TCARC Club Meeting – 4 August 2018 – 7:00pm

This month’s pre-meeting dinner will be at Shinola’s Texas Cafe located at 301 Martin Avenue – Springtown, Texas  76082.  Typically, we meet for dinner starting around 5:15-5:30pm.

Talk-in is on 147.160MHz – PL 110.9 in case you need additional directions to find the restaurant.

Map to Shinola’s Texas Cafe:

The next meeting will be at 7:00pm on Saturday, 4 August 2018.  We meet at the Azle Municipal Complex located at 613 Southeast Parkway in Azle, Texas.

FCC Amateur Radio license testing will be available after the meeting – typically around 8:00pm.  Sometimes later, if there is a presentation after the club business meeting.

Map to the Azle Municipal Complex meeting location:

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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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Wednesday Technical Net Pilot – 25 July 2018

From Wayne Morris, KB5UQ:

The pilot Technical Net will be 25 July 2018, starting at 7:30PM on the Azle repeater – 147.160+/PL 110.9.

Wayne Morris, KB5UQ, will be Net Control.

This net is an on-air Elmer session to encourage moving to higher license classes and discuss technical ham topics of interest.  This would also be a good time to discuss HF operation, as well as Morse code and other modes.

We will need weekly net control operators to help facilitate.  This role could be anyone. This could also be training for net control and net participation as it will be less formal than other nets.  We will need hams of all levels to answer questions from the participants.

Hopefully, we will have some General class operators and above that want to help.

Anyone interested in any aspect of the net is invited to join us on the pilot net.  Further nets will depend on interest shown at the pilot net.

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Austin Summerfest 2018 – 3 & 4 August 2018

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August 3 & 4, 2018      Crowne Plaza      Austin, Texas

           6121 North IH-35

              NE Corner of IH-35N & US 290E

 Once again it’s time for fun in the sun in central Texas as we make the Capital City the place to be in the middle of the Texas summer.  Come and enjoy old friends, the swapfest, and all the events at Austin Summerfest 2018, and the ARRL South Texas Section Convention.  And as always, we also host the Summer Meeting of the Texas VHF-FM Society.

More information can be found by going to the Austin Summerfest 2018 website.

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