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Winter Field Day
Mon, Feb 20th, 2017, @7:00pm
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From Leland Krueger:

It's with a heavy heart that I announce the death of my father William Krueger. He suffered a heart attack last night and the doctors were not able to resuscitate him. He has been in a deep coma in Italy since before Halloween. He fell and hit his head while he was on a Mediterranean Cruise vacation. It is unknown how long it will take to get his remains back to Texas. I just want to say that I am honored to have him as my father. RIP

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Bill was a member of PARK and was Vice-president when I was President. He loved building antennas and gave a number of presentations at the clubs around the Metroplex on Antennas and antenna building.

Kip

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The PARK meeting will be held on TUESDAY January 17th.  The location at the First Methodist Church of Plano. It is located at 3160 East Spring Creek Parkway, Plano,TX. We will be meeting in the large reception area. The meeting will begin at 7 pm and the VE testing at 6 pm.  The move is due to Monday being a holiday.

 

The schedule and location for 2017 Collin County Skywarn training is announced.
8:30AM-12 Noon(basic)
1:00-4:30PM(advanced)
Location
Sheraton McKinney
1900 Gateway Boulevard
McKinney, TX 75070

 

PARK will be operating Winter Field Day from the Lucas Fire Department. Lucas FD is located at 165 Country Club Rd, 75002. This is at the corner of West Lucas Rd and Country Club Road. We will be treating this like a simulated deployment. On Thursday night we will receive a simulated request for communications assistance beginning Saturday morning, January 28th. We will be asked to supply HF voice, HF digital, MESH and VHF/UHF voice capabilities. The support will begin at 8:00 am with actual communication beginning at 11:00 am. We will stop operating at 17:00 and then clean up so that we clear the facility by 18:00.

On Thursday night I will begin soliciting for equipment and support to meet the needs noted above. If you have equipment that be used great let me know. We will need antennas, generators, good extension cords, logging computers and radios. With all equipment except the radios, please allow it to be used all day. If you have a radio, please allow for it use from about 11:00 to the end of the event. You can control access to your radio, but we do ask that you allow others to operate also. If you don't have "stuff" you will be the strongest contributor to the event. Good hands, operators and organizers are the most valuable commodity.

We will not be doing extensive preplanning for this event. We want to see if we can come together quickly, organize the operation and then demobilize. And don't forget, lunch will be provided for those in attendance around lunch time. If you something you would like to bring that will go well with pizza, feel free to bring it also.

Any further discussion or planning can take place on the K5PRK Yahoo Group.  I think the event last year turned out great.  There were some fantastic new antennas and equipment at the event.  Bring your old and new toys out to play!

 

If you are interested in obtaining PARK logo apparel, please contact;

B&B Embroidery

817-471-4488

www.hamthreads.com

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.

Tony