TCARC Club Meeting – 6 June 2020 – 7:00pm

From WC5C Club President, Paul Finch, WB5IDM:

Pre-Meeting Burger dinner, June 6th 2020 beginning at 5:00 PM with the club meeting starting at 7:00 PM.

As we move forward let’s all be thankful that we have a great club to go back to!

To that end we will be having the club meeting at my land next to my tower, there is plenty of room to “Socially Distance” as well as fish in my pond if you would like to!  Bass, Catfish and Bluegill, BYOB, (Bring Your Own Bait!) and tackle also!

Mike Burns, KE5NCS, has again stepped up and is furnishing the burger condiments, ketchup, mayonnaise, mustard and a hamburger bun will be in a plastic bag for you to pick up.  The plate with a burger straight off the grill will be handed to you at the fire ring as they finish the cremation process.

NOTICE:  If you want lettuce, tomato or onion, please bring them with you.  We don’t have a good way to get them distributed while socially distancing with those items.

NOTICE II:  Please bring your own lawn chairs with you, while I have a few I don’t have enough for everybody!


If all goes well we will be back on our regular schedule next month.

First item of discussion; Field Day!  What are we going to do!?  Maybe Jon can give up an update as to the new rules the ARRL came up with recently.

If you have any other discussion items please bring them up at the meeting!

Map to my tower (click “Directions” on the map below for instructions on how to get there):

In case the map isn’t enough…

From east of Azle on Highway 199, go west past the FM730 North exit (Whataburger exit) to the next crossover, Westline Road and turn right, go one block to Kerry Lane, turn left on Kerry Lane and go one block to Jackson Trail (My road) and turn right, go north about 1/3 a mile to 90 degree left turn in the road, go about 500 yards till you see a right arrow, be very cautious here because the road looks like it goes straight but that’s is actually a private drive!  The road makes a 90 degree turn to the right, go about 300 yards to a driveway with a flag on the left, an orange traffic cone on the right and a sign that says Azle Communications and 1417 Jackson Trail.  Once on my dirt road stay to the left past the old storage trailer, the old WC5C club trailer and to the circle driveway and park in front of the two story tower building.  The fire ring is to the northwest of the tower building.

Be aware, I don’t have speed bumps, I have speed craters!  Sorry!

From west on Highway 199 go to Westline Road, turn left and follow the directions above from there.

From FM 730 North, turn west on Walnut Creek Drive in front of the high school, make the sharp bend in the road to the left onto Red Bud Drive, take the next right hand turn onto Wood Lane, take the sharp left turn onto Kirbie Lane one block to Lee Lane and turn right.  Drive to west to stop sign and turn right onto Jackson Trail and follow the directions above.

From FM 730 South, go thru the four way stop signs at Highway 199, turn left onto westbound Highway 199 access road and drive to Westline Road, turn right onto Westline Road and follow direct above from there.

When you get lost, give me a call at the number below!

Paul WB5IDM – 682-465-3568

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Welcome To The Tri-Country Amateur Radio Club Website

The Tri-County Amateur Radio Club of North Texas – WC5C (American Radio Relay League Affiliated Club) welcomes visitors, and serves the area north and west of Fort Worth, including parts of Parker County, Tarrant County and Wise County.

Most of the club’s activities occur around the west side of Eagle Mountain Lake.  Cities served include Agnes, Aledo, Azle, La Junta, Sanctuary, Springtown, Reno, Lake Worth, Lakeside, Boyd, Paradise, Aurora, Rhome, Fort Worth, Sansom Park, Benbrook, White Settlement, Haslet, Saginaw, Keeter, Briar, Pelican Bay, Weatherford, and Newark.

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