April GARA Meeting: Tell us about your HT, with bonus raffle!
A few weeks ago, a number of hams volunteered to help with the Odyssey of the Mind event at NC A&T by providing communications between event officials and staff. While I was preparing my gear for the day, I had a thought about our upcoming meeting because I had a hard time deciding which HT to bring, which headset to use (I needed one that would be comfortable to use for the entire day), how long the battery would last, or if I had a spare. I figured that if I was having those questions, others must be too. It also occurred to me that it might serve our newer members better to have a meeting topic that is dedicated to our experiences with our handheld radios where we can share our likes and dislikes, demonstrate helpful peripherals, and talk about the usefulness of our favorite portable. With that in mind, I’d like to request that everyone who attends bring one or two HT radios that you especially like and bring the accessories that help to make it so great. It doesn’t matter if the transceiver is old or new, analog, D-star, Fusion, DMR, P25, or if it’s 10m, 23cm, or what- they’re all welcome, and the more, the merrier.
To sweeten the pot for this month’s meeting, we will hold a raffle of a Wouxun KG-UVD1P dual band, waterproof HT radio with desk charger, hand mic, and cigarette lighter adapter. All proceeds will go to the club general account, and raffle tickets will be $1 each. $10 for 10 entries could net you a prize worth $130! Bring some cash and you could walk away with a nice new radio!
I’m looking forward to seeing everyone on Monday evening and to learning what you’ve discovered!