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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 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 - 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

NEW!!! NEW!!! See Video and other files from past meetings!!! Click on the "Past Meeting and Event Info/Downloads" tab to your left

Video File of Emergency Preparation with a GO-KIT and GO-BOX by Harlan Cobert-W1HRC at the Monday, 9 April FARC meeting.

The link below will download the presentation in mp4 file
Click here to access the video

Note: This is a large files, 54 minutes to view or a few minutes to download.

Also, click on the link below for the GO-KIT Supply checklist!!
ARES Go-Kits Checklist

Update on ARES and Needed Actions

Click on the Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES) Push Button on the left with Red Lettering to view the Update

Back to Basics!! A revisit on FT-8 at the Monday, May 14 FARC meeting

Monday, May 14: Revisit on FT-8--Computer to Radio Interface Setup and Software by Harold Richardson-N4HER

This promises to be a great meeting revisiting the preliminaries and setups of the February 12 meeting on FT-8. Harold will give a great presentation on the setups needed to get going on FT-8!

Important: Please bring the model name and number of your radio to the meeting for any specific help

As usual, come early to get a good seat for the 7:30pm meeting. The meeting will be at the usual location in the lower level of the Red Cross building, 690 Coliseum Drive.

The latest newsletter is also available at the newsletters tab!! For simplicity, here is a shortcut to the newsletter! Remember....this is an April newsletter issued on April the First...
April 2018 Newsletter

Tentative Listing of Future FARC Meeting Topics and Events

Saturday, June 2: FARC Summerfest Hamfest...see next text box below!

Monday, June 11: Field Day Planning and Preparation

Saturday-Sunday, June 23-24: Field Day!!

Monday, July 9: Spy Radios by Brian Harrison-KN4R

Monday, August 13: Repeaters and Echolink by Dale Mierisch-WB9SZL

Sept, Oct, Nov Meetings to be determined

Monday, December 10: Annual Holiday Party

HAMFEST!! HAMFEST!! HAMFEST!! HAMFEST!! HAMFEST!! HAMFEST!!

2018 Summerfest Hamfest of the Forsyth Amateur Radio Club. Mark your calendars!!!!!

Summerfest Date and Time: Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 7 am to Noon

Summerfest Location: Robinhood Road Baptist Church at 5422 Robinhood Road, Winston-Salem, NC

Please note the NEW SUMMERFEST HAMFEST LOCATION:

Summerfest will no longer be at Summit School, but at the new location shown above. A map of the new location is in the link below:

  • 5422 Robinhood Road, Winston-Salem, NC

  • The new location at the Robinhood Road Baptist Church will be more roomy and have more parking than the old Summit School location but is guaranteed to have the same friendly atmosphere. There will be vendors, lots of door prizes--must be present to win, lots of parking, a large outdoor tailgating area, complimentary coffee and donuts for the early birds and more!!! So come on down and join us!!

    Admission is $5 per person, indoor tables are $10 each--but you need to reserve tables by contacting us: hamfest (-at-) w4nc (-dot-) com

    There will be move in assistance for Inside Vendors with a Friday load-in at 5pm and 6:30am Saturday.

    Sorry--there will not be a VEC test session at this hamfest, but VEC test sessions are always held before each Forsyth Amateur Club meeting the second Monday of January-November.

    Forsyth Amateur Radio Club Business Meeting

    Meeting Date: The next FARC Business Meeting will be Monday, 16 April, 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 (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.