Veterans Day Parade! Saturday November 4th 2pm in Etowah Tn. The MCARC has been asked to provide communication for the event. Staging will take place at the Morgan Parking Area at the corner of 5th street and Pennsylvania Ave. We will need as many club members as possible to help out. Maybe 12 to 15. Parade lineup is @ 2:00 and step-off is @3:00

10-19-17 Preparations for the "Mini" are in full swing. A G5-RV was put up yesterday with the help of Chris, KM4OTL out near the carport style cover. Had to use the bucket truck which made the task pretty easy. Mowed the parking area and weed whacked around the firepit and carport. Killed a couple of fire ant hills. Installed a new aluminum flagpole. Cleaned up the five star outhouse and chased out any bugs that may be attempting habitation. Cleaned up the club trailer and finished an inventory. Ran the air conditioner for about 15 minutes and the generator also. The battery switch Chris put in works perfectly with no more drains on the generator battery. New 190 amp battery is at 13.89 volts. Trash can and liner in place. Folding tables in place. Food arrangements with Thomas and Chris have been finalized. Church service on Sunday with Doc confirmed. Music by the Musical Hamsters is promised. Oh yes, almost forgot, Digital station by Darris will be up and running as well as HF on the trailers Yeasu FT 450D. All Hams regardless of license class will be able to use this equipment. QSO parties in New York and South Dakota should provide plenty of contacts. I'm sure I'm forgetting something but all will come together by Noon Saturday. All we need is a bunch of hamsters to come out to play. Bring a chair, tall tales and hunger. Bill W4WPL

The Fall Mini Field Day will be held on October 21-22, 2017 at Bill's residence, 216 County Road 854, Etowah, TN. Set up of the MCARC trailer will begin around 12:00 on Saturday.
Directions: Travel south on Highway 411 about 3-4 miles from Etowah. Turn right on County Road 859. (If you go over the railroad bridge you have gone too far.) Travel about 50 feet on County Road 859, then turn left on County Road 854. Follow CR 854 for less than a mile to a Y in the road. Bear right to stay on 854. Go about 500 feet and over the top of the first hill to a MCARC Field day sign on the right. Turn right at the sign and through an open chain link gate. Follow the trail down the hill and across a hay field to the festivities. Park and join the group. If anyone wants to bring a dish and drinks please do so. Water will be provided. Questions, comments; Bill, W4WPL, Sparky720@gmx.com, 423-462-5724
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