Technician Class – 23 & 30 April 2016

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The Tri-County Amateur Radio Club – WC5C will hold a two-Saturday Technician Class at the Azle Fire Station located at 900 Lakeview Drive, Azle, Texas 76020.

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Class begins Saturday, 23 April 2016 and concludes on Saturday, 30 April 2016.  Class hours for each Saturday session will be from 8:30am to 5:00pm.  There is no-charge to attend the class – it is free and open to all.

FCC license exam testing will begin at the conclusion of the second Saturday teaching session.  The license exam fee is $14.00.  See What To Bring To The Test Session for additional details.

Please use our web-based contact form if you would like to sign-up for the class.

Map to the Azle Fire Station:

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Club Meeting – 7 May 2016 – 7:00pm

Pre-meeting dinner will be at  David Beard’s Catfish And Seafood – 1303 Northwest Parkway – Azle, Texas  76020.  This is just north of the intersection of 199 and Main Street/North FM 51.  We generally meet for dinner starting around 5:15-5:30pm.

Map to David Beard’s Catfish And Seafood in Azle, Texas:

The next meeting will be at 7:00pm on Saturday, 7 May 2016 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.

Map to 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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Spring 2016 Parker County CERT Class

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The Community Emergency Response Team (known as CERT) is an all-hazard training designed to help us protect ourselves, our families, our neighbors, and our county in an emergency situation.  CERT volunteers are trained in basic disaster skills to respond effectively and efficiently without placing themselves in danger.  The level of training equips CERT members to function as a first responder during a disaster until professional fire, police, and EMS arrive on scene which could be a couple minutes or hours.

The Spring 2016 CERT IS-317 class will be held:

Saturday April 30: 9:00AM-4:00PM

Monday May 2: 6:30-9:30 PM

Saturday May 7: 9:00AM-4:00PM

Monday May 9: 6:30-9:30 PM

This is a free 21-hour class and will be held at our Emergency Management facility located at 215 Trinity Street/Trinity Avenue, Weatherford, Texas  76086 – map below:

The topics are as follows:

Unit 1 – Emergency Preparedness
Unit 2 – Fire Safety
Unit 3 – Medical Ops 1
Unit 4 – Medical Ops 2
Unit 5 – Light Search And Rescue
Unit 6 – CERT Organization
Unit 7 – Disaster Psychology
Unit 8 – CERT And Terrorism
Unit 9 – Wrap-up, Test, and Exercise

If you are interested in attending the 21-hour class, please contact:

Kit Marshall <Kit.Marshall@parkercountytx.com>
Community Liaison For Emergency Prep, Grant Writer/Coordinator
Parker County Emergency Management Department
215 Trinity Street/Trinity Avenue
Weatherford, Texas  76086

Phone:  (817) 598-0969
Fax: (817) 599-6368

This helps assist them with planning.

Source:  David Nelson, KG5ASU

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Special Olympics Bicycle Race 2016 – 7 May 2016

flagThe Special Olympics Bicycle Race 2016 will be held on Saturday, May 7th 2016 from 0800 to 1600 at the BNSF Railway Complex located at 2600 Lou Menk Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76131.  A PDF copy of the 2016 course can be found here:  Special Olympics 2016 Racecourse Proposal

We will need radio operators with the medical team, the event coordinator, and watching various places on the course (particularly the turns) to report injuries, course conditions, and assist with relaying messages for whatever resources might be needed.  The main job is to keep the racers (and spectators) safe and get them help when needed.

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If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please contact Tom Kisner, KE5UUO at the following e-mail address:  ke5uuo {at} live.com

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