Watauga Amateur Radio Club

View from the WA4NC DMR Sugar Mt. Repeater site. In the distance is Rich Mt. and Howard’s Knob near Boone – Rich Mt. Is the home of the WA4J repeater and the other WA4NC DMR repeater.

Last updated January 31, 2023 at 1430 EST

Please note new meeting location0: ECR Software Corp. has a new facility in the Boone Industrial Park and this will now be our meeting location. The address is: 474 Industrial Park Drive SEE MAP AT BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE.

Dues are now been collected. Please see the Membership page for details.

Coming Events 2021

DateTimeEvent
Feb 6, 20236:00 pmWARC Regular Meeting
Feb 20, 20238:00 amCoffee at Panera Bread

WATAUGA AMATEUR RADIO CLUB NETS

NET NAMEDAY/TIMEREPEATERNOTES
WARC 2-METER NETEACH THURSDAY
8:00 pm
WA4J
147.36 103.5 Hz
WIDE AREA
COVERAGE
HIGH COUNTRY
DMR NET
EACH TUESDAY
8:00 PM
WA4NC
443.0375 DMR
ALSO ON
MANY
OTHER AREA
DMR REPEATERS
WATAUGA
SKYWARN
INFORMATION
NET
FIRST
SUNDAY OF THE
MONTH

8:00 pm
WA4J
147.36 103.5 Hz
PROVIDES TRAINING
AND
INFORMATION FOR
WATAUGA COUNTY
SKYWARN MEMBERS

Please give Greg Depue (KQ4CBL) a warm welcome to the Ham community.
He took and passes his Tech & General exams on Monday, July 11, at our club meeting.
Both Greg & his wife Diana (N4RIT) Joined the club that evening. Please welcome them both to our club.

The following folks have also joined in the past few months. Your webmaster apologizes for not documenting this sooner. If you have an already, please welcome them as well.

Jonathan Stamey.    PEMD

Stephen Goble.   KW4TA

Chris Horne. W4CKH

David James. KD4VEJ

If we missed anyone, please drop a line to k2sd@arrl.net.

Our club meets on the first Monday of the month. If the first Monday falls on a holiday, the meeting will be rescheduled.


Our February 2023 meeting is Monday, Feb 6 .  Matt Mellon K9MJM has arranged for us to use a conference room at ECR Software for our meetings.  This is an excellent, state of the art facility with built in teleconferencing capabilities.  Those who prefer to attend remotely will be able to do so via Microsoft TEAMS.

Please note new meeting location0: ECR Software Corp. has a new facility in the Boone Industrial Park and this will now be our meeting location. The address is: 474 Industrial Park Drive See map at bottom of this page.

If you want to get involved in Ham Radio in the High country, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO STOP BY. If you would like to attend remotely, please email k2sd@arrl.net

WARC 2023 OFFICERS

President Mark Ashley KX4IK

Vice-President Danny Horney KE4AAP

Secretary Jessica Horney KM4NCM

Treasurer George Bartholomew, Jr. K2ODV

Many thanks to retiring President KE4AAP for his 5 years of outstanding service to our club!

WARC MONTHLY COFFEE – JOIN US!

We gather at 8:00 AM on the third Monday of the month at Panera Bread in Boone. No business is conducted, just a chance to talk about any and all topics related to Amateur Radio. Everyone is welcome!

WARC MENTOR PROGRAM

If you are a newly-licensed Ham, or perhaps returning to the hobby after a number of years, WARC has a Mentor program just for you. A number of our members have volunteered to assist others needing help getting on the air or learning more about other aspects of Amateur Radio. For more information, email Scott Douglass, k2sd@arrl.net.

PRESENTATION SCHEDULE FOR 2023 MEETINGS

The presentation committee, chaired by Corey Brown, is pleased to announce the following line-up:

DATE 2023PRESENTERTOPIC
   
Feb 6Hal TurleyDX-peditions
Mar 6Marv Hoffman WA4NCEMCOMM
Apr 3Mark Ashley KX4IKVector Network Analyzer (VNA)
May 1  
Jun 5Corey Brown WB0RXQBaluns, Ununs, and Transformers
Juul 10  
Aug 7Scott Douglass K2SDAmateur Satellites 
Sep 11  
Oct 2Roger Web W4MW  and Eric Lassiter NI4EAntennas, Feedlines, and Propagation
Nov 6  
Dec 4Panel DiscussionRF/AC/Lightning Grounding
MAP TO WARC MEETING PLACE