The next meeting of the Vero Beach Amateur Radio Club will be Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 7:30 PM.
VBARC sponsors an ARRL-VE testing session every 3rd Thursday of the month at 7:00 PM, at the Indian River County Emergency Operations Center. The next test session will be Thursday, November 21, 2013. For more information, email Bud Holman, VE Coordinator, at email@example.com.
At the September 13 VBARC meeting, Wayne Burkett, KA1VRF, was presented with a Certificate of Recognition from the ARRL South Florida Section, for his work over the years with SKYWARN and the local Packet/BBS system. Congratulations, Wayne! Keep up the great work!
Wayne Burkett, KA1VRF (left) accepts his Certificate of Recognition from ARRL VE Team Leader Bud Holman, WA4ASJ.
Well, here I am back in the hot seat...uh, I mean the President's chair! Thank you to our outgoing President, Mark AI4HO, and thank you to the Vero Beach Amateur Radio Club for reaffirming your confidence in me. I promise to do all I can to ensure the continued growth and success of the club.
I am looking forward to another exciting year for Amateur Radio in Indian River County. The next Pelican Island special event station is coming up in March, and soon we will begin making plans for Field Day. Many of the club members make a special event out of the upcoming Orlando Hamcation® in February; some take campers, some serve as VEs at the license exam sessions, and others man the club table which is generously offered for VBARC's use each year by K4CT - thanks, Bill!
Of course there are many club members who are also active in ARES, our local QCWA Chapter 48, and the VE licensing sessions, not to mention the weekly brunch at C.J. Cannon's Restaurant. We are sometimes called upon to provide communications for area civic events. This past year has seen several new hams become active in VBARC and their enthusiasm is contagious! It makes me happy and proud to see so many local hams active in so many ways. If you haven't been involved, you don't know what you're missing! Come to a club meeting, an ARES meeting, or one of the weekly Thursday morning brunches and become a part of the camaraderie that is the Vero Beach Amateur Radio Club. I'll see you soon!
73, Vince K4JC
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