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  • Dominic w5dgm is planning our next eating/greet at Navarro's Mexican in Lacombe, La.  The date  is July 28th. from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Please email Dominic at w5dgm@arrl.net and let him know if you plan to atttend. 
  • Minutes of July's Business meeting is posted.  July Minutes
  • Donations to our Scholarship can still be made as well as to the OARC Club's Fund.
  • Our Hamfest is just days away.
  • Loading up for our hamfest will take place at our July 19th. Social Meeting.  We will need your help.
  • To our visitors: if you would like to be added to our email list let us know by sending an email to aa5uy@arrl.net
  • The QRM is Now Posted for July.  July QRM
  • AA5UY is recommending that we plan for a P2P test of RMS Winlink program and see how it works for those of us who have it.  We can test HF and 2 meter packet. 

HAMFEST Loadup Meeting: At the next Social Meeting July 19th, is our load up meeting. Friday, July 20th: the Gym will open for 7:00 a.m. so we can do setup.  The HamFest is July 21st. Doors open @ 8:00 a.m. to the General Public.  Back doors open at 6:00 a.m. for the Flea Market people and vendors to get in and do their set-up. The kitchen opens at about 6:15 or so with coffee and Apple Fritters.
OARC Members  working the hamfest need to be at the gym for 6:00 a.m. Saturday, July 21.


July 19 - I think Paul wants to dedicate the meeting to the hamfest and loading items that need to be transported to the hamfest the next day - so no formal presentation). Paul - please confirm.


August 16 - Winlink Presentation - Frank Skiles:  Comparison of Winlink to ALE and D-Rats with advantages/disadvantages of each.


Thanks and 73,

Bill, KF5PQ



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