The next FCARC VE Testing - March 25, 2017


The next FCARC VE Exam will be Saturday, March 25, 2017 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.
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.
You must show a photo ID when you register for an exam.

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January General Membership



January's General Membership meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 17 at the UW - Fox Valley Campus in Menasha due to the University being closed for Martian Luther King Jr Day. The FCARC will be accepting payment for the Awards Banquet before and after the meeting. . We will accept cash, check or credit card. The Awards Banquet will be held at the Darboy Club on February 18. Social Hour from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Dinner at 6:00 PM with the awards program after dinner.

Program: Repeaters by Rick, W9RIC


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2017 2 Meter SSTV Net Schedule


Hams in range of Appleton, WI are invited to check into the Fox Cities Amateur Radio Club (FCARC) SSTV net. The purpose of this net is to help hams learn, experiment and use Slow Scan TV in the quiet and safety of 2 meters. This net meets at 6 pm on a designated Sunday each month. We use the FCARC repeater frequency, 145.330 MHz with Tone 100.0. If that is busy, we will use the SSTV national calling frequency for 2 meter simplex which is 145.500 MHz.

This net typically meets on the second Sunday of each month at 6 pm. Your NCS for this semi-formal, directed net is Larry WA9TT.

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2017 FCARC License Exams Schedule


January 28, 2017 will be the first VE test of the new year.

The exams are held at the Fox Valley Technical College, 1825 N. Bluemound Drive, Appleton, WI 54912-2277. FVTC is located near Interstate 41 and Northland Ave.(county highway OO). Walk-ins are welcome.

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Laverne Root - N9RQM - SK


It is with deep personal regret that I inform the FCARC of Laverne Root, N9RQM death.

Larverne was a long time member for the FCARC and participated in many FCARC's activates.

He will ne sadly missed and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family is this time of mourning

Laverne passed away peacefully at home on Saturday Morning. His funeral service will be Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at Neenah's Westgor Funeral home. Friends will be received at the funeral home from 10:00 AM until the hour of service.

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FCARC Airventure Special Event Station Featured in December 2016 issue of QST !


The W9ZL Special Event Station at EAA Airventure is featured in an article written by Emma Schaefer, KC9YGJ in the December 2016 issue of QST.

I extend my congratulations, and thanks to Emma on her publication of this article.It is certainly a great piece of publicity for both the W9ZL Airventure Special Event Station and our club in general.

The 2016 Special Event Certificates where mailed out on 11/15/2016 and should be in your mailbox soon!

Jon Oldenburg AB9AH
W9ZL Special Event Chairman

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FT-991 Raffle Winner



Thank You to everyone that supported this fund raising raffle.

Congratulations to our winner Randy Plachinski KD9CLI

The Yeasu FT-991 440 to 160 meters plus Fusion

This was a fund raising event. The money raised will be used to buy the equipment to have the 145.33 repeater a Wires-X repeater. When this is complete, anyone will be able to get on the Fusion system using a standard HT or Fusion radio.

FCARC Thanks you

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The 146.76 Repeater is back on the air.


The 146.76 repeater is back on the air. The external amplifier failed and will be repaired ASAP.

Rick, W9RIC

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Hamfest Hamfest Hamfest!


The FCARC annual hamfest is only a few days away.

There is still time to get a table or admission at pre-event prices.
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Reminder that there will be VE testing on site that morning.
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Also a great time to renew your membership as all memberships come due in January.

Hope to see you there!

John K9KI

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