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    February’s General Meeting

    by  • February 7, 2017 • Contributed Article • 0 Comments

    With our new club year beginning in March, we are excited to have coming on February 21@7PM, Tom General KE5ICX past president of DARC.  Tom brings with him a wealth of knowledge of events and activities for amateur radio clubs.  We are pleased that he will be giving a motivation presentation of what works...

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    General Class License Course

    by  • January 22, 2017 • Contributed Article • 0 Comments

    Announcing the Spring 2017 Southwest Dallas County Amateur Radio Club “General Class” amateur radio license course. The purpose of this course is to help interested individuals upgrade their “Technician Class” license to “General Class”.  Morse code is currently NOT a requirement. The class will be held at the First United Methodist Church of Red...

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    The Chili Social After Action Report

    by  • October 25, 2016 • Contributed Article • 0 Comments

    The October General meeting and Chili Social was enjoyed by all who attended.  A special “Thank You” to each person who brought chili, cheese, chips, beans, salad, and etc.  Oh yes, and we even had some yummy deserts!  On the Monday Net, Ben (K5NEB) said that his cookies didn’t turn out good.  Well, by...

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    Ham Radio Elmers

    by  • October 19, 2016 • Contributed Article • 0 Comments

    When I began my ham radio journey I was looking for elmers.  I was interested in building things, HF, and CW.  Russ Thompson (KX5G) was one of the first to help.  He gave me a power supply (that I still use).  I also met up with John Langridge (KB5NJD) who helped me configure a...

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    Annual Chili Cookoff and Fellowship

    by  • October 4, 2016 • Contributed Article • 0 Comments

    SAVE THE DATE!!      OCTOBER 18, 2016 SWDCARC  CHILI  SOCIAL  AND  COOKOFF WINDSOR PARK BAPTIST CHURCH          Pleasant Run Rd. and Westmoreland     6:00 pm-8:00 pm                                                                           Chili mild, Chili Hot, Chili Hot n’ Spicy, Chili meaty, Chili with Beans, Vegetarian Chili, Chili, Chili Chili!!! Some like it without beans, some like it...

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    Amateur Radio Parity Act

    by  • September 23, 2016 • Contributed Article • 0 Comments

    The Amateur Radio Parity Act Has Passed in the House! Amateur Radio history was made on September 12, when the US House of Representatives approved the Amateur Radio Parity Act, H.R. 1301. The wording directs the FCC to enact rules prohibiting the application of deed restrictions that preclude amateur radio communication on their face or...

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    Field Day is Coming!

    by  • May 13, 2016 • Contributed Article • 0 Comments

    Field day is the fourth Saturday and Sunday of each June.  It is the highlight of the year for me.  While we use two club meetings to talk about all the important details of field day, I thought I would take a moment to encourage everyone to work on a few things before the big...

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