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Chapter 36 - Northwest Indiana

~ Creaky Knees and Rusty Keys ~

I think the threat of freezing rain may have kept some folks away, but we still had an excellent turnout of 26 people who made it for a delicious meal at Ryan's Buffet. Although the rain kept coming down lightly, it didn't freeze after all (or not until much later, maybe with a light snow). The worst of this weather blew north of us and then hammered New England with a severe blizzard. It is quite a reminder that it was just four years ago when our chapter reorganized in a February blizzard in Chesterton.

We had a some great items for show and tell this month. Bruce W9OTN read a very funny account of the History of Dot Com. It is rather too long to print on this page, but click here to read it as a text file. John KA9PGC brought in a couple of beautifully built home-brew items, an AM broadcast and shortwave receiver that he built himself some years back, and a mock up of a Yaesu FT-101E that was built by former Porter County ARC member Mike Hrapek, K3MIC (now SK). See photos of these items below.

Our 2013 Award winners were not present at this meeting, so we will catch up with them again soon, hopefully next month. Jim KF9EX is due his 55-Year Award, and John W9ZG will be getting his 60-Year Award.

Thanks to Carl W9CJH and Lila N9ESS for these photos. Click for larger view.


These photos by Stan W4SV. Click for larger view.

Attending: (in last name order)

Bruce (W9OTN) and Pam Balsley
Ron (WA9RON) and Mary Broviak
Carl (W9CJH) and Lila (N9ESS) Hallberg
Troy Harrison (KC9E)
Chuck (KC9OYE) and Cheri Hill
Allen (W9DZ) and Carol Jones
Levi (WB9CAO) and Sue (N9EOX) Mayes
Dave (W9DN) and Fran Nicolaus
John Phillips (KA9PGC)
Carlos Santini (KA9JYO)
John (W8OCG) and Marge (W8MSN) Schick, and son Kevin
Bill Shortz (K9BZM)
Mark Skowronski (K9MQ)
Tom Troike (W9QN)
Stan Vandiver (W4SV)
Larry (N9GRJ) and Sue (KB9QDY) Wigent

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