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January 18 FARC Board of Directors Business Meeting at 7:30pm

All interested club members are invited to attend. This is a critical meeting each month to discuss club business and to determine club needs, short and long term. Zoom access info is in the table a little further below.
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February 8 FARC Club Member Meeting
Topic: Club Log presentation by Dick Hattaway-W4PID!!

Due to covid restrictions, this club meeting will be held via Zoom Conferencing on Monday, February 8 at 7:30 pm.

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


Annual Club Membership Dues are DUE!!

Please support the club by paying your membership dues soon. Dues can be paid in person at upcoming events or for your convenience, dues can now easily be paid online with PayPal.me!!!

To Pay Dues Online Using PayPal: To use PayPal.me, you must 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 click on the link below. Contact Info, How to Join FARC and Using PayPal.me to Pay Annual Dues


A Listing of the Many Continuous Forsyth Amateur Radio Club Meetings

All Forsyth Amateur Radio Club (FARC) meetings listed below are currently via Zoom video due to the Corvid-19 virus restrictions. Feel free to join us at any meeting. You are welcome.

The meeting access information is shown in the last three columns. The club call sign in lower case is the pw. Repeater access info for the Auxcomm-ARES Thursday meeting is shown on the Repeater tab to your left.


Skywarn Weather Training

Due to covid, Skywarn training will be via Zoom, online self training.

Please complete by the end of March

The training link is below:

https://www.meted.ucar.edu/training_course.php?id=23/.


AuxComm-ARES Training and News

Upcoming Training Class: Forsyth County WebEOC Just-In-Time Training (FOR-WEBEOC-JIT)

When: Tuesday, February 23 from 10am to 12:30pm

Class will be online. More info can be found at:

https://terms.ncem.org/TRS/courseDesc.do?sourcePage=courseSearch&cofId=131188/.

Please join in to the Thursday night AuxComm-ARES meetings listed in the table above


Join Us for an Informative and Casual "Tech-Talk" Meeting each Wednesday at 7:30 pm.

All Forsyth Amateur Radio Club (FARC) meetings are currently via Zoom video due to Corvid-19 virus restrictions.

The "Tech-Talk" Zoom Meeting number is 549 621 524. Use club call in lower case for the other requested input.


From Dale-WB9SZL on the VEC license testing program

New license testing and license upgrades in this area are governed by W4VEC. W4VEC has ruled that local testing sessions are cancelled through December 31, 2020 and remote testing is not being considered. SAFETY FOR THE VE'S AND APPLICANTS IS ALWAYS OUR FIRST PRIORITY. Open air testing is being considered. Some areas have cancelled testing for the beginning of next year. Please stay tuned for additional or changed information on this subject. Thank you for your understanding.


Tentative Listing of Future FARC Meeting Topics and Amateur Radio Events.

Monday, January 18, 2021: Zoom FARC Board of Directors Business Meeting via Zoom

Monday, February 8, 2021, 7:30 pm: Zoom FARC Member Meeting. Topic: Club Log presentation by Dick Hattaway-W4PID

Monday, February 15, 2021: Zoom FARC Board of Directors Business Meeting via Zoom

Monday, March 8, 2021, 7:30 pm: Zoom FARC Member Meeting. Topic: Brian Harrison-KN4R will show how to spruce up your QRZ webpage

Monday, March 15, 2021: Zoom FARC Board of Directors Business Meeting via Zoom

Monday, April 12, 2021 7:30 pm: Zoom FARC Member Meeting. Topic: Steve-WA3RTC will present a program on a home brew AUX CTL project

Monday, April 19, 2021 7:30 pm: Zoom FARC Board of Directors Business Meeting via Zoom

Saturday, April 24, 2021, 7 am - Noon: FARC HAMFEST!!!

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

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


The 2020 Field Day Awards


The Field Day Committee would like to thank all the members who help in the planning and execution of the 2020 Field Day exercise. The 2020 event was a great success despite the conditions we had to deal with. We scored enough points to place us 12th overall in the composite scoring!!!

Below is a listing of the club members who participated Field Day via Zoom and log submission. The members on the list have been awarded a 2020 Field Day Pin. The pins will be passsd out at the next physical club meeting.



Video of Current and Past Meetings

Our live W4NC video capability for meetings is available for our club the 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.


Forsyth Amateur Radio Club's 90th Year Celebration!!!

On December 30, 2019, FARC turned 89 years old!!! So to celebrate, we will make all of 2020 and 2021 a 90th year celebration. A number of events have been planned to help us celebrate. This includes multiple on-air events throughout the remainder of 2020 and 2021. Click on the image to your right for more info!!


FARC Hamfest News--Mark your calendar for April 24, 2021!!

Due to concerns for the ham radio community and restrictions required by the ongoing Coronavirus, the 2020 October Hamfest of the Forsyth Amateur Radio Club scheduled for October 10 is cancelled.

But mark your calendar for April 24, 2021--HAMFEST TIME!!! Click the small image below for a FULL PAGE FLYER!!


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.