Every Monday night - club net at 9:00 PM on  147.18+ repeater
Nut Net at 7:30 AM Monday-Friday on 147.18+ repeater
ARES NET WEDNESDAY AT 8:00 PM on 146.67- repeater

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January 2004

          20  The monthly club meeting will be at UNCW. The room number and program to be announced later. Rag Chews start at 7:00 PM with meeting starting at 7:30 PM. Dave Haase (N4CAT) will be on hand to talk about pirate radio. As some of you remembered, Dave gave a great talk about old time radio and restoration projects.      

February 2004

                 Club members at the Charleston SC Hamfest

          14  VEC testing at UNCW 10 AM , Morton Hall.

          17  Monthly club Dinner meeting at Smithfield BBQ on 17th extension near Hwy132 at 6:30 PM with meeting starting about 7:30 PM. We will have a separate room and meeting area. Guest speaker Paul
Magnabosco (AD4HZ) on how to make VHF and UHF antennas more efficient. See you there.

          21 The club is going to sponsor a radio class at Cape Fear Community College. The class will meet for 6 (SIX) Saturdays starting February 21st. Several members have said they would be willing to help teach the class. If anyone is interested in helping please contact Ed- W4EBR by email or phone (686 5206). Please pass this around to friends and neighbors.

          29 NC QSO Party this Sunday, Feb. 29, aboard the Battleship from 12 Noon to 5 P.M. Details on the net tonight. Last year the Azalea Coast Club came in 4th in the Tar Heel state. Amateurs can go on the Battleship for FREE during special events like this. NC QSO Party Sunday February 29, 2004 (Due to file sizes, user needs broadband - high speed - service)

March 2004

          16  The monthly club meeting will be at UNCW. The room number and program to be announced later. Rag Chews start at 7:00 PM with meeting starting at 7:30 PM.  Tom Jacobs has agreed to take the position of SPECIAL EVENTS PLANNING person.

April 2004

          10  VEC testing at UNCW 10 AM , Morton Hall.

          17-18 The club will be operating in the Spring Lights QSO Party at Oak Island CG Station on April 17th & 18th. The membership is encouraged to attend. Please contact Ed- W4EBR by email or phone (686-5206).
Photo's from Lighthouse QSO party for Spring2004 (Due to file sizes, user needs broadband - high speed - service)

          20  Monthly club Dinner meeting at Smithfield BBQ on 17th Street extension at 6:30 PM with meeting starting about 7:30 PM. We will have a separate room and meeting area. See you there. Great meeting with 37 members in attendance. Items discussed were central location of all club equipment to Glen Day - AG4NO Vice-President.

May 2004

        18  The monthly club meeting will be at UNCW. The room number and program to be announced later. Rag Chews start at 7:00 PM with meeting starting at 7:30 PM. After the meeting there will be coffee and donuts.

June 2004

         15 Monthly club Dinner meeting at Smithfield BBQ on 17th Street extension at 6:30 PM with meeting starting about 7:30 PM. We will have a separate room and meeting area. See you there.

         21-26 Keep an eye out for a boatload of media this week about Field Day. Wed., several hams and I will be on WECT-TV's Carolina In The Morning (Channel 6 broadcast; Channel 7 Time-Warner cable) about 6:10 AM with Bob Townsend. On Thursday, 6:10 AM again for WWAY-TV (Channel 3 broadcast; Channel 10 Time-Warner cable) Good Morning Carolina with Daniel Seamans. Friday morning about 6:40 AM, WAAV-980 AM's Talk of The Town with Donn Ansell will feature Field Day. Also, Thursday's Star-News is supposed to have a lengthy feature article on Field Day.

         26-27    Field Day 2004 is at Ogden Park site #2 same as last year. Contact Glen AG4NO by email. For you early risers, we will meet at K & W for breakfast at 8:00 AM. Then travel to Ogden Park around 9:00 AM. We are hoping the band conditions will be favorable for 20 and 40 Meter operation. We did so well last year that I am hoping for as good a turnout this year. Glen Day (AG4NO) is the event chairman and he has worked very hard to duplicate last years efforts. Besides the 2 stations, we hope to have a GOTA (GET ON THE AIR) station and a Six Meter station. Around 6:00 PM the club will provide a catered barbecue dinner. All members are encouraged to attend. Also during the day, evening and night operation there will be lots of munchies. So come on out and socialize on Saturday and Sunday. Hope to see everyone there.

July 2004

         20  The monthly club meeting will be at UNCW. The room number and program to be announced later. Rag Chews start at 7:00 PM with meeting starting at 7:30 PM.   

August 2004

         17 Monthly club Dinner meeting at Smithfield BBQ on 17th Street extension at 6:30 PM with meeting starting about 7:30 PM. We will have a separate room and meeting area. See you there.

         21-22 Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society will have the Summer QSO Party (International Lighthouse & Lightship Weekend). The club has participated in this event for the last 5 years from Oak Island CG Station. Link to Photos from this operations. (Due to file sizes, user needs broadband - high speed - service)

September 2004

          21  The monthly club meeting will be at UNCW.  Rag Chews start at 7:00 PM with meeting starting at 7:30 PM. The program will be presented by Bob Young owner of Tarheel Antennas of Fuquay-Varina. The topic will be  about HF mobile and his famous screwdriver antennas.

October 2004

           6 The Shriners Fish Fry. If you wish to volunteer to help provide communications contact Dave Kaderbeck (KD4DJE) 799-3060 or his email address is KD4DJE@ec.rr.com.

           9 VE Testing at UNCW Morton Hall 10:00 AM.

          19 Monthly club Dinner meeting at McDaniel's FARM on College Road across form UNCW at 6:30 PM with meeting starting about 7:30 PM. This is a new meeting place so the members can get a break from Barbecue. If you want to get a head start on your 2005 dues, you can pay at the club meeting. Individual membership $20.00, Family membership $25.00 and student membership $7.00. Carl Filipak (KC8BQT) has donated a Drake TR-4 transceiver to the club. R. L. Drake was one of the primer amateur radio builders back in the 60's and 70's. They produced very fine receiving and transmitting equipment. If you want a real piece of fine radio equipment, bring you check book because we are going to have an auction. Also we will be auctioning off a Kenwood 2 meter radio and SWR bridge. If any one has additional equipment they would like to donate for the auction bring it along. See you at the meeting!

Annual Dues can be mailed to:   ACARC, PO BOX 4044, Wilmington, NC 28406

         30 Statewide Simulated Emergency Test will take place from 8 AM until noon. This will take place starting on 3927 kHz after NCMN and will shift to 3923 kHz once that frequency becomes clear, or 7232 kHz as needed. All stations are invited to participate and counties that have active SETs are encouraged to make liaison with the net.

November 2004

          16  The monthly club meeting will be at UNCW. The room number and program to be announced later. Rag Chews start at 7:00 PM with meeting starting at 7:30 PM.  Annual election of club officers for 2005.  Ed will be stepping down this year as your president. "I have enjoyed serving the club and will continue to serve the organization in any way that I can." 
Notes from Meeting:

  • 19 members present.
  • Battleship USS North Carolina - Operations from radio 2 Starting December 6 and continuing December 7th Pearl Harbor day. Will stop operations for the Tuesday evening Holiday party.
  • One more repeater up and running - Lumberton.
  • Benson Hamfest this weekend.
  • Holiday party December 7th starting at 6 PM, order dinner at about 7 PM and exchange of gifts at about 8 PM. Please call or e-mail Ed W4EBR and let us know if you will attend.
  • A lot of discussion on the revision to the club Constitution and By-Laws.
  • Voted for club officers for 2005.
    AG4PA Bill Usher - President
    AG4NO Glen Day - Vice President
    KG4CQS David Williams  - Secretary
    KG4SYQ Larry Modlin  -Treasure

December 2004   

        6-7 The club will operate the ship's transmitter and receiver on  CW  on Dec 7. The event would actually start on Monday night Dec 6. at 0000utc on 7.030,the 40 meter band. This is a CW event .  We can use anyone who wants to come out to help log. We will quite early on Dec7 because of our Christmas party. The ship is close after about 10:00 at night ,you can't leave or get on. The club has some CW operators now so this I hope will spur others on to work some CW. Please puts this out , I need CW operators and loggers . I need to know in advance so I can make arrangement's with the ship.  Jack WD4OIN
 

           7 Holiday Party - at O'Charley's Restaurant on South College Road (Monkey Junction). Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves last year and from what they told me afterwards itís a very good place. Space, food selection from the menu, etc.  Attitude adjustment 6:30 to 7:30, dinner (order from menu) 7:30 to 8:30, gift exchange ($10.00) and coffee.     

         11  VE Testing at UNCW 10:00 AM. Location to be announced

 Club Officers for 2004.

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