Club Meeting / Christmas Party – 14 December 2019 – 6:00pm

wc5clogo_edited.jpgThe Tri-County Amateur Radio Club – WC5C will hold its next meeting on 14 December 2019.  Doors will open at 6:00pm.  This will also be our annual Christmas Party.  This meeting will be held in the Emanuel Building – 605 Southeast Parkway – Azle, Texas  76020.  This building is located behind the Azle Municipal Complex and near Ash Creek Park.

Should you have trouble finding the Emanuel Building, some of the club members will be monitoring 147.160 / PL 110.9 and talk you in.

Please use the sign-up sheet Jon Diner, N5JLD, has set-up for us so we know what you’re bringing to the party!

NOTE:  The meeting location changed beginning 5 January 2019.  The new meeting location is now at 900 Lakeview Drive – Azle, Texas 76020.  This is the Azle fire station located at the intersection of Lakeview Drive and Denver Trail.

Map to the Emanuel Building / Azle Municipal Complex:

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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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Cowtown Hamfest – 17-18 January 2020

The Cowtown Hamfest and ARRL North Texas Section Convention, the original Hamfest in the Fort Worth Metroplex is scheduled for January. The event date, January 17-18, 2020 at The Forest Hill Civic and Convention Center, 6901 Wichita Street Forest Hill, Texas 76140.

Doors open Friday afternoon the 18th at 3:00 pm and will remain open until 7:00 pm. Saturday morning the 19th it opens at 7:00 am and will close at 3:00 pm. Food will be available Friday and Saturday. Morning coffee, breakfast snacks and lunch will be available. Door prizes will be awarded through-out the event, with the grand prize awarded at the end.

Online discount tickets will be available. There will be a pre-event drawing among those buying pre-event tickets. The event will feature large vendor areas over 120 tables and outdoor tailgate flea market. Several well known commercial vendors will be present. Representatives from Kenwood and Yaesu Radios have been invited to attend. Vendors should go to the website for information and contact Betty Westmoreland at info@cowtownhamfest.org. We recommend ordering your tables in advance. They will sell out.  Since we are still new to this venue, spaces will be assigned. Tailgaters can purchase spaces on the day of the event.

A complete set of educational programs are offered through-out the day Saturday and VE Testing will be done both Friday and Saturday. Talk-in is 146.94 tone, 110.9. Fusion Digital will be up on our 440 repeater at 442.20 tone, 110.9. Volunteers are needed. This is a call for programs and speakers. Volunteers for work or as a speaker should contact David Forbes at KC5UYR@compuserve.com .

The Hamfest is open to everyone. It will have something for all. It is a Family Friendly Event. Those who are ham radio operators, present and past are encouraged to attend. In past years, the response has been overwhelming. The radio club expects no less this year. There is no better time to find friends new and old. The best part of a Hamfest is visiting with your friends and finding out what has been happening to them in their lives.

Check the website for the current information about all things Cowtown Hamfest. The website is located at www.cowtownhamfest.com and personal contact, David Forbes, KC5UYR, KC5UYR@compuserve.com or email, info@cowtownhamfest.com .

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