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 November 16, 2020 at 1545 EST.


Coming Events 2020

DateTimeEvent
DEC 6, 20208:00 pmSKYWARN Information Net
DEC 7, 20207:00 pmONLINE WARC Club meeting
DEC 21, 20208:00 amONLINE ZOOM Coffee meeting
JAN 3, 20218:00 pmSKYWARN Information Net
JAN 4, 20217:00 pmONLINE WARC Club meeting
JAN 18, 20218:00 amONLINE ZOOM Coffee meeting
FEB 7, 20218:00 pmSKYWARN Information Net
FEB 8, 20217:00 pmONLINE WARC Club meeting

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

The following Club Members participated in the 2020 ARRL Field Day event, operating from home (Class 1D), and keeping in touch via a 24-hour ZOOM meeting – which turned out to be a nice enhancement to the stay home situation.

Congratulations to Eric, NI4E, for his great CW effort. Our Club PRELIMINARY score of 2424 points is the highest score ever for WARC. Potential Bonus

CALL QSOsPOWERMODEP0INTS
NI4E565HIGHCW1130
K2SD351HIGHDIGITAL702
WA4NC100LOWSSB200
WS4JH63LOWSSB126
KE4AAP50LOWSSB100
N4DE43HIGHCW86
N4SCM40LOWSSB80
TOTALS12122424

SCORE UPDATE: The final ARRL Field Day 2020 results are published in the December 2020 issue of QST. WARC’s score including bonus point is 3276. The article states there were “Over 1.8 million QSOs by nearly 19,000 participants.” !

Our score listed 9 submissions for WARC. If you are not listed in the above table, please contact K2SD and you will be added.

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

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 2020 OFFICER

President Danny Horney KE4AAP

Vice-President Steve Baublitz W9SLB

Secretary Jessica Horney KM4NCM

Treasurer Jack Bechtel KB4JEB

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!

UPDATE: Due to the Pandemic, we are meeting online via Zoom until further notice.

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