Sullivan Amateur Radio Club

Our first Knucklehead Breakfast was a great success! So let’s have ANOTHER!!! 😀

The next Knucklehead Breakfast will be at the Cracker Barrel restaurant in Sullivan MO on Saturday, March 23rd, 2019. We’ll meet at 8:00 am! Please come join us and feel free to bring your family and friends. It really is fun and I promise, we don’t bite! 😀

For quite a while now, we have been enjoying the Knucklehead Lunches that we hold at various restaurants around the area once a week. We just recently moved those from Tuesdays to Mondays so watch the FaceBook page to keep on top of where we are meeting.

Along the way, we’ve had several people ask if we couldn’t do something on the weekends because they work during the week and couldn’t attend the lunches. So starting this coming Saturday, February 23rd, 2019, we will have our first monthly Knucklehead Breakfast! We will be meeting at the Barn and Grill in Bourbon, MO at 8:00 am. Please come and join us if you can!

I anticipate that we’ll move the breakfast around a bit to different breakfast venues as we have with the lunches. If you know of a great place for breakfast, please let us know. Our lunches have been great fun and I believe the breakfasts will be so as well!

The Sullivan Amateur Radio Club would like to congratulate our newest ham, Dana Brewer! Dana passed his Technician exam yesterday morning and is anxiously awaiting his call sign. Please make Dana feel welcome when you hear him on the air or meet him in person!

And we have a winner! Barb Siegfried is our winner for the Henry Golden Boy!

Thanks to Rachel for drawing our winner!

On Monday, December 3rd, 2018, the Sullivan Amateur Radio Club engaged Radio Comm of Krakow, MO to climb the West Sullivan Water Tower and mount the antenna for the 146.805 repeater.  In addition to the antenna, Radio Comm placed the 1/2 inch Heliax coax all the way down the tower to our repeater cabinet!

In addition to getting the antenna mounted and the coax run, we had our electrical contractor to come out and cut the power into our cabinet as well.

I would like to thank Anthony xxxx and Jeremy Linnsxxxx from Radio Comm.  The weather was cold and windy and Anthony climbed the tower like a true pro!  It HAD to be 20 degrees colder up there in that wind, and I can speak for the entire club when I say we are so thankful for his dedication to getting it “all just right”!  Jeremy wanted to minmize his role, but he was Anthony’s ground crew and without him, it wouldn’t have gone as well as it did!  The Sullivan Amateur Radio Club thanks you both for your efforts on a very cold morning in December!!

I’d also like to express my heart felt thanks to Jerry Waeltermann and Allan Sieker, who were also part of the effort.  It’s a group effort.  

The repeater is on the air but it has some issues at this time.  We are aware that the repeated audio is not what it should be.  We also believe that the repeater’s squelch needs to be adjusted.  We will be attending to these things asap.

I know it’s been a long time coming, but I am grateful to everyone involved for their efforts to get it back in service.  Thank you everyone, whose been a part of this effort!

Here are the pictures from Monday!