Amateur Radio

Special Announcement

 Updated 7/19/14

July 10th NOARC Minutes



Please Read Cal’s latest NOARC Newsletter

It describes an opportunity for NOARC to have a great antenna system at a cost for only mounting hardware.  You must read the newsletter carefully to be aware of our responsibility regarding the opportunity.  A motion MIGHT be made to accept the offer and proceed evaluating the cost of the hardware. 

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New Okaloosa ARES Emergency Coordinator

Steve Strom, N4GXX, has now been appointed Okaloosa ARES EC by NFL SEC Steve Szabo, WB4OMM and I.  He has considerable disaster experience and has provided Skywarn communications for several years.   He is the repeater chairman for NOARC and maintains the 147.36 Mhz and DSTAR repeaters. Thanks to Tony Blair, AK4ZI, for his service for the past year.  He took the task of EC when no one else volunteered for the responsibility.  He took EOC communications training for Emergency Support Function communicator and the necessary FEMA training.  He supervised the EOC for the 2013 county SET.  Unfortunately his work schedule and responsibilities required him to resign from the position of EC this year.  I want to thank him for his efforts over the past year and appreciate his need to concentrate on his work.  I realized there is immense job pressure at this time due to government cut backs.  I regret the losing Tony for this position. 

Bob – N4CU, NFL Panhandle ARES District Emergency Coordinator.



April 10, 2014

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How often do you hear QSO’s where both users are close enough to each other that they could QSY to a simplex Frequency to chat?

2014 Club Dues

Become a NOARC member!

  $12.00 gets you Associate Privileges, (Non-voting member)


$20.00 gets you Full Privileges 

Regardless of which membership you choose the repeater access is free to anyone wishing to use it.  These dues are mainly to ensure the repeater remains free to the public.

As we start a new year it’s time to support our club with its annual dues.  You can download our 2014 Club Application, (click here) and mail it to our new Treasurer Mark Hilliard – KA5NDH or bring your dues to our next club meeting.

Mark can be reached at email: MarkHilliard@yahoo.com or 

Mail to: Mark Hilliard

            6009 Dairy Road

            Baker, FL. 32531


The next NOARC club meeting will be held on

 Date: Thursday July 10th

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Place: Old Dorcas Fire Station  

  ——Tech. Night——

  Topic: TBA

    Date: Thursday July 24th  

Time: 7:00

Place: Old Dorcas Fire Station

  Old Dorcas Fire Station #42 is located about 8 miles east of Crestview. Fire Station is on dirt road directly behind an Exxon Station off of U.S. 90.

Click here for aerial view  http://goo.gl/maps/HNB4l

  Sunday Club Operation 

The club station can be opened at any reasonable time after notifying the

  Station Manager.

Point of contact: Richard Bailey, KE4BFX

  E-mail Address(es):  bailey_richard@yahoo.com




  Florida Panhandle Frequencies

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Thanks, Bob – N4CU and Phil – N6COP


New Ham Brochure

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  Satellite for Beginners 

Presented by Ron-KI5FR

   (Click here for .pdf file)



Operates on 147.360 MHz with +100hz tone

The North Okaloosa Amateur Radio Club, Inc. (NOARC) is a service organization located in Crestview, Florida. It has members from Santa Rosa, Walton, and Okaloosa Counties in Florida and Covington County, Alabama.  During the club’s history, members have supported the community numerous times by providing emergency communications and were often the only means of communication in and out of areas affected by disasters.  Club activities include participation each year in the American Radio Relay League sponsored Field Day event, hidden transmitter hunts, picnics, and hosting Technician Classes.  Our goal is to enjoy amateur radio and to introduce and promote the hobby to the public to ensure that there will always be a pool of well trained and well equipped hams ready to support our community when needed.


   Tower Laws

Cal-W4GMH, has put together key legal information on Towers for Amateur Radio Stations.

See “Legal Area” (above), for attached PDF Files that cover 1. ARRL PRB 1 Info Page 2. Chapter 7 of Okaloosa County Ordinances-read section 1.01.073 3. The Original FCC PRB-1 Ruling of 1985 4. An FCC 2000 ruling on CCR’s that cites the PRB-1 5. Florida Tower Laws Thanks, Cal-W4GMH for this information.


Satellite Flyby’s

We have just added a new link for those who like to track satellites.  It’s labeled “Satellite Flyby’s”  click on it and put in your zip code.  It’s as easy as that.   Thanks, Tony-K4OZL from MARC and Cal-W4GMH for informing us of this website.


Technician Classes: Ron – KI5FR, would like to hold another General and Technician Class in October 2013.  If you are interested in getting your amateur radio license please contact him at noarc_class@yahoo.com


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