2nd Annual QRPicnic !!
If you participated in last year’s fall picnic you know the fun of combining a cook out and playing radio! This year we’ll again take advantage of this wonderful time of year to set up QRP/portable stations. Antennas must be free standing and not attached to any park structures or trees. While battery operation is preferred, there are power outlets in the shelter but be sure to bring an extension cord.
As for the picnic: Our September picnic has always been popular. Mark your calendar for Monday, September 17th (a revised date). The regularly scheduled meeting has been canceled. Instead, we will picnic (and play radio) at Day Park, gathering from 5pm.
Talk up the picnic among friends and on the nets and let’s have fun. The location will be the Day park pavilion we’ve used for several years. See directions below.
Of course, our QRPicnic is open to everyone. However an RSVP is requested. Please write firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know if you plan to attend. If you can serve as Grill Master to start the fire your help would be appreciated. The club will provide the fire. Bring whatever you would like to cook on the grill and your refreshment. Alcohol is not permitted in the park. In the past, some folks have brought dessert and other snacks and dishes to share — which is always appreciated, but not required. Even fast food wrappers have been seen at the picnics. The Pavilion has electrical outlets that can be used for food warmers, coffee maker, lighting, etc.
The Pavilion shelter is behind the swimming pool at Day Park, just west of Tri-C. We will gather about 5:00 pm and will try to listen to the 145.410 repeater in case you get lost.
We’re hoping that all of our new members will be there and give us all a chance to meet them in a totally different environment. It will be great fun! See you there.
Directions: From Ridge and Pleasant Valley, the location of our regular meetings, go West on Pleasant Valley Road past York Road. You’ll pass the entrance to Cuyahoga Community College, then a U-shaped road that goes to the park ball fields. Turn right (north) when at the play ground and park sign, which is Sesquicentennial Drive. At this time there is no road sign. We’ll be in the large shelter called the Pavilion, behind the swimming pool.
Have a pleasant and safe Labor Day.
Hal Rogers, K8CMD President, Communications Director