ARRL Field Day is the single most popular on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada. On the fourth weekend of June of each year, more than 35,000 radio amateurs gather with their clubs, groups or simply with friends 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 COVID pandemic the DARC/W5FC will not be hosting a club/group event for 2020. Instead, following the ARRL guide lines it is suggested you work as an individual station such as a 1D NTX, or 1E NTX – staying safe! 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 – including some best practices for operating 1E or 1D, logging and more.Continue reading
Come join Winter Field Day 2020 fun – a tri-club event that includes the Dallas Amateur Radio Club, Metrocrest Amateur Radio Club and the Irving Amateur Radio Club. This is an open public invitation – you don’t even need to have a HAM Radio license or a call sign to participate . The tri-club event will be operating under the special event call sign K5T and operating as 3I NTX. Details below.Continue reading
This year the DARC participated in ARRL Field Day 2019. The Club ran as 3A with 580 QSOs and participated for the allowed 24 hours. Check out the video below to see what ARRL Field Day is all about. (special thanks to Andrei N5ABA for the video production)Continue reading
Come join in the ARRL Field Day 2019 fun with the Dallas Amateur Radio Club. This is an open invitation – you don’t even need to have a HAM Radio license or call sign. The DARC will be operating from a new and exciting location – we will NOT be at Flag Pole Hill in Dallas. ARRL Field Day actually starts on the air activities at 1pm Saturday June 22, 2019 and runs until Sunday June 23, 2019. The Club will be operating as 3A during the entire time.Continue reading
Festive fun was had by the 28 Members and 6 guests that attended the 2018 DARC Winter Dinner for some tasty BBQ served up by Spring Creek BBQ. Two lucky tickets were drawn for a grand prize Icom 4100 mobile radio and the runner up got a Yaesu FTM-100 mobile.Continue reading
Passing this along – anybody can win free stuff like ICOM radios and a trip to Japan – ICOM is running a sweepstake for free radios and a trip to Japan – see this web site to register – you can register 1 a week for a chance at radio and then the grand prize which is a trip to the Tokyo Hamfair. Sweepstakes run until July 16, 2017 – see all the nitty-gritty and fine print here at this link. Good luck!!!
It was a incredible fall day here in Texas Oct 2, 2016 – Here are a few videos of Bill (KF5ZBL) and David (KG5EIU) operating from the east side of White Rock Lake park in Dallas TX. Bill was testing out one of his go-boxes in preparation for upcoming events like Tech-Net on the Hill and more. Find out details about go-boxes and more Oct 22, 2016 and join the W5FC club for Tech-Net on the Hill – Go-Boxes will be one of the topics.