Prayers requested for two local hams

From WCARS President Scott McCabe, W4IYW:

“Please add Randy and Linda Harris (KI4VLW, KJ4CRL) to our prayers. Linda was hurt in a freak accident, resulting in a recovery time of six or more weeks and, Randy, as her husband, has extra duty as her nurse.”

More details as they come in . . .

2016 Hamfest Details . . . Volunteers needed!

This just in from WCARS Hamfest chairman Zach Thompson, KM4BLG.  See attached flyer.

Hard to believe the WCARS hamfest is just over 2 months away! We are looking forward to a great hamfest this year! This year’s hamfest will be held July 30, 2016 at the Haywood County Fairgrounds in Waynesville, NC! Remember that ticket sales are still going on! Tickets are just $5. Tables are $12 and covered spaces are $10. Our hamfest is great for the seasoned Elmer and new ham alike! We will also have VE testing! So if you want to upgrade your license or know someone who wants to get their ticket, come bWCARS Hamfest Flyer 2016y and see us at the Lake Junaluska Fire Dept during the hamfest! As always, feel free to email me with questions at this email address. Have a great memorial day and I hope to see everyone at the hamfest!

Zach says we still need club members to volunteer to help with the Hamfest.  If you can lend your time, contact him at


W4DCD’s mother has passed away

Please keep Dwight Danner and his family in your prayers.  The following info via WCARS President Scott McCabe, W4IYS:
This information from W5VE Ralph:
Dwight’s mother is not doing well after a heart attack and stroke and is
under Hospice care.
Dwight Danner’s (W4DCD ) mother passed away this morning at 0600, further information unknown,  I will keep everyone updated. Please keep their family in your thoughts and prayers.
Funeral service for Dwight’s mother will be a private one this Sunday with a Life Celebration at Foster Church on Hendersonville Road in April.  Groce Funeral Home will have info posted tomorrow.

Update from KF4PYX . . .

The following is directly from Tommie Justice, KF4PYX, via WCARS President Scott McCabe, W4IYS:

“Good news , Bad news……..The doctor office called and canceled my bypass surgery from Friday morning ( 22nd) until Wednesday morning (27th) 5:30AM arrival time and 7:30 by pass surgery time.   The anticipation continues, stomach has been tied in knots for last day or so. Will have to stay in Quarantine till then which is hard to do.   The reason for the change is the impending snow storm. We had all the bases covered but believe the choice made will be the best. Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers. Will try to keep you posted.”

KF4PYX requesting prayers

Hi all:
This message received by Randy KI4VLW, and sent to you re: WCARS club
member KF4PYX, Tommie Justice
73 ~ N4SET Steve, Treasurer, WCARS
—–Original Message—–
Sent: Fri, Jan 15, 2016 2:20 pm
Subject: Tommie update
 Wednesday, the 13th.
We went to Memorial Mission hospital and they did a catheterization of
his  heart. He was on Plavix and had to wait until all of it was out of
his body and they are planning to do 4-5 by-passes at the end of next
week. They kept him over night to de-sentize him of aspirin with small
doses of aspirin and increasing the dose every 30 min from 9pm until
12.  We came home around 6PM on Thursday.   He will be on an aspirin a
day for the rest of his living days.
The doctors office was supposed to call us  on Friday (today) and let us
know the exact time and day next week to be there for the by-passes.
Until then he can’t be in any crowds, no lifting, no bending, no
greens(eating) no going outside if tempt is below 40 degrees, no
driving. Only walking around in the house.
We desire your prayers that GOD’S WILL BE DONE.