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December 15, 2021

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  • Meeting End    7:40 pm

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 On-The-Air
Two Meter Net

We meet on 146.490 MHz
FM Simplex
each Sunday evening
at 7:00 pm Local Time.

Net Control:  Frank KB3PQT

Visitors are welcome
and encouraged to check-in.

Also accessible via EchoLink
Node 259045, Station AF3I-L

 

 

 

Event Status:

On Schedule

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On-The-Air
Ten Meter Net

We meet on 28.400 MHz
Upper Side Band 
each Wednesday evening *
at 8:00 pm Local Time.

Net Control:  Garry K3EYK

Visitors are welcome
and encouraged to check-in.

* except Monthly Meeting Night

 

 

 

 

Event Status:

On Schedule

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Face-To-Face
Monthly Meeting

Members, Guests and Visitors meet the third Wednesday of each month (except December) — usually at Hoss’s, 61 Gettysburg Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA.

Club Members will find the
Zoom Web Meeting ID and Password in
Member Area > Member Links

Visitors should eMail
AF3I@RadioClub-CARC.com
requesting Zoom information

Zoom connection opens at 6:30 pm
Our Meeting begins at 6:40 pm
and ends by 7:40 pm

Visitors are welcome
and encouraged to attend.

Event Status:

January 19
In-Person Meeting at Hoss’s

January 19
 Zoom Web Meeting will be offered.

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Special
Events

The next CARC special event will be: Lighting the Luminaries.  Children’s Lake, Boiling Springs, PA.

The event takes place
Wednesday December 29, 2021

We did this a year ago and had a great time as we served our community. 
We will do it again this year.

Thank you to our organizer and interface to the Civic Association
Garry, K3EYK.

 

 

Event Status:

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EVENT CALENDAR HAS BEEN Upgraded

As of 16-JUNE 2021,  if you notice any peculiarities in our THINGS TO-DO Calendar View content please let the webmaster know.  eMail to:  webmaster@RadioClub-CARC.com

Mr. Webmaster is performing his own review subject to schedule and resource limitations. 


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MOVING SOME CONTENT to new pages may cause HTML 404 ERRORS

We have been splitting the OPERATING YOUR AMATEUR RADIO STATION page into three parts with the intent of better-organizing the information. 

This may cause some HTML 404 errors if you linked to our site from a search engine or previously created bookmark.  If so, try the pages suggested below.

OPERATING YOUR AMATEUR RADIO STATION — ON-THE-AIR Activities

MANAGING YOUR AMATEUR RADIO STATION — OFF-THE-AIR aspects of using your ham radio station.

RADIO a la MODE — Topics that are specific to one of these transmission modes:   CW, PHONE, RTTY, SSTV, DIGITAL.


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Other more active areas of the site have been edited to represent the types of concepts under which we now live, including Social Distancing.

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The Banner Ad is sized 220 x 180 pixels.  What you see is my basic layout.  If you would like something different, lets talk.
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An inspirational message brought to you by the Cumberland Amateur Radio Club.
You could advertise here, and on the front page of the CARC Meeting Agenda, for as little as $2 per month.
Contact Andrew Forsyth, AF3I for information.  email:  AF3I@RadioClub-CARC.com

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Cumberland Amateur Radio Club will conduct its Field Day 2022 operations at Shaffer Park, 1649 Spring Road, Carlisle, PA.  Our Members will be on-site beginning at 8:30 a.m. Saturday June 25.  Members will continue their Field Day activity until Sunday June 26 about Noon.  Between those times visitors are invited to observe and learn about Amateur Radio.  We will show you how to make a two-way radio contact,
Contact Andrew Forsyth, AF3I for information.  email:  AF3I@RadioClub-CARC.com

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A full calendar year of CARC Membership Benefits can be yours for $10.

We have a special offer for First Time Newly Licensed Amateur Radio OperatorsFree First Year Membership.  Come see us within six months of your first license effective date and the next 12 months of CARC Membership are on us.

We have a special offer for Super-Senior Amateur Radio Operators.  If you have achieved the milestone event of Age 90 or greater your CARC Membership dues will be waived.

Download the CARC Membership Application PDF

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I invite and encourage creativity in our Cumberland Amateur Radio Club.  Come join us if you wish.

Meeting information can be found in the EVENTS page.

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An inspirational message brought to you by the Cumberland Amateur Radio Club.
You could advertise here, and on the front page of the CARC Meeting Agenda, for as little as $2 per month.
Contact Andrew Forsyth, AF3I for information.   email:  AF3I@RadioClub-CARC.com

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CARC, through its Club President Andrew Forsyth AF3I, now accepts electronic payments processed by Square.

If you would like to make a payment or a donation please see Andrew Forsyth.  For in-person payments we are equipped to securely process Chip Cards, Contactless Cards, and Magnetic Stripe Cards.  Or, if you wish to pay from the comfort of your own home we can generate an Square Invoice and eMail it to you for secure processing.

With Square and CARC there is no need for you to sign-up or have special accounts in those other payment processing apps.

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CARC invites you to become a member of the Cumberland Amateur Radio Club.

There is an abundance of information about the club on our JOIN-US page — link to MEMBERSHIP.

If you have unanswered questions our Membership Secretary is at your service.  eMail questions to: membership@RadioClub-CARC.com

The HOME page has a Next Meeting block that will tell you about our upcoming meeting and links to additional details of the meeting agenda.  The THINGS-TO-DO page has a link to CALENDAR VIEW where you can find information about the many things we do.

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Ham Radio Operators use Q-Signals as a communications shortcut.  Q-Signals originated among Morse Code operators because that is where the greatest time-saving benefit can be produced.  The use of Q-Signals has, in some cases, migrated into other modes of operation such as Phone (voice). 

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You could advertise here, and on the front page of the CARC Meeting Agenda, for as little as $2 per month.
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In preparation for the upcoming Field Day event we encourage fellow ham radio operators to use good operating practices. 
When sending your Field Day Exchange there is no need to begin the transmission with the words “Please Copy”. 

If you are the RUNNING station, say the other guy’s call sign and go right into sending your exchange.
For example:   WF3FD 3 ALPHA EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA OVER

If you are the SEARCH AND POUNCE station, acknowledge receiving the other guy’s exchange and go right into sending your exchange.
For example:  ROGER 4 DELTA DELAWARE OVER

Contact Club President Andrew Forsyth, AF3I for information.  eMail:  AF3I@RadioClub-CARC.com

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Cumberland Amateur Radio Club, and its President Andrew Forsyth AF3I, are proud supporters of the Pennsylvania QSO Party.

The group efforts of our members resulted in being awarded this certificate as the High-Scoring entry in category:  2020 Portable Multi-Op, Low Power, York County.   Congratulations to our participants:   Frank KB3PQT, Doug KC3CPT, Dave W3VRE, Valli N8QVT, and Andrew AF3I

This annual event takes place in October.  Watch for us again on October 16, 2021.

 

Contact Club President Andrew Forsyth, AF3I for information.  eMail:  AF3I@RadioClub-CARC.com

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Cumberland Amateur Radio Club (CARC) wants to be your local club, of choice.

The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) is the National Association of Amateur Radio.
You can learn more about the ARRL by visiting their website:   http://www.arrl.org/

Most CARC members are also members of the ARRL. 
If you are undecided about joining the ARRL, ask almost any CARC Member about the benefits of ARRL membership.

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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOUNDER, AND MOST PROLIFIC AUTHOR, OF HOW DO I… ARTICLES.

FRANK MELLOTT,  KB3PQT

With his newest article, ANTENNA TOPICS — SWR, Frank has achieved a significant milestone in Amateur Radio Knowledge Sharing.

CARC is proud to present Frank with this How Do I… Century Club Award.  Congratulations, Frank ! 

 

 

If you would like to write for the Cumberland Amateur Radio Club please contact Club President Andrew Forsyth, AF3I.

AF3I@RadioClub-CARC.com

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