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September   8 ,  2016
at 7:00 pm

Youth DXpedition to Saba Island
by Ruth, KM4LAO

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Meet the 2016 Club Officers.      

President Vice President Secretary Treasurer
Steve Garrison
Mike Smith
Allison Lynch
Barry Kanne

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 August 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.

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

The Ticket Booth is Now Open!

You can now purchase your pre-admission tickets to the 2016 Stone Mountain HamFest to be held Nov. 5th & 6th, 2016 at the Gwinnett County Fairgronds.

Get your Admission Tickets on-line for just $6.00, and BoneYard Tickets for $8.00, until October 30th.

Everyone that purchases their tickets on line will be entered into a drawing for a SignaLink USB SoundCard TNC.

Visit our HamFest web page by clicking on the logo in the upper righthand corner of this page.

Field Day June 25 & 26, 2016 at Stone Mountain Park

Field Day 2016 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 24 & 25, 2017.

Where's The Fox?

The Gwinnett Amateur Radio Society hosted the 2016 North Georgia Fox Hunt on April 16, 2016. This was a multi-club, multi-county event. There were a variety of transmitter hunting teams from several area clubs participating in the event to locate a hidden transmitter somewhere in the metro area.

There were two different catagories of fox hunting teams. Doppler assisted and Classic (i.e. non-doppler assisted) teams competed for bragging rights in their respective catagories.

The 2016 North Georgia Fox Hunt was a life-like scenario. There was widely heard interference on 2m. Each team hunted for that interference by car. Once discovered, it was apparent that the 2m signal was a legal cross band repeater, and was not the actual source of the interference. The real interference was coming from a nearby 70cm source and each team hunted for that source on foot.

And the previously unidentified 'Fox Hound' included in the photo below along with the ARMC team members is Ryan Kovacs, KK4OSG, of the Sawnee Amateur Radio Association (SARA).

And Who Found The Fox First?

The Doppler Assisted Winners

Left to right: Bob Freeman, KI4SBL, and Patrick Meyers, N4ZAX.

The Classic Winners

**** THE AMRC FOX HUNTING TEAM and "Ryan"****
Left to right: Ryan Kovacs, KK4OSG, Jim Penland, N4RAR, Greg Mann, KM4RKT, Ruth Primm, KJ4SUL, Elliott Fried, KJ4CQJ, Richard Dickson, W4WRD, Mike Smith, KK4KHS, Nick Nikley, N0NCQ, Patrick Ford, NoCall, Steve Garrison, N4TTY, Mike Ford, KK4NZE, Carolyn Olive, AI4UQ, George Olive, AI4UR, and not pictured, John Altizer, KD4EHA, plus the index finger of the unidentifed photographer.

Congratulations to all the teams involved. This was a very fun filled event and maybe there will be more like it in the near future.

The TOTR EXPLOSION - A Contest for AMRC Members!

The TOTR EXPLOSION has ended!

Get your log files turned in by Sunday night April 24, 2016.

The 220 Repeater is NOW back on the Air!

Thanks to Barry, W4TGA, and George, AI4UR, the 220 repeater is now back in service at Exchange Park.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The power amplifier is not operationsl at this time so there is only about 25 watts of output.

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


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!


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.

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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