3905 Century Club Eyeball History Project

As of June 1, 2016 I have been able to collect the following QSL images and photos taken at the 3905 Century Club annual get together called the Eyeball. Much information is needed to complete these pages. I am missing many of the little details that are soon forgotten, like who the Eyeball host was, number of attendees, and of course photos and Eyeball cards from the 1980s. Over the past 10 years many of our members now have digital cameras and are able to share with us there view of the Eyeball.

So if you have any missing data or photographs please send them along to me at the following email:


Notes from Jim Fisher, KD3O

3905 Century Club, Inc. Eyeball QSO 1

In August 1978, the 3905 Century Club, Inc. held its first Eyeball QSO in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Everyone of the 25 stations and their families enjoyed it and those of us who didnít make it, wished we had.

The Eyeball QSO 1 coordinator was Alice, WA4RRR, a long time club member.

The Eyeball QSO 1 Booklet was dedicated to Lynn, WA1KKP, and Bill, WA2LWU, both Handi-Hams during the get-together.

3905 Century Club, Inc. Eyeball QSO 2

Plans were begun almost immediately for Eyeball QSO 2. Bowling Green was again chosen for Eyeball QSO 2-East because of the convenient facilities and its near central location for the east and Midwest stations. Eyeball QSO 2-West was held at a ranch on the Wind River near Jackson Hole, Wyoming. We underst and they also had a fine and enjoyable weekend.

On the weekend of August 11 & 12, 1979 Eyeball QSO 2 became a reality. Needless to say, Eyeball QSO 2-East was a great success with 41 stations, 37 of these being active on either or both nets, in attendance.

3905 Century Club, Inc. Eyeball QSO 3

Again, it was decided to hold Eyeball QSO 3 at Bowling Green, Kentucky in August 1980. In attendance this year were five of our club officers.

This year the Eyeball QSO 3 Book was dedicated to four of our club members. Bill, WA2LWU, Keith, WD4ROD, first 2-Term elected president, Bill, WA2ZYM, who for many months did a two man job as secretary and received the clubís annual service award, and Tom,WD4CQY, who was very instrumental in organizing the Century Club and the incorporation of it in the state of Florida.

There was also invited, a Special Surprise Guest, WB4KCG, Ronnie Milsap however he was not able to attend because of business matters that came up at the last moment so he did have the courtesy to send the club members, that were friends of his, a letter of apology for not being able to attend. (A copy of that letter is attached).

3905 Century Club, Inc. Eyeball QSO 5

The 3905 Century Club, Inc. Eyeball QSO 5 was held at Rock Candy Mountain, Dogpatch Arkansas on August 13 - 15 1982. Not much information furnished on this Eyeball, but I believe Letha, KA5HFB, was the clubís coordinator for this one. Not certain though.



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2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
2014 2015 2016 2017

Eyeball 2017, Upperco, MD

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Eyeball Location:Upperco, MD
Eyeball Host:Bill Dobson, N3WD
Date:June 14th - 17th, 2017
Number attendees: 47
Antenna Shootout: Shootout Results
Awards:Presidential Awards, Dwight Greenberg (WF4H)
Photos: Ben Goldfarb (AE4NT)
Photos: Larry Snyder (K0HNM)
 

Eyeball 2016, Branson, MO

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Eyeball Location:Branson, MO
Eyeball Host:Charles Rader, AC0HF
Date:August 10th - 14th, 2016
Number attendees: 54
Antenna Shootout: Shootout Results
Awards:Presidential Awards, Dwight Greenberg (WF4H)
Photos: Ben Goldfarb (AE4NT)
  Larry Snyder (K0HNM)
  Donnie Hurst (KG4ZOD)
  Dwight Greenberg (WF4H)  

Eyeball 2015, Nashville, TN

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Eyeball Location:Nashville, TN
Eyeball Host:Pat Caldwell, WU8I
Date:June 18th - 20th, 2015
Number attendees:82
Antenna Shootout:  
Awards:Presidential Awards, Russ Sawyer (W2UJ)
Photos: Jerry Heller (KA2WQR)
  Whopper 3 Burger Sandwich
  Keith Summers (KS9WI)
  Larry Snyder (K0HNM)
  Ben Goldfarb (AE4NT)
  Ron Seese (WB7ASC)
 

Eyeball 2014, DePere, WI

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Eyeball Location:DePere, WI
Eyeball Host:Keith Summers, KS9WI, and Elaine Summers, N9QZF
Date:July 17th - 19th, 2014
Number attendees:70
Antenna Shootout:  
Awards:Presidential Awards, Russ Sawyer (W2UJ)
Photos: The Movie, Eyeball 2014 by Carl Durnavich (W9OO)
  Ron Seese (WB7ASC)
  Larry Snyder (K0HNM)
  Ben Goldfarb (AE4NT)
  Fox Hunt and Lambeau Field

Eyeball 2013, Torrington, WY

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Eyeball Location:Torrington, WY
Eyeball Host:John Patrick, WK7K
Date:June 28th - 29th, 2013
Number attendees:50+
Antenna Shootout: Shootout Results, Lon Martin (K0WJ)
Awards:Presidential Awards, Russ Sawyer (W2UJ)
Photos: Dean Davis (N7XG)
  Phil Mc Millan (K9ZK)
  John Fisher (KT8D)
  Keith Summers (KS9WI)
  Ricky Asper (AC7RA)

Eyeball 2012, Ashland, NE

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Eyeball Location:Ashland, NE
Eyeball Host:Glen Felt, WT0A
Date:July 26th -29th, 2012
Number attendees:75+
Antenna Shootout: Shootout Results, Lon Martin (K0WJ)
Awards:Presidential Awards
Photos: Group Photo by Dwight Greenberg (KJ4SGI)
  The Movie, Eyeball 2012 by Carl Durnavich (W9OO)
  Dwight Greenberg (KJ4SGI)
  Phil McMillan (K9ZK)
  Dean Davis (N7XG)
  Keith Summers (KS9WI)
 

Eyeball 2011, Somers, CT

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Eyeball Location:Somers, CT
Eyeball Host:Fred Caswell, WB1I
Date:July 14th -17th, 2011
Number attendees:67
Antenna Shootout:  
Photos: Carl Durnavich (W9OO)
  The Movie, by Carl Durnavich (W9OO)
  Larry Snyder (K0HNM)
  Gerald Heller (KA2WQR)
  Keith Summers (KS9WI)
  Jim Patterson (N4CE)
  Dave Feeney (WN1F)
  Donnie Hurst (KG4ZOD)
  The Movie, by Donnie Hurst, (KG4ZOD)

Eyeball 2010, Natchez, MS and Vidalia, LA

Eyeball Location:Natchez, MS and Vidalia, LA
Eyeball Host:Frank Krize, K5SVC
Date:June 10th -12th, 2010
Number attendees:105+
Antenna Shootout: Shootout Report
Awards:On Club Website
Photos: Ray Battalora (K5RFF)
  David Bartholomew (AD7DB)
  Larry Snyder (K0HNM)
  Ron Kaufman (N9KNJ)
  Keith Summers (KS9WI)
  The Gator, Bill Nason (W5WJN)
  Jon Wittlin (K4WIT)

Eyeball 2009, Vista, CA


Eyeball Location:Vista, Ca
Eyeball Host:Loren Hunt, AD6ZJ
Date:July 31 - August 2, 2009
Number attendees:65+
Antenna Shootout: Shootout Report, ???????
Awards:Eyeball report by Pete, NJ9T
Photos: Dean Davis (N7XG)
  Steve Letendre (KE6FQC)
  Richard Smale (W5IL)
  David Bartholomew (AD7DB)
  Jimmy Richardson (N5OHL)
  Conrad Lara (KG5JEI)

Eyeball 2008, Hanover PA

Eyeball Location:Hanover, PA
Eyeball Host:Bill Dobson, N3WD
Date:August 1-3 2008
Number attendees:
Antenna Shootout: Shootout Report, Tom Bates (AA1NZ)
Awards: 
RecipientAward
Gladys WB2RWT KD3FM Service Award
Rick WB5FDP KD3FM Service Award
Jay N0PUI KD3FM Service Award
Jim KD3O Founders Award
Earl W1BML Pioneer Award
Steve N6RSH Professional Driver
Page WA3EOP Leisure Driver
Kathy KB3NTJ 40M early net NCS award
Bob N3YK 75M early net NCS award
Bill NW7H 40M late net NCS award
Jeff AL7QQ K7MFG NCS Award
Tom AA1NZ Antenna Shootout 1st place
Photos: Bill Dobson (N3WD)
  Larry Snyder (K0HNM)
  Ray Hunter (WA6HZE)
  Jerry Heller (KA2WQR)
  Bob Dugger (WD4MXW)
  Tom Bates (AA1NZ) - Shootout Photos

Eyeball 2007, Guthrie, Oklahoma


Eyeball Location:Guthrie, Oklahoma
Eyeball Host:Jimmy Richardson (N5OHL)
Date:July 27-29, 2007
Number attendees:80+
Antenna Shootout: Shootout Report, Tom Bates (AA1NZ)
Awards: 
Photos: Ray Battalora (K5RFF)
Rick Mobley (WB5FDP)
Larry Snyder (K0HNM)
Carl Freeman (WA4AQW)
Bob Duggar (WD4MXW)
Bill Nason (W5WJN)
Ron Kaufman (N9KNJ)
Jimmy Richardson (N5OHL)

Antenna Shotout Results:
PlaceScoreName/Call
152.9Bob Hall (KI7PM)
242.9Keith Summers (KS9WI)
338.3Glen Felt (WT0A)
436.3Steve Sparks (WK5S)
535.1Paul Kelly (NN5G)

Awards:
RecipientAward
Roy K5WSCPioneer Award
Doug K5DUGProfessional Driver
Dave KD1EJLeisure Driver
Jim N5UJBKD3FM Award
Jack WN5MKD3FM Award
Bill WM4SGPresidential Award
Rick WB5FDPK7MFG NCS Award
Frank K5SVCNCS 40 meter early net
Jeff AL7QQNCS 40 meter later net
Ed K3QXNCS 75 meter early net
Bob KI7PMNCS 75 meter late net

Eyeball 2006, La Suer, Minnesota

Eyeball Location:La Suer, Minnesota
Eyeball Host:Jay (N0PUI)
Date:July 27-30, 2006
Number attendees:60+
Awards: 
Antenna Shootout:
Photos: Ron Kaufman (N9KNJ)
Richard Harris (NI7F)
Gene Snyder (WM9H)
Tom Blatch (VE4HQ)

Eyeball 2005, Red Top Mountain, Georgia

Eyeball Location:Red Top Mountain, Georgia
Eyeball Host:Bill Martin (WM4SG)
Date:July 28-31, 2005
Number attendees:150+
Antenna Shootout: Shootout Report, Tom Bates (AA1NZ)
Photos: Ron Kaufman (N9KNJ)
Larry Snyder (K0HNM)
Gene Schneider (WM9H)
Tom Blatch (VE4HQ)
Tom Bates (AA1NZ) Shootout Photos



Eyeball 2004, Wilsonvolle Oregon

Eyeball Location:Wilsonville, Oregon
Eyeball Host:Dean Davis (KL7OR)
Date:July 27-30, 2005
Number attendees:60+
Awards: 
Antenna Shootout: 
Photos: Gene Schneider (WM9H)
David Bartholomew (AD7DB)
David Bartholomew (AD7DB) Movie

Eyeball 2003, Kansas City, Missouri

Eyeball Location:Kansas City, Missouri
Eyeball Host:Lon Martin (K0WJ)
Date:July 27-30, 2003
Number attendees:60+
Awards: 
Antenna Shootout: Shootout Report, Tom Bates (AA1NZ)
Photos: Larry Snyder (K0HNM)
Gene Schneider (WM9H)
Antenna Shootout

Eyeball 2002, Hamburg, New Jersey

Eyeball Location:Hamburg, New Jersey
Eyeball Host:Clay Statmore (WA2JIM)
Peter Summers (N2XTT)
Date:July 26-28 2002
Number attendees:60+
Awards: 
Antenna Shootout: Shootout Report, Tom Bates (AA1NZ)
Photos: Gene Schneider (WM9H)
Eyeball Video by Dave Smith (WQ1H)
Eyeball Shootout Video by Dave Smith (WQ1H)

Eyeball 2001, Washington

Eyeball Location:Washington
Eyeball Host:Lynnette Martek (KD7BVO)
Gary Martek (W7DO)
Date:July 2001
Number attendees: 
Awards: 
Antenna Shootout: 
Photos: Photos, Unknown Photographer

Eyeball 2000, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Eyeball Location:Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Eyeball Host:Larry and Juanita Johnson (K0LJ)
Date:July 28-30 2000
Number attendees: 
Awards: 
Antenna Shootout: 
Photos: Richard Smale (W5IL)

Eyeball 1999, Portsmouth, Rhode Island

Eyeball Location:Portsmouth, Rhode Island
Eyeball Host:Jeff Lynch (WA1VQY)
Date:July 31, Aug 01 1999
Number attendees:
Awards: 
Photos: Eyeball Video by Dave Smith (WQ1H)

Eyeball 1998, Bandon Oregon

Eyeball Location:Bandon, Oregon
Eyeball Host: 
Date:July Aug 1998
Number attendees:
Awards: 
Photos:  

Eyeball 1997, Sequoyah State Park, Hulbert OK

Eyeball Location:Sequoyah State Park, Hulbert OK
Eyeball Host: 
Date:July Aug 1997
Number attendees:
Awards: 
Photos:  

Eyeball 1996, Wallingford, Vermont

Eyeball Location:Wallingford, Vermont
Eyeball Host:George Branchaud (AA1ME) (SK)
Date:August 2-4 1996
Number attendees:
Awards: 
Photos: Photos, Unknown Photographer
Eyeball Video by Dave Smith (WQ1H)

Eyeball 1995, AB Campground, Cheyenne Wyoming

Eyeball Location:AB Campground, Cheyenne Wyoming
Eyeball Host:Kenneth Rathbone (KG7KO);
Date:August 4-6 1995
Number attendees:
Awards: 
Photos: Photos, Unknown Photographer

Eyeball 1994, Starved Rick State Park, Utica Illinois

Eyeball Location:Starved Rick State Park, Utica Illinois
Eyeball Host:Gene (Miles) Marsh (N9OZI)
Date:August 5-7 1994
Number attendees:
Awards: 
Photos:
Photos: Photos, Unknown Photographer

Eyeball 1993, Bull Shoals State Park, Lakeview, Arkansas


Eyeball Location:Bull Shoals State Park, Lakeview, Arkansas
Eyeball Host:Glenn Van Rheeden (KI5RN) (SK)
Date:August 1993
Number attendees:
Awards: 
Photos: Photos, Unknown Photographer

Eyeball 1992, Racoon Mountain Caverns, Chattanooga TN

Eyeball Location:Racoon Mountain Caverns, Chattanooga TN
Eyeball Host:R.B. Wright (K4UQP)
Wife Judy (WA4JNN)
Date:August 7-9 1992
Number attendees:
Awards: 
Photos:  

Eyeball 1990, Sand Creek Campground, Chesterton, IN

 
Eyeball Location:Sand Creek Campground, Chesterton, IN
Eyeball Host:NY9L
Date:1990
Videos: Courtesy of W9OO, Carl

Eyeball 1979, Traingle C Ranch, Dubois, Wyoming

 
Eyeball Location:Traingle C Ranch, Dubois, Wyoming
Eyeball Host:Unknown
Date: 
Number attendees:
Awards: 
Photos:
Eyeball published program