Club Meeting – 1 April 2017 – 7:00pm

This month’s pre-meeting dinner will be at El Paseo Mexican Restaurant located at 100 West Main Street – Azle, Texas 76020.

We generally meet for dinner starting around 5:15-5:30pm.

 

 

Map to El Paseo Mexican Restaurant in Azle, Texas:

The next meeting will be at 7:00pm on Saturday, 1 April 2017 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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Tri-County ARC Fox Hunt / 1 April 2017 – 3:00PM

When: April 1st, 2017 @15:00 CDT
Where: Central Park, 263 W. Main Street Azle, TX 76020

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Come one, come all for what is hoped to be the first of many pre-meeting hunts.

Please do come out, even if you do not have a directional antenna. There are ways to hunt and have fun with just a rubber duck.

We will be hunting two Foxes this time. If you bring a radio, please have it programmed to the following frequencies:

WC5C/MOE will be on 146.565 MHZ

WC5C/MOI will be on 146.585 MHZ

Talk around will be on the 147.16 (PL 110.9) repeater.

We will have a brief overview of the concept and what you will be hunting for.  Then, we start hunting.

Scoring will be simple tear off tags.  Score will be for bragging rights 🙂

Please come out and join the fun.  No amateur license required.

Further information about Transmitter Hunting:

Tech Stuff has a couple of episode of their Podcast that is about Transmitter hunting. Good info.

Part two has all the Amateur Radio stuff in it. They are not Hams and explain things in English that is easy to understand.
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Horse And Buggy Race – 8 & 9 April 2017

From Mike Burns, KE5NCS:

The Horse and Buggy Race Event at Paradise at the Sunrise Ridge Ranch is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, April 8 & 9.  This is a two day event.

Saturday will be judging of Horse and Rider attire, manuvering, safety check of the rigs and other things ….. items may be added or changed from year to year.  Sunday will be the race along a buggy path through woods and pastures.  There are a number of check points along the route where the horse/buggies and timed and required to complete different manuvers.

We need about 10 volunteers for Saturday and 12 volunteers on Sunday.  We need to be at the ranch at 7:30 am.  It is about a 30 minute drive from Azle, so those that want to usually meet for breakfast at What-A-Burger, then convoy to the ranch.  Lunch will be provided Saturday……..maybe Sunday.

This is a fun event, with a beautiful ranch setting and very nice (read expensive) horse teams and buggies.  The participants are very nice and appreciative of our efforts.

The volunteers always comment on what a good time they had.  At the April 1 club meeting, I will have more information and get a list of volunteers.   We have been volunteering at this event for 16 years.

Please keep April 8 & 9 open for the buggy race.  If you know you can volunteer, please reply to this email with the dates (either Saturday, Sunday or both) that you will be available.

I will put out more detailed information when the race gets a bit closer.

Thanks,

Mike Burns, KE5NCS

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General License Class – Begins 15 April 2017 – 8:30AM

The Kilocycle Club Of Fort Worth will hold a General license class beginning on Saturday, 15 April 2017. The class will continue on 29 April & 30 April 2017. Class begins at 8:30am and concludes at 4:00pm. Testing will begin on the second half of the last day of class.

The class will be held at 3918 Telephone Road – Suite 100, Lake Worth, Texas 76135. Look for Hutton Financial (corner office).

To sign-up or request more information, please contact Jimmy Wille, AE5YP, at 817-755-0607 or e-mail him at ae5yp@arrl.net

Map to General license class location:

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