Its time for our monthly club meeting. Monday August 18 at 7:00 in the Social Hall at the Independant Hose Company on Baughmans Ln in Frederick. We have a lot to dicuss this month. We are also still in need of people to operate during the Gran Fondo bicycle race next Sunday. Hope to see you there.
Frederick ARES and the Frederick Amateur Radio Club will again be providing
communications support for the Gran Fondo Bike Race this year on August
24th. We need operators with a mobile or HT 2M rig willing to man the four
checkpoints (timing stations) during this event. Operations will be the same
as last year, and you can go to http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1363618 for
the times and locations (click on the green icons). Plan on using either the
MADXRA or FARG repeater systems.
While Gran Fondo isn’t a “non-profit” organization, we got a nice donation
from them which was then donated to the MADXRA group for the maintenance of
their repeater system.
For the locations with longer hours, we will try and limit the shifts to 4
hours. As always, you don’t have to be a member of ARES, FARC, or MADXRA -
just a ham willing to lend a hand.
Please let me know if you’re available. Thanks.
Jeff Fishman KB3FIO
FRED ARES EC
The Maryland/DC QSO Party is fast approaching. We will be operating a contest station at the Red Cross in Walkersville this Saturday August 9 from 3 pm until midnight. Club stations are worth extra in the contest so come out and help your fellow hams score some points. Hope to see you there.
The monthly club meeting will be held this Monday July 21st at the Golden Corral on Spectrum Dr. in Frederick. We will be meeting in the side room off to the far right from the entrance starting at 6:30 pm. Hope to see you there.
Field Day is fast approaching time to sharpen your skills and get ready to hit the air. This year we will be working from the Frederick County Red Cross. The location is 2 E. Frederick St. in Walkersville. It starts at 2:00 pm and setup begins at 1:00. The event runs through 5:00pm on Sunday and we are looking for operators to helps us out at anytime during the day or night. Stop by to show your support or work a few stations. See you there.
It’s that time of the month again!!! Our regularly scheduled meeting is Monday June 16th at 7:00 pm in the Social Hall at the Independant Hose Company building on Baughmans Ln. We will be finalizing our plans for field day as well as our upcoming contests. There will also be someone visiting from the Frederick News Post to gather information about our club and hobby. We want to have as many members there as possible so they can get the full FARC experience and see what Ham radio is all about. Hope to see you there!
At this month’s meeting we discussed plans for the 2014 Field Day. Once again we will be meeting in the parking lot at Wal-Mart most likely out by the street directly across from Ruby Tuesday. We are planning to have a 2 meter simplex contest in September. The contest is open to all hams and we will be posting more details soon. We are also planning a Fox Hunt for October with more details coming soon. I would like to thank Lou Popowsky KB3RNT for his presentation on batteries. Lou gave us a wealth of information on a variety of batteries.
Join us on Monday May 19 at 7:00 for our regular monthly meeting. As usual we will be in the social hall at the Independant Hose Company building 310 Baughmans Ln. in Frederick. We will have a presentation from Lou Popowsky KB3RNT on batteries so don’t miss out. Hope to see you there
Thank you to everyone who made our Tabletop/Tailgate event such a success. We had a good turn out and there was a lot of equipment changing hands over the course of the night. We are looking forward to an even bigger event next year. With the approach of summer it is time to begin planning for Field Day. Bring any thoughts or suggestions with you to the next meeting. As a reminder the next meeting is a dinner event at the Golden Corral 5621 Spectrum Dr. in Frederick on Monday April 21. We will be meeting in the private room off to the right side of the building at 6:30. Hope to see everyone there!
Don’t forget that the FARC is hosting a Tailgate/Tabletop event on Monday March 17 at the Independent Hoe Company Social Hall 310 Baughmans Lane in Frederick. Setup begins at 6:00 and doors open at 6:30. There is no admission fee for the event. Table space is available to club members for free and at a suggested donation of $10 for non-members.