Meet Chad, KB1HPV, our newest NCS

Chad-KB1HPV our newest Net Control Station has, for years, been an avid woodworker at his old Massachusetts QTH. He has been featured in several Chew Newsletters, highlighting his creations.  Chad’s quality woodwork, in the form of a blanket chest, was on display as a special door prize given away at an earlier Kring Point gathering. 

Having all the right tools is essential, and at times, using discarded scrap wood, made some quite beautiful pieces.

Chad moved to Virginia, in a beautiful area near the majestic Blue Ridge Parkway. He got busy setting up shop where he could, once again, turn out his products.  Everything from cabinets to coffins?

Check in with Chad-KB1HPV Thursday Mornings on the 7.272 Ragchew net, at 9am ET to get an amusing update on what he is working on next.

K1R Special Event!

May 1st 2021 thru May 7th 2021

Celebrating the 17th Anniversary of the 72 Chew. A ragchew net that meets everyday on 7.272  from 9am until Noon, with a different net control operator every hour.

For QSL information download the April newsletter: 72 Chew April Newsletter

OR contact Loby: WA2AXZ QRZ Page

To get a card, send a SASE to Loby, using QRZ to get his address.

Extended K1R Celebration!

It has been an interesting spring, tosay the least, for everyone across the globe. Social distancing, everyone being sequestered in their homes, and the run on toilet paper- (sorry for the pun) have made us irritable and grouchy. The only ray of sunshine has been ensuring the health and well-being of family and friends, and speaking freely to everyone from behind our Covid-19-free microphones. Noting that the continuance of quarantine may continue into the first weeks of May, I have decided to extend our anniversary special from April 27- through May 3, 2020. We will use the special event “K1R” call on May 2 and 3, 2020 and extend a friendly hand to all check-ins during the week to be part of our 16th anniversary.

Anyone checking in with any of our stalwart Net Control Stations during the week will be able to obtain our special, 16th anniversary QSL card. All it takes is a self addressed stamped envelope, sent to Loby-WA2AXZ.

Sad news, passing of Mark-KC8SGO’s XYL

Loby-WA2AXZ spoke with long-time NCS Mark-KC8SGO June 18, and Mark said his XYL, Paula, passed away Wednesday June 12. All details for the funeral and where to send condolences is on his KC8SGO page, in Paula was in ill health and in a nursing home for quite a while, and now is at peace.