Alan Torledsky, W1ABT, SK

by Stan on July 9, 2014

Alan Torledsky, W1ABT, SK

It is with great sadness that I must report the passing of Alan Torledsky, W1ABT.

Alan passed Sunday morning, July 6th 2014. He had been battling cancer for several months. When I last saw him at the TMH Rehab Center a few weeks ago, he was doing physical therapy. He was not giving up. Alan was only in his early 60’s.  Sharon his ex-wife, and their twins, Tyler and Sarah, have been at his side since the beginning of the hospitalization.

Arrangements are beginning to come together and I have just learned that Alan’s funeral will be in Ft Lauderdale on Friday 7-10-2014.

Family members are planning a memorial service in Tallahassee in the near future.

Alan often told the story about his grandmother in Johnstown, PA encouraging him to become involved with amateur radio as a way to give back to the community.  His support of Emergency Management and, most recently, serving as the Leon County ARES EC are testimony of his commitment to doing just that. Alan served as vice-president of TARS for several years. He was well known for his role as “Tail-End Charlie” at many marathons and bicycle races and he was in charge of several TOSRVs and Spaghetti 100s. Alan was recently especially proud of his Extra Class license which he recently earned. We will all miss him.

Alan with Tail End Charlie

 

Alan with an appreciative Tail-End Charlie

TARS 2014 Field Day

by Stan on July 1, 2014

On Saturday, June 28th, dozens of radio amateurs gathered in a small clearing in Tom Brown Park to embrace the many joys of their hobby.

We ate donuts.  Donuts - Junior.

Testing produced new amateurs and several upgrades. Testing - 2  Testing - 1

We did some Training and people took home some nice antennas.  Training - 1 Training - 2

Phil’s GOTA Station was very successful.  GOTA - 1 GOTA - 2 GOTA - 3 GOTA - 4 GOTA - 5

Andraew assisted Tom at the Satellite Station.  Satellite Station - 1 Satellite Station - 3 Satellite Station - 2

Jeff Lockwood provided an alternative emergency power with his Solar Station and answered a lot of questions about it. Solar Station Jeff Lockwood

Our CW Station got most of our points, as usual. CW Station

And, of course, there was the Phone Station. Phone Station Rig Phone Station - Winston Phone Station - Brady Phone Station - Andraew Phone Station - Andraew - Winston

Everyone is ready to do it again next year!

Field Day – June 28-29

June 11, 2014

Where? This year TARS is holding Field Day at Tom Brown Park on Easterwood Road off Capital Circle NE. See the map of Tom Brown Park for our exact location, but there will be signs guiding you to our site. When? We will start setting up around 8 am Saturday, June 28, in preparation for […]

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July Meeting Rescheduled to the 10th

June 11, 2014

Please note that the July TARS meeting will be on the 10th because the 3rd is so close to the holiday.

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NOAA Hurricane Hunters – TARS Event – More Information

May 11, 2014

NOAA Hurricane Hunters – TARS Event – More Information    More information is now available regarding the National Weather Service and the National Hurricane Center visit of the NOAA Hurricane Hunters to the Tallahassee Regional Airport on Thursday, May 22nd. As was previously announced, this is a unique opportunnity to see the NOAA WP-3 Orion […]

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Amateur Radio Technician License Class – March 22

February 10, 2014

The Tallahassee Amateur Radio Society will sponsor an Amateur Radio Technician License Class on Saturday, March 22, 2014. the class will run from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, with a VE exam session following the class. It will be held at the Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross, 1115 Easterwood Drive in Tallahassee […]

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K4T Special Event Commemorating DeSoto’s First Winter Encampment in the New World

December 19, 2013

Spanish Explorer Hernando DeSoto (c.1496/1497–1542) spent his first winter encampment in the new world in Tallahassee, Florida. It is likely they even observed Christmas at a special mass here. It has been claimed by some that this was the first Christmas observance in the continental United States. The Tallahassee Amateur Radio Society (TARS) will be celebrating the […]

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K4T Special Event Commemorating DeSoto’s First Winter Encampment in the New World

December 19, 2013

Spanish Explorer Hernando DeSoto (c.1496/1497–1542) spent his first winter encampment in the new world in Tallahassee, Florida. It is likely they even observed Christmas at a special mass here. It has been claimed by some that this was the first Christmas observance in the continental United States.  The Tallahassee Amateur Radio Society (TARS) will be celebrating the […]

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K4T Special Event — Update

November 22, 2013

  Get Ready for the TARS *K4T* Special Event Station! EVERYONE! …Including members of TARC and SPARC, as well as non-member hams are invited to join TARS’s very first official K4T special event station – this ship takes voyage the first weekend of 2014. (actually land-based) K4T will be on the air to celebrate the […]

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ARRL Email Address Problem

November 14, 2013

The ARRL has responded regarding the reject problem with the ARRL email addresses. The rejected emails fell into two categories: 1. People who were not ARRL members. 2. People who were ARRL members but had not properly completed the pass-through process. If you wish to use the ARRL for your email address, you must go […]

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