Here's the latest from the roost!

Please welcome our newest Rooster Brenden, W3VD 1373 on 06/28/2014.


August First Friday Lunch

Dick, K3ITH via email - 08/01/2014


August First Friday lunch picture

Some of these Roosters have been missing on the net of late. Whether they are off to the casino, at the shore, or out traveling around the world. We'll let you decide, are they lolly gagging or just having a good time? We also want to note that a picture of the waitress was pasted in to the first friday pic, so you know who is behind the lens. They have been meeting at Brother Paul's Restaurant in Eagleville, but if you plan to attend, it's always good to checkin on the net to confirm the location.


John Sambalino, W2UXH SK

Bob, KD2UJ via email - 07/30/2014 Updated 07/31


Bob, KD2UJ reported the passing of John Sambalino, W2UXH Rooster Number 623 this morning. John crowed in on March 9, 1986. Click here to view his obituary.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, and friends.


Al Lafferty, Jr, K3KPE SK

Willie, WJ3G on the net - 07/14/2014


Picture of Al K3KPE

This morning on the Rooster Net we recieved a report From Sebio, W3SEB on the passing of our friend Al Lafferty, Jr, K3KPE Rooster Number 1240 yesterday. Al crowed in on April 30 2008, and was an active on air member ever since. Often heard giving the solor report during one of his transmissions, and closing with "remember to keep your powder dry". Al was also a past president, and member of the Old Buzzards Radio Club.

We are unaware of any arrangements as of this writing.

We share in the loss with his family, and friends.








Tom Merz, N4KRA SK

Dick, K3VYY on the net - 06/28/2014


Picture of Tom N4KRA,  and wife Sandy

This morning on the Rooster Net Dick, K3VYY reported the passing of Tom Merz, N4KRA Rooster Number 1136 yesterday. Tom crowed in on February 8 2003, and attended a few picnics, or spring luncheons over the years. Often heard mobile checking into our net in the morning, and evenings on the Sunbelt Service Net. He was also an active member of the Beaver Valley Amateur Radio Association and was awarded their "Ham of the Year" for 2013. In the late 80's while living in San Diego, Tom was active with the Palomar Amateur Radio Club.

Funeral arrangements with the Gabauer-Lutton Funeral Home, where you can view his obituary.

We all greatly feel the loss.


From the Editor

Wondering when the next Rooster event is scheduled, and haven't seen an announcement? Then you may want to browse our Calendar. It's really easy to navigate, just select the Month the event usually is held from the drop down menu near the top center, for example our picnic is always held in July, then press Go and you will see our July events. Or you can just use the links on the left, or right of center to move forward, or backward month by month.

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