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Parties and Get Togethers
Breakfast and Annual Meeting on Sept 15, 2018 was a great meeting.
We met at Arizona Charlies RV park conference room. Nice location.
Excellent meeting room.
The only slight disadvantage was having the earlier breakfast next
door at Arizona Charlies.
Some ate in the buffet and some of us in the coffee shop.
I had planned to video the meeting but was not able to.
It was attended by about 20 hams from the Las Vegas area. Tom AF7J
came in from Utah.
John W7JCA gave a presentation on Allstar. You can download the slide
show in pdf format here.
If you would like the Powerpoint version, email me a request &
I will email it to you.
awarded plaques of appreciation to 5 hams who have assisted NARRI
in various ways.
3 of these attended the breakfast and the presentation photos are
Tom AF7J has
been helping NARRI with the web page.
Gary has hosted the UHF repeater in Pahrump for many years.
Loren KG7KA has hosted the VHF repeater in Pahrump and provides the
web site for the WRN/WFN system.
John W2JLD was presented with a plaque for his service. Photo to come
Todd WH6DWF was also presented with a plaque for his service. Photo
to come later.
of the persons attending in addition to the above are N7HYV, KI7SBU,
K7SNE, AB7FB, KE7ELF, N8HC, N7BZN, K9UGF, KI4VLH, KJ7AMS.
thanks everyone for coming.
said he is sending awards to 2 others that could not attend.
Rather than let the cat out of the bag, I'll post pics of them when
they get sent.
last meeting was on Jan
NARRI breakfast meeting was a great time. We had about 20 folks there.
We met at Winchels Pub and Grill at 199 E. Warm Springs, Las Vegas
and enjoyed mingling for a couple of hours.
very nice meeting many of the hams and wives that we meet on the air.
These were the hams in attendance:
W7AOR Kent & xyl Chris, NO7E Chris, WB6AMT Earl, K7UPP Mark, K0GKC
Gene & xyl Deanna,
W7JCA John, KI7OBO Keith, N8HC Glenn, W0MRD Mark, N7HVN Cathy and
hubby Art AB7FB, AF7J Tom, N7BZN Scott, K7JST James, KG7KA Loren &
xyl Kathy & Bob W7AMC
if any mistakes made or I missed anyone - please let me know.
2 awards were given to recognize excellence with NARRI. Cathy N7HVN
and John W7JCA were awarded nice plaques.
is Kent awarding the plaque to John and Cathy.
are some shots of the group.
the left is a shot of John's homemade Pi system. Need him to send
me a description of it. On the right is Scott and Tom trying to set
up a screen that Tom was going to display his computer images. The
screen would not remain up so that didn't work but a good demo was
given anyway of how Tom works from his truck on the road. KG7KA visited
with Tom after the breakfast and saw the cab of the truck. Looks like
any busy ham shack.
discussion was presented by Tom AF7J and John W7JCA about the digital
world. This included demos of the Nano node and a homebrew (the yellow
Lots of questions were asked and answered nicely. Loren asked what
is the advantage of digital over analog. Lots of discussion but the
short answer is that you can do a lot more with digital like private
discussions, send text and photos just like a smart phone. Also the
quality of transmission is better from repeaters. The difference in
audio quality was mentioned but is far outweighed by the advantages.
3-6-18 a group of hams local to Las Vegas were invited to a meet and
greet with Rosi and Glenn who were visiting from Canada.
pics of Rosi here)
and Art provide the hospitality and a good time was had by all.
are some pics of the gathering.
Cathy: The Guests of honor & some others
Art, Loren &
Mortie in the first pic and Cathy the hostess with Rosi and Glenn.
and Rosi in the first pic and Other Joe, Lori (K7BCM) and Cathy.
some group shots from Loren:
Left to right
Gary, Sharon, Cathy, Joe, Daniel
2nd Pic: Peri, Gary, Sharon, Cathy, Joe
Left to right
Glenn, K7SJE Sandy, Lori, Mortie, Art, Peri
2nd Pic: Carol
(Peri's XYL), Glenn, Sandy, Lori, Mortie
Left to right
N7VDS Gary, Gary's XYL Sharon, Cathy, Joe;
2nd Pic: K7BCM Lori, Mortie, Art, Peri