ARC of the WBCCI and RV Service Nets at the 2018 Orlando Hamcation

The reports about the RV Service Net’s activities at the 2018 Orlando Hamcation continue to come in and it is clear that everyone had a great time there.

RV Service Net at Orlando’s Hamcation

Bob Caldwell (VE6RPP) served as the RV Service Net’s host at the Hamcation and events included happy hours, a pot-luck lunch and a meeting complete with door-prizes.

Camping at Hamcation

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Posted  16 February 2018 – Comments? Questions? Updates?

 

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Sam Haynes (WA4ICK) Awarded Life Membership

Sam Haynes is now is Life Member of the Amateur Radio Club of the Wally Byam Caravan Club International, sponsor of the RV Service Net.

Sam, WA4ICK

In nominating Sam for this honor, Director of Nets Richard Paschall said:

Sam has been the manager of the East Coast/Central 40 meter net for many years and has acted as a net control station once or more per week for the time he has been net manager.  Sam has done an outstanding job and meets the criteria for lifetime membership.

The Executive Board of the ARC of the WBCCI unanimously approve the motion to award life membership to Sam.

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Posted  31 January 2018 – Comments? Questions? Updates?

 

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Gareth (Lindy) Linder (W1ACL) and Don Benham (KE4AG) – Silent Keys

Lindy Linder (W1ACL) and Don Benham (KE4AG) have passed away. Both were Life Members in the Amateur Radio Club of the WBCCI.

Garry Ritchie (W8OI) said this about Lindy:

When I became director of nets for the WBCCI RV Service Nets, Lindy was net manager of an 80 meters RV Service Net that met once a week on Sunday mornings at 7:30 eastern time and primarily served the northeastern US and Canada..  When he quit running that net in 2009 he had been serving in that role for more than four decades.  We had to close that net when he stepped down because we could find no one else to take over.

Gareth “Lindy” Linder was one of the most loyal net managers/net controllers WBCCI could ever hope to find.  I never met him in person but I surely appreciated him much.

Don Benham (KE4AG) served as President of the ARC if the WBCCI from 1987 to 1988. Don was also a trustee of the Club’s amateur radio call sign, WB8RC. Don served in the United States Army and was a Bronze Star recipient.

Our heartfelt condolences to Lindy’s and Don’s families.
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Posted  21 January 2018 – Comments? Questions? Updates?

 

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Orlando Hamcation 2018

There’s still time to get your reservation in for the 2018 Hamcation in sunny Orlando, Florida.  Many RV Service Net attendees enjoy our annual trip to Skycraft Parts and Surplus, the supermarket of electronics and deals along with the Hamcation.

This is the premiere Amateur Radio event in the Southeast, according to the Hamcation website.  We all know, firsthand, Hamcation is one of the best hamfest setting in the south.  We are planning a pot-luck meal and a RV Service Net meeting along with door-prizes!

Gates open on Wednesday, the 7th.  Hamfest starts Friday, Feb 9th and ends Sunday, February 11th.

Here are some photos of the fun at the last (2017) Orlando Hamcation:

Campers at the Orlando Hamcation

Prize quilt at the Orlando Hamcation

Members of the RV Service Net at the Orlando Hamcation

Jamie Johnson wins this painting

Camping along the lake

 

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Posted  10 November 2017 – Comments? Questions? Updates?

 

 

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Les Borst (KC0NC) and Casey Stafford (W0TBJ) – Silent Keys

George Ebner (KA5GBK), manager of the Rocky Mountain RV Service Net, informs the Club/Net:

It is a sad time for us as two of our members became silent keys. Les KCØNC became a silent key on the 16th of June after a long battle with health issues. Les was a very strong asset to the net by his daily contribution by taking pre-net check-ins as well as having his own morning as net control.

Casey, WØTBJ, became a silent key on Sept. 17, 2017. He was a net control for many, many years until he retired about two years ago.

These two men will be sorely missed.

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Updated  23 October 2017 – Comments? Questions? Updates?

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