Greg Speyrer – ke5deu, recently became a “Rare One” of New Orleans Member. Greg is a New Orleans Resident and a Amateur Extra Class Operator. He has many interests in life from amateur radio to scuba diving. In addition, he serves as a volunteer diver with the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas. Greg is also a member of the Jefferson Amateur Radio Club. We all welcome Greg aboard and hope you will meet him on the airways on 40 Meter or in the Shark Tank!
The “Rare Ones” of New Orleans wish to congratulate Randy Everman, NN4G, on earning his Associate Membership to the Rare Ones of New Orleans. We appreciate Randy’s support of the Rare Ones! Randy is also active on the 7.240 Club Net.
Rudy, N5YIC is the latest member to join the ranks of the “Rare Ones” of New Orleans. He is a active and popular amateur radio operator within the Greater New Orleans Area. Rudy is a rare sight in New Orleans since he is frequently traveling in his truck cruising around town. So it is a rare sighting if you catch a glimpse of the newest “Rare One” Road Runner Rudy!
Rudy is a constant fixture in the New Orleans Amateur Radio Community. He can often be found holding court at the local Dot’s Dinner with his friend and colleagues!
Jimmy ” the Alligator” Villar, WA5HOD and Mark “the LSU Tiger” Poche, N5GFK resigned, in good standing, from the “Rare Ones” of New Orleans effective September 18, 2018. The “Rare Ones” of New Orleans extends their gratitude to both Jimmy and Mark for participating in the activities of the Rare Ones of New Orleans over the past 18 months. Jimmy and Mark both have extensive family obligations at this time, and wish the “Rare Ones” and all the extended amateur radio family their best regards in the future.
Kenny Soniat – N5QYX is the newest member of the “Rare Ones” of New Orleans. Kenny is a life long resident of the Greater New Orleans area and appreciates the opportunity promote the City of New Orleans and the Audubon Zoo through his activities as a member of the “Rare Ones”. Kenny is an avid football fan and loves to fish in the costal marshes of Louisiana. His bio can be found here: Meet the Rare Ones
The Rare Ones of New Orleans recently met for a casual luncheon and business social. Everyone attended to celebrate the contributions to the Rare Ones from Dale, Harry and LJ upon their resignations. Friendship and Camaraderie were in order and all enjoyed a wonderful lunch at the Common Grounds Coffeehouse and Cafe.
Stay tuned for the reveal of new members of the Rare Ones of New Orleans.
On July 15th, Harry Rees -W5IR and John Garafola – W5FLY resigned, in good standing, from the Rare Ones of New Orleans. Additionally, Dale Budenski – K5NQ has resigned, in good standing, from the Rare Ones of New Orleans effective August 8th.
Resurrecting the Rare Ones of New Orleans as the 3rd Generation has been quite an experience. From the nightly QSO’s to the most recent Special Event Activity Celebrating the 300 year anniversary of the founding of the City of New Orleans, the Rare Ones of New Orleans achieved it’s primary mission to promote the City of New Orleans, the Audubon Zoo, and gentlemen like conduct on the Amateur Radio HF Bands. We wish Harry, John and Dale all the best in their future endeavors.
In the following weeks, the Rare Ones of New Orleans will announce new members so stay tuned and enjoy your favorite New Orleans cocktail!