Despite what laziness with updating the blog here might suggest, plenty has been going on. In September, we (the Motor City Radio Club) had our annual picnic at Elizabeth Park in Trenton. All summer it's been miserably hot and humid, but this one was worth going to anyway. We even had a small transmitter hunt of sorts - Stan K8SB noticed that a homemade 2 meter yagi that Bruce KD8JTZ had brought along was radiating, even though it wasn't connected to a transmitter. Seemed a little like the beginning to an episode of The Twilight Zone until it was pointed out that it was connected to an active attenuator.
This month's meeting was fairly routine, but was of importance because it was the night we do nominations, with the actual elections for club board positions happening in October. So far, the only nominations submitted are the ones put forth by the nominations committee (as mentioned in The Spark Gap):
- For President: Ken Lux, N8TDF
- For Vice President: Neal Freeling, W8LYP
- For Secretary: Mike Ward, KC8LPZ (I might be biased, but I'm voting for this guy)
- For Treasurer: Dale Problenz, WA8FRD
I'm told that the club has a bit of a curse with secretaries - for the past few years, they always have to resign/leave/etc before the end of the year-long term, for one reason or another. Fortunately, I don't think that should be an issue with me at least, so maybe I can help break a bad tradition.
Also coming up is the Detroit Free Press Marathon, which I have yet to actually go volunteer for, but plan to (as in, later today, now that I've remembered to do it). It sounds fun, and I've been meaning for a long time to start helping out with events like that. The biggest challenge, I expect, will be getting up early enough for it. I'm not much of a morning person.