2018 Fall Campout


FMCA
AMATEUR RADIO CHAPTER
2018 FALL CAMP OUT

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 26 THROUGH SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 29
  INSTIGATORS:

    BOB (WB5MRG) & LANA BLACKSTOCK
    RICK (WB5VQW) & KAREN (WB5UFM) HAMILTON
  THEME: RELAX, SEE & DO, SOCIALIZE
  WHERE: HISTORICAL AND BEAUTIFUL VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI
  RV PARK: RIVERTOWN CAMPGROUND*
    www.rivertown-campground.com
  RESERVATIONS: 1-601-630-9995 or 1-866-442-2267
  COST: *YOUR CAMPING FEES $20 PER NIGHT*

MARK YOUR CALENDERS NOW. FIFTEEN CAMPSITES HAVE BEEN RESERVED THROUGH 1 SEPTEMBER.

CLAIM YOURS NOW WHILE IT’S FRESH ON YOUR MIND!

MORE INFORMATION COMING TO YOUR IN-BOX SOON

BRING A FRIEND WE NEED FIFTEEN RV’s!

FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS ON THE WEBSITE. YOUR GPS MAY TAKE YOU ON A SCENIC ROUTE THAT YOU REALLY DON’T WANT TO EXPERIENCE

*Campground fees are subject to change in the near future (per campground staff)*

2018 Fall Campout Attendance
Host’s Names
Rick (WB5VQW) & Karen (WB5UFM) Hamilton
Bob (WB5MRG) & Lana Blackstock
Executive Board Members
Call Name Office Attendance
N7LWD Larry Dayhuff President Yes
WB4OHV Dave Rathke Vice President Yes
K4KLD Karla Dayhuff Treasurer Yes
WB5UFM Karen Hamilton Secretary Yes
K8RZA Ned Boston National Director No
N5LN Lee Nugent Alt National Director No
WB5VQW Rick Hamilton Past President Yes
Executive Board Quorum: Yes
Attending Members and Guests (Alphabetical by Last Name)
Unit Last Name Name (Call) Spouse (Call) FMCA No Guest Site Paid Prob
1 Berry Dick (KF5SA) Carol F482093       0.1
2 Bishop John (VA7VGO) Barb (VE7BCH) F437054       0.1
3 Blackstock Bob (WB5MRG) Lana F381187       1.0
4 Dayhuff Larry (N7LWD) Karla (K4KLD) F404927       1.0
5 Hamilton Rick (WB5VQW) Karen (WB5UFM) F397743       1.0
6 Haney Dave (W3SJ) Judy (KB3AAM) F436166       1.0
7 Harrison Richard (KM4RWJ)           1.0
8 Kazmarek Skip (K4EAK) Wendy F427585       1.0
9 Myers Chuck (KW5i) Anne (KD5TNA) F141463       0.5
10 Rathke Dave (WB4OHV) Beth F291997       1.0
11 Sanders John (N4JKF) Christine (N4JKE)         1.0
12 Starks Jjim (W4PVN) Shirley F371137       1.0
13 Stiebing Jim (WB5UFD) Martha (WB5UFO) F422995       1.0
14 Timmerman Ben (AC4HG) Dorothy (AC4HH) F187202       1.0
                 
Sites Purchased (15 Reserved) and Family Unit Attendance Probability Sites Purchased 0 Units 11.6
Attendance Probability Examples: 1.0 = rally fees are Paid, 0.8 = they will be going, 0.5 = thinking of going, 0.2 = interested in rally

FMCA AMATEUR RADIO CHAPTER CAMP OUTS AND RALLIES

Let me give you an idea what a chapter camp out is about.

1. A chapter camp out is not a rally. Here a few differences:
  A. No rally fees
  B. No chapter money for door prizes
  C. No advanced chapter money for planning (shouldn’t be needed)
  D. No welcome bags to put together
  E. No executive board meeting. In fact, chapter officers need-not be present
  F. No general meeting therefore no official chapter business
  G. Expenses: Make own camping reservation + personal expenses
2. Campouts are simple to plan, easy to execute, and a joy for all
3. Any FMCA ARC member may plan a campout anytime, anywhere, and for any reason. Planners
may contact Bob, Rick or any chapter officer for information or assistance.
4. Happy hour and group meals are always a good way to get acquainted and socialize, but not a
requirement.
5. Campouts may be publicized on the chapter website, through email, and our Transmitter.
6. Campouts are a good way for members to informally get together at a local or special venue or
for any occasion. It’s a good way to meet our members or perhaps to invite prospective new
members.
7. Seminars and loosely planned activities are always welcome.
8. Swap meet e.g. Books, RV items, Ham Radio items, etc. are welcome.

 

SIDE NOTE ON RALLIES

By the way rallies are also fun to host and simple to plan. The chapter is always looking for volunteers

who are warm to the idea of hosting a rally. Our chapter has a number of members willing to assist. We
have boilerplate forms and work sheets in place for about anything that is needed. Also, you are not
alone you will have a co-host to share the fun, ideas, and work load.
The Blackstock’s, Hamilton’s, and most of our Chapter’s Executive Board have hosted and/or co-hosted
multiple rallies (EXPERIENCE). Contact us and we will be happy to discuss details with anyone
interested in hosting or co-hosting a rally in the near future.
Please, participate in your chapter activities when you can!
Chapter rallies, HF Nets, and Echo Link Nets are the backbone of our Amateur Radio Chapter.
Camp outs afford us the opportunity to have an event convenient to you.

 

 

FMCA AMATEUR RADIO CHAPTER
2018 FALL CAMP OUT
SEPTEMBER 26-29, 2018

Here is what you may expect at our 2018 Fall Campout in Vicksburg Mississippi.
A relaxing, entertaining, and fun four days. We can’t wait to see you.

Wednesday 9-26
Check-in after Noon and set-up
4:30 p.m. – Happy Hour (B.Y.O.B. and bring snacks to share)
5:30 p.m. – Welcome Dinner provided by Blackstock’s and Hamilton’s
Traditional Mississippi comfort food of Beans and Rice with Sausage
complemented with French bread (you supply the hardware)
Until p.m. - Sit around and chat as long as you want

Thursday 9-27
7-9 a.m. - Coffee and Sweet Rolls (collection box for sweet rolls and coffee)
9:30 a.m. – Military Park Civil War Battlefield and Museum (Optional)
4:30 p.m. Happy Hour (B.Y.O.B. and bring snacks to share)
5:30 p.m. - Everyone is on your own for dinner. I will have my gas grill available.
We encourage everyone to come and eat as a group
Until p.m. - Sit around and chat as long as you want

Friday 9-28
7-9 a.m. - Coffee and Sweet Rolls (collection box for sweet rolls and coffee)
7-11:30 a.m. Swap Meet – Books, RV items, Ham Radio items, etc.
Free Day– planned / group drive, etc. TBD
4:30 p.m. - Happy Hour (B.Y.O.B. and bring snacks to share)
5:30 p.m. – Dinner plans to-be-announced
Until p.m. - Sit around and chat as long as you want

Saturday 9-29
7-9 a.m. - Coffee and Sweet Rolls (collection box for sweet rolls and coffee)
Free Day - Explore on your own or with a group
4:30 p.m. - Happy Hour (B.Y.O.B. and bring snacks to share)
5:30 p.m. - Pot Luck Dinner Details TBD (any overage from the morning
collection box will be used for the dinner)

Sunday 9-30
Check-out by Noon

SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE – Expect additional email updates

 

VICKSBURG MISSISSIPPI
A FEW POINTS OF INTEREST

Traveling north or south the Natchez Trace is a beautiful leisurely way to arrive or depart Vicksburg.
https://www.natcheztracetravel.com/natchez-trace-mississippi.html
http://www.visitvicksburg.com/
http://www.vicksburg.org/
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=vicksburg+mississippi&qpvt=vicksburg+mississippi&FORM=
VDRE
http://www.visitvicksburg.com/walking-tours
http://traveltips.usatoday.com/plantation-tours-nearest-vicksburg-16856.html
https://www.nps.gov/vick/index.htm
https://www.nps.gov/vick/u-s-s-cairo-gunboat.htm
http://theolddepot.net/
https://oldcourthouse.org/
http://www.biedenharncoca-colamuseum.com/
http://www.lmrm.org/
https://www.nps.gov/natr/index.htm
https://www.americanqueensteamboatcompany.com/brochures/viewonline/?
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http://www.visitvicksburg.com/casinos