Norfolk County Radio Association Awards ARRL Elmer to W1MA and W1JAW

Dick Bean, K1HC, writes: [Norfolk County Radio Association] Associate members Ed Lajoie, W1MA, and Jack Wyatt, W1JAW, both Cape Cod residents, received a double surprise when NCRA President Dick Bean, K1HC, invited them to lunch on November 6 with a mystery guest, who turned out to be their long-time mutual friend and fellow NCRA member and club Secretary, Dave, K1HRV.  The second part of the surprise was presenting both Ed and Jack the ARRL Elmer award.  Ed has been an Elmer to many hams in several clubs and was a [World Radiosport Team Championship] volunteer in the past local WRTC …

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Norfolk County RA Presents ARRL Elmer Award to K1HRV

Norfolk County Radio Association President Dick Bean, K1HC, writes: The Norfolk County Radio Association presented Dave Doe, K1HRV, with the ARRL Elmer Award at its September 11 meeting to thank him for his mentoring of so many fellow hams over 51 years of club membership (since January 10, 1968).  Dave has held many leadership positions in the club, and he is currently club secretary and historian.

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“Virtual Elmer” Project Envisioned

Gerry Hull, W1VE, writes on the YCCC reflector: There’s a Facebook Group called “Ham Radio – New to the Hobby”. I’ve seen many posts in this group with people stating “I’ve had my General or Extra for a while.  However, I’ve never had an HF QSO.” Reasons? – Don’t know how to use the radio.– Don’t know the procedure for making a QSO– Mic fright.– Don’t want to screw up and get in trouble with the FCC. Lots of these guys are outside any club territory. So, I created a poll on that site this morning.   Here’s what I got …

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