On Saturday, February 22nd, at the Superstition Mountain Museum under both the club call of WM7RC and the special event call of W7W, members of the Mesa ARC worked W1AW/8, ARRL's station Detroit on 12 metres as part of the ARRL's Centennial QSO Party. This contact was exciting and marks the first time that the our club has worked W1AW on HF. Additional information about the Centennial QSO party is provided in the link below.
After further review, the Mesa-ARC has dediced to NOT follow the lead of other Mesa Ham clubs, whom recently raised their annual dues from $15 to $25/year, and we stand by our decision to remain a DUES FREE club. Donations are always welcome and can be made from the Paypal box on the Mesa ARC website.
For those who are interested in attending, please let me know. Club members are encouraged to attend and of course we always need volunteers to setup. We have done a half and half raffle in the past. I am not sure if we want to do that since the timing of the class is very tight. We might not have enough time. I was thinking maybe some soda and snacks as a fund raiser. Are there any volunteers or thoughts on what we should do as a fundraiser?
On Saturday April 26th, the Club will be conducting our annual trip to the Titan Missile Museum South of Tuscon. The world's largest HF Discone Antenna open to hams is located in the parking lot and is a military relic from the Cold War. it is maintained by the Green Valley Amateur Radio Club.
Don't forget, tomorrow morning is when our club will be doing our Lost Dutchman Event at the Superstition Mountain Museum. No set frequencies as of yet, since our club understands that the Amateur Radio Frequencies are not owned by any one particular entity, and we wish to keep the bands that way. We will be doing at least a PSK31 station and will be hopefully setting up Voice as well. It will be hard to tell exactly what we will have up and running without knowing who will be showing up. As we get tuned up and on the air, we will post on Facebook, what frequencies w