Member: Sandy Fraser (1950 - 2022)

Sandy Moseley Fraser passed away at the age of 72 on September 29, 2022 in Colorado Springs. Sandy was born in Neillsville Wisconsin on January 24th, 1950.  She grew up on a dairy farm near Hixton, Wi.  Her first years of schooling were in a one-room school house then many hours riding the bus into Alma Center.  After graduating from Lincoln High school in 1968 she attended Wisconsin Technical College of La Crosse Wi. Sandy moved to Colorado Springs in October 1972 arriving in a ‘blizzard’ of a snow storm.

She and Don met each other in the Growing Edge class of First Presbyterian Church of Colorado Springs. Their first date was on Friday October 13th 1978, and they were married on Saturday, October 13th, 1979. During the early years of their marriage, she continued working as a Medical Assistant to several doctors.

Don and Sandy welcomed their first son, Dan, in 1981 and second son Tom, in 1984. When Tom started school, Sandy returned to work this time at Mountain Ridge Middle School as an Administrative Assistant. Sandy retired from working in 2008 for medical reasons.

Don & Sandy enjoyed many adventures together over the years.  Their first cruise went from Seattle WA to Ketchikan AK and back on the Pacific Princess aka “The Love Boat” and included a stopover in Vancouver to enjoy the 1986 ‘World’s Fair’.  Their last adventure was a year ago to the Amana Colonies in Iowa in their RV with the Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) Amateur Radio Club (ARC).  As RVer’s, they also belonged to the Good Sams Hammin Sams Chapter (and ARC).

In 2012 Sandy, welcomed to our family her daughter-in-law Katie Muir who married Tom. In 2016, Sandy became a grandmother for the first time when her grandson Emmett was born. In 2020, Sandy became a grandmother again when her granddaughter Haley was born.

Sandy enjoyed many things in life, including spending time with her beautiful family and many friends, and being a die-hard Packers fan. She enjoyed traveling by car, in their RV or on a cruise ship. She enjoying the slots of Cripple Creek, Black Hawk, casinos along the way, and aboard a cruise ships.

Sandy is preceded in her death by her dad Robert Moseley, her mother Verna Moseley, brother Fred Moseley, and sister-in-law Joyce Gower Moseley. Sandy is survived by her husband, Don, her brother Bob, her son Dan, and her son Tom and his wife Katie and their two children Emmett and Haley, and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

 

Her service is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct 5th at 11AM MT at the First Pres Church, 219 E Bijou St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903-1303, enter through east door. Service will be live streamed starting a few minutes before 11AM MT at:

 https://connect.haivision.com/organizations/f6d12248-1be2-4a79-b629-8c7a14b73c7a/embed/d712f0a2-11d6-4c91-bca0-257c1ae1f244

(Note from Webmaster: This is an immediate and temporary announcement to be moved to our Silent Keys page in the near future.)

A Little About Our Chapter

We are the Amateur Radio Chapter (ARC) of the

Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA),

a 501(c)(7) non-charitable nonprofit corporation​.

This chapter enables our members to use their recreational vehicles and radio equipment to enjoy the fellowship of friends with common interests, i.e. RVing and Amateur Radio.  Our Amateur Radio activities enable us to keep in contact on a daily basis from around the nation be it from our house or our recreational vehicle. 

To join or Sign-In go to the page:

Member

HamCation 2023

February 10-12 th

We normally get there on Wednesday (8th) and camp for four nights.  Please try and join us! It is always a lot of fun.

For more information go to:

HamCation 2023

See ARC Attendees List

2022 Fall Campout

Organizers: The Hamilton’s and the Blackstock’s
WHAT: Texas Campout
WHEN: November 4-7, 2022
WHERE: Fredericksburg RV Park
305 E. HWY Street
Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
(830) 990-9582

 

See: 2022 Fall Campout for details

FMCA Amateur Radio Chapter Spring Rally 2023

Save the Date and Join Us!  Mar 20 - 24
Rally begins at 3:00 pm Monday Mar 20.
Meet in the Hayes House.

Make Camp Reservations NOW!

aka: KOA Journey
1619 US 280 East
Americus, GA 31709
Phone: (800) 562-5805
 
Rally CO-Hosts:
Larry (N7LWD) & Karla (K4KLD) Dayhuff
Bill (W4WWB) and Barbara (KM4NXE) Burgner
 
 

2022 QTR 2 Transmitter Available

Members: go to the website page 
to get it!

2022 QTR 3 Articles Due By October 15

Articles to be included in the next Transmitter need to be submitted to our editor, Carole (KB7VWA) at

wrightquest2 at gmail dot com

Please volunteer your articles so that the Transmitter represents your involvement in the

FMCA Amateur Radio Chapter

FMCA Amateur Radio Chapter Early Summer Rally 2023

Save the Date and Join Us! 
Saturday, May 13 thru Wednesday, May 17, 2023
Make Camp Reservations NOW!
 
1000 Lakeside Park Drive
St. Peters, MO  63376
Phone: (636) 387-5253
 
Rally CO-Hosts:
John (WB9FHL) and Jana (N9PBF) Bechtoldt
Dennis (WA0YPC) and Janet Dugan
 
 
 

Member's Home and Mobile Locations with Open Street Maps


Members: Sign In and go to Member->Location Gmaps to change your position on the Map above or run an APRS app.
A Red Icon means that the plotted position is located at the member's Home QTH as recorded in the membership database.
A Green Icon means that the plotted position is away from the Home QTH with a duration value greater than zero days.
A Yellow Icon means that the plotted position is about to be replotted back to the Home QTH due to lack of position updates.
A Blue Icon means that the Zip Code could not be found in the Database and is plotted in the Gulf of Mexico to indicate attention needed. 
A Black Icon is plotted to indicate the Geographical Center of the US and is the crossing point for the NW, SW, SE, & NE area lines. 
A White Icon represents the Centroid of all Member's plotted positions in five major regions include US, NW, SW, SE, & NE.

 About Concrete5 CMS

This is a Concrete5 Content Management System (CMS) website that we are using for our website maintenance and membership management .  This system will help with individual member contributions to website content along with the Membership Manager functions of membership database management, roster listings, and member emailing.

Individual members can be given permission to edit certain areas of the website directly.  This can help with maintaining content of the website for areas such as rallies, net schedules, hamfests, member projects, and/or good will functions.  As a member, if you would like to contribute content to the website, please contact the Webmaster.

Each member (or the Membership Manager) will be able to check their own status and update their data to keep the membership database current.  Members will also be able to get the current roster of all members as the database is updated.  Only the Membership Manager will be able to update the 'Dues Paid Through' time and the 'Transmitter Mailing' qualification since the Membership Manager is the one that receives the money for those functions.  Please contact the Membership Manager via email or telephone if you need help updating your account data.

Notes from Web Master

Change Log:

2021-12-23:  Update the debian operating system to Bullseye (Debian 11) and the concrete5 version to concrete5-8.5.7. 
2020-12-06:  Add ARCApplication.pdf file as an attachment to the Dues Expiring emails for December and January.
2020-11-28:  Add Open Street Maps to replace Google Maps (Google is charging for use of Maps now)
2019-12-07:  Move the website to a Virtual Private Server (1&1 INONO) and upgrade to concrete5 8.5.2. 
2019-05-30:  Added a download link for member's APRS position log (track) on 'Post Location' page. 
2019-04-05:  Allow only Chapter Officers to generate the membership mail list.
2019-03-17:  Added Rocks Painting page to projects.
2018-04-02:  Start Major Upgrade to Concrete5 from 5.6.3.2 to 8.4.0 and PHP 7.1.17; Some old functions dropped and new ones added.
2017-04-24:  Added downloadable Roster for NetLog program.
2015-03-16:  Added new sort routines for Roster plus added Call-Name Roster for Net Control Stations.
2015-02-09:  Upgraded Concrete5 from 5.6.1.2 to 5.6.3.2.
2014-09-27:  Changed PHP version from 5.2 to 5.5.
2014-03-24:  Added new Chapter Officers elected at Spring Rally, Perry GA.
2013-12-31:  Modified Member Data Entry form to be similar to hard copy Application form.
2013-12-28:  Added Conditional Member Status Category.
2013-11-25:  Added an automated eMail notification for Chapter Dues (due and/or expiring).
2013-11-20:  Added an automated eMail notification for QTH Map data expiring.
2013-10-31:  Added a time control element to the QTH Map. The member enters the time duration for their Location.
2013-05-11:  Added Page to allow Members to Update their GPS data more easily, go to Member->Member Location.
2013-05-07:  Upgraded Concrete5 CMS Version from 5.5.2.1 to 5.6.1.2.
2012-08-23:  Home (red) & Mobile (green) Icons now displayed in the Google Map and Google Earth Views.
2012-08-23:  Member Lat/Lon Position parameter added to database for mobile QTH tracking.
2012-08-22:  Member Join Date added to database.
2012-08-21:  Added Signed-in Member Bearing & Distance to Viewed Member within View Account.
2012-08-16:  Added Market Place Page for Members to post items for Sale or items Wanted.
2012-08-07:  Sign In Page moved to a Secure Socket Layer (SSL) page to protect usernames and passwords.
2012-07-28:  New Site went off Beta Trial to Live Site.
2012-07-21:  New Concrete5 CMS and User Management System (UMS) Website (beta trial).