EYEBALL 2012 RECAP

Eyeball 2012, hosted by Glen Felt, WT0A, was held at the Eugene T. Mahoney State Park in Ashland, NE from Thursday July 26 to Sunday July 29, 2012.

Eyeball 2012 Card - Front

Eyeball 2012 QSL Card - Front

View Video Part 1 of 2 and Video Part 2 of 2.

Eugene T. Mahoney State Park is located in Cass County between Omaha & Lincoln, NE on Interstate I-80, exit 426, nestled on 690 acres along the picturesque Platte River. The park offers year-round accommodations and recreational use.  This ultra modern park offers a spectacular array of lodging, group meeting facilities and activities, including a Family Aquatic Center with a wave pool and two 200-plus foot curling water slides.  Other activities include miniature golf, driving range, tennis and basketball courts, softball fields, horseback trail rides, crafts, fishing, picnicking, hiking, 70-foot observation tower, nature conservatory, the Denman and Mary Mallory Kountze Theater, hiking and biking trail and beautiful waterway, and at Owen Marina visitors may rent a paddleboat and check out recreational equipment.  The dominant feature of the park, the Peter Kiewit Lodge, offers guest rooms, a restaurant where guests can dine with the scenic Platte River as a backdrop, a gift shop and meeting rooms.  Wild turkeys and the occasional raccoon roam the lawn on the river side of the lodge.

Nearby attractions include Platte River State Park, which also offers rustic lodging, the Strategic Air and Space Museum, the Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari, the Quarry Oaks Golf Club and Iron Horse Golf Club.

Weather for the Eyeball was good - cool at night with daytime highs in the high 80s to mid 90s.

The center of Eyeball 2012 activity was at the SAPP Riverside Lodge located next to the observation tower.  It was comfortable, well air conditioned, a great place to put up antennas, and the back deck was a pleasant place to sit in the cool evenings.


A number of very well deserved President's Awards were announced by our President, Russ Sawyer, W2UJ.  These were:

Outstanding NCS

Certificates of Appreciation - Net Coordinators

Certificates of Appreciation

Professional Drivers of the Year

Casual Drivers of the Year

Ambassador's Award

K7MGFG NCS of the Year

KD3FM Annual Service Award

Special Certificate of Appreciation - Eyeball 2012 Host

Special thanks to Pete Thornton, NJ9T, for sponsoring the two plaques for the Ambassador's Award and the K7MFG NCS of the Year Award


Lon Martin, K0WJ, hosted the Annual Mobile Shootout, and a full schedule of other events including local QRP nets, regular nets, bingo, the Air and Space Museum, and all the activities the park had to offer kept everyone busy.

The Eyeball raffle had many nice prizes, including:


An auction was held for a Quilt, 102" x 102" (oversize king) in a Canyon Sunset Star design (design by Debbie Maddy), and was made and donated by Judy Higgins (XYL of KB3PU).  Dean (N7XG) and Jan Davis were the high bidders at $700 after rapid and spirited bidding lead by a professional auctioneer.

Also included in the auction were:

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

Label on back of quilt - actual size about 4.5" x 7.5".


EYEBALL 2012 REGISTRANTS

(Click Headings to Sort Table)

# Call Sign Name Home Staying At Comments
WT0A Glen Felt NE, Friend Lakeside CG Vice President
Eyeball 2012 Host
  Bonnie Felt NE, Friend Lakeside CG XYL of WT0A
KB3PU Jim Higgins SC, Sumter Park Webmaster
Club Recorder
Information Officer
Alternate 4th Area Director
Awards Committee Chairman
K3BOB Robert Hibbert PA, State College Park OM of KT3INA
KT3INA Maria Hibbert PA, State College Park XYL of K3BOB
W900 Carl Durnavich IL, Harvey Park Club Secretary
W5WJN Bill Nason LA, Denham Springs Super 8 "Da Gator"
  Patsy Nason LA, Denham Springs Super 8 XYL of Da Gator
KL7QW David Meye MO, Lake Ozark   OM of KC7MCQ
KC7MCQ Janet Meye MO, Lake Ozark   XYL of KL7QW
KC0CL Calvin Lewandowski KS, Olathe Other OM of KD0EZF
KD0EZF Anne Lewandowski KS, Olathe Other XYL of KC0CL
AE5XL Charles Stout TX, Copperas Cove Park OM of KF5KLP
KF5KLP Chris Stout TX, Copperas Cove Park XYL of AE5XL
NN5G Paul Kelly OK, Oklahoma City Park  
KC9NCS Larry Beske IL, Homer Glen Other 9th Area Director
AC0TP Mick Toothaker KS, Wichita Little Creek CG  
  Dawn Toothaker KS, Wichita Little Creek CG XYL of AC0TP
  Mia Toothaker KS, Wichita Little Creek CG Daughter (age 4) of AC0TP
KJ1I Kevin Johnson NH, Milford Holiday Inn  
WK7K John Patrick WY, Torrington Park 160m SSB Early Net Coordinator
W6XLR Richard Sauneuf CA, Hayward Super 8  
NJ9T Pete Thornton IL, Peoria Heights Super 8 Master #55
Past President
N0PUI Jay Wieland MN, Le Sueur Super 8 Master #25
K0WJ Lon Martin KS, Shawnee Mission Super 8 Eyeball Shootout Coordinator
KD4POJ Dwayne E. Lipscomb Sr ND, Minot Other "Griz"
Master #59
  Dwayne E. Lipscomb Jr ND, Minot Other Son of KD4POJ
NX7F David Reed NV, Las Vegas Super 8  
KE9OI David Czerniak IN, Wheatfield Lakeside CG 9th Area Awards Manager
  Georgia Czerniak IN, Wheatfield Lakeside CG XYL of KE9OI
KV4GO Dan Bailey TN, Unicoi Park  
NA0L Richard Lorenzen CO, Boulder Park  
KC0MS Karl Peterson IA, Des Moines Super 8 Master #50
  Mary Peterson IA, Des Moines Super 8 XYL of KC0MS
AB0VK Keith Mehl IA, Des Moines Super 8 Guest of KC0MS
AC7RA Ricky Asper UT, Salt Lake City Park Centurion Editor
Awards Committee Member
KM5MS Dale Casterline Sr MS, Columbus Super 8  
KL7IYD Jim Cummins AK, Juneau Super 8  
  Natalie Cummins AK, Juneau Super 8 XYL of KL7IYD
N4UPX Robert D Statzer MS, Gulfport    
K9ZK Phil Mc Millan IL, Geneseo Super 8  
K9PXC Gene Carlson IL, Andover Super 8 Veteran WWII
N1NU James Foster NE, Merna Park Master #26
WB0PYF Ray Myers MO, St. Louis Park 10th Area Director
  Debbie Dawkins MO, St. Louis Park Guest of WB0PYF
N5OHL Jim Richardson OK, Oklahoma City Park Master #17
OM of N5OJP
5th Area Awards Manager
N5OJP Linda Richardson OK, Oklahoma City Park XYL of N5OHL
W0WSP Doug Aldrich TN, Portland Super 8  
K7EMJ Marvin C. Berg SC, Sumter Park Traveling with KB3PU
N7XG Dean Davis OR, Salem Park 40m QSL Bureau Manager
  Jan Davis OR, Salem Park XYL of N7XG
W0PTL Eric Johnson MN, Oak Grove Holiday Inn  
AA0ZP Frank J. Taylor NE, Belleview Super 8  
  Marjo A. Taylor NE, Belleview Super 8 XYL of AA0ZP
KB0BK Bill Boutwell MN, Cohasset Super 8  
WM0F Kevin Burkhart CO, Loveland Holiday Inn Master #18
WJ7Z Jim Perkins ID, Boise Park OM of KD7GRR
KD7GRR Boni Perkins ID, Boise Park XYL of WJ7Z
N4ACS Jim Wood MO, Edgar Springs Lakeside CG OM of KD0HER
KD0HER Kathy Wood MO, Edgar Springs Lakeside CG XYL of N4ACS
W2UJ Russ Sawyer NY, Selkirk Other Club President
Master #61
NCS Training Officer
75m Early Net Coordinator
K7BSU Roger Sharp ID, Boise Other  
  Karen Sharp ID, Boise Other XYL of K7BSU
W0YV Tim O'Hara IA, Robins Little Creek CG  
  Rosemary O'Hara IA, Robins Little Creek CG XYL of W0YV
N0GSA Brenna O'Hara IA, Robins Little Creek CG Daughter of W0YV
W0USS Daniel O'Hara IA, Robins Little Creek CG Son of W0YV
  Erin O'Hara IA, Robins Little Creek CG Daughter of W0YV
  Cavan O'Hara IA, Robins Little Creek CG Son of W0YV
KS9WI Keith Summers WI, De Pere Super 8 OM of N9QZF
N9QZF Elaine Summers WI, De Pere Super 8 XYL of KS9WI
KJ4SGI Dwight Greenberg FL, Cocoa Park  
  Beth Greenberg FL, Cocoa Park XYL of KJ4SGI
AA9ZB John Meyer IN, Middletown Other  
K3QX Ed Herbrechtsmeier MD, Rockville Holiday Inn 40m SSB Early Net Coordinator
Alternate 3rd Area Director
VE3CMB Craig McLoughlin ON, Ottawa Park Master #57
DX Area Director
DX Area Awards Manager
WE0D Greg Crossman FL, Summerfield Little Creek CG  
WC0PD Dean Monroe KS, Emporia Super 8 Alternate 10th Area Director
10th Area Awards Manager
KD0IIX Dave Stewart MO, Olean Other  
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