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Sat Jun 25, 2016
The Rains County Amateur Radio Association and the Hopkins
County Amateur Radio Club are partnering again this year in a
Field Day activity to be held in Emory this year at 200
Industrial in Emory. We will set up in the new Rains County
Emergency Management Center. The site is near the intersection
of 69 and 515 (Brookshires Grocery). When 515 crosses 69, it
becomes Industrial and we will be across the street from the
concrete plant. Look for the club banners.
- Sat 1000 -Set up will start about 10:00 AM on Saturday
- Sat 1300 - The contest starts at 1:00 PM local time on
Saturday and runs until 1:00 PM on Sunday.
- Sat 1400 - We will provide a testing session at around
2:00. Please contact myself or Ed Olague (K5OLA) if you plan
- Sat 1500 - We will serve a late club lunch at 3:00 PM
consisting of sausage, hamburgers and hotdogs with corn on
the cob and whatever else we can think of. We will have water
provided at the site but you will need to bring any soda, etc
if you want it.
- Sat 1600 - 4:00, we will have a short meeting with both
clubs together, mostly for introductions and over-viewing
future activities. We anticipate several city and county
officials to be in attendance.
- The remainder of the 24 hour period will be for operating
the contest or just enjoying conversation with your fellow
hams. There will be a group of us that stay all night so I
will apologize in advance if we are tired and grumpy Sunday
We will operate two HF contest
stations and have a third one available for those that want to
get on the air on the HF bands. We will also have several other
modes available to demonstrate during the contest:
- HF digital (PSK31)
- Satellite (LEO FM)
- Solar powered QRP
- Low Power commercial FM
One note on the facility; the building is still in the
process of being renovated and remodeled and is far from being
complete, but I am sure it will be a great Field Day site and
we will be sharing the long term plan during the meeting.
We really encourage everyone to attend. Come for an hour or
the whole event and we believe you will have a good time.
Sat Jun 18, 2016
- Finalize the category that we will be operating and
insure we have the radios and antennas to support them.
- Plan the Field Day meal and joint meeting.
- Determine any additional needs for the contest.
- General clean up inside the building.
- Mow and trim grass as necessary.
- General clean up of old antennas and feed line from the
original cable co. installation.
Sat Jun 11, 2016
planning/workday meeting cancelled and rescheduled for May 18.
Note: 2016 HAM-COM is
The Rains Amateur Radio Association (Rains ARA) meets on the
second Saturday of each month.more information on meetings
When: 2nd Saturday @ 11am
Where: 201 Industrial Park Road, Emory
Rains ARA repeaters2m: 146.92- PL 88.5
Rains ARA's information net happens each Monday.
When: Mondays at 1930hrs / 7:30pm
Where: W5ENT repeater 146.92- PL 88.5
Backup repeater: 146.80- PL 141.3 (tnx WR5L) or 146.58
Since the Hopkins net happens at 1900hrs / 7:00pm on the same
night (30 minutes before the Rains net) RARA members can
sometimes be found there until their own net begins. HCARC net is
on 146.680- PL 151.4.more
information on nets
Volunteer Exam (VE) sessions
VE Sessions are conducted by Ed Olague, K5OLA, Phone
903-513-4601 (email).more information on VE sessions
Need further information?
Email club president
John Wedeking, KE5PZI
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