On the Eve of Cancellation - 15th Annual Summer Gathering - 2012

Kenny Richards richark at gmail.com
Mon Aug 13 11:56:33 PDT 2012


Curt/Thom,

I'm planning on coming up on Saturday.  Not sure if I'll have anything
presentation worthy.

73,
Kenny

On Sun, Aug 12, 2012 at 9:18 PM, cb <black at nwfirst.com> wrote:

> **
> **
> *Below I've appended the emails to the group soliciting talks,
> commitments to attend, reservations and offers to help...*
> **
> *So far no word has been heard from any of you with the exception of 2
> (thank you both!...).*
> **
> *Thom and Teena are at a decision point.  They need to hear from you with
> your intentions or they need to rent the camp out to another group to pay
> the bills.  *
> **
> *Our September weekends is one of the great ones each year at Valley
> Camp.  *
> **
> *We all have the opportunity to enjoy the camp again and do our APRS
> things as well.  *
> **
> *There has been a lot happening in the APRS world and I suspect many of
> you share continuing interest and desire to learn more.  *
> **
> *I won't rehash what both I and Thom said July 3rd and July 24th,
> respectively.*
> **
> *I'll still cook you a fantastic breakfast on Saturday as a donation to
> the event.*
> **
> *If you want to see a 15th Annual Summer Gathering, please call Thom and
> reserve a* *spot.  425-888-1852 or email info at valleycamp.org *
> **
> *Thanks!*
> **
> *vy 73 de WR5J*
> *Curt Black *
> *Obviously I'm no David Dobbins...*
> *206 755-4541c*
> **
> **
> **
> HERE IS THE MESSAGE that I sent out:
> **
> *From:* Curt Black [mailto:Black.Curt at epamail.epa.gov]
> *Sent:* Tuesday, July 03, 2012 11:53 AM
> *To:* nwaprssig at nwaprs.info
> *Cc:* wr5j at arrl.net
> *Subject:* 15th Annual Summer Gathering - Planning Process and Request
> for Speakers and Planners to Again Join Us
>
> Greetings Northwest APRS users, movers, shakers and fans of the Summer
> Gathering!
>
> The arrival of the Fourth of July is my trigger for getting the 15th
> Annual Summer Gathering off the ground.
>
> So, first - *Save the Date*: Friday through Sunday, September 7, 8 and
> 9th with the technical / educational / discussion content on Saturday the
> 8th.
>
> Second, plan to attend. The parts you like have been retained. The social
> interaction, the access to knowledgeable people, the chance to mess with
> new radios and software and the beautiful setting at Valley Camp near North
> Bend all remain the same. The focus remains on APRS - the whole expanding
> universe of tools, techniques, software and hardware for tracking,
> messaging, and resource announcing.
>
> Third, if you gave a talk last year, please consider updating us on the
> tool, software or technique you shared. There has been much development of
> new hardware, and considerable progress in passing APRS data across many
> systems from packet to D-Star to HSMM. If you didn't have a chance to share
> last year, please consider this as your invitation to talk this year.
> Either way, please send me a title, brief abstract of your topic and your
> phone and email contact information. That is all it will take to get you
> onto the Saturday agenda.
>
> We remain possibly the friendliest group in amateur radio and continue to
> strive to be the place to come for help getting started and staying abreast
> of all things "Automatic Packet Reporting System." ---
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automatic_Packet_Reporting_System.
>
> We continue to meet at the most laid-back, natural and lovely venue
> available to amateur radio: Valley Camp
> Valley Camp, 49515 SE Middle Fork RD., North Bend, WA 98045
>
> We share a number of meals and libations during Summer Gathering - more
> info will follow on bringing potluck items and/or grill-able food items.
> Saturday breakfast will be hosted by the West Seattle ARC
>
> Contact our hosts, Thom or Teena for arrangements for RV parking, camping
> or possible access to the bunkhouse/lodge by calling 425-888-1852 or
> email info at valleycamp.org
>
> More information can be found on the web about Valley Camp or the NWAPRS
> Group: http://www.nwaprs.info/
>
> You don't have to enjoy public speaking to help with the event. We will be
> having a few organizational calls on Skype and or at the camp before the
> event. To be added to the contact list for those calls/meetings just email
> wr5j at arrl.net and express your interest.
>
> Thanks! I look forward to seeing everyone again for the 15th Annual Summer
> Gathering.
>
> Call or write with any questions or comments, to get onto the agenda or to
> offer to assist with planning.
>
> vy 73 de WR5J,
>
> Curt Black
> West Seattle Amateur Radio Club
> wr5j at arrl.net
> 206 755-4541c
>
> ..
>
> HERE IS THE MESSAGE That THOM and TEENA sent out:
>
> From: nwaprssig-admin at nwaprs.info; on behalf of; K7FZO [
> k7fzo.thom at gmail.com]
>
> To:  nwaprssig at nwaprs.info
>
> Sent: Tue 7/24/2012 4:20 PM
>
> Subject: [nwaprssig] 15th Annual NW APRS Summer Gathering - Call for
> presentations
>
> Greetings everyone,
>
> Here we are with less than two months to the 15th annual summer gathering,
> so it is time we get our collective acts together and begin planning our
> event.
>
> With so many new things happening in the APRS world we ought to be able to
> fill the weekend with great presentations and discussions.
>
> What we need is about 5 key presentations, 4 or 5 demonstrations, and some
> Subject Matter Experts to circulate between presentations on Saturday. If
> there is enough interest we will expand the entire program over into Sunday.
>
> What are you doing with APRS that you would like to share?
>
> Are you running APRS on a new platform such as the Android?
>
> Are you using any of the new hardware?
>
> Have you become an expert with the Kenwood hardware?
>
> Are you using messaging within APRS?
>
> Do you know how DStar and APRS work together?
>
> What would you like to know? Do you need something fixed? Other thoughts?
>
> Please share with the group here at the nwaprssig what you can offer as
> well as what you might like to see demonstrated.
>
> The event is once again the weekend after Labor Day, September 7th, 8th &
> 9th 2012, at Valley Camp east of North Bend Washington.
>
> This is just the start of the planning so all ideas are open for
> discussion.
>
> We also need someone to update the website as the event unfolds, any
> takers?
>
> Please forward this on to other individuals or groups you think might be
> interested.
>
> 73,
>
> Thom / K7FZO
>
>
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