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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.

News on Meetings and Events

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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!!!

To Pay Dues Online Using PayPal: To use, you must have a PayPal account. Click on the "Contact Info, How to Join FARC and Using to Pay Annual Dues" tab to your left or click on the link below.

To Pay Dues in Person: You pay your dues in person at the upcoming FARC Hamfest on Saturday, January 11 and at the club member meeting on Monday, January 13. Please fill out the membership form downloadable at the tab below.

Contact Info, How to Join FARC and Using to Pay Annual Dues

Minutes of Club Meetings

NEW: Minutes of club meetings (when available) going back to 2015 are now available on the Club Meeting Minutes tab to your left

**** A big thank you to FARC Club Secretary Stacey MacArthur-W1LLO for the new beautiful banner at the top of the webpage proudly displaying our 90th year as a club. ****

Monday, February 10: Stuart Smolkin, WA5EYI, volunteer curator, will do a presentation on the Asheville Radio Museum

Stuart Smolkin, WA5EYI, from the Asheville Radio Museum, will be here. The Asheville Radio Museum has been featured on UNC-TV, PBS radio, several magazine articles and is the south's largest collection of antique amateur radio equipment. This will be a very interesting meeting and definitely one NOT TO MISS!!!

Note that this meeting will start early, no later than 7:15pm, so come early and get a good seat. We do expect a crowd!!!

This meeting is a great opportunity in person to pay your club dues also! Please download and fill out the membership form with your updated information. The form is on the "Contact" tab to your left and also at the end of the current newsletter, link below.

The link below is to the latest (January 2020) FARC newsletter!
January 2020 Newsletter

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

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

The 2020 Firstfest Hamfest of the Forsyth Amateur Radio Club is now history!!!

Below is a message from Sam Poindexter-NI4TG, President-Forsyth Amateur Radio Club

The Forsyth County Amateur Club would like to thank our attendees, vendors and supporters for a successful HamFest in spite of the rain. We appreciate each one of you.

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.

Monday, January 20, 2020: FARC Business Meeting at 66 Pizzeria

Monday, February 10, 2020: FARC Member Meeting at the Red Cross. Topic: Stuart Smolkin-WA5EYI from the Asheville Radio Museum

Monday, February 17, 2020: FARC Business Meeting at 66 Pizzeria

Saturday, February 29, 2020: SC QSO Party!!!

Sunday, March 1, 2020: NC QSO Party!!!

Monday, March 9, 2020: FARC Member Meeting at the Red Cross. Topic: TBD0

Monday, March 16, 2020: FARC Business Meeting at 66 Pizzeria

Monday, June 8, 2020: FARC Member Meeting at the Red Cross. Topic: Field Day 2020 Preparation

Saturday thru Sunday, June 27-28, 2020: Field Day 2020!!!

Forsyth Amateur Radio Club Business Meeting

Next Meeting Date: The next FARC Business Meeting will be Monday, January 20, eating at 6:30pm, meeting typically starts around 7:30pm

Meeting Location: Sixty Six Pizzeria located at 3440 Frontis St, Winston-Salem, NC

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.