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Chapter 36 - Northwest Indiana

~ Creaky Knees and Rusty Keys ~

So I lied... the weather wasn't so nice after all for our January meeting, was it? But in spite of the extreme cold and blowing snow, we had a great turnout of 20 members and guests show up for an excellent meal at Bob Evans. That was our first time there, and their small party room was more than enough room for us, so we may return there again sometime.

This meeting completed our 5th full year since reorganizing in February of 2009. For those that remember, that afternoon was the worst blizzard of the 2008-09 winter. It seems we are meant to have foul weather for our meetings, and it isn't just my dumb luck all the time.

But Troy and I keep giving you opportunities to elect someone else, and for some reason you keep letting us lead. You don't have to be so bashful, you know! Dave, W9DN, said we won by acclamation, but I told him, "No, we won by universal declination." That's because Dave declined, Bruce declined, Carl declined, and so on down the list, until it was universal. Troy and I will do our best, and we appreciate your continued confidence and support.

We are very proud to learn that Chapter 36 member Carl Luetzelschwab, K9LA, has been honored with a very prestigious award from ARRL. Congratulations, Carl! Below is a quote from the ARRL website with the announcement. The full announcement can be read here.

Carl K9LA

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Carl Luetzelschwab, K9LA, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, has been named the winner of The Bill Orr, W6SAI, Technical Writing Award for 2013. The ARRL Foundation selected Luetzelschwab at its January 21 meeting for his article, The Sun and the Ionosphere, which appeared in the March 2013 issue of QST. Luetzelschwab won the March QST Cover Plaque Award last year for the same article. Luetzelschwab, who frequently writes on solar and propagation phenomena and trends, is the Propagation columnist for NCJ - National Contest Journal.

Photos by Carl W9CJH. Click for larger view.


Photos by Stan W4SV. Click for larger view.

Attending: (in last name order)

Bruce (W9OTN) and Pam Balsley
Ron (N9FKD) and Dianna (N9JAH) Cutler
Carl (W9CJH) and Lila (N9ESS) Hallberg
Troy Harrison (KC9E)
Chuck (KC9OYE) and Cheri Hill
Rich (K9CIV) and Marcia Lochner
Levi (WB9CAO) and Sue (N9EOX) Mayes
John Miller (W9ZG)
Dave (W9DN) and Fran Nicolaus
John (W3ML) and Paula Poindexter
Don Smith (WA9KRT)
Stan Vandiver (W4SV)

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