A few weeks ago a few of us went to Taylor Nebraska to meet up with the folks at the region 26 Emergency Management Center. we had a great conversation and got to see how they do thing out in the Nebraska Sandhills. While our EOC is quite busy by Nebraska standards, Region 26 has a huge geographical area to manage.
It was a huge learning experience, and was really neat that we were welcomed with open arms. We were asked for advice on comms, repeaters, and we learned a little about what they had available for us to use if we ever had to go up and help them set up some kind of comms to Grand Island or elsewhere.
Here are a few Photos Of the trip.:
It was a lot of Fun, Thanks to the crew of Region 26!
Last year I attended this. Me and my wife took our camper out a week ahead of time and camped there all week. It was a great time to meet some of the other hams in the state. While I did not get to stay for the ham fest it was still a good time and I regret not being able to stay. This has been going on for many years. All hams are welcome and the people will make you feel that way. It is a tradition that younger and newer hams should not be afraid to get involved with. You will not regret it.
55th Annual Central Nebraska Amateur Radio Club Ham Fest and Steak Fry
July 30th-31st, 2016
Victoria Springs State Park, Anselmo, Nebraska
Get your Park Permit immediately upon arrival, Permits available at Park office.
(Agenda subject to change and/or corrections!)
Central Nebraska Amateur Radio Club Web Site: cnarc.club
Pre July 30th–Come and enjoy the Nebraska Sandhill’s great camping with new and old friends. Take an easy drive to the Nebraska National Forest near Halsey, the Middle Loup River at Millburn or enjoy shopping in Broken Bow and nearby towns. Come early to get the choice spots!
Friday July 29th
1700-1900 Helena Country Club BQ at The Community Hall in Anselmo. Adult $7, 12-5 $5, 5 and under Free
Saturday July 30th
1000 FCC exams at the shelter in the southwest corner of Victoria Springs Park. K0KDC/Kevin Curtis and The Progressive Amateur Radio Club of North Platte are in charge. Extra VE’s may be needed. Walk-ins accepted. Please bring necessary fee and paperwork.
1400 Gather for an old time ice cream social! Bring your freezer and fixins. Cookies and bars are also needed. Come and enjoy, just follow the crowd. BRING YOUR OWN BOWL AND SPOON and a Chair!
We will need 15 people to make ice cream. If, you would like to provide your favorite flavor, please contact Danny & Peggy Baer email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
1500 Weather Conditions permitting—RC Fly In at Larry Curtis’ Field. West on 21A to Rd 421, south 1 mile. Bring lawn chairs, shade and refreshments.
1530 Afternoon transmitter hunt. WB0SIP/Bill Seier will present a short instructional session on Fox
Hunts before the hunt.
1830 Grilled hot dogs and hamburgers at the shelter house. Choice of side, chips and drink for a
fee to be determined to cover costs. CNARC in charge with help from Lincoln ARC.
1900 BIG ED’S POPCORN EMPORIUM. Free popcorn in memory of Ed Doehling/WØHQE. Sponsored by Blue Valley ARC. Bring a chair, always some entertainment! If, you want to showcase your talent, contact WD0AAH/Mark.
Sunday July 31st
0730 Coffee and rolls east of the shower house. Custer County ARC. Donations please.
0900 Church Services at The Shelter House
1000 Registration begins in the picnic area. Bring a covered dish and utensils. Fee covers noon steak fry, day’s activities and prize drawings. Prices to be determined by the beef market.
1000 Swap meet on the west side. Please bring your own tables! We need picnic tables for seating.
No charge for setup.
1100-1130 Bring covered dishes to serving tables. CNARC provides sirloin steaks or sirloin burgers, and drinks. A covered dish is to be furnished by everyone. Bring your own table service. Extra tables and chairs are recommended.
1145-1200 Form four lines. Get your appetites ready! Steaks and sirloin burgers served by the CNARC and volunteers.
Afternoon program: CNARC Membership Meeting, Prizes,Grand Prize MFJ 267 Watt Meter (3000 Watt Max), Cross Needle SWR ￼Meter and 2016 Victoria Springs Ham Fest clock. (Must be present to win any prize)
This ham fest was started in 1962 with the family in mind.
We are glad you and your family could attend!
Repeater: Broken Bow 147.06/66
DRIVE SAFELY AND HAVE A GREAT DAY.
THANK YOU FOR COMING, WE WILL SEE YOU NEXT YEAR.
CENTRAL NEBRASKA AMATEUR RADIO CLUB NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENTS.
(PLEASE PRINT AND BRING TO THE HAMFEST)
When: Saturday June 18th, 2016 from 8am-3pm at Hastings College Kiewit Gymnasium 710 Turner Ave, Hastings, Nebraska, 68901
More information here
Admission 3.50 in advance and 5 dollars at the door.
Under 18 admitted free with parent or guardian (Must have Parent or Guardian)
Table rental here