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November Meeting

Thanks to all who attended. It was a small group, but we went right until Webster Rec closing time.
Thanks to Bob K2OID for sharing more details and a demo of his homebrew keyer paddle project.
For our December meeting, Bob will discuss his experiences in having a custom PC board for the project.
We may also discuss the possibility of turning this into a club project if we have enough interest. Stay tuned.

Field Day 2022

Come join XARC at Field Day. We will begin setup on Friday June 25th at 1:30 PM. We will continue Saturday morning June 26th at 10:00 AM. Our location will be Kent Park at 1700 Schlegel Road, Webster, NY.

The contest begins at 2 PM Saturday and runs until 2 PM Sunday. Stop by to observe, help setup, teardown, log, or operate. We usually can accommodate visitors who wish to operate.

We hope to see you there.

XARC 2022 Spring Fox Hunt

The XRX Amateur Radio Club 2022 spring Fox Hunt is this Saturday, May 14.

This fox hunt will be mostly an on-foot hunt as we continue to maintain social distancing. The hunt will start at Webster Park – Webster, NY. We will meet at the SW parking area on the corner of Lake and Holt Roads.

Registration begins at 0900 local time. There will be at least 3, maybe 4 foxes – all on 2 meters. It should be fun for all experience levels and is a good way to practice your fox hunting techniques.

There will be walking involved, possibly as much as several miles during the event depending on how many foxes you search for. Areas of the park(s) have steep elevation changes, but we won’t place foxes anywhere that may involve unsafe climbing or descending. Hiking footwear is a plus.

An HT or scanner that receives 2 meters is all that is required to participate. Loop antennas, yagis, attenuators, etc are nice to have but not necessary. We have had a one person team with an HT and rubber-duckie come in first place in the past. When the signal is pegging the s-meter – remove/loosen the antenna, tune slightly off frequency, and use your body to determine direction.

Rules and additional information will be handed out at registration. We will meet for lunch around noon for wrap-up and socializing. Lunch location (and fox hunt hints) to be announced on the XRX 2M repeater @ 145.290 Mhz

~ Rich, K2RAH

XARC April General Meeting

All:

We will be hosting a Zoom meeting this Thursday (April 14) at 8:00PM. A separate mailing will come out with Zoom info.

Agenda
Past Minutes
Treasurer’s Report
2M/440MHz Repeaters Status
2M Net Report
Fusion Net Report
Spring Fox Hunt
Hamfests, Contents, other Events Review
Other Business
Presentation: 3D Printing; presented by Bob, K2OID
Electronics  Show and Tell, what have you done this past month

Rich, K2RAH

XARC March General Meeting

All:

We will be hosting a Zoom meeting this Thursday (March 10) at 8:00PM. A separate mailing will come out with Zoom info.

Agenda
Past Minutes
Treasurer’s Report
2M/440MHz Repeaters Status
2M Net Report
Fusion Net Report
Hamfests, Contents, other Events Review
Other Business
Electronics  Show and Tell, what have you done this past month

Rich, K2RAH

XARC February General Meeting

All:

We will be hosting a Zoom meeting this Thursday (February 10) at 8:00PM. A separate mailing will come out with Zoom info.

Agenda
Past Minutes
Treasurer’s Report
2M/440MHz Repeaters Status
2M Net Report
Fusion Net Report
Hamfests, Contents, other Events Review
Other Business
Presentation: FT8 Setup and Usage; presented by Brian, K2AS
Electronics  Show and Tell, what have you done this past month

Rich, K2RAH

XARC January General Meeting

All:

We will be hosting a Zoom meeting this Thursday (January 13) at 8:00PM. A separate mailing will come out with Zoom info.

Agenda
Past Minutes
Treasurer’s Report
2M/440MHz Repeaters Status
2M Net Report
Fusion Net Report
2022 Club Officers’ Elections/Resolution
Hamfests, Contents, other Events Review
Other Business
Electronics  Show and Tell, what have you done this past month

Rich, K2RAH

june xarc general meeting

All:

We will be hosting a Zoom meeting this Thursday (June 10) at 8:00PM. A separate mailing will come out with Zoom info.

Agenda
Past Minutes
Treasurer’s Report
2M/440MHz Repeaters Status
2M Net Report
Fusion Net Report
2021 Field Day Status/Prep
Hamfests, Contents, other Events Review
Other Business
Electronics  Show and Tell, what have you done this past month

Rich, K2RAH

may XARC General Meeting

All:

We will be hosting a Zoom meeting this Thursday (May 13) at 8:00PM. A separate mailing will come out with Zoom info.

Agenda
Past Minutes
Treasurer’s Report
2M/440MHz Repeaters Status
2M Net Report
Fusion Net Report
Spring Fox Hunt Report
Hamfests, Contents, other Events Review
Other Business
Presentation “Logging Programs Overview”
Electronics  Show and Tell, what have you done this past month


Rich, K2RAH

XARC Spring Fox Hunt 2021

The XRX Amateur Radio Club spring 2021 Fox Hunt is this Saturday, May 8, 2021.

This fox hunt will be an on-foot only hunt as we continue to maintain social distancing a little longer. The hunt will be held at Ellison Park. We will meet at the parking area on Blossom Road . There are two parking areas fairly close together, but we will be at the one closer to Landing Road, near the Orchard Grove pavillion.

Registration begins at 9AM. There will be at least 3, maybe 4 foxes, all on 2 meters. It should be fun for all experience levels, and is a good way to practice your fox hunting techniques.

There will be walking involved, possibly as much as 1 – 2 miles during the event, depending on how many foxes you search for. Ellison Park is rather on the low side, so I can’t guarantee it won’t be wet in some spots, but we will attempt to avoid waterlogged areas. Parts of the park have steep elevation changes, but we won’t place foxes anywhere that may involve unsafe climbing or descending. But hiking footware is a plus.

An HT or scanner that receives 2 meters is all that is required to participate. Loop antennas, yagis, attenuators are nice to have, but not necessary. We have had a 1 person team with an HT with a rubber-duckie come in first place in the past. When the signal is pegging the s-meter, remove the antenna, and tune slightly off frequency, and use your body to determine direction.

Rules and additional info – click link.