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
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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, June 3 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 have any questions, please email them to k2sd@arrl.net. 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 Deer field 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, June 2, 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. FOR SALE PAGE UPDATED MAY 21, 2019
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 June 17, 2019 W4ZW George, WA4NC Marv, and KB4JEB Jack supporting search operation. Watauga ARES/Auxcomm amateur radio operators were asked to assist the Red Cross during a recent law enforcement operation. On March 22 over 100 law enforcement, fire and rescue personnel conducted an intensive day-long search over rugged terrain in western Watauga County, looking for a missing person who had left his home and had not returned. We picked up and distributed sandwiches, chips, fruit, coffee, water and soft drinks for the search personnel for lunch and returned later in the day with a hot meal when the search personnel returned to base camp.
Last updated May 21, 2019 at 11:45 am... Please send suggestions and/or corrections to Scott Douglass, k2sd@arrl.net
COMING EVENTS 2019
June 1 1:00 am EMERGENCY FEST June 2 8:00 pm SKTWARN Training Net June 3 6:00 pm WARC Club Meeting June 17 8;00 am Coffee at Panera Bread June 22-23 ARRL FIELD DAY
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 Bill Bauldry at NC4WB@arrl.net
ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL VE TEST SESSION!! We had another successful VE Session March 16. Special thanks to Marvin - KM4NCK and George - W4ZW for lots of paper work, test scoring, and hazardous parade-avoiding duty! Please join me in welcoming new hams: William Thomas - Extra (all 3 in one sitting!) Ronnie Townsend - General (2 in one sitting!) Theodore LeJeune - Technician and congratulating club members who upgraded: Bob Johnson - KN4LCX Ron Smith - KN4RJS 73s, Bill NC4WB