Several members of the Radio Club of Tacoma also participate in the NW 3870 AM Group. The following is from Rick, KB7RIK:
The W7JHS-inspired Northwest 3870 AM Group's Winterfest West 2017 will be held in Mineral, Washington, at the Mineral Neighborhood Christian Center located at 127 Mineral Road North, across the street from Dick and Leslee's house (same as in past years). Doors will open Friday morning January 27, 2017 at 9 AM. We can have the facility until mid-afternoon on Saturday at which point tables must be broken down and chairs rearranged for Sunday morning church services. Help with this is always appreciated!
Thursday night remains pizza-night-at-the-Headquarters Tavern in Mineral--we will begin gathering there around 5:30 pm. FRIDAY is the BIG day for our event with swapping and chatting in the morning. AND, NEW THIS YEAR, because many attendees can't stay late enough for dinner at dinner time, we will be serving an EARLY POTLUCK MEAL beginning at 1 PM. This year's meal will feature an Italian motif (spaghetti). Anyone with questions concerning what pot luck dishes to bring should contact Joy and/or Leslee, but they will probably tell you to bring what you like. Food will continue to be available into the evening in case we get hungry after gorging ourselves at 1 pm. As always, there will be a morning meal on Saturday.
Some thoughts and answers to anticipated questions. Same as last year, no cussin', drinkin' (alcohol), or smokin' (smokin's ok outside in the parking lot).
We won't have access to the facility until Friday morning and there can't be any sleeping over inside the facility. RV's will be ok overnight Thursday and Friday in the church parking lot--sorry, no hookups.
Coffee will be ready when the doors open Friday morning. It's ok with us if you bring donuts and rolls!
Admission and tables are free, BUT a donation to pay for facility rent continues to be NEEDED and APPRECIATED. Any money collected over basic event expenses will be given, via the church, to needy families in the Mineral area.
A last thought about the tables we will be using--they remain basically new and unmarred (everyone has done a good job in past years). If you think your equipment might scratch them, bring something to put between your gear and the table tops.
Questions and comments can be directed to: