Swap this Saturday

I do not know about you, but this is an exciting time.  I look forward to the local swap.

It is a great place to meet those who you only talk to on the air.  It is a time to get out, share your “fish” stories.

It is a time to look at all the vendors, tell yourself I do not need anything, but buy it anyways.  I always find something to buy.

I have trinkets in my shack that do not work, but the memories it brings back are awesome.  I have the things I did buy and after a little cleanup and polishing they turn out to be gems.

That entry fee is nothing compared to the talks on the radio on the way home.  The chats at late night about how you got the better deal.  All are precious and something you will always remember.

Remember the first SWAP ?

Antenna is flying high on the roof of Norm Seeley.

Saturday morning are the time to get up early and meet with other hams (sometimes before breakfast).  Then you put them all together and what do you have ?  Maybe an antenna raising ceremony.

That is what happened the morning of Feb 1st.  It took four hams to get a J-Pole mounted and wired up.  To view this task unfold you need to go to KI7UP, Norm Seeley Jr; . Amateur Radio Dreaming.

All went home without cuts or bruises believe it or not.

Springfest is here………….

Springfest, the Scottsdale Clubs annual swap is this March 15th.  We are looking for volunteers to assist at the gate, ticket sales, Talkin Radio Operator, and general help.   The more that volunteer the shorter their duty time.  This benefits the club and all amateurs in the local area.  Please come out and help.

Contact the Swap Chairman, Gerald Jacques at ke7gym@arrl.net for signups.

 

Our Meetings

If you have not been to a SARC Meeting,  your missing some great programs.  This past February a program was given that covered the VooDoo Expedition.  It included all their trials and tribulations of the Ham experience a long way from home.

Go to our Meetings tab on the front page for programs in the future.  look forward to seeing you in the future.

 

Thunderbird Swap

Should have been there.  Good swap, lots of Hams, good sales.  One of the better swaps I have been to in a while.  Well attended.  Good Weather.  Plenty of vendors.  Overall a 9 on the dj scale.  Hope to see you at the Scottsdale Springfest.