With Winterfest cancelled in 2020 and 2021, the club had accumulated over 400 items of ham gear through donations and consignment. In order to liquidate this inventory, we conducted an online auction in June of 2021. On July 10 a fulfillment team met at the club's storage facility to retrieve and deliver approximately 300 items purchased at auction.
The VWS antenna team tackled its first project of 2020 which involved raising a new 80m fan dipole, refurbishing the existing antenna, installing a grounding system, a window cable pass-thru and wiring in the shack. Work was done for Tim, W4CLK. The antenna team for this project was led by Mike (WA8AHZ) and included: John (K1NME), Leon (NT8B), Mike (KN4VKN), Dave ( KN4MHP) and Joe (KN4JVV) and Don (KM4UDX). A highly successful installation!
At our 10 January 2020 meeting said thank you to three outstanding club officers who are stepping down this year: Terry Lowe as Treasurer, Howard Benton as Vice President, and Bill Mims as President. You can see their Certificates of Appreciation here. Please give them a Like, add a comment, or add your own photo of their adventures.
At the 10 January 2020 meeting we celebrated Pete Hadley's service to the club for over a decade as Chairman of the Board of Directors, President, Vice President, and the man who does so many things beyond those job descriptions. His award included a digital picture frame with the photos initially uploaded to this album.
Please help celebrate Pete's service by adding your own pictures from work with Pete. When we get a bunch, we'll download them to his frame. You can also add a note for Pete by commenting.
Since we have money in the budget for a balloon tracing event in 2020, I've posted some pictures from the 2004 event. I saw also that there are more photos on Linda Thomas' Flickr site at https://www.flickr.com/photos/ac4lt/albums/239375/with/9679886/
See also this video from 2006: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1D2W48AFeHY7T5KTlV5VQa_mFmL4BM23L/view?usp=sharing
VWS celebrated the 55th anniversary of the founding of our club in 2018 with a banquet at P. J. Skidoos restaurant. We were especially pleased that Ray Johnson, K5RJ, the first president of VWS was able to be with us.
Pete, K6BFA, hosted NAQP CW with K4HTA operating from his shack and K4XY remoting in to the rig at the residence of Doug, AK4AO. Under NAQP rules we had to use different call signs for transmitters not part of the same station.