NOARC Christmas Party

NOARC will host an Area Wide Christmas Party and 40th Anniversary Celebration will be held on Thursday, 19 December 2019 6:00-8:00 PM at the Live Oak Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. 4565 Live Oak Church Road, Crestview, FL 32539

All clubs in Okaloosa, Walton and Santa Rosa Counties are also invited.

We will also invite folks from Live Oak Baptist Church.


This has been a pot luck in past years, we will do that again this year.

What we need:
5-6 People to be at the Church around 4:30 for set up.
5-6 Folks to stay around for the cleanup.

Email me at vp@w4aaz.org. Please put “Christmas Party” Somewhere in the subject line. Please let me know how many are coming, what type of dish you want to bring, about how many servings you think you have.
Also let me know if you can help with set up or clean up

You can also bring plates, Cups, Drinks, and utensils.
As we get the first dishes/items in, I will start sending emails out with specific requests to ensure we have a variety of dishes.

Thanks all, I look forward to a wonderful night.

Ron Mahn KI5FR

Officer Elections

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

NOARC Receives Appreciation from City of Crestview

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.

Upcoming Activities

The fall is the busy time for NOARC. Several activities could use your help. Contact Activities Director Rich Girardin, N4DPM for more details.

19 Dec at 1800 Christmas Party, Live Oak Baptist Church
01/25,26 Winter Field Day, Park on FL393

Check back for updates.

Exam Results

Two applicants were tested on 8/5/2019, with David, KM5AT passing his Extra.  He was licensed previously as an Advanced. 

Others helping with the session were W4BZM, KI5FR, AJ4XK, KL7LS, KJ4RWD AND KK4WDQ.  New member and new ham Bob, KN4UDT, assisted with setup and crowd control.  He plans on becoming a VE within the next year. 

Thanks to Live Oak Baptist Church, NOARC, the applicants, and most of all the other VEs.   A special thanks to Ron for getting the Fellowship Hall.

Bruce
KA5DLV

NEW HAMS

4-29-2019

Here are 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:

KN4UDS Joe;  KN4UDT Bob; KN4UDU John; KN4UDV Jim;  KN4UDW Dawn (a speaker recently at the club) ;  KN4UDX Troy; KN4UDY Glen (a former licensee); and  KN4UZD Jeff.

Please say HELLO to them when you hear them on the air, and / or see them at a meeting.  Congratulations to all of you!

Main Street Crestview Association Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

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!

Prep Day, October 5th

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