While most club members are aware of this, Eva Rosebrock, mother to Bob Rosebrock (WB8ZOI) passed away on January 18th. Visitation will be Wednesday, January 21st from 4 to 8 pm at the Weigel Funeral Home in Metamora. Funeral Service will be held Thursday, January 22nd at 11:00 am at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church in Metamora with Interment at Amboy Township Cemetery.
Your 2014 officers remained unchanged from the previous year, with Bryan Patterson (kb8elg) as your club President, Craig Szczublewski (kd8kbu) as your club VP, Angela Infante (kb2avn) as Secretary, and Lu Ann Kuney (kb2elh) as Treasurer.
The next club meeting will be held on January 19 at the County Administration Building (same as the Drivers License Bureau), 152 S. Fulton St, Wauseon at 7:30pm.
Notes to Pass Along:
The first business meeting of the year is the election of club officers, your attendance is greatly appreciated for this.
Club membership renewals for 2015 are also due at this time. I will be getting renewal notices out via e-mail and postal mail in the next few days. If I happen to miss you, please let me know. Your membership fees help offset the cost of running the club, allow us to hold events like the OSPOTA cookout, and maintaining the repeater. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.
It was nice to have a good turnout for the Christmas Dinner at The Barn in Archbold. I have a few pictures online at the club website here: http://k8bxq.org/media/xmas14/index.html
It is official also, we are moving the December Hamfest to the American Legion on St Rt 109, just south of Delta. We were surprised by the overwhelming interest our first Winter Hamfest, and have sought out a bigger venue. We will be actively promoting this at all of the regional hamfests this year. More details will be made available as we draw closer to the date of December 5.
01/11/2015 Hazel Park, MI
02/01/2015 Elyria, OH
02/15/2015 Livonia, MI
02/15/2015 Mansfield, OH
03/14/2015 Kalamazoo Twp, MI (was Marshall/Crossroads)
A big thank you to all the club members who volunteered to help make this a very successful event. We had people in attendance from all over northwest ohio, southweast michigan, and northeast indiana. As an experiment in a first time winter hamfest, we think we attracted a nice variety of vendors and equipment for sale. Looks like we may try this again next December on the 5th, so mark your calendars now!
The logs have been tallied and the scores are in. Of all 89 participants they received log files for, we finished in 25th place with a score of 5,096, which sound great, but actually finished 11th out 15 participants in the Multi-Operator, Multi-Radio, High Power in Park (MMH) category. So there is some room for improvement. I have no complaints from the contest. We had great weather and the cookout was a lot of fun. We keep getting a little better every year, and I imagine next year will be no different. Some other interesting stats from the contest:
Additional information can be found at the O.S.P.O.T.A. website.