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The Marathon was a great success!

Thank You! To all who helped us Celebrate Our 10th Anniversary!

Our 10th Anniversary Marathon was a great success! Many thanks to all who participated by checking in! What a great bunch of folks we have as members here in Our Coffee Shop. We are a diverse group with members and visitors from all over the world!

Our Coffee Shop was founded on the idea that it would be great to have a meeting place where hams from all over could meet and enjoy the camaraderie that you might find in your local coffee shop. A community experience, where “Everybody is Somebody.”  We are still striving today to live up to this ideal, and, we continue to welcome each and every guest in Our Coffee Shop. Come on in, sit for a spell, and enjoy a cup of coffee with us! Tell us about your day,  your challenges, and your victories! 

Our members are a cheerful and encouraging group for sure! This was never more true than it was just yesterday during our 10th Anniversary Marathon.

49 hams from all over the world checked in to our 12 hour marathon to help us celebrate our 10th birthday. Each of their unique callsigns have been entered in the log, and will be in the permanent record of Our Coffee Shop. Thank you to each and every one! It is your participation in the group that really makes Our Coffee Shop the special place that it is!

We had a few new visitors during the marathon, and we sincerely hope that you will make Our Coffee Shop one of your “go to” places to enjoy some friendship and fellowship.

We also saw a few members that haven’t checked in for a while. If you are one of them, know this: We really enjoyed seeing you for the event, and hope that you will be able to find time in the future to join us for some of our regular sessions.

The marathon attendance was really great with many of our members there for almost the entire 12 hours! My hat is off to those of you who showed your dedication this way!

I tip my hat to the moderators of the event as well! You guys really did a great job! Of course, who would expect anything less? We even had the opportunity to enjoy a few moderators that we don’t usually hear from. Like M3YEU for example. Jim kicked off the start of the marathon and logged 14 check-ins in the first hour! Nice work Jim! 

Another moderator we don’t get the chance to hear from too much is Richard, KK6YHQ. Richard, your professional audio quality and melodious voice is a pleasure to experience! Richard was able to log a check in from one of our members we don’t hear from too often, 7L2VPL – Hide, from Japan.  Thanks for your efforts Richard and for getting hide checked in!

To each of the moderators that volunteered your time to help us celebrate,  Thank you! 

A special Thank You to Roger, Nv5B!  Roger was faced with a challenge right at the beginning of the marathon when “the Logger”, an application he has developed suffered a failure due to a problem with the hosting provider for that application.  

This might have caused an unrecoverable failure from some folks, but not for Roger! His quick thinking and actions saved the day when he made the logger available on his own server until the hosting provider got their stuff together!  Moderators were able to log everyone just as planned, albeit at a different URL, until Roger was able to restore the application on the original service provider site.

Very nice work Roger! Thank you for all your efforts for the marathon, and for Our Coffee Shop on a continuing basis! Your product of your hard work is enjoyed by all the moderators and members alike.

Tim, W9NES, was moderating hour 7 of the marathon and had the opportunity to check in our founder KB4SVP, Richard, Mr. Coffee himself! We are all very glad that Richard checked in with the group. We all wish him well in his “retirement” .. and hope that he finds time to check in with us more in the future.

Thanks again to everyone for attending, thanks to the moderators, and thanks to the Admin Team!