Items of note on this Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend…a weekend of beaches (as it traditionally marks the beginning of summer), barbecues (because it’s a holiday weekend and grilling is just understood), racing (the greatest single day of the year for the race fan as the Grand Prix of Monaco, the Indianapolis 500 and the World 600 are all on the same day) and let’s not forget ham radio…

  • If you’re in the mood for a hamfest, Wormfest 2021 is Saturday at Freedom Park in St. Petersburg. For further details, visit
  • If you’re in the mood for some special event station action, W9IMS is on in honor of the Indy 500…visit the W9IMS page at for additional info
  • Don’t forget the “Second Annual Mid-June Pre-ARRL Field Day Tail-Gators Gathering” June 12 at the Mason’s Lodge in Dade City (info already sent out and will likely be sent again)

Most important of all, let’s remember the meaning of Memorial Day…which is to honor all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. It’s not a day for parties and celebrations…rather it’s a day to honor and reflect, and to be thankful for those who gave their lives so that we can enjoy the freedom which we have. God bless you all.