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Field Day is approaching.....June 26-27 at Hobby Park!! Get Ready to have some fun and enjoy the Saturday 6pm cookout dinner!! The FARC monthly member meeting on June 14 is critical for planning and preparing for that effort. Please check out the Field Day tab to your left for more details.

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The next FARC Board of Directors Business meeting will be Monday, June 21, 2021 7:30 pm: The meeting will be face to face at 66 Pizza-Winston-Salem off of Stratford Road, eating at 6:30, meeting at 7:30.

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The next FARC Monthly Member meeting will be on July 12. The meeting location will be at the pre-covid meeting location, the American Red Cross building at 690 Coliseum Dr, Winston Salem, NC

Planned topics are:

1. Stacey-W1LLO will discuss Field Day Activities and Results.

2. A video from Terry-AK4D will demonstrate how to accomplish the new FCC requirement requiring a RF analysis of your current system or even planning a new or making modifications to your current antenna setup.

The link below is to the latest (June 2021) FARC newsletter!
June 2021 Newsletter

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The Forsyth Amateur Radio Club (FARC) is pleased to announce the next Amateur Radio Testing session which will take place on Monday July 12, 2021 between 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM, just prior to the normal FARC club meeting.

To register for the Exam session, please send an email to Dale using wb9szl (at) triad.rr.com, for exam details and an exam reservation.

Proposed changes to FARC ByLaws

Below is a link to the proposed ByLaws allowing the club Secretary to sign checks, a minor change.

Proposed change for 2021 ByLaws (pdf)

AuxComm Training and News

Check out the following course on the AuxComm Training Courses page:

NC All-Hazards Auxiliary Emergency Communications (AUXCOMM) Advanced Course (NC-AECC-005-A)

Please join in to the Thursday night AuxComm meetings listed in the table further below

Help is needed this year for the Tour to Tanglewood, Saturday-Sunday, September 25-26, 2021

If you can help, Please contact Harlan at the AuxComm address shown by accessing the Club Officers Tab to your left.

Listing of Forsyth Amateur Radio Club Meetings

All meetings listed below are held currently via Zoom video due to the Corvid-19 virus restrictions. Feel free to join us at any meeting. You only need to have Zoom installed on your computer or phone. Prior to the meeting time, get the Zoom program running. Then click on the "Join a Meeting" tab.

Zoom meeting access information is shown in the last column. The club call sign in lower case is the pw. Repeater tab has access info for the Auxcomm-ARES Thursday meeting.

New FCC Requirement for Radio Frequency Exposure Rules for all Amateur Radio Stations

Last week, the FCC announced that updated RF exposure rules will go into effect on May 3, 2021 for all existing amateur radio stations.

Stations existing on May 3, 2021 must have completed the needed calculations no later than May 3, 2023.

All new stations after May 3, 2021 or existing stations on that date where antenna or station power modifications are planned will need to conduct an evaluation by the date of activation OR MODIFICATION.

The ARRL has posted additional information and links to help with this process, including a RF calculator for assessment at the link below:

ARRL RF Exposure Information

alternate link:

ARRL RF Exposure Background Information

The ARRL page has a link to the following page where you can download a station evaluation worksheet and a guide to assist you in filling out the worksheet.

ARRL RF Exposure worksheet and information downloads

Summary of Upcoming FARC Meetings and Events.

Monday, June 21, 2021 7:30 pm: FARC Board of Directors Business Meeting, meeting face to face at 66 Pizza-Winston-Salem off of Stratford Road, eating at 6:30, meeting at 7:30. A Zoom Conference call link to the meeting is planned for those that cannot attend via Zoom

Saturday-Sunday, June 26-27, 2021: ARRL Field Day at Hobby Park!!!

Monday, July 12, 2021 7:30 pm: FARC Member Meeting Discussing Results of Field Day and Achieving the FCC Directive of RF Analysis for each Amateur Radio Station

Saturday-Sunday, September 25-26, 2021, Tour to Tanglewood

Saturday, October 16, 2021, 7 am - Noon: FARC HAMFEST is planned!!!

Monday, December 13, 2021, 6:30 pm: FARC Holiday Dinner at Mi Pueblo, 644 S Stratford Rd, Winston-Salem, NC

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 at 7:30 PM. 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.