Gallery: The CARC Picnic

picnic-2016-4The Columbia Amateur Radio Club held their annual picnic on August 20 at West Lake Recreation Center near Fort Jackson. More than 30 hams attended and enjoyed hamburgers, hotdogs, radios and fellowship.

This year’s event was planned and managed by our net manager, Gary, K4GHA. The club thanks him for his hard work and dedication in putting this excellent event together!

Photos by Jim, W4KNI, Hugh, W4DRH, and Andy, KK4DSD.

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We’re looking for your feedback

fd-2016-10We’d like your input.

The CARC Trailer Committee presented its findings on the condition of the club trailer during our meeting on Monday, Aug. 1, 2016.

In case you missed the presentation, we’re making it available here:

The club is still looking for several solutions in regards to the future of the club’s trailer, so we’d like your input.

If you have an idea or suggestion, please use the form below. Submissions will be sent to board members for consideration at a later meeting. Thanks!

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Presentation: Introduction to Operating Digital Modes

digital-demoAndy, KK4DSD, presented “An Introduction to Operating Digital Modes” during the club’s August 1 meeting.

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Net contest: Win a DMR radio!

Screen Shot 2016-07-12 at 11.19.12 AMThe Columbia Amateur Radio Club is having a NET CONTEST starting July 17 and running through August. The winner will be announced during our Sept. 5 meeting (Labor Day). The winner does not have to be present to win.

The contest will award points for net participation for the nets that take place on 147.330 at 8:30 p.m. Sundays and Wednesdays. Each point earned will result in a chance to win in a drawing that will award a new Tytera MD-380 handheld DMR radio.

The rules are easy:

  • Each time you check into a net, you earn one point.
  • If you check into the net and are not short-time (i.e., stay for comments), you get an additional point.
  • If you are a new ham and check in for the FIRST TIME and stay for comments, you get three points.
  • Net controllers will be automatically awarded 2 points for running the nets
  • Each point earns a ticket to be put into a bowl for a random drawing which will take place at the September 5 meeting of the club.
  • The more points you accumulate, the better your chances of winning are.

So tune into, check into, and hang around for discussion on the Columbia Amateur Radio Club’s Sunday and Wednesday 8:30 p.m. nets.

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