3905 Century Club 




Eyeball 2019 Newark Delaware

With 121 days to put it together I can safely say that our eyeball in Newark Delaware was successful. Did it have some bumps in the road, absolutely! I will say that this was a true test of what being an amateur radio operator is all about. We had obstacles and we came together as a team to overcome them. We got on the air, we met some really nice people, but most of all there was loads of fun and at the end of the day that is what the eyeball is all about.

I can honestly say it was a pleasure to meet so many new people which opened the opportunity for new travel destinations and to forge new lifelong, bonding friendships. This eyeball was a big learning experience in my life, I learned how to let things go. As a young new ham my views and the way I see things may be different from someone else’s but it does not mean there has to be an absolute one way solution, and in reality when things happen that you can’t control you just have to let it go and work on the things that you can. 

One of the highlights for me was having the opportunity to operate Delaware portable with two legends of the 3905 Century club. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity happened on Saturday night. At my station I had the opportunity to host N2OCW and N2XTT.  To hear Peter throw his call sign in his signature voice, Norway 2 x-ray tango tango and to hear Larry and his thunderous voice at my station may never happen again in life for me however, I had to get a picture of them which can be seen on Facebook because both are true pioneers of this club. I want to personally thank both of them for coming to hang out with me.

In conclusion, I have to thank every single person that showed up with a willingness to help in anyway they could. I want to thank the YL’s and XYL’s for making sure we ate well and Providing loads of laughter, fun and entertainment! I want to thank those who were advisers to me throughout this process, those who brought door prizes, those who brought special gifts for various people, and my YL for making sure I stayed calm cool and collected.

Last but not least I have to thank our president Dean N7XG for pressing his way over 2700 miles to be with us. I don’t think he knows how his presence alone solidified this year’s eyeball and I want to thank you for making the sacrifice to come. 

Keon KE3HAY- 2019 Eyeball Host