DARC September 2023 Meeting Reminder – Eating Again!

Greetings! September has arrived with the promise of cooler weather and endless leaves to rake. It also brings a labor-free holiday called “Labor Day” (go figure!) on the first Monday of the month.

Of course, the first Monday is followed by the first Tuesday (aren’t I the master of the obvious!) and that means the regular monthly meeting of the Decatur Amateur Radio Club at the Morgan County Courthouse. However, this month is our quarterly “eating meeting” and we head up the hill to Libby’s!

So, our meeting this month will be an “eating meeting” on Tuesday evening, September 5th, at 6:00pm at Libby’s Catfish and Diner on Priceville Mountain off of Highway 67. If you need directions, head out of Decatur towards the I-65 interchange in Priceville. Drive on through Priceville and go up the mountain. When you reach the big new white cross on top of the mountain, Libby’s is just ahead on the right as the road begins to curve.

If you’d rather meet in the basement auditorium of the Morgan County Courthouse in Decatur, then please wait until next month’s meeting. If you arrive early at the lower entrance off of Lee Street this month you can try to convince the cleaning staff to let you into the empty auditorium (you can help vacuum it!). Or you can explain your presence to the nice law enforcement officers who’ll be questioning you.

This meeting will NOT be streamed on Microsoft Teams because most of us are not very entertaining while we’re stuffing our faces with good food.

The next scheduled business meeting will be on October 3rd, 2023.

Please spread the word to fellow hams or those who are wanting to take a test for a new or upgraded license that the Decatur club is now scheduling license testing every month on the first Saturday of each month. The testing sessions will be held in the Decatur Public Library on 6th Avenue NE (Highway 31) at 1:00. Please bring ID (especially your FRN, which is required on the license application) and your $15 fee. And, most importantly, PLEASE send an email to DecaturHamTest@w4atd.org so we can have the testing materials prepared and available for you. October 7th is our next scheduled testing date. And if you are a Volunteer Examiner or want to help in some way, please let us know! And if you send an email and do not get a timely response, please let the secretary know.

Remember also that the roster of current club members is now online at www.HamClubOnline.com. Set up your free account and if you have paid your dues (and the Secretary has updatea the database) you should see that you’re associated with the DARC. If there’s an issue, let us know.

See you on Tuesday evening, September 5th at Libby’s At 6:00! Don’t miss it!

Richard Matthews

Author: KB4CAY

Ham since 1981. Secretary of Decatur Amateur Radio Club since 2001. I like digital modes and listening to local repeaters.