Friday, June 30, 2017

Last Call: 1 Month Notice: 12th NC PATCON October 4th - October 9th 2017 

John Ainsworth: A Moral and Just Cause/ The Face of a Freedom Fighter  


Cousin John: "Hog I cooked for Our SCV Camp picnic in June."



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

11th NC PATCON May 31st - June 5th 2017



  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 13 September.  Please send check to Stella address below.  I do not deposit checks until the week before and I would appreciate all remit funds now.  Thank you.

Brock Townsend
133 Deepwater Drive

Stella, NC 28582

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

Dr. Dan's Freedom Forum Radio Podcast Artwork Image

Dr. Dan's Freedom Forum Radio


Saturday's Schedule

Meet and Greet Until 11:00


Peter White: Welcome and Introduction 11:00 to 11:15

Discussion on Disaster Communications:   11:15 - 12:15

Covering amateur radio emergency service, county emergency plans, FEMA training and setting up local email messaging system with hf and vhf radios.

 Tom Green of the Alamance County Rangers


Cousin John Blessing 12:15   


Pig Pickin': 12:15 to 1:15


 Fox Hunting

 Tom Green of the Alamance County Rangers 2:30 to 3:30

Radio Direction Finding and transmitter location, as an amateur radio exercise, is called “Fox Hunting”.  For several decades this exercise has been a weekend’s entertainment for young and old alike.  In this demonstration, a miniature transmitter will be used as a weak source of a 443 Mhz beacon signal, and two types of small hand-held directional antennas will be used to show how to locate it’s position.   Details on constructing your own directional antennas and where this particular transmitter can be purchased will be provided.  A practical application for where you would deploy the small transmitter for others to locate is left to you. 


 NCRC Piedmont Region
Round Table hosted by  
Peter White
 Starting at 3:30

 Saturday's Raffle After Roundtable

Notice:  Depending on attendance, there may be more raffle items furnished by NC PATCON

Walther P22 with holster and ammo. Donated by NCPATCON


500 rounds of Federal 9mm ammo donated by


The book: A Thousand Points of Truth donated by the author.


Two each  BaoFeng BF-888S VHF UHF FM Transceiver Walkie Talkie Two-Way Radio

Donated by Cousin John 



Two copies of the DVD Lies of Omission 

Donated by Michael Downing



  1. Looking forward to it.. Hope I can make it this time.


    1. So do I! Send it your check as I don't deposit them until the Monday before. Thanks.

    2. Received funds from always 'faithful' Donald and Reggie Bradshaw.:) Thanks!.

    3. Two additional sponsors added above and fees from David and Lucy DeGerolamo received. Thank you.

  2. Received PATCON fees from James Zucker and I thank you.

    Also received payment for two with a nice note from Philip Van Horn.I look forward to finally meeting you, Sir. Thanks.

  3. Received funds from Anthony Barley. Thanks.

  4. Received funds from Cousin John, Allen Aycock, Clark Howell and Ken Cogdell

  5. Replies
    1. Presenters update above. We are supposed to have absolutely, beautiful weather.

  6. Copies of 'Lies of Omission' were won by Clark S. Howell and Thuy Jones and will be mailed tomorrow. Thanks.