Congratulations Michelle!

Some of the club members couldn’t wait for the official picture to be taken before they congratulated Michelle, now KN4FRA. There was no shortage of club members offering to help her program her new radio. It must be her yoga instructor charm.

Something Indian for a background was suggested. The Taj Mahal immediately came to mind, but we are saving that for when Michelle gets her General. Welcome to the club Michelle.

Pinch hitting for Matthew while he was away was Rich, no stranger to the microphone. Here he is introducing the main speaker, Dan WZ1P, who spoke on solar panels for amateur use, and the contents of the go kit he uses for DX-peditions.

Dan extolling the features of flexible solar panels like the one on the screen behind him. This device is rugged, and a bit pricey for the average ham. The unit shown was capable of 60 watts, 15.4 volts. Solar panels require additional hardware controllers to prevent over charging some of the exotic batteries available today. Those interested in the new science can check out nano phosphate technology.

Here Dan goes over the contents of his go kit, which includes antennas, filters, batteries, solar charger, charger controller, and of course his trusty icom 7000.


Attendees at the September 2017 meeting
AA4HT Robert Van Winkle Amateur Extra YES NO AA4HT
AA4HTXYL Carolyn Van Winkle Not Licensed NO NO AA4HTXYL
AC7CL Christopher LeBlanc Amateur Extra YES NO AC7CL
K1DU Frederick Delaney Amateur Extra YES NO K1DU
K4CBN George Kenneth General NO NO K4CBN
KB0QMN George Rezac General NO NO KB0QMN
KF4Q William Busbin Amateur Extra YES YES KF4Q
KG4PWF James Scott General NO NO POL-173A KG4PWF
KG4YNI Ernest Haynes Amateur Extra YES NO POL-296A KG4YNI
KG4YNIXYL Joan Haynes Unlicensed NO NO KG4YNIXYL
KI4ZJW Michael Fisher Technician NO NO KI4ZJW
KI4ZMV William Johnson Amateur Extra YES NO POL-840 KI4ZMV
KK4OGM Ronald Herring Amateur Extra NO NO KK4OGM
KK4TBL Kenneth Hayes General NO NO POL-906 KK4TBL
KK4TSG Ronald Herring General NO NO KK4TSG
KM4STS Liam Holzer General NO NO KM4STS
KM4STT Aimee Holzer General NO NO KM4STT
KM4STU Leon Holzer General NO NO KM4STU
KM4UYX Kenneth Kozla General NO NO KM4UYX
KN4BOE Thomas Conner General YES NO KN4BOE
KN4CHP James Edmonson General YES NO KN4CHP
KN4FBD John McCullough Technician YES NO KN4FBD
KN4FRA Michelle Pugh Technician NO NO KN4FRA
N4ESS Richard Kennedy Amateur Extra LIFE NO PAS-570 N4ESS
N4HCZ Robert Griggs Amateur Extra NO NO N4HCZ
N4HES Arthur Hess General NO NO N4HES
N4KWR Kevin Rought General YES YES POL-868 N4KWR
N4PEG Margaret Lang Amateur Extra YES NO HIL-1000 N4PEG
N6MRS Michael Shreve General YES NO N6MRS
N7CUC Samuel Shaver Amateur Extra NO NO N7CUC
W4JGC J. Culler Amateur Extra YES NO POL-560A W4JGC
W4VCO Julian Homan General NO NO NO W4VCO
W4ZSC Albert Sheppard Amateur Extra YES NO POL-843 W4ZSC
W7STR Springer Rush Amateur Extra YES NO W7STR
W8DUK Richard Grubb Amateur Extra YES NO POL-782 W8DUK
WA4MMO Geoffrey Schuck Amateur Extra YES NO WA4MMO
WX4AMS Andrew Stevens General YES YES POL-838 WX4AMS
Guests at the September 2017 Meeting
WB8QQR Norman Nissen Advanced
KE4CRC Mike Randall Technician
WD9CJT Ernest Dennison General
KA3BJF John Little Novice

New Members
AC7CL Chris
W7STR Todd
KN4FRA Michelle