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Forsyth Amateur Radio Club Meetings

The Forsyth Amateur Radio Club (FARC) meets the second Monday of each month in the bottom level of the Red Cross building at 690 Coliseum Drive in Winston-Salem, N.C. A clickable map showing the club monthly meeting location is found to the right. Click on the map for a larger image.

Meetings start normally at 7:30pm, but meeting attendees are encouraged to arrive early, have some "eyeball" QSO's and to get a good seat.

News on Meetings and Events

Webmaster Note: A lot of changes are being made to the club website. Be sure to ALWAYS do a refresh when you visit this website.

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Annual FARC Club dues can now be paid with PayPal.me!!!
To use PayPal.me, you have to have a PayPal account. Click on the "Contact Info, How to Join FARC and Using PayPal.me to Pay Annual Dues" tab to your left or the link below.

Contact Info, How to Join FARC and Using PayPal.me to Pay Annual Dues

The Next FARC Club Member Meeting
Monday, December 9, Dinner starts at 6pm

This is the annual Forsyth Amateur Radio Club Holiday Dinner Meeting to be held at Mi Pueblo Mexican Restaurant at 644 S Stratford Rd, Winston-Salem, NC. Dinner starts at 6pm. Bring your family and friends. This is always an enjoyable event.

Mi Pueblo is somewhat near and across Startford Road from Carabbas and next door to Batteries Plus.

The latest club newsletter can be found at the link below:

November 2019 Newsletter

Auxcomm - ARES EOC Controller Training is this Saturday

This course is conducted annually or more often as needed by Forsyth County AuxComm - ARES. This course is designed to provide personnel the training and information they need to be qualified as a Communicator or Communications Team Leader within Forsyth County AuxComm - ARES. The course provides training on the ICS forms to be used, interfacing with EOC staff and local EOC procedures. This course is one of two that are required to be designated as a Communication Team Leader for EOC and Command Post operations.

Prerequisites: It is preferred that students have completed ICS-100, ICS-200, ICS-700 and ICS-800 as the course is ICS based.

When: Nov 16, 2019 0800-1700

Location: Red Cross Building room 09 (Forsyth Amateur Radio Club meeting room)

Video of Current and Past Meetings

Our live W4NC video capability for meetings is working for our club second Monday night meeting each month. Meetings start at 7:30 pm.

You can click on the W4NC Live Video button to your left to view the monthly meeting or to view some past members meetings. Be aware that the video and/or audio of some past meetings is iffy. Past meeting videos and other info can also be accessed on the "Past Meeting and Event Info/Downloads" tab in the listing of tabs to the far left.

You may also need to click on the "VIDEOS" Youtube subtitle between the "HOME" and "PLAYLISTS" to bring up all of the club videos.

We have greatly improved the quality of current meetings. A big "thank you" goes to several people who have contributed to getting this done.

Henry, W2DZO got most of the details worked out, Don, WS4NC, helped with the audio. But somebody has to actually produce the programs. That has fallen to Pedro, WK4GKY. Be sure and thank him for his efforts.

Thank you!!

The Forsyth Amateur Radio Club Octoberfest Hamfest was a resounding success. A BIG thank you to our Vendors, Tailgaters, and Attendees who made our Fall Fest a success. We look forward to seeing you again in January.

Next UP, the Firstfest Hamfest on January 11

2020 Firstfest Hamfest of the Forsyth Amateur Radio Club. Mark your calendars!!!!!

Hamfest Date and Time: Saturday, January 11, 2020 from 7 am to Noon

Hamfest Location: Robinhood Road Baptist Church at 5422 Robinhood Road, Winston-Salem, NC

A map of the Hamfest location is in the clickable link below:
  • 5422 Robinhood Road, Winston-Salem, NC

  • There will be vendors, lots of door prizes--must be present to win, lots of parking, a large outdoor tailgating area, complimentary coffee and donuts for the early birds and more!!! So come on down and join us!!

    Admission is $5 per person.

    Table info and much other information is available on the clickable link for the downloadable flyer below.

    FirstFest 2019 Flyer

    There will be move in assistance for Inside Vendors with a Friday load-in from 5pm to 6:30pm and starting at 6:30am Saturday.

    Tentative Listing of Some Future FARC Meeting Topics and Amateur Radio Events. Look further down for business meeting date and location.

    Monday, November 11: FARC Member Meeting at the Red Cross. Topic: Ham Radio in the Movies by Brian Harrison-KN4R

    Monday, November 18: FARC Business Meeting at 66 Pizzeria

    Monday, December 9: FARC Holiday Dinner!!! Dinner will start at 6 pm, Mi Pueblo on 644 S. Stratford Road in Winston-Salem

    Saturday, January 11, 2020: FARC Firstfest Hamfest!!!

    Monday, January 13, 2020: FARC Member Meeting at the Red Cross. Topic: Our Famous Annual Show and Tell Meeting

    Monday, January 20, 2020: FARC Business Meeting at 66 Pizzeria

    Saturday, February 29, 2020: SC QSO Party!!!

    Sunday, March 1, 2020: NC QSO Party!!!

    Monday, June 8, 2020: FARC Member Meeting at the Red Cross. Topic: Field Day 2020 Preparation

    Saturday thru Sunday, June 27-28, 2020: Field Day 2020!!!

    Forsyth Amateur Radio Club Business Meeting

    Meeting Date: The next FARC Business Meeting will be Monday, November 18, eating at 6:30pm, meeting typically starts around 7:30pm

    Meeting Location: Sixty Six Pizzeria located at 3440 Frontis St, Winston-Salem, NC

    The Forsyth Amateur Radio Club has a business meeting each month (except December) to discuss and plan for upcoming club events. Attendees who will be eating normally get there about 6:30pm and the business meeting starts at 7:30pm.

    The business meeting is an open meeting and all club members are welcome to attend. Topics covered include club equipment needs, hamfests, meeting topics, repeater updates, ARES reports and much more. Please feel free to attend!!

    PDF Listing of Upcoming Regional Events and Other Club Meetings

    Below is a link to an extract from the most recent FARC newsletter of upcoming regional events on amateur radio, hamfests and other club news. Many thanks to Don Edwards-WS4NC for gathering and organizing this info.

  • Amateur Radio Regional News
  • Science Net on 147.315

    Science Net--Note from Dr. Robert Meier-AA9AU below:

    Please join us every Tuesday 8p on K4GW 147.315-(100.0) to discuss new and/or interesting developments in science and science fiction. From amateur to expert there's something for everyone. Each week has a five-minute "Back to Basics" presentation on some subject, and the latest speculative news in science. In between, attendees ask questions to be answered immediately or researched for answer next week. Everybody, including you, knows something. Lurkers welcome. Bring your interest.

    Technical Discussion and Project Building Group Meetings

    This is of interest to FARC members and non-FARC members. There is a Technical Discussion and Project Building Group that meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm at the Miller Park Community Center at 400 Leisure Lane in Winston-Salem. Meetings are held for those interested in exploring and building various types of electronic projects. There is a lot of show-and-tell as well as technical discussions on many topics. For more information, Steve Patterson-WA3RTC may be contacted.