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 June 13, 2022 at 1500 EDT

Coming Events 2021

DateTimeEvent
JUN 20,20228:00 amCoffee at Panera Bread
JUN 25, 20222:00 pmFIELD DAY/PICNIC
JULY 3, 20228:00 pmSkywarn Information Net
July 11, 20226:00 pmIn-person WARC Club Meeting
July 18, 20228:00 amCoffee at Panera Bread
Aug 1, 20226:00 pmIn-person WARC Club Meeting
Aug 7, 20228:00 pmSkywarn Information Net

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

Watauga Amatuer Radio Club – Field Day 2022

The club will be having Field Day on Saturday, June 25 at the Green Valley Community Park in Todd. Stations will be operating during the daylight hours on SATURDAY ONLY.

Set-up will begin at 11 a.m. and with official contacts beginning at 2 p.m. Operations will continue until dusk when the park closes.

A picnic will be held at 5 PM Saturday. Jessica (KM4NCM) will be contacting members via email to RSVP the picnic.

Talk-in will be on the WA4J Repeater (147.36+ PL103.5).

We hope everyone will stop-by, visitors are encouraged!

For futher information please email Rich (K1HE) at k1he@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 July meeting is Monday July 11.  Matt Mellon K9MJM has arranged for us to use the 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.

The ECR Software offices are located adjacent to Boone United Methodist Church at 150 Market Hills Drive.  Market Hills Drive connects to New Market Boulevard, which runs behind New Market Shopping Center and Hardin Park School.  The conference room is on the North side of the building.. stay to the left when you pull into the driveway.

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 2022 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 Cracker Barrel in Boone. No business is conducted, just a chance to talk about any and all topics related to Amateur Radio. Everyone is welcome!

UPDATE: Rumor has it that Panera Bread is opening early again, so in January we will try Panera.

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 2022 MEETINGS

The presentation committee is pleased to announce the 2022 program lineup. 

The presentations:

June 6: “Building Wire and other Antennas with Impedance in Mind,” Jeff Perryman (N4TKW)

August 1: “Grounds and Grounding for the Everyday Amateur,” Clark Ackison (AA8SH)

October 3: “DXpeditions,” Hal Turley (W8HC)

December 5: “Making Ham History with Collins Radio,” Rick Dove (WB4ROX)

Workshops (tentatively planned and dependent on interest):

Saturday, Sept 24: “Building a Shortwave Receiver from Scratch,” at the home of Roger Webb (W4MW)

The WARC presentations committee is co-chaired by Frank KA8SYV and Eric NI4E.  Committee members for the 2022 cycle include Scott K2SD, Mark KX4IK, George K2ODV, Roger W4MW, and Danny KE4AAP.