Club Activities, News, Announcements, and other stuff...

Scheduled NET CONTROL STATIONS for upcoming weekly Club nets:

     11/4/16 -
     11/11/16 -
     11/18/16 -
     11/25/16 -

Agenda for next Club meeting (Special agenda items noted here - otherwise check the Calendar page on this web site):

  Agenda for 11/28/16 WCARC monthly meeting...

  • The IRS has approved our status as a 501c3 Charitable Association for Scientific and Educational purposes - and what it means to you and the Club
  • Fund raiser status report
  • Results of our June 2016 Field Day efforts (as published in this month’s QST)
  • Our Club’s online info at ARRL and the ARRL Club Eligibility List
  • The Nov Sweepstakes (completed) and upcoming Jan VHF Contest - and maybe the Dec 10 Meter Contest (?)
  • Holiday Party reminder
  • LIVE demonstration of digital voice modes (DMR, Fusion, and D-Star if someone brings a D-Star capable radio) - KZ3MW & KD0ITF
  • MFJ-226 Antenna Analyzer (digital Network Vector Analyzer) demo and swept SWR graphs from actual antennas - KZ3MW

10/31/16 - "Transmission Line Theory" by Ken, KM3F

Minutes from previous meetings:

CLUB NEWS........

9/31/16... N3Z Certification Program Terminated.  Contact Confirmation Certificates are no longer available.  If you wish a Contact Confirmation, we will be happy to exchange QSL cards at no cost.  73 and thanks for your interest.

6/3/16... Instructions for N3Z Contact Confirmation Certificate  please do the following:

6/3/16... Instructions for N3Z Contact Confirmation Certificate to follow... stay tuned !!!!!!!!!!

3/25/15... Mark Wheeler, the Club's Field Day Coordinator has announced that the site for the Club's 2015 Field Day activities will be the Valleyview Farm Campground located at 1576 Belmont Turnpike, Waymart, PA 18472. This is about 7 miles north of the 4-corners in Waymart. The Valleyview Farm Campground website is - check it out - lots of info and pictures.

3-16-15... The Wayne County Amateur Radio Club's Monthly Meeting will be held on the last Monday of each month at the Gravity Inn, 40 Plains Gravity Road, Waymart, Pa. at 7:00 PM.

3-12-15... Dave McDowell, the Club's Treasure, secured a Post Office Box in the Waymart Post Office today for the Club. The Club's new mailing address is:

         Wayne County Amateur Radio Club
         P. O. Box 125
         Waymart, Pa. 18472-0125

Please direct all correspondences and mail to this address from now on.

3-10-15... Mark Wheeler, WB2ULR, is the Club's Field Day Coordinator. If you are interested in working Field Days which takes place the last weekend of June, please let Mark know. More news re ARRL Field Day to follow.

3/2/16 - - - Article from the Wayne Independent newspaper…

         March 2, 2016
         Emergency Coordinator Named
         By Kelly Waters

    WAYMART – During a meeting of the Wayne County Amateur Radio Club on Monday, Dave Corey, KC3AX, of Lake Ariel, was appointed as the     Emergency Communications Coordinator for the Amateur Radio Emergency Service program (ARES), which is part of the American Radio Relay League     (ARRL).

    Wayne County Commissioner Jonathan Fritz and W.T. Jones, Section Emergency Coordinator for eastern Pennsylvania were also in attendance.
    The Wayne County ARES works closely with the Wayne County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) to assist when needed.

     New position.........

    Corey has 35 years of experience as an amateur radio operator. He has also served as a Wayne County EMA Radio Officer.

    “I’m looking forward to working with them and the updated mandates that have been set,” Corey stated. “I’m looking forward to taking on the challenge. The     ARRL is a great organization.”

    Fritz commended Corey on the position.“I want to give a tip of the hat to Dave,” stated Fritz. He’s very professional and he is dedicated to what he does.     “Wayne County will be well served by Corey and the other dedicated Amateur Radio Operators." Fritz also commended about the organization for what     they do.  “How many people go about their daily lives... and not understand the network that’s out there… of people who have a responsibility to look out     for our best interests, health and safety,” he said.  “You folks play an integral part in that process. I want to extend a heartfelt thanks...please keep it up for     local and national security".

    Jones added he’s looking forward to working with Corey.  “Dave Corey, KC3AX, brings a tremendous amount of practical experience and dedication to the     position of the ARRL ARES EC,” he stated.  “His greatest challenge as time goes forward will be recruiting more Amateur Radio Operators as ARES     Volunteers.  I have no doubt that Dave will rise to that challenge and build an ARES organization that will be a model for the rest of our Eastern PA     section.”

    See Photo in the "Club Photos" page of this web site. From left are Dave Corey, KC3AX; Wayne County Commissioner Jonathan Fritz and W.T. Jones,     section emergency coordinator for eastern Pennsylvania. PHOTO BY KELLY WATERS Also, a photo of the Club's Officers, from left are WD4KTW,     WB2ULR, Commissioner Fritz, & KA3UBG.

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