WATAUGA AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
Watauga Amateur Radio Club PO Box 2208 Boone, NC 28607
Club Repeaters:  Boone, NC  Rich Mountain WW4L    147.36  +600 KHZ 103.5 Hz tone   WA4NC  443.0375 +5.0 MHz   DMR Digital  Sugar Mountain WA4NC  442.0875  +5.0 MHz  DMR Digital  Beech Mountain WA4NC  444.5750   +5.0 MHz  151. 4 Tone
WELCOME to the Watauga Amateur Radio Club Website!
Our club meets on the first Monday of the month. If the first Monday falls on a holiday, the meeting will be rescheduled. Our next meeting is Monday, February 4, at 6:00 pm at the First Presbyterian Church in Boone. If you want to get involved in Ham Radio in the High country, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO STOP BY. If you hvve any questions, please email them to k2sd@arrl.met. Directions: First Presbyterian Church address is 131 Big Valley Street off of Deerfield Road between the 3-way stop at one end of Bamboo Rd and the intersection of the other end of Bamboo Rd near the Blue Ridge Parkway access. Coming from town, access Deerfield Road and proceed past the golf course. Continue straight through the 3-way stop and Big Valley Street will be on the right. Park in upper lot and enter the church from the front doors under the portico. Folks who are mobility challenged can park in the slots around the circle. WARC SKYWARN NET FORMED WARC has completed an MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) with the Blacksburg National Weather Service office authorizing the establishment of a Watauga County Skywarn net. Click here for details on the Skywarn page NEXT SKYWARN INFORMATION NET IS SUNDAY, January 6, at 8:00 pm on the WW4L (147.36) repeater. WARC 2019 OFFICER ELECTIONS The following officers were elected at the January 2019 meeting; President Danny Horney KE4AAP Vice-President Steve Baublitz W9SLB Secretary Jessica Horney KM4NCM Treasurer Jack Bechtel KB4JEB Thanks to Danny, Steve, and Jack who agreed to stand for re-election, an to Jessica for becoming our new Secretary. Special thanks to Doug Hall, WA4UNS, for his many years service as Secretary.
WARC MONTHLY COFFEE - JOIN US! We gather at 8:00 AM on the third Monday of the month at Panera Bread in the Boone Mall. No business is conducted - just a chance to talk about any and all topics related to Amateur Radio. Everyone is welcome! THE NEXT GATHERING IS FEBRUARY 16 , 2019 WARC HELPS THE COWBELLE CLASSIC BIKE EVENT On Saturday, August 25, many WARC members provided communication support for the CowBelle Classic, an all-woman bicycle race held each August in Western Watauga County. Due to the rough terrain (mountains and valleys), four separate repeaters were used - WW4L (Boone VHF), WA4NC (Boone UHF DMR), WA4NC (Beech Mt. UHF), and, with permission from our friends in in Ashe County, W4YSB (Jefferson VHF).
Last updated February 8, 2019 at 5:30 pm... Please send suggestions and/or corrections to Scott Douglass, k2sd@arrl.net
COMING EVENTS
Feb 16 8:00 am Coffee at Panera Bread Mar 3 8;00 pm Skywarn Information Net Mar 4 6:00 pm WARC monthly meeting Mar 16 2:30 pm VE Test Session Mar 18 8:00 am Coffee at Panera Bread
2019 WAC DUES ARE NOW DUE Individual Memberships are $30/year, Family Memberships are $40/year. Please make your check payable to W.A.R.C. and mail to: Jack Bechtel 475 Rockhouse Ridge Road Lenoir, NC 28645
VE TEST SESSION SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 16 WARC will conduct an Amateur Radio license exam session on Saturday, March 16, from 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm at the Watauga Public Library in Boone, NC. Click HERE for more test session information.