2018 EAA Special Event Station Sign-up Opens !


The sign-up for this years EAA Special Event Station is now open to
all FCARC members. Sign up will be opening to all ARRL members
latter in March 2018. Sign up will be drawing to a close on
May 07 2018. This has to be done so the EAA can finalize their
planning to accommodate us during the event.

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Walk MS: Appleton - April 29, 2018


The FCARC will be providing communication support for the 2018 Walk MS at Appleton North High School on Sunday, April 29.

The event will start will start around 8:30 AM and will finish around 12:30 PM.

If you would like to support the MS Society by provide communications for the 2018 Walk MS, sign up here: http://fcarc.us/node/14

If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail me at dsprangers@gmail.com or call me at 920-757-5245.

David Sprangers, ND9DW
Walk MS Coordinator

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February 50/50 Prize


Just heard from Terry/ N9AOT boasting of the 84 degree weather in Florida at HAMCATION. More importantly, Terry picked up the 50/50 prize for this month. It is an openSPOT from sharkRF. Tickets are only a $1.00 and the prize value is $229.00. WOW only a buck for this great new item that does DMR, D-Star and System Fusion. Unit will be raffled at the Awards Banquet on Feb 17. See you there, 73 - Bernie-N9YMC

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Bob Cleveland - W9HID - SK


With great sadness that I report that Bob Cleveland - W9HID has become a Silent Key. Bob was FCARC member over the years and was the FCARC Vice-President from 1993-1995.

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Banquet 2018


The 2018 FCARC Banquet will be on Saturday February 17 at the Darboy Club.
Cost for the banquet is $20 per adult and $8 per child. Please make your reservation with Donna and pay her with a check, cash or via PayPal. If you do send a check in the mail, drop her a note so that she can update the headcount.

Social Hour 5:00 pm
Supper: 6:00 pm
Awards: 6:45 pm
Ham of the Year Presentation 7:00 pm

Note that there is no February General Membership meeting.

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the banquet.

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FCARC 2018 VE Exam Dates


FCARC exams dates for 2018 are:
January 27, March 24, June 2, July 28, September 29, and November 4 at the FCARC Swapfest.

Exams are at the Fox Valley Technical College, room B142. Registration is from 8 to 9 am. See the January Exam Notice article on this website for details.

If you have questions concerning the FCARC exams please email me at rick@kosiorek.com.

Rick Kosiorek, W9RIC

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Next VE Session is January 27, 2018.


The next FCARC VE Exam will be Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Fox Valley Technical College, 1825 N. Bluemound Drive, Appleton, 54912-2277.
The room number is B142 and the closest entrance is door 12 located on the west side of the building. You can view a floor plan of the College at the following website.
http://www.fvtc.edu/appleton. Walk-ins are welcome. Registration is from 8 to 9 am. We only have the room until 11 am so we will not be able to accommodate late arrivals.

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Membership Dues


It's that time of year again. Membership dues are now due. If you didn't pay before December 31st, your account is marked as expired.

Renewals are easy to do.

The price is $15 for regular memberships. $5 for additional family members living with you. $10 for retired memberships.

You can pay online from the FCARC home page. The button is in the left column. You may also pay at our meetings. You can also send us a check.

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W1AW to begin scheduled transmissions on 6 meters starting January 2, 2018


Beginning with the 9 AM EST fast code practice on Tuesday, January
2, 2018, W1AW will add 6 meters - specifically 50350 kHz - to its
regular CW code practice, and CW, digital and phone bulletin
transmission schedule.

Prior to late 1989, W1AW had a presence on 6 meters for all its CW
practice, and regular bulletins. Since that time however, the
station was absent on 6 meters, with the exception of regular
visitor operations and contests.

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Next VE Session is November 5, 2017 at the FCARC Swafest


The next FCARC VE Exam will be Sunday, November 5, 2017 at the FCARC Swapfest in the lower level of Monarch Gardens, 2311 W. Spencer St. Appleton. Walk-ins are welcome. Registration is from 9 to 10 am only! You must show a photo ID when you register for an exam.
If you will be upgrading it is important that you bring a paper copy of your current license. We can not provide copies for you!
Our VEC, the ARRL, sets the fee at $15 cash or check. Checks are to be made out to the ARRL VEC. A failed exam can be retaken, time permitting, but you will be charged another $15.

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