Field Day 2017

Field day is only a few short months away so everyone get ready for a lot of fun and plan on operating and scheduling a time slot for your part of this great event!

We plan on having the event at Camp Tyler  Tehan building.

For more information contact Tyler Amateur Radio Club by mail or email  Monthly meetings are on the third Thursday each month.

Mail Tarc  PO box 6393 Tyler Texas 75711

email K5TYR@arrl.net

Sky Warn

Skywarn Weather training will be February 16th at Tyler Amateur Radio Club monthly meeting at Shiloh Road Church of Christ on the corner of Shiloh and Copeland road in Tyler.  Basic training starts at 6:00 pm sharp immediately followed by Advanced class.  Prior registration is not required. 

Certifications for training classes will be available online the following day with The National Weather Service. Information on how to obtain these will be issued with each class.

There is no charge for these classes and public is welcome.

This is a very informative as well as interesting training.  If you have an interest in weather this is for you and a great opportunity to learn a great deal about the weather.

For questions email K5TYR@arrl.net

 

Tech Talk / Q&A / Troubleshooting Net

Technical problems and questions have been, and will be, something we all have from time to time, so we’re starting an informal net on Thursday nights as a convenient forum where you can ask yours or help somebody else work through theirs. Butch WA5SLG is hosting the net on the 146.96 repeater (and anything else it’s linked to) at 7 PM on Thursday nights (except the third Thursday when the TARC has its monthly club meeting). If you’re not in the area, you can join in on Echolink (K5TYR-R).

Welcome our 2016-2017 Club Officers

Welcome to our newly-elected club officers for 2016-2017

President:  Rick Hall, W5WVH

Vice President: Wayne Hoskins, WM5Q

Secretary Treasurer: Butch Adair WA5SLG

At – Large John Freeman, KC5JDR; Michael Fowler W5FOW

Wayne Hoskins remains repeater trustee,

Field Day 2016

Well folks Field Day was a real hoot. We had a lot of fun ate some delicious food and made many contacts on voice. The C.W. guys made many contacts and Gene sent digital.  Thank you all who participated in 2016 field day it was huge success!

Club Weekly net

The club holds a net every Monday night at 8:00 pm on the 146.96 Repeater   136.5 pl tone. All licensed hams are welcome to check in. You do not have to be a member to check in.

FSQ Digital Net

Several Tyler hams will begin holding a digital-mode net on Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm starting on March 10. Voice coordination will be conducted on the W5ETX Repeater System, with the digital activity held elsewhere, thus far on 28124.5 khz USB, but other bands and modulations may be used in the future.

Initial tests are planned to be using a new mode called FSQ (Fast Simple QSO). This mode is available in the most recent versions of fldigi beginning in version 3.23.

Letter from The President

It is 2016 and we look forward to all the events in which TARC will be involved. This club is an active and very willing to serve organization of which I am proud to be a part. Ham radio operators know that communications is about being a public service to our City and county, not only during emergencies but for special events as well.

We continue to educate our members and non members to keep us sharp and ready should we be needed to provide communications for an event whether it be an emergency or planned.  We also offer a free Sky Warn training provided by NOAA-trained weather people.

Ham radio has evolved so much in the last 10 years with all the new technology.  It is a challenge to keep up to date with so many new avenues to pursue.

We are always available to help anyone interested in amateur radio.  We have knowledgeable Elmers willing to help you get started or advance to the next level.  Please contact us if you are interested.