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May Columbia Amateur Radio Club Meeting Info

May featured presenter is Garrett Dow, KD6KPC, he has been a licensed amateur since 1992. Taking advantage of the new no-code tech license 32 years ago, he obtained his license with his Boy Scout troop. He finally upgraded to General just last year!

Garrett has been an ARRL instructor and has assisted dozens of amateurs in getting their licenses, including his wife and her parents. He is active in the Mt Hood Amateur Radio Club and enjoys continuously improving the RepeaterBook communications trailer which often gets pulled out for field day and other contests.

Garrett is coming from us from a hotel room near Palm Beach where he is attending training for crash investigators.

ZOOM Information:


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New Events Added to Calendar

–       Tuesday, April 23 –  7:30 PM – WinLink Application Fundamentals Class. This is a repeat of the earlier class for those who were not able to attend. The purpose of this class is to help anyone interested become proficient with Winlink functionality and use in the Telnet mode.
Join Zoom Meeting – – Meeting ID: 839 8018 8944 – Passcode: 359124

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April 2024 Hams and Eggs: Discovering Winlink

Ham and Eggs – Breakfast @ Lizards Thicket NE

Saturday, April 20 9:00 – 11:00 am

Monthly on the third Saturday


Lizard’s Thicket Restaurant, 10170 Two Notch Rd, Columbia, SC 29229, USA

Join us for breakfast! Every 3rd Saturday of the month, local friends and HAMS will meet for breakfast and fellowship. Meet with Friends, find an Elmer, ask questions, share your experiences, or discuss your next outing over breakfast.

TIME: 9:00 am 

Where: Lizard’s Thicket Restaurant, 10170 Two Notch Rd, Columbia, SC 29229, USA

This month’s breakfast will feature “Getting Started with WinLink”. This will be a hands-on experience where you will learn how to install, configure Winlink, and register to get your very own Winlink Email Address.

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Ham Volunteers for Walk MS Columbia on April 20th, 2024 at Riverfront Park

Walk MS is a great event for Amateur Radio enthusiasts of all levels to sharpen their skills while providing a valuable service to our community. For more information and how to volunteer contact Gary at [email protected]

Walk MS® brings together passionate people for a powerful purpose: to end MS forever. Feel the support that can only come from a community whose steps fuel breakthroughs, solutions, and a cure.

Join the movement today to show that together, we are stronger than MS:

When you volunteer, you become part of the MS movement – a community of passionate individuals working together to create a world free of MS. Together we provide support, have fun, and make a difference for the nearly 1 million people living with MS in the United States.

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US National Weather Service Columbia South Carolina – Skywarn Spotter Training

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Columbia Amateur Radio Club April Meeting

Our feature presenter this month will be Karin Thompson from RT Systems. She will review the benefits of their New DMR and other programming software. We will also have open discussions about the Swapfest and ARRL Field Day Planning.

Topic: Columbia Amateur Radio Club April Club Meeting
Time: Apr 1, 2024 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Every month on the First Mon, until Nov 4, 2024, 8 occurrence(s)
Apr 1, 2024 07:00 PM

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CARC Spring Swapfest 2024

Where: 312 Savany Hunt Creek Rd, Gaston, SC 29053

When: April 27th

Time: 08:00 till 13:00

CARC is proud to announce that our Spring Swapfest will be held at a beautiful community park in Calhoun County, just 15 miles from downtown Columbia. Heyward Community Park, located in Calhoun County, is just 3 miles from the county line and minutes off the interstate. Our primary location in the park will be in the back, between the small lake and the ball field. This is a free event; bring your tables and chairs. We are expecting a special visit from The Wireman and a food truck to participate in this year’s event. We want to thank the Calhoun County Amateur Radio Group for securing this year’s location; they have done a tremendous job being involved in making this park what it is today; it’s an excellent location for amateur radio!

We are asking for a few volunteers to help with traffic in the park and with parking vendors/sellers. If you have any questions, please reach out to Jim Lathan at [email protected]

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