DARC 100th Anniversary Kick-Off Event
Created: Wednesday, 02 October 2013 18:54
Written by Randy Patterson
100th Anniversary Kick-Off Event
Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 19th and Sunday, October 20th, 2013. In celebration of the Dallas Amateur Radio Club’s upcoming 100th Anniversary, we are having a kick-off celebration at Brookhaven College in Dallas, Texas on Saturday, October 19th, from 10 AM to 5 PM and Sunday, October 20th from 10 AM to 4 PM.
We will be serving Fried Chicken starting around noon and we ask that you bring a side dish. Wear period costumes if you have them, reflecting something about the time period of 1914. Bring any old radios you have and we’ll get them on the air. It will be fun to see and hear the technology from earlier times from 1914 onward!
On Sunday, we will be continuing our event and will be having an ice cream social starting around noon.
Join us both Saturday and Sunday to visit, break bread with us, and have fun on the air. Our Special Event Station will have a "Get-on-the-Air" radio, and you can experiment sending CW (Morse Code), talking with other hams on HF or on our 2 meter / 70 cm radios.
for which day you plan to attend – hopefully, it will be both days. We need to know how much Fried Chicken (Saturday) and Ice Cream (Sunday) to bring. As always, this is a first come first serve event, so when we run out, we are out.
Brookhaven College has invited us to participate with their Earth Science Fair – Star Lab: Earth, Sun and Moon Show, that will be held in Building H. We will have our DARC Communications Center set up just outside Building H and be offering tours of our trailer. We will also have a monitor set up of our tent location so visitors to the trailer will be able to see our event station. We've invited their students and professors to visit the event station under the tents should they desire. This will be a lot of fun since the college's science lab and our kick-off event offer an opportunity for visitors to roam around and check out interesting things as well as to involve both Boy and Girl Scouts from the area. Scouts can earn a patch or rocker from attending the Science Fair. This is also JOTA weekend, so a great opportunity for us to participate with Scouts visiting our Communications Center and offering them the opportunity to Get On The Air while letting them know about the DARC.