January D.E.A.R.S. Meeting

The first D.E.A.R.S Club Meeting of 2017 will take place on Wednesday, January 4 at 6:00 pm. This is the perfect way to start your New Year!!

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.

We have moved the meeting this month only to the 1st Wednesday of January because we have a very special guest speaker!! Ray Novak (N9JA), Senior Sales Manager for ICOM, is visiting Walt Disney World and has agreed to speak to our Club members. We invite anyone who is interested in hearing Ray to attend this meeting even if you are not a D.E.A.R.S. Club member.

We want to thank Ray’s family for allowing him to take some time out from their vacation to afford us this fantastic opportunity. We really appreciate you!!

The January 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 take place at the McDonald’s located by Disney’s All Star Resort entrance. Club members usually begin arriving around 4:00 – 4:15 pm.

Let’s show Ray how much we appreciate him taking valuable time from his family vacation to visit our Club!! I anticipate a super large crowd!!

Kathy Blake