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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


May 9 @ 9:15 am12:00 pm

Saturday May 9th will be XARC’s famous Spring Foxhunt hidden transmitter hunt. We’ll have a special fox just for beginners, and if you tell me you’re coming, I can try to provide a lesson and/or mentor for the hunt. Talk in will be on the 146.61 repeater (correction to the RAG which said 145.29). Bring your 2 meter HT and some kids for family fun, and bring your FRS radios, smartphones, compasses and maps for more help and/or confusion. We’ll start at 9 am at Dryer Rd. Park, 7405 Dryer Road in Victor, with registration and practice, 9:30 for real hunting, and lunch around noon. But don’t arrive before 9 or you will be disqualified.

please RSVP to me so I can plan for mentors, lunch, prizes, etc.


Presentation for April General Meeting – Fox Hunting 101

XARC Meeting
April 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Webster Rec Center
1350 Chiyoda Dr., Webster,NY 14580
Presentation/Discussion for April 9 XARC General Meeting
Please join us for our General Meeting (Business and Presentation by Brian, K2AS; Jon, N2JAC; Fred, WO2P; Ned, W2NED). This month’s presentation will be “Fox Hunting 101”. Be prepared for the XARC’s May hunt!
Topics to be covered are:
  • What is fox hunting
  • Types of hunts
  • Rules, procedures, scoring
  • Equipment (receivers, antennas, attenuators)
  • Techniques (body fade, tune off frequency, maps/triangulation)
  • Foxes (building, using)
  • Advanced hunting equipment
  • Hunting hints
  • Demonstrations; and of course – story telling!
~ Rich, K2RAH

Presentation/Discussion for March 12 XARC General Meeting

 Jon Dickason will make a presentation/discuss how the local ARES/RACES organization provides communications for public service events, exercises and local disasters, how we use APRS to do real time tactical mapping for these events, and how we create our own wireless Intranet using easily modified consumer wifi routers. RACES also regularly practices with Dept. of Homeland Security, FBI, ARMY, border patrol, etc., and local law enforcement.

Please join us for this presentation as well as our regular General Meeting agenda items.

~ Rich Hull, K2RAH