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Fri02Jun20177:30 pm Crestwood Civic Center; 14025 S. Kostner Ave., Crestwood, IL
Jim, W9JPR, will present his annual review of past field day events and also plan for the 2017 Field Day event. Jim has a great collection of photos from past years activity that will certainly entertain us all! Field Day operation is your chance to get your hands dirty and get on the air. There is nothing like HF operation where you can pick off one station after the other. Improve your operating skills or maybe try CW using someone else's call! Also planned is a "no-rain" dance and ceremony.
Annual Ham Cruise
Save these dates and plan to join us on a fun and relaxing cruise aboard the SS Badger: September 23 & 24
The SS Badger is registered Historic Landmark and the only coal fired ship in the US.
We have full permission to install antennas on the top deck and install our radio gear on the deck below. Imagine a ham station on the water with a perfect ground (a steel ship!) and no local noise (we are in the middle of Lake Michigan!) Enjoy a place where you will have no cell phone coverage – bring your radios and antennas or a good book.
Most of us take a round trip, but of course, you could ferry your car with you and continue your adventure in Michigan.
Adult round trip is $99. Stateroom w/overnight accommodations additional $75 (includes breakfast Sunday morning)
We board the steam ship Badger at 2pm CDT in Manitowok, Wisconsin and arrive in Ludington, Michigan four hours later at 7pm EDT.
The return trip departs at 9 am.
Call 800/841-4243 for reservations; ask for the “Ham Radio Cruise” special preferred pricing
There is plenty of free parking.
Thanks to Pete, K9OWQ for putting the trip together
Get your Hamfesters shirts
We have polo shirts ($35) and T-shirts ($25) – your choice.
Hamfesters logo is embroidered, not stamped.
(color is Navy blue – camera altered the color)
Thanks to Cindy, N9CAS, for making this happen.
Hamfester of the Year !
Congratulations to Jimmy Liston, N9HSH (sk)
Congratulations to Granville Phillips, W9PNG !