[LarrysList] NAQP in the park! This Saturday!

Larry Staples larrystaples at mac.com
Wed Jan 13 11:02:12 CST 2016

The Independence FM Amateur Radio club will hold a winter picnic at George Owens Nature Park shelter on Saturday January 16, 2016. The Chief's game doesn't start until 3:35 so there is plenty time to come out and enjoy a hot dog. Purpose of this picnic will be to fellowship, roast hot dogs and casually operate in the North American QSO Party contest which will be that day. We will be using the parks heated facility for kitchen, dining room and bathrooms for all activities except the radio station. The QRO radio setup will be on the outside covered patio next to the fireplace (which will be activated for roasting dogs).

So if you would like to enjoy some ham radio fellowship, have lunch and make a few contacts in the NAQP please make time to attend. Specifics on time and location are listed below. If you are a new ham or just would like to see what a HF contest is all about come out and we will have an experienced operator sit next to you and guide you through the process including logging on the computer for you. No age or license restrictions as our control operator can help someone without a license have fun with ham radio.

The facility is close to a parking lot, it is a short walk with no stairs and is handicap accessible. The menu will be simple and delicious: hot dogs with all the goodies including chili. Hot chocolate and cider along with chips and other munchies will be provided. You do not need to bring any food, just your family and friends.

Hot dog roasting will be from 12 noon to 2 pm.

George Owens park is east of the intersection of 291 highway and 23rd street in Independence. Go east less than a mile to Speck Road and turn left or north. The park is 1/4 mile north on the right side across from Bridger High School. You may be familiar with the park which hosts the Halloween event each October.

The address of the park: 
1601 S. Speck Road
Independence, MO  64057  

The phone is 816-257-4654.

Contest operating in the NAQP will be from 12 noon until 4 pm.

Frank Thies, KD0MQO                          
kd0mqo at yahoo.com

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