EYEBALL 2013 RECAP


President's Awards    -    List of Attendees    -    Schedule of Events
Special Event Call    -    Area Map    -    Attractions    -    QRP Nets
Raffle Prizes    -    Auction    -    Best QSL Contest    -    Weather


Eyeball 2013, hosted by John Patrick, WK7K, was held in Torrington, WY from Friday June 28 thru Saturday June 29, 2013 at the spacious Goshen County Rendezvous Center located at the Goshen County Fairgrounds, 7078 Fairgrounds Rd, Torrington, WY 82240.

Torrington is located at the intersection of US Hwy 26 & 85, both major roads.  It is 8 miles to the WY/NE border on Hwy 26; 81 miles to the WY/CO border, on Hwy 85; and 114 miles to the WY/SD border, on Hwy 26/18, all great roads.  It is also 84 miles from Cheyenne, WY; 127 miles from Ft Collins, CO; 183 miles from Denver, CO and 32 miles from Scotts Bluff, NE.

This area is rich in western history and current western practices, containing many large ranches as well as irrigated farms.  Historic Fort Laramie, established in the 1860s, is located only 25 miles away, and offers guided and unguided tours.  Scotts Bluff National Monument, a guidepost for travelers on their trip west, is located about 30 miles away.  Fort Robinson, an early Army cavalry post, and major supply post for cavalry mounts for the Army, is located 83 miles away near the Wyoming/Nebraska border.  All of these are easily accessible and quite interesting.  For urban and suburban dwellers alike, this area will allow you an opportunity to see the West both as it was, and as it is, up close.  Open spaces, unrestricted vistas, clean air, little traffic, local western flavor... the ONLY thing missing is you.

The Goshen County Rendezvous Center has a main room that is 45' x 125', air conditioned, and features a sound system and a commercial kitchen adjacent to the room for food service.


PRESIDENT'S AWARDS

 CERTIFICATES of APPRECIATION 
 FOR NETS RUN 2012/06/01 to 2013/06/01 
 76+ NETS   51-75 NETS   26-50 NETS   10-25 NETS 
WN1F KC1AU K2UNI N1RNJ
W2UJ K1EDG N4CE WU2M
WB5FDP AC7XF KK4KHU K3ATY
W6LJK KE4RUG KJ4SGI NW4M
KL7QW KG4ZOD AD5UQ KK4TE
VE3CMB AC7RA AD5XD AE5XL
  K9ZK N7XG WB7ASC
    N8BF WK7K
    K8PGM KT8D
    WA9DIY WU8Q
    WT0A KC9NCS
    WB0PYF NJ9T
    W0YV WU9T
      KM9U

 

 CERTIFICATES of APPRECIATION 
 OUTSTANDING NCS   RECIPIENT 
All 160m SSB Nets AD5UQ
All 75m SSB Nets K2UNI
All 40m SSB Nets VE3CMB
All CW Nets WB5FDP
All DIGITAL Nets WN1F
 AREA AWARDS MANAGERS   RECIPIENT 
1st Area KC1AU
2nd Area WA2JIM
3rd Area KC1AU
4th Area NC4RS
5th Area N5OHL
6th Area N7JY
7th Area K7QHU
8th Area K8VGM
9th Area KE9OI
10th Area WC0PD
DX Area VE3CMB
 QSL BUREAU MANAGERS   RECIPIENT 
40m SSB N7XG
75m SSB
All CW
All Digital
Handi-Ham
WM9H
DX WB5FDP
 ADDITIONAL CERTIFICATES FOR   RECIPIENT 
Professional Mobile of the Year N6RSH
Leisure Mobile of the Year NA0L
K7MFG NCS of the Year VE3CMB
KD3FM Annual Service Award NC4RS
KD3FM Annual Service Award KB3PU
Centurion Editor AC7RA
Outstanding Administration of
The Century Club Cares Program
KL7QW
On Short Notice, Drove 600+ Miles
 to Retrieve 8th Area Awards Records 
KB8RCR
Faithful Check-in Bringing DX
to Our SSB and CW Nets
US7WW
Promoting True Ham
Fellowship and Cooperation
K4ZC
Ambassador Award W1BML
THANKS for a GREAT EYEBALL! WK7K
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EYEBALL 2013 ATTENDEES

(Click Headings to Sort Table)

# Call Sign Name Home Staying At Comments
WK7K John Patrick WY, Torrington   Eyeball Host
KB3PU Jim Higgins SC, Sumter Best Value Inn Webmaster
Club Recorder
Information Officer
Assistant 4th Area Director
Awards Committee Chairman
KC0CL Calvin Lewandowski KS, Olathe Other OM of KD0EZF
KD0EZF Anne Lewandowski KS, Olathe Other XYL of KC0CL
N7XG Dean Davis OR, Salem Camping Vice President
40m Bureau Manager
  Jan Davis OR, Salem Camping XYL of N7XG
WT0A Glen Felt NE, Friend Camping  
  Bonnie Felt NE, Friend Camping XYL of WT0A
K0WJ Lon Martin KS, Shawnee Mission   Shootout Master
K9ZK Phil McMillan IL, Geneseo Holiday Inn Express Assistant 160M Net Coordinator
AC7RA Ricky Asper UT, Salt Lake City Best Value Inn Master #64
Centurion Editor
7th Area Director
Awards Committee Member
  Cheryl Asper UT, Salt Lake City Best Value Inn XYL of AC7RA
  Levi Asper UT, Salt Lake City Best Value Inn Son of AC7RA
W0KH Franklin Baker IA, Davenport Holiday Inn Express  
WA0SIK Fred Crane CO, Jefferson Best Value Inn Traveling with KK0Q
KT8D John M. Fisher OH, Berea Best Value Inn  
AA0ZP Frank J. Taylor NE, Bellevue Holiday Inn Express Past President
Master #12
Club Historian
Presidential Advisory Committee
  Marjo Taylor NE, Bellevue Holiday Inn Express XYL of AA0ZP
  Sophie Vandenberg NE, Bellevue Holiday Inn Express Granddaughter (6) of AA0ZP
N4ACS Jim Wood MO, Edgar Springs Camping OM of KD0HER
KD0HER Kathryn Wood MO, Edgar Springs Camping XYL of N4ACS
WF4H
(ex KJ4SGI)
Dwight Greenberg FL, Cocoa Best Value Inn 40M SSB Early Net Coordinator
  Beth Greenberg FL, Cocoa Best Value Inn XYL of WF4H
WB0PYF Ray Myers MO, St Louis Best Value Inn 10th Area Director
  Debbie Dawkins MO, St Louis Best Value Inn Guest of WB0PYF
WB7ASC Ron Seese WA, Medical Lake Camping  
  Sue Seese WA, Medical Lake Camping XYL of WB7ASC
NA0L Richard (RJ) Lorenzen CO, Boulder Best Value Inn Awards Committee Member
WN1F David B. Feeney ME, Scarborough Best Value Inn Net Coordinator CW/Digital
W9JAY Jay Fadness TX, Sealy Camping  
W0YV Tim O'Hara IA, Robins Best Value Inn Assistant 10th Area Director
  Rosemary O'Hara IA, Robins Best Value Inn XYL of W0YV
N0GSA Brenna O'Hara IA, Robins Best Value Inn Daughter (14) of W0YV
W0USS Daniel O'Hara IA, Robins Best Value Inn Son (13) of W0YV
  Erin O'Hara IA, Robins Best Value Inn Daughter (11) of W0YV
  Cavan O'Hara IA, Robins Best Value Inn Son (9) of W0YV
KC0MS Karl Peterson IA, Des Moines Best Value Inn Master #50
KD4POJ Dwayne E. Lipscomb Sr
(aka Griz)
ND, Minot Best Value Inn Master #59
OM of KE4ZLS
KE4ZLS Carol Lipscomb ND, Minot Best Value Inn XYL of KD4POJ
KK0Q Dennis Leesley CO, Westminster Best Value Inn Traveling with WA0SIK
W2UJ Russ Sawyer NY, Selkirk Best Value Inn 3905CC President
Master Degree #61
NCS Training Officer
75m Early Net Coordinator
160m CW Early Net Coordinator
NF0J Dave Ruch MN, Bloomington Best Value Inn  
WA7WXQ Doug DesEnfants WY, Torrington Other OM of WB7HNN
WB7HNN Kim DesEnfants WY, Torrington Other XYL of WA7WXQ
KS9WI Keith Summers WI, De Pere Holiday Inn Express OM of N9QZF
N9QZF Elaine Summers WI, De Pere Holiday Inn Express XYL of KS9WI
N7WY Robert Rennard WY, Cheyenne Other  
W9OO Carl Durnavich IL, Harvey Other Club Secretary
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EYEBALL 2013
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

DATE TIME EVENT LOCATION
LOCAL   UTC  
Friday
(LOCAL)
06/28/2013
7:30 13:30 Eyeball Registration Rendezvous Center
8:00 14:00 Mobile Clinic
(Including 160m Operation)
Conducted By Shootout Master
Lon Martin, K0WJ
(Top Gun 2001 & 2010)
Rendezvous Center
9:30 15:30 QRP NETS
40m SSB - N7XG NCS
75m SSB - N7XG NCS
80/40m CW (3.902 MHz) - W9OO NCS
80/40/20m RTTY/PSK - W9OO NCS
Rendezvous Center
    Visiting Time  
12:00 18:00 Lunch Rendezvous Center
13:30 19:30 An EXCELLENT Presentation on
Western Artist Charles Russell
Rendezvous Center
    Visiting Time & Local Attractions  
18:00 00:00 Dinner Rendezvous Center
20:00 02:00 75m SSB Early Net Rendezvous Center
Bingo with prizes Rendezvous Center
22:00 04:00 40m SSB Late Net Rendezvous Center
Bingo with prizes Rendezvous Center
Saturday
(LOCAL)
06/29/2013
9:30 15:30 Mobile Shootout
Conducted by Rangemaster
Lon Martin, K0WJ
TBD
12:00 18:00 Lunch Rendezvous Center
13:30 19:30 Annual Board Meeting
(open to all)
Rendezvous Center
Immediately
Following
Immediately
Following
Presidential Awards Presentation Rendezvous Center
Door Prize Raffle Rendezvous Center
Auction of items donated
by Eyeball attendees
Rendezvous Center
17:45 23:45 Group Photo
(Photographer WF4H)
Rendezvous Center
18:00 00:00 Dinner Banquet
(Beef raised by our Host, WK7K)

Live Blue Grass Music by Local Band
(These guys were good!)
Rendezvous Center
20:00 02:00 75m SSB Early Net Rendezvous Center
Bingo with prizes Rendezvous Center
22:00 04:00 40m SSB Late Net Rendezvous Center
Bingo with prizes Rendezvous Center
Sunday
(LOCAL)
06/30/2013
TBD Meet for Breakfast  
TBD WY Eyeball Ends - 73  
TBD   Cleanup Rendezvous Center
All times shown are Eyeball local time (MDT, UTC-6).

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SPECIAL EVENT CALL SIGN

The 2013 Eyeball Special Event call sign W7E was available for use by ANYONE - mobiles preferred - beginning 0001Z June 21 and ending 2359Z July 4.  Eyeball QSL cards for W7E were available at the Eyeball.


AREA MAP

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ATTRACTIONS


QRP NETS

There were local QRP Nets - open to all at the Eyeball and elsewhere - on 40/75m SSB, 40/80m CW (3.902 MHz), 80/40/20m RTTY and 80/40/20m PSK31.


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MAIN RAFFLE PRIZES

ALL RAFFLE TICKETS were in the pool for ALL MAJOR RAFFLE ITEMS regardless of prior winning draws for the "smaller" raffle items.

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AUCTION

There was an auction at which members could auction off personal items.  To participate, members brought an item, declared a reserve price that they must receive, and let the bidding begin.  If an item with a reserve of $50 sold for $75, the member received $50 and the Eyeball received the additional $25.  It was a lot of fun and was definitely for a good cause.

Major items were:

The 2013 Eyeball quilt, a 76" x 98" design by Judy Higgins, wife of Jim, KB3PU, was taken home by Beth and Dwight Greenberg, WF4H.  The image below shows a relatively small lower resolution view of the quilt.  Click the quilt image below to see a much larger (5.8MB) view that you can zoom into to get a closer view of the stitching.

Click quilt image above to see a much larger (5MB) and more detailed view.

Quilt Label, 4" x 4", on back.


BEST QSL CONTEST

There was a QSL card contest sponsored by Dean Davis, N7XG, our 40m QSL Bureau Manager, with the winner selected by the people attending.  The winner in each category received a nice prize from the 40m QSL Bureau.


TORRINGTON WEATHER

Torrington is located at an altitude of 4100 feet.  Daytime temperatures were in the low 90s with lows in the mid 60s at night.

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