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Former CARC president, John Crockett, W3KH, SK at age 69


It is with deep regret that we inform you of the passing of John Crockett, W3KH. After a long bout with cancer, John passed peacefully the morning of Oct. 12, surrounded by his beloved family and wife, Karen. John and Karen had their 40th wedding anniversary days before.

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Bugging Out: Packs and bags

By Jay Leeper, W4TFX

One of the most difficult tasks, and one needing several attempts to find the right one, is choosing a bag or pack that will contain the gear required for a successful go-kit or bug-out bag (BOB).

Consider the bag itself. There are many on the market, from hard shell to military …

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Presentation: 40M NVIS Antenna

Steve, KI4VGA, gave a presentation at our October meeting on how to construct a 40M NVIS antenna. You can download the presentation here:

40M NVIS Antenna

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Column: Readability Reports

We are carrying KB6NU’s monthly column here on our website and newsletter. For those of you who don’t know Dan, he’s the author of the free “No-Nonsense Study Guides” for all three license classes, and he’s written several books, of interest to hams. Learn more at his website, kb6nu.com.

5…4…3…2…1: Readability Reports By Dan Romanchik, KB6NU

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Presentation: Stealth Antennas by Marty, AG3EK

Marty Allred, AG3EK, gave a presentation on stealth antennas at the Columbia Amateur Radio Club’s July 11 meeting.

Download: Stealth Antennas by Marty, AG3EK

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Presentation: Introduction to Operating Digital Modes

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

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Welcome to the new W4CAE site!

The board of directors for the Columbia Amateur Radio Club is proud to announce the launch of our newly-developed website!

Our website has long been an invaluable resource for new hams, club members, net participants and those seeking a ham radio license. Getting information out to club members and the ham community is more important …

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