WW1USA - July 2017

Battle of Passchendaele July 22-23

Fellow club members:

We are going to host another Special Event for WW1USA on July 22-23 again this year. It willcommemorate the Battle of Passchendaele in 1917. For those, like me, who are not familiar with this battle it is officially known as the Third Battle of Ypres (pronounced e-press). Passchendaele is a small community south east of Ypres Belgium in West Flanders.

The attack by the allied infantry commenced on July 31 st and continued into November. This Battle is infamous for the mud and for the high casualties incurred. In a bit over three months 325,000 Allied and 260,000 German casualties were racked up.

Mark your calendar now to come down to the WW1 Memorial and Museum to operate one of the stations for a couple of hours. The event will be held inside the air-conditioned building using remote controlled stations. As before if you show a valid Amateur Radio license you may tour the museum for $5.00 each for yourself and three guests.

I will post another reminder about 2 weeks before the event as that will be when the online sign-up will open for club members.

I hope to see many of you down there for the event, it is something well worth doing!

Jim Alexander

Event Coordinator for SFTARC

Lanesfield School Special Event

October seems to be a good time to conduct an outdoor special event.  On, Saturday, Oct 14, the SFTARC will operate a special event station from the grounds of the Lanesfield Museum about 2 miles NE of Edgerton (18745 S Dillie Rd, Edgerton, KS, 66021).

 This 98-year old limestone one-room school house is a Johnson County museum and has an accompanying visitor center. 


Setup will start at about 8:30 am on Saturday morning and the operating times listed in QST are 10 am to 3 pm.  We will be operating on frequencies on 40, 30, 20 and 17 meter bands.  Please mark your calendar and join the fun.   Contact Jim Andera, K0NK, with any questions.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

WW1USA July Special Event

WW1USA July Special Event

Santa Fe Trails Amateur Radio Club hosted the Special Event station WW1USA at the WW1 Museum and Memorial this past weekend (July 23-24). It was a great success despite losing about six hour of operation due to a water main break. The museum was forced to close at 3:00pm on Saturday because it was deemed unsafe to the patrons.