Sunday, April 2, 2017

1 Month Notice: 11th NC PATCON May 31st - June 5th 2017


 INPUT, please!

Event will follow schedule of the PATCON before and will be updated as events/speakers/classes/sponsors/raffle items are added. (See below)

10th NC PATCON September 28 - October 3rd 2016



  Southern Manners Are Expected From all.  As my mother would say, if you can't say anything nice about someone, don't say anything at all.  Thank you. :)

 Under 7, free
  7-12, $14
  13 and up, $25

Includes world famous East Carolina *Pig Pickin' on Saturday!   
*Chopped pork, Southern fried chicken, black eyed peas, string beans, baked beans, rolls, tea, water and banana pudding.

If you are planning to attend the October PATCON,  please remit your fees ASAP, but NLT 17 May.  Please send check to Cape Carteret address below.  I do not deposit checks until the week before and I would appreciate all remit funds now.  Thank you.

Brock Townsend
319 Holly Lane
Cape Carteret, NC 28584

The funds will be used for seating, tables, porta potties, Eastern North Carolina Barbecue with all the trimmings, equipment and tent. We would like to encourage company sponsors to donate money for this event. Any company donating $50 or more will be listed as a sponsor on the website and at the PATCON.

Free camping Wednesday - Sunday.

  No animals, please, as my Peacock is more than sufficient to annoy all but me.:)

The PATCON will be held at
*94 Roberson School Rd

Tarboro, NC 27886 

*Use the front entrance for those camping. As you cross the second set of cattle guards, camp to the right in the area with fruit trees alongside the fence and a fire pit in the middle.  For those not camping,  come in the side entrance by the graveyard and parking will be in the area of the two tobacco barns.



CADD Graphics  

 Dr. Dan's Freedom Forum

Dr. Dan's Freedom Forum Radio Podcast Artwork Image

 Dr. Dan's Freedom Forum Radio


Saturday's Schedule

Meet and Greet Until 11:00

 Michael Downing: Welcome and Introduction 11:00 to 11:15


Tom Green of the Alamance County Rangers 11:15 to 12:15:  

Hands on training session on compass and map work using the USGS map 7.5 minute quad map Wayah Bald referenced in the serialized story "The Patrol" by Dan Morgan. The objective is to learn how to locate UTM positions on a map using appropriate map-tools and navigating between them by compass bearings.  Along with this will be quick demo on pace counter beads with a measured 100 meter section to check your pace count.  This is the bare minimum basics to learn before moving on to Land Navigation Training. 

*FM transmitter to broadcast podcasts from Forward Observer and Radio Free Redoubt  to demonstrate low power FM as clandestine radio communication. Pirate box wireless router serving up pictures, documents and videos. Handheld scanner to set up as demo and  100 meter walking line for pace counting down driveway.


Cousin John Blessing 12:15   


Pig Pickin': 12:15 to 1:15



Tom Green of the Alamance County Rangers  and NC Scout 1:15 to 2:15

How to use an SDR to quickly find locally active frequencies of interest, put into a scanner, and collect/monitor those signal activities.  Will have a large screen TV to view the SDR signals and a PowerPoint presentation on collecting and reporting monitoring results for later analysis.  All presented in the format of an imaginary mission where you have a reason to be looking for and reporting signal activity.  
Once the attendees have had a chance to hands on with land nav and scanning, they'll get a live fire of transmitting directionally, from an OP to another OP we will set up, and a QRP NVIS demo. This should tie everything together, and the attendees will get a chance to do the stuff they've been reading about.   

*ADDED:  Audience participation mapping out their neighborhoods using white boards.


Safetalker: Neighborhood Protection Teams 2:15 - 2:45
 NC Scout:
Options for the squad radio and local communications infrastructure plus how to make the most of a CB radio: 2:45 - 3:45
Round Table hosted by NC Scout starting at 3:45 
EMP, radiation and organizing Neighborhood Protection Teams plus anything else. 


Saturday's Raffle After Roundtable

                                                          My M44: You'll like it! :) 

 Izzy M44 1947 with laminate stock. Good example of Post-War improved quality rifle with higher polish bluing. Beautiful refurb. An excellent shooter, holds about 2 inches at 50 yards off hand scopeless. Behind the 1943 M44, this year is the second rarest year with only ~120,000 made. It has a shiny bore and shoots great with a low wall receiver. All numbers match except floor plate has been force matched. Not counter bored. With cleaning kit, ammo pouch and case. The brake has to be removed for the bayonet to be extended.Winner can have the NC PATCON Logo as above (CADD Graphics) engraved on the condition that the rifle will not be sold.

Donated by NC PATCON




Baofeng UV 5R

 Frequency Range: 136-174 / 400-479.995 MHz. Latest firmware installed.
Metallic upgraded, durable housing. English user manual included.
Upgraded bright & easy to read two-color LED display for 2013.
US Female voice.
More enhanced construction and features than previous UV-5R models.

Donated By NC Scout



500 rounds of CCI 9mm ammo.

Donated by Tom Green 



  500 rounds Federal .223 FMJ

Two copies of AFOC

Above two donated By Peter of WRSA  



  1. I've got to make it this year!!

    1. Filthy lucre is accepted at any time. :) The last notice got deleted somehow, so yours is the only comment view-able at this time.

  2. Sponsor, schedule and raffle update.

  3. Sending money in this week.... THanks for all you do Brock!!


    1. Great and thank you. I won't see my mail until next Tuesday anyway.

  4. Received funds from Ron Newman, AH Zucker, Anthony Barley, Glenn Zemanek, Donald Bradshaw, David and Lucy DeGerolamo and Dan Eichenbaum. I thank you.

  5. Received fees from John Henderson and Papa76. Thank you.

  6. Mailing check for one tomorrow (17th) AM, unless you say time is up already ...

  7. I'm sorry I'm late with sending my check out for 11th PATCON for June. I have myself coming and one other person.

    1. That's fine and look forward to meeting you. Thanks.

  8. Received from Robnet Kearns PATCON fee and a generous donation. Thank you, Sir.

  9. Two additional items added to the raffle kindness of Peter.

  10. Received PATCON funds and a generous contribution from Peter White.

  11. Received funds from NC Scout, Jesse James and friend. Thanks.

  12. Received funds from Cousin John Pippin, Richard Strasser plus Barry Croft and friend. Thanks you.

  13. Is it too late to attend at this late date? I and one other are interested in attending Saturday. I live up in the Currituck area. Totally understand if you don't have enough meals ordered. We would be happy to pay for the lunch regardless of whether you have enough food for us or not.

    1. Thank you and since I leave here Tuesday, I doubt you could get it to me by then, so if you're coming to camp on Friday or before, that would work as I could change the headcount Friday. Thanks and let me know what you think. We would certainly appreciate your attendance.

  14. Is it too late to attend at this late date? I and one other are interested in attending. Understand if there isn't enough food ordered to cover us and would be happy to pay the meal cost regardless of whether you have enough for us or not.

    1. Thank you and since I leave here Tuesday, I doubt you could get it to me by then, so if you're coming to camp on Friday or before, that would work as I could change the headcount Friday. Thanks and let me know what you think. We would certainly appreciate your attendance.

  15. Brock, don't know if you will see this before you leave tomorrow. We were planning on just attending the Saturday event so are unable to come down Friday or earlier this week. I know you don't know me from "Adam", but am committed to attend on Saturday with one other guy. We are meeting another friend who has attended previous PATCON's and is encouraging us to attend on Saturday. Hopefully you will take a chance on us and include us in your Saturday lunch headcount, or if not won't turn us away if we come down regardless. We are happy to pay the $25 each whether we eat or not. Best Regards

    1. Thanks and who will you be accompanying who has attended previous PATCONS and what names may I use for the reservations of you and your friend? Thank you.

    2. Checking the list again, Are the three of you definitely coming and want meals ordered?

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  17. Sorry, Ben Barnhill and Ryan Vincent coming down on Saturday.

    Wynn Parkinson attended previous PATCON and is meeting us there on Saturday. He is already paid.

  18. It didn't look like it until this week, but I'll be able to attend, Brock. I'll pay my chit upon arrival, and apologies for the late notice.
    Looking forward to seeing everyone!

    1. Good deal! What day will you arrive?

      You're movin' on up
      To the east side
      To a deluxe apartment in the sky.
      Movin' on up
      To the east side
      I finally got a piece of the pie. :)

  19. Please add me to your list of notification!! Me e-mail address is
    Allen Runyon

    1. Certainly and the Fall PATCON will be the first weekend in October.