The Monthly Claremont Amateur Radio Swap Meet has turned out to be quite an event for us GOTAhams. We will have a booth set up to promote our club offering free donuts and coffee. We will also have an HF station set up for you to operate or maybe test that new antenna you just purchased at the meet. This is a reoccurring event every third Saturday of the month, except in the month of December. Granite Creek Community Church, 1580 N. Claremont Blvd, Claremont, CA 91711 – 6am – 11am
In light of recent events the GOTAhams will be taking steps during this and other club functions to supply some of the items/tools to limit the spread of “communicable” diseases. We have purchased a portable hand washing station, anti-bacterial soap, disposable towels, sanitary wipes, hand sanitizer and will be changing our food handling methods.
- HANDS, Wash them often
- ELBOW, Cough into it
- FEET, Stay more than 3 ft apart
- FACE, Don’t touch it
- FEEL sick? Stay home
I would like to point out that the swap meet and most GOTAhams functions are very small groups reducing the likelihood of exposure to communicable illnesses. Each person will need to consider their own willingness to risk exposure.
The way my personal math works for risk is: I live in a state of nearly 40,000,000 people, the last count I saw was about 360 Covid-19 patients, 6 fatal? well that adds up to a risk of .000009 % Hmmm? I really think I can walk around outside!
We lose somewhere around 17 to 25 patients per hour to other influenza’s, I believe that might get a slightly higher consideration, along with the automobile that claims about 110 lives daily in the US? (where are my car keys?)
Another consideration would be, “How many people do I know that travel outside the US?” For me it’s none, for my wife, maybe six? In her case five of those are still in Italy, the other hasn’t traveled for several years. My risk still appears nearly zero.
So, Stop, Focus, turn off and ignore the “IDIOT Screen” and consider YOUR true risks. For those of you that feel healthy, have considered your true risks and enjoy the social aspects of not just the Club but Life, join us at our usual events. In the case that you are not feeling well? Please stay home (as I have done several times) get well and we’ll see you at the next event.