NCC Celebrates 30th Anniversary at K3LR Picnic
Nearly 30 members and guests gathered at the K3LR superstation in West Middlesex, PA on July 21, 2017 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the founding of the club. Attendees feasted on a luxurious catered picnic fare of hot dogs and hamburgers and socialized at tables set up in Tim’s new garage or in the DX Engineering tent set up outside.
Following dinner, a brief award ceremony was held to pass out plaques to the operators (K3GP, K3LA, K3UA, K8IV, N8NB, NO3M, ND8L and WW3S) who piloted the K3LR station to a first place North America (and second place world) win in the Multi-Single Low Power category of the 2016 CQ World Wide RTTY DX Contest.
NCC President K3LR addressed the group, discussing his recent trip to Germany and proposing that the club sponsor a second tent at the 2018 WRTC to be held in Germany in July 2018. The membership agreed that the club should donate $500 and that members donate an additional $500 dollars, and in just a few minutes generous members had come up with the needed funds! Vice President Tom Lee K8AZ also made some comments and presented the club’s gavel to the NCC webmaster W1NN to recognize his efforts to keep the website up to date.
Greg W8WWV.brought his quadcopter drone and made another of his fabulous K3LR flyby videos which he promptly posted to Youtube. Have a look at:
Picnic attendees received NCC coffee mugs with the inscription “30th Anniversary July 21, 2017.” Thanks for your thoughtfulness and generosity, Tim!
We are posting a few pictures of the picnic in the picture gallery.