EYEBALL 2011 RECAP

Eyeball 2011, hosted by Fred Caswell, WB1I, was held at the Knights of Columbus Hall & Pavilion in Somers, CT from Thursday July 14 to Sunday July 17th, 2011.  Somers is located about 6 miles east of the scenic Connecticut River and about 3 miles south of the CT-MA line.  See Eyeball Group Photo. (Big image, 1.3Mb)

Eyeball QSL Front

Key activities included a tour of ARRL headquarters with an opportunity to operate W1AW.

Saturday's banquet consisted of baked chicken; sausage, kielbasa and meatballs, each in a distinct and delicious sauce; vegetable medley, salad, rolls, and white and chocolate cake.

We worked the nets from the CT/MA, CT/NY, MA/RI and NJ/NY lines with many mobiles working from a different location each night.

A number of well deserved Presidential Awards were presented by our President, Rick Mobley (WB5FDP).  These were:

Ambassador's Award - Given to three very deserving people that have gone out of their way to welcome newcomers to our nets and who have been very helpful during bad band conditions with relays.  Russ Sawyer (W2UJ), Fred Caswell (WB1I) and Earl Smith (W1BML).

Certificates of Appreciation - Shep Kilby (KC2PUF), Paul Kelly (NN5G), Johnny Allen (KI4WCQ), Doug Aldrich (W0WSP), Richard Smale (W5IL), Gene Schneider (WM9H), Ron Kaufman (N9KNJ), Ronnie Stanley (NC4RS).

Professional Drivers of the year - Jay Fadness (W9JAY), Mike Stevens (W8EMT), Jesse Cox (KF4PAF).

Casual Drivers of the year - Kevin Williams (KD8EZS), Jackie Williams (WV4EVR), Zach Williams (KD8JCO), Jim Padgett (AJ4IM), Glen Felt (WT0A), Dwayne Lipscomb (KD4POJ).

K7MFG NCS of the Year - Russ Sawyer (W2UJ).

KD3FM Annual Service Awards - Jim Higgins (KB3PU), Russ Sawyer (W2UJ), Al Rowe (VE4ABU).

Outstanding NCS:

160m CW - Randy Bean (KJ4JC)
80m CW - JR Burgess (WU8Q)
40m CW - Rick Mobley (WB5FDP)
20m CW - JR Burgess (WU8Q)
80m RTTY - Milt Withers (AD5XD)
40m RTTY - Milt Withers (AD5XD)
20m RTTY - JR Burgess (WU8Q)
80m PSK - JR Burgess (WU8Q)
40m PSK - JR Burgess (WU8Q)
20m PSK - JR Burgess (WU8Q)
160m SSB Early - Phil McMillan(K9ZK)
160m SSB Late - Doug Aldrich (W0WSP)
75m SSB Early - Russ Sawyer (W2UJ)
75m SSB Late - Donnie Hurst (KG4ZOD)
40m SSB Early - Bob Wilson (KC1AU)
40m SSB Late - Ricky Asper (AC7RA)

Mobile Shootout - Top Three:

1st - Steve Knittel, KC4YBO, with a Tarheel
2nd - Keith Summers, KS9WI, with a Hamstick
3rd - David Feeney, WN1F, with a Texas Bug Catcher

See complete Mobile Shootout 2011 Results


We had a pre-Eyeball raffle open to all Club members with the main prizes consisting of a Yaesu FT-857D with separation kit won by Glen Felt, WT0A; three free nights at the Hampton Inn won by Johnny Allen, KI4WCQ who was unable to attend; and 3 free nights at the Red Roof Inn won by John Fisher, W8JMF.

The main raffle prizes were an Ameritron AL-811H amplifier and a 700-watt portable generator.  The amplifier was won by Terry Vietz, KB3RPA, and the generator was won by Melanie Wade, VE9SX.

The Eyeball 2011 Quilt, a 78" x 78" modified Carpenter's Wheel design, made and donated by Judy Higgins (XYL of KB3PU) was auctioned off for $325 to benefit the Club and went home with Dwight (KJ4SGI) and Beth Greenberg.  Thank you, both!

Click quilt image above to see a much larger and far more detailed view.


EYEBALL 2011 REGISTRANTS

(Click Headings to Sort Table)

# Call Sign Name Home Staying At Comments
WB1I Fred I. Caswell Jr CT, Enfield   Master #45
Eyeball Host
1st Area Director
  Patti Caswell CT, Enfield   XYL of WB1I
KB3PU Jim Higgins SC, Sumter Red Roof Inn Webmaster
Club recorder
Information Officer
Awards Committee Chairman
N3YK Bob Vietz PA, Nanticoke Red Roof Inn Master #34
Alternate 3rd Area Director
OM of KB3RPA
KB3RPA Terry Vietz PA, Nanticoke Red Roof Inn 3rd Area Awards Manager
XYL of N3YK
W9OO Carl Durnavich IL, Harvey Motel 6 Club Secretary
K0WJ Lon Martin KS, Shawnee Mission Hampton Inn Shootout Master
KG4ZOD Donnie Hurst NC, Burlington Red Roof Inn 75m Late Net Coordinator
  Ginger Hurst NC, Burlington Red Roof Inn XYL of KG4ZOD
KC0CL Calvin Lewandowski KS, Olathe Hampton Inn OM of KD0EZF
KD0EZF Anne Lewandowski KS, Olathe Hampton Inn XYL of KC0CL
K3BOB Bob Hibbert PA, State College Red Roof Inn OM of KB3UFN
KB3UFN Tina Hibbert PA, State College Red Roof Inn XYL of K3BOB
KA1GEU Chris Seeber RI, Charleston Holiday Inn  
K7EMJ Marvin C. Berg SC, Sumter Red Roof Inn  
W8EMT Mike Stevens OH, Mansfield Red Roof Inn  
  Lisa Stevens OH, Mansfield Red Roof Inn XYL of W8EMT
WD4MXW Robert E. Duggar VA, Falls Church Hampton Inn  
  Martha Ann Duggar VA, Falls Church Hampton Inn XYL of WD4MXW
KA2WQR Jerry Heller NY, Binghamton Red Roof Inn  
  Phyllis Heller NY, Binghamton Red Roof Inn XYL of KA2WQR
KJ4SGI Dwight Greenberg FL, Cocoa Red Roof Inn (Not So) Rookie NCS
  Beth Greenberg FL, Cocoa Red Roof Inn XYL of KJ4SGI
KC2PUF Sheppard Kilby NJ, Bridgeton Holiday Inn Club Treasurer
  Arvene Kilby NJ, Bridgeton Holiday Inn XYL of KC2PUF
WN1F David B. Feeney ME, Scarborough Red Roof Inn  
WZ1N John Bergeron ME, Cape Elizabeth Red Roof Inn Guest of WN1F
KB1NGD Glenn Jackson RI, Warwick Motel 6  
W8NET Miles (Gene) Marsh OH, Tallmadge Other Master #47
8th Area Director
Coordinator - Century Club Cares
  Miles (Gene) Marsh Jr OH, Tallmadge Other Son of W8NET
KS9WI Keith Summers WI, De Pere Hampton Inn OM of N9QZF
N9QZF Elaine Summers WI, De Pere Hampton Inn XYL of KS9WI
WT0A Glen Felt NE, Friend Red Roof Inn Vice President
VE9DH Jim Wade NB, Petitcodiac Red Roof Inn OM of VE9SX
US Call Sign NE9DH
VE9SX Melanie Wade NB, Petitcodiac Red Roof Inn XYL of VE9DH
WA3EOP Page Pyne MD, Hagerstown Motel 6 Pocket Rocket Pilot
N1ENI Eugene Foley MA, Woburn Other  
KZ3AB E Allen Brown MD, Laurel Hampton Inn  
  Deborah Brown MD, Laurel Hampton Inn XYL of KZ3AB
  Wendy Powers MD, Laurel Hampton Inn Sister of KZ3AB
W3NZ Edmund B. Redington Jr NC, Wilmington Red Roof Inn  
KV4GO Danny Bailey TN, Unicoi Other  
KJ1I Kevin L Johnson NH, Milford Red Roof Inn  
K0HNM Larry Snyder IL, Poplar Grove Hampton Inn Master #21
President's Advisory Board
  Lona Snyder IL, Poplar Grove Hampton Inn XYL of K0HNM
  Megan Arnett IL, Poplar Grove Hampton Inn Granddaughter of
Larry & Lona Snyder
VE3CMB Craig McLoughlin ON, Ottawa Hampton Inn Master #57
DX Area Director
DX Area Awards Manager
  Colleen Stack ON, Ottawa Hampton Inn XYL of VE3CMB
WB5FDP Rick Mobley AR, Little Rock Red Roof Inn President
  Debbie Mobley AR, Little Rock Red Roof Inn XYL of WB5FDP
N2XTT Peter B. Summers NJ, Little Falls Hampton Inn Master #6
2nd Area Director
  John Summers NJ, Little Falls Hampton Inn Grandson of N2XTT
N4CE Jim Patterson NC, Stoneville Hampton Inn  
AJ4IM Jim Padgett VA, Stafford Hampton Inn  
AA2DS Donald D. Sayre NY, Middletown Holiday Inn  
W2UJ Russ Sawyer NY, Selkirk Other NCS Training Officer
Alternate 2nd Area Director
75m SSB Early Net Coordinator
W8JMF John Fisher OH, Berea Hampton Inn This space intentionally left blank
KC4YBO Steve Knittel GA, Roswell Red Roof Inn  
KB2SSZ Gordon Shacklett NY, Wallkill Other  
K8PGM Ron Belanger WV, Berkeley Springs Red Roof Inn Rookie NCS
K1EDG Ed Garrison ME, Gray Red Roof Inn  
KE1KT Bernie Cass NH, Milford Other  
  Betty Cass NH, Milford Other XYL of KE1KT
N2OCW Lawrence Ashton WV, Berkeley Springs Motel 6 Master #13
N3WD Bill Dobson MD, Reisterstown Motel 6 Master #43
3rd Area Director
N5VIU Ray Ireton OK, Mustang Other  
K2RAY Spencer "Ray" Bell NY, Laurens Mineral Springs Campground  
  Andrew Bell NY, Laurens Mineral Springs Campground Son of K2RAY
W1BML Earl Smith CT, Groton ? Father of KA1J
Author of BMLLog
KA1J Gary Smith CT, Groton ? Son of W1BML

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