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XRX AMATEUR RADIO CLUB – ARRL FIELD DAY INFORMATION

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ARRL Field Day

ARRL Field Day is the most popular on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada. On the fourth weekend of June, more than 35,000 radio amateurs gather with their clubs, groups or simply with friends to operate from remote locations.

Join us at Nazareth College, Pittsford, NY the weekend of June 25/26!

All 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

You 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 2016 Location

~ Rich, K2RAH

June General Meeting Agenda

Reminder – The monthly meeting of the XARC will be held June 9 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at the Webster Recreation Center in Webster, NY. Check our Calendar for details and a map.

See important agenda item below in red!

  • May Minutes
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Repeater Update (and re-scheduling the work party)
  • T-shirts/Cap Update
  • Club QSL Card Discussion
  • XARC “Business Card” distribution
  • What have you done the past month, re: ham radio?
  • Show and tell
  • 2016 Field Day Planning

~ Rich, K2RAH

May 2016 General Meeting Agenda

Reminder – The monthly meeting of the XARC will be held May 12 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at the Webster Recreation Center in Webster, NY. Check our Calendar for details and a map.

  • April Minutes
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Repeater Update (and re-scheduling the work party)
  • 2016 RARA Hamfest Presence
  • 2016 Field Day & Committee Discussion
  • T-shirts/Cap Discussion (including club logo)
  • Spring Fox Hunt
  • Club QSL Card Discussion
  • What have you done the past month, re: ham radio?
  • Show and tell
  • This month’s presentation – Steve (KA1CNF) is presenting Raspberry Pi, etc projects overview

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)