December D.E.A.R.S Net

December D.E.A.R.S. Net

by k4wdw


Christmas is over and Mickey is ready for the December D.E.A.R.S. Net!! That’s right!! It is once again time to make our presence known on the radio airwaves and check into the monthly D.E.A.R.S. Net!!

This month’s net will take place on Wednesday, December 28 at 7 pm. The illustrious Bruce Keller (K4BAK) will once again take charge as Net Control!! It is always such a pleasure to listen to Bruce as he is such a phenomenal asset to our D.E.A.R.S. Club.

Please join us from all over the world and check in with Bruce (Net Control) during this last D.E.A.R.S. Net of the year 2016.

As indicated, we will begin promptly at 7 pm Eastern Time. You will find us on frequency 147.300 PL 103.5.

We invite anyone and everyone to join us and check in with your name, amateur radio call sign and share any traffic you may have for us.

Let’s end the year 2016 with a plethora of check-ins and let everyone know we are available for any type of emergency situation to provide communications through amateur radio and the D.E.A.R.S. Club.

I am anticipating a large check-in this month as we all recuperate from our feasts of food and gifts and look forward to a bright New Year ahead.

Don’t miss out on this amazing experience!!

Kathy K4WDW

D.E.A.R.S. December Meeting & Christmas Event


Hear Ye!! Hear Ye!!

The D.E.A.R.S December Club Meeting and Christmas Event will take place on Wednesday, December 14 at 6:00 pm.

The V.E. Test Session will take place at 5:00 pm prior to the meeting and is open to anyone who would like to obtain or upgrade their ham license. This includes all levels of licensing. You do not have to be a D.E.A.R.S Club member to attend the V.E. Test Session or the Club meeting. We invite everyone to attend.

Our guest speaker will be Lynn Deffenbaugh KJ4ERJ whose presentation will be about APRS. Lynn is an expert in this field and I am positive will prove to be both interesting and informative.

We will have a scrumptious dinner at this meeting so please bring your appetite. There will be no charge for the meal. Larry, Rebekah and I will be cooking up a feast to make your mouth water!! Our Board members have agreed to bring some beverages.

The location will remain the same as it has been for the past several months.

The December 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 not take place this month since we will be having a meal at our meeting. However, if you would like to arrive early and assist with setup at the conference room, your help will be greatly appreciated.

I hope to see you all there with a smile on your face and a desire to learn, eat and have fun!!

Kathy Blake