2017 ARCA Christmas Party

December 15, 2017 @ 7:00 PM
Golden Corral – Augsuta, GA

All members and guests are cordially invited to the 2017 ARCA Christmas Party!  The party will be hosted at the Golden Corral on Bobby Jones Expressway in Augusta. In addition to having dinner, we’ll be awarding several individuals and organizations for their service to the club and the amateur radio community.  We’ll also be collecting new, unwrapped toys for the Toys for Tots program.

Sunday VHF Net Update

The Sunday night net, hosted by Mark (NJ4L), has a new format!  Instead of the traditional net, it will now be an informal round-table discussion.  While it will still be a directed net, all stations checking into the net will be asked to contribute something to the net, even if it’s just to say hello and wish your fellow hams well.

 Net Control Operators

The Amateur Radio Club of Augusta has been hosting a nightly net on the 145.490 VHF Repeater nonstop for several decades.  The current roster of net control operators is running a bit thin, however, and any help in this area would be greatly appreciated.  Being a net control operator is a very important, and relatively easy role to participate within the club.  We only ask that you be available one night out of the week as a primary net controller, or as a secondary net controller as your time permits.  This duty only takes about 30 minutes on your specified night to complete and is a very rewarding experience.  If you are interested in becoming a net control operator, please contact James, KJ5J, at his email address kj5j@kj5j.com.

General Meeting Programs

Every month the Amateur Radio Club of Augusta hosts a program or presentation sponsored by a club member.  These monthly programs do not need to be Amateur Radio related to be of value to the club.  If you are interested in presenting a topic of interest, please contact Ryan, NE1AM, at ryan.ruby@gmail.com or on this repeater any evening with details on what you would like to present as well as when you would like to conduct your presentation.