December 12, 2023 Weekly This & That Newsletter

Tis the Season: Club Members & Guests Enjoy Holiday Dinner at Jameson’s

Twenty-four members and guests gathered at Jameson’s Char-House at Hidden Cypress for our Club’s Holiday Dinner and Celebration.

Club President Harve Hnatiuk (KB3FW) welcomed everyone and recognized the club’s past presidents and current board members. Ron Frick (AI4HH) was congratulated for his long-term service as the club’s Membership Chairperson. Chip Miller (KQ4JKI) was announced as the new Membership Chairperson. Special recognition was also given to Frank Pollino (K2OS) for leading the club’s EME Event on November 25th and to Jack Frisch (K2ITZ) for organizing the club’s outings to Hunting Island the past two Augusts.

Many members brought items for the Gift Exchange and some contributed door prizes. Bob Officer (WA6WAY) oversaw the drawings for the door prizes and herded the cats for the Gift Exchange. Not too many people went home empty-handed thanks to the generosity of those who came to the celebration!

The capable staff at Jameson’s did a great job in getting everyone fed and watered. Many went home with leftovers to enjoy over the weekend.

It was great to see everyone.

Thanks to all who came out to make it a great evening: Charlie Bess (AD5EN), Marilyn and Marty Caprielian ( K2EG), Melinda and Phil Flaxman (AB2CT ), Ron Frick (AI4HH), Marcie and Jack Frisch (K2ITZ), Cyndee and Harve Hnatiuk (KB3FW), Bob McCormick (KD8IH), Mary Ann and Chip Miller (KQ4JKI), Sharon and Bob Officer (WA6WAY), Frank Pollino (K2OS), Judy and Lon Seward (WB4KSG), Jean (NH6EI ) and Jim Shaner (NH6BS ), Ed Stratton (W1ZZ), Inga and Sherwin Tames (W4QNW), and John Tregenza (W6OX).

Club Logo Contest Update

We have four entries for the Logo Contest! A fifth entry is anticipated.

Is one of these entries yours?

If not, please get creative and send an entry in!

The competition is heating up! Get in the game!

Please send YOUR ENTRY soon!

Enter by sending a .jpeg of your design to Harve at

Next Membership Meeting – January 4, 2024 at the Lakehouse

Our January 4th meeting will start at 7 PM with a presentation on the ARRL’s “Logbook of The World” by Ken Finke, KN8F. The regular membership meeting will follow Ken’s presentation. Hope to see you in early 2024 at the membership meeting!

Winter Field Day 2024

There are preliminary plans for our club to participate in Winter Field Day on Saturday, January 27th.

If you would like to be a part of the Winter Field Day Team, please reach out to Harve, KB3FW (

Information on Winter Field Day can be found here:


If this has already been published in “This & That”, my apologies…I must have forgotten.

Club Website

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Sunday NET (8 PM) operates on 147.550 MHz simplex and EchoLink node: KE4HAM – L

Wednesday Nets (8 PM) operates from KK4ONF/Jasper repeater, 147.060+ and EchoLink node: KE4HAM-R

Thanks to our regular Net Controls: Bob Officer, WA6WAY; Russ Treadwell, N1ZK; and Harve Hnatiuk, KB3FW.

Thanks to Ron Frick, AI4HH, for keeping the nets on EchoLink.

Net Control Schedule:

— Wednesday, December 13, 20, 27; 8 PM ET: Harve Hnatiuk, KB3FW

— Sunday, December 17, 8 PM ET: Bob Officer, WA6WAY

If you are interested in being a Net Control, please let Ron or Harve know.

SCHH ARC Net Reports:

Thanks to ALL who checked in to our SCHH ARC nets last week.
If you have the time, please check into our club’s nets on a regular basis.

Even if you don’t think you have much to say when you check in, “Hello, and hope everyone is doing well” is a good start, right?

Beyond that, as you “read the mail”, hearing what others are contributing to our collective knowledge-base and providing personal updates, you may find that you DO have a few things to say!

Last week’s check-ins and traffic:

— Wednesday, December 6: KE4HAM/N1ZK (Net Control), AI4HH, K2ITZ, WA6WAY, KQ4JKI, WB4KSG, KB3FW, K2OS, WB1DXN, AA4KK. QNI=10, QTC=0.

— Sunday, December 10: KE4HAM/WA6WAY (Net Control), AI4HH, AA4KK, K2ITZ, KB3FW, KQ4JKI. QNI=6, QTC=0.

Note – QNI = Number of Check-ins to the net, including Net Control; QTC = Traffic handled (Radiograms).

Other Operating:

Daily —  DX spotting and open chat 24/7 on 147.550 MHz simplex and the Jasper Repeater, 147.060+ (no Echolink).

KB3FW – SCHH ARC President