From the President’s Desk (2019-Feb)

It’s February 2019. Now I have to learn to use 2019 for the date.

With the start of winter just a few days ago, it seems that most of the USA has been quite cold, if not covered with ice and snow, both not very conducive to a motorcycle ride. Even Tim, AB0TS, in the Great White North, has found a warm spot to park his BMW for a few weeks. Thankfully, here in Southern California we still get a warm day (read not too cold) now and then and I am able to get the Blew By U out for a short ride, thus preventing a dose of cabin fever. If you are able to get out for a ride or drive, please, be careful riding or driving. This time of year can be extra hazardous. On the 28th of January, I rode to the Riverside National Cemetery where I met several members of the Patriot Guard. We were there to honor Noe Esplinoda, the father of ShEron, KC6ZSH. The Patriot Guard escorted this WWII hero to his last resting place and attended his internment services.

All of MARC needs to thank Scott, K6IXQ, Bill, N6WBD, Ginger, KM6MIG, and Jim, KD6REA. They attended Quartzfest, near Quartsite AZ, and represented MARC. They displayed our large MARC banner and told hams at the meeting about MARC.

Mijo and I send our best wishes to Ray, KD6FHN, and Bonnie, KD6OFQ. Ray had to have another spot of cancer removed from his scalp in December and has been recovering with Bonnie’s help. We can all pray for a swift and complete recovery.

Our next MARC net will be on 6 February 2019 at 7:30 PM on 2 meters, 145.440 – 136.5. This is Burt’s Sunset Ridge repeater. The February MARC meeting will be at Marie Callender’s on 9 February 2019, breakfast at 8AM and the meeting at 9. Mijo and I hope to see you there.

John F. Reynolds
President MARC

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