Here's the latest from the roost!

Please welcome our newest Rooster Oak K8OOL 1414 on 07/01/2016.

2016 Rooster Weekend Extravaganza

KD2UJ via email - 05/16/2016

2016 Rooster Net Group Photo

If you know someone on the picture above that's awesome!, and if not then it is about time you attend the 2016 Rooster Weekend. This event is open to Numbered Roosters and thier families, starting on Thursday July 7th through Saturday July 9th. As in the past, Thursday night July 7 at 6:30 PM we will meet at Fitzwater Station in Monte Clare (Port Providence) PA for our welcome to the area gathering to meet and greet friends, make or renew acquaintances, as well as have a snack or dinner.

Friday morning July 8th at 9 AM at the Gilbertsville Golf Course for the Rooster Open. Please arrive by 8:30 AM so everyone can tee off together. Again this year we have been invited to the home and pool of Jim K3CHJ and Dotty, for a casual late afternoon of food, beverages, and socializing starting at 4 PM.

This years Rooster Picnic will be held at the Knights of Columbus picnic area in Stowe, PA. The fun is scheduled to begin at 11:30 AM and continues until 3 PM. After which all are invited back to the Lazy K Campground for an unofficial continuation of the days rooster festivities. For more details or to download just the reservation form use the following links.

2016 Picnic Welcome Letter (pdf)

2016 Reservation Form (pdf)

We look forward to seeing you there!

Rooster to speak at 2016 Dayton Hamvention

K2TQN via email - 04/16/2016

Radio Pioneers Old Transmissions and Voices from the Past

As John K2TQN Rooster #690 put it, "It's official, I'm speaking at the Dayton Hamvention on Friday May 20 at 2:30 Pm in room 5." The title of his presentation is "History: Old Transmissions and Voices from the Past."

His presentation includes: Photos, Graphics, and the actual Voices of the following Wireless Pioneers telling their personal accounts and stories: Marconi, Jack Binns, Irving Vermila (Ham #1), Dr. Lee DeForest, Hugo Gernsback, Edwin Armstrong, John Reinartz (life story), Leon Deloy (French 8AB - first transatlantic QSO), Elmo Pickerill (first airplane-to-ground QSO, 1910), Art Collins, General Griswold (USAF- SAC), Clarence Tuska describing the start of QST magazine in 1915, an SOS from the passenger ship "PRINSENDAM" in 1980 and early Wireless Ship transmissions on 500kc CW.

He hopes you can make his talk, and He'll be at the Collins CCA banquet.


2016 Florida Gatherings

Various via email - 02/2016

Rooster Net Palm Coast lunch picture Roosters Madd Jacks BarBQue picture Rooster net Hamcation picture Rooster net FL Dinner picture

Winter First Friday Lunches

Various via email - 03/2016

EPA First Friday lunch picture EPA First Friday lunch picture

In these lean month submissions we notice some of the usual suspects missing. Funny thing is they turn up elsewhere! We'll let you decide, if they are lolly gagging or just having a good time? In the east they have been meeting at Brother Paul's Restaurant in Eagleville, in the central area they meet at Hoss's Family Steak & Seafood in State College, and in the west at the Iron Bridge Inn, south of Mercer, PA. We highly recommend that if you plan to attend, you should check in to the net to confirm the date, time, and location, or in case of inclement weather.