Past Reports

November 2014 Club Meeting


The November meeting of Acarc was held at CFCC on Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014. President Charlie Vaughn (K4UWH) opened the meeting at 7:00 pm.

Each person present gave a brief report on recent radio activity. Linwood Todd reported he has repaired the repeater. The battleship will be on the air for Pearl Harbor day December 7 at 1:00pm to 5:00pm. James Kapetsky (K3DEP) gave a detailed report on Eagles Island. The current officers of the club were reelected for 2015. Our Christmas Party will be December 9 at the Olive Garden at 6:00pm.


Norman Clemmons (KI4YSY)



October 2014 Club Meeting


The October meeting of ACARC was held at CFCC on tuesday October 21,2014. President Charlie Vaughn (K4UWH) called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm. A large crowd was present and each one gave a brief report on their recent ham radio activity.

Steve Wilder (AJ4JJ) gave a report on the last VE testing. Allan Pellnat (KX2H) gave the treasures report. A discussion was held on finding a place to hold our Christmas party which will take the place of our regular monthly meeting for December.

Linwood Todd (NT4F) and Jack Jacobs (WD4OIN) presented a program on how to build workable antennas at a cheap price. Linwood Todd (NT4F) suggested we set up a special event station for the Azalea Festival 2015.

Next month we will elect officers for 2015. Everyone should be sure to be present. There being no more business the meeting was adjourned at 8:30 pm.


Norman Clemmons (KI4YSY)


September 2014 Club Meeting


The September meeting of the ACARC was held on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at CFCC. President Charlie Vaughn (K4UWH) called the meeting to order at 7:00pm. Each person present reported on recent HAM radio activity.

Allan Pellnat (KX2H) gave the treasurer's report. Pete Long (WB3FYR) gave a program on communicating with a computer (FLDIGI) - Quick Start. Meeting was adjourned at 8:45pm.



Norman Clemmons (KI4YSY)

Secretary



August 2014 Club Meeting


The August meeting of ACARC was held at CFCC on Tuesday, August 19,2014. President Charlie Vaughn(K4UWH) called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm. Each person in attendance introduced themselves and gave an update on recent ham radio activity.

Steve Wilder(AJ4JJ) gave a report on VE testing. A discussion on restarting the club net was brought up. We will try to set a date and time next month. Harvey Hutchison(NK0S) gave a presentation on building a field antenna mast mount. It was a quick and inexspensive way to mount an antenna using your vehicle to hold it in place.

There being no more business the meeting was adjourned at 8:15 pm.

Norman Clemmons(KI4YSY)




July 2014 Club Meeting


The July meeting of ACARC was held on tuesday,July 15 at CFCC north campus. President Charlie Vaughn(K4UWH) called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm. He made a few comments about our recent field day.

Each person present commented on recent radio activity. Allan Pellnat(KX2H) gave the treasures report. Steve Wilder(AJ4JJ) gave a report on testing. David McGough(KB4FXC) gave a detailed report on field day.

Overall we scored higher this year than last year. All who participated had a good time. Julian Bradberry (WD4FTR) prepared the meal on saturday evening which everyone enjoyed. Harvey Hutchison(NKOS) presented a program on how to build a Quad antenna. There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 8:45 pm.


Norman Clemmons

Secretary



June 2014 Club Meeting


The June, 2014 meeting of ACARC was held on tuesday, June 17 at CFCC. President Charlie Vaughn(K4UWH) called the meeting to order at 7 pm. Each person in attendance gave a brief report on recent ham radio activity.

Allan Pellnat(KX2H) gave the treasures report. Linwood Todd (NT4F) has been instrumental in selling radio equipment of deceased ham members. The proceeds of these sells went to their spouses. A big thanks to Linwood for taking on this responsibility.

Bill Morine(N2COP) gave a program on HF antennas that he photographed while traveling around the world in his job.

Do not forget field day coming up on June 28 & 29. All members need to help out in any they can. The meeting was adjourned at 8:15 pm.

Norman Clemmons KI4YSY

Secretary




May 2014 Club Meeting


The May meeting of ACARC was held on tuesday, May 20, 2014 at CFCC. President Charlie Vaughn (K4UWH) called the meeting to ordermat 7:00 pm. After introductions and club business Pete, WB3FYR gave an interesting program on different codes. Meeting was adjourned at 8:15pm




April 2014 Club Meeting


The April meeting of ACARC was held on tuesday, April 15, 2014 at CFCC. President Charlie Vaughn (K4UWH) called the meeting to ordermat 7:00 pm. A good crowd was present and each person introduced themselves. Most commented on recent radio activity.

Alla Pellnat (KX2H) gave the treasures report. The club is in good shape financially. Steve Wilder (AJ4JJ) gave a report on VE testing. Jack Jacobs (WD4OIN) gave a report on activity at the battleship. Harvey Hutchinson (NK0S) presented a program on Peru. His son was married in Lima Peru. It was a very interesting presentation and was enjoyed by all. There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 0815 pm.


Norman Clemmons (KI4YSY)

Secretary



March 2014 Club Meeting


The March meeting of the ACARC was held at CFCC on tuesday, march 18, 2014. President Charlie Vaughn (K4UWH) opened the meeting at 7:00 pm. Each person in attenance gave a report on recent ham radio activity.

David McGough (KB4FXC) gave a detailed report on the upcoming Field Day preparation. Field Day this year will be June 28 &29. Joe Trombino (W2KJ) and Bill Wetherill (N2WG) gave an interesting presentation on portable antennas. The meeting was adjourned at 9:20 pm.


Norman Clemmons Secretary



Feb. 2014 Club Meeting


The Febuary meeting of ACARC was held at CFCC on tuesday, Febuary 18, 2014. President Charlie Vaughn(K4UWH) called the meeting to order at 7:05 PM.

Each person in attendance gave a report on recent radio activity. The NC QSO party is sunday, Febuary 23 from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm. at the battleship. Everyone is encouraged to come to the ship to help out.

Allan Pellnat(KX2h) gave the treasures report. Vice President Harvey Hutchison(NKOS) gave a very detailed program on QSL ing your QSO. The presentation was well received followed by questions and answers. There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 8:45 pm.


Norman Clemmons Secretary



Jan. 2014 Club Meeting


The January meeting of ACARC was held tuesday, January 21 at CFCC. President Charlie Vaughn (K4UWH) called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm. Each person in attendance gave a brief report on recent radio activity. Harvey Hutchison (NK0S) has been certified as an instructor by the ARRL. He is in the process of setting up a class for ham radio classifications.

The 2014 North Carolina QSO party is Febuary 23,2014. We need to alert all members to make preparations to be at the battleship on this date. Allan Pellnat (KX2H) gave the treasures report. Charlie Vaughn (K4UWH) showed some photos of his new antenna tower. It is still a work in progress. There being no more business the meeting was adjourned at 8:30 pm.

Norman Clemmons Secretary



Dec. 2013 Club meeting

On Dec. 10 the annual ACARC Christmas Party was held at Habachi Grill. This will take the place of the monthly meeting. Merry Christmas to all !