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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.

Watch the Video of the Meeting via W4NCLive!!

W4NC continues to experiment with a "Live Meeting Video Feed" over the Internet! To follow our Live Stream Meetings at the stated meeting date and time stated further below - Click the W4NCLive logo to the right!

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


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

Firstfest Date and Time: Saturday, January 5, 2019 from 7 am to Noon

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

A map of the Firstfest 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. If you need to rent an indoor table, get table rental pricing and reserve tables by contacting us: hamfest (-at-) w4nc (-dot-) com

    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.

    Possible VEC test information will be available later.

    Click on the Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES)/AuxComm Push Button on the left with Red Lettering to view details on the updated WebEOC training calendar and information for ARES/AuxComm

    Monday, January 14: Our Annual FAMOUS Show and Tell Meeting!!!

    Build something, bring it, tell us about it. This is always a fun meeting.

    The link below is to the latest (December) FARC newsletter!
    December 2018 Newsletter

    Below is a link to the handout from the Monday, November 12 FARC Club Member Meeting where the topic was: A Fully Functional Panadapter for Every Ham Station by Ken Kayser-K2KXK

    SDR Panadapter Presentation

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

    Saturday, January 5: FARC Firstfest Hamfest

    Monday, January 14: Show and Tell

    Monday, February 11: To Be Determined

    Monday, March 11: NWS Skywarn Training

    Forsyth Amateur Radio Club Business Meeting

    Meeting Date: The next FARC Business Meeting will be Monday, 21 January, 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.