Join us Wednesday evening, October 25, at 7 pm for the October D.E.A.R.S. “Fun” Net with the fabulous Ricardo (KV4OP) at the helm as Net Control! Bruce has been experiencing some challenges with his station since Hurricane Irma. Ricardo graciously agreed to step in as Net Control! Thank you so much, Ricardo. We have “fun” on our net so you don’t want to miss checking in!!
Please join us from all over the world and check in to our net. Everyone is welcome to check in and share any traffic or announcements with us.
We will begin promptly at 7 pm Eastern Time. In the Orlando area you will find us on the D.E.A.R.S. repeater at frequency 147.300 PL 103.5. You can also join us via EchoLink node #632802.
Settle yourself in your radio shack, grab a cup of coffee in your D.E.A.R.S. coffee mug (right handed or left handed – either way works) and check in to the net. We want to know you are listening and we can be heard.
We love to share our net with all hams no matter where you may be located. This is a way to ensure we are being heard and our repeater is working properly and ready to be used in case of an emergency situation.
Don’t miss out on your opportunity to once again be a part of the “Fun” D.E.A.R.S. Net!!
Kathy Blake K4WDW
The October D.E.A.R.S. Club Meeting and V.E. Test Session will take place on Wednesday, October 11, 2017.
V.E. Test Session begins at 5:00 pm
D.E.A.R.S. Club Meeting begins 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. 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 this month will be Derek Smith. Derek is the WDW Emergency Preparedness Coordinator. I’m sure Derek will provide some vital information and everyone will benefit from attending this meeting. I hope you will add this meeting to your calendar and make a special effort to join us.
The 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.
See ya real soon!!!