DARC October 2022 Meeting Reminder

It’s not summertime any more. October has arrived. The air has turned cooler. The leaves are turning to vibrant colors and will soon fall to the ground and create leaf raking and disposal headaches.

Ooof! Let’s talk about something else now that’s not so much work.

The Decatur Amateur Radio Club will hold its monthly meeting for October on Tuesday evening, October 4th, 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. We will be discussing the upcoming club election of officers for 2023. Come volunteer!

The meeting will be streamed on Microsoft Teams. If you are unable to attend, log into the meeting on your computer and participate anyway! If you need the information for logging into the online meeting, please email the club secretary for the meeting invitation.

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, beginning October 1st. 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.

The other 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.

One more thing: the club is changing its banking to Redstone Federal Credit Union. Since we are now “partners”, they have a promotion going for club members until Christmas than can net you $300 by opening a new account and following 2 simple steps. Here’s the brochure that explains it. We can discuss it more at the meeting.

See you on Tuesday evening! 

Richard Matthews

Author: KB4CAY

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