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FARC Member Monthly Meeting Information, Monday, August 10, Zoom meeting starts at 7:15 pm

Our next Member meeting will be Monday, August 10. The topic will be a presentation by Cezar, VE3LYC, about his many exciting DXpeditions. This promises to be a great meeting and will be a Zoom meeting.

**** NOTE: The Monday, August 10 club meeting will start at 7:15 pm. ****

Also at the August 10 meeting, a member vote will be needed to approve updates to the club ByLaws after a recent Attorney review. The updated bylaws can be reviewed in pdf format by clicking on the link below.

July 17, 2020 Updated FARC ByLaws

The red link below is to the latest (August 2020) FARC newsletter!

August 2020 Newsletter


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.


July 13 FARC Member Meeting Information

Thank you to Marv Hoffman-WA4NC, NC ARRL Section Manager for a very informative presentation on amateur radio and ARRL initiatives, goals, issues, etc. at our Monday, July 13 Zoom video meeting.

Below is a clickable link in pdf format for his powerpoint presentation at the meeting.

PowerPoint Presentation in pdf format by Marvin Hoffman-WA4NC at the Monday, July 13 Meeting


AuxComm-ARES Training and News

Go to the Auxcomm-ARES training tab to your left for the latest training info.

Recently added has been a Wednesday, August 5, 2020, 1900-2100: Zoom video training course "WebEOC Just In Time Training-JIT course". This will be both a refresher for those trained in WebEOC and for new trainees. Registration is required in NC Terms. Look for more information and how to sign up by clicking the Auxcomm-ARES training tab to your left.

Saturday-Sunday, 12-13 September, 2020: The Tour to Tanglewood MS Event has been cancelled.

Saturday, 12 September, 2020: From Harlan--W1HRC...The September 12 Communications Exercise will occur from 1300 to 1600. We will be using 2M, 70cm and 10M to pass tactical and formal messages using the ICS-213 and ARRL message forms as well as having Communications Team Leads make entries into and retrieve information the WebEOC system. All AuxComm personnel are encouraged to participate in this first of its kind exercise for the group. Look for further announcements on this.

An EOC NCS Zoom training course has been added on the AuxComm-ARES training tab, tentative date of October 24 from 0800-1700.


A Listing of the Many Continuous Forsyth Amateur Radio Club Meetings

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

Club Member Meetings: Starts at 7:30PM on the second Monday of each month.

Board of Directors Business Meetings: Starts at 7:30PM on the third Monday of each month.

"Tech-Talk" meetings: Held each Wednesday at 7:30PM.

CW Group meetings: Held each Friday at 7:30PM

The Auxcomm-ARES Net: Held each Thursday on 145.47 repeater; Zoom training on 3rd Thursday, both at 8:30PM. Click on the AuxComm - ARES Communications Net & Info tab on your left for more info.

Project Group Meetings: Held on the third Tuesday of each month at 7 PM

If you do have the Zoom meeting access information and are interested in joining us in one of the video meetings, please click the "Contact Info" button to your lower left and contact us at the "info" address shown on that page or feel free to contact one of the club officers on the "club officers" tab to your left.

Please provide your name, call sign, phone number, physical address and the meetings that your are interested in participating in your e mail to us.

The e-mail contact with us is prefereable and should provide a quicker response than calling us at the phone number provided on the "Contact Us" page.


From Dale-WB9SZL on the VEC license testing program

We are working on a system to allow testing. Several possibilities are being explored. Information on the new system will be released as soon as it is worked out.


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!!


2020 October Hamfest News--Cancelled

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. Stay tuned....


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.


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

Wednesday, August 5, 2020: Zoom video training on WebEOC from 7-9 pm. This will be both a refresher for those trained in WebEOC and for new trainees. Registration is required in NC Terms. Look for more information on this.

Monday, August 10, 2020: FARC Member Meeting, starting at 7:15 pm. Location: TBA, probably a Zoom video meeting. Topic: Presentation will be by Cezar, VE3LYC, about his many exciting DXpeditions

Monday, August 17, 2020: FARC Board of Directors Business Meeting via Zoom

Saturday-Sunday, 12-13 September, 2020: Tour to Tanglewood MS Event has been cancelled.

Saturday, 12 September, 2020: From 1 - 4 pm will be a WebEOC exercise. Look for further announcements on this.

Monday, September 14, 2020: FARC Member Meeting. Location: TBA, probably a Zoom video meeting. Topic: Presentation will be by Ken Kayser, K2KXK. He will be addressing Digital Voice modes (DMR, Fusion, Dstar) and the how and why on doing them with a variety of technologies (repeaters, hotspots, dongles, etc.)digital VOICE modes.

Monday, October 12, 2020: FARC Member Meeting. Location: TMA, probably a Zoom video meeting. Topic: Doug Spriggs-W4DCS, program will be on his Class-E AM transmitter.

Monday, November 9, 2020: FARC Member Meeting. Location and topic: TBA

Monday, December 14, 6pm--FARC Holiday Dinner Meeting, Mi Pueble Mexican Restaurant, 644 S Stratford Rd, Winston-Salem, NC


Forsyth Amateur Radio Club Business Meeting: Monday, August 17 at 7:30pm. Meeting methology via Zoom

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!!


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 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.