Taylor, TX Repeater ON-THE-AIR, 145.45 pl 162.2---- WCARC Club Repeater 146.64 162.2 pl---- WCARC meets the first Thursday of every month at Jester Annex 1801 E. Old Settlers Road, Round Rock, TX ----
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CW Classes to start August 3rd

Just wanted to post a note and let everyone know that the "CW Operations Code Course" will be starting a new class.
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.
If you would like a flyer about the class, send me an email at k5ln@austin.rr.com.  I will be happy to send you one and invite you to come and join us.

Technician License Classes start OCT 27th

Dallas Mellichamp, KD4HNX, and Ken Malgren, K7MAL, are willing to assist new hams in getting started.
Ken will have a class beginning October 27.  Also, Brad Davis, NA5BD, can help anyone having antenna problems.


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 ANNEX

1801 E Old Settlers Blvd, Round Rock, TX 78664

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FREE General Class Study Program!

Dick Foster has created a simple to use and easy to install study program to aide in preparing for the General Class license exam.   Please click here to go to the webpage where you can download the program.

Williamson County Repeaters

Georgetown, TX  146.64,  pl tone 162.2
Taylor, TX  145.45, pl tone 162.2


The WCARC club call is now N5TT, replacing the former vanity call of  WC5T.

N5TT 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 club members by frequently using the club repeater and monitoring it's daily usage.  Bob was very proud of being an amatuer operator and even 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 because of 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 events and contests. K5PI used

Field Day Pictures and VIDEO!

Avaiable 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 achieved WPX certificates for 2007, 20082009 and 2010 .  Click on the WC5T call above to review the certificates.



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 directory on the refector and follow the easy directions to upload files and upload your photos.  

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WCARC Monthly Meeting Information

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.

Amateur Radio Classes - FREE!

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Interested in 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 Accept Donations

The WCARC and WC-ARES Clubs are always looking for ways to increase club funds.  Please consider donating any of your old radios and other Amateur radio items to the club.  Kees Talen, K5BCQ, has a great track record of converting donated equipment into club funding dollars for use by WCARC or WC-ARES.  These funds keep our membership dues down, and provide extra cash for special events and projects.

If you have anything to donate please contact Kees, K5BCQ. He can even come by and pick it up. 

USA Amateur Radio Band Plan

Here is  the newest US Amateur Radio Band Plan.  This band plan took effect on the 23rd of February, 2008 so print one out an put it net to your radio.  (Note, both this new one and the old one can be found on the ARRL web site.

This page was last updated on: 10-Jan-2014

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