Ok everyone, I have learned that the local Apache Tribe is protesting up there. Apparently they have been up there for a few weeks now and it's unknown when they will be departing.
The word from the Ranger Station is that the Campground is packed at times, especially on the weekends.
Our club, being an Amateur Radio Club, isn't going to get involved with the protest. Yes some of us agree with it, some don't, and but we all agree that they have the Constitutional right to protest as they see fit.
We will be camping out on the 27th and 28th at Oak Flats. I will be taking Friday the 27th off and heading up just after noon. I will try to get a decent size campsite if possible. We usually try to get the first stie on the left as you enter the campground, but sometimes we choose the open grassy area on the right because there is more room.
We normally do not have meetings during these two months. Reason behind it is because of the Holidays. We realize that not everyone will be in the Valley. But it's also due to the fact that our normal meeting nights are actually on the Holidays or very close to it. This year for example, the Fourth Thursdays fall on both Thanksgiving AND Christmas. I doubt that many of you would show up to our meetings on these nights.
Our school's clubs fair [at Phoenix Country Day] is on Thursday of this week [September 15th, 2014] and I was wondering if you or any of the club members would be interested in coming over to operate. The fair starts at 9:00 and runs for about an hour.
If you're interested let me know.
PS I'm out of the country right now (at Oxford for a conference) but other club members will be running the booth.