UPCOMING EVENTS and RECENT NEWS!
As you can see from the countdown clock the 2016 HamFest is a lot closer than you may have thought!
The clock is counting down to the opening of the main gates at 8:00AM on Saturday morning. We will need
plenty of help getting ready the two days before on Thursday and Friday. We'll start on Thursday at noon and work until 5 or 6
o'clock in the evening. On Friday we'll all meet for breakfast at the Steak-N-Shake on GA124 for breakfast, then move to the
fairgrounds to complete our setup chores. Some of us will need to be there as late as 9:00PM to provide a little security for
the vendors that will be setting up until that time. Then it is back at it at O'Dark Thirty (5:30AM) on Saturday morning in
preparation for the back gate opening for tailgaters, FleaMarket vendors and Main Exhibit Hall vendors at 6:00AM. The main
entrance gates open at 8:00AM when the above "countdown" clock reaches zero!
The gates close at 4:00PM on Saturday but our work goes on until about 6:00PM getting ready to do it all over
again on Sunday. We will get an extra hours sleep Saturday night as Daylight Saving Time ends and we "fall back" one hour on our
clocks. The work starts again at 6:30AM, but we should have a little daylight at that time, and the back gates open at 7:00AM
with the main gates opening at 8:00AM again. At 2:00PM the gates close for the end of the 2016 HamFest, but then the real work
of cleanup begins. The more folks that come out to help us clean up the sooner we get out of there and head for home. Getting
out and heading home by 5:00PM would be great!
We really need your help! Please indicate your willingness to help by clicking
to open a Google Doc spreadsheet to enter the times you would be available to help out during the HamFest.
The October 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 October 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.
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
2015 HAM OF THE YEAR
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!
AMRC MEETING TIME CHANGE
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!
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.