The 26th Tour of the White Mountains Bike Race was Saturday, October 1, 2022, in Pinetop -Lakeside. There were 1046 participants and each one rode their pre-registered course. (50, 35, 30 or 9 miles) It was another successful race enjoyed by many in our beautiful mountains!
We want to thank Kachina ARC members along with other ham operators who provided radio communications for the event. Mike Elders – AD7W, Don -AG7OS & Darlene – KJ7JMC Roberts, June Apedaile – KF7KVV, Steve Lane – KY7K, Randy Beecroft -W7RJB, George Meyer – W7AGM, Greg Peters -W9GRG & Marie Mortensen -N7SKS.
Members of the Kachina Club provided radio communications at several checkpoints for the White Mountain Tango Endurance Ride held September 16-17, 2022 in Vernon. This was a timed 50 mile ride each day. A veterinarian was there to check the horses at the several mandatory times. The weather was perfect and the people were friendly and thanked us over and over for our help.
A big “Thank you” to: Jim Hagan – KE5PZ, Bill Turley – KJ7GYH, Mike Lackey – KB7VMG, June Apedaile – KF7KVV, Mike Abernathy – NM3S, Manny – W7AZE & Lynn Rodrigue, Randy Beecroft – W7RJB, Jim Mortensen – W7AZY and Marie Mortensen – N7SKS.
TECHNICIAN CLASS TO BE OFFERED IN OCTOBER. This is an 18 hour class for those without any background knowledge. If anyone you know is interested in getting their technician license, please let them know about this class.
Work is underway to build the new Chevelon Butte repeater. This repeater will be part of the new Navajo Link repeater network providing coverage for most of the White Mountain/Navajo County area. The work day was held on April 29 with the following participants:
Kevin Parmenter, KG5Q
Jim Mortensen, W7AZY
Dennis Mills, WA7ZZT
Steve Herron, AG7GD
Bill Turley, KJ7GYH
Here are a few pictures of the project and the team at work:
Here is a picture of the nearly complete site, showing the solar panels and antennas in place.