Here's the latest from the roost!

Please welcome our newest Rooster Garry, KC3BRQ 1375 on 11/27/2014.

Hope Miller, KB3CGC SK

on the net - 12/15/2014

Picture of Hope KB3CGC

This morning on the Rooster Net we recieved reports of the passing of Hope Miller, KB3CGC Rooster Number 1075 yesterday. Hope crowed in on May 31 2000, and was seen at a number of our spring luncheons over the years. Hope was a very active member and past president of the Old Buzzards Radio Club. Per Hope's request there will be no viewing, or service. Anyone wishing to make a memorial contribution in his name, can do so to:

Thurmont Senior Center
806 E. Main Street
Thurmont, MD 21788,
Phone: 301-271-7911

We all greatly feel the loss.

Rooster Holiday Gathering Announcement

From Paul, N3CYO - 12/15/2014

Once again it's that time of year for our annual Rooster Holiday Gathering. It will be held on Saturday January 10, 2015 at the King Buffet. We'll meet about 11:30 AM so we can get started by noon. The buffet is located at 500 West Germantown Pike in Plymouth Meeting, PA. 19462

We will be presented one bill for our entire group. The cost per person is $10, and should be submitted to Paul, N3CYO prior to leaving. He would appreciate that you let him know a reasonable time ahead, if possible of how many are planning to attend, so the proprietor can be prepared.

Afterwards we retire to Paul N3CYO, and Carolyn's home located at, 3119 Jolly Rd. in Plymouth meeting, for a little more socializing, and light snacks, etc. Talk in is provided on the 147.210 MHz. Pottstown repeater with a tone of 131.8 Hz.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

2015 New Year Net

Jim, K3JJC via email - 12/15/2014

Like past years, the Net will be open from 6:00 am until 12:00 noon. The starting net control will assign a number to each station checking in, and each net control will continue to assign numbers for each check in.

The Rooster Net Control schedule for 1/1/15 is as follows:
6:00 - 6:30N0VVVJim
6:30 - 7:00W3VDBrenden
7:00 - 7:30WA3GMGreg
7:30 - 8:00KA3IRJFred
8:00 - 8:30WB3DHFPhil
8:30 - 9:00WU3ISteve
9:00 - 9:30K3CHJJim
9:30 - 10:00K3JJCJim
10:00 - 10:30NK1NGlen
10:30 - 11:00KD2UJBob
11:00 - 11:30AA3YEJoe
11:30 - 12:00WB3EQWMike

We will ask for check-ins or call the next station or number on the list, and it is normal to have second and third or more call ups. If and when the net becomes dull, we don't see anything wrong with stations talking back and forth, but please keep it short as net control times are limited. If we just open it up, it is like closing the net and we lose control of the net for new check-ins, re-checks and others waiting to make comment. This allows for participation by more net people, and makes it possible to hear weak, or mobile stations who wish to be a part of our net starting for year 2015.

This has worked exceptionally well for the past several years.

Thank You All for the great cooperation!

PS Don't forget you can also listen online! Click here for instructions.

2015 NY Net Checkin's
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Let's do lunch

Dick, K3ITH via email - December 2014

Eagleville lunch picture State College lunch picture

Take your pick! It's always nice to have variety, so if you are in Southeast PA we have a location, or if Central PA is more your thing, we can help you there too. We'll let you decide, are they lolly gagging or just having a good time? They have been meeting at Brother Paul's Restaurant in Eagleville, and Hoss's Steak and Seafood in State College, but if you plan to attend, it's always good to checkin on the net to confirm the location.

From the Editor

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