2018 DARC Voting Ballot

Check your e-mail!

The electronic ballot for DARC Officers was sent out Friday night to the e-mail address we have on file for you.

The e-mail is from DARC Elections  Subject: [DARC] Ballot for 2018 Ballot for DARC Officers – REVISED  HamLineOnline

Select the link in the email an do your responsibility > VOTE!  DO IT NOW BEFORE YOU FORGET!

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Tech Net News 11-11-2017

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Credit: Thach Mai Hoang

The contest calendar is fairly quiet, but the 10-10 International Fall Digital QSO Party is going on, if you’d like to try for a 10-meter opening. The ARRL November Sweepstakes will be having their phone contest next weekend.

Electronic officer elections are now in progress for the DARC. Look for an email entitled “Ballot for 2018 Ballot for DARC Officers – REVISED.”

Don’t forget to sign up for Turkey Trot!

And one fun bit of amateur radio news that’s tickled my fancy: if it’s made of metal, it’s an antenna! You can buy aluminum foil on small islands where you can’t buy wire, as this ham in Hong Kong found out.

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Tech Net News 11-04-2017

Don’t forget to sign up for Turkey Trot! It’s a big day, and we need your help.

Our November club meeting is coming up soon. We’ll be hearing from Dr. Tim Holzheimer, N6DIY as he compares the different models of SDR available today and studies their ability to deal with interference.

There are two contests in progress at the moment. The ARRL November CW Sweepstakes will run until 02:59 UTC on Monday, and the ARRL EME Contest for 50-1,296 MHz takes place this weekend as well. Don’t forget that the phone Fall Sweepstakes will take place on Nov. 18th-20th.

Are you on 630 meters yet? Even if you can’t transmit, you could listen along during a special operating event next weekend, which focuses on November 11th.

If you aren’t operating on 630 meters, but you plan to, don’t forget to apply for approval from the UTC. The on-line form has improved quite a bit. The folks at the UTC are also sending out approval emails, which is nice, though it’s unexpected.

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HamClubOnline – Renew Dues Online

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With the club adoption of HamClubOnline (HCOL) for club membership management there is the ability to renew your club dues online inside the HCOL portal.   Payments online are fast and easy and the best part is nothing is saved or stored online and payments can be made with a credit card OR PayPal.   Renewals are automatically calculated from your join date and are noted online inside the HCOL portal.  More details on club membership here on this link.  Below is a short slide show on how to renew your club dues online inside the HCOL portal.

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