WATAUGA AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
Watauga Amateur Radio Club PO Box 2208 Boone, NC 28607
Club Repeaters:  Boone, NC  Rich Mountain WA4J     147.36  +600 KHZ 103.5 Hz tone   WA4NC  443.0375 +5.0 MHz   DMR Digital  Sugar Mountain WA4NC  442.0875  +5.0 MHz  DMR Digital  Beech Mountain WA4NC  444.5750   +5.0 MHz  151. 4 Tone
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Our club meets on the first Monday of the month.  If the first Monday falls on a holiday, the meeting will be rescheduled. THE NEXT MEETING:  Monday, November 6, 2017.  Our new meeting place is First Presbyterian Church, 131 Big Valley Street, Boone, NC 28607 at 6 pm. Directions: First Presbyterian Church address is 131 Big Valley Street off of Deerfield Road between the 3-way stop at one end of Bamboo Rd and the intersection of the other end of Bamboo Rd near the Blue Ridge Parkway access. Coming from town, access Deerfield Road and proceed past the golf course. Continue straight through the 3-way stop and Big Valley Street will be on the right. Park in upper lot and enter the church from the front doors under the portico. Folks who are mobility challenged can park in the slots around the circle. Questions? Call N4SCM  336-558-1833 or on Monday night talk-in 147.360 MHz. If you want to get involved in Ham Radio in the High country, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO STOP BY. *************BREAKING NEWS ************* VE TEST SESSION SCHEDULED FOR NOV. 10.  Click here. *************BREAKING NEWS ************* GENERAL CLASS LICENSE COURSE TO BE RE-SCHEDULED. The General License class will be rescheduled due to adverse weather concerns.  Details will be posted here. *************MORE BREAKING NEWS ***** WARC  SKYWARN NET FORMED WARC has completed an MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) with the Blacksburg National Weather Service office authorizing the establishment of a Watauga County Skywarn net.  Click here for details on the Skywarn page ******************************************* NEW SKYWARN TRAINING NET BEGINS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4. Click here. ******************************************* Last updated October 9, 2017 at 4:00 pm. Please send suggestions and/or corrections  to Scott Douglass, k2sd@arrl.net
WARC MONTHLY COFFEE - JOIN US! We gather at 8:00 AM on the third  Monday of the month at Panera Bread in  the Boone Mall. No business is  conducted - just a chance to talk about  any and all topics related to Amateur  Radio. Everyone is welcome!   THE NEXT GATHERING:  October 16.
FIELD DAY 2017  WAS A GREAT SUCCESS! WARC operated Field Day 2017 from a new location - Blowing Rock Fire Station 2 on Rt. 221 west of Blowing Rock NC.   About 20 club members took part in this yearly exercise. Using the club call sign, WW4L, contacts were made on 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, and 2 meters, as shown below: Band   Mode  QSOs     Pts   3.5     LSB     45      45      7     CW     144     288      7     LSB     44        44          14    CW      67      134     14    USB    182     162     21    CW      26      52     21    USB     16      16     28    USB      1       1   144    USB      3       3      Total  Both   558     745 As the table shows, we made 558 QSO’s, many more than last year.  We worked stations all over the  USA and Canada, and our temporary antennas performed very well. Operators were: Scott Douglass, K2SD Danny Horney, KE4AAP Marvin Gragg, KM4NCK Scott Gragg, KN4AUQ Doug Hall, WA4UNS David Hooper, N4DE Chris Harmon, KF4VEY Steve Kenyon, N8UBZ George Rosvally, KW4TC Jonathan Shephard, KM4YBK Please let us know if we missed you - email to k2sd@arrl.net