Forsyth Amateur Radio Club Meetings
The Forsyth Amateur Radio Club (FARC) meets the second Monday of each month in the bottom level of the Red Cross building at 690 Coliseum Drive in Winston-Salem, N.C. A map showing the club monthly meeting location is found below:
Meetings start normally at 7:30pm, but meeting attendees are encouraged to arrive early, have some "eyeball" QSO's and to get a good seat.
Watch the Video of the Meeting via W4NCLive!!
W4NC has been experimenting with a "Live Meeting Video Feed" over the Internet! To follow our Live Stream Meetings - Click the W4NCLive logo to the right! Click on the "Watch Live" Tab during the FARC Meeting! Note: You may have to watch a short advertisement before the video of the meeting starts.
Upcoming Meetings and Events
ARRL Field Day -- 24-25 June Demonstrating Amateur Radio's Science, Skill and Service
Held at Hobby Park, 2301 W. Clemmonsville Road, Winston-Salem, NCThe annual ARRL Field Day will be held this year nationwide on Saturday thru Sunday, 24-25 June. Members of the FORSYTH AMATEUR RADIO CLUB will be participating in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise at HOBBY PARK.
Since 1933, Amateur (Ham) Radio operators across North America have established temporary ham radio stations in public locations during Field Day to showcase the science and skill of Amateur Radio. This event is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend. For over 100 years, Amateur Radio — sometimes called ham radio — has allowed people from all walks of life to experiment with electronics and communications techniques, as well as provide a free public service to their communities during a disaster, all without needing a cell phone or the Internet. Field Day demonstrates ham radio’s ability to work reliably under any conditions from almost any location and create an independent communications network. Over 35,000 people from thousands of locations participated in Field Day in 2016.
FARC is looking forward to this event and FARC event organizer Daryl Knight-N5WK is working hard to making this year's club participation even better than last year.
Volunteers are critical to the success of this years Field Day. Setup will begin on Friday, 23 June putting up lines, antennas and running coax to transmitter location under the shelter at Hobby Park. More importantly, operators and loggers are critically needed to setup and operate radios. Teamwork is needed on each radio with one person operating and the other person logging each contact. Contacts can begin at 2pm on Saturday. If you can help, please contact the club using the "contact info" tab to your left.
Hobby Park will again be the location this year for the Forsyth Amateur Radio Club's participation in Field Day.
A map of the Field Day location is available at the link below.
The Monday, July 10 Meeting of the Forsyth Amateur Radio Club
will feature a presentation on
Business Meetings of the Forsyth Amateur Radio Club on the Third Monday of each month, Eating at 6:30pm, Meeting at 7:30pm, New Meeting Location: Sherwood Restaurant
The Forsyth Amateur Radio Club has a business meeting the third Monday
of each month. Attendees who will be eating normally get there about 6:30pm and
the business meeting starts at 7:30pm.
PDF Listing of Upcoming Regional Events and Other Club Meetings
Below is a link to an extract from the most recent FARC newsletter of upcoming regional events on amateur radio, hamfests and other club news. Many thanks to Don Edwards-WS4NC for gathering and organizing this info.
Technical Discussion and Project Building Group Meetings
This is of interest to FARC members and non-FARC members. There is a Technical Discussion and Project Building Group that meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm at the Miller Park Community Center at 400 Leisure Lane in Winston-Salem. Meetings are held for those interested in exploring and building various types of electronic projects. There is a lot of show-and-tell as well as technical discussions on many topics. For more information, Steve Patterson-WA3RTC may be contacted.
QSL Info on the Special Event Station, N4M, Held February 16-17 and April 29 to Celebrate the Samuel FB Morse Art Exhibition at Reynolda House in Winston-Salem.Special Event Station - N4M - April 29
On April 29, from 11am to 3pm, FARC operated a special event station, N4M, at Reynolda House located at 2250 Reynolda Road in Winston-Salem. The special event station was part of Reynolda House's Community Day which is held each spring.
A prior special event station at Reynolda House was also held on February 16 and 17, again using the callsign N4M.
Both special event stations were part of the Reynolda House Museum of American Art's Exhibition hosting a Samuel F.B.Morse Art Exhibition entitled "Gallery of the Louvre" and the Art of Invention.
QSL Card Info
For both special event station events, send QSL SASE to:
N4M, Forsyth Amateur Radio Club P.O. Box 11361, Winston-Salem, NC 27116-1361
The Samuel FB Morse Art Exhibition at Reynolda House will run from 17 February to 4 June.