President’s Message – December 2023

President’s Message – December 2023

CQ CQ CQ, this is KN4VDW calling CQ.

The last month of the year has come. Once again, it is December, and the Palmetto Amateur Radio Club has a lot of good things to look back at this year.

A New Board has been elected.

As mentioned in my message in November, we have elected our board for 2024. The board members are as follows:

Charlie Artner (KN4VDW) — President / Secondary PIO
David Pomerantz (KO4DKN) — Vice President / Primary PIO
Mike Wolf (KD4OVP) — Secretary
Howard Alexander (KM4TMW) — Treasurer
Bill Mercer (KE8TPU) — Director at Large
Mike Sam (KF4ZW) — Repeater Trustee

Welcome again, and we are looking forward to serving you in 2024.

ARRL Test Sessions

January 13, 2024, we will start our test sessions again. We already have one candidate for the first test session. Hopefully, we will get many more through the following year, and we are praying that some of them will see some value in our club and join us.

The details for our first test session can be found by clicking here. Our thanks go out to David Pomerantz (KO4DKN), who has been the driving force behind getting us back on the map with ARRL Test Sessions. He is our VE Liaison and will handle most of the scheduling and paperwork.

The Test Sessions will be held at the Community Church of Davie. For more details, click here.

Upcoming events

December is a quiet month for our HAM radio activities. The only event for December is our Christmas Party. It will take place this year on December 2, 2024, at GG’s of New York—other than that, we are not planning any other events.

Christmas takes up so much time in everybody’s schedule that we take a break from HAM radio. What better reason than the birth of our Lord and Savior?

January 2024, we will hit the ground running again. We are starting with the first ARRL Test Session on January 13, 2024. The next event is our PARC Hoppers Field Day on January 20, 2024. Details for both events can be found on our website at

There is one more event in December, which is organized by Kenny Hollenbeck (KE4NC). It is the HAM HELPERS FREE FLEE in Wilton Manors on December 16, 2023. If you are looking for used equipment or are trying to sell equipment, this is the place to be. For details, click here.

Rapping up 2023

That’s it from the Desk of the President for 2023. I wish everybody a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and I hope we all see each other again in 2024

This is KN4VDW, clear with 2023 and standing by for 2024.

73 de KN4VWD

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