Aug. Public Service – Volunteers Needed

The month of August is HEATING UP! We have two events and they involve bikes! The first event is brand new, the Gravel Worlds 2021. It is similar to the Gravel Grinder, a Cornhusker State Games. This event is much larger, however! I have been informed this sold-out ride has approximately 1,700 participants. It is on Saturday, August 21, starting and finishing at SchillingBridge Cork and Tap House, located in the Fallbrook neighborhood, just minutes from downtown Lincoln.

The sponsor of this event, Pirate Cycling League (PCL), heard of us through people who know us and informed the PCL team how well we work with events such as these. In their email to me, the event organizers were very excited for us to help, so much so they are going to feed each Ham volunteer at SchillingBridge. Also, they are going to make a donation to LARC in appreciation of our event support. So please keep this date open. With this many participants, I need all hands on deck! Arr! I will have more information at the club meeting, but please, if you are willing to help, contact me ASAP at k0shc13@yahoo.com.

The second event, the Heatstroke 100 bike ride, is just a week later on Sunday, August 29. Yep, the folks at Great Plains Bicycling Club again have asked for our help with their day-long event. The participants start and finish at the Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum, on Hwy 66 just off of I-80. Our job is to keep riders safe and possibly SAG them or call for a SAG to come get them.  As is in the past, the Great Plains Bicycling Club has made a generous donation for our time and efforts supporting their event. They also feed us brats!

I will have more information about both of these great events at the club meeting. If you are willing to help, contact me ASAP at k0shc13@yahoo.com.

Keep in mind we have some events coming up for the months of September and October, and more information will come in next month’s LOG. Hope to see many of you out there doing what we do best — communicate and keep people safe for the fun of it!

— Mike Long, KØSHC
Public Service Chair

SATERN Donut Day – Special Event Station

The Lincoln SATERN Amateur Radio Club will celebrate the 82nd anniversary of Donut Day with a special event station on 20 meters.

Day: Friday, June 5
Time: 9 am to 5 pm CDT (1400 to 2200 Zulu)
Frequency: 14.318 MHz
Call-Sign: KØSAL
Certificate & QSL: Contact Chuck (KDØPTK) at KDØPTK@gmail.com
Details in June QST: http://www.arrl.org/news/the-june-issue-of-digital-qst-is-now-available-3

Many people celebrate National Donut Day on the first Friday in June. It was started by the Salvation Army in 1938 to help those in need during the great depression and commiserate the work of the “Donut Lassies,” who served donuts to soldiers in World War I. Donut Day is the symbol of the comfort that the Salvation Army provides to those in need through its many social programs.

History: http://www.worldwar1.com/dbc/doughnut.htm
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PoVMwjI2jY

Updates

3/12/2020: The Lincoln Hamfest has been canceled and rescheduled for Saturday, October 31. See COVID-19 Update page for more details.

3/9/2020: Added a page dedicated to COVID-19 status of LARC activities.

3/8/2020: The location of the March club meeting has been moved to the Northern Lighthouse Church at 6141 N 14th St.

Due to the COVID-19 case in Omaha, LI-COR has suspended all non-work related activities in their building until further notice.

At this time, club meetings will continue as planned at the Northern Lighthouse Church as we continue to monitor the advice and direction of the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department.

The Lincoln Hamfest will continue as scheduled unless directed otherwise by government officials.

— Justin, Williams, WJØTX