Club Meeting/K5BOC HAMfest/F & F Day/Winter Field Day

Well folks, it’s been awhile since I did a Club Notes.  My plate has been pretty full the last few weeks, but here I am.

Our next quarterly meeting will be October 12th, next Thursday, at the Downtown Church of Christ, 100 West Church Street, Morrilton.  Steve Beavers, KF5DIF, OEM Director, will be our speaker.  He will discuss our participation in the 2024 eclipse.  As of my last conversation with Roger, KF5SDE, our club President, it looks like Subway Sandwiches are on the menu, that might change, but not likely. Roger has taken over responsibility for the menu to help me clean my plate, which is much appreciated.  Roger can be reached at We do need a headcount, not just for food, but if you plan to attend.  If you are someone with a special needs diet, please let him, or me, know.  We will do our best to accommodate you.  This is your Club Notes, if you have something to post, let me know.  Club dues for 2024 can be paid at the meeting.  Your support is greatly appreciated.  Hope to see you there.

The K5BOC Memorial HAMfest is October 14th at the Petit Jean Lutheran Camp on Petit Jean Mountain.  The grand prize is Yaesu 991A.  More information is available at or at  This is a family friendly event and is mostly indoors,  Breakfast and lunch will be available.

Our annual Fun and Fellowship day will be Saturday, November 4th at the Morrilton City Park.  Both pavilions have been reserved.  At least one HF rig will be set up for making QSOs if anyone is so inclined.  Made a couple last year.  If you have something to sell or trade, bring it.  Tables will be available at no cost or you can tail gate. I will be there about 8ishAM to start setting up.  I will have the magic box in case someone wants to test.  I will also have some things to sell or trade,  Looking forward to seeing you all there.

The Winter Field day will be 1300 hours January 27 to 1300 hours January 28 2024.  Set up will start about 10ish.  North Fire Station has been reserved again this year.  Mark it on your calendar.  More on that as it gets closer.

Any questions or comments? Contact me here or Roger at  

Have a great day and safe weekend.

Jim   AF5EI

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