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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:

  • FARC Meeting Location Map

  • 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.

    News on Legislation Affecting Amateur Radio, Upcoming Meetings and Events

    Help is needed on NC Senate Bill 364 and NC House Bill 831 - The Brian Garlock Act and on the Amateur Radio Parity Act (S.1534). Please click the "Legislative Info" button to the left

    Thank you Harold Richardson-N4HER for bringing in a great hands on project and the parts to build a 3 Element 2 Meter Tape Measure Beam for everyone attending the Monday, 11 September FARC club meeting.

    The instruction sheet given out by Harold on building the 3 Element 2 Meter Tape Measure Beam and the description/theory documents are available for download.
  • 3_Element_2_Meter_Tape_Measure_Beam_Assembly
  • Tape_Measure_Beam_WriteUp
  • The Monday, October 9 Meeting of the Forsyth Amateur Radio Club will feature:

    The Evolution of Ham Radio from the Narrow Perspective of W4TMR-Charles Kluttz

    The September 2015 presentation by Charles Kluttz-W4TMR and Gene Bowman-WB4MSG entitled "What is the Best Antenna" was a BIG HIT!!! You can download it here. Note that it is a big file and will take awhile to download.

  • What is the Best Antenna

  • The Monday, October 9 meeting will start at 7:30PM in the normal meeting room in the lower level of the Red Cross, 690 Coliseum Drive. The VEC testing session will start at 6:30PM.

    The latest newsletter is also available at the newsletters tab!! For simplicity, here is a shortcut to the newsletter!
  • September Newsletter

  • Future planned meeting topics, but stay tuned as meeting topics may change:

    November 13--David McDonald will do a presentation of either "Very Large Array in NM" or about his experiences in Antarctica.

    December 11--This is the annual FARC Holiday dinner meeting to be held at Mi Pueblo, 644 S Stratford Rd, Winston-Salem, NC. The dinner meeting is a family event, starting at 6pm and eating around 6:30pm. A state of the club presentation will be made by Kent Englebert-K4HKE, FARC Treasurer.

    FreeGate 2017 - Greensboro NC - September 23, 2016 - The Qorvo (Formerly RFMD) Amateur Radio Club Presents

    FREEGate 2017--A FREE tailgate swapfest!

    Saturday, September 23th from 8:00AM to 11:00AM

    Qorvo (formerly RFMD) Headquarters -- Building A – BACK parking lot ONLY please. 7628 Thorndike Rd., Greensboro, NC 27409

    Talk in frequency - 145.250MHz PL 88.5Hz

    Buy, sell, visit, chat, etc. All are welcome! We provide a paved parking lot, on-site ATM, and indoor restrooms. You provide everything else: tables, canopies, power, drinks, food, and merchandise. Please ... NO firearms, NO pornographic material permitted on site!

    Vendors: dBj Electronics, AC/DC Electronics, and others TBD.

    2018 First-Fest Hamfest of the Forsyth Amateur Radio Club. Mark your calendars!!!!!

    Hamfest Date and Time: Saturday, January 6, 2018 from 7 am to Noon

    Robinhood Road Baptist Church at 5422 Robinhood Road, Winston-Salem, NC

    Please note the NEW HAMFEST LOCATION:

    The First-Fest Hamfest will not longer be at Summit School, but at the new location shown above.

    The new location at the Robinhood Road Baptist Church will be roomy, have the same friendly atmosphere, vendors, door prizes, lots of parking, complimentary coffee and donuts and more!!!

    Watch for more announcements as this event gets closer.

    Forsyth Amateur Radio Club Business Meeting

    Meeting Date: Monday, 18 September, eating at 6:30pm, meeting starting at 7:30pm

    Meeting Location: Sixty Six Pizzeria located at 3440 Frontis St, Winston-Salem, NC

    The Forsyth Amateur Radio Club has a business meeting each month to discuss and plan for upcoming club events. Attendees who will be eating normally get there about 6:30pm and the business meeting starts at 7:30pm.

    The business meeting on Monday, the 18th of September will be at the Sixty Six Pizzeria located at 3440 Frontis St, Winston-Salem, NC.

    The business meeting is an open meeting and all club members are welcome to attend. Topics covered include club equipment needs, hamfests, meeting topics, repeater updates, ARES reports and much more. Please feel free to attend!!

    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.

  • Amateur Radio Regional News
  • 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.