May D.E.A.R.S. Meeting

The May D.E.A.R.S. Club Meeting will take place on Wednesday May 9, 2018.

D.E.A.R.S. Club Meeting begins at 6:00 pm

We will not be holding a VE test session this month.  We will resume VE testing with next month’s meeting.

Our guest speakers this month are John Knott (N4JTK), Michael Cauley (W4MCA) and Frank Tagliani (KD4EZW). 

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 5:30 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!

Tour De Cure 2018

Come join us on Sunday, March 25 for the 2018 Tour de Cure Bicycle Event. The D.E.A.R.S. van will be located at Rest Stops 3/4 to provide any needed communications.
The bicyclists are always so appreciative of our attendance and some stop by to talk about amateur radio and look at our van.
We are to be at the location at 7:30 am and will stay until the last rider has completed his/her journey through our rest stop.
I am attaching a map to show the exact location and the roster.
If you are available any time during the day, please come show your support. This will also count toward volunteer hours.
I hope to see you all there!!
Kathy Blake / K4WDW

TourdeCure Rest Stops 2018

2018 Tour de Cure Roster Ver3

Tour de Cure 2017

Join us on Sunday, March 26 for the annual Tour de Cure Event. The D.E.A.R.S. van will be located at Rest Stop 3/4 providing communications support.

The van needs to be there by 7:30 am and we will be providing our support until the final cyclist has passed through the rest stop. This can range anywhere from 3-5 pm.

If you can’t be there the entire time, please come and support these cyclist for however many hours you are able to contribute. They are so grateful for our support and always express their thanks for our presence.

If you are a Walt Disney World cast member, remember that these hours will count toward your VoluntEAR hours. This is important.

A big thank you to Ken for driving the van. I hope to see you there!! Let’s show these cyclists how much we appreciate them!!

If you click on the link below, you will see a map of the layouts of the rest stops involved. Again, we will be located at Rest Stop 3/4 at the Sunoco Gas Station, 6990 East Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, St. Cloud, FL 34771.

As Mickey would say, “See ya Real Soon!”

Rest Stop Layout 2017