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Next Radio Practice Saturday – March 11, 2017

February 26th, 2017

Our next Radio Practice will be Saturday – March 11, 2017, from 1000 hours to 1200 hours, at Spreckels Lake in Golden Gate Park, 36th Avenue & Fulton Street. Look for the long row of green park benches.

Last month, February 11th, we had a very nice group of 18 radio operators who were all eager to use their radios. Although I forgot to bring the pre-written messages for our practice the group pitched in and wrote their own messages, sending and receiving them using three different assigned channels. Everyone looked like they had a good time, the Sun was bright and the coats we brought were not needed.

For the March 11 practice we again will start out by checking into a net, help anyone who has questions about their radio, and importantly use our radios to send and receive!

Try to arrive before or by 1000 hours. If you are new to 2MCM the side road along the North shore of the lake usually has plenty of parking.

I look forward to seeing you at the Lake. And many, many thanks to all of you who have been supporting the 2MCM Radio Practice. The July 2017 practice will mark 7 Years of 2MCM at Spreckels Lake!

73, Peter McElmury AA6SF

P.S.: It is not too early to start thinking about volunteering to be a radio operator for the San Francisco Marathon, Sunday – July 23, 2017. The SF Radio Club will soon have info posted on its web site for volunteering. Our 2MCM practice June 10th or July 8th will include practice working as a radio operator at a marathon.  Go to:

Next Radio Practice February 11, 2017

February 3rd, 2017

Greetings 2MCM Radio Practice Friends,

Our next practice will be Saturday February 11, 2017, from 1000 hours to 1200 hours, at Spreckels Lake in Golden Gate Park.  36th Avenue & Fulton.

For our January 14th radio practice we had a congenial group of 14 radio operators, with two who were brand new hams. Everyone got to talk on his or her radio, get questions answered or help someone.

I hope to see you there,

Peter McElmury AA6SF