This is a reminder that our club Christmas party is slated for Thursday night of this week at Ryan’s beginning at 7:00 pm. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. Spouses and guest are welcome. Those who want to participate in a gift exchange should bring an inexpensive gift for this purpose.
I am also including a copy of an email I received from the Deep Dixie Contest Club (DDCC) looking for interested members. If this applies to you get in touch with them about joining. There are no dues to become a member.
Dear Lowndes County Ham Radio Club Friends—
We members of the Deep Dixie Contest Club (DDCC) are contacting your club to see if you have any members who would like to join one of our teams for a forthcoming contest. We are attempting to reach out to clubs here in the Deep South to help encourage growth in contesting.
While we welcome interested (or potentially interested) hams to join us for any contest, our main focus right now is on the very popular North American QSO Party (NAQP) that will be held early in 2018. One weekend will be devoted to each of the main modes: CW, SSB, and RTTY.
Our Deep Dixie Contest Club was formed to help promote improved contesting skills and to recruit hams who might just want to get started in contesting. So, while we have some fantastic teams that regularly rank in the Top Ten in US, especially in NAQP, we also have teams of hams who are just getting started. For some, the NAQP is their first contest and they are really scared at first. But, in short order, they overcome their fear when they realize how hospitable our group is.
Please spread the word among your club members about Deep Dixie Contest Club. Then, ask any interested ham to contact me — firstname.lastname@example.org — so I can help get them set up to enjoy success.
At DDCC, we have no annual dues (if you are invited to become a member of the club). All we ask is that you participate with us in contesting efforts as often as possible. Even in the contests when we cannot form teams, we hope you will designate your club as Deep Dixie Contest Club in places like 3830scores.com. But, also, this applies in any contest in which you can indicate your club affiliation.
Just so you know, we have members from MS, TN, LA, TX, AR, and several who are not in the Deep South, geographically, but we welcome them into our merry band. They come from KS, IA, OH, and we have two on the island of Sicily! During previous NAQP contests, we’ve had team members to join us from FL, SC, GA, CA, ND, and even Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands. So, we are a welcoming group of people who desire to improve our craft, especially in CW.
So, please consider our offer and let us know.
I look quite forward to hearing from you or any interested member of your club.
In the meantime, feel free to browse our club web site at http://deepdixiecc.org
—Dr. Larry S. Anderson NN5O (ex-WB5EIN), President
Deep Dixie Contest Club
—Larry NN5O (ex-WB5EIN)
visit our Deep Dixie Contest Club web site
Dr. Larry S. Anderson, Founder/CEO
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**APPLE DISTINGUISHED EDUCATOR * CLASS OF 2000 **
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