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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!

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, October 8: Radio and the Disappearance of Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan by Brian Harrison-KN4R

The link below is to the latest FARC newsletter!
September 2018 Newsletter

Help is needed for the Tour to Tanglewood, Update on ARES, Needed Actions and Upcoming Training

View a pdf version of a recent letter from Harlan Cobert-W1HRC on needed help for the upcoming Tour to Tanglewood

  • Help is Needed for the 2018 Bike MS Tour to Tanglewood

  • View a pdf version of the May 30 Tour to Tanglewood information newsletter recently send out by Forsyth County Amateur Radio Emergency Coordinator Harlan Cobert-W1HRC on the link below:
  • Tour to Tanglewood Newsletter

  • Click on the Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES) Push Button on the left with Red Lettering to view all updated information

    Info, Concerns and Updates on WWV Funding

    Check out the two following articles on the ARRL website on a proposal to shut down WWV and WWVH:

  • 21 August article on ARRL website

  • 11 August article on ARRL website
  • Proposed FARC ByLaws Update

    The FARC ByLaws Committee has released the proposed ByLaws update to the Board of Directors and club members. A vote will be held at the Monday, October 8 meeting to approve the new ByLaws. Many thanks to the ByLaws Committee: Terry Brown-AK4D, Don Edwards-WS4NC, Henry Heidtmann-W2DZO, Jim Register-KV4SJ and Geoff Rudy-KK4MOV. The proposed ByLaws are in the document below, in pdf format.

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

    Monday, November 12: A Fully Functional Panadapter for Every Ham Station by Ken Kayser-K2KXK

    Monday, December 3: Annual Holiday Party

    Saturday, January 5: FARC Firstfest Hamfest

    Forsyth Amateur Radio Club Business Meeting

    Meeting Date: The next FARC Business Meeting will be Monday, 17 September, 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.