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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.

Some Videos of Past Meetings

Our live W4NC video capability is temporarily not working. However, Videos of some past meetings can be found by clicking on the "Past Meeting Videos" button to the left. Some other videos and info from prior meetings can be found on the "Past Meeting and Event Info/Downloads" tab in the listing of tabs to the far left.

News on Meetings and Events

FARC Club Member Meeting
Monday, August 12

Topic: : Grounding and Bonding, by Mike Atkins, N4VE

This presentation will cover a critical item to fully successfully hooking up your amateur radio gear and antennas.

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

July 2019 Newsletter

Thank you everone who participated or attended our ARRL FIELD DAY at Hobby Park. It was very successful.

Read all about the details in the July newsletter, lots of photos and info!!! Link below:

July 2019 Newsletter

Downloads from the FARC Club Member Meeting held on Monday, July 8 where the topics were: Remote Hams by Ken Kayser-K2KXK and Remote CW by Brian Kuebert NZ4N.

Ken Kayser did a presentation on the newly implemented access to the Club's K3 station. (RH) is a free system to allow authorized individuals to transmit and receive on a remote ham radio station via a computer or Android phone. Ken's presentation and demo covered the basic hardware and software needed, as well as basic setup, rules, and operating guidelines for FARC's implementation of RH.

Below is a link to download the pdf of Ken's presentation at the July 8 meeting.

W4NC Remotehams Presentation.pdf

Below is a link to download the pdf of Brian's CW presentation at the July 8 meeting.

Remote CW 2019-07-08.pdf

There will be other material for you to download soon!!

***** IMPORTANT *****
New Club Phone Number

We have a new phone number!!!! 336-930-W4NC
Many Thanks to Jerry Minor--K4GW for his work on getting this done!!!

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

Monday, August 12: Grounding and Bonding, by Mike Atkins, N4VE

Monday, August 19: FARC Business Meeting at 66 Pizzeria

Saturday, October 12: FARC Hamfest!!! Note that this is a different date from previous years!!!

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

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

2019 October Hamfest of the Forsyth Amateur Radio Club. Mark your calendars!!!!!

Hamfest Date and Time: Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 7 am to Noon

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

Please note that the next FARC hamfest will NOT be in June, but October 12. More details will be forthcoming!!!

Announcement---2020 Firstfest Hamfest of the Forsyth Amateur Radio Club will be held on January 11, 2020. This is a firm date!!! Mark your calendars!!!!!

Forsyth Amateur Radio Club Business Meeting

Meeting Date: The next FARC Business Meeting will be Monday, August 19, 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.