THE NOVEMBER GCARC MONTHLY MEETING IS TONIGHT
ALL ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND
THERE WILL BE AN ELECTION OF OFFICERS FOR 2020 AT THIS MEETING
The following message was sent to all members and many non-members via email about SCAM messages. It was sent out by James - KW5CW with attachament images. The message was created by Andrew - the president of the GCARC. It is good practice that before opening ANY email, you should check the email address that the message originated from. If you do not recognize it, DO NOT OPEN IT. Most likely it is SCAM. In most cases, the scammer is asking for money, or passing around information as he claims that he is someone else, and in this case, he claims to be Andrew.
AGAIN, THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS A VALID MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE GCARC...
Attention to ALL,
THE EISENHOWER SPECIAL EVENT HAS CONCLUDED
All Participants using the calls W5I, W5K and W5E, PLEASE SEND LOGS TO
Lee - N5SLY
THANKS TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED
EISENHOWER SPECIAL EVENT - October 12, 2019 0000z - October 20, 2019 2359z
The Grayson County Amateur Radio Club is presently running the final operating event of the year. It is known as the Eisenhower Special Event using 3 calls - W5I, W5K and W5E. Combine the suffix of each call and it spells I-K-E, short for Dwight. Dwight David "IKE" Eisenhower was born in Denison, Texas.
You still have some time to work one of the special event stations, either on CW or Phone. A frequency list is listed below, but please note that you may find a station either + or - the projected frequency as listed.
The format for any contact is simple. Just make a contact with one of these stations as you normally would not running a contest. Contact all 3 and you'll spell IKE...if you catch them all and send us your QSL card you'll get something extra in return.
We'll be using these frequencies + or -.
CW Phone Digital
17 meters - 18.075 MHZ 18.150 MHZ Traditional frequencies for
20 meters - 14.045 MHZ 14.250 MHZ PSK, JT65, JT9 & FT8
30 meters - 10.105 MHZ -
40 meters - 7.045 MHZ 7.200 MHZ
80 meters - 3.550 MHZ 3.850 MHZ
KW5CW CW CLASS - UPDATE
The KW5CW Basic CW Classes are put on hold until a class location can be established. If you haven't signed up, contact James - KW5CW and he will give you more information. As soon as a room is secured for classes at Grayson County College, classes will be scheduled to begin.
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT - PLEASE TAKE SURVEY
Click on the link below to share your thoughts considering your membership to the Grayson County Amateur Radio Club in a brief 2 question survey. Survey results will be shared at the next club meeting. The reasoning for these questions are evident, but just to help clarify, these two questions pertain to members of the club, and prospective members that may want to join in the future. You do not have to be a member of the club to participate.
GCARC DMR Talk Group UPDATE updated 9/17/2019
The GCARC now presently has its own DMR Talk Group (TG) on the Thank God it’s Friday (TGIF) DMR Network. It has been operational now for several months, however there is very little activity on the talkgroup. As the saying goes 'use it, or loose it'. Let's see if we can keep it active. Maybe a scheduled club net can be held weekly or monthly on the GCARC DMR Talkgroup. Let's discuss this again at the upcoming meeting tonight.
The information on the new DMR talk group can be found by clicking on the link immediately below...
73 - Glen KG5REK
SILENT KEY Estate Sale
2 each - Icom IC-R71A HF receivers - $325 each
Icom IC-718 HF Transceiver - $400
Collins WE - 30L1 HF Linear Amp - $325
Drake MN-2000 Antenna Tuner (1KW average/2KW PEP) - $200
Ladies Net Reactivated
Linda Arnold- KE5YUC reactivated the Ladies Net on 147.00 at 8PM Central time and the first net was Thursday night Feb 21st. Several YL's participated. The notice regarding this net will appear in the newsletter. The YL schedule for the net is the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month at 8PM. All YL's are encouraged to participate. If you cannot reach the 147.00 repeater, you can access the net via ECHOLINK node WC5GC/R.
UPDATE.. Ham Radio Operators Dream - LATEST OFFER!!!!
PRICE UPDATE. Is anyone interested in a home that would qualify for any ham radio operators dream selling well below the appraised value of 590K. It is now offered at $499,900. Well there is one available located in Grayson County for sale by Mike - W8CM. Check out this link below and if interested, please contact one of our club members, Lynda Tuma - KF5JUO who is the realtor that has the home up for sale.
Update: The Price was lowered on Mike's dream home offer as stated in Notice 4. If anyone is interested in viewing the home, they can either contact Mike directly, or contact his realtor, Linda Tuma - KF5JUO to setup an appointment.
GRAYSONCOUNTYARC.ORG Now Running on a New Host
This website has been moved to a new host. As of February 1, 2019, the GCARC website was officially moved from Site5 Hosting to InMotion Hosting. The website continues to be secure, and on-line banking transactions are safe.
Membership Dues New &Updated
Annual club membership is now good for 365 days from signup. You will receive a notice just prior to club membership expiration. Paypal and Stripe are now the two options to pay dues.
NEW Personal Club Email Addresses - as of 9/17/2019
Personal Club emails addresses are now re-activated. Everyone received a forwarding email address a few weeks ago. New members will receive one when joining the GCARC and will be active for the duration of your club membership. Again, if you no longer wish to use an email address that was previously issued to you or if you just do not want one, it can be deleted at your request.
Updated Texoma VE Group Testing Schedule Updated
Tests for all license classes will be held
The first Thursday of EVEN numbered months
Grayson County College
Center for Workplace Learning
6101 Grayson Drive
Seminar Room C
Denison, TX 75020-8307
For additional information or questions
Ron Witherington – WX5A
Club Net Script
The GCARC Club net script is found at two places on this website. First, under the top menu item - GCARC, then ABOUT GCARC and Officers, and also under the top menu item - OTHER CLUB EVENTS, then GCARC Radio Net (Script). The net script will be updated by the next GCARC net on February 3rd.
Anyone wishing to be a net control operator during one of our nets,
please contact Andrew Bentley - KG5SKM or Roy Reed - AF5VA
Updated THE NEXT REGULAR MEETING is TONIGHT! Updated
TUESDAY - September 17, 2019 at 7:00 PM
Mariachi's Mexican Restaurant
1909 Texoma Parkway
Sherman, Texas 75090
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