The Dallas Amateur Radio Club will be issuing DARC Field Day 2020 Award Certificates for operators that participated in the ARRL Field Day 2020 event and submitted their log to the ARRL and selected “Dallas Amateur Radio Club” as their club affiliate.Continue reading
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.phpContinue reading
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.Continue reading
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
Some good news and bad – The Bad: AS of Nov 11, 2018 the w5fc DARC 442.425 Yaesu System Fusion Repeater will be off the air for a few days. The Good: when the repeater and controller come back on the air it will be the new Yaesu DR2X and have Wires-X connectivity (replacing the older DR1X). Stay tuned for more updates as they occur. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Come join the DARC for our 2nd annual Winter Dinner Tuesday Dec 11, 2018 7:30pm at the Spring Creek BBQ 14941 Midway Road Addison TX 75001.