OCTOBER EVENTS SCHEDULE
Tuesday October 7th - 7:00PM - Boca Raton Amateur Radio Association -
The meeting location is the West Boca Library 18685 State Road 7 Boca Raton.
For more details visit http://www.brara.org
Friday October 10th - 7:00PM - Jupiter Lighthouse Radio Group meeting -
Meeting location is Fire Station #18, 777 N US 1, Jupiter, FL. This is just a little North of Indiantown Road on the East side of US Hwy 1 in the Burt Reynolds Park.
For more details visit http://www.jlrg.org
Friday-Saturday October 10th - 11th - Melbourne Hamfest -
This is one of the larger Hamfests in the State and is also the Florida State ARL Convention. Sponsored by the Platinum Coast Amateur Radio Society (PCARS) at the Melbourne Auditorium, 625 E. Hibiscus Blvd, Melbourne, Florida 32901. This is just a few minutes east of I-95. It's one of the Hamfests that has something for everyone. Good outdoor swap tables and tailgating plus indoor swap tables and various small vendors. A good place to find a usable old radio or a late model unit that has been moved out to make room for new adventures. There are always bargains to be found, but get there early for the best deals. They go fast at this Hamfest.
For more details visit http://www.pcars.org and follow the links to the Hamfest pages.
Sunday October 12th - "End Hunger Now Walk" (formerly the CROS Walk) in downtown West Palm Beach -
This starts at the church just North of Okeechobee on Flagler Drive and groups walk North a couple of miles and then back again. Hams provide the Public Service communications for this and all you need is a HT on 2 Meters. We position about a dozen volunteers along the course and at the Net Control Station at the church. It generally runs from about 2PM til 4PM and operators from all clubs are invited to participate. Contact is Rex Rathbun, AJ4GC.
Thursday October 16th - 7:00PM - Palms West Amateur Radio Club meeting -
Meeting location is Fire Station #28, 1040 Royal Palm Beach Blvd. This is just a little South of Okeechobee Road on the East side of Royal Palm Beach Blvd.
For more details visit http://www.palmswestarc.org
Saturday October 18th - Simulated Emergency Test (SET) - Starts at 8:00 to 9:00 AM -
For ARES and CERT members (and others who want to listen)
Saturday October 18th - 8:00AM - 6:00PM - Boy Scouts Jamboree On The Air (JOTA) - Held at the Boy Scout Camp in Tequesta and other locations in the county -
See the ARRL Website at http://www.arrl.org/jamboree-on-the-air-jota for more details and typical frequencies and contacts to be made. - This actually goes from Midnight Friday until Midnight Sunday local time (17th-19th) but the Scout Camp will only be participating part of the time due to other activities they have planned. Get on the air and work a Scout somewhere. This is for Scouts to talk to other Scouts and also to make contacts with former and non Scouts.
Wednesday October 22nd - 7:00PM - West Palm Beach Amateur Radio Group meeting at the South Florida Science Center & Aquarium -
Monday October 27th - 7:30PM - Wellington Radio Club meeting -
Meeting location is Fire Station #30, 9610 Stribling Way. This is about 1 mile East of US 441/SR 7 on the South side of Stribling Way.
For more details visit http://www.qsl.net/k4wrc
Tuesday October 28th - 11:30AM-12:30PM - QCWA monthly meeting and luncheon at the Golden Coral Buffet on US 441 just 1/2 block South of Okeechobee Blvd. Even if you are not a QCWA member you are welcome to come and enjoy lunch with a great bunch of experienced Hams.
For more details visit http://www.qcwa.org/chapter111.htm
All the clubs listed here and on our "Clubs/Vendors" page have additional activities so be sure to check out all the other breakfasts, workshops, etc. going on all the time and check into any of the club nets that interest you. Remember Palm Beach is "Radio Active" and there are nets almost every night of the week.