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Jan. 4 general meeting notes

Screen Shot 2016-01-05 at 10.13.45 AMThe Columbia Amateur Radio Club held their first general meeting of 2016 on Jan. 4. The following are documents, links and information relevant to the topics discussed.

National Parks on the Air

W1TEF presented a program on the ARRL’s National Parks on the Air initiative, which began on Jan. 1, 2016.

Winter Field Day

KK4DSD spoke briefly on the club’s Winter Field Day plan. The club will operate from the farm of W4THA in Kershaw County (500 Pickett Thomas Road, Camden, SC 29020), on Jan. 30, 2016.

Field Day officially begins at noon EST. Plan to arrive no earlier than 9 a.m. for setup. We will not be on the site past 6 p.m. Participants are encouraged to bring a station, or use the station in the club’s trailer. Food will not be provided, so participants are asked to bring their own.

Useful links:

Any questions? Contact KK4DSD, Andy, at kk4dsd@arrl.net.

PCB/electronics class

Angelo, AC2BC is looking for participants for a basic electronics/board design class.

You may e-mail Angelo at ac2bc@sc.rr.com.

Harbison 50K/Emergency Preparedness Fair

The club will be supporting runners at the Harbison 50K on Jan. 9.

We are also planning to have a booth at a local emergency preparedness fair on Jan. 23.

If you would like to participate or help at either of these events, please contact our event coordinator, Tammy, N4TAL, at n4tal@att.net.

Ideas wanted

Directors Jay Leeper, W4TFX, and Marty Allred, AG3EK, are planning workshops and meeting program topics this year. If you would like to request a topic please use the contact form here on the website.

Net control operators needed

Net manager Gary Anderson, K4HGA, put out a call for more net control operators. If you are interested in running a net, e-mail Gary and let him know.

Note that our net script has changed. Net controllers should use the new one.

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1 comment

  1. Ed Butler

    Hello, I am fairly new in the Aiken, SC area. I’m trying to locate some 2-meter repeaters and maybe check into a few nets. I used to manage a hiking net and helped with a code practice net at my previous QTH. I’m especiallyInterested in mountian-topping and optical comms.73, Ed KF6DXX

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