A couple of local promotions: 2 different local promotions going on!
Kelvin LaClarence Tatum said he would give free haircuts to the public on December 24th, if people stopped the gun violence from now until the 23rd. That is located at Betties Barber and Braiding at 2411 N Court st in Rockford
Deon Freeman is promoting a $1.79 a gallon of gas at the Citgo at 4315 Auburn st in Rockford, from 5 PM until 7:30 PM
Rockford Scanner.Rockford’s Leading Online News Site!
Santa and Mrs. Claus and two of their elves made a early Christmas visit to RFD today via a non-stop flight on UPS Airlines from the North Pole. They delivered gifts to approx 100 children as part of the Annual RFD/Toys For Tots Santa Flight. Other sponsors included The USMC Reserve, UPS and UPS Airlines, the Rockford Police Dept, The RFD Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Dept and OSF Aviation.
RS fan Crystal sent us the following video and information.
Her husband and her rescued some baby ducks from the drainage ditch near the Target on 173 yesterday. After rescuing the baby ducks, the Winnebago County Sheriff office arrived on scene and transported the baby ducks to their mother.
She sent us the following: “My husband and I crawled down in the sewer at the Target on 173 in Machesney Park and rescued baby ducks! We saw a duck frantically running around and we got out and heard the little chirps down in the sewer! My girls were so proud of us! Some of the shoppers thought we were committing a crime and next thing we knew the Winnebago Sheriffs were watching us as we climbed out of the sewer. We explained and showed them the ducks we put in a box that we rescued. The Sheriffs helped us locate the Mama duck and reunite the little adorable duck family!”
If you fly your quad-copter (AKA: Drones) I would love to see those videos! Note: Just be sure to call the RFD tower to request flight clearance if you are within 5 miles of the airport. They do grant clearance all the time to quad-copter pilots. The RFD tower number is: 815-484-5312
Good morning everyone. I wanted to remind everyone there are two events this morning that involves several people walking and running.
The first event is the Pink Heals Winnebago 3rd Annual 5K Fun Run/Walk. That is being held at Martin Park at 8am. http://www.pinkhealswinnebago.org/
The other is a road race that is starting at 9 am Paws for a Cause 5K Race. It is a 5k road race. Which means there will probably be a lot of people on or near the roads nearby. It starts at Sportscore One on Elmwood at 9am. I was unable to find a map of their route.
Locations: Northern Illinois ARES/SKYWARN Laona Heights Forest Preserve 15402 Anderson Road, Durand, IL
Rockford Amateur Radio Association VFW in Roscoe 11385 2nd St, Roscoe, IL
Everyone is welcome to attend
Field Day is ham radio’s open house.
Every June, more than 40,000 hams throughout North America set up temporary transmitting stations in public places to demonstrate ham radio’s science, skill and service to our communities and our nation.
It combines public service, emergency preparedness, community outreach, and technical skills all in a single event. Field Day has been an annual event since 1933, and remains the most popular event in ham radio.
ARRL Field Day is the single most popular on-the-air event held annually in
the US and Canada. On the fourth weekend of June of each year, more than
35,000 radio amateurs gather with their clubs, groups or simply with friends to
operate from remote locations.
Field Day is a picnic, a campout, practice for emergencies, an informal contest
and, most of all, FUN!
It is a time where many aspects of Amateur Radio come together to highlight our many roles. While some will treat
it as a contest, other groups use the opportunity to practice their emergency response capabilities. It is an excellent
opportunity to demonstrate Amateur Radio to the organizations that Amateur Radio might serve in an emergency, as well as the general public. For many clubs, ARRL Field Day is one of the highlights of their annual calendar.
The contest part is simply to contact as many other stations as possible and to learn to operate our radio gear in
abnormal situations and less than optimal conditions.
We use these same skills when we help with events such as marathons and bike-a-thons; fund-raisers such as walka-thons;celebrations such as parades; and exhibits at fairs, malls and museums — these are all large, preplanned,non-emergency activities.
But despite the development of very complex, modern communications systems — or maybe because they ARE so
complex — ham radio has been called into action again and again to provide communications in crises when it really
matters. Amateur Radio people (also called “hams”) are well known for our communications support in real disaster
and post-disaster situations.
What is the ARRL?
The American Radio Relay League is the national association for Amateur Radio in the USA, representing over
170,000 FCC-licensed Amateurs. The ARRL is the primary source of information about what is going on in ham
radio. It provides books, news, support and information for individuals and clubs, special events, continuing education classes and other benefits for its members.
What is Amateur Radio
Often called “ham radio,” the Amateur Radio Service has been around for a century. In that time, it’s grown into a
worldwide community of licensed operators using the airwaves with every conceivable means of communications
technology. Its people range in age from youngsters to grandparents. Even rocket scientists and a rock star or two
are in the ham ranks. Most, however, are just normal folks like you and me who enjoy learning and being able to
transmit voice, data and pictures through the air to unusual places, both near and far, without depending on
The Amateur Radio frequencies are the last remaining place in the usable radio spectrum where you as an individual can develop and experiment with wireless communications. Hams not only can make and modify their equipment, but can create whole new ways to do things.
For More Information visit: www.arrl.org
FORD TRI-MOTOR TOUR
Recall the energy, passion, and excitement of the Roaring ’20s by flying aboard the Ford Tri-Motor. Known as the first luxury airliner, the Ford Tri-Motor redefined world travel and marked the beginning of commercial flight.
All ticket proceeds support the Experimental Aircraft Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to sharing The Spirit of Aviation with everyone. Our tour stops are hosted by volunteers who are passionate about sharing the Ford Tri-Motor’s stories.
We invite families to visit and learn all about our aircraft and our organization. Viewing the aircraft is free, so be sure to bring your camera along.