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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! You will see past meeting videos but when W4NC goes live, a new window will open up with the live meeting video.

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

Monday, March 11: NWS Skywarn Training.

SKYWARN® consists of trained weather spotters who provide "real-time on the ground" reports of severe and hazardous weather to help meteorologists issue more quickly accurate and life-saving warning decisions.

SKYWARN® spotters (you after this training) are concerned citizens, amateur radio operators, truck drivers, mariners, airplane pilots, emergency management personnel and public safety officials who volunteer their time and energy to report on hazardous weather impacting their community. This Skywarn training is presented by the experts from the Raleigh office of the National Weather Service.

This refresher training needs to be repeated every two years if you have taken it before.

If this is the first time you will be taking this training, you will be ready to help the National Weather Service with real-time weather observations that will help them get out more accurate real time life-saving warnings of weather conditions that you are seeing on the ground!

Webmaster note-Terry-AK4D: I retired from the US Army Corps of Engineers in 2008 as the senior Water Control Manager overseeing real-time water resource issues in North Carolina and including the Roanoke River Basin into Virginia. My primary responsibility included the real-time 24/7 operation of John. H. Kerr Rerservoir and Dam including hydropower generation, Philpott Dam and Lake including hydropower generation, B. Everett Jordan Dam and Lake, Falls Dam and Lake and the W. Kerr Scott Dam and Reservoir.

Two of my key Federal real-time partners were the National Weather Service Raleigh forecast office and the Southeastern River Flow Center (SERFC) who provided critical high rain and river stage forecasts, critical data which helped me successfully operate my projects.

I have the upmost respect for the hydrologists and meteorologists in the two offices. Lets make this NWS Skywarn training a successful and informative meeting!!

The link below is to the latest (February) FARC newsletter!
February 2019 Newsletter

AuxComm - ARES website pages have been updated with more documents and training opportunities. Check them out!

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

Monday, April 8: AuxComm - ARES Presentation by Harlan Cobert-W1HRC

Monday, May 13: TBD

Monday, June 10: Field Day Planning and Preparation

Saturday-Sunday, June 22-23: ARRL Field Day!!!

Forsyth Amateur Radio Club Business Meeting

Meeting Date: The next FARC Business Meeting will be Monday, 18 February, 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.