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Happy Thanksgiving from FARC

As we celebrate Thanksgiving, begin putting up Christmas decorations, and rake leaves, please take time to consider all that we have to be thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving, Sam, NI4TG

FARC Member Holiday Meeting!!!

The Holiday meeting will be held via Zoom Conferencing on Monday, December 14th at 7:30 pm. A year end review, the 2021 budget, awards, and a short program will be presented.

This months newsletter is one of the best ones yet!!! Thank you Don Edwards-WS4NC for doing a great job each and every month on the newsletter.

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

Bob Heil-K9EID video from the November 9 FARC Member Meeting is available for viewing at the link below!!!

Bob Heil-K9EID, YouTube Meeting Video

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.

Thank you to presenters at recent past monthly club meetings.

Videos of presentations by:
Riley Hollingsworth-K4ZDH (June meeting),
Marv Hoffman-WA4NC (July meeting),
Cezar-VE3LYC (August meeting),
Ken Kayser, K2KXK (September meeting) and
Doug Spriggs-W4DCS (October meeting)

Bob Heil-K9EID (November meeting) are all available on YouTube with links to view them at the Past Meeting/Event Info tab to your left.

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.

AuxComm-ARES Training and News

An EOC-NCS Zoom training course has been added on the AuxComm-ARES training tab. The EOC NCS course has been finalized for 4 2-hour sessions starting on Saturday November 7th from 10am - 12pm and going for four Saturdays. Zoom access is 897 9792 5844 with club callsign in lower case as the pw.

Consult the Auxcomm-ARES training tab to your left for more information on this.

On a larger note, please read pages 32 through 36 in the November newsletter for the status of and a lot of great info on Auxcomm-ARES.

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 October 31, 2020 and remote testing is not being considered. SAFETY FOR THE VE'S AND APPLICANTS IS ALWAYS FIRST. Open air testing is being considered. Some areas have cancelled testing for the remainder of the year. Please stay tuned for additional or changed information on this.

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!!

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, December 14, 2020 6pm--FARC Holiday Meeting, Not sure of format, may be a casual Zoom meeting.

Monday, January 11, 2021 7:30 pm: Zoom FARC Member Meeting. Topic: Our famous Show and Tell meeting. Get those snazzy projects done.

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

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!!!

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.