announced finding it in the newsletter and at the club meeting but no one stepped forward to claim the radio.

I have a Technician Class ending in August. If the owner is not found by then I will donate the radio to a new HAM.

John, KF5FWK
Garland Amateur Radio Club, Education Director


Re: Assistant Section Managers please post a list of ARRL NTX FD sites that you hope to attend

Army Curtis, AE5P
 

I will be attending Nacogdoches W5NAC and hope to attend Rusk County N5RCA in Henderson.

 

73, Army AE5P

 

From: section@arrlntx.groups.io [mailto:section@arrlntx.groups.io] On Behalf Of Steven Lott Smith KG5VK
Sent: Monday, May 27, 2019 4:55 PM
To: section@arrlntx.groups.io
Subject: [ARRLNTX] Assistant Section Managers please post a list of ARRL NTX FD sites that you hope to attend

 

Assistant Section managers, EC's etc etc   Please post the ARRL FD sites
That you feel you may be able to make a showing at on Saturday of FD week-end

mine are.....

I will be attending with Katherine KT5KMF & her Dad  Bob 

 

Sites we will visit as a team are 

 

Plano K5PRK

McKinney W5MRC

Richardson K5RWK

Garland K5QHD

Allen/Wylie/Lucas W5AWL

Saches    K5S


Steve
KG5VL


Assistant Section Managers please post a list of ARRL NTX FD sites that you hope to attend

 
Edited

Assistant Section managers, EC's etc etc   Please post the ARRL FD sites
That you feel you may be able to make a showing at on Saturday of FD week-end

mine are.....
I will be attending with Katherine KT5KMF & her Dad  Bob 
 
Sites we will visit as a team are 
 
Plano K5PRK
McKinney W5MRC
Richardson K5RWK
Garland K5QHD
Allen/Wylie/Lucas W5AWL
Saches    K5S


Steve
KG5VK


Re: Section Officials to Visit 2019 ARRL Field Day Sites

 

I will attend the following ARRL FD sites

I will be attending with Katherine KT5KMF & her Dad  Bob 
 
Sites we will visit as a team are 
 
Plano K5PRK
McKinney W5MRC
Richardson K5RWK
Garland K5QHD
Allen/Wylie/Lucas W5AWL
Saches    K5S
 
My goal is to get Katherine returned to her home site by 9 pm
get a few hours of shut eye
and then head home Sunday early morning by way of Rockwall and the K5RKW FD site
and then on into Paris Texas 

Look for others in the Section management team to try and make it to your clubs FD site, if you are on the map !

Steve
KG5VK


Red Cross Served Agency Visits to Field Day Locations

Kevin McCoy
 

The Red Cross is proud to be partners in Disaster Response with the ARRL since 1935.

As you may be aware there are points available on Field Day for ???Served Agency??? Visits.

Field day is a great way to learn to operate in abnormal situations in less than optimal conditions. It is also a great way for Red Cross personnel to better understand what Radio Operators can do.

Central and South Texas Red Cross Region (C???) is offering ???Served Agency??? Visits to Field Day sites. As a part of this visit we will provide documentation you can use to prove a ???Site Visit by invited served agency official??? for Bonus points. (2019 Field day rules section 7.3.12). Also you will be provided an ICS message for transmission that can be used for points (see 7.3.6)

To register for a site visit please send your email request no later than 06/15/2019 to:

KF5FUZ at arrl.net Containing the following details:

Name of group:

County:
Operating Period:

Operating Location:

Preferred date and time of visit:

Contact Name / Call Sign / Cell Phone

We will reply with our visit plan.

Kevin KF5FUZ IT/DST CSTAR Region American Red Cross

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Counties covered:

Red Cross C??? Region TX covers the counties of: Andrews; Atascosa; Bandera; Bastrop; Bell; Bexar; Blanco; Borden; Bosque; Brazos; Brewster; Burleson; Burnet; Caldwell; Comal; Coryell; Crane; Crockett; Dawson; Dimmit; Ector; Edwards; Falls; Fayette; Freestone; Frio; Gaines; Gillespie; Glasscock; Gonzales; Grimes; Guadalupe; Hamilton; Hays; Hill; Howard; Irion; Jeff Davis; Karnes; Kendall; Kerr; Kimble; Kinney; La Salle; Lampasas; Lee; Leon; Limestone; Llano; Loving; Madison; Martin; Mason; Maverick; McLennan; Medina; Menard; Midland; Milam; Pecos; Presidio; Reagan; Real; Reeves; Robertson; Sterling; Sutton; Terrell; Travis; Upton; Uvalde; Val Verde; Ward; Washington; Webb; Williamson; Wilson; Winkler; Zapata; and Zavala;

If you are in another county you could still arrange this through your local Red Cross - [ http://www.redcross.org Select ???locate your local chapter??? in the top bar. Contact me if you have difficulty.]




Come meet the 2018 Ham of The Year at a luncheon during Ham Com on Saturday Only 50 seats left as of today

 

DFWCG and LSDXA time to get your tickets for the Saturday Luncheon at Ham Com.  Final count is due May 30.

 

DFW Contest Group Contest Luncheon @ HamCom
Saturday, June 8th at 12:00

Luncheon Presentation:
"New Blood: Drafting the Next Generation"
Presented by 2018 Young Ham of the Year:
Bryant Rascoll, KG5HVO

 

Visit 

http://www.dfwcontest.com/2019-contest-luncheon.html 

to purchase tickets

 

You may also purchase tickets through the Ham Com website, www.hamcom.org

 


ARRLNTX #facebook

section@arrlntx.groups.io Integration <section@...>
 

By ARRL - North Texas Section

Field Day 2019 is on June 22nd & 23rd. Section officials are starting their plan their visits to various Field Day sites around the section.

PLEASE ADD YOUR FIELD DAY SITE TO THE ARRL FIELD DAY LOCATOR!!!

http://www.arrl.org/field-day-locator

#FD19 #FieldDay #ARRL #ARRLNTX


Section Officials to Visit 2019 ARRL Field Day Sites

 

Field Day 2019 is on June 22nd & 23rd. Section officials are starting their plan their visits to various Field Day sites around the section.


If your Field Day Site isn't listed in the ARRL Field Day Locator, you may want to add it!

>>> http://www.arrl.org/field-day-locator <<<

Section officials will visit as many sites as time, traffic, and weather allow.  They are making their plans based on what is listed in the ARRL Field Day Locator.

Section Manager and Section Youth Coordinator Site Visits

North Texas Section Manager Steven Lott Smith KG5VK will team up with our newly appointed Section Youth Coordinator Katherine Forson KT5KMF and her father, Rob Forson K5WFR, for site visits for about a half dozen Field Day sites around the Plano area.  They are planning to make quality visits at those sites instead of just making an appearance then leaving.  They hope to visit each site for thirty to forty five minutes to maximize face-to-face time with Field Day participants.

"Katherine and I are going to be able to visit with members and even talk on the radios from each club site," said Steve KG5VK.  

The team will start their trek in Plano at 3pm on Saturday so Katherine and her father can return to their home by 11pm.

"I will probably crash at a FD site some where near Plano around midnight," said Steve KG5VK.  "After a few hours of shut eye and some good java, I will depart for for Paris, Texas to close out Field Day at the Red River Valley Amateur Radio Club site."

Points are no longer made available from sites being visited by ARRL officials, however if you send formal traffic over the air to your Section Manager and he receives it, you can earn 100 bonus points. Steve KG5VK has both UHF/VHF as well as HF in his truck and plans on monitoring 7290 as well as 146.52 simplex for formal message traffic.  You can also send Steve a Winlink message to KG5VK for the points, provided you do it over the air.  He will confirm message reception when he returns to his QTH at the conclusion of Field Day.

Have Fun, Be Safe !!!


Sever Weather Alert Day 20 May 2019 as noted by our SEC with the call to Readiness...

 

From: sec@...
Date: Monday, 20 May 2019, 08:05AM -04:00
Subject: NOTICE: Severe Weather over Entire NTX Section


All DECs and ECs, If you have not already, please put your teams on standby please do so. 


Above all, maintain situational awareness and be safe!  If you have support needs/requests as a result of the weather, please let myself and/or Steve Lott know as soon as you can.  Copy us on Activation Notices.  We are here to support each other.

 Also, please forward your current contact information to sec@...

 I will be flying back into the Dallas Area this afternoon – I will have WIFI on the plane, so I will be able to receive texts.

 Please remind your teams to be safe, situationally aware and Turn Around, Don’t Drown!

73,

Greg Evans, K5GTX

NTX ARES SEC

713.410.2376.


HamCom Saturday June 8th Come meet KG5HVO The 2018 Young Ham of the Year

 
Edited

DFW Contest Group Contest Luncheon @ HamCom
Saturday, June 8th at 12:00

 
Luncheon Presentation:
"New Blood: Drafting the Next Generation"

Presented by 2018 Young Ham of the Year:
Bryant Rascoll, KG5HVO
 
Visit 
to purchase tickets


Re: Carolyn Womack KC5OZT

 

Thank You !

I can Now notify the ARRL

Steve
KG5VK


Re: Carolyn Womack KC5OZT

 

The DARC has just received word, via Facebook, from Ann Womack-Lee, Carolyn's sister: (May 5, 2019)

"This is the hardest thing I will write. Carolyn Womack my beloved sister passed away this morning at 5am. She fell asleep last night and woke up in her Heavenly home. She fought a hard battle with cancer but the Lord knows what is best. I wish everyone could have known her like I did. She was funny, serious, a lover of music, avid fan of ham radio. She loved her facebook friends and I know she would want me to tell you. The most important thing she would want me to tell you is that there is a Savior who will be with you in life and death, and she has now seen Him face to face."

The DARC and Amateur Radio has lost an amazing person
She is now exchanging traffic with God and all of his other angels.

Prayers to her family and all that knew her.

Steven Lott Smith
KG5VK


Carolyn Womack KC5OZT

Aaron Hulett | K8AMH <k8amh@...>
 

I have some very sad news that Carolyn KC5OZT’s key has fallen silent after a hard battle with cancer. She passed away in her sleep.
 
While I have not known Miss Carolyn for as long as many involved with the National Traffic System, I quickly discovered her caring spirit and her passion for the NTS, and how others I spoke with would light up at the mention of her call. She was a Section Traffic Manager, a Central Area Net manager… heavily involved with the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex Traffic Net, the 7290 Traffic Net, other nets… and more importantly, shined with her willingness to help and her friendliness, always, both on and off the air.
 
As arrangements have not been made just yet, I do not have any details to share. Please feel free to reach out to me if you would like any information or if I can try to help answer anything, and please keep her family in your thoughts and prayers.
 
My main link into the NTS is via the D/FW net and this net is how I had the pleasure of meeting Miss Carolyn. In my hope of honoring her, I listed a piece of traffic at the net from the countless people, hams and non-hams alike, that she has touched over the years, which I have copied below.
 
Aaron | K8AMH
Section Traffic Manager for ARRL North Texas Section
k8amh@...
 
 
NR 220 R K8AMH 35 LEWISVILLE TX  MAY 06
CAROLYN WOMACK KC5OZT
BT
A SAYING GOES YOU MAKE A LIVING
BY WHAT YOU GET YOU MAKE A
LIFE BY WHAT YOU GIVE XRAY THANK
YOU FOR GIVING SO MUCH TO US
AND MAY YOU REST IN PEACE 73
BT
MORE PEOPLE THAN CAN FIT IN THIS SPACE
AR
/EX
 


Interop COMMEX

John Newman <jnewmantyler@...>
 

The East Texas Council of Government is hosting an interop Commex in Tyler on May 18-19. City and county communication platforms will set up in the Tyler Junior College West Campus parking lot on Saturday and will exercise interop communications on Sunday. Ham groups are invited to attend and display any platforms we may have. 

Come over and tour through the platforms on Saturday and participate in the exercise on Sunday morning.  

If you desire more information, please email me at address n9jn@...

John Newman, N9JN
ARES DEC 9
Tyler