W4PAR

The Healing Springs Mountain VHF Society makes its home in Lexington, North Carolina and maintains the paired VHF and UHF W4PAR repeaters as well as supporting its members working a variety of HF modes.

Tour de Pig postponed; radio operators needed

Due to the effects of Hurricane Matthew on the Lexington area, the 2016 Tour de Pig has been rescheduled to October 15, 2016.  The Tour de Pig is an annual bicycling event held under the umbrella of the Lexington BBQ Festival.  Its purpose is to raise funds for the Davidson County Mental Health Association.

Unfortunately, given the busy time of year, this has caused havoc with scheduling members of the W4PAR crew who have traditionally worked the rest stops to provide communications support for the event.  Any members of W4PAR who can step up and help are encouraged to contact Bill Picket at bill@barbequefestival.com.  This is a great opportunity for anyone who hasn't had the opportunity to work communications support to get some experience at a small-scale, low pressure event. 

Don't forget

The last Monday of the month is upon us, which means it's W4PAR meeting time.  As usual, this Monday, April 25, 2016 we will be at Speedy's BBQ, 1317 Winston Rd. Lexington, NC 27295.  The room will open at 5 and the meeting will start around 6, so come early and enjoy some great food and conversation.

It's almost spring...

And that means it hamfest season once again!  We've got word of two of the bigger local hamfests that are occurring soon.

First will be the Charlotte Hamfest, held Friday and Saturday, March 11-2, 2016 at the Cabarrus Arena & Events Center.   Tickets are $8-10 depending on when and how you buy, and parking is plentiful and free.  You can get complete information at the Charlotte Hamfest website.

Saturday April 2 brings RARSfest, the Raleigh Amateur Radio Society's hanfest and the ARRL NC Section Convention.  Held every year in the Jim Graham Building at the NC State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door.  More information at the RARSfest website.

Healing Springs Mountain VHF Society Annual Business Meeting

The annual business meeting for the Healing Springs Mountain VHF
Society, Inc. will be Monday February 29, 2016 at Speedy's BBQ,  1317 Winston Rd.
Lexington, NC 27295.

The meeting room is open at 5:30pm and the business meeting will begin
at or near 6:30pm.  Mike Niver will accept your club dues for 2016.
The Club also approved an one year waiver for 1st time Ham licensees.

We will be electing Officers for 2016, and accepting nominations from
the floor for all Club Officer positions.