Sunday, April 2, 2017

2 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.   

 NC Scout:
Options for the squad radio and local communications infrastructure plus how to make the most of a CB radio: 2:15 - 3:15
Round Table hosted by NC Scout starting at 3:15 
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



  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.