Field Day Planning Meeting right after the next General Meeting

2014 Field Day Logo
Field Day is fast approaching. There is a tremendous need for help with this big event.

There will be a planning meeting immediately after our next general membership meeting at UW Fox Valley.

The board has asked if we wanted to be a 3A class this year. That means running another radio. Plus, we'd love to do a GOTA station and the boy scouts want us back again.

Please plan on attending.

EAA Special Event Station 2014


This is a W9ZL special event station on the grounds of the EAA AirVenture 2013 Oshkosh, Wisconsin calling CQ.... calling CQ and standing by….

Yes it's approaching soon...

FCARC SSTV Net This Sunday - April 13

The FCARC supports a monthly net to help interested hams learn about & practice Slow Scan TV (SSTV) on 2 meters. You are invited to join. FCARC membership is not necessary. This is a semi-formal, directed net. We meet at 6 pm using both voice & SSTV transmissions on 145.330 MHz, Tone 100.

I will begin sending a few SSTV pictures prior to the net beginning at 5:45 pm for your enjoyment, and then I'll call for checkins at 6 pm.

Elections are Coming!

It's that time of year already.

Elections will be held at the May General Membership meeting but, the April meeting is when we take nominations.
This year it is the VP and Treasurer along with the 3 Member at Large positions.

If you would like to run for one of these positions or want to nominate a reserved or shy individual, then April is your meeting.

Any member in good standing (AKA dues are paid) is eligible to run for a position and encouraged to do so.

We hope to have a good turnout at both meetings and to see you there.

WI QSO Party Log Reminder

Just a reminder that your WI QSO Party logs need to be submitted to WARAC by Thursday April 10th.

From their website:
Electronic logs are preferred, but any log that is readable and complete will be accepted. To be complete, a log must contain the header information (see Entry Form) plus QSO data that includes time (UTC), call, band, mode, sent and received exchanges. Paper logs must be accompanied by an Entry Form.

American Cancer 5K Walk/Run - Sole Burner 2014

FCARC event!!!

Sole Burner Saturday May 10th 2014

The American Cancer Society has requested from the FCARC Sole Burner Coordinator to provide Communication / Logistics Operators for the Sole Burner 2014!

The event for us should start around 8:00AM and go till noon with a controlled net starting shortly after 8:00AM. More..

AirVenture Dates Set Through 2020

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh has set its dates for the next seven years through 2020.

While the 62nd annual EAA fly-in convention at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, will be held July 28-August 3, future years will schedule the event to run completely in late July. That slight schedule shift affects three or four years out of every seven, with a goal of ending on the last Sunday in July each year.

3905 Century Club Meet and Greet

The 3905 Century Club is an international amateur radio club founded in 1977 which has operated Worked All States, DX and awards nets on our amateur bands.

Their purpose is to provide all amateurs—both foreign and domestic—interested in Worked All States or other awards with organized nets populated with like-minded amateurs for making the necessary contacts and receiving the necessary QSLs. They also have our own extensive Awards Program, which goes well beyond just WAS awards, as well as their own domestic and DX QSL bureaus, all of which are described here on their web site:

Yaesu's System Fusion comes to Appleton

The Appleton 442.175 Repeater is now a Yaesu System Fusion Repeater. It is capable of both digital and analog FM with automatic mode switching. If you transmit analog FM it will repeat analog FM. If you transmit C4FM FDMA (similar to APCO 25 phase one) it repeats the same. This repeater is not compatible with DSTAR or P-25 phase two radios.
The system is open for general ham use and is not affiliated with the FCARC. Echolink is still available.
The DR-1 repeater will be evaluated during the next several months. Please send your questions and comments to

Rick, W9RIC

2014 JDRF Walk - May 17

2014 JDRF Walk - May 17
JDRF is asking for our help with the Walk on May 17, 2014. The event will be held at Riverside Park in Neenah and will follow the same route as in the past. The walk is 5K long so it will go pretty quick and should be wrapped up before noon. Two meter simplex will be used. We will meet at 9 am in front of the Neenah swimming pool on Park Avenue. (Two blocks south of Wisconsin Avenue.) This location has easy access and lots of parking. We can use 10 to 12 operators.

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