Walk to Cure Arthritis May 13th
I have announced this event for this event for the last couple of months. It is now time to sign up up as a volunteer. This is the first time this event is being held in Plano and the Plano PD recommended that we supply support to the event. The event will start and end at Oak Point Park. The event is a 5K so it should be over rather quickly. Anticipate a on site time at around 7:30 am and we should be able to get everyone out of there before noon. We will be providing communications at the water stations and a few other key points along the course. There will be about 10 people needed for the event. Please drop me an email with your interest in participating.
Communications Update from the Board
The Board has had a meeting to discuss the Communication Director and Repeater Trustee vacancies.
As usual the minutes of this meeting will be provided to the members via the Yahoo group file directory for viewing.
Give it a day or two for us to make that happen.
Let it be known that the Board has appointed Kip Moravec, AE5IB, as the acting Communications Director until the next General Club meeting.
At that time the Board will present him as their recommendation to be voted in as Communication Director to serve until the regularly scheduled election in Oct.
The Board has appointed me as the new Repeater Trustee.
The call sign on the repeater will be changing to K5PRK.
Other issues will need addressing as the days go by and members will be kept informed and updated.
As always if someone has a question, please don't hesitate to contact me.
2017 Field Day
The 2017 Field Day event is approaching, and I encourage you to mark your calendar:
Date: Saturday June 24 through Sunday June 25
Time: On the Air @ 1:00 pm on Saturday; Off the Air @ 1:00 pm on Sunday
Location: Russell Creek Park in Plano,
(SW corner of McDermott Road and Independence Parkway)
We have reserved the pavilion near the pond. (Sorry, no A/C but plenty of wild life.) Field Day is the biggest annual, North-America-wide ham radio event that is part contest and part practicing and learning radio skills, but always a mix of friends, food and fun. I will put out more specific details as they become available.
Hope to see you there!
Mike Riedel, KE5VCT
(2017 Field Day Coordinator)
PARK Apparel Vendor
If you are interested in obtaining PARK logo apparel, please contact;
You can look at the offerings on the website, but call David, KF8WS or Shirley, N7UPY, to order. They can provide you with the correct pricing.