We have had a busy but not uneventful summer at SMARC. I think all of us needed a little break after the most wonderful Field Day ever.

Now that Fallish weather has returned, we are focusing on Fall events! Our next big event plans have changed. Unfortunately and regrettably Route 66 on the Air has not welcomed the birthplace of Rt. 66 into the station list. So, instead of that event, we have been re-invited to join the Off Road Camping Club at Lake Springfield on Saturday and Sunday Sept. 8 and 9. We will be set up and on the air at that event both days. We will be taking an HF rig and a trailer this time. I do hope you will come and join us there! We had a lot of fun last year and look forward to meeting, greeting and making lots of contacts again this year!

Jeff assures me that Guns and Radios is “good to go” for this year. So, the last Saturday of October, the 27th, we will have our picnic at the Reppert Farm. As this also falls on the CQWW weekend, we should be able to make lots of radio contacts from there as well! Bring your favorite dish, your favorite firearm/s and lawn chair and plan to have a great time!

Remember that each club meeting is an antenna party. If you have an antenna project you would like to work on, SWRs that need to be checked on a new antenna, or help with a mobile install, please feel free to bring that along. Hope to see you tomorrow!