WC5C Yahoo! Groups Moving To Groups.io

FYI:  This was discussed and approved at the last club meeting on 3 February 2018.

From the Yahoo! Groups e-mail list – Jon, N5JLD:

I have initiated the move of the WC5C/ Tri-County Amateur Radio Club Reflector From Yahoo Groups to Groups.io

What does this mean to you?

Should be transparent. Every member will receive an email when the move is complete. This email will have information on posting to the new group.

 When will it take place?

Since we are on the free service. We get moved when the server loading is light.  Could take 72 hours or more. On the moves starts, it is quick.

Is the Yahoo data going away?

Short answer is yes. Long answer, when we are satisfied that the move went well and every member is aware of the move and is comfortable with it. Maybe one, two months.

What happens if it all goes wrong?

Well club bylaws state that we blame Bob.  It is always Bob’s fault. Your choice on which Bob you can blame. We can all blame different Bob’s, I will leave that to your individual preference.

So hold on you your hat, this could be a E ticket ride.

Jon, N5JLD

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Wise County Antique Auto Club Swap Meet – 22-25 February 2018

wise-county-antique-auto-club-logo.jpgThe Wise County Antique Auto Club Swap Meet will be held the last weekend of February 2018.  The dates are February 22 – Thursday Noon through February 25 – Sunday Noon.

 The weekend before (Feb 17th) the swap meet we need several people to help plant Tee-Posts and string “Caution” tape between the posts.

 The work during the swap meet is not hard, basically taking money or directing cars and trucks where to park.

If you would like to volunteer for this event, please let us know by using the contact form located on our web-site.  This is a great fund-raising event for our club, so please help out if you can!

 

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Club Meeting – 3 March 2018 – 7:00pm

on-the-patio-logo.pngThis month’s pre-meeting dinner will be at On The Patio located at 8501 North Stewart Street – Azle, Texas  76020.  Typically, we meet for dinner starting around 5:15-5:30pm.

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

 

Map to On The Patio Restaurant:

The next meeting will be at 7:00pm on Saturday, 3 March 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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LAARK Contesting And Public Service Net

From Tim Curtiss, KC5DCT:

I will be restarting the LAARK contesting and public service net this coming January 28th, 2018 at 8:00pm.

This net will take place on the last Sunday of the month at 8:00pm (local time) on the LAARK 220 repeater, 224.000, with a negative offset and PL tone of 110.9. Its purpose will be to discuss upcoming contests and public service events requiring ham radio volunteers.

If you have an upcoming public service event that needs volunteers, please let me know the events and dates and I will be sure to mention them on our net.

Thank you and 73,

Tim Curtiss – KC5DCT

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Texas State Guard Exam Session Held 13 January 2018

On 13 January 2018, the Tri-County Amateur Radio Club – WC5C held a special exam session for the Texas State Guard.  The session was held at the Azle Fire Department located at 900 Lakeview Drive – Azle, Texas 76020 in the training room.

The Texas State Guard presented a Certificate Of Appreciation to Tri-County ARC for volunteering their time and resources to assist the soldiers in obtaining their amateur radio licenses.

Bob Overton, WD5ILB (center), accepts a Certificate Of Appreciation on behalf of TCARC from Texas State Guard members, Capt. Sissel (left) & Sgt. Carter (right)

Many thanks to the Azle Fire Department for allowing us to use their training room!

Many thanks to the following TCARC members for volunteering their time this day:  Mike Burns, KE5NCS; Jay Cox, KG5BZW; Jon Diner, N5JLD; Gerry Hale, AF5PK, Bob Overton, WD5ILB; Gene Skowron, KD5EMS; and Randy Thompson, KF5RRF.

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Technician Class – 12, 13, & 14 March 2018

Amateur Radio Technician Class

Would you like to participate as a storm-spotter, help out with local community events, or stay in touch with friends and family when other means of communication do not work? If so, Amateur Radio is for you.

You will be able to use VHF and UHF frequencies for local communications as well as have limited HF privileges for world-wide communications with the Technician license.

Books are available for purchase before the class at http://www.hamradioschool.com/tech-license-book

PDF Flyer regarding the class can be found by clicking here.

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Class hours are from 8:30am to 4:30pm each day. The FCC license exam will be administered on the final day of class. The cost of the exam is $14.00.

The class will be held at Tarrant County Public Health Department located at 1101 South Main – Fort Worth, Texas 76104

For more information or to register for the class, please contact Jimmy Wille, AE5YP, at ae5yp@arrl.net.

Class hosted by the Kilocycle Club Of Fort Worth – W5SH and the Tarrant County Public Health Department

Map to the Tarrant County Public Health Department facility/class location:

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