Friday, June 30, 2017

2 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.




Saturday's Schedule


Meet and Greet Until 11:00


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


Safetalker: Neighborhood Protection Teams 11:15 - 12:15


Cousin John Blessing 12:15   


Pig Pickin': 12:15 to 1:15

 Fox Hunting

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

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. 


 Food storage and preparation

TBA 2:15 to 3:15 
Round Table hosted by Peter White starting at 3:15

 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 from




  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.