The Annual AMRC Club Officer Elections were completed on October 10th. The existing slate of incumbent officers were relected to continue to serve in exactly the same roles. Quite honestly, there were no other candidates nominated. "If someone else wants to run, I'll second it!" said club President, Steve N4TTY. As none did, the club will continue just as before.
AMRC welcomes any candidate who wishes to run for any office. Our next elections will be in October 2014.
FIELD DAY 2013Field Day 2013
Field Day has come and gone and was a big success! Come to the July club meeting and hear some results. July 11 at the Annistown Rd. Baptist Church, 7:30PM. Click here for directions to the meeting
W4RSO - Hugh Price - SK
It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of our long time
friend and club member W4RSO - Hugh Price.
Hugh A. Price, Jr.- W4RSO of Avondale Estates, GA passed away
peacefully at his home on March 31, 2013 at the age of 91. He was born
in Gainesville, Texas to Hugh A. Price, Sr. and Virginia Price on April
23, 1921. In his formative years, his family moved about in several
states, settling in Milledgeville, GA. He attended High School and
Junior College at Georgia Military College where he graduated with
honors in 1940. He proudly served his country for four years as a 1st
Lieutenant during WW II, two of these years in the Aleutian Islands. He
met his wife, Doris Fowler, while they were in college and were married
a year after his return from the Aleutian Islands on December 4, 1944.
After the war, they built a small home in Auburn, Alabama so he could
finish his education and he graduated from Auburn University with a BS
in Electrical Engineering (Communications) in December 1948. After
graduation, he joined the Georgia Power Co. and worked for 32 years
developing a sophisticated Communication System. He is survived by his
sweetheart and loving wife of 68 years, Doris Fowler Price, four
children - Doris Price Cannon husband Jerry, Hugh A. Price III wife
Cheryl, William P. Price wife Jan, Charles R. Price wife Denise, seven
Grandchildren and seven Great-Grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at A.S. Turner and
Sons Chapel, Decatur, GA on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 11:00 AM.
The family will receive guests one hour prior to the service. Interment
will take place at 3:00 PM at West View Cemetery in Milledgeville, GA.
The family is asking in lieu of flowers please contribute in
remembrance to Westminster Presbyterian Church, PCA at 1438 Sheridan
Rd., NE Atlanta, GA 30324.
W4NWK - Ray Stenger - SK
It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of one of our long
time club member W4NWK - Ray Stenger.
Ray was 97 and lived in Bartow Florida with his wife, Gloria S Stenger.
We do not have the exact date or other information
about Ray, because he has been in Florida for many years.
The 1st Quarter 2013 E-TOTR is HERE!!!
The NEW E-TOTR is now available online either for a .pdf file download
or a viewing online.
Spring is just around the corner!
Be sure your batteries are charged and ready kits up to date, because
with one tornado already hitting Georgia this year, this might be a
very active spring. It is much easier to prepare ahead of time than it
is to rush to get what you need during a disaster.
Upcoming Fall Events
are working on a possible club picnic and we will provide more info on
that as soon as we have it.
On Saturday, October 27th, we will be supporting the United Methodist
Church and their annual charities walk around Stone Mountain. We
normally arrive somewhere around 6:00am and work until just after noon.
So get your radios charged up and some fresh batteries in your
flashlights. This is a good warm up for the following weekend.
The Alford Memorial Radio Club Hamfest will be on November 3-4, but
there is a good bit of work to do in the days before the hamfest.
Thursday and Friday are our setup days where the boneyard and
commercial tailgating spaces are marked with lime,
and some of the vendor spaces are setup in the main exhibit hall. On
Friday, the tables are setup in the Flea Market so at noon on Friday
we can start accepting vendors into their Flea Market Spaces,
Commercial Tailgating spaces, and main hall vendors can start setting
up. Friday from Noon till 9pm we need extra folks to help direct
vendors where to go and help them setup. We also need a few extra folks
to provide security for all of the vendor's items. On Saturday and
Sunday we need folks to work the event and on Sunday afternoon, we need
folks to help us clean up the fairgrounds, before we lock the gates
behind us. It is a busy event but we are up to handling it.
for the Great Hamfest - Mr. Chairman
A heartfelt thanks goes out to
all of the hard working volunteers that put in lots of hours before,
during, and after the hamfest to make it another success.
We also have to place a special thanks to our New Hamfest Chairman,
Chris Balch because he has worked
hard this year to follow in Randy's large shoes and gave our club a
profitable event that has made things like keeping our three repeaters
on the air and giving us free Christmas parties. Thanks Chris.
A Special thanks to Randy for helping Chris through this first trying
2012 Field Day
Thanks to everyone that came out and worked
so hard setting up the antennas and everything, getting lots of
contacts, and helping clean up at the end of it all.
I think a great time was had by all and the BBQ was pretty decent also.
SK - John Aaron - KI4ESV
With heavy heart we must report that our Vice
President and dear friend John Aaron, KI4ESV, has lost his battle with
lung cancer. John past from this life on Jan. 19, 2012 at a little past
1:00 pm in the afternoon. He was surrounded by his family and slipped
quietly away. He will be missed by all that knew him. The members of
the Alford Memorial Radio Club have lost a dear friend and fellow
amateur radio operator.
Obituary, memorial service, and interment
John Aaron, age 68 of Decatur, ended his battle
with cancer on Thursday, January 19, 2012. He is survived by his wife,
Bunny; children, Heather, Maggie and Nick; nephews, Christopher and
Matthew; and many other loved ones and friends. A memorial service will
be held on Sunday, January 22nd at 4:00 pm in the chapel of A. S.
Turner & Sons, Decatur. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made
to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society or The Cancer Survivor's Fund
at DeKalb Medical Center. The family will receive friends following the
|| Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012, 4:00 pm
|| Following the service
A.S. Turner & Sons
2773 N. Decatur Road
Decatur, GA 30033
Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, 10:30 am
Georgia National Cemetery
1080 Veterans Cemetery Road
Canton, GA 30114
Phone: (866) 236-8159
or (770) 479-9300
| Directions from I-575N: Take
exit 16, go left at the overpass and follow the signs to GA Highway 20.
Turn left (west) on to GA Highway 20 for approximately six miles, cross
the Knox Bridge and the cemetery entrance is on the right.
Ham Radio Relevant in the 21st century with iPhones and Blackberries?
Stephen Bentley will be asking
this question at
the Stone Mountain Hamfest along with filming his documentary about Ham
Radio. To find out more go to http://tinyurl.com/ham-101
Speaking of Hamfests. We have one coming up
in the very near future.
need alot of hams to help out on the weekend of November 5 - 6, 2011
because it is our main fundraiser for the year. It pays for the BBQ at
field day, the Christmas party and lots of other things like
our repeaters, the electricity they use, their space leases, and lots
of other items. Please support your club and we hope to see you at the
Tickets can be purchased in advance at
SK - KF4OKA Gordon Anthony --
It is with great
sadness that I must inform you that Gordon Anthony - KF4OKA passed away
today, July 18, 2011 at 11:56am.
Gordon was a Club Vice President for two years, President for two years
and the long time Net-Control for the Brown Bag Lunch Bunch and the
Midnight Turnip Patch Net.
Gordon was the man to call on for directions to and from anywhere in
Atlanta. I believe he held the record for the most check-ins on the
most nets in Atlanta. If there was an event held by the Alford Club or
Gordon was probably there, ready to operate in any capacity - as long
it was from his trusty van. As far as I know he was loved by everyone
and will be missed by us all for many years to come. There are many
hams in the Atlanta area that got their "Ticket"
because of Gordon, as he welcomed everyone as a friend.
The funeral details are as follows:
Gordon's funeral will be held tomorrow July 20, 2011.
Visitation will be from 9:00am to 11:00 at Strickland Funeral Home
at 355 Bear Creek Rd, Lavonia, GA. Directly after the visitation, there
will be a graveside service at Providence United Methodist Church, 2395
Providence Church Rd. Lavonia, GA 30553 also known as Hwy 77.
Directions to the Church: Take I-85
North approx 86 miles from I-285.
Take exit 177 for GA-77 S toward Hartwell/Elberton - 0.3 mi
Turn right onto GA-77 S/State Route 366/Whitworth Rd Continue to follow
GA-77 S/State Route 366 Destination will be on the right - 2.2 mi
Directions to the Funeral Home: Take
I-85 north from Atlanta approx 76.4 mi from I-285
Take exit 173 for GA-17 toward Lavonia/Toccoa - 0.3 mi
Turn right onto GA-17 S/Jones St Continue to follow GA-17 S - 1.3 mi
Turn right onto Bear Creek Rd - 0.3 mi
If you have any questions, call 706-356-1110 Courtney at
Strickland Funeral Home.
In Leu of Flowers, Donations made to the Providence United Methodist
Church Attention: Building Fund - In memory of Gordon Anthony 2395
Providence Church Rd Lavonia, GA 30553
It was my privilege to serve as Gordon's
Vice-President and to help him errect his tower along
with Doug, Wally, Rick, Sharon, Bill, Karl, Larry, Jared, Al, Mary Anne
and a few other hams.
DAY 2011 - UPDATE!
Thank you to everyone that
helped make our 2011 Field Day a great success. We all had fun and
everything went as planned - well almost.
Anyway we will get some photos on the website as soon as I can figure
out where I put the box that has my camera in it. Ohh - maybe it is
still in the trailer.
73 and thanks again.
W4BOC Wooops. N4SEG, Steve
FIELD DAY 2011
Day is June 25 & 26 starting at 11:00am at the Events Meadow in
Stone Mountain Park again. We can be located on the ARRL Field Day
Just type in W4BOC'
in the "Location or Call Sign" box and click on search.
ALSO... We need you to register for the
Field Day BBQ Dinner
To Register for your FREE Dinner Tickets
CLICK HERE NOW!
SEDXC to host EQSL Founder Dave - N5UP
Date: Thursday 19 May 2011 Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Piedmont Hospital in the Rich Auditorium - More information
Everyone is invited to attend to learn about the electronic qsl card
exchange that Dave has created for Hams and SWL enthusiasts worldwide.
www.eQSL.cc is a global electronic QSL card exchange for amateur radio
operators and SWLs. It is designed to be the fastest, easiest, and
cheapest way to exchange QSO confirmations, eliminating the cost and
time that regular QSL cards have required for the past half century.
Kirk - N4BAT - SK
Robert C. "Bob" Kirk - N4BAT
passed away on March 19, 2011 at the age of 79.
Bob was a long time resident of Avondale Estates, retired GADOT
employee and Scoutmaster for Decatur Troop 6.
The Family will receive friends from 5:00pm to
8:30pm at A.S. Turner & Sons on Thursday March 24. A memorial
service will be held on Saturday, March 26 at 2:00pm at Tunnel Hill
United Methodist Church, Tunnel Hill, GA
Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society,
Vista Care Hospice, Tunnel Hill United Methodist Church, or a charity
of your choice.
View the AJC
Respectfully submitted by: Robert Tyler with Information from Hugh
Price and Ed Honeycutt.