QSO Today – Virtual HAM Expo Aug 8-9 2020

Despite the current Covid-19 situation, ham radio operators are more active than ever and want to continue to learn and engage with their community. Be sure to register for “QSO Today” a virtual HAM Expo – the first of its kind, designed to allow everyone interested in amateur radio to engage with amazing speakers, leading suppliers of equipment, parts and services, and fellow attendees.  All of this is coming to you from the safety of your location and available on your laptop, tablet and smartphone August 8 and 9, 2020. The content will also be available as on-demand in case you miss an event. Get your free ticket, registration and event list at: https://qsotoday.vfairs.com/en/registration

Post Field Day 2020 Virtual Meeting

Join the Dallas Amateur Radio Club for a post ARRL Field Day Virtual meeting via Google Meet – details are on the DARC Calendar here in this link: https://w5fc.org/club-activities/event-calendar/ We will talk about field day your activities, getting your log uploaded and any thing else. This is an open invite to all HAMs – you don’t need to be a club member to join in. Meeting is Monday June 29, 2020 at 8pm Central Time. We will be using the ARRL web site to submit your log online at:  https://field-day.arrl.org/fdentry.php

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Field Day 2020 Best Practices

The DARC will be hosting two virtual meetings during the month of June 2020 in preparation for Field Day 2020.  Tune in via Google Meet on June 4th and June 18th at 7pm central time.   For the meeting link see the DARC club event calendar online at: https://w5fc.org/club-activities/event-calendar/   These are open public meetings and you don’t need to be a club member to attend. The purpose of these two virtual meetings are to ask questions, get help with station setup, antennas, logging and anything else related to Field Day 2020.   You will also have the ability to test your rig and logging software real time and work out all the kinks etc. Review the “DARC Field Day 2020 Participation How We Can Have Fun” document below.

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DARC ARRL Field Day 2020

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.

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2020 Winter Field Day

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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.

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2019 DARC ARRL Field Day

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.

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Hams To Japan – Sweepstake

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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!!!