HOLIDAY GATHERING 2023:   Sunday December 10, 2023   11:00 a.m.

Our annual Holiday Gathering (formerly described as our Holiday Brunch) will take place at T J Rockwell’s, 896 Grantham Road, Mechanicsburg, PA .

Seating is at 11 a.m.   Please arrive a few minutes beforehand so that we can be seated together at the same time.

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Someone from CARC is going to ask if you will be attending.  We would love to have you join us.  If you need to coordinate calendars with a significant-other, now is the time to begin your planning and calendar blocking.  When you are asked, please tell us that you will be attending and provide names of those in your party, or tell us your regrets.

 

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Planning

It is good to have a person in charge of planning the event.   Please volunteer.   Many hands make light work.  Ask for help.  There are a small number of activities that had been part of our Holiday Brunch in the pre-COVID days.  We need to select a restaurant and the date.  We need to give the restaurant an estimated head-count when making the reservation and an accurate head-count a couple of days prior to the actual event.  It is nice to greet our guests as they arrive.  Introductions are appropriate so that everyone feels comfortable with their tablemates — no one wants to be called “Hey, You”.   In prior years we had a door prize raffle with seasonal gifts such as candy, cookies, and wine.  Goodie Bags containing small treats can be optional — almost like a Christmas Stocking.   When I first joined the club I was impressed with the tradition of each lady receiving a commemorative coin presented by Colonel Halliday.  


MEETING TOPICS:   Wednesday December 20, 2023 

CARC has reserved this date for the possibility of holding a December non-meeting to take the place of our usual in-person meeting. 

This meeting will be completely informal.  Other than the few, brief topics mentioned below, there will be no meeting agenda, no reports, and no business will be conducted.  Simply general conversation among the attendees.

 

In-Person Meeting Information

There will be no In-Person component for this meeting.  This is a ZOOM ONLY meeting.

 

Zoom Web Meeting Information

If we offer a Zoom Web Meeting the details will be circulated about the time of the November Meeting

If you are a CARC Member you can find the Zoom Monthly Meeting ID and Passcode in the Member Links page — password protected.

If you are not yet a CARC Member, and if you would like to attend our Zoom Web Meeting, please contact Web Administrator Andrew Forsyth,  
(eMail to:  AF3I@RadioClub-CARC.com), introduce yourself, and express your interest in attending the Zoom Web Meeting.  He will provide you the ID and Password.

 

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It’s The Holiday Season

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So Hoop-De-Do

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And Dickery-Dock

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Don’t Forget To Hang Up Your Sock

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While The Merry Bells Keep Ringing

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Happy Holiday To You

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MEETING TOPICS:   Wednesday November 15, 2023

Topic 1

Election of Officers for 2024

Tonight is the long awaited night.  Cast your ballot for the officers who will lead your club in 2024.
Typically, all candidates are running unopposed and will be declared elected by acclamation. 
President — Frank Mellott KB3PQT, Vice-President — Doug Stenger KC3CPT, Treasurer — Garry Fasick K3EYK, Secretary — Paula Anstine KC3UVH, Membership Secretary — Richard Johnson N3EPY, and Club License Trustee — Dave Smith W3SOX.

Topic 2

Pats on the Back for all who helped.

We have some pats on the back to share.  The first is for those who helped at the Dillsburg Farmers Fair Parade.  Thank you.  The second is for those who made QSOs in the Pennsylvania QSO Party.  Thank you.  Next, a pat on the back for those members who volunteered to serve their club as an Officer in 2023.  Thank you.

Topic 3

Meeting and Event Calendar 2024

I have the CARC Meeting and Event Calendar made up for 2024 and will freely share a printed copy with anyone who would like one.  Those little purple squares mark the dates of our club meetings.  I might have something additional to share with you along this same line of thought.  No peeking!

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This is the First Reminder of Annual Membership Renewal and Dues Payment.

Membership Secretary Richard Johnson, N3EPY might be on-hand to receive your Membership Renewal and Dues Payment for 2024.  Pay now and avoid the January rush.  Dues are payable as January 1 and become past-due as of March 31.

Topic 5

Recap of the Dillsburg Farmers Fair Parade Event

The calendar for October 2023 placed our CARC Meeting ahead of the Dillsburg Farmers Fair Parade.  I had to shift this parade recap to the November Meeting Topics.  You might ask — Why did you leave a Meeting Topic on the October calendar.  Some years our meeting date falls before the parade.  Some years our meeting date falls after the parade.  When you are as old as I am you will realize how challenging it can be to keep track of what goes where.

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MEETING TOPICS:   Wednesday October 18, 2023

Topic 1

Candidates for Club Office Listing

Tonight is the deadline for submitting the list of candidates.  Election of Officers for 2024 will take place as part of the November 15, 2023 meeting.  Nominations are open until the end of our October 18, 2023 meeting, at which time the slate of candidates will be published.

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Lights, Camera, Action

We have a movie to show tonight.  I don’t know the first thing about what Frank Mellott KB3PQT has selected as tonight’s theme.  Attend and you will see.

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Recap of the Annual Farmers Fair Parade Event

The Farmers Fair Parade takes place the third Saturday of October each year.  In 2023 this date occurs AFTER our October 18, 2023 meeting.  I will post a fallback Meeting Topic as part of the November 15, 2023 meeting.   A whole bunch of high-spirited and community-minded CARC Members provided communication support to the Farmers Fair staff.  We will go to Harry Fasick, K3EYL for a recap of the event.

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Recap of the Pennsylvania QSO Party Event

Activities abound.  Let’s ask Frank Mellott to describe our results in the PA QSO Party which takes place/took place Saturday October 14 and 15, 2023.  CARC typically sets up a Portable Multi-Operator, Multi-Transmitter Low Power operation in York County, PA and operates as K3IEC.

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MEETING TOPICS:   Wednesday September 20, 2023

Topic 1

POTA — Parks On The Air.  

We have a group of Activators and Chasers who regularly set up their operations in parks and who are making plans for the next event.  Come hear what they have to say. 

Topic 2

Solicit Nominations and Expressions of Interest for Elected Offices 2024.

Our Constitution and By-Laws calls upon us to present a Slate of Candidates for Office 2024 by the end of our October Meeting.  If we start that process now, as part of the September Meeting, we should be in good shape to fulfill the requirement.   We need nominations for the Elected Club Offices of President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and Secretary.  In addition, we welcome Volunteers who wish to serve their club as Membership Secretary to step forward and be recognized.

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Last Chance Planning for PA QSO Party — Saturday October 14, 2023

Who, What, Where, When, Why?   Frank Mellott KB3PQT has been our PAQP Go-To Person.  Frank and his father will be tied up with some antique farm equipment business.  Frank sometimes wishes that other people would step forward and volunteer.  Fortunately, we have Mark and Paula Anstine who are making plans for CARC PAQP to take place at Ponderosa Park in Franklin Township.

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Last Chance Planning for Dillsburg Farmers Fair Parade Saturday October 21, 2023

Who, What, Where, When, Why?  Harry Fasick, K3EYL and Valli Hoski, N8QVT are the key contacts in our club.  If you would like to volunteer to help provide communications support to the Parade Chairperson and the Parade Marshals please contact Harry and make yourself known.  We meet about 4 p.m. at the Dillsburg Authority Building Parking Lot on West Church Street.  If we know you plan to attend we will see that you receive identification credentials and an official Perimeter Pass for access.

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MEETING TOPICS:   Wednesday August 16, 2023

Topic 1

Thoughts and Planning for Holiday Brunch

Once upon a time this annual event was fabulously popular.  Popularity has dwindled.  Some of this may be due to the demise of the Navy Base Officer’s Club as our venue.  Do we have one or more gung-ho persons who can revive the spirit of the holiday?

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Planning for POTA — Parks On The Air

Those who participate in POTA seem to enjoy the activity and have a good time.

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Dillsburg Farmers Fair Parade Volunteers Sought

What if our Radio Club worked the same way as the public schools?  What if we begged each member to provide 8 hours of community service to fulfill his or her graduation requirement.  Could you come to the Dillsburg Farmers Fair on Saturday Evening, October 21, 2023 and join your fellow-members in providing communications support to the Parade Committee?  

Topic 4

Pennsylvania QSO Party Planning

Each year during the second full weekend of October the entire ham radio world turns toward Pennsylvania and says — I want to make make two-way radio QSOs with each of you Pennsylvania men and women on as many bands and modes as possible.  Members of the Cumberland Amateur Radio Club often have fun providing those two-way radio contacts to our on-the-air buddies.  Many times we are well-organized.  Let’s put on our Big Boy and Big Girl boots and do some planning.

Topic 5

Field Day 2024 Planning

We have a Continual Improvement document that will serve as a starting point for what we would like to accomplish in 2024.

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MEETING TOPICS:   Wednesday July 19, 2023

In-Person Meeting Information

The July 19, 2023 meeting will be held in the Hoss’s Restaurant Meeting Room located at 61 Gettysburg Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA
Those who wish to eat their evening meal prior to the meeting should arrive about 5:15 p.m. and place their food order.

Our In-Person Meeting begins at 6:40 p.m. and will use the shortened 60 minute format with an ending time about 7:40 p.m. 

The restaurant will close at 8:00 p.m.  We should have departed the building prior to their closing time. 

Zoom Web Meeting Information

We will offer a Zoom Web Meeting option in parallel to our In-Person Meeting at Hoss’s.
You may be able to connect to the Zoom Web Meeting Room as early at 6:30 p.m.

If you are a CARC Member you can find the Zoom Monthly Meeting ID and Passcode in the Member Links page — password protected.

If you are not yet a CARC Member, and if you would like to attend our Zoom Web Meeting, please contact Andrew Forsyth,  
(eMail to:  AF3I@RadioClub-CARC.com), introduce yourself, and express your interest in attending the Zoom Web Meeting.  He will provide you the ID and Password.

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Field Day Results

As of this date we should have tabulated our results and submitted our entries to ARRL.  Let’s see how it all adds up.

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Pennsylvania QSO Party Planning

October is just around the corner.  Begin planning now or be left in the dust.

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Dillsburg Farmers Fair Parade

October is just around the corner.   Is there an echo in here?

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MEETING TOPICS:   Wednesday June 21, 2023

In-Person Meeting Information

The June 21, 2023 meeting will be held in the Hoss’s Restaurant Meeting Room located at 61 Gettysburg Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA
Those who wish to eat their evening meal prior to the meeting should arrive about 5:15 p.m. and place their food order.

Our In-Person Meeting begins at 6:40 p.m. and will use the shortened 60 minute format with an ending time about 7:40 p.m. 

The restaurant will close at 8:00 p.m.  We should have departed the building prior to their closing time. 

Zoom Web Meeting Information

We will offer a Zoom Web Meeting option in parallel to our In-Person Meeting at Hoss’s.
You may be able to connect to the Zoom Web Meeting Room as early at 6:30 p.m.

If you are a CARC Member you can find the Zoom Monthly Meeting ID and Passcode in the Member Links page — password protected.

If you are not yet a CARC Member, and if you would like to attend our Zoom Web Meeting, please contact Andrew Forsyth,  
(eMail to:  AF3I@RadioClub-CARC.com), introduce yourself, and express your interest in attending the Zoom Web Meeting.  He will provide you the ID and Password.

Topic 1

Final Preparations for Field Day 2023

Field Day 2023 takes place the fourth full weekend of June, every year.  That will be June 24 and 25, 2023.  If you will be operating from home we will have some topics for you to consider.  Likewise, for CARC Members who will be operating a Class A Club or Group Portable Field Day station let’s be sure everyone is on the same wavelength with their plans.

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Final Preparations for Field Day 2023

I wrote the headline twice because it is SO IMPORTANT to be well-prepared.  We want to know who will be attending the Field Day Portable Operation.  Why?  Because we feed the people who will be on-site at lunchtime.  If you tell us your plans you can eat with us.  If you show up unexpectedly all we can offer you is the wafting aroma of hot dogs and hamburgers.  Yum!

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Final Preparations for Field Day 2023

I wrote the headline a third time because it is SO IMPORTANT to be well-prepared.  Do you sense a theme developing here?  Frank Mellott probably has a few words he can say on this topic.

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ARRL Youth Representative

Last year (2022) about this time, the ARRL Eastern Pennsylvania Section announced that is now has a Youth Coordinator.  His call sign is W3ZW.  He encourages our club to have a Youth Representative.  In the year that has passed I have heard not one peep from this guy about ARRL and Youth Programs.  Maybe he wanted us to create our own youth program.

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MEETING TOPICS:   Wednesday May 17, 2023

In-Person Meeting Information

The May 17, 2023 meeting will be held in the Hoss’s Restaurant Meeting Room located at 61 Gettysburg Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA
Those who wish to eat their evening meal prior to the meeting should arrive about 5:15 p.m. and place their food order.

Our In-Person Meeting begins at 6:40 p.m. and will use the shortened 60 minute format with an ending time about 7:40 p.m. 

The restaurant will close at 8:00 p.m.  We should have departed the building prior to their closing time. 

Zoom Web Meeting Information

We will offer a Zoom Web Meeting option in parallel to our In-Person Meeting at Hoss’s.
You may be able to connect to the Zoom Web Meeting Room as early at 6:30 p.m.

If you are a CARC Member you can find the Zoom Monthly Meeting ID and Passcode in the Member Links page — password protected.

If you are not yet a CARC Member, and if you would like to attend our Zoom Web Meeting, please contact Andrew Forsyth,  
(eMail to:  AF3I@RadioClub-CARC.com), introduce yourself, and express your interest in attending the Zoom Web Meeting.  He will provide you the ID and Password.

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MEETING TOPICS:   Wednesday April 19, 2023

In-Person Meeting Information

The April 19, 2023 meeting will be held in the Hoss’s Restaurant Meeting Room located at 61 Gettysburg Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA
Those who wish to eat their evening meal prior to the meeting should arrive about 5:15 p.m. and place their food order.

Our In-Person Meeting begins at 6:40 p.m. and will use the shortened 60 minute format with an ending time about 7:40 p.m. 

The restaurant will close at 8:00 p.m.  We should have departed the building prior to their closing time. 

Zoom Web Meeting Information

We will offer a Zoom Web Meeting option in parallel to our In-Person Meeting at Hoss’s.
You may be able to connect to the Zoom Web Meeting Room as early at 6:30 p.m.

If you are a CARC Member you can find the Zoom Monthly Meeting ID and Passcode in the Member Links page — password protected.

If you are not yet a CARC Member, and if you would like to attend our Zoom Web Meeting, please contact Andrew Forsyth,  
(eMail to:  AF3I@RadioClub-CARC.com), introduce yourself, and express your interest in attending the Zoom Web Meeting.  He will provide you the ID and Password.

Topic 1

CARC Derby

Saturday May 6, 2023 at Ponderosa Park in Dillsburg/Franklintown.  The same day as the Kentucky Derby at Churchhill Downs.   This weekend is chock full of ham radio activity including the 7th Call Sign Area QSO Party, Indiana QSO Party, Delaware QSO Party, and the New England QSO Party.

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Field Day 2023

When we hold our April meeting we have barely two months lead time to make our Field Day plans.  Please come to the meeting prepared to talk about your personal plans.  Between now and then I hope to get some input regarding any plans for a CARC Class A Club or Group Portable operation. 

Topic 3

Zoom Engineer

I will simply leave this topic blank as there have been no expressions of interest from potential volunteers.  If you are interested please raise your hand and say the magic words:   Call Me, Call Me, Call Me — I want to volunteer.

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Operations Guru

Another blank.  Volunteers are encouraged to step forward.  You can make this job anything you want it to be. You can choose your own job title.  If you want to be known as the Grand Poobah it will be done.  You can choose the scope of your authority.  You can be just like a rock star and demand that a dish of specific color M&Ms be present in your dressing room at all times.

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MEETING TOPICS:   Wednesday March 15, 2023

In-Person Meeting Information

The March 15, 2023 meeting will be held in the Hoss’s Restaurant Meeting Room located at 61 Gettysburg Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA
Those who wish to eat their evening meal prior to the meeting should arrive about 5:15 p.m. and place their food order.

Our In-Person Meeting begins at 6:40 p.m. and will use the shortened 60 minute format with an ending time about 7:40 p.m. 

The restaurant will close at 8:00 p.m.  We should have departed the building prior to their closing time. 

Zoom Web Meeting Information

We will offer a Zoom Web Meeting option in parallel to our In-Person Meeting at Hoss’s.
You may be able to connect to the Zoom Web Meeting Room as early at 6:30 p.m.

If you are a CARC Member you can find the Zoom Monthly Meeting ID and Passcode in the Member Links page — password protected.

If you are not yet a CARC Member, and if you would like to attend our Zoom Web Meeting, please contact Andrew Forsyth,  
(eMail to:  AF3I@RadioClub-CARC.com), introduce yourself, and express your interest in attending the Zoom Web Meeting.  He will provide you the ID and Password.

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Topic 3

Membership Renewal for 2023

March is a good time to see what level of interest exists among our membership.  Did we achieve a good rate of renewal?   Can we encourage those who might have delayed their renewal to come forth?

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MEETING TOPICS:   Wednesday February 15, 2023

In-Person Meeting Information

The February 15, 2023 meeting will be held in the Hoss’s Restaurant Meeting Room located at 61 Gettysburg Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA
Those who wish to eat their evening meal prior to the meeting should arrive about 5:15 p.m. and place their food order.

Our In-Person Meeting begins at 6:40 p.m. and will use the shortened 60 minute format with an ending time about 7:40 p.m. 

The restaurant will close at 8:00 p.m.  We should have departed the building prior to their closing time. 

Zoom Web Meeting Information

We will offer a Zoom Web Meeting option in parallel to our In-Person Meeting at Hoss’s.
You may be able to connect to the Zoom Web Meeting Room as early at 6:30 p.m.

If you are a CARC Member you can find the Zoom Monthly Meeting ID and Passcode in the Member Links page — password protected.

If you are not yet a CARC Member, and if you would like to attend our Zoom Web Meeting, please contact Andrew Forsyth,  
(eMail to:  AF3I@RadioClub-CARC.com), introduce yourself, and express your interest in attending the Zoom Web Meeting.  He will provide you the ID and Password.

Topic 1

The CARC Challenge — a.k.a. 3830scores.com

Let’s all conspire to make Frank’s job difficult.  If you don’t mind, please enter one or more contests and post your score calculation(s) to the www.3830scores.com website.   I think you will find the website data entry fields are self-explanatory.  If you would like some help, please let me assist.  eMail AF3I@RadioClub-CARC.com

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Volunteers On The Air

Club President Frank Mellott KB3PQT has great hopes of the ARRL putting together their VOTA Leaderboard in time for our February 2023 Meeting.  Come see whether Frank’s dream comes true.

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Help Wanted — Zoom Engineer

You may have noticed that AF3I is just about fully occupied being the Caregiver for his lovely wife, Jeri.  He is unable to attend the monthly in-person meetings.  Club President Frank Mellott, KB3PQT, asks for someone else to step up and do some of the things that AF3I would have done in the past.  If you can connect to Hoss’s Guest Wi-Fi and launch the Zoom Web Meeting application you could do the job.  Please let Frank know that you are volunteering.  eMail:  president@RadioClub-CARC.com

 

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Help Wanted — Operations Guru

Would you know the difference between a ham radio contest and your elbow?  Can you stand up and serve as inspiration for the CARC Members who know what a contest is but could use a bit of coaching when it comes to the nitty-gritty parts of understanding the rules, making the QSOs, and submitting a log.  If so, Uncle Sam (aka Frank) Wants You.  Send Frank a message.  Cut and paste this one if you wish:  Frank, I want to serve my ham radio club as the first and foremost CARC Operations Guru.  

Topic 5

Field Day 2023

Frank and Andrew have been passing eMails back and forth talking about how to more fully engage Club Members in the planning and decision making that goes with staging a top-notch Field Day Operation.  Let’s watch Frank lead this radio club to greatness.  He has a lot of material to cover and encourages your participation.  Please attend the February 15 meeting well-prepared to talk about Field Day 2023.

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MEETING TOPICS:   Wednesday January 18, 2023

In-Person Meeting Information

The January 18, 2023 meeting will be held in the Hoss’s Restaurant Meeting Room located at 61 Gettysburg Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA
Those who wish to eat their evening meal prior to the meeting should arrive about 5:15 p.m. and place their food order.

Our In-Person Meeting begins at 6:40 p.m. and will use the shortened 60 minute format with an ending time about 7:40 p.m. 

The restaurant will close at 8:00 p.m.  We should have departed the building prior to their closing time. 

Zoom Web Meeting Information

We will offer a Zoom Web Meeting option in parallel to our In-Person Meeting at Hoss’s.
You may be able to connect to the Zoom Web Meeting Room as early at 6:30 p.m.

If you are a CARC Member you can find the Zoom Monthly Meeting ID and Passcode in the Member Links page — password protected.

If you are not yet a CARC Member, and if you would like to attend our Zoom Web Meeting, please contact Andrew Forsyth,  
(eMail to:  AF3I@RadioClub-CARC.com), introduce yourself, and express your interest in attending the Zoom Web Meeting.  He will provide you the ID and Password.

Topic 1

ARRL.NET/VOTA

We are almost certain to talk about the ARRL Volunteers On The Air program.  This is a year-long journey to see who can collect the most points from ARRL Volunteers as a result of making QSOs.  The “other guy” ends up with most of the work.  He or She has to upload the QSO to Logbook of the World. ***  Later this year you could spend a few minutes now and then checking your standing in the VOTA Leaderboard.

*** I sense there is some confusion about who is responsible for uploading Volunteers On The Air QSO Logs to LOTW.  This is the source I used when writing the Topic….

  • Participants do not need to upload to, or participate in LoTW. Uploads to LoTW by W1AW portable stations and by the volunteers will feed the points scoring system.
     

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3830scores.com

Several of the Club Leaders are enthusiastic advocates of getting on the air.  All in all, that is the reason ham radio exists.  One in particular wants you to get on the air during contests.  When the contest ends that is your cue to visit www.3830scores.com and post your results.  At the end of each business quarter our enthusiastic advocate will run a data query to see which of the CARC Members spent some time in the Contest Chair and tabulate the results.  There is bound to be a prize in there someplace.

Topic 3

I Found The Icon Returns — Bigger and Better

We have a new I Found The Icon returns  after a long vacation.  The new version offers more options for getting into the prize drawing.  And, the data verification process has been simplified.  Read the Monthly Newsletter and Meeting Agenda.  Look for the tiny icons that have some resemblance of a ham radio transceiver.  Jot down the page number where you found the icon, and jot down the last word that appears before the icon.    If there is more than one icon in the newsletter you will get a “ticket” in the prize drawing for each icon that you find and correctly identify.  Then, visit our website page  (MEMBER AREA >> FOR YOUR ENTERTAINMENT >> I FOUND THE ICON).  Fill-in the form telling who you are and the page number(s) where you found those silly little icons.  We need to keep this whole process on the up-and-up, so be prepared to provide the verification word(s) that appear in the newsletter text immediately before the silly little icon(s).  Someone in the club leadership ranks will be tasked with drawing the winning name(s) and awarding the prize(s).

Topic 4

Are You Thinking of Operating in the Winter Field Day?

We all know that the ARRL June Field Day is a big event on our annual calendar.  I encourage you to keep your contesting skills sharp.  Do not let yourself become a rusty relic.  Stay in practice.  WFD takes place January 28 and 29, 2023.

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January is a Great Month to Pay Your Membership Dues.

January is the month in which your Membership should be renewed by paying annual dues.  February is good month and our Membership Secretary still welcomes your renewal.  March 31 brings us to the end of the grace period.  It would be great if you could complete this task before the end of March.   

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HOLIDAY BRUNCH:   Sunday December dd, 2024

Current Status — If you are interested in attending please speak up.  

Our annual Holiday Gathering (aka “Brunch”)  will take place at a location to be determined .  

Seating is at a time to be determined.   Please arrive a few minutes beforehand so that we can be seated together at the same time.

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Menu

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Planning

The restaurant will set the same number of places at the table as we tell them we are going to have as guests.  An accurate head-count is the key to a pleasant dining experience.  I will communicate our needs to you and ask that you make a commitment that can be shared with the Restaurant Staff.  Let’s go with Day-Of-Week, Month Day. 2024 as the deadline date to submit your attendance commitment. 

If you have not already signed-up, please e-Mail Frank Mellott, KB3PQT at:  frankmellott@gmail.com
Tell him the names of those in your party who will be attending.


MEETING TOPICS:   Wednesday December 18, 2024

This event is a GO.  CARC will hold a December Zoom web meeting on the third Wednesday of December beginning at 6:30 p.m. and lasting about one hour.. maybe two hours.  This Zoom ONLY meeting will be completely informal.  Other than the few brief topics mentioned below, there will be no meeting agenda, no reports, and no business will be conducted.  Simply general conversation among the attendees.

If you are a CARC Member you can find the Zoom Meeting ID and Passcode in the Member Links page — password protected.

If you are not yet a CARC Member, and if you would like to attend our Zoom Web Meeting, please eMail Andrew Forsyth AF3I@RadioClub-CARC.com, introduce yourself, and express your interest in attending the Zoom Web Meeting.  he will provide you the ID and Password.

Topic 1

Show and Tell

How are things in your part of the world?  Are your holiday plans coming together?  Have you finished decorating and wrapping?

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Hors d’Oeuvres  (BYO)

Your editor will prepare a few recipes with a seasonal flair.  You are encouraged to try these taste tempting morsels, or to tell us about what you prepared in your kitchen.

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Cocktail Hour — Open Bar  (BYO)

Your editor will leave no stone un-turned in his quest for interesting cocktail recipes to present during this audience participation segment of our December meeting.

For those who are not quite as adventuresome, you may wish to stock your bar with Yuengling Lager, or Pabst Blue Ribbon.

Topic 4

Please use this as your opportunity to send me any additional topics you wish to include.

Otherwise, we will go directly to Topic 5 — CARC Karaoke.

Topic 5

Holiday Sing Along -or- CARC Karaoke

I will try to have the words to some traditional holiday tunes at my fingertips in case anyone feels like having a sing along.  Are you ready for Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer, I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas, Christmas Wrapping by the Waitresses, Rusty Chevrolet by Da Yoopers, and Christmas at Ground Zero by Weird Al Yankovich?   

NEWS FLASH — The lyrics for the four selections mentioned above have been posted in the MEMBER AREA > MEMBER HOME PAGE under the HOT TOPICS heading as a PDF.  Please enjoy.

As if that was not enough, who could let this day pass without a rousing rendition of Linus and Lucy, the jazz piano song, by the Vince Guaraldi Trio, that is featured in A Charlie Brown Christmas.  If you don’t know the words feel free to hum along.  (You are safe — there are no words.)

Topic 6

Door Prize Drawing

Hmmm.  I forgot to have a drawing in December 2023.  We end each regular meeting with a door prize drawing.  Let’s do the same for our December meeting.  Your meeting host will enter the names of each person who appears on the Zoom Gallery view and conduct a random drawing. 

I don’t know whether the prize selections will be lavish or ho-hum.  It is the thought that counts.  The folks at the lottery have a saying that is applicable here — You can’t win if you don’t play.  Come Play With Us.


MEETING TOPICS:   Wednesday November 20, 2024 ** Placeholder Info

In-Person Meeting Information

The November 20, 2024 meeting will be held in the Hoss’s Restaurant Meeting Room located at 61 Gettysburg Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA
Those who wish to eat their evening meal prior to the meeting should arrive about 5:15 p.m. and place their food order.

Our In-Person Meeting begins at 6:40 p.m. and will use the shortened 75 minute format with an ending time about 7:55 p.m. 

The restaurant will close at 8:30 p.m.  We should have packed our stuff and departed the building prior to their closing time. 

Zoom Web Meeting Information

We will offer a Zoom Web Meeting option in parallel to our In-Person Meeting at Hoss’s.
You may be able to connect to the Zoom Web Meeting Room as early at 6:30 p.m.

If you are a CARC Member you can find the Zoom Monthly Meeting ID and Passcode in the Member Links page — password protected.

If you are not yet a CARC Member, and if you would like to attend our Zoom Web Meeting, please contact Andrew Forsyth,  
(eMail to:  AF3I@RadioClub-CARC.com), introduce yourself, and express your interest in attending the Zoom Web Meeting.  He will provide you the ID and Password.

Topic 1

Boiling Springs Luminary Lighting — to be determined

Garry Fasick K3EYK may have an update for us.

Topic 2

Election of Club Officers for 2025

What if there were no expressions of interest and no nominations for elected officers.  The slate of candidates for 2025 offices is the same as those officers who have been serving our club in 2024.  Each was elected  by acclamation to serve your club in 2024.

Topic 3

Home, Indoor, Outdoor

If those words sound familiar then perhaps you are the type of person who enters the annual WINTER FIELD DAY contest.  Let’s have a bit of discussion and planning around the event.  In terms or operating your ham radio, IF YOU REST, YOU RUST.

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MEETING TOPICS:   Wednesday October 16, 2024

In-Person Meeting Information

The October 16, 2024 meeting will be held in the Hoss’s Restaurant Meeting Room located at 61 Gettysburg Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA
Those who wish to eat their evening meal prior to the meeting should arrive about 5:15 p.m. and place their food order.

Our In-Person Meeting begins at 6:40 p.m. and will use the shortened 75 minute format with an ending time about 7:55 p.m. 

The restaurant will close at 8:30 p.m.  We should have packed our stuff and departed the building prior to their closing time. 

Zoom Web Meeting Information

We will offer a Zoom Web Meeting option in parallel to our In-Person Meeting at Hoss’s.
You may be able to connect to the Zoom Web Meeting Room as early at 6:30 p.m.

If you are a CARC Member you can find the Zoom Monthly Meeting ID and Passcode in the Member Links page — password protected.

If you are not yet a CARC Member, and if you would like to attend our Zoom Web Meeting, please contact Andrew Forsyth,  
(eMail to:  AF3I@RadioClub-CARC.com), introduce yourself, and express your interest in attending the Zoom Web Meeting.  He will provide you the ID and Password.

Topic 1

Slate of Candidates for 2025 Club Offices

Nominate your selection of candidates for elected club office — President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer.    Express you interest in voluntarily serving your club as Membership Secretary.  Nominations close at the end of tonight’s meeting.

Topic 2

Contesting Recap

The Pennsylvania QSO Party took place on October tbd and tbd, 2024.  CARC entered as K3IEC, Multi-Operator, Portable, York County.  How did we do?

Topic 3

Community Service Recap

The Dillsburg Farmers Fair Parade took place on October tbd, 2024.  CARC Members provide communications support for the Parade Chairperson and the Parade Marshals.  How did we do?

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MEETING TOPICS:   Wednesday September 18, 2024

In-Person Meeting Information

The September 18, 2024 meeting will be held in the Hoss’s Restaurant Meeting Room located at 61 Gettysburg Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA
Those who wish to eat their evening meal prior to the meeting should arrive about 5:15 p.m. and place their food order.

Our In-Person Meeting begins at 6:40 p.m. and will use the shortened 75 minute format with an ending time about 7:55 p.m. 

The restaurant will close at 8:30 p.m.  We should have packed our stuff and departed the building prior to their closing time. 

Zoom Web Meeting Information

We will offer a Zoom Web Meeting option in parallel to our In-Person Meeting at Hoss’s.
You may be able to connect to the Zoom Web Meeting Room as early at 6:30 p.m.

If you are a CARC Member you can find the Zoom Monthly Meeting ID and Passcode in the Member Links page — password protected.

If you are not yet a CARC Member, and if you would like to attend our Zoom Web Meeting, please contact Andrew Forsyth,  
(eMail to:  AF3I@RadioClub-CARC.com), introduce yourself, and express your interest in attending the Zoom Web Meeting.  He will provide you the ID and Password.

Topic 1

Pennsylvania QSO Party Preparation

This popular event is on the calendar for the SECOND FULL WEEKEND OF OCTOBER (Saturday October tbd and Sunday October tbd, 2024).  Frank is fishing for any indication of who has an interest in participating as part of this event.  In prior year’s the Club staged a Multi-Operator, Multi-Transmitter Portable operation.  We are still looking for a place where such an event can be held.  Your suggestions are invited.  Club Members certainly can operate from home using their own call sign and contribute to a CLUB AGGREGATE score.  Details will be shared as they become available.  eMail suggestions to president@RadioClub-CARC.com   Subject:  PA QSO PARTY

Topic 2

Dillsburg Farmers Fair Parade Preparation

This popular event is on the calendar for the THIRD FULL WEEKEND OF OCTOBER (Saturday October tbd, 2024.  Harry K3EYL is the CARC Contact Person for this event.  If you are able to participate please let Harry know.  eMail k3eyl@arrl.net    Similarly, if you have questions, Harry is the best resource.  We have other members who may have the information you are requesting.  eMail ELMER@RadioClub-CARC.com  Subject:  Farmers Fair

Topic 3

In Search of Club Leadership Candidates for 2025

Please bring forward your nominations, and/or self-expressions of interest.  You can do it.  All nominations are due by the end of the October 2024 meeting.  The waiting line is short right now.  Don’t wait to the last minute.  Voting for contested offices takes place at the November tbd, 2024 meeting.

Topic 4

Holiday Gathering

The world has changed and perhaps we need to change with the world.  Please make your participation interest known.  Likewise, if your interest trends in the opposite direction please let us know.  It is better that we know where our members and guests stand on this important topic.  eMail ELMER@RadioClub-CARC.com   Subject:  Holiday Gathering

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MEETING TOPICS:   Wednesday August 21, 2024

In-Person Meeting Information

The August 21, 20242 meeting will be held in the Hoss’s Restaurant Meeting Room located at 61 Gettysburg Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA
Those who wish to eat their evening meal prior to the meeting should arrive about 5:15 p.m. and place their food order.

Our In-Person Meeting begins at 6:40 p.m. and will use the shortened 75 minute format with an ending time about 7:55 p.m. 

The restaurant will close at 8:30 p.m.  We should have packed our stuff and departed the building prior to their closing time. 

Zoom Web Meeting Information

We will offer a Zoom Web Meeting option in parallel to our In-Person Meeting at Hoss’s.
You may be able to connect to the Zoom Web Meeting Room as early at 6:30 p.m.

If you are a CARC Member you can find the Zoom Monthly Meeting ID and Passcode in the Member Links page — password protected.

If you are not yet a CARC Member, and if you would like to attend our Zoom Web Meeting, please contact Andrew Forsyth,  
(eMail to:  AF3I@RadioClub-CARC.com), introduce yourself, and express your interest in attending the Zoom Web Meeting.  He will provide you the ID and Password.

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Topic 2

State QSO Parties.  Practice Now for a Better FD 2025

Each month we will dedicate a portion of the meeting to on-the-air activities including contesting.  Upcoming State QSO Parties in the next few weeks include Hawaii and Ohio on August TBD, Texas on September TBD, New Hampshire, New Jersey, and Washington State on September TBD, and Maine September TBD.  Our goal is to strengthen our contesting skills needed for Field Day through regular practice in other contests where there are similarities among the procedures.

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MEETING TOPICS:   Wednesday July 17, 2024

In-Person Meeting Information

The July 17, 2024 meeting will be held in the Hoss’s Restaurant Meeting Room located at 61 Gettysburg Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA
Those who wish to eat their evening meal prior to the meeting should arrive about 5:15 p.m. and place their food order.

Our In-Person Meeting begins at 6:40 p.m. and will use the shortened 75 minute format with an ending time about 7:55 p.m. 

The restaurant will close at 8:30 p.m.  We should have packed our stuff and departed the building prior to their closing time. 

Zoom Web Meeting Information

We will offer a Zoom Web Meeting option in parallel to our In-Person Meeting at Hoss’s.
You may be able to connect to the Zoom Web Meeting Room as early at 6:30 p.m.

If you are a CARC Member you can find the Zoom Monthly Meeting ID and Passcode in the Member Links page — password protected.

If you are not yet a CARC Member, and if you would like to attend our Zoom Web Meeting, please contact Andrew Forsyth,  
(eMail to:  AF3I@RadioClub-CARC.com), introduce yourself, and express your interest in attending the Zoom Web Meeting.  He will provide you the ID and Password.

Topic 1

Field Day 2024 Preliminary Results

If we knuckle-down and keep our nose to the grindstone I think we can report our results as part of the July meeting.

Topic 2

The Operations Guru Concept

We are looking for Leaders to step up and be an energetic part of what makes the Cumberland Amateur Radio Club one of the best ham radio clubs you are likely to find.

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Topic 5

PA QSO Party

It will be October before you know it.  Do we have interested parties who want to shoot for another First Place Win in our favorite category?

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MEETING TOPICS:   Wednesday June 19, 2024

In-Person Meeting Information

The June 19, 2024 meeting will be held in the Hoss’s Restaurant Meeting Room located at 61 Gettysburg Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA
Those who wish to eat their evening meal prior to the meeting should arrive about 5:15 p.m. and place their food order.

Our In-Person Meeting begins at 6:40 p.m. and will use the shortened 75 minute format with an ending time about 7:55 p.m. 

The restaurant will close at 8:30 p.m.  We should have have packed our stuff and departed the building prior to their closing time. 

Zoom Web Meeting Information

We will offer a Zoom Web Meeting option in parallel to our In-Person Meeting at Hoss’s.
You may be able to connect to the Zoom Web Meeting Room as early at 6:30 p.m.

If you are a CARC Member you can find the Zoom Monthly Meeting ID and Passcode in the Member Links page — password protected.

If you are not yet a CARC Member, and if you would like to attend our Zoom Web Meeting, please contact Andrew Forsyth,  
(eMail to:  AF3I@RadioClub-CARC.com), introduce yourself, and express your interest in attending the Zoom Web Meeting.  He will provide you the ID and Password.

Topic 1

Field Day 2024 Club Activity Finalization

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Topic 2

Field Day 2024 Individual Member Activity Finalization

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Topic 3

Field Day 2024 Bonus Points

Some discussion of the Bonus Points that are available to Participating Stations.

Topic 4

Field Day 2024 Entry Submission to ARRL

If you operate from home, this is your To-Do item.

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MEETING TOPICS:   Wednesday May 15, 2024

In-Person Meeting Information

The May 15, 2024 meeting will be held in the Hoss’s Restaurant Meeting Room located at 61 Gettysburg Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA
Those who wish to eat their evening meal prior to the meeting should arrive about 5:15 p.m. and place their food order.

Our In-Person Meeting begins at 6:40 p.m. and will use the shortened 75 minute format with an ending time about 7:55 p.m. 

The restaurant will close at 8:30 p.m.  We should have packed our stuff and departed the building prior to their closing time. 

Zoom Web Meeting Information

We will offer a Zoom Web Meeting option in parallel to our In-Person Meeting at Hoss’s.
You may be able to connect to the Zoom Web Meeting Room as early at 6:30 p.m.

If you are a CARC Member you can find the Zoom Monthly Meeting ID and Passcode in the Member Links page — password protected.

If you are not yet a CARC Member, and if you would like to attend our Zoom Web Meeting, please contact Andrew Forsyth,  
(eMail to:  AF3I@RadioClub-CARC.com), introduce yourself, and express your interest in attending the Zoom Web Meeting.  He will provide you the ID and Password.

Topic 1

Planning and Preparation for Field Day 2024

You probably know we traditionally operate from Shaffer Park in Carlisle.  We still need to plan how and where the station components will come together — transceivers, accessories, antennas, operators.

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MEETING TOPICS:   Wednesday April 17, 2024

In-Person Meeting Information

The April 17, 2024 meeting will be held in the Hoss’s Restaurant Meeting Room located at 61 Gettysburg Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA
Those who wish to eat their evening meal prior to the meeting should arrive about 5:15 p.m. and place their food order.

Our In-Person Meeting begins at 6:40 p.m. and will use the shortened 75 minute format with an ending time about 7:55 p.m. 

The restaurant will close at 8:30 p.m.  We should have packed our stuff and departed the building prior to their closing time. 

Zoom Web Meeting Information

We will offer a Zoom Web Meeting option in parallel to our In-Person Meeting at Hoss’s.
You may be able to connect to the Zoom Web Meeting Room as early at 6:30 p.m.

If you are a CARC Member you can find the Zoom Monthly Meeting ID and Passcode in the Member Links page — password protected.

If you are not yet a CARC Member, and if you would like to attend our Zoom Web Meeting, please contact Andrew Forsyth,  
(eMail to:  AF3I@RadioClub-CARC.com), introduce yourself, and express your interest in attending the Zoom Web Meeting.  He will provide you the ID and Password.

Topic 1

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Topic 2

A Little Bit of Field Day Planning

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Topic 4

An Update on ARRL Affiliated General Liability Insurance

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MEETING TOPICS:   Wednesday March 20, 2024

In-Person Meeting Information

The March 20, 2024 meeting will be held in the Hoss’s Restaurant Meeting Room located at 61 Gettysburg Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA
Those who wish to eat their evening meal prior to the meeting should arrive about 5:15 p.m. and place their food order.

Our In-Person Meeting begins at 6:40 p.m. and will use the shortened 75 minute format with an ending time about 7:55 p.m. 

The restaurant will close at 8:30 p.m.  We should have packed our stuff and departed the building prior to their closing time. 

Zoom Web Meeting Information

We will offer a Zoom Web Meeting option in parallel to our In-Person Meeting at Hoss’s.
You may be able to connect to the Zoom Web Meeting Room as early at 6:30 p.m.

If you are a CARC Member you can find the Zoom Monthly Meeting ID and Passcode in the Member Links page — password protected.

If you are not yet a CARC Member, and if you would like to attend our Zoom Web Meeting, please contact Andrew Forsyth,  
(eMail to:  AF3I@RadioClub-CARC.com), introduce yourself, and express your interest in attending the Zoom Web Meeting.  He will provide you the ID and Password.

Topic 1

St. Patrick’s Day

Three days prior to our March 2024 meeting was St. Patrick’s Day.  Don’t expect to find any green bagels or green beer at tonight’s meeting.  However, there may be some shamrocks and perhaps a pot of gold.  The last person seated for the meeting will be called upon for the ceremonial wearing o’ the green.  

Topic 2

Where do we stand with our ARRL Affiliatied General Liability Insurance?

Our current policy expires April 1 and is in need of a renewal.

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MEETING TOPICS:   February 21, 2024

In-Person Meeting Information

The February 21, 2024 meeting will be held in the Hoss’s Restaurant Meeting Room located at 61 Gettysburg Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA
Those who wish to eat their evening meal prior to the meeting should arrive about 5:15 p.m. and place their food order.

Our In-Person Meeting begins at 6:40 p.m. and will use the shortened 75 minute format with an ending time about 7:55 p.m. 

The restaurant will close at 8:30 p.m.  We should have packed our stuff and departed the building prior to their closing time. 

Zoom Web Meeting Information

We will offer a Zoom Web Meeting option in parallel to our In-Person Meeting at Hoss’s.
You may be able to connect to the Zoom Web Meeting Room as early at 6:30 p.m.

If you are a CARC Member you can find the Zoom Monthly Meeting ID and Passcode in the Member Quick References page — password protected.

If you are not yet a CARC Member, and if you would like to attend our Zoom Web Meeting, please contact Andrew Forsyth,  
(eMail to:  AF3I@RadioClub-CARC.com), introduce yourself, and express your interest in attending the Zoom Web Meeting.  He will provide you the ID and Password.

Topic 1

Next Actions:  CARC 60th Anniversary and The Future of CARC

The planning committees have been asked to present their plans.

Topic 2

Membership Renewal 2024

 Renewals have been coming in at a record pace.  Membership Secretary Richard Johnson, N3EPY, has been working his fingers to the bone.  He stands ready to receive your $10 cash or check annual dues payment.  Andrew Forsyth stands ready to process your $10 dues + $1 convenience fee ($11 total)  credit card payment.  See Andrew at the meeting or eMail AF3I@RadioClub-CARC.com and ask that Andrew send you a SQUARE Payment invoice.

Topic 3

Winter Field Day Recap

Frank Mellott, KB3PQT, may have news to report describing the massive outpouring of Winter Field Day participation among CARC Members.

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MEETING TOPICS:   Wednesday January 17, 2024

In-Person Meeting Information

The January 17, 2024 meeting will be held in the Hoss’s Restaurant Meeting Room located at 61 Gettysburg Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA
Those who wish to eat their evening meal prior to the meeting should arrive about 5:15 p.m. and place their food order.

Our In-Person Meeting begins at 6:40 p.m. and will use the shortened 75 minute format with an ending time about 7:55 p.m. 

The restaurant will close at 8:30 p.m.  We should have packed our stuff and departed the building prior to their closing time. 

Zoom Web Meeting Information

We will offer a Zoom Web Meeting option in parallel to our In-Person Meeting at Hoss’s.
You may be able to connect to the Zoom Web Meeting Room as early at 6:30 p.m.

If you are a CARC Member you can find the Zoom Monthly Meeting ID and Passcode in the Member Links page — password protected.

If you are not yet a CARC Member, and if you would like to attend our Zoom Web Meeting, please contact Andrew Forsyth,  
(eMail to:  AF3I@RadioClub-CARC.com), introduce yourself, and express your interest in attending the Zoom Web Meeting.  He will provide you the ID and Password.

Topic 1

Introducing the new wireless microphones

We will have two wireless microphones.  One will be in the hands of the meeting leader.  The other can be carried around the room to the audience member who wishes to speak.

Topic 2

Recognition

Honoring the people who make great things happen.  There may be some rewards… who knows?

Topic 3

Challenges Status

Volunteers On-The-Air Final Standings, Parks On The Air Updated Status, 3830 Scores Recap of 2023 Results.

Topic 4

Membership Renewal and Dues Payment

The start of a new year provides a fresh opportunity to demonstrate enthusiasm for your club.  Membership Secretary Richard Johnson N3EPY will receive your $10 dues payment and issue your 2024 CARC Membership Card.  Payment by Cash or Check can be accepted on-the-spot.  We are equipped to process credit cards on-the-spot through the SQUARE payment processing platform and ask that you support our request for a $1 Convenience Fee which will offset our costs of offering this option.

If you are not able to attend one of our 2024 Cold Weather meetings (Jan, Feb, Mar) you are invited to mail your $10 check to Membership Secretary Richard Johnson N3EPY (callbook address).  Or, we can send you (via eMail) a Square Payment Invoice for $10 Dues + $1 Convenience Fee, which you can pay from the comfort of your home.  If this option appeals to you please contact website administrator  Andrew Forsyth, AF3I to help assure the authenticity of our invoice and to safeguard your payment.  AF3I@RadioClub-CARC.com

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General Meeting Information

Members of the Cumberland Amateur Radio Club can find the Zoom Meeting ID and Passcode in the MEMBER AREA of this website.  That area is password protected.  If you need access to the MEMBER AREA you will find its password on your CARC MEMBERSHIP CARD.

Visitors and Guests who have an interest in the Ham Radio hobby are welcome and encouraged to attend the meeting.  If that sounds like you, our Club President will tell you the Zoom ID and Passcode if you will e-Mail Andrew Forsyth using this address:  AF3I@RadioClub-CARC.com and introduce yourself.  Please say a few words about the ways in which Ham Radio interests you.   In return, he will send you information about the next club meeting.

MEETING LOCATION

We almost always meet at the Hoss’s Steak and Sea House Restaurant located at 61 Gettysburg Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA (Upper Allen Township).  Perhaps you think of this location as being next door to the Stauffer’s of Kissel Hill Garden Center.
The Events page will list the specific date, time and location of each upcoming meeting.

Mention RADIO CLUB MEETING at the entrance and you will be directed to our meeting room.

MEETING DATE AND TIME

If you would enjoy the Hoss-pitality arrive about 5:15 p.m. for dinner (Dutch Treat).  The Hoss’s staff will take your order and then serve the food in the meeting room.  Soup, Salad Bar, Bread, and Desserts are in the main dining area.

We begin the business part of the meeting at 6:40 p.m. and plan to finish at  7:55 p.m.

MEETING ELEMENTS

A typical meeting includes welcoming our guests, general announcements, recognition for jobs well-done, a segment that reminds me of Show & Tell, customary business topics, a ham-radio activity, and a door prize drawing.

The meeting atmosphere tends to be light-hearted and tightly focused on the agenda.

 

COME TO OUR MEETING
HAVE A GOOD TIME

You will meet other Ham Radio Operators and have ample opportunity to ask questions or seek advice.  Our Members have many years of experience to share.  Meeting attendance typically ranges from 12 to 16 persons.

Members, Family, Guests, and Visitors are Welcome to attend.

Address Information for Events

Monthly Meeting Location:

 

Hoss’s Restaurant

In-Person Meetings

Zoom Web Meetings continue for those who are not yet able to attend in-person.

61 Gettysburg Pike

Mechanicsburg, PA

(Upper Allen Township)

Holiday Brunch Venue:

 

T J Rockwell’s Restaurant

2024.  Maybe YES.  Maybe NO.
Decision will be made as the holiday season approaches.  We encourage participation.  Let your experiences and recommendations be known.

896 West Grantham Road

Mechanicsburg, PA

Field Day Location:

 

Shaffer Park

We plan to be on-the-air from this location for FD 2024.

1649 Spring Road

Carlisle, PA

Thursday Morning Coffee Club:

 

Caffe 101

On the lake-front across from the Clock Tower.

Boiling Springs, PA

Alternate arrangements driven by weather and other factors.

 

Zoom Web Meeting

On your PC.

Wherever you are.