DARC July 2023 Non-Meeting Reminder

Greetings! It’s July! And it’s hot and humid already!

It’s also the time when we celebrate the founding of our incredible country! God bless America!

Our monthly meetings are normally held on the first Tuesday evening of the month. However, since the first Tuesday of July is the 4th, and most (or, perhaps, ALL) of us would rather be spending time with family, food, and fireworks (hopefully not all combined into one unit!), the club leadership has chosen to cancel the July meeting.

If you’d rather meet in the basement auditorium of the Morgan County Courthouse in Decatur, good luck! You can explain your presence to the nice law enforcement officers who’ll be questioning you.

The non-meeting will NOT be streamed on Microsoft Teams for obvious reasons.

The next scheduled business meeting will be on August 1st, 2023, in the Morgan County Courthouse.

Please spread the word to fellow hams or those who are wanting to take a test for a new or upgraded license that 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. August 5th is our next scheduled testing date. And if you are a Volunteer Examiner or want to help in some way, please let us know!

Remember also that 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, August 1st! 

Richard Matthews

Author: KB4CAY

Ham since 1981. Secretary of Decatur Amateur Radio Club since 2001. I like digital modes and listening to local repeaters.