The Technician Class taught by TARS on September 26 was a resounding success. Twelve students attended.
The Technician License Exam following the class yielded eight new Technicians. Two of the students went on to pass the General exam. The remaining two students plan additional studying and will take the exam at the regular VE session in October.
At the June meeting, the following officers were elected to serve from July 2015 to June 2016:
- President: Gerry Gross, WA6POZ
- Vice-President: “Chief” Fusilier, KA5USN
- Secretary: Norm Scholer, K4GFD
- Secretary: Robert Clark, K9K9HVW
- Board Member at Large: Stan Zawrotny, K4SBZ
At the May TARS meeting, Stan Zawrotny, K4SBZ announced the winners of the first TARS HF WPX Contest. This contest was held using the CQ Worldwide WPX Contest on March 28-29, 2015 as a framework. First Place in the High Power category went to Gerry Gross, WA6POZ, with Stan Zawrotny, K4SBZ, taking Second Place. In the Low Power category, Theo Titus, K4MVL, won First Place, Bob Clark, K9HVW, came in Second and Jeff Lockwood, N4TML, took Third Place.
Comparing scores worldwide and nationally, Theo’s 302,112 points ranked him 218th (top 14%) worldwide and 34th (top 8%) nationally in the Low Power category. Gerry’s 431,364 points in the High Power class put him in the top 30% nationally and 35% worldwide. Other participants can view their scores compared with other entries at http://www.cqwpx.com/claimed.htm?mode=ph.