Volunteer For The 2021 Dallas Marathon

The 2021 Dallas Marathon is looking for HAM radio operators. Amateur Radio is an integral part in making the 2021 Dallas Marathon and all the previous marathons a success by providing a public service radio communications network for safety and logistics. Amateur Radio has Supported the Dallas Marathon for over 35 years. The Dallas Marathon is Sunday Dec 12, 2021 see below for the link to sign up.

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DARC Lecture And Lab Sep 2021

Building an FM Radio

Geekcreit DIY Radio Kit – Sound Machine

Join the DARC for Lecture and Lab Sat Sep 25, 2021 from 11am until 2/3pm Central Time virtually via Google Meet. (The virtual meeting ID/Link is always on the W5FC event calendar) During this lecture and Lab, we’ll be building an DIY FM Radio – it is a complete kit with all the parts and a case – runs on 5 volts via USB cable. Participants can purchase a kit by coming out to the Dallas Medical Center parking lot Sep 18, 2021 between 10:30am – 11:30am central. Cost of the kit is $20.00 – KF5ZBL will be there passing out the kits – we have a total of 15 available.

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DARC In-Person Club and Board Meetings Postponed

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The DARC Board has been monitoring the resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic in the DFW Metroplex and the surrounding areas.  Given the resurgence and the demographics of our organization, your health and safety remain our utmost concern.  After an emergency meeting of the Board on Thursday Aug 12, 2021 at 7pm it was decided that all in-person Club and Board meetings will be virtual until the Jan 4, 2022 meeting.   The DARC will continue on with virtual Board and Club meetings using Google Meet until that date.  Details of the virtual meetings and links to join those meetings will continue to be posted on the club calendar. If there are any questions or comments please let us know at: https://w5fc.org/contact/

Help Needed – Moon Day 2021

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DARC will be onsite at the Frontiers Of Flight Museum for Moon Day on July 24, 2021. Come join us celebrating the exploration and the Apollo lunar landing on the moon.

We’ll need at least two-four people at the DARC radio table throughout most of the day (10AM – 3PM).  Will also need help with setup starting at 9am and teardown at 3pm.  If you can help out please fill the form out below.

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DARC FD 2021 Award Certificates

The Dallas Amateur Radio Club will be issuing DARC Field Day 2021 Award Certificates for operators that participated in the ARRL Field Day 2021 event and submitted their log to the ARRL and selected “Dallas Amateur Radio Club” as their club/group affiliate. (And are also eligible for a prize drawing) (looking on how to upload your log see this post here towards the bottom)

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DARC ARRL Field Day 2021

ARRL Field Day is the single most popular on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada and is open to all license classes. On the fourth weekend of June of each year, more than 35,000 radio amateurs gather with their clubs, groups or simply with friends and family to operate from remote locations. Field Day is a picnic, a campout, practice for emergencies, an informal contest and, most of all, FUN!  However, due to the on-going COVID pandemic the DARC/W5FC will NOT be hosting a club/group event for 2021.  Instead, in accordance with the ARRL guide lines for 2021 you can work as an individual station such as a 1D NTX, or 1E NTX and have your individual score count towards the DARC club score. We hope that you will participate as this is such a fun event and the more stations on the air the more fun it will be. Stay tuned in on this web frequency we will have more information coming – or drop in on DARC Discord Channel and say hello and join the Discord DARC Field Day 2021 channel for even more interaction, fun and giveaways.

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Getting Started With Discord

Getting Started With Discord

The DARC has established a public Discord Server with several public Text Channels and a voice and video channel titled “DARC Lounge” – This is a handy resource to use – drop in anytime it is always on (in the cloud) use the #darc-public channel to share ideas, links ask questions or anything top of mind. The public channel is great to hang out on during some of the DARC Nets – a lot of the Internet links can be shared more easy. Access to the DARC Discord server is easy – you don’t even have to make an account or use an app if you don’t want – a Chrome browser works great. Details below

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