History

Club officers 1999

  • President ... Jerry Atchison, KA4IHE
  • Vice-President... Billy Liles, KE4UAD
  • Treasures ... John Brown, KE4HIE
  • Secretary .. Larry DeFilippi, KF4GRA

Club Trustees 1999

  • Call sign (KF4YXB) ... Dave Curran,  WD4RCO¹
  • Repeater ... Jerry Atchison, KA4IHE

JANUARY

January 30th several club members attended the Greenville Hamfest.


FEBRUARY

In February, Gary Beeler from the NWS office in Mobile, conducted a Weather Spotter class at Andalusia Public Library.   It was well attended.


MARCH

SARC club members welcomed a new member, Allen KG4CNA who passed the tests for Technician license at Ft. Walton.  Congratulations on your new license!  


APRIL

The club had a yard sale April 10th, but it was a slow day as we added $16.75 toward the repeater operation.


JUNE

Field Day was a great day again this year, as SARC members gathered at the Connecuh National Forest near Wing, Alabama for Field Day.  Despite the nearly 4 inches of rainfall the Day of Field Day, everyone had a great time.

SEPTEMBER

At the September club meeting, members elected Bart as Club call sign trustee.   A 100HZ tone was added to the repeater and helped to solve most of the interference problems with the repeater.  The 800 mhz Southern Link, DTN, All commercial radios, (2) VHF Amateur Radios (Kenwood 2550 and Icom 2000) at the EOC were damaged by lightening and had to be replaced.

OCTOBER

In October, Bart (WA8YPX) and John (KE4HIE ) participated in the SET at the EOC.  Bart passed traffic on 3965 and John passed traffic on 2-meters.  The test provided a good test of emergency communications between Clanton, AL and the Covington County EOC office.

DECEMBER

The Christmas Party and annual election meeting was held Dec. 16th at Crystal River Seafood in Dothan, AL.   All in attendance had a great time.


¹WD4RCO is the old call sign.  Dave took advantage of the vanity call sign from the FCC and now has the vanity call sign KB4ET.