DEARS Net 10/26/16 147.300+ 103.5pl

Yes, it is once again time for the monthly D.E.A.R.S. Net. This prestigious monthly event will take place on Wednesday, October 26 at 7 pm.

Please join Net Control and the amazing Bruce Keller (K4BAK) who so wondrously runs our Net. Please do not just listen – check in and say hello. We would love to have ham radio operators from everywhere give us your call sign and let us know you are a part of our monthly Net.

That’s Wednesday, October 26. Be There!!

We will begin at 7 pm EDT on frequency 147.300 PL 103.5.

I will not be able to join the Net this month as I will be on the Disney Dream sailing to the Bahamas and Castaway Cay. I will, however, be thinking about all of you and anticipating a report of a multitude of check-ins to support the Net.

Our next D.E.A.R.S. Event will take place on Sunday, November 6. We will be a part of Florida Hospital’s Cycle the City ride to fight childhood cancers. This is an inspiring ride to provide children a fighting chance to beat cancer through the Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Program at Florida Hospital for Children.

We will be taking the D.E.A.R.S. van and providing communications for this event. Our assigned location is Rest Stop 4:

Gilbert Park Mt. Dora, 310 South Tremain St., Mt. Dora, FL 32757

This is the Intersection of South Tremain Street and Liberty Avenue – Located across from the Marina.

Our start time is 8:00 am and we should end at approximately 1:00 pm although anyone who has previously worked this event knows we could be there later depending on when the last cyclist arrives at our Rest Stop.

Please come out if possible and support this worthy cause with us. This will also count toward VoluntEAR hours for Disney cast members.

I hope to see a lot of D.E.A.R.S. Club Members there!!

Kathy K4WDW

D.E.A.R.S. October club meeting & V.E. Session

The October D.E.A.R.S. Club Meeting and V.E. Test Session will take place on

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016
Testing starts at 5:00 pm
Meeting starts at 6:00 pm

V.E. Test Session will be held at 5 pm and is open to anyone who would like to obtain or upgrade their ham license. This includes all levels of licensing.

We have a phenomenal speaker for this meeting. Some of you may remember Gary Ownsby, President of the Chattanooga, Tennessee Ham Radio Club. He has been instrumental as a consultant to our club members with the D-Star and DMR repeaters. I have given him free reign to speak about whatever topic he chooses. I know it will be interesting and you won’t want to miss it!!

The October meeting and V.E. Test session will be held in the Players Conference Room at Disney’s All Star Resort. Directions to the location are as follows:

Disney’s All Star Resort Cast Services Building
1601 West Buena Vista Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Players Conference Room

Follow Buena Vista Drive through the light by McDonalds. Take your first right onto Showtime Drive (if you get to the Security Guard Shack, you have gone too far!). Stop at the security camera kiosk, push the button to alert security and show a photo ID (can be a drivers license) to the host or hostess via the security camera. Let them know you are there to attend the D.E.A.R.S. Club meeting. The gate to your right will open. You may park in any of the visitor (or open) parking spaces.

Enter the Cast Services Building through the covered entrance and double glass doors. Turn left and follow the hallway to the end and turn left again. The Players Conference room is on the right.

We will be monitoring the 147.300 pl103 repeater and the 442.000 D-Star repeater. If you have made it to the McDonalds at All Star and are having trouble finding us, just give a call on 146.52 simplex.

The “Chat and Chew” will be at the McDonalds located prior to the All Star entrance. Someone usually arrives between 4 and 4:30 pm.

I hope to see everyone there!!

Kathy Blake