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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 clickable map showing the club monthly meeting location is found to the right. Click on the map for a larger image.

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 continues to experiment with a "Live Meeting Video Feed" over the Internet! To follow our Live Stream Meetings at the stated meeting date and time stated further below - Click the W4NCLive logo to the right!

Videos of some past meetings can be found by clicking on the "Past Meeting Videos" button to the left. Some other videos and info from prior meetings can be found on the "Past Meeting and Event Info/Downloads" tab in the listing of tabs to the far left.


News on Meetings and Events

NOTE...NOTE...NOTE: The 145.47 repeater is back on Sauratown Mountain!!!

Repeaters, What are they, How are repeaters used at FARC by Dale Mierisch-WB9SZL at the Monday, August 13 FARC meeting

This will cover the basic operation of repeaters, how they are used, the types of repeaters, repeater maintenance, FARC repeaters and time permitting, information on Echolink.

The link below is to the latest FARC newsletter!
July 2018 Newsletter

Update on ARES, Tour to Tanglewood, Needed Actions and Upcoming Training

View a pdf version of the May 30 Tour to Tanglewood information newsletter recently send out by Forsyth County Amateur Radio Emergency Coordinator Harlan Cobert-W1HRC on the link below:

  • Tour to Tanglewood Newsletter

  • Click on the Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES) Push Button on the left with Red Lettering to view all updated information

    Field Day 2018 photos!!

    Click on the link below for a video presentation of 2018 Field Day images. The first link is for wmv format and the second link is for mp4 format.

    Images from Field Day-2018, WMV format
    Images from Field Day-2018, MP4 format

    Tentative Listing of Future FARC Meeting Topics and Events. Look further down for business meeting date and location.

    Monday, August 13: Repeaters, What are they, How are repeaters used at FARC by Dale Mierisch-WB9SZL

    Monday, September 10: Satellite 101 by Philip Jenkins-N4HF

    Monday, October 8: The Radio Intelligence Division (RID) in WWII by Brian Harrison-KN4R

    Monday, November 12: A Fully Functional Panadapter for Every Ham Station by Ken Kayser-K2KXK

    Monday, December 10: Annual Holiday Party

    Forsyth Amateur Radio Club Business Meeting

    Meeting Date: The next FARC Business Meeting will be Monday, 20 August, eating at 6:30pm, meeting typically starts around 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 (except December) 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 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
  • Science Net on 147.315

    Science Net--Note from Dr. Robert Meier-AA9AU below:

    Please join us every Tuesday 8p on K4GW 147.315-(100.0) to discuss new and/or interesting developments in science and science fiction. From amateur to expert there's something for everyone. Each week has a five-minute "Back to Basics" presentation on some subject, and the latest speculative news in science. In between, attendees ask questions to be answered immediately or researched for answer next week. Everybody, including you, knows something. Lurkers welcome. Bring your interest.



    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.