The Sullivan Amateur Radio Club held its annual election of officers on Thursday evening, August 9th, 2018. The following people were elected to office:
Bill Higgins (N0NOE) – President
Frank Faherty (KE0FDC) – Vice President
Allan Sieker (AD0FT) – Secretary
Allan Sieker (AD0FT) – Treasurer
Also, we elected Chris Williams (KE0LKV) to the Board of Directors to replace Rick Gehlert.
I think I can speak for all the officers and the Board in saying that we are all looking forward to a great year ahead!
The Sullivan Amateur Radio Club would like to congratulate two hams who earned their General Class License upgrades on Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 at the testing session at the club’s Field Day event! Adam Haines, KE0PQY of Gerald, MO and Stan Shoemaker, KB0MUF of Owensville, MO both passed their tests with flying colors! Congratulations fellas! We’re all very proud of you and we hope you get on the air and use those new privileges!
The Sullivan Amateur Radio Club will be conducting an Amateur Radio License Testing Session at the club’s Field Day event this Saturday, June 23rd at 1:00 pm. The location will be at the Field Day site in Meramec State Park off of highway 185 south of Sullivan MO. We will be located at camp sites 172-176 in the main camping area past Fisher Cave. Please see the map below for directions within the park.
Testing is by pre-registration only! Please contact Bill Higgins at 573-205-0723 to be registered for the session When you arrive, be sure to have a photo ID, a copy of your existing license if you are upgrading and the $15 testing fee.
Below is the map of the camp ground area:
Field Day 2018 Campsites
Due to our regular meeting site being unavailable, we were forced to have our meeting at the pavilion at the Sullivan Park by the swimming pool. Dave Johnson reported that getting access to the water tower on Springfield Rd. is getting closer to completion. This has been what the club has been working towards for some time. In an effort to be ready, it was voted on and approved by the club members to remove the 440 repeater from the Fidelity site and reprogram it for 2 meter and use that repeater at the Springfield Rd water tower site. Bill Higgins has generously offered to the use of a 440 repeater that he owns to put it back at the Fidelity site so that we can continue to have that resource. The old repeater that was at the Boast site is unrepairable. By doing it this way, means that the club will not have to buy a new repeater which will cost in excess of $1000. This is a win – win for the club! We can continue to have the 440 presence and we will have a repeater for 2 meters when the new site is ready and not spend everything in the club checking account.
Also we finalized plans for Field Day 2018, which will be held at Meramac State Park on June 23 and 24. We will be set up in campsite 172,174, and 176. We will begin setting up on site between 9 and 10 am on Saturday morning. We will be having a fish fry around 1pm and will begin working the radios and 1pm as well. There is a map with directions to Field Day available to down load here on the club website. Everyone is invited and we hope to see everyone there!