Fun and Fellowship Day report

IT WAS A GOOD DAY.  HAD A GOOD BUNCH OF HAMs (17) AND A COUPLE OF NON-HAMs JOIN US.  I THINK THE STORMS THE NIGHT BEFORE AND THE COOLER WEATHER LIMITED ATTENDANCE.  I MET SOME OLD FRIENDS AND MADE A COUPLE OF NEW ONES AS I AM SURE ALL THAT ATTENDED DID AS WELL.  THAT IS WHAT IT IS ALL ABOUT.  WE SETUP A HF RIG AND MADE A FEW CONTACTS.  IT WAS ALSO A LEARNING EXPERIENCE FOR OUR CLUB ON HOW TO IMPROVE AND PLAN FOR NEXT YEAR.  NEXT YEAR IT WILL BE ON THE FIRST SATURDAY IN NOVEMBER, SO MARK YOUR CALENDARS.  IF ANYONE HAS SUGGESTIONS FOR NEXT YEAR, LET ME HEAR FROM YOU.  THIS EVENT IS ABOUT AND FOR YOU.

I WANT TO THANK EVERYONE WHO HELPED ME UNPACK AND REPACK MY TRUCK AND THOSE THAT SET UP THE HF RIG.

YA’ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY.

JIM   AF5EI

January 12th 2023 meeting.

Dennis Cavanaugh

from the National Weather Service

Dennis is the Warning Coordination Meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Little Rock. He is interested in the communication of high impact weather events and actively work with NWS partners and colleagues to improve this communication.

He is also in-charge of the warning program at the office (i.e. warning information that is sent to the public, verification of warnings, formatting warning information for “Storm Data” publication).  This includes working with emergency managers in 47 counties across Arkansas to help create a plan of action when warnings are issued.  The WCM is also the public relations leader (communicates with county officials, schools, the media, etc), and arranges outreach activities such as weather briefings and Storm Spotters courses

FELLOWSHIP DAY

ARKANSAS DIAMOND AMATEUR RADIO CLUB THIRD ANNUAL FUN AND FELLOWSHIP DAY
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
FOR 5 NOVEMBER 2022.
MORRILTON CITY PARK.
BRING YOUR OWN FOOD, WATER AND COLD DRINKS WILL BE PROVIDED.
TAILGATEING ONLY, OR BRING YOUR OWN TABLE.
VEs WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR TESTING.
(Talk to AF5IE before you come for testing)
Come join us for a day of fun and fellowship. Meet new folks and maybe put a face to those hams you have met on the air. We will throw some wire up in the trees and set up a couple of HF rigs, or bring your own rig. If you have something sell or trade, bring it.
HAVE QUESTIONS OR NEED
MORE INFO CONTACT JIM AT AF5EI@YAHOO.COM

GUEST SPEAKER OCTOBER 13th, 2022

Dennis Cavanaugh

from the National Weather Service

Dennis is the Warning Coordination Meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Little Rock. He is interested in the communication of high impact weather events and actively work with NWS partners and colleagues to improve this communication.

He is also in-charge of the warning program at the office (i.e. warning information that is sent to the public, verification of warnings, formatting warning information for “Storm Data” publication).  This includes working with emergency managers in 47 counties across Arkansas to help create a plan of action when warnings are issued.  The WCM is also the public relations leader (communicates with county officials, schools, the media, etc), and arranges outreach activities such as weather briefings and Storm Spotters courses

Welcome to Arkansas Diamond Amateur Radio Club

Call Sign:KE5FSY
Meeting Time:Second Thursday Quarterly starting in January/April/July/October
Section:ARAffiliation Date:Sep 15th 2004

Specialties: General Interest, Public Service/Emergency, RepeatersServices
Offered: Club Newsletter, Entry-Level License Classes, General Or Higher License Classes, License Test Sessions, Mentor

ADARC was formed in the 1960’s by local amateur radio operators for camaraderie, to help promote interest in the hobby with local individuals/communities, and to also promote the community services that ham radio can provide.

The repeater, KE5FSY is located on top of Petit Jean mountian, in Conway County. The frequency is 146.865 Mhz with a standard “minus” offset. Tone access for the repeater is 141.3.

The repeater is also used for Skywarn weather spotting activities in Conway County.

If you are interested in being part of ARES/RACES, weather spotting, or just becoming a licensed amateur radio operator to join these great community services, or just the hobby itself, contact ADARC or any of it’s members for further information to help you get started.

ADARC Membership is open to all licensed amateurs in and around Conway County. Membership dues/donations are due every January to gain or maintain membership status. 
The dues help cover insurance costs for the repeater system, and it’s related fees.

If you would like more information, or have any questions about ADARC, feel free to drop us an email, and we will gladly respond to answer your comments & questions.

73’s, ADARC