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April 12 FARC Member Meeting at 7:30 pm tonight via Zoom. Two great topics. Zoom access info below!

Two topics:

1. Ken Kayser-K2KXK will do a short presentation on the Amazon Smile program.

2. Steve-WA3RTC will present a program on a home brew 2m Remote Control project

Click the link below to download Ken's presentation on the Amazon Smile program.

Adding_FARC_to_your_Amazon_Smile.pdf

Due to covid restrictions, this club meeting will be held via Zoom Conferencing on Monday, April 12 at 7:30 pm. Zoom codes to access this meeting are in the table of Forsyth Amateur Radio Club Meetings below in the row of codes for the 2nd Monday night meeting.

The red link below is to the latest (April 2021) FARC newsletter!
April 2021 Newsletter

VEC Testing Session on Saturday, May 8 from 1 to 3:30 PM.

Announcement from Dale--WB9SZL on VEC Amateur Radio Testing

To all:

Update: Limited Outdoor Testing will be held between 1:00 to 3:30 PM on Saturday May 8th, 2021 in the outdoor shelter at:

Robinhood Baptist Church, 5422 Robinhood Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27106

You may pre-register no less than 48 hours prior to an exam session, or get additional information via email to: wb9szl (at) triad (dot) rr (dot) com with attention "Exam Pre-Registration" on the subject line to Dale Mierisch WB9SZL. Please, no text messages.

New license testing and license upgrades in this area are governed by W4VEC. W4VEC has ruled that local testing sessions are currently cancelled. Plans are being made to resume normal testing at some point. Additionally, remote testing is currently not a possibility. SAFETY FOR THE VE'S AND APPLICANTS IS ALWAYS OUR FIRST PRIORITY. Thank you for your understanding.

COMING TO YOUR INBOX SOON....THE FARC SURVEY

The Board of Directors is sending an anonymous survey to all members on or about April 13. Our purpose is to create value and improve our Club, by understanding members and their desires. Please take three minutes to fill out and return your survey via email. Check your spam folder if not received.

Thanks, Sam Poindexter, NI4TG

Skywarn Weather Training Zoom Training>

Please complete by the end of March. The training link is below:

https://www.meted.ucar.edu/training_course.php?id=23/.


Your Annual Club Membership Dues are Needed.

Please remember that the Forsyth Amateur Radio Club is a 501(c)3 Organization, so donations to the club can be tax deductable!!!

Please support the club by paying your membership dues ($25 per year) and any donations. Dues and donations can be paid by mail to FARC, Inc., PO Box 11361, Winston-Salem, NC, 27116 or can easily be paid online with PayPal.me!!!

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

Contact Info, How to Join FARC and Using PayPal.me to Pay Annual Dues and Make Donations

Listing of Forsyth Amateur Radio Club Meetings

All meetings listed below are held currently via Zoom video due to the Corvid-19 virus restrictions. Feel free to join us at any meeting. You only need to have Zoom installed on your computer or phone. Prior to the meeting time, get the Zoom program running. Then click on the "Join a Meeting" tab.

Zoom meeting access information is shown in the last column. The club call sign in lower case is the pw. Repeater tab has access info for the Auxcomm-ARES Thursday meeting.

AuxComm Training and News

Upcoming Training Classes: Forsyth County WebEOC Just-In-Time Training (FOR-WEBEOC-JIT).

Online Class Date: Tuesday, May 4, 2021 from 9am to 11:30pm. Info link below:

https://terms.ncem.org/TRS/courseDesc.do?sourcePage=courseSearch&cofId=132244/.

Please join in to the Thursday night AuxComm meetings listed in the table above

Status: VEC license testing-Dale-WB9SZL

New license testing and license upgrades in this area are governed by W4VEC. W4VEC has ruled that local testing sessions are currently cancelled but plans are being made to resume at some point. Additionally, remote testing is currently not a possibility. SAFETY FOR THE VE'S AND APPLICANTS IS ALWAYS OUR FIRST PRIORITY. Open air testing is being considered. Some areas have cancelled testing for the beginning of next year. Please stay tuned for additional or changed information on this subject. Thank you for your understanding.

Summary of Upcoming FARC Meetings and Events.

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, Notice, the FARC HAMFEST previously scheduled for this date has been postponed.

Monday, May 10, 2021 7:30 pm: Zoom FARC Member Meeting. Topic: Harlan Cobert-W1HRC will present the Future of Emergency Communications

Monday, May 17, 2021 7:30 pm: Zoom FARC Board of Directors Business Meeting via Zoom

Monday, June 14, 2021 7:30 pm: Zoom FARC Member Meeting. Topic: Field Day Planning, Preparation

Monday, June 21, 2021 7:30 pm: Zoom FARC Board of Directors Business Meeting via Zoom

Saturday-Sunday, June 26-27, 2021: ARRL Field Day!!!

Saturday, October 16, 2021, 7 am - Noon: FARC HAMFEST is planned!!!

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.