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A Listing of the Many Continuous Forsyth Amateur Radio Club Meetings

The Forsyth Amateur Radio Club (FARC) is currently meeting via Zoom video due to the Corvid-19 virus restrictions.

Zoom video club member meetings start normally at 7:30PM on the second Monday of each month.

FARC Board of Directors Business Meetings are held the third Monday of each month at 7:30PM.

"tech-talk" meetings each Wednesday at 7:30PM.

FARC CW Group on Fridays at 7:30PM

Auxcomm-ARES Net each Thursday on 145.47 repeater; Zoom training on 3rd Thursday, both at 8PM

Project Group Meetings on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:30PM

If you do have the meeting access information and are interested in joining us in one of the Zoom 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.

Riley Hollingsworth-K4ZDH May 11 Presentation

Link to View the Video of Riley Hollingsworth-K4ZDH's presentation on the Volunteer Monitoring Program to the Forsyth Amateur Radio Club on May 11, 2020

Below is a clickable link to the video of his presentation on YouTube.

Riley Hollingsworth YouTube Meeting Video

Brian Harrison--KN4R's Presentation on Ham Radio in the Movies at the November 2019 club meeting

Brian Harrison--KN4R did a great presentation on Ham Radio in the Movies providing the radios for both the movie Midway, which was out last November and for the upcoming PBS presentation on the radios behind the Pan-American Airways--Across The Pacific story at our club meeting last November. Click on the "Past Meeting and Event Info/Downloads" tab to your left and scroll down to the November 2019 meeting information which has some very interesting links to information and videos to view.

On-going announcement from Sam-NI4TG, President FARC, about the FARC Member Meeting scheduled for Monday, June 8 at 7:30pm.
Main Topic: Field Day Planning and Organization

To all FARC members and others: This will be a Zoom Video Conference Member Meeting in continued response to the very contagious Covid-19 virus and Governor’s orders.

The main meeting topic will be Field Day (June 27-28) Organization and Planning. This will be a critical meeting!!! Please attend. Due to social distancing restrictions and possible park restrictions due to Covid-19, we must plan on how we operate for Field Day this year. Also at the meeting will be announcements, treasurer report, repeater status, and AuxComm-ARES reports.

An email will be sent out to club members with a link for the meeting.

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

May 2020 Newsletter

From Dale-WB9SZL on the VEC license testing program

Please go to the FARC VEC Testing tab to get the latest news on license testing availablility.

Keep Safe and Stay Healthy

Below is a graphic on covid-19 prevention from Harlan-W1HRC. You can click on the image to get it to an independent screen or possibly download it.

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 October Hamfest of the Forsyth Amateur Radio Club is coming. October 10, 2020. Mark your calendars!!! Details to follow.

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, June 8, 2020: FARC Member Meeting via Zoom. Topic: Field Day 2020 Preparation

Monday, June 15, 2020: FARC Board of Directors Business Meeting via Zoom Saturday thru Sunday, June 27-28, 2020: Field Day 2020!!!

Monday, July 13, 2020: FARC Member Meeting. Location: TBA. Topic: Presentation by Marv Hoffman-WA4NC, NC ARRL Section Manager

Saturday-Sunday, 12-13 September, 2020: Tour to Tanglewood MS Event with Auxcomm-ARES Participation (Volunteers Needed--Contact Harlan Cobert-W1HRC for info)

Saturday, October 10, 2020--FARC Octoberfest Hamfest

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, June 15 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!!

Webmaster Note: A lot of changes are being made to the club website. Be sure to ALWAYS do a refresh on your browser when you visit this website.

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

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. 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.