Publix Marathon March 18, 2018

Dekalb ARES has been asked by the Atlanta Track Club to provide comms for the Publix Marathon on Sunday March 18,2018.
We still need 15 licensed hams to participate. All that is need is an HT. We have asked ATL Radio Club for permission to use the 146.820 repeater.
Please consider helping out on this event, it is actually fun.
You can register at the Volunteer Opportunities website.
Please pass this information along to anyone else you know who would like to participate.
Best regards
Jon Goodson

March 2018 Meeting – FT-8

Put the date on your calendar now. Meetings start 7:30PM at the Atlanta Red Cross HQ which is located at 1955 Monroe Dr NE in Atlanta.

And don’t forget to join us at 6:00pm for some food before the meeting. Grindhouse  Killer Burgers is located at 1842 Piedmont Rd NE.

Thursday March 1st is the date for the next meeting of the Atlanta Radio Club. Our program will be “How FT8 puts WAS in reach for anyone” and the presenter is our very own Chandler W2NP, the ARC 2017 Ham of the Year.

The latest digital mode of FT-8 has taken the Ham Radio community by storm since its inception and Chandler has put that new mode to good use by gaining Worked All States (WAS) on 5 bands!

Chandler Friedman is the founder and owner of World Gone Silent, and the Emergency Coordinator for Atlanta ARES. His first experience with radio was with a handheld Radio Shack CB radio where, as a teen, he went by the age-appropriate handle “Nighthawk.” After graduating college, he began a career in TV news, starting in local newsrooms in Orlando and Phoenix before joining the national desk at CNN.  He worked at CNN for nine years, and took a couple years away to build a desk in Ft. Myers.  He left the corporate media world to devote his time to World Gone Silent, a company that helps people who’ve heard of ham radio a streamlined way to get licensed and get on the air.


February 2018 Meeting is all about Audio

Wow! Time does fly!

In only a little over a week we have our next Atlanta Radio Club monthly meeting.

Our speaker this month is Rick Cobb N4XYY and he will be discussing “Audio in the Shack.” Rick will share some techniques where he blends modern technology with the tried and true to enhance the fun in his shack.

We meet at 7:30 on Thursday evening, Feb. 1st, 2018 in the Atlanta Red Cross HQ on Monroe Dr. Plan to have a bite to eat with us somewhere around 6:00pm. Where? We don’t know yet but you can help us by voting HERE

January 2018 ARC Meeting

“Got My license, Now what?” is the title of our presentation for our January meeting. Thanks to KJ4CMY David for putting together a program designed to help new hams get started with Amateur Radio. If you are studying for your first license test, or recently passed the test, or if you are an experienced ‘Old Man’ or ‘YL’, this program is for you!

Mark your calendar for Thursday January 4, 2018 at 7:30 pm at the Atlanta Red Cross HQ – 1955 Monroe Dr – Atlanta 30324

We meet before the meeting to eat at Cowtippers Restaurant – 1600 Piedmont Ave. just North of the Monroe Dr intersection. We usually arrive there at 6 pm or a little before that time.

See you there!

December 2017 Meeting Update

Don’t Forget to bring a show and tell item to the meeting this week and bring your Lucky Charms!

We have a bag full of goodies to give away including a D-Star DV-Dongle, a Handheld Radio, SDR Dongles, Raspberry Pi, Shack Accessories, books, and More!

Did we mention there will be some refreshing beverages and holiday munchies?

See you Thursday!

December 2017 Second Sunday

Atlanta’s (un?)predictable Fall weather rained out our last two Second Sunday events,  but we are back and indoors for our December Second Sunday on the 10th.

Come join Alan WA4MO as he leads all with a 2 meter J-pole build using ladder line. This roll up version is versatile enough to store in your back pack or suitcase for an LX or DX trip or you use it at your home for those Sunday Night ARC Nets on the 146.820 repeater.

Builders are limited to the first 10 people and should email Alan – [email protected]  to reserve a kit.

There is a fee of $10 for each antenna kit – includes 5 feet of coax, 5 feet of ladder line, and a male PL-259 connector. We have a couple of soldering irons and a little solder but you are welcome to bring your own solder and iron, and a different coax connector if you prefer.

The build is at the usual place – PDK Airport on Claremont Road in Room 227 of the Administration Building. We will meet from 2:00 – 5:00 PM on Sunday, December 10.  Talk-in is on the 146.280 ARC repeater.

And remember, from 12 noon until 2:00 PM we have free amateur radio license testing in the same location.


See you there!