Good Morning all, K4AMG Memorial Amateur Radio Club will be manning a table along with the Chesapeake Amateur Radio Service (CARS) - W4CAR at the Great Bridge Battlefield & Waterways History Foundation's (GBB&WHF) 4th Annual Waterways Heritage Festival. This festival has also been designated as a City of Chesapeake's 50th Anniversary Signature Events. Celebrated yearly the second weekend of October, this distinguished festival brings together Chesapeake's rich historic waterways along with the preservation and education of fiber arts, heritage arts, traditional arts, fine arts, beautiful music, storytelling, food, and much more. The table is designed to educate the community on the role amateur radio has played in emergency and community communications. The table has also been designated one of the festival's Children Scavenger Hunt Quiz stations.
The K4AMG club's SATCOM station will be set up to demonstrate satellite communications.
Volunteers are needed for setup, operation of the SATCOM station and manning of the table, and for breakdown. The festival is a two day event on Saturday and Sunday, October 12th and 13th, 2013 at the Great Bridge Lock Park off of Battlefield Boulevard in Chesapeake, VA. Setup can begin at 1:00 P.M. on Friday, October 11, 2013. Security will be provided by the event coordinators for Friday and Saturday evenings. The table needs to be manned on Saturday, October 12, 2013 from 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. and Sunday, October 13, 2013, from 12:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. Breakdown of the site will occur immediately following the event. Contact Richard Siff, W4BUE at 757-485-3762 or email at [email protected] to sign up for this event. This event is a signature event for the City of Chesapeake 50th Anniversary and will provide an excellent opportunity to show off our club. VOLUNTEER NOW.
Please look for us on favorable passes on AO7, FO 29, and VO52. SO 50 is iffy with the image on the TS 2000.
The Chesapeake Amateur Radio Service W4CAR will be operating HF.