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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


Posted  10 November 2017 – Comments? Questions? Updates?



November 10 2017 | News and Rallies | Comments Off on Orlando Hamcation 2018

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.

Updated  23 October 2017 – Comments? Questions? Updates?

October 23 2017 | News and SK | Comments Off on Les Borst (KC0NC) and Casey Stafford (W0TBJ) – Silent Keys

An UPDATED November 2017 RV Service Net BULLETIN published online

An UPDATED digital version of the  November 2017 RV Service Net BULLETIN is now available on WBCCI Amateur Radio Club’s official RV Service Net’s Web page. You can click on the MEMBERS ONLY menu option to see it ONLY if you are a member of the WBCCI Amateur Radio Club/RV Service Net and you have the new password for 2017-2018. If you are not a member, you can join today online. Please contact Member Services if you are a member and your password is not working.


Janice Lilley, KK4WNK

Editor Janice Lilley, KK4WNK, consistently does a great job putting the BULLETIN together and the digital version is in color. Many members are helping the club save printing and postage costs by electing to receive the digital version of the BULLETIN online.

If you elected to receive a printed copy of the BULLETIN, it will be on its way to your QTH in the next couple of weeks.

Updated  23 October 2017 – Comments? Questions? Updates?

October 20 2017 | Miscellaneous and News | Comments Off on An UPDATED November 2017 RV Service Net BULLETIN published online

Bill Major – KI4OCN – Silent Key

Bill Major, KI4OCN. became a silent Key on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. Bill was 73 years old.

Bill was the Eastern/Central RV Service Net Control Station for the first hour on Wednesdays. Bill also frequently participated on the D-Star reflector (REF059A) discussions that several RV Service Net participants join in after the 40 meter net concludes.

Bill, KI4OCN

Our heartfelt condolences to Bill’s family.
Updated  17 October 2017 – Comments? Questions? Updates?

October 17 2017 | News and SK | Comments Off on Bill Major – KI4OCN – Silent Key

Leo Hunter – K9GDI – SK

Leo Hunter, K9GDI. became a silent Key on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. Leo was 99 years old.

Wally Byam Caravan Club International (WBCCI) President Jim Cocke, N5RTG, said:

We are sorry to hear of Leo’s passing. His was always the good strong response and he had great ears. We enjoyed knowing Leo these many years, always enjoyed visiting with him.  Didn’t matter where we saw him, in Quartzsite AZ or SKP park in Bushnell FL or in between. What a nice friend and a great Amateur Radio man. We’ll miss him.

Leo Hunter, K9GDI

Leo’s big signal and his voice will be missed on the RV Service Nets.

Updated  4 October 2017 – Comments? Questions? Updates?

October 04 2017 | Nets and News and SK | Comments Off on Leo Hunter – K9GDI – SK

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