WCARC ELMER FILES
for access to various files posted by several of the club radio
"Elmers", Amatuer radio operators that mentor, guide and train new and
CW Classes to start in August
Just wanted to post a note and let everyone know that the "CW
Operations Code Course" will be starting a new class right after Summer
Classes will start
on August 3, 2014 at 2:30 PM, at the WC Jester Annex, 1801 E. Old
Settlers Blvd, Round Rock, TX 78664. The course will run for 12 weeks
and will end on October 19, 2014.So
if you have the time and want learn a new language and have fun doing
it, come and join us. Let us help you in a new adventure in Amateur
Radio. You really don't know what you are missing and how much more DX
you can work on CW.
would like a flyer about the class, send me an email at
email@example.com. I will be happy to send you one and invite you to
come and join us.
Austin Summerfest August 1st
The Austin Summerfest Ham Radio Convention will be held
Friday Evening, Aug.1, and all day Saturday, Aug. 2 at the
Crowne Plaza Hotel in Austin. As always,
the Central Texas DX & Contest Club will be having our
special program on Saturday from 10am-12:30pm. We have two
great speakers: Dr. Bob Schmieder, KK6EK, whose topic will be:
"Heard Island 2016: How DXA will help you make your QSO", and
Dick Weber, K5IU, whose topic will be: "Contesting & DX
Antennas for Restricted Lots". Both of
these guys have very impressive credentials in Ham Radio and in their Business
life - see their QRZ.com pages for more info.
We are going to be giving out a number of super prizes to
include a Begali Key, Gift Certificates from Elecraft, M2,
Heil, DX Engineering, the ARRL, INRAD, and others. You must
be present at the CTDXCC program to win these prizes. Go to austinsummerfest.org for more info and registration. We
look forward to seeing you at our program. 73, Donald K6RV
2014 WCARC OFFICERS
2014 WCARC Elected Officers:
President; Ron Baldwin, AE5WW
Vice President:Mike Childers, W9MC
Secretary:Leonor White, KF5YTZ
Treasurer:Kees Talen, K5BCQ
Club Meeting Location
Club meetings occur the first Thursday of every Month at JESTER
Foster has created a simple to use and easy to install study program to
aide in preparing for the General Class license exam. Please
to go to the webpage where you can download the program.
146.64, pl tone 162.2
Taylor, TX 145.45, pl tone 162.2
WCARC CLUB CALL is N5TT
The WCARC club call is now N5TT, replacing the
former vanity call of WC5T.
was the original extra-class call of Bob Petrosky, a founding member of
WCARC in 1978 and the very first President of the WCARC. Bob was an
active member of the club for many many years, regularly attending club
meetings and events even when he became wheelchair bound. Bob
continued to communicate and interact with various
members by frequently using the club repeater and monitoring it's daily
usage. Bob was very proud of being an amatuer operator and
prouder that the club honored him by using his call for every field day
event and as the callsign for the club repeater. It is
Bob and his family that the club was able to acquire the call after Bob
became a silent key.
We of the WCARC Amateur Radio Club
gratefully and proudly continue to honor Bob and his legacy, keeping
N5TT as the now and forever official club callsign and repeater ID.
With prior club approval; WCARC members may use the call for special
contests. K5PI used
Day Pictures and VIDEO!
now on the WCARC GROUP FORUM. Click here to link to FD 2012 pictures
posted by Al, KE5OIZ
Also available; a complete WCARC 2012
Field Day Video filmed and edited by Tom, N5TW. Click here or copy and paste this url
into your browser http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-2MUbnUo00
to viewthe former club call , WC5T , very successfully. Robert
WPX certificates for 2007,
. Click on the WC5T call above to review the certificates.
WCARC PHOTO ALBUMS
PLEASE CONTRIBUTE ANY AND ALL WCARC
Please send any of your WCARC photos to the club reflector so we can
share them with
the rest of the club. Just send an email with your photos
attached to WCARC@yahoogroups.com, or go to the FILE
the refector and follow the easy directions to upload files and upload
WCARC meetings occur on the 1st
Thursday of every month.
Check the Meeting
Info link on the left for a map to the meeting location.
Radio Talk-in occurs on
146.640, (Minus offset
PL=162.2 Hz). Visitors are always welcome.
becoming an Amateur Radio Operator or interested in upgrading your
current FCC license? The
Austin and Williamson County Amateur Radio Clubs host many FREE Ham
Classes. Check out the FREE Amateur
Radio Classes website for more
information and details.
WCARC and WC-ARES
Clubs are always looking for ways to increase club funds.
consider donating any of your old radios and other Amateur radio items
to the club. Kees Talen, K5BCQ, has a great track record of
equipment into club funding dollars for use by WCARC or WC-ARES.
These funds keep
membership dues down, and provide extra cash for special events and
If you have anything to donate please contact Kees,
He can even come by and pick it up.
Radio Band Plan
is the newest US Amateur Radio Band Plan. This
band plan took effect on the 23rd of February, 2008 so print
out an put
it net to your radio. (Note, both this new one and the old
can be found on the ARRL web