HOLIDAY BRUNCH:   Sunday December (PLACEHOLDER / Date To Be Determined), 2021

Please take a WAIT AND SEE approach with this event.  We need to understand the status of the COVID-19 pandemic prior to planning an event of this nature.

Our annual Holiday Brunch will take place at (location to be determined) .

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

References in the Topic 1-6 sections (below) refer to the 2019 Holiday Brunch and will be subject to change for future dates.

Topic 1

Full Menu Option

In prior years T J Rockwell’s offered their Dinner Menu as one of the dining options.  Pricing ranges from 69 cents for the World’s Smallest Sundae to $25.99 for a surf and turf selection.  There are many delicious options between those end points.  If you wish to preview the menu beforehand please visit www.TJRockwells.com

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Buffet Brunch Option

The All-You-Can-Eat Buffet Brunch is available as one of the dining options.  Selections include Made-to-Order Omelets, Fresh Fruit, Smoked Sausage, Skillet Potatoes, Made-to-Order Waffles, Peel-and-Eat Shrimp, Carved Roast Beef, and the Dessert Tray.  The T J Rockwell web site mentions $17.95 as the price which includes a complimentary Mimosa cocktail.

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Goodie Bags — TBD

Note:  Due to budgetary constraints, we may need to cut back on some of the frills.  Andy Forsyth and a Duo of Volunteers intend to continue our annual tradition of providing each CARC Attendee and each guest a Goodie Bag of things that make the holiday a little bit sweeter.  We have new Goodie Bag Coordinators this year.  Let’s see how they do.

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Something Nice for the Ladies — TBD

Note:  Due to budgetary constraints, we may need to cut back on some of the frills.  Jeri Forsyth (Mrs. AF3I) has taken the first steps to continue our other annual tradition of providing something nice for our lady guests and our lady members.

Topic 5

Door Prize Raffle — TBD

Note:  Due to budgetary constraints, we may need to cut back on some of the frills.  Andy Forsyth intends to continue our tradition of drawing a few names from a figurative hat and rewarding each lucky winner with some kind of treat.  Many of the door prize selections, and the overall quantity of prizes, occur on a whim as I see what the marketplace has to offer.  You can bet on some Matangos Chocolates being in the prize pool.  And my business friends at the winery will be represented in the prize pool.   I am not yet sure of which winery will earn my business this year — but it will a recognizable name in the Central PA marketplace.

Topic 6

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 Friday November ?-TBD-?. 2021 as the due date to submit your attendance commitment.  If you have not already signed-up, please E-mail Club President Andrew Forsyth at:   AF3I@RadioClub-CARC.com


MEETING TOPICS:   Wednesday December 15, 2021  TBD

CARC has reserved this date for the possibility of holding a December meeting to take the place of any cancelled Holiday Brunch.  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.

Until or unless formally announced please treat this as a PLACEHOLDER.

 

In-Person Meeting Information

The December 15, 2021 meeting will 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 between 5:00 p.m. and 5:30 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 Club President 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 November 17, 2021

Headline News:  CARC Resumes In-Person Monthly Meetings

In-Person Meeting Information

The November 17, 2021 meeting will 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 between 5:00 p.m. and 5:30 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 Club President 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

Election of Officers for 2022

Tonight is the long awaited night.  Cast your ballot for the officers who will lead your club in 2022.

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MEETING TOPICS:   Wednesday October 20, 2021

Headline News:  CARC Resumes In-Person Monthly Meetings

In-Person Meeting Information

The October 20, 2021 meeting will 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 between 5:00 p.m. and 5:30 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 Club President 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

Candidates for Club Office Listing

Tonight is the deadline for submitting the list of candidates.  Election of Officers for 2022 will take place as part of the November 17, 2021 meeting.  Nominations are open until the end of our October 20, 2021 meeting, at which time the slate of candidates will be published.

Topic 2

Zoom Web Meeting Improvements

In the spirit of continuous improvement your Editor and Meeting Leader will explore new options for making the Zoom Web Meeting workable and affordable.  In September, his PC security software would not allow a connection to the Hoss’s Guest WiFi.  Then, the Hoss’s Guest WiFi would not permit the use of a VPN connection which was the proposed solution to the first barrier.  Finally, he switched to his own WiFi Hot Spot and consumed at least 2 Gb above his plan limit, triggering over-use charges.

Topic 3

Recap of the Antenna Clinic Event 

A group of curious CARC Members gathers at the home of KC3QIJ one recent Saturday morning for an event that has been billed as our ANTENNA CLINIC.  Frank Mellott demonstrated various antenna configurations and diagnostics tools

Topic 4

Recap of the Annual Farmers Fair Parade Event

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.

Topic 5

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 16, 2021.  CARC typically sets up a Portable Multi-Operator, Multi-Transmitter Low Power operation in York County, PA and operattes as K3IEC.

Topic 6

Candidate for Membership

We are pleased to present a new candidate for membership.  Doug Frantz KC3STX submitted his application.  Your Club President will present highlights from his application.  We will vote on accepting Doug as a member.  Upon favorable outcome of the vote he will become one of us.


MEETING TOPICS:   Wednesday September 15, 2021

Headline News:  CARC Resumes In-Person Monthly Meetings

In-Person Meeting Information

The September 15, 2021 meeting will 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 between 5:00 p.m. and 5:30 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 Club President 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.

 

Note:  The 15th is the earliest date in the month for which our meeting takes place on the Third Wednesday.

Topic 1

Field Day 2022 Planning

Follow-up on the SWOT topics we introduced as part of the August meeting.  Introduction of SWOT topics for the September meeting.  

Topic 2

Solicit Nominations and Expressions of Interest for Elected Offices 2022.

Our Constitution and By-Laws calls upon us to present a Slate of Candidates for Office 2022 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.

Topic 3

Last Chance Planning for PA QSO Party — Saturday October 9, 2021

Who, What, Where, When, Why?   Frank Mellott KB3PQT is our PAQP Go-To Person.  He sometimes wishes that other people would step forward and volunteer.  So, watch closely what he does this year so that you we be well-prepared to be our PAQP Coordinator Next Year.  Frank has worked out a deal with Fred Feldman KC3KCP to stage a Multi-Operator, Multi-Transmitter Portable operation from his home location in York County.  

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Last Chance Planning for Dillsburg Farmers Fair Parade Saturday October 16, 2021

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 looking Perimeter Parking Permit.

Topic 5

Monthly Newsletter and Meeting Agenda Format Improvements

We Welcome Feedback Regarding the New Format of the Monthly Newsletter and Meeting Agenda.  Likewise, we are seeking feedback regarding the format of the Meeting Minutes.

 

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MEETING TOPICS:   Wednesday August 18, 2021

Headline News:  CARC Resumes In-Person Monthly Meetings

In-Person Meeting Information

The August 18, 2021 meeting will 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 between 5:00 p.m. and 5:30 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 Club President 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 S.W.O.T Review

Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats.   Specific topics to be discussed will be identified in the Monthly Newsletter and Meeting Agenda which will be posted in the MEMBER AREA > MEMBER HOME PAGE by end-of-day Monday August 9, 2021.

Topic 2

Meeting Logistics Review

In-Person and Zoom Web Meeting — How to provide a good experience for either type of meeting attendee.  Overcoming the camera limitations.  Overcoming the microphone limitations.  Overcoming the speaker limitations.  Helping the Meeting Leader overcome his limitations.

Topic 3

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 16, 2021 and join your fellow-members in providing communications support to the Parade Committee?  

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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.

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MEETING TOPICS:   Wednesday July 21, 2021

Headline News:  CARC Resumes In-Person Monthly Meetings

In-Person Meeting Information

The July 21, 2021 meeting will 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 5:30 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 Club President 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.

 

Note:  The 21st is the latest date in the month for which our meeting takes place on the Third Wednesday.

Topic 1

Introductions

We have been apart for such a long time during the COVID-19 pandemic.  If you have a name badge, this might be the time and place to wear it.  For grins and giggles let’s begin tonight’s meeting by re-introducing ourselves to each other.

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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.  

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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 16, 2021

Please Note:  Wouldn’t it be nice if all the restrictions associated with COVID-19 can be remediated and we return of what we once considered to be our normal lifestyle routines?  If so, the conduct of our meetings may return to what we once considered to be normal.   Stay tuned for new information as it develops.

Our Zoom Web Meeting begins at 7:15pm and — something experimental based on feedback from people who believe that old saying “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise — will be shortened to 60 minutes with an ending time about 8:15pm.  You can connect to the Zoom Web Meeting Room as early at 7:00 p.m.

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 Club President Andrew Forsyth AF3I@RadioClub-CARC.com, introduce yourself, and express your interest in attending the Zoom Web Meeting.  I will provide you the ID and Password.

Our meeting begins at 7:15pm and will end by 8:15pm.

Topic 1

Final Preparations for Field Day 2021

If you will be operating from home we will have some topics for you to consider.  Likewise, if our club will be operating a 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 2021

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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Resume In-Person Meetings in July — Check and Double Check

Initial returns from some feelers that were sent out indicate there is an interest and willingness to resume having In-Person Club Meetings.  Your Club President will get off his donkey and check with the Hoss’s Management to see if they are willing to make a Meeting Room available for our use.  If this is a GO then you must align your schedule with the new Hours of Operation in effect at Hoss’s.  Eat Earlier than before, Meet Earlier than before, Depart Earlier than before.  Got it ? ? ? ?  Details will be presented at the June meeting.

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Final Preparations for Field Day 2021

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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Youth Representative

The ARRL Eastern Pennsylvania Section now has a Youth Coordinator.  His call sign is W3ZW.  He encourages our club to have a Youth Representative.  I was thinking of holding my breath as a way of encouraging volunteers to step forward to serve as our Youth Representative.  I decided a more prudent approach is for me to forego eating Hog Maw until our volunteer steps forward.  The power is in your hands.  Use it wisely.

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MEETING TOPICS:   Wednesday May 19, 2021

Please Note:  Wouldn’t it be nice if all the restrictions associated with COVID-19 can be remediated and we return of what we once considered to be our normal lifestyle routines?  If so, the conduct of our meetings may return to what we once considered to be normal.   Stay tuned for new information as it develops.

Our Zoom Web Meeting begins at 7:15pm and — something experimental based on feedback from people who believe that old saying “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise — will be shortened to 60 minutes with an ending time about 8:15pm.  You can connect to the Zoom Web Meeting Room as early at 7:00 p.m.

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 Club President Andrew Forsyth AF3I@RadioClub-CARC.com, introduce yourself, and express your interest in attending the Zoom Web Meeting.  I will provide you the ID and Password.

Our meeting begins at 7:15pm and our goal is to end by 8:15pm.  We rarely achieve that goal.  An 8:35 p.m. completion is more likely to be the case.

Topic 1

Field Day Topics — in progress

A few words about the CARC Group Portable operation.  A few words on the topic of Message Handling — subtitled How You Can Earn 100 Bonus Points.

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Seeking your feedback on the new Zoom Web Meeting Screen Slide format.

I received feedback from one person who attended the April 2021 meeting and saw the new format.  

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Introducing our new Club Secretary.

One of our newest members stepped up to the plate and volunteered to fill the Office of Secretary.  That was great news.  If you attend the May 2021 meeting you will learn about our Champion.

We may implement some new meeting protocols to assist our Secretary.  For starters, as each of us begins to speak let’s say our names.  It should quickly become apparent how often we need to say our name.  Be mindful of the need-to-know versus Okay-we-got-it.

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Club By-Laws Update

At the risk of promising something I may be challenged to deliver, let’s say that I am striving to have a rough draft of our updated Constitution and By-Laws to show and share.

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MEETING TOPICS:   Wednesday April 21, 2021

Our Zoom Web Meeting begins at 7:15pm and will be shortened to 60 minutes with a planned ending time about 8:15pm.  You can connect to the Zoom Web Meeting Room as early at 7:00 p.m.

If you are a CARC Member you can find the Zoom Meeting ID and Pass Code in the MEMBER AREA > 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 Club President Andrew Forsyth AF3I@RadioClub-CARC.com, introduce yourself, and express your interest in attending the Zoom Web Meeting.  I will provide you the ID and Password.

Our meeting begins at 7:15pm and will end by 8:15pm.

Note:  The 21st is the latest date in the month for which our meeting takes place on the Third Wednesday.

Topic 1

Recap the First Un-Meeting of this season

We had four expressions of interest from CARC Members during the March Meeting.  Let’s see if the weather was kind to our participants.

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Field Day 2021

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 Portable operation.  In addition, I intend to ask our Club Members if they have any interest in submitting a Group Order for the popular ARRL Field Day Merchandise.  In addition to the time-honored FD T-Shirt, FD Cap, FD Pin, and FD Coffee Mug, the League is offering some spiffy new items this year.  I have my eye of the bright red Field Day Notebook.

Topic 3

Photo Puzzle Results

As part of our March 2021 meeting I posted a CARC Field Day photograph that had been shared with me by WA3KCP and challenged our Members to identify any or all of the 15 people shown in the photo.  Immediately following the meeting Club President/Acting Secretary/Web Master AF3I created a Word Press Form that will capture your answers.  You can find this form on the website MEMBER AREA > MEMBER PUZZLE.  At the time I am writing this note we have had two responses.  Can we get that number up into the two-digit range?   Sometimes your participation will be rewarded.  

Topic 4

Club Constitution and By-Laws Refresh

I have good intentions of having some material to show.  I welcome your feedback on the bullet points printed in the March 2021 Meeting Agenda.  

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MEETING TOPICS:   Wednesday March 17, 2021

Our Zoom Web Meeting begins at 7:15pm and — something experimental based on feedback from people who believe that old saying “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise — will be shortened to 60 minutes with an ending time about 8:15pm.  You can connect to the Zoom Web Meeting Room as early at 7:00 p.m.

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 Club President Andrew Forsyth AF3I@RadioClub-CARC.com, introduce yourself, and express your interest in attending the Zoom Web Meeting.  I will provide you the ID and Password.

Our meeting begins at 7:15pm and will end by 8:15pm.

Topic 1

Achievement Badges

Let’s review the Achievement Badges program that was introduced last month.  Have we had any participation since the February meeting?

Topic 2

Un-Meeting Sales Pitch

The first Un-Meeting of this season is planned for Tuesday April 13, 2021.  Let’s see how many sign-ups have been recorded on the MEMBER AREA > MEMBER EVENT PLANS page of our website.

Topic 3

Membership Renewal for 2021

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 renewal to come forth?

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Member Profile

Once we were in danger of running out of content.  Fortunately, one of our most highly engaged members stepped up to the plate, wrote and submitted his Member Profile.  By the date of the meeting your Editor will post the document on the club website and in the Monthly Newsletter / Meeting Agenda.

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ICE

Not the cold stuff that builds up on your driveway and sidewalks during the winter months.  And, not the refreshing cubes that make their way into your adult beverage.  I am talking about In Case of Emergency.  Our Membership Roster has a column where your Club President and our Membership Secretary strive to collect important information.  You will see the acronym ICE in various places as you read the roster.  If you don’t see ICE in your Club Roster entry that means we might not know who to call in the event of an emergency.  Please take a burden off our shoulders by checking and updating your roster information.  Details describing how you can do that will be published in the March 2021 Monthly Newsletter and Meeting Agenda.

Topic 6

Old Dog Learns New Trick

Your Club President has learned a new trick.  In response to the hoots and howls that erupt whenever he fumbles the Screen Sharing procedure during our Zoom Web Meeting, AF3I plans to begin using TWO PCs AT THE SAME TIME.  The main PC will be the one he uses to conduct the meeting.  The second PC will be used as an “on-the-air” monitor.  In other words, on that second PC he will see pretty much the same things that you are seeing.  If the desired Screen Sharing image is not on his second PC then you can bet it isn’t showing up on your PC either.  Time for corrective action.  Perhaps we can design a Super Hero character named CORRECTIVE ACTION to serve as our Meeting Mascot.   Look, up in the sky.  It’s a Bird. It’s a Plane. It’s CORRECTIVE ACTION MAN ! ! !  


MEETING TOPICS:   Wednesday February 17, 2021

Our Zoom Web Meeting begins at 7:15pm and — something experimental based on feedback from people who believe that old saying “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise — will be shortened to 60 minutes with an ending time about 8:15pm.  You can connect to the Zoom Web Meeting Room as early at 7:00 p.m.

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 Club President Andrew Forsyth AF3I@RadioClub-CARC.com, introduce yourself, and express your interest in attending the Zoom Web Meeting.  I will provide you the ID and Password.

Our meeting begins at 7:15pm and will end by 8:15pm.

Topic 1

Some news about our Un-Meetings

Whether you believe the groundhog or not, the weather trends will bring warmer temperatures as we approach the month of April.  With that scientific fact in mind, I propose to resume the outdoor dinner Un-Meetings.  Your meal at the first Un-Meeting of the year will be my treat.  Attend our February Meeting to learn how this works.

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“Badges?  We ain’t got no badges!  We don’t need no badges!  I don’t have to show you any stinking badges!”

Sorry Gold Hat (played by actor Anfonso Badeya in the motion picture The Treasure of Sierra Madre).  You are wrong on all three counts.  From this day forward, CARC will  have badges.  Attend our February Meeting to see what crazy scheme your Club President has dreamed up this time.

Topic 3

Member Profile — The End of an Era

The last of the four Member Profiles submitted by club members has been published as of this meeting date.  What seemed to be a good idea when we started this concept has withered and died.  

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11th Hour Addition to the Agenda

ARRL announced that Field Day 2021 Rules will permit Class D Home Stations to work other Class D Home Stations for scoring points.  This concept was first introduced as part of Field Day 2020 due to the COVID-19 situation.  A new condition has been attached to the Field Day 2021 Rules.  Class D Home Stations and Class E Home Stations using Emergency Power Source will be limited to a maximum of 150 Watts output power.   We can have some preliminary discussion about Field Day 2021 as part of our February meeting.

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MEETING TOPICS:   Wednesday January 20, 2021

Our Zoom Web Meeting begins at 7:15pm and — something experimental based on feedback from people who believe that old saying “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise — will be shortened to 60 minutes with an ending time about 8:15pm.  You can connect to the Zoom Web Meeting Room as early at 7:00 p.m.

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 Club President Andrew Forsyth AF3I@RadioClub-CARC.com, introduce yourself, and express your interest in attending the Zoom Web Meeting.  I will provide you the ID and Password.

Our meeting begins at 7:15pm and will end by 8:15pm.

Topic 1

Elmer, Question and Answer Tools for Knowledge Sharing

We will have some information describing a vision for how the Elmer Question and Answer Tools will work.

Topic 2

Groups.io Membership

Enrollment is at a complete standstill with seven CARC members signed-up.  If you think this is a bad idea which keeps you from signing up please speak your mind.   I consider this to be an essential part of our Elmer Question and Answer concept.

Topic 3

A Plea for Member Profile Content Contributions

There are no more Member Profiles in the publishing queue.  If you want to have a Member Profile as part of the monthly newsletter then each member needs to contribute his or her content.  The alternative is that your publisher might pay other a ghost-writer to write about you.  Will their manuscript y be kind to you?  Who knows.  Protect your best interests by writing your own Member Profile before I take desperate measures to fill our newsletter with content.

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 30 and 31, 2021.

Topic 5

Membership Applications, Membership Renewal and Dues Payment

Three interested parties have submitted applications.  I will introduce them and propose they be elected into membership.  Dues — We have several payment options from which you can choose.  

Topic 6

Club Constitution and By-Laws Refresh

Let’s resume our discussion of this topic that arrived late last year.


HOLIDAY BRUNCH:   Sunday December (Date To Be Determined), 2020

This event has been cancelled for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the related restrictions affecting group events.

Our annual Holiday Brunch will take place at (location to be determined) .

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

References in the Topic 1-6 sections (below) refer to the 2019 Holiday Brunch and are subject to change for future dates.

Topic 1

Full Menu Option

In prior years T J Rockwell’s offered their Dinner Menu as one of the dining options.  Pricing ranges from 69 cents for the World’s Smallest Sundae to $25.99 for a surf and turf selection.  There are many delicious options between those end points.  If you wish to preview the menu beforehand please visit www.TJRockwells.com

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Buffet Brunch Option

The All-You-Can-Eat Buffet Brunch is available as one of the dining options.  Selections include Made-to-Order Omelets, Fresh Fruit, Smoked Sausage, Skillet Potatoes, Made-to-Order Waffles, Peel-and-Eat Shrimp, Carved Roast Beef, and the Dessert Tray.  The T J Rockwell web site mentions $17.95 as the price which includes a complimentary Mimosa cocktail.

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Goodie Bags — TBD

Note:  Due to resource constraints, we may need to cut back on some of the frills.

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Something Nice for the Ladies — TBD

Note:  Due to resource constraints we may need to cut back on some of the frills.

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Door Prize Raffle — TBD

Note:  Due to resource constraints we may need to cut back on some of the frills.  Andy Forsyth intends to continue our tradition of drawing a few names from a “hat” and rewarding each lucky winner with some kind of treat.  Many of the door prize selections, and the overall quantity of prizes, occur on a whim as I see what the marketplace has to offer.  You can bet on some Matangos Chocolates being in the prize pool.  And my business friends at the winery will be represented in the prize pool.   I am not yet sure of which winery will earn my business this year — but it will a recognizable name in the Central PA marketplace.

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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.  Lets’s go with Friday November ??. 2022 as the due date to submit your attendance commitment.  If you have not already signed-up, please e-Mail Club President Andrew Forsyth at:   AF3I@RadioClub-CARC.com


MEETING TOPICS:   Wednesday December 16, 2020

In an unusual move, CARC has decided to hold a December Zoom web meeting to take the place of the cancelled Holiday Brunch.  This meeting will be slightly 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.

Our Zoom Web Meeting begins at 7:15pm and — something experimental based on feedback from people who believe that old saying “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise — will be shortened to 60 minutes with an ending time about 8:15pm.  You can connect to the Zoom Web Meeting Room as early at 7:00 p.m.

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 Club President Andrew Forsyth AF3I@RadioClub-CARC.com, introduce yourself, and express your interest in attending the Zoom Web Meeting.  I will provide you the ID and Password.

Our meeting begins at 7:15pm and will end by 8:15pm.

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?

Topic 2

Luminary Lighting Event — Final Preparations

Our evening to serve the community as Volunteer Luminary Lighters at the Children’s Lake in Boiling Springs is Monday December 28, 2020.  Let’s finalize our plans — Who, What, Where, Wear, When, Weather, and Warmth.   Where shall we meet?  When (as in what  time) shall we meet?  Who will be our Leader on-site?   Does anyone have a 12-Day Weather forecast?   Who are our Volunteers?  Does everyone know to Wear a mask?  And finally, If the temperature is amazingly cold, are there any Warm-Up facilities near the lake?

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

Otherwise, we will go directly to Topic 4 — CARC Karaoke.

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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, and Rusty Chevrolet by Da Yoopers?   

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.)

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MEETING TOPICS:   Wednesday November 18, 2020

Our Zoom Web Meeting begins at 7:15pm and — something experimental based on feedback from people who believe that old saying “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise — will be shortened to 60 minutes with an ending time about 8:15pm.  You can connect to the Zoom Web Meeting as early at 7:00 p.m.

If you are a CARC Member you can find the Zoom Meeting ID and Password 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 Club President Andrew Forsyth AF3I@RadioClub-CARC.com, introduce yourself, and express your interest in attending the Zoom Web Meeting.  I will provide you the ID and Password.

Our meeting begins at 7:15pm and will end by 8:15pm.

Topic 1

groups.io Follow-up

We are cutting back on eMail communication to individual addresses.  eMail communication intended for the full CARC Membership will be going to groups.io/g/RadioClub-CARC where you will have control of how and when you choose to receive the communication.  If you want to stay in touch then you need to take an action.  In order to receive the full benefit that groups.io offers you should become a member.  There is no cost associated with groups.io membership.  We can send you an eMailed invitation because that simplifies the process.  Just tell me what eMail address you wish to associate with groups.io in case it isn’t your every-day eMail address.   My eMail is AF3I@RadioClub-CARC.com

Topic 2

Election of Club Officers for 2021

Unlike the United States Presidential Election all the elected officer positions are running without challenge.  Some positions even have no one running and will be listed as vacant.  If you want to belong to a club please consider participating.  It’s good to participate.

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Luminaries Lighting Follow-up

Club President Andrew Forsyth AF3I has secured an ample supply of Adult Beverages which he intends to share with the Adult Volunteers after they complete their tour of duty.  I’ve recently learned that some of our volunteers may be younger than 21.  In that case, I hope to provide a youthful alternative.  In the same spirit (pun…?) Club President Andrew Forsyth AF3I has mentioned the possibility of grabbing a bite to eat after we have completed our service to the community.  If you wish to volunteer to serve as a Luminary Lighter on Monday December 28, 2020 (gather about 3:30 p.m. for a 4:00 p.m. start time) please contact Garry Fasick, K3EYK using eMail:   K3EYK@arrl.net

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Membership Secretary Volunteer

I am pleased to announce that Membership Secretary Richard Johnson, N3EPY has offered to serve in that position for 2021 and has been appointed.  Whenever you wish to renew your Club Membership Richard will be your point of contact.  Membership dues will remain at $10.00 for 2021.  In return you will receive a personalized membership card as evidence of your commitment to the club and its objectives.

Topic 5

New Hope Ministries Christmas Blessing Express Follow-up

If you would like to be given a reminder of the Christmas Blessing Express here it is.  The good people who support their community can view details of this holiday program by visiting their website at www.NHM-PA.org    Look for the link to Christmas Blessings.  The website contains a listing of the gift items that are typically the most in-need and the most appreciated by those on the receiving end.

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Talk about the possibility of a December Meeting

As many of us already know, there will be no Holiday Brunch this year due to all the COVID-19 concerns.  In the past, when we had a Holiday Brunch, we did not schedule a December Club Meeting.  Perhaps we should have some type of gathering in honor of the holiday.  If we get positive feedback on this topic then we will work out a plan to hold a meeting — presumably as a Zoom Web Meeting.


MEETING TOPICS:   Wednesday October 21, 2020

Our Zoom Web Meeting begins at 7:15pm and — something experimental based on feedback from people who believe that old saying “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise — will be shortened to 60 minutes with an ending time by 8:15pm.  You can connect to the Zoom Web Meeting as early at 7:00 p.m.

If you are a CARC Member you can find the Zoom Meeting ID and Password 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 AF3I@RadioClub-CARC.com, introduce yourself, and express your interest in attending the Zoom Web Meeting.  I will provide you the ID and Password.

Our meeting begins at 7:15pm and will end by 8:15pm.

Topic 1

Slate of Candidates for 2021 Club Offices

Nominate your selection of candidates for club office — President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer.    Express you interest in serving your club as Membership Secretary.

Topic 2

Contesting Recap

The Pennsylvania QSO Party took place October 10 and 11.  How did we do?

Topic 3

Club Newsletter and Meeting Agenda Feedback

What did you think of the new format?  Tell me what stays and what should be given the old heave, ho.

Topic 4

Groups.io

Our club now has a groups.io page.  Steve Hancock, Frank Mellott, and Andrew Forsyth have been experimenting with this powerful tool.  We will present the concept to you and invite you to become a Member of the CARC groups.io page    https://groups.io/g/RadioClub-CARC/

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MEETING TOPICS:   Wednesday September 16, 2020

Our Zoom Web Meeting begins at 7:15pm and — something experimental based on feedback from people who believe that old saying “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise — will be shortened to 60 minutes with an ending time by 8:15pm.  You can connect to the Zoom Web Meeting as early at 7:00 p.m.

If you are a CARC Member you can find the Zoom Meeting ID and Password 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 AF3I@RadioClub-CARC.com, introduce yourself, and express your interest in attending the Zoom Web Meeting.  I will provide you the ID and Password.

Topic 1

Some discussion of the Pennsylvania QSO Party

This popular event is on the calendar for Saturday October 10 and Sunday October 11, 2020.  Details later…

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Shaking the bushes in search of candidates for Election of Club Officers as well as Appointed Positions for 2021.

If you know someone who can fog a mirror then that person probably would make a great addition to the ranks of Club Officers for 2021.  Please bring forward your nominations, and/or self-expressions of interest.

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A Meeting Activity Perhaps…

I would be so pleased to have a volunteer step forward and offer to present a topic of interest to our Club Members.  If no one else steps forward with such an offer, or even a suggestion of an activity someone else might present, I think I will run a YouTube video from the REMI SET GO Channel — created by my Great Niece, Olive.  Remi is the name of her seven year old Shetland Pony.

Topic 4

The Door Prize Drawing is Back

Don’t forget — the door prize drawing has returned to its spot in the Meeting Agenda.  If you have stopped attending CARC Meetings because we had stopped the door prize drawing while meeting via Zoom you can take comfort knowing that this popular part of our program has returned.

Topic 5

The Collectible Sticker Program is Back

The tremendous outpouring that accompanied the return of our Door Prize Drawing hopefully will be repeated with the return of our Collectible Sticker Program.  I can’t slide a sheet of Avery 8293 1 1/2 inch round sticker material into your printer, but I can provide the image and ask you to render your best adaptation using your own materials.  Tonight’s sticker theme is the newly elected ARRL CEO — David Minster, NA2AA.

Topic 6

Hoss’s Meeting Room

Last month someone asked if the Hoss’s Meeting Room is capable of being used within the boundaries of Social Distancing requirements.  I gave myself a To-Do List take-away item that called for me to visit with the Hoss’s Manager and ask about the meeting room capacity.  I will report my findings as part of the September meeting.


MEETING TOPICS:   Wednesday August 19, 2020

Our meeting will take place at the Hoss’s Steak and Sea House Restaurant located at 61 Gettysburg Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA  (Upper Allen Township.

Arrive about 6:00 pm for Dinner.  Our Zoom Web Meeting begins at 7:15pm and will end by 8:45pm.  You can connect as early at 7:00 p.m.

If you are a CARC Member you can find the Zoom Meeting ID and Password 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 AF3I@RadioClub-CARC.com, introduce yourself, and express your interest in attending the Zoom Web Meeting.  I will provide the ID and Password.

Topic 1

Field Day 2020 Follow-up, Field Day 2021 Early Planning

This is Andy at the keyboard… I plan to update our Field Day Club Aggregate Score based on information collected during the July meeting.  I will be pleased to receive your input regarding Field Day 2020 and any additions, changes, or discontinuations we should consider for Field Day 2021.  Please contribute to the growth and improvement of your club.

Topic 2

State QSO Party Activities.  Practice Now for a Better FD 2021.

Each month we will dedicate a portion of the meeting to on-the-air activities including contesting.  State Upcoming QSO Parties in the next few weeks include Hawaii and Ohio on August 22, Texas on September 12, New Hampshire, New Jersey, and Washington State on September 19, and Maine September 26.  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.

Topic 3

Door Prize Rebirth

A suggestion crossed my desk telling me that I should wake up and take notice — meeting attendance has dropped since we stopped having a Door Prize Drawing as part of our monthly club meetings.  If I don’t soon do something about the downward trend there won’t be any need for monthly club meetings.  So, beginning with our August 2020 meeting, Club President Andy Forsyth will dream up some way that we can conduct a Door Prize Drawing and put the prize in the winner’s hands.

Topic 4

Multi-Op Distributed Remote Contesting

Club President Andy Forsyth promised to keep an eye on the contest rules to see if any contests have adopted an entry class called Distributed Remote Contesting.  The short version of what this means is that we could set up and operate as Multi-Operator, Multi-Transmitter using the Club Call Sign K3IEC with each participating member connected to a shared Contest Logging Server where.  There will be some smoke and mirrors in the form of configuring our PCs for VPN.

Topic 5

DC Power Distribution

As part of our ongoing efforts to keep the smoke inside our transceivers (instead of letting it leak out and form a cloud above our rigs) we will hear from a few club members who advocate the use of Anderson Power Poles as part of a DC Power Distribution strategy.

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MEETING TOPICS:   Wednesday July 15, 2020

Our meeting will take place at the Hoss’s Steak and Sea House Restaurant located at 61 Gettysburg Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA  (Upper Allen Township.

Arrive about 6:00 pm for Dinner.  Connect to the Zoom Web Meeting application beginning at 7:00 p.m.  Our meeting begins at 7:15pm and will end by 8:45pm.

Topic 1

Field Day 2020 Preliminary Results

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MEETING TOPICS:   Wednesday June 15, 2022

In-Person Meeting Information

The June 15, 2022 meeting will 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 5:30 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 Club President 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 2022 Club Activity Finalization

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Field Day 2022 Individual Member Activity Finalization

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Topic 3

Field Day 2022 Bonus Points

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

Topic 4

Field Day 2022 Entry Submission to ARRL

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

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MEETING TOPICS:   Wednesday May 18, 2022

In-Person Meeting Information

The May 18, 2022 meeting will 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 5:30 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 Club President 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 20, 2022

In-Person Meeting Information

The April 20, 2022 meeting will 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 5:30 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 Club President 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 March 16, 2022

In-Person Meeting Information

The March 16, 2022 meeting will 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 5:30 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 Club President 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:   February 16, 2022

In-Person Meeting Information

The February 16, 2022 meeting will 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 5:30 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 Club President 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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Membership Renewal 2022

 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.

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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 19, 2022

In-Person Meeting Information

The January 19, 2022 meeting will 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 5:30 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 Club President 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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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 2022 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 2022 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 Club President 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 5:30 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  7:40 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 resumed on July 21, 2021.  Zoom Web Meetings continue for those who are not yet able to attend in-person.

61 Gettysburg Pike

Mechanicsburg, PA

Holiday Brunch Venue:

 

T J Rockwell’s Restaurant

Not yet determined for 2021

896 West Grantham Road

Mechanicsburg, PA

Field Day Location:

 

Shaffer Park

No Large Scale FD Group Activities in 2021 due to on-going COVID-19.

1549 Spring Road

Carlisle, PA

Thursday Morning Coffee Club:

 

Caffe 101

On the lake-front across from the Clock Tower.

Boiling Springs, PA