Banquet

Jan
11

The FCARC will be hosting our annual banquet on February 20 at the Darboy Club.
Cost: $19:00 Pay by PayPal
Social Hour: 5:00 PM
Supper: 6:00 PM
Awards: 6:45 PM
Ham of the Year Presentation: 7:00 PM

NOTE: No February General Membership Meeting

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443.650 Yaesu System Fusion

Dec
31

The 443.650 repeater located in downtown Appleton has been upgraded to an Yaesu System Fusion repeater. The 443.650 repeater is now a dual mode system doing both analog and C4FM digital signals.

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December General Membership Meeting

Dec
20

The next FCARC General Membership meeting will be on December 21 at the UW-Fox Valley in Menasha. The meeting will start at 7:00 PM in room 1346. The FCARC will be taking nominations for the 2015 Ham of the Year and voting on to sponsor a 2016 Hamfest. Following the meeting will be the Christmas Party, please bring a dish to pass.

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2016 FCARC Ham Exams

Dec
13

January 30, 2016 will be the first VE test of the new year. It will also be the first exam held at our new testing location.

After many years holding the exams at the Red Cross building In Appleton we had to look for a new location when they decided to close the Appleton office and sell the building. Donna, KC9THF, was able to get us a room at FVTC. FVTC is located near
Interstate 41 and Northland Ave.(county highway OO).

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KC9VLL SK

Dec
10

It is with great sadness that I pass along the news of the passing of KC9VLL (Janet Ulrich)

Jim, Susie, and Rachel are current club members our deepest sympathy and prayers go out to them especially this time of year.

More info can be found in the obituary on the Post-Crescent website at http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/postcrescent/obituary.aspx?n=janet-ulri...

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SSTV Net

Dec
08

The FCARC supports a monthly net to help interested hams learn about & practice Slow Scan TV (SSTV) on 2 meters. You are invited to join. FCARC membership is not necessary. This is a semi-formal, directed net. We meet at 6 pm using both FM voice & SSTV transmissions on 145.330 MHz, Tone 100. All SSTV transmissions are in Martin 2.

I will begin sending a few SSTV pictures prior to the net beginning at 5:45 pm for your enjoyment, and then I'll call for checkins at 6 pm.

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November General Membership Meeting

Nov
16

November 16 will be the next General Membership meeting:
UW-Fox Valley
1478 Midway Rd
Menasha
Room 1346.
Talk-in frequency will be the 146.760 repeater.

Program: Summits on the Air (SOTA)
November Newsletter: http://www.fcarc.us/sites/default/files/11%202015%20Newsletter.pdf

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THANK YOU WE MADE OUR GOAL - 443.650

Nov
05

Thank you for helping us reach our 2015 goal to purchase a Yaesu System Fusion repeater for the 443.650 system. We have purchased our new DR-1 repeater and we are on the list for shipment. We have exceeded our fundraising goal and the extra money will stay in an account for connecting our System Fusion repeaters to WIRES-X. This would connect our repeaters to other WIRES-X systems connected to the internet. This means you could talk to a ham in Chicago from our Appleton repeater or to any other ham in the world using WIRES-X.

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Clothing Order

Nov
05

Many of you have been asking for the FCARC to do another club clothing order and the time is now here that you can place your orders.
All orders are due by the December general membership meeting on December 21st.
The order form can be found at http://nullradio.com/fcarc/2015_clothing.pdf

73,

Tim Hale
KC9FSH

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443.650 Repeater Yaesu System Fusion Fundraising Campaign

Oct
30

The Fox Cities Amateur Radio Club has started a 2015 fundraising of raising $500 to upgrade the 443.650 repeater to Yaesu System Fusion repeater. Yaesu is offering existing repeater owner the opportunity to purchase a new Yaesu DR-1 144/420 dual band C4FM/FM digital repeater of $500. The Yaesu DR-1 has a normal retail price of $1700.

Donations as of today:

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