EYEBALL 2015 RECAP


President's Awards    -    List of Attendees    -    Schedule of Events    -
Raffle Prizes    -    Eyeball Quilt    -   


Eyeball 2015, hosted by Pat Caldwell (WU8I), was held in Nashville, TN (Davidson County), capital of Tennessee, at the spacious and well appointed Knights of Columbus, 2300 Knights of Columbus Blvd, Nashville, TN 37201 the weekend of June 18-20, 2015.

Nashville, the Tennessee capital, is located on the Cumberland River and and is known as a center of the music industry, earning it the nickname "Music City".

It was a time of good fellowship, good food, good nets, good fellowship, a tour of the Opryland Hotel by our Eyeball Host, Pat Caldwell, WU8I, a great presentation by Skip Guenter, K5SRG on 40m Late Net: Past, Present & Future, a mind boggling Mobile Shootout that had everyone wondering if they could believe what they were seeing, good fellowship, an interesting guest speaker, some really fine raffle prizes, a spirited auction and, of course, GOOD FELLOWSHIP.

See this Google Earth Overview of Eyeball 2015 for the location of the Knights of Columbus, Eyeball 2015 venue, motels, and the many restaurants and attractions.


MOBILE SHOOTOUT

After several years of steady improvement to his mobile setup - each one implementing more of the principles in Lon's (K0WJ) annual Mobile Clinic seminar - the clouds parted, and a beam of light shone down on this year's entry.  Ladies and Gentlemen, we present this year's Top Gun, Glen Felt, WT0A.  CONGRATULATIONS GLEN!  View All Mobile Shootout 2015 Results

Glen Felt, WT0A
Mobile Shootout Top Gun 2015


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PRESIDENT'S AWARDS

 CERTIFICATES of APPRECIATION 
 FOR NETS RUN 2014/06/01 to 2015/06/01 
 76+ NETS   51-75 NETS   26-50 NETS   10-25 NETS 
AA9ZF K2UNI AA0HF AE4NT
K5SRG KB0EL AC0RL AE7UT
VE3CMB W2UJ AD5XD KB4IAN
WB5FDP W9ROG K1EDG KC4RN
WN1F   K1HIF KD0WGB
    K4CNM KG7BAN
    K9EA KM9U
    K9ZK N7XG
    KC1AU NJ9T
    KG4ZOD WA0ROH
    N9PYR WA1FFT
    W0YV N5MIG
    W3BS AC0TP
    W6LJK  
    WA9DIY  
    WB7ASC  
    WK7K  

 

 CERTIFICATES of APPRECIATION 
 OUTSTANDING NCS   RECIPIENT 
All 160m SSB Nets KB0EL
All 75m SSB Early Nets W0YV
All 75m SSB Late Nets WB7ASC
All 40m SSB Early Nets VE3CMB
All 40m SSB Late Nets N5MIG
All CW Nets WB5FDP
All DIGITAL Nets WN1F
 QSL BUREAU MANAGERS   RECIPIENT 
40m N7XG
75m/CW/Digital W2UJ
DX WB5FDP
Handiham WM9H
 SPECIAL CERTIFICATES FOR   RECIPIENT 
Centurion Editor KT4CB
The Century Club Cares Program KL7QW
Net Treasurer K3BOB
NCS Training Officer N9PYR
Awards Secretary W3BS
W1BML Ambassador Award AA9ZF
Professional Mobile of the Year KD0WGB
Leisure Mobile of the Year W3BS
K7MFG NCS of the Year VE3CMB
KD3FM Annual Service Award K0WJ
THANKS for a GREAT EYEBALL! WU8I
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EYEBALL 2015 REGISTRANTS

(Click Headings to Sort Table)

# Call Sign Name Home Staying At Comments
WU8I Pat Caldwell TN, Springfield   Eyeball 2015 Host
K0WJ Lon Martin KS, Shawnee Mission   Shootout Coordinator
WT0A Glen Felt NE, Friend Airport Super 8 Master #40
N0HGA Jeff Guenter NE, Osceola Airport Super 8 Accompanying WT0A
K5SRG Skip Guenter TX, Hutto Day's Inn - Music Valley 40m SSB LN Coordinator
Alternate 5th Area Director
KC0CL Calvin Lewandowski KS, Olathe Hampton Inn OM of KD0EZF
KD0EZF Anne Lewandowski KS, Olathe Hampton Inn XYL of KC0CL
KB3PU Jim Higgins SC, Sumter Day's Inn - Music Valley Webmaster
Club Recorder
4th Area Director
Information Officer
Awards Committee Chmn
KG4ZOD Donnie Hurst NC, Burlington Day's Inn - Music Valley Master #62
75m SSB LN Coordinator
  Ginger Hurst NC, Burlington Day's Inn - Music Valley XYL of KG4ZOD
KG8WL Ralph Mitchell MI, Colon Day's Inn - Music Valley OM of KB8AEV
KB8AEV Jo Anne Mitchell MI, Colon Day's Inn - Music Valley XYL of KG8WL
KK4CMC Robert Dickey NC, Elon Day's Inn - Music Valley  
  Sheena Dickey NC, Elon Day's Inn - Music Valley XYL of KK4CMC
W3BS Buddy Spiegel TN, Memphis Day's Inn - Music Valley Awards Secretary
Awards Committee Member
  Carolyn Spiegel TN, Memphis Day's Inn - Music Valley XYL of W3BS
Ex N2KNB
N3WD Bill Dobson MD, Reisterstown Day's Inn - Music Valley Master #43
W3ROG Roger Goodreau MD, Forest Hill Other  
WF4H Dwight Greenberg FL, Cocoa Cedars of Lebanon State Park 40m SSB EN Coordinator
  Beth Greenberg FL, Cocoa Cedars of Lebanon State Park XYL of WF4H
AA0ZP Frank Taylor NE, Bellevue Comfort Inn - Music Valley Past President
Master #12
Historian
Pres Advisory Cmte
  Marjo Taylor NE, Bellevue Comfort Inn - Music Valley XYL of AA0ZP
AE4NT Ben Goldfarb FL, Longwood Hampton Inn Airport 4th Area Awards Manager
40m SSB LN NCS
  Jenny Nelms FL, Longwood Hampton Inn Airport YL of AE4NT
  Aliya Atcha FL, Longwood Hampton Inn Airport Daughter (17) of Jenny Nelms
  Zane Atcha FL, Longwood Hampton Inn Airport Son (13) of Jenny Nelms
KE9OI Dave Czerniak IN, Wheatfield Day's Inn - Music Valley 9th Area Awards Manager
  Georgia Czerniak IN, Wheatfield Day's Inn - Music Valley XYL of KE9OI
KA2WQR Jerry Heller NY, Binghamton Other  
  Phyllis Heller NY, Binghamton Other XYL of KA2WQR
KI4DFS David Reece GA, Mineral Bluff Day's Inn - Music Valley Master #67
OM of KM4JSA
KM4JSA Marilyn Reece GA, Mineral Bluff Day's Inn - Music Valley XYL of KI4DFS
WB7ASC Ronald L. Seese WA, Medical Lake Cedars of Lebanon State Park Alternate 7th Area Director
  Sue Seese WA, Medical Lake Cedars of Lebanon State Park XYL of WB7ASC
KM4AJW Bill Brooks NC, Hickory Day's Inn - Music Valley  
W9ROG Roger Callewaert Jr WI, Racine Day's Inn - Music Valley 75m SSB LN NCS Wed & Thu
  Sung Jung Callewaert WI, Racine Day's Inn - Music Valley XYL of W9ROG
AA9ZF Maynard Anderson IL, Athens Day's Inn - Music Valley 9th Area Director
  Gail Anderson IL, Athens Day's Inn - Music Valley XYL of AA9ZF
KS9WI Keith Summers WI, De Pere Day's Inn - Music Valley Eyeball 2014 Host
OM of N9QZF
N9QZF Elaine Summers WI, De Pere Day's Inn - Music Valley Eyeball 2014 Hostess
XYL of KS9WI
AA0HF Eric Johnson MN, Saint Francis Other Father of KE0CFT
40m SSB EN NCS (Tue)
75m SSB LN NCS (Sat)
  Ginger Johnson MN, Saint Francis Other XYL of AA0HF
Mother of KE0CFT
KE0CFT Jayden Johnson MN, Saint Francis Other Son of AA0HF
K3CD Tom Edmonds NC, Semora Day's Inn - Music Valley Master #66
  Margaret Gurley NC, Semora Day's Inn - Music Valley XYL of K3CD
WB0PYF Ray Myers MO, St. Louis Other 10th Area Director
  Debbie Dawkins MO, St. Louis Other XYL of WB0PYF
AC0RL Jerome Kahn KS, Hutchinson    
  Darcy Raker KS, Hutchinson   YL of AC0RL
WN1F David B. Feeney ME, Scarborough Cedars of Lebanon State Park 20m CW Net Coordinator
40m CW Net Coordinator
20m PSK Net Coordinator
20m RTTY Net Coordinator
  Ginn Bellino ME, Scarborough Other XYL of WN1F
  Candy Iaconeta ME, Scarborough Other Sister-in-Law of WN1F
N5MIG Joe St. Columbia Jr AR, Helena Fiddler's Inn 40m SSB LN NCS
KI4WCQ Johnny Allen KY, Elizabethtown Other  
  Cindy Allen KY, Elizabethtown Other XYL of KI4WCQ
W2UJ Russ Sawyer NY, Selkirk Other Club President
Master #61
75m QSL Bureau Mgr
K0HNM Larry C. Snyder IL, Poplar Grove Comfort Inn - Music Valley Master #21
  Lona Snyder IL, Poplar Grove Comfort Inn - Music Valley XYL of K0HNM
KC0MS Karl W. Peterson IA, Des Moines Fiddler's Inn Master #50
KC4YBO Steve Knittel GA, Roswell Day's Inn - Music Valley  
WB5FDP Rick Mobley AR, Little Rock Day's Inn - Music Valley DX Bureau Manager
Master #22
Past President
  Deborah Mobley AR, Little Rock Day's Inn - Music Valley XYL of WB5FDP
K2SFS John A. Birken NC, Asheville Day's Inn - Music Valley  
KB3WAH Grant Miller Sr PA, Ambridge Day's Inn - Music Valley Father of KB3QFQ
KB3QFQ Grant Miller Jr PA, Ambridge Day's Inn - Music Valley Son of KB3WAH
K6YEK Bill Fuller CA, Castro Valley Courtyard - Airport  
  Theresa Fuller CA, Castro Valley Courtyard - Airport XYL of K6YEK
W8UZZ Russ Simonson MI, Clarkston Fiddler's Inn  
WA2JIM Clay Statmore NJ, Ledgewood Comfort Suites - Airport 2002 Eyeball Host
2nd Area Awards Manager
W5DMT Dave Tipton TN, Spring Hills Other  
K1HIF Michael J Rush NH, Nashua    
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EYEBALL 2015 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

DATE TIME EVENT LOCATION
LOCAL LOCAL   UTC  
Wednesday
2015-06-17
22:30 03:30 40m SSB Late Net On Your Own
Thursday
2015-06-18
8:00 13:00 Eyeball Registration Knights of Columbus
10:00 15:00 Mobile Clinic
(Including 160m Operation)
Conducted By Shootout Master
Lon Martin, K0WJ
(Top Gun 2001 & 2010)
Knights of Columbus
12:00 17:00 Tour of Opryland Hotel Opryland Hotel
    Lunch on your own  
14:00 19:00 Guest Speaker
K4RO, Kirk Pickering
DX Operating Etiquette
Knights of Columbus
    Dinner on your own  
19:00 00:00 40m SSB Early Net Knights of Columbus
21:00 02:00 75m SSB Early Net Knights of Columbus
22:30 03:30 40m SSB Late Net Knights of Columbus
00:00 05:00 Knights of Columbus
Closes
 
00:00 05:00 75m SSB Late Net On Your Own
Friday
2015-06-19
9:00 14:00 Assemble in Meeting Room Knights of Columbus
9:30 14:30 QRP NETS
40m / 75m SSB
Knights of Columbus
Nearby Parking Lot
    Lunch on your own  
13:30 18:30 QRP NETS
80m / 40m CW
80m RTTY
Knights of Columbus
Nearby Parking Lot
    Visiting Time & Local Attractions  
17:00 22:00 Dinner Catered Knights of Columbus
19:00 00:00 40m SSB Early Net Knights of Columbus
Bingo with prizes Knights of Columbus
21:00 02:00 75m SSB Early Net Knights of Columbus
Bingo with prizes Knights of Columbus
22:30 03:30 40m SSB Late Net Knights of Columbus
Bingo with prizes Knights of Columbus
00:00 05:00 Knights of Columbus
Closes
 
00:00 05:00 75m SSB Late Net On Your Own
Saturday
2015-06-20
9:30 14:30 Mobile Shootout
Conducted by Rangemaster
Lon Martin, K0WJ
Field near KoC
12:00 17:00 Lunch Catered Knights of Columbus
12:25 17:25 Presentation by Skip Guenter K5SRG
"40m Late Net: Past, Present & Future""
Knights of Columbus
13:30 18:30 Annual Board Meeting
(open to all)
Knights of Columbus
Immediately
Following
Board
Meeting
Presidential Awards Presentation Knights of Columbus
Door Prize Raffle Knights of Columbus
Quilt Auction
(possible additional
member supplied items)
Knights of Columbus
16:45 21:45 Group Photo
(Photographer TBD)
Knights of Columbus
17:00 22:00 Banquet Dinner Catered Knights of Columbus
19:00 00:00 40m SSB Early Net Knights of Columbus
Bingo with prizes Knights of Columbus
21:00 02:00 75m SSB Early Net Knights of Columbus
Bingo with prizes Knights of Columbus
22:30 03:30 40m SSB Late Net Knights of Columbus
Bingo with prizes Knights of Columbus
00:00 05:00 Knights of Columbus
Closes
 
00:00 05:00 75m SSB Late Net On Your Own
Sunday
2015-06-21
09:00 14:00 Meet for Breakfast Together
(on your own)
Local Restaurant TBD
Immediately
Following
TN Eyeball Ends - 73 Have a safe trip home!
Cleanup - Please Help If You Can Knights of Columbus
Local times shown are Central Daylight Time (UTC-5)
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RAFFLE

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AUCTION

There was an auction consisting of personal items provided by Club members.  To participate, members brought the item, declared a reserve price that they must receive, and when the bidding was over the seller received his reserve price and anything received over that was donated to support the Eyeball.

The following items were listed before the Eyeball began:


EYEBALL 2015 QUILT

The 2015 Eyeball quilt was 68" x 82" (W x L), designed and made by Judy Higgins, wife of Jim, KB3PU.  The image below shows a relatively small lower resolution view of the quilt.  Click the quilt image below to see a much larger (1.7MB) view that you can zoom into to get a closer view of the stitching.

Click quilt image above to see a much larger (1.7MB) and more detailed view.

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EYEBALL QSL CARDS

Eyeball QSL cards were available at the Eyeball at very reasonable prices.

Eyeball 2015 QSL Card - front
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Some additional local information on the Nashville area can be found on the Nashville Chamber of Commerce website.


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