N5B - Plano Balloon Festival Special Event Station
For the sixth consecutive year, we will be activating the PBF Special Event Station. This year we will be using a new callsign: N5B.
For those of you who may be unfamiliar, a special event station is just a way for us to get on the air to promote amateur radio to the general public and to promote the PBF to the amateur radio community. We will once again be located in our usual spot at the far back of the First United Methodist Church property next to the festival entrance. We plan to will operate 3 stations all on SSB this year. Parking passes will be available so that you will have free access to the station. More information may also be found by visiting the N5B page on www.QRZ.com.
*Please note that this operation is completely separate from the PBF field activities.*
Anyone interested in participating (who is not already a member) should first join the separate N5B Yahoo Group.
This is a special group created just for this event where most discussion and activity related to N5B will take place. It's a closed group to reduce spam, but all I need is your callsign and your basic info and I will be glad to promptly add you to the group.
To join, just follow this link: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/N5B/info
There are several ways for individuals to participate in this effort.
We also need folks to signup for shifts to help us setup and/or teardown, operate, or help/log.
Pick your time and signup for a 2 hour shift. The signup is here: http://tinyurl.com/n5b-plano
Please come out and join us. We always have a lot of fun!
Plano Balloon Fest - September 23 - 25
The 2016 Plano Balloon Festival is September 23-25.
Please visit the site below to review information and sign up. There is a lot of information on the website that you should review. The documents, based on over 30 years of experience, have answered a lot of information for volunteers and kept us safe. It is a great opportunity to serve our community and have a lot of fun doing it.
Field fills up quickly and once each shift reaches its limit, the opportunity to register for that time slot will be removed.
Get registered and what each position brings:
Training for communications volunteers will be held at the PARK meeting on September 19th.
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.