TCARC Weekly Technical Net – New Schedule

NEW SCHEDULE – Begins 11 June!

Please join us every Tuesday beginning at 7:00pm on 147.160MHz (PL 110.9).

This net is open to all licensed amateur radio operators to discuss any technical topics and help with license upgrades.

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TCARC Club Meeting – 6 July 2019 – 7:00pm

el-torito-mexican-restaurant.jpgThis month’s pre-meeting dinner will be at El Torito Mexican Restaurant located at 11210 South FM 730 – Azle, Texas  76020.  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.  Please note:  the meeting is not held at the restaurant.  Meeting location is further down.

Map to El Torito Mexcian Restaurant in Azle, Texas:

The next meeting will be at 7:00pm on Saturday, 6 July 2019.  We meet at the Azle Fire Department Complex located at 900 Lakeview Drive in Azle, Texas  76020.

NOTE:  The meeting location has 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, School Street, and Denver Trail.  See the map, below.

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 Fire Department 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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2019 Peach Pedal Bike Ride – 13 July 2019

The 2019 Peach Pedal Bike Ride is scheduled for Saturday, 13 July 2019 beginning and ending at Weatherford High School.  This is a big ride typically exceeding 2,200 participants.  The first riders leave WHS at 7:30am and the ride closes at 1:30pm.

Per Michael Heusser, KL7SG <>:

The Peach Pedal is about 3 weeks away (July 13) and we are looking for additional help.  If you have the time to help, let me know.

We have the following positions open:

Rest Stops:

  1. Brock
  2. Dean

Net Control:

  1. One spot open


  1. We have three spots open.

Thanks in advance,


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Keith D. Pugh, W5IU – Silent Key

Memorial Service – Thursday, 6 June 2019 – 2:00PM

First Presbyterian Church – 1000 Penn St
Fort Worth, Texas 76102

Full obituary can be viewed here.

From Gerry May, W5MAY:

It is with great sadness that I must relay the news that our long time Public Service director has become a silent key.

Keith D. Pugh was found this morning at his home where he appeared to have passed away over night. No information on services have been announced at this time.

Keith will be remembered for his years of service to Fort Worth / Tarrant County RACES, as a spotter, active member, long time Communications chairman for the Cowtown Marathon and countless over public service groups.

Beside serving with us he was very active in the AMSAT program and the program to allow school children to talk to the astronauts on the International Space Station. Keith worked for Lockheed/ Martin for many years as an engineer. He was a private pilot, having formerly owned and flown a V-Tail Beech Bonanza. He was very active in his church when not volunteering for amateur radio.

We will miss his willingness to help and mentor new hams, his advice as a long time leader of multiple ham radio clubs, and his smile.

Rest in Peace my friend!

Gerry W5MAY

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