The fall is the busy time for NOARC. Several activities could use your help. Contact Activities Director Rich Girardin, N4DPM for more details.
01/18/20 Davidson Dash, will operate 447.000; 0730 Briefing. Location is Davidson Elementary School in Crestview.
01/25/20 Winter Field Day, Park on FL393 THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED.
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Of the five applicants that tested, Glen Simon, KN4UDY upgraded to Extra, and Randy Church, KN4OPX upgraded to General. Jonathon Murphy, son of President-elect Bob Murphy has a new call of KO4AFZ. These items got entered last night.
Please congratulate the upgrades when you hear and / or see them.
In our Novermber 14th Business meeting we elected new officers:
President two year term: Bob Murphy
Vice President one year term: Ron Mahn
Secretary one year term: Ralph Zecco
Treasurer two year term: Steve Strom
On Monday, October 21, 2019, the Mayor and Crestview City Council wanted to extend appreciation to the clubs and organizations in the city for their work. NOARC was invited to attend the modified City Council meeting, where approximately thirty organizations gave two-minute talks on their organization.
Bruce Adams spoke for our club. He mentioned the FCC mandate of being “a voluntary non-commercial radio service, with emphasis on emergency communications”; that the club is 41 years old this month; and also mentioned some of the public service work that is provided in the city and county.
Flyers were available for those interested in more information, plus the club’s website was delivered in the presentation. Again, NOARC thanks the Mayor and the City for the recognition.
Photo: (left to right) Alex Barthe’, Steve Strom, Bruce Adams, and Jim Morrison. Not pictured are Juanita and Craig Young, and Bob and Sally Walker. Photo by Robb Sugg.
During the Morse code class I just finished an interesting short article
by Nancy Kott was suggested. I am attaching it as it clearly describes
a path to a better use for our communications hobby.
Read the article here.
Bob Walker, N4CU
the callsigns of the eight upgrades at the most recent exam given in Niceville.
Seven of them were in the class held at Rocky Bayou Church. All were unlicensed prior to the exam:
KN4UDT Bob; KN4UDU John; KN4UDV Jim; KN4UDW Dawn (a speaker recently at the club) ;
KN4UDX Troy; KN4UDY Glen (a former
licensee); and KN4UZD Jeff.
HELLO to them when you hear them on the air, and / or see them at a meeting. Congratulations to all of you!
It was a great night at the Main Street Crestview Association Volunteer Appreciation Dinner. Patty KM4OZK, Bruce KA5DLV, Rich N4DPM and Ron KI5FR represented NOARC at the event. The first photo is the NOARC members, The second was Ron KI5FR accepting a very generous donation of $100 from Paul Lowry, President of Main Street Crestview. Thanks Main Street, we look forward to working in the years to come!
Antenna raising time. The advanced team met this morning to make preparations for tomorrow’s antenna raising. While waiting for some of the team to arrive, Bob Walker gave us an promptitude course in the use of tower climbing safety equipment.
Bob Walker, N4CU
We had good attendance at the Technical Night held on 27 September 2018. At the meeting, NOARC members were introduced to an antenna that many of the experienced club members had built as their first amateur radio antenna — a 2-meter, vertical, ground-plane antenna constructed from an SO-239 coax connector 12 AWG copper wire.W4BZM provided a short discussion on the theory of a ground-plane antenna, and KK4KRZ explained the twisting of the wires for rigidity and provided several twisted wires for use.The parts kits of connector, antenna wires, and hardware were then distributed. Six members constructed antennas and tested them using antenna analyzers, and four more kits were purchased by members for later assembly.Thank you to KK4KRZ and KI5FR for providing extra parts, tools, and antenna analyzers for use on this project.Mike Behr W4BZM