Re: Mayfest Ham Operation and Upcoming Fredericksburg Operation
- 2004 was NTREG's second year at Mayfest in Fort Worth. For 4 days, April 29 thru May 2, we had wind and PV on display to an estimated 200,000 people. And this year , Greg Hall brought his short-wave radio equipment along and broadcast for most of the event.Below are the details of the Fort Worth event and the plan for the Renewable Energy Roundup in September down in Fredericksburg.On his attached cover letter, Greg invites any other ham radio operators who would be interested in helping operate the station for the 3 days. So if you are an experienced radio operator and plan on being at the Roundup, get in touch with Greg and plan to lend a hand that weekend.Jim DuncanOriginal Message -----From: GREGORY E HALLTo: jhd1@...Sent: Friday, July 23, 2004 6:26 PMSubject: Mayfest Ham Operation and Upcoming Fredericksburg Operation
Attached are the documents I sent to each ham who sent us an verification card. One is a cover letter, one is what is called a QSL certificate or verification of the contact. The ones that went out were on certificate paper with a sunburst and a border in the middle so it looks a lot nicer than the raw document. I also sent everyone a copy of the Summer 2004 issue of Reflector. So far weve sent out 60 packages to stations in 21 states and two provinces of Canada. I have another 25 or so to send out still.
And by the way if I didnt do it already thanks so much for providing the power for K5M at Mayfest. It was great operating during the event.
In Fredericksburg we will operate special event station K5S totally off of solar power in conjunction with TSES. We will start early on 9/23/2004 and operate through mid-day on 9/26/2004. We made over 300 contacts in Ft Worth at Mayfest and with a ham radio contest called the Texas QSO party going on that [Roundup] weekend we should contact bunches of Texas stations. I expect to make between 750-1000 during the Roundup, hopefully with all 50 states, and many more countries. Well be doing lots of mail outs on this one.