The donations of audio-visual equipment to CMSARA have continued! New member John Struemph K1JHS recently donated two vintage commercial television video cameras and control units to the Association. “We greatly appreciate the support of great hams like John,” said President McKay N5DU. Frank Howell K4FMH added, “The standard definition quality of broadcast television back in the 1980s era was cutting edge at the time. John’s donation was used to barter for a current High-Definition video camera by Canon.” Special Events Coordinator Mike Flanagan WM5A said, “This was the missing piece in our ability to record high quality video from our monthly speakers and our special events activities. It could not have come at a better time!”.
John K1JHS is a current member of the Board of Directors of the Jackson Amateur Radio Club and an ardent DXer. John said, “This equipment has been in storage for a few years so I was very happy to answer the call when I found out that CMSARA was in need of adding video equipment to the other donations it has received from the membership.“
WM5A has donated a video camera tripod to use with the new Canon VIXIA HF-20 camera. The Association is purchasing a wireless microphone system to give good quality audio to CMSARA video recordings so that the final video product can be posted on the Association’s website through it’s Youtube Channel.
President McKay added, “All donations to the Central Mississippi Amateur Radio Association qualify as potential tax deductions to 501c3 non-profit corporations. We hope that others will follow suit to assist CMSARA in its other projects, especially our need to install our new Yaesu Fusion DR1X repeater on a new tower site this Fall.” The Association has a PayPal button on the website to facilitate such donations. Interested donors can also call the Association at 601-345-1654 for more details.