Friday, March 2, 2012, is a day that will long be remembered in Southern Indiana and neighboring Kentucky. Early reports of a tornado that left six Indiana counties a federally declared major disaster area figuratively placed the small town of Henryville, Indiana, on the national map . . . ironically, just hours after the twister literally wiped it away.
In many parts of the country, the noise level on 40 meters proved far too much to overcome. A nearby broadcast station did not help matters either. Craig, W3CRR, did a yeoman's job of trying to get everyone he could hear, but there was a slew of you in the West that he simply could not copy. Then again, he was using a dipole and not a hundred-foot tower. The bottom line is that we need to examine another venue for a monthly HF net.
The American Legion Amateur Radio Club station, K9TAL, will operate as a special event station in March to commemorate the 93rd birthday of The American Legion. Tentative hours of operation are 1000 to 1600, Thursday through Saturday, March 15-17. A special commemorative certificate will be provided to all stations that work K9TAL during that period. Any members in the area available during that period are welcome to operate the National Headquarters station for this event. Contact Joe – KJ9M – at email@example.com to sign up or to get more information.