|Group Photo at the WVDXA Fall Chili Lunch|
|N8RR's Elmer Award|
|Frank presents the Elmer Award to N8RR|
During "Show and Tell", Jim, K4JWA, gave a demonstration of his "Air Boss" launcher. Putting antenna wires over tall trees is now a relatively easy matter. Jim has a neat "Go Bag" with a motorcycle battery, a compressor, guage, etc. to charge up the Air Boss. When fired, it launches a large sinker 100-feet or more into the air and that pulls a fishing line out of the reel attached to the tube. Tie a larger line on the end with the sinker and reel it back in. Beats a slingshot for sure!
|K4JWA & the Air Boss|
The absolute highlight of the meeting was when the entire group sang "Happy Birthday" and presented a card signed by everyone along with a Birthday Cake to Jimmy, W8JA's mom, Oleta. She just celebrated her 91st Birthday yesterday! What an amazing woman!
|Oleta's 91st Birthday!|
Since ALL three of the WV ARRL DXCC Card Checkers were in attendance, everyone could get their QSL's checked! Donations for the upcoming FT4JA DX'pedition were collected by Larry, K8YYY. Hal, W8HC, again thanked the club for it's donation to the upcoming VK9WA DX'pedition where he will be one of the operators. And, lots and lots of DX stories, tips and tricks were shared by everyone. Not to forget, we consumed two different kinds of chili, nachos, donuts, two different kinds of AWESOME pie and some OUTRAGEOUS lemon cake, brownies, cookies, beverages, and so on - you get the idea - We Ate WELL!
|W8ZT Enjoys the Chili!|
Attendees included: Clark, W8TN, & Evelyn, Dave, W8IW, Janice, KC8BFF, Rick, W8ZT, Larry, K8YYY, & Beckie, Mary, KD8IPW, Jim, K4JWA, Dave, WA8WV, & Mary, Tim, K8RRT, Joe, WV8WVU, Frank, KA8SYV, & Paula, Bart, WT8V, Garry, W8OI, Jimmy, W8JA, & Oleta, Alan, W8OP, Charlie, N8RR, Rick, WV8RC, & Charlotte, Bob, WA8VPN, and Hal, W8HC.