D.E.A.R.S. will be live with Neil Rapp, WB9VPG, and his Ham Talk Live! show this evening, Thursday July 26th, at 9 pm ET. The topic is vacationing here at Disney with ham radio. Visit www.hamtalklive.com to listen in live at 9.
Join us Wednesday evening, July 25, at 7 pm for the July D.E.A.R.S. “Fun” Net with the illustrious Captain Bruce Keller (K4BAK) at the helm as Net Control! Bruce is the reason we call our net the “Fun” Net. He makes it an exciting event you don’t want to miss.
Please join us from all over the world and check in to our net. Everyone is welcome to check in and share any traffic or announcements with us.
We will begin promptly at 7 pm Eastern Time. In the Orlando area you will find us on the D.E.A.R.S. repeater at frequency 147.300 PL 103.5. You can also join us via EchoLink node #632802.
Settle yourself in your radio shack, grab a cup of coffee in your D.E.A.R.S. coffee mug(right handed or left handed – either way works) and check in to the net. We want to know you are listening and we can be heard.
We love to share our net with all hams no matter where you may be located. This is a way to ensure we are being heard and our repeater is working properly and ready to be used in case of an emergency situation.
Don’t miss out on your opportunity to once again be a part of the “Fun” D.E.A.R.S. Net!!
Sean Wall KV4WV
The July D.E.A.R.S. Club Meeting and V.E. Test Session will take place on Wednesday July 11, 2018.
V.E. Test Session begins at 5:00 pm
D.E.A.R.S. Club Meeting begins at 6:00 pm
V.E. Test Session will be held at 5 pm in the Box Office Conference Room at Disney’s All Star Cast Services Building and is open to anyone who would like to obtain or upgrade their ham license. This includes all levels of licensing. You do not have to be a D.E.A.R.S Club member to attend the V.E. Test Session or the Club meeting. We invite everyone to attend.
We do not have a speaker scheduled, but we will discuss setting up committees to help plan monthly speakers, topic talks, candidate testing, etc.
The meeting will be held in the Players Conference Room at Disney’s All Star Resort. The room will not be available to us until *5:45 pm* so please do not arrive earlier than that for the meeting. Directions to the location are as follows:
Disney’s All Star Resort Cast Services Building
1601 West Buena Vista Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Players Conference Room
Follow Buena Vista Drive through the light by McDonalds. Take your first right onto Showtime Drive (if you get to the Security Guard Shack, you have gone too far!). Stop at the security camera kiosk, push the button to alert security and show a photo ID (can be a drivers license) to the host or hostess via the security camera. Let them know you are there to attend the D.E.A.R.S. Club meeting. The gate to your right will open. You may park in any of the visitor (or open) parking spaces.
Enter the Cast Services Building through the covered entrance and double glass doors. Turn left and follow the hallway to the end and turn left again. The Players Conference room is on the right.
We will be monitoring the 147.300 pl103 repeater and the 442.000 D-Star repeater. If you have made it to the McDonalds at All Star and are having trouble finding us, just give a call on 146.52 simplex.
The “Chat and Chew” will be at the McDonalds located prior to the All Star entrance. Someone usually arrives between 4 and 4:30 pm.
See you there!