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February   11 ,  2016
at 7:00 pm

Christmas Tree Lights on Stone Mountain - What We Learned
by Barry, W4TGA

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Meet the 2016 Club Officers.      

President Vice President Secretary Treasurer
Steve Garrison
Mike Smith
Allison Lynch
Barry Kanne
Photos by Jay Sager, WA4BXA

The Alford Memorial Radio Club has several business sponsors that provide us with monthly door prizes and gift certificates, a web site, and many other things that help our club run smoothly and save us money. We would like to thank Ham Radio Outlet for all of the financial and technical support they have given our club over the years. Many thanks to Mark, Josh, David, and the rest of the helpful crew at HRO for all they do for us.     It is greatly appreciated!


The February 2016 TOTR is NOW available!

To view or download the latest edition of the E-TOTR club newsletter, use the area in the sidebar to the left to select a TOTR newsletter from the drop down list.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The requirement to enter your callsign and email address have been removed.

Copies of the February TOTR can also be found on our Facebook Page and on our Yahoo Group.

The Alford Memorial Radio Club presented the December 2015 and the December 1915 Commemorative Edition of QST Magazine to the
Great-Grandson and the Great-Great-Granddaughter of Hiram Percy Maxim

Pictured here are Hiram Hamilton Maxim II, Audrey Maxim, and AMRC President Steve Garrison, N4TTY
Photo courtesy of Martha Muir, W4MSA

Carter E. Bennett, K4CB SK

May 25, 1945 - December 23, 2015

Carter Elliott Bennett, age 70, of Lilburn, GA, passed away on Wednesday, December 23, 2015.

It is with much sadness that we bring this news to our membership


Mike Smith - KK4KHS

The Alford Memorial Radio Club Ham of the Year award was presented to Mike Smith, KK4KHS, at the December Christmas Party. Mike's dedication to the club and his willingness to step up and take on any task, most of the time without even being asked, is what sets him apart from his peers. Mike is always there, right in the middle, helping out at all club functions and is a great asset to the Alford Memorial Radio Club. Congratulations Mike for an award well deserved!

Alford Memorial Radio Club
2015 Christmas Party
December 10, 2015

This year's Christmas Party will again be in the fellowship hall at the Annistown Road Baptist Church at 7:00PM.
We will be using the same caterer as we did last year. From all reports the food and service was excellent.

This year we will be asking for $10.00 from each individual over the age of 16. Those 16 or younger still eat for free.
This is being done to help defray costs to the club and to help cut down on the amount of food that has been left over the past couple of years.

All reservations must be made by midnight on November 29th.

The reservation window has closed. Contact Steve, N4TTY, for further information.

Kenwood TS-590SG Raffle

The club will be raffling off a Kenwood TS-590SG Radio. Click here to see radio specs.

Come to a club meeting or event to purchase your chance or chances to win.

Raffle tickets will be $5.00 each or 5 tickets for $20.00.

The drawing will be held at our February meeting on February 11, 2016.

HAMJAM 2015 - November 14, 2015

Presented by North Fulton Amateur Radio League (NFARL) at the Metropolitan Club, 5895 Windward Pkwy, Alpharetta, GA.

The hours are 8:00am -- 1:00pm and there is no entrance fee. It's FREE, it can't get any better than that!
Raffle tickets are available for sale, that will give you a chance to win from a big list of prizes. For more information on the event click here.

The Alford Memorial Radio Club supports this event and urges all its members to attend.

Stone Mountain Hamfest 2015

The HamFest has come and gone for this year!

While not a roaring success due to the weather, it was never the less a success due largely to our volunteers that put in a huge effort to make it a success and to the folks that braved the weather and came out anyway. A huge THANK YOU to each an everyone of you!

See you next year on November 5th & 6th, 2016, for our 44th annual HamFest.


By popular demand the meeting time for all future Alford Memorial Radio Club meetings will be at 7:00PM.

That is 30 minutes earlier than past meetings so be sure to adjust your 'clocks' and don't be late!

TOTR-Email Reflector

Due to the overwhelming number of unsolicited subscriptions that some SPAMMERS have been able to send out to individuals that have no interest in belonging to our email list, it has been decided to discontinue the TOTR-Email Reflector.

Now that we have a FaceBook presence and the Yahoo group, use of Reflector has been very minimal since it was placed back in service several months ago. If you were subscribed to the Reflector you should have received one last email from the Reflector letting you know that the service was being discontinued.

Please join our FaceBook page or join our Yahoo group to stay informed of what's going on with the AMRC.

Field Day June 27 & 28, 2015 at Stone Mountain Park

Field Day 2015 at Stone Mountain Park has come and gone, and by all accounts it was a BIG success.

Mark your calendars now for next year's event to be held June 25 & 26, 2016.

Karl Phillips, K4GZZ - Outgoing Vice President

At the January meeting Karl Phillips, K4GZZ, was recognized for his service to the Alford Memorial Radio Club as Vice President for the past three years. Karl has previously served as President (2007 & 2008) and Vice President (2005 & 2006) of the club. Thank you Karl for your many years of service to the Alford Memorial Radio Club.


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