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May 2 general meeting notes

The Columbia Amateur Radio Club held their May general meeting on May 2. The following are documents, links and information relevant to the topics discussed.


Jack Jackson, W4EFZ, gave a presentation on microwave communication during our May meeting.

Microwave resources

Jack Jackson, W4EFZ spoke on microwave communication and offered up many links to suppliers for items related to building a microwave system.

Volunteers needed

We have three events planned on May 21: The Tour de Cure in downtown Columbia, the Mini Maker Faire at EdVenture, and the BioBlitz in Congaree National Park.

There is a pressing need for volunteers for the Tour. Please contact Tammy, N4TAL if you can offer your services (n4tal@att.net).

We are looking for 4-5 volunteers for the Mini Maker Faire to man the booth from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at EdVenture. We will need some folks willing to work with children, as well as individuals who are comfortable talking to the public about amateur radio. Please contact Andy, KK4DSD, if you’d like to volunteer (kk4dsd@arrl.net).

Tom, W1TEF, is heading up the BioBlitz effort at Congaree. Tom will activate the park as part of the NPOTA initiative, and there are plans to offer information about ham radio and the club at the event. Please contact Tom if you want to help with that program. (w1tef@swsports.org).

Field Day plans taking shape

Our vice president, Steve, KI4VGA, presented plans for ARRL Field Day during both the board meeting and the general membership meeting on May 2. The board approved a proposal to use the S.C. State Guard Armory, at 551 Granby Lane, in Columbia, and the plan was ultimately approved during a vote of the general membership.

Field Day is scheduled for June 24-25. More information concerning Field Day will be presented at our June meeting.

Club ID badges

If you still need a CARC photo ID badge, please e-mail Dave, W4DMC, at david@calhounems.org. Be sure to indicate your name and callsign and attach a photo of yourself (a headshot in front of a neutral background).

Upcoming events

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