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April General Meeting

Reminder – The monthly meeting of the XARC will be held April 14 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at the Webster Recreation Center in Webster, NY. Check our Calendar for details and a map.

Agenda –

  • March Minutes
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Repeater Update (and scheduling a work party)
  • 2016 RARA Hamfest Presence
  • 2016 Field Day & Committee Discussion
  • T-shirts/Cap Discussion (including club logo)
  • Spring Fox Hunt (and scheduling)
  • Club QSL Card Discussion
  • What have you down the past month, re: ham radio? and
  • This month’s Presentation – Bob Karz (K2OID) will make a presentation on FlexRadio System’s – Flex 6300 SDR Transceiver.

FLEX-6300 for the Serious Amateur

The FLEX-6300™ is for the amateur operator who wants to experience the magic of software defined radio in the highest performance 100W transceiver family available today.  The FLEX-6300 provides an entry point into multi-dimensional amateur radio operations from CW to the latest digital modes.  Providing dual panadapters and waterfall displays, as well as two full-performance slice receivers, the FLEX-6300 opens up new operating capabilities at an affordable price.

March Meeting Agenda

Reminder – The monthly meeting of the XARC will be held March 10 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at the Webster Recreation Center in Webster, NY. Check our Calendar for details and a map.

Agenda –

  • February Minutes
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Repeater Update (and scheduling a work party)
  • 2016 RARA Hamfest Presence
  • 2016 Field Day & Committee Discussion
  • T-shirts/Cap Discussion (including club logo)
  • Spring Fox Hunt (and scheduling)
  • Club QSL Card Discussion
  • What have you down the past month, re: ham radio? and
  • Present your antennas (setup, pic’s, technical, etc).

Reminder: Dues for 2016 are due!

February Meeting Reminder

Reminder – The monthly meeting of the XARC will be held February 11 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at the Webster Recreation Center in Webster, NY. Check our Calendar for details and a map.

Agenda:

  • Review Minutes
  • Treasurers Report
  • Membership Report
  • Repeater Status
  • Recap of January VHF Contest Experience
  • Field Day 2016
  • Show and Tell (or what have you done lately in amateur radio)

NOTE: December 2015 and January 2016 Meeting Minutes have been posted on the “Members Area” page (login required).

December General Meeting and Presentation

December General Meeting and Presentation

Thursday, Dec. 10th at 6:00PM, Webster Rec. Center

The December General Meeting presentation will include Bob Karz, K2OID and will be a discussion on CW. Please join us and challenge Bob with questions, etc.

The following have been approved by a vote of the attending members at the November General Meeting to guide the club during 2016. They join Ned Asam, W2NED (Director) and Fred Donahue, W3MUD (Director) on the club’s Executive Committee.

  • President: Brian Donovan, K2AS
  • Vice-president: Rich Hull, K2RAH
  • Secretary: Harry Ramos, W2HRY
  • Treasurer: Rick LaDonna, N2IJI
  • Director: Bob Karz, K2OID

The November General Meeting minutes have been posted on the “members page”.

Reminder: Dues for 2016 are due!

NOVEMBER GENERAL MEETING AGENDA

Date – Thursday 11/12/2015

Location – Webster Rec Center at 6:00pm

Agenda

  • XARC will be holding elections for Club Officers and one Director’s position. Nominations are still welcome.

Nominations received so far –

    • President (one-year term) – Brian Donovan (K2AS)
    • Vice-president (one-year term) – Rich Hull (K2RAH)
    • Secretary (one-year term) – Harry Ramos (W2HRY)
    • Treasurer (one-year term) – Rick LaDonna (N2IJI)
    • Director (three-year term) – Bob Karz (K2OID)
  • Presentation – Rich Hull, K2RAH will be sharing a presentation on PSK.
  • Any new “Show us your Shack” pictures would also be welcome.
  • Reminder – 2016 dues are due!

~ Rich Hull (K2RAH)

XARC Elections, November General Meeting

The following names have been received as interested candidates for the below listed positions. Other interested XARC members should announce their candidacy ASAP. Formal nominations will be solicited from the floor at the November General Meeting with voting to follow.  XARC Full (voting) Members in good standing are eligible to hold office and/or vote. Full Members shall be 21 years of age, hold a valid FCC amateur license, and be current, re: dues.

  • President (one-year term) – Brian Donovan (K2AS)
  • Vice-president (one-year term) – Rich Hull (K2RAH)
  • Secretary (one-year term) – Harry Ramos (W2HRY)
  • Treasurer (one-year term) – Rick LaDonna (N2IJI)
  • Director (three-year term) – Bob Karz (K2OID)

Elections will be held at the November General Meeting (November 12) with the newly elected taking office on January 1, 2016.

~ Rich Hull (K2RAH)

Nominations and Elections for 2016 Officers

Per XARC by-laws, we will be soliciting nomination’s for 2016 club officers at the October General Meeting. Elections will be held at the November General Meeting with the newly elected taking office on January 1, 2016. The positions up for election are:

President, Vice-president, Secretary, Treasurer, (all one-year terms)and one Director (a three-year term).

Elections

Section 5.1: Annual elections shall be held at the General meeting in November. At this meeting, the membership shall elect the President, the Vice-President, the Secretary, the Treasurer, and one Director. Nominations shall be solicited from the floor at a fall meeting and a list of potential Candidates for office shall be made known to members of the Club by way of its communication medium at least thirty days prior to the November meeting during which elections will occur. The vote shall be by secret ballot and shall be tabulated by three disinterested members. The candidate receiving the majority of valid votes cast will be declared the winner. In absence of a majority, the two candidates with the largest number of votes shall participate in a run-off election to be held at the General meeting in November.

Section 5.2: Elected and appointed Officers and Directors shall take office on January 1 of the following year.

Section 5.3: The President, the Vice-President, the Secretary, and the Treasurer shall serve terms of one year.

Section 5.4: Directors shall serve terms of three years. One shall be elected each year such that the three terms of Directors are staggered. In the event more than one position is vacant, those elected shall draw straws to determine who shall serve each term.

~ Rich, K2RAH

September General Meeting to be a Tour of the AWA

The September meeting of the XARC will be a tour of the Antique Wireless Association museum in Bloomfield, NY. The tour is scheduled for September 10 at 7:00PM. We will be meeting at Cheap Charlie’s at 6:00PM for food if interested. Friends and significant others are invited.  A map to the AWA is included in their Website under “About Us / Location and Campus Details“.

Admission is $7, cash or check (no credit cards).

Please join us for the first meeting of the fall.

http://www.antiquewireless.org/

Rich, K2RAH

Xrx Amateur Radio Club – ARRL Field Day Information

Join us at Nazareth College, Pittsford, NY the weekend of June 27!

žAll are welcome –

  • No experience necessary (not even a license)
  • Set up begins at 10:00 AM Saturday
  • Contest starts at 2:00 PM Saturday
  • Tear down 2:00 PM Sunday

žYou can attend all or any part of Field Day –

  • What are you doing at 3:00 AM Sunday?  Sleeping?

Contact Bob Karz, K2OID if you’re joining us.

FD 2015 Location

June 11, 2015 General Meeting Agenda

This months XARC General Meeting agenda is to organize and prepare for the upcoming ARRL Field Day. Bob Karz will be statusing the equipment list and responsibilities. We will be setting up at the Nazareth CollegePittsford,  NY site again this year. The club would like to take advantage of several point scoring opportunities this year including: Satellite QSO’s, W1AW message copying, GOTA and Youth stations. For those that can not make operating times, set-up and tear-down help is also needed. Details will be worked at the General Meeting. Please join us at both the June General Meeting as well as Field Day.

~ Rich, K2RAH