Date   
Re: MARC - New Members et. al.

Timothy Lindstrom
 

Welcome to MARC.  Seasoned Greetings from Minnesota, snow is falling, however the temperature is 20 degrees above zero....a side car would be fun in this stuff! 
 
 
100,000 BMW Prayer Miles by Timothy Lindstrom, www.smashwords.com 


---------- Original Message ----------
From: "John Beckwith" <jbeckwit47@...>
To: MARC <marchq@groups.io>
Subject: [marchq] MARC - New Members et. al.
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2019 09:09:17 -0800

Greetings,

For the group - Please welcome new member:

Peter Krarup to MARC.   Peter, originally from Upstate NY, now lives in the Bay Area - San Leandro, Ca.   He rides BMW’s and uses his radios for emergency preparedness and is looking forward to getting help putting radios on his new R1250GSA.

However, I was also remiss in not introducing a couple of other new members:
Jerome Istin, Houston Texas - Kawasaki Concours with an Icom 2730A mounted (See the upcoming newsletter and check out the website on his installation.)
James Carter, Acworth Georgia - Ducati Monster S2R  with an Anyone 878, Sena 20S EVO and SBB5 antenna.  He’s got something going to let us all over the country know about events we can support - stay tuned for more info.)

And Returning member Mark Bary, Honda GL1800A with a Kenwood TM-D710G he’s hoping to instal on his Goldwing (A few of those out there for sure.)

Say hello to these folks and introduce yourselves….

Thanks,

John, N6JCB, Secretary
Westchester, CA
jbeckwit47@...
http://www.johnbeckwith.net
https://john-beckwith.smugmug.com




MARC - New Members et. al.

John Beckwith
 

Greetings,

For the group - Please welcome new member:

Peter Krarup to MARC. Peter, originally from Upstate NY, now lives in the Bay Area - San Leandro, Ca. He rides BMW’s and uses his radios for emergency preparedness and is looking forward to getting help putting radios on his new R1250GSA.

However, I was also remiss in not introducing a couple of other new members:
Jerome Istin, Houston Texas - Kawasaki Concours with an Icom 2730A mounted (See the upcoming newsletter and check out the website on his installation.)
James Carter, Acworth Georgia - Ducati Monster S2R with an Anyone 878, Sena 20S EVO and SBB5 antenna. He’s got something going to let us all over the country know about events we can support - stay tuned for more info.)

And Returning member Mark Bary, Honda GL1800A with a Kenwood TM-D710G he’s hoping to instal on his Goldwing (A few of those out there for sure.)

Say hello to these folks and introduce yourselves….

Thanks,

John, N6JCB, Secretary
Westchester, CA
@jbeckwit
http://www.johnbeckwith.net
https://john-beckwith.smugmug.com

Newsletter Articles & Website

John Beckwith
 

Greetings,

As I try to add things to the Website, I’m putting out a call to the membership for two things:

1).  Technical Articles - If you have written any articles on Ham Radios and Motorcycles (for MARC or otherwise), send them along and I’ll get them posted on the website for our membership.  Of course, if you have something in mind - go ahead and write it up and send it along - we’ll post it in the newsletter as well as the website.

2).  Old Newsletters - If you have copies of old MARC newsletters (prior to January 2017) that have tech articles in them - I’d love to get copies - anyway you can - scan the newsletter, send the electronic version if you have it, or send the whole newsletter.  If the latter, I’ll be happy to send it back if you want it returned.

Thanks in advance for your support,

John, N6JCB
Secretary, MARC
Westchester, CA
jbeckwit47@...
http://www.johnbeckwith.net
https://john-beckwith.smugmug.com

Re: Yeasu Fusion C4FM

 

When Yeasu brought out there fusion system a few years ago they offered the repeaters at a ridiculous price for an extended time. A large number were sold. A couple of Peoria ARES groups replaced old and added new repeaters but our repeater here in Bloomington needed to create a UHF or microwave link since we didn't have internet access at the tower site. 
You have me thinking that I need to get someone to give our club a presentation on fusion to promote our adoption of a linked system. Years ago when fusion and Icom's D-Star came out there were discussions about creating computer links so that links could be created between adjacent areas or even state wide during emergency situations.
Illinois has gone for winlink-for-ecom. That does have the advantage of allowing the transmission of forms to allow verbatim records of data sent. Good when requesting support.

On Mon, Dec 9, 2019 at 10:46 AM John Beckwith <jbeckwit47@...> wrote:
Norm,

What can you share about how your club got the Fusion repeater?   Cost?  Steps?  etc…...

On Dec 7, 2019, at 3:09 PM, Norm Huber <nih.n9zks@...> wrote:

If we ever get the internet link to our local club's repeater I would love it. We did get the Fusion repeater but members chose Icom and we never followed up with our Fusion system.

Norm Huber, Central IL, N9ZKS

On Sat, Dec 7, 2019 at 4:54 PM John Reynolds <Johnw5jfr@...> wrote:
Forwarded from Tom to se if anyone else is familiar with this system.



John F. Reynolds President MARC Rialto, CA

-----------------------------------------

From: "Tom Griswold"
To: "John Reynolds"
Cc:
Sent: Saturday December 7 2019 1:52:01PM
Subject: Yeasu Fusion C4FM

John,

 

Wondering if any of your local members use the Yaesu Fusion C4FM radios?

If enough interest maybe some sort of hookup may be established for those wanting to have a net or info exchange using the Yeasu System Fusion setup.

I have a Wires-X device  and a FTM-400 transceiver, so have a node and ‘room’.  If this interests you or any of the members over there let me know.

Since this system uses the internet it can provide hook-ups anywhere in the world.

 

Tom Griswold WN7E

Prescott Valley, AZ

mrgriz@...

 




Re: Yeasu Fusion C4FM

John Beckwith
 

Norm,

What can you share about how your club got the Fusion repeater?   Cost?  Steps?  etc…...

Thanks,

John, N6JCB
Westchester, CA
jbeckwit47@...
http://www.johnbeckwith.net
https://john-beckwith.smugmug.com

On Dec 7, 2019, at 3:09 PM, Norm Huber <nih.n9zks@...> wrote:

If we ever get the internet link to our local club's repeater I would love it. We did get the Fusion repeater but members chose Icom and we never followed up with our Fusion system.

Norm Huber, Central IL, N9ZKS

On Sat, Dec 7, 2019 at 4:54 PM John Reynolds <Johnw5jfr@...> wrote:
Forwarded from Tom to se if anyone else is familiar with this system.



John F. Reynolds President MARC Rialto, CA

-----------------------------------------

From: "Tom Griswold"
To: "John Reynolds"
Cc:
Sent: Saturday December 7 2019 1:52:01PM
Subject: Yeasu Fusion C4FM

John,

 

Wondering if any of your local members use the Yaesu Fusion C4FM radios?

If enough interest maybe some sort of hookup may be established for those wanting to have a net or info exchange using the Yeasu System Fusion setup.

I have a Wires-X device  and a FTM-400 transceiver, so have a node and ‘room’.  If this interests you or any of the members over there let me know.

Since this system uses the internet it can provide hook-ups anywhere in the world.

 

Tom Griswold WN7E

Prescott Valley, AZ

mrgriz@...

 




Re: MARC Meeting

Timothy Lindstrom
 

Thanks John!
 
i think I will stay in Minnesota for this December! I have had Shingles and now Bell's Palsy for the past 7 weeks!  One of my close friends commented that GOD Decided to let me have these viruses in my mouth due to the Puns and dry humor there of!  Merry Christmas to all my friends in MARC !
 
We will see clearly in 2020.... eh? 
 
 
100,000 BMW Prayer Miles by Timothy Lindstrom, www.smashwords.com 


---------- Original Message ----------
From: "John Reynolds" <Johnw5jfr@...>
To: "'main@marchq.groups.io'" <main@marchq.groups.io>
Subject: [marchq] MARC Meeting
Date: Sat, 07 Dec 2019 21:17:23 +0000

We have our MARC meeting this Saturday, 14 Dec. 2019 at the Marie Callendars on Katella in Orange.  I have proposed a gift exchange as outlined below.  This is a voluntary gift exchange and is in no way considered mandatory to attend or participate in the 50-50 Christmas drawing.

 

From The President’s Desk

 

     Just a short note for December.  I hope everyone can join Mijo and I at the Marie Calenders restaurant in Orange CA, on the morning of 14 December 2019.   Breakfast will be at 8 AM and our abbreviated meeting with a gift exchange at 9 AM.   Hopefully a morning meeting will not interfere with anyone’s plans for Christmas parties later in the day.  We will have a 50-50 drawing with an AnyTone AT-D879UV plus DMR hand held radio as our grand prize.  We also have a Type S portable power bank, a jump starter battery which doubles as a wireless charging station for cell phones, an LED flashlight and a USB charging station for various devices.  The first week of December I will run by Comet and visit with Nick.  Perhaps he can also provide us with a Christmas gift.  If you need any items from NCG/Comet let me know asap.

 

     In addition to the 50-50, we plan on a gift exchange.   Each member who brings a gift will receive a ticket for that gift.  After the breakfast meeting the corresponding half of each ticket will be placed in the tumbler and then winners drawn.   You should bring something that you would like to have because you might just win your own gift.   Just for fun and to make things interesting there will be a “Steal a Gift”.   Each person will have the opportunity to “trade” their gift for something that another MARC member has already won.  The gift can only be “stolen” three times, then it is frozen.  Also the first ticket/name drawn will have the opportunity to steal/trade for any gift that has not been frozen by the three time rule.  This will allow the first person to have a fair shot at exchange if he/she wins their own gift in the first draw. 

 

     If I am awake, we will have a MARC net on 11 December at 1930 hours.  Please join me to heat up the airways for a few minutes.   Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  Mijo and I wish everyone good health and happy times with friends and family.

 



John F. Reynolds President MARC Rialto, CA



Re: End of the year updated for MARC

John Beckwith
 

And, to follow up again, please hold onto your renewal checks for now.  (Unless you’ll be sending a check regardless.). We’re still trying to find a way to do online deposits.   Just haven’t figure it out yet.

I’ll send a note out as soon as we determine for sure what our options are.

Thanks,

John, N6JCB
Secretary, MARC
jbeckwit47@...

On Dec 7, 2019, at 1:26 PM, John Reynolds <johnw5jfr@...> wrote:



End of the year letter from the President, MARC

     As we approach the end of the year, I would like to send a note to all of our MARC members to let them know of a few changes in MARC and review the past year’s events.

      To start, Ray, KD6FHN, has resigned as Chairman of The Board, and Bonnie, KD6OFQ, has resigned as Secretary/Treasurer, both citing age and health as their primary reason for this action.  We are sad to see them leave MARC but understand and wish them well.  We will stay in contact and pass on information from Ray and Bonnie from time to time.

     On the subject of Chairman of The Board, this position will stay unfilled.  I will remain as President and try to do my best with John, KC6ZOZ, Alvin, KD6UZM, John, N6JCB, and Billy, N6EDY, to guide me in decisions made for the club.  Ginger White, KM6MIG, had volunteered to take over as our Secretary/Treasurer.   Late spring of 2019 Ginger and Bill, K6WBD, announced that before the end of the year they would be moving to Oregon.  June was Ginger’s last meeting as Secretary/Treasurer.   Ginger had spent many hours at her computer organizing our membership list, setting up a treasurer’s report and minutes for each meeting.  Thank you Ginger for your dedication to MSRC.

     John, KC6ZOZ, a longtime member of MARC, has taken over duties as Treasurer.   It was necessary to close the old account that Bonnie had for the club and open a new one.  Unfortunately the Bank of America says that it is a club account with no electronic banking, no or Zelle.  John will also have to make all deposits in person and checking will be minimal.  Please bear with us s we are doing our best.

     John, N6JCB, has taken over as our Secretary, not an easy job.  He will be keeping all the club records and notes, also managing the MARC list and web page.   I am sure John will welcome any corrections, additions, or help to either of these.  John, JCB, will also be keeping the membership list and receiving all renewals.   Please send renewals to MARC, c/0 John C. Beckwith Secretary, 5623 W. 77th St., Westchester, CA. 90045.  Remember that checks must be made out to MARC, not the Motorcycling Amateur Radio Club as the bank will not accept the spelled out name on the check.

     I had all intentions of making this my end of the year letter longer however a week long illness has forced me to cut things short. There are so many individuals in our club who deserve recognition and thanks for their work keeping MARC going, I will do my best to thank each and every person soon.   I am feeling better but still not 100%, so please bear with me as we enter this holiday season. 

John F. Reynolds

President MARC

    



John F. Reynolds President MARC Rialto, CA

Re: FW: Board Meeting Request

John Beckwith
 

And if anyone outside SoCal wants to participate, we can provide phone numbers to call in on (personal cells).   It should happen about 10:00 Left Coast time.

Thanks,

John, N6JCB
Secretary, MARC
jbeckwit47@...

On Dec 7, 2019, at 1:20 PM, John Reynolds <johnw5jfr@...> wrote:

John, N6JCB has requested a board meeting after the regular MARC meeting this Saturday.  All MARC members are welcome to attend and voice concerns.  John has suggested the topics as listed below.



John F. Reynolds President MARC Rialto, CA

-----------------------------------------

From: "John Beckwith"
To: "Alvin Brown", "Billy Hall", "John Edwards", "John & Mijo Reynolds"
Cc:
Sent: Friday December 6 2019 10:35:09AM
Subject: Board Meeting Request

Greetings,

Can we schedule a Board meeting for this Saturday after the regular meeting?   (I’m available before, but that’s probably not practical.)

What I’m asking for is more than just 5 minutes in the parking lot, but that we allocate at least a full hour (more or less as needed) to allow time for some serious discussion.

I would also like to invite non-Board members to participate - in at least part of the meeting.

I feel like we’re at a juncture that may be an opportunity to at least slow our decline, or even increase our membership and involvement.

Here’s what I would like to see on the Agenda:

--------------------
Budget
What are our anticipated expenses for the year.
Website fees
Bank fees
Listserv fees (?)
Raffle costs
Anything else?
What are our anticipated revenues
Dues
Raffles

Board Membership and Participation
Consider increasing the size of the Board
Voting and/or non-voting
Active members?
Include members outside SoCal

Add Guest Speakers and/or content for SoCal
Make the SoCal meeting worth attending for those who want more.

Wednesday Net
Find a way to make it National

Open Forum
----------------------
Let me know if this works for your folks - Comments?  Thoughts?  Questions?

Thanks,

Re: FW: Yeasu Fusion C4FM

John Beckwith
 

Same Here - I’m in.  But need to figure it out.  I have an FT2, FTM-400 (Car) and FTM-100 in the house along with the HRI-200 - which I have yet to get setup.   I thought I too would setup a room, but haven’t gotten that far.

Made a couple of contacts through the internet, but none direct to a repeater.  But, at least until now, I know more people on DMR (like 2 vs. 0 on Fusion) so what little digital I’ve done has been through my hotspot on DMR.

One thing I’m looking at trying to accomplish is - we have a 2nd house in Crestline, in the mountains.  I’m going to try to find a Fusion (or DMR) repeater I can hit from that house, that I can also hit from my home QTH in West LA.   The internet is fine - when it’s available.  And, this last storm we had showed (again) the limitations of that mode of communications.   So, if I can find a usable repeater, analog or digital, I’ll set something up so I have comms between the two locations.

As for MARC - we’ve been talking about finding some way to do a digital net.   But some of the other folks have DMR.  So, by my count, I personally know of 3 Fusion and 3 DMR folks.  Aside from using a Hotspot, anyone have any ideas how we can get together?

Maybe we can alternate - one time do Fusion, the next time DMR.   Thoughts, ideas??   Let’s hear it out there all you digital geeks....:-)

In the meantime - Tom - let us know your room info - and throw out a couple of days and times and those of use with Yaesu equipment can try to work something out with you.

Thanks for the suggestion,

John, N6JCB
Westchester, CA
jbeckwit47@...

On Dec 7, 2019, at 8:08 PM, Jeff Gallagher <ocpd44@...> wrote:


I'd live tuo hook up in fusion.... if I could figure out how to use it.

Jeff Gallagher WB6ALR
Sgt., E-4, USAF '72-'76
Honorably Discharged, Honored to Serve

www.lesstraveledroadsgw.wordpress.com

"If you can't annoy somebody with what you write, I think there is little point in writing." Kingsley Amis, British novelist, 1971

On Sat, Dec 7, 2019, 2:54 PM John Reynolds <Johnw5jfr@...> wrote:
Forwarded from Tom to se if anyone else is familiar with this system.



John F. Reynolds President MARC Rialto, CA

-----------------------------------------

From: "Tom Griswold"
To: "John Reynolds"
Cc:
Sent: Saturday December 7 2019 1:52:01PM
Subject: Yeasu Fusion C4FM

John,

 

Wondering if any of your local members use the Yaesu Fusion C4FM radios?

If enough interest maybe some sort of hookup may be established for those wanting to have a net or info exchange using the Yeasu System Fusion setup.

I have a Wires-X device  and a FTM-400 transceiver, so have a node and ‘room’.  If this interests you or any of the members over there let me know.

Since this system uses the internet it can provide hook-ups anywhere in the world.

 

Tom Griswold WN7E

Prescott Valley, AZ

mrgriz@...

 


--
Jeff KB6SUP
Tustin , CA

Re: FW: Yeasu Fusion C4FM

Jeff Gallagher
 

I'd live tuo hook up in fusion.... if I could figure out how to use it.

Jeff Gallagher WB6ALR
Sgt., E-4, USAF '72-'76
Honorably Discharged, Honored to Serve

www.lesstraveledroadsgw.wordpress.com

"If you can't annoy somebody with what you write, I think there is little point in writing." Kingsley Amis, British novelist, 1971

On Sat, Dec 7, 2019, 2:54 PM John Reynolds <Johnw5jfr@...> wrote:
Forwarded from Tom to se if anyone else is familiar with this system.



John F. Reynolds President MARC Rialto, CA

-----------------------------------------

From: "Tom Griswold"
To: "John Reynolds"
Cc:
Sent: Saturday December 7 2019 1:52:01PM
Subject: Yeasu Fusion C4FM

John,

 

Wondering if any of your local members use the Yaesu Fusion C4FM radios?

If enough interest maybe some sort of hookup may be established for those wanting to have a net or info exchange using the Yeasu System Fusion setup.

I have a Wires-X device  and a FTM-400 transceiver, so have a node and ‘room’.  If this interests you or any of the members over there let me know.

Since this system uses the internet it can provide hook-ups anywhere in the world.

 

Tom Griswold WN7E

Prescott Valley, AZ

mrgriz@...

 


--
Jeff KB6SUP
Tustin , CA

Update for the end of the year 2019 MARC

John Reynolds
 




John F. Reynolds President MARC Rialto, CA

Re: FW: Yeasu Fusion C4FM

 

If we ever get the internet link to our local club's repeater I would love it. We did get the Fusion repeater but members chose Icom and we never followed up with our Fusion system.

Norm Huber, Central IL, N9ZKS

On Sat, Dec 7, 2019 at 4:54 PM John Reynolds <Johnw5jfr@...> wrote:
Forwarded from Tom to se if anyone else is familiar with this system.



John F. Reynolds President MARC Rialto, CA

-----------------------------------------

From: "Tom Griswold"
To: "John Reynolds"
Cc:
Sent: Saturday December 7 2019 1:52:01PM
Subject: Yeasu Fusion C4FM

John,

 

Wondering if any of your local members use the Yaesu Fusion C4FM radios?

If enough interest maybe some sort of hookup may be established for those wanting to have a net or info exchange using the Yeasu System Fusion setup.

I have a Wires-X device  and a FTM-400 transceiver, so have a node and ‘room’.  If this interests you or any of the members over there let me know.

Since this system uses the internet it can provide hook-ups anywhere in the world.

 

Tom Griswold WN7E

Prescott Valley, AZ

mrgriz@...

 

FW: Yeasu Fusion C4FM

John Reynolds
 

Forwarded from Tom to se if anyone else is familiar with this system.



John F. Reynolds President MARC Rialto, CA

-----------------------------------------

From: "Tom Griswold"
To: "John Reynolds"
Cc:
Sent: Saturday December 7 2019 1:52:01PM
Subject: Yeasu Fusion C4FM

John,

 

Wondering if any of your local members use the Yaesu Fusion C4FM radios?

If enough interest maybe some sort of hookup may be established for those wanting to have a net or info exchange using the Yeasu System Fusion setup.

I have a Wires-X device  and a FTM-400 transceiver, so have a node and ‘room’.  If this interests you or any of the members over there let me know.

Since this system uses the internet it can provide hook-ups anywhere in the world.

 

Tom Griswold WN7E

Prescott Valley, AZ

mrgriz@...

 

End of the year updated for MARC

John Reynolds
 


End of the year letter from the President, MARC

     As we approach the end of the year, I would like to send a note to all of our MARC members to let them know of a few changes in MARC and review the past year’s events.

      To start, Ray, KD6FHN, has resigned as Chairman of The Board, and Bonnie, KD6OFQ, has resigned as Secretary/Treasurer, both citing age and health as their primary reason for this action.  We are sad to see them leave MARC but understand and wish them well.  We will stay in contact and pass on information from Ray and Bonnie from time to time.

     On the subject of Chairman of The Board, this position will stay unfilled.  I will remain as President and try to do my best with John, KC6ZOZ, Alvin, KD6UZM, John, N6JCB, and Billy, N6EDY, to guide me in decisions made for the club.  Ginger White, KM6MIG, had volunteered to take over as our Secretary/Treasurer.   Late spring of 2019 Ginger and Bill, K6WBD, announced that before the end of the year they would be moving to Oregon.  June was Ginger’s last meeting as Secretary/Treasurer.   Ginger had spent many hours at her computer organizing our membership list, setting up a treasurer’s report and minutes for each meeting.  Thank you Ginger for your dedication to MSRC.

     John, KC6ZOZ, a longtime member of MARC, has taken over duties as Treasurer.   It was necessary to close the old account that Bonnie had for the club and open a new one.  Unfortunately the Bank of America says that it is a club account with no electronic banking, no or Zelle.  John will also have to make all deposits in person and checking will be minimal.  Please bear with us s we are doing our best.

     John, N6JCB, has taken over as our Secretary, not an easy job.  He will be keeping all the club records and notes, also managing the MARC list and web page.   I am sure John will welcome any corrections, additions, or help to either of these.  John, JCB, will also be keeping the membership list and receiving all renewals.   Please send renewals to MARC, c/0 John C. Beckwith Secretary, 5623 W. 77th St., Westchester, CA. 90045.  Remember that checks must be made out to MARC, not the Motorcycling Amateur Radio Club as the bank will not accept the spelled out name on the check.

     I had all intentions of making this my end of the year letter longer however a week long illness has forced me to cut things short. There are so many individuals in our club who deserve recognition and thanks for their work keeping MARC going, I will do my best to thank each and every person soon.   I am feeling better but still not 100%, so please bear with me as we enter this holiday season. 

John F. Reynolds

President MARC

    



John F. Reynolds President MARC Rialto, CA

FW: Board Meeting Request

John Reynolds
 

John, N6JCB has requested a board meeting after the regular MARC meeting this Saturday.  All MARC members are welcome to attend and voice concerns.  John has suggested the topics as listed below.



John F. Reynolds President MARC Rialto, CA

-----------------------------------------

From: "John Beckwith"
To: "Alvin Brown", "Billy Hall", "John Edwards", "John & Mijo Reynolds"
Cc:
Sent: Friday December 6 2019 10:35:09AM
Subject: Board Meeting Request

Greetings,

Can we schedule a Board meeting for this Saturday after the regular meeting?   (I’m available before, but that’s probably not practical.)

What I’m asking for is more than just 5 minutes in the parking lot, but that we allocate at least a full hour (more or less as needed) to allow time for some serious discussion.

I would also like to invite non-Board members to participate - in at least part of the meeting.

I feel like we’re at a juncture that may be an opportunity to at least slow our decline, or even increase our membership and involvement.

Here’s what I would like to see on the Agenda:

--------------------
Budget
What are our anticipated expenses for the year.
Website fees
Bank fees
Listserv fees (?)
Raffle costs
Anything else?
What are our anticipated revenues
Dues
Raffles

Board Membership and Participation
Consider increasing the size of the Board
Voting and/or non-voting
Active members?
Include members outside SoCal

Add Guest Speakers and/or content for SoCal
Make the SoCal meeting worth attending for those who want more.

Wednesday Net
Find a way to make it National

Open Forum
----------------------
Let me know if this works for your folks - Comments?  Thoughts?  Questions?

Thanks,

MARC Meeting

John Reynolds
 

We have our MARC meeting this Saturday, 14 Dec. 2019 at the Marie Callendars on Katella in Orange.  I have proposed a gift exchange as outlined below.  This is a voluntary gift exchange and is in no way considered mandatory to attend or participate in the 50-50 Christmas drawing.

From The President’s Desk

     Just a short note for December.  I hope everyone can join Mijo and I at the Marie Calenders restaurant in Orange CA, on the morning of 14 December 2019.   Breakfast will be at 8 AM and our abbreviated meeting with a gift exchange at 9 AM.   Hopefully a morning meeting will not interfere with anyone’s plans for Christmas parties later in the day.  We will have a 50-50 drawing with an AnyTone AT-D879UV plus DMR hand held radio as our grand prize.  We also have a Type S portable power bank, a jump starter battery which doubles as a wireless charging station for cell phones, an LED flashlight and a USB charging station for various devices.  The first week of December I will run by Comet and visit with Nick.  Perhaps he can also provide us with a Christmas gift.  If you need any items from NCG/Comet let me know asap.

     In addition to the 50-50, we plan on a gift exchange.   Each member who brings a gift will receive a ticket for that gift.  After the breakfast meeting the corresponding half of each ticket will be placed in the tumbler and then winners drawn.   You should bring something that you would like to have because you might just win your own gift.   Just for fun and to make things interesting there will be a “Steal a Gift”.   Each person will have the opportunity to “trade” their gift for something that another MARC member has already won.  The gift can only be “stolen” three times, then it is frozen.  Also the first ticket/name drawn will have the opportunity to steal/trade for any gift that has not been frozen by the three time rule.  This will allow the first person to have a fair shot at exchange if he/she wins their own gift in the first draw. 

     If I am awake, we will have a MARC net on 11 December at 1930 hours.  Please join me to heat up the airways for a few minutes.   Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  Mijo and I wish everyone good health and happy times with friends and family.




John F. Reynolds President MARC Rialto, CA

MARC Net

John Reynolds
 

Join me for the MARC net, Wednesday 11 Dec. 2019, 1930 hrs.   145.440 - Pl 136.5 and if the link is working 449.880 - Pl 146.3 or 445.480 - 131.8.  


John F. Reynolds President MARC Rialto, CA

Re: Supporting Charity Events

James Carter (KN4VZE)
 

Thanks John/JCB :-D
 
I've added these to the list of events to the motorcycle volunteers mailing list (https://subscribe.motorcycle-volunteers.org) and I've provided a link back to the M.A.R.C. event calendar.

Cheers!

James

Motorcycling Amateur Radio Club - Motorcycle Volunteering? #web

main@marchq.groups.io Integration <main@...>
 

Motorcycle Volunteering?

By jbeckwit

New MARC member James – N4VZE – posted the following website – https://blog.motorcycle-volunteers.org/ – He’s in the SE part of the US and is working on setting up a way for motorcycle hams to get involved in community events. Check it out and sign up on his website. John, N6JCB, Westchester CA

Re: Supporting Charity Events

John Beckwith
 

To follow up - Here’s what I have right now - and I posted them on the calendar on the MARC website:

ADA LA ride - October 18, 2020

MS150 lrvine, CA to Carlsbad on Day One and on to San Diego on Day Two - October 24th and 25th, 2020.

MS Los Angles ride - Now a 2 day ride starting from the Santa Monica, Ca airport on Saturday going up the coast to Ventura.   Return to the Santa Monica airport on Sunday. May 16th and 17th, 2020

Hope this helps,

John, N6JCB
Westchester, CA
jbeckwit47@...
http://www.johnbeckwith.net
https://john-beckwith.smugmug.com

On Dec 1, 2019, at 3:54 PM, James Carter (KN4VZE) <tegatai@...> wrote:

Hey John/JCB,

Do you have a list of firm/provisional dates for events that M.A.R.C. will support in SoCal for 2020?

Best Regards,

James