Happy New Year!! We have made it to 2023!
Let’s really hope that it’s an improvement over its immediate predecessors!
The Decatur Amateur Radio Club was officially chartered in January of 1953. That’s 70 years ago if my calculator (slide rule?) is working correctly. The last charter member of the club (Milt Mahaffey W4YXQ) passed away last year. But through many long years of ups and downs the club has survived.
We will hold our monthly meeting for 2023 on Tuesday evening, January 3rd, at 7:30pm in the basement auditorium of the Morgan County Courthouse in Decatur. Please arrive early at the lower entrance off of Lee Street. The building is secure and we must keep someone stationed at the door to let visitors in.
The meeting will be streamed on Microsoft Teams. If you are unable to attend, log into the meeting on your computer and participate anyway!
Here is the online information:
- Title: DARC
- When: Occurs the first Tuesday of every month effective 5/3/2022 from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM.
- Organizer: EMA Operator <MCCEMA@morgancounty-al.gov>
- Description: DARC monthly members meeting.
Microsoft Teams meeting
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If you have issues, please contact me at this email address or contact the club president Thomas Garner KN4MDE at his address (his callsign @ outlook.com).
Here’s something for you to spread around to fellow hams or those who are wanting to take the test: the Decatur club is now scheduling license testing every month on the first Saturday of each month. The testing sessions will be held in the Decatur Public Library on 6th Avenue NE (Highway 31) at 1:00. Please bring ID (especially your FRN, which is required on the license application) and your $15 fee. And, most importantly, PLEASE send an email to DecaturHamTest@w4atd.org so we can have the testing materials prepared and available for you. January 7th is our next scheduled testing date. And if you are a Volunteer Examiner or want to help in some way, please let us know!
Please remember to pay your dues for 2023. It’s only $20.00 for the year. If you have family members who would qualify for membership, they are only $5.00 each. See one of the officers at the meeting, or mail your dues to DARC, PO Box 9, Decatur, AL 35602-0009.
The continuing reminder: the roster of current club members is now online at www.HamClubOnline.com. Set up your free account and if you have paid your dues (and the Secretary has updated the database) you should see that you’re associated with the DARC. If there’s an issue, let us know.
See you on Tuesday evening!