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Special Announcements

Updated 6/23/2017


May 11th Minutes

2017 Field Day is June 24th and 25th


Field Day is on June 24th and 25th.  See ARRL website at http://www.arrl.org/field-day for further information about Field Day.  We will again be at the future club lot on 997 Webb Street, Crestview, FL.  We will have numerous items there on the 23rd as well.  If you are planning to attend on one or all of these days? Please reply to ki5fr@mahnster.net with your name, call sign and one of the following.

  1. Yes! I look forward to being thee!
  2. Probably. Still trying to make sure.
  3. Doesn’t look like it, holding out hope.

Please let me know what times you might be there as well.  This will help KG4RQR, Phillip and Daniel, KK4VAX plan for the best Field Day for our members.

Ron Mahn, KI5FR

NOARC, President 



NOARC offers training for the Technician, General, and Extra licenses.  For our currently scheduled classes, check the latest notes here or contact Mike Behr W4BZM at behrcave@gmail.com.

NOARC will offer training sessions for the Amateur Extra license during the Spring of 2017.  Classes will be held on Monday nights starting on 27 March and continue through 26 June with no class on Memorial Day.  Classes will start promptly at 6:30 PM and end at 9:30 PM with breaks.  Location is the Crestview campus of Northwest Florida State College, Room 306.  There is no charge for the classes, except that participants will need to buy or borrow the ARRL  publication(s) for the class.

Please register in advance by contacting Mike W4BZM (behrcave@gmail.com) or Bruce KA5DLV (badams138@yahoo.com).  We will forward additional information on book ordering, syllabus, study resources, etc.


 New Page “A View to the Future” NOARC’s plan for new Club location in Crestview.


The next NOARC club meeting will be held on

 Date: Thursday July 13th

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Place: Live Oak Baptist Church (Crestview)

Live Oak Church2

  ——Tech. Night——

  Topic: TBA

    Date:  July 27th 

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Place: Live Oak Baptist Church (Crestview)

Sunday Club Operation 

The club station is currently under renovation.

  Point of contact: Craig Young – KK4WDQ 

  E-mail Address: 


2017 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 2015 Club Application, (click here) and mail it to our new Treasurer Bruce Adams – KA5DLV or bring your dues to our next club meeting.

Bruce can be reached at email: BAdams138@yahoo.com or 

Mail to:

Bruce Adams

147 Alicia Drive
Crestview, FL 32536


New Ham Brochure

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Operates on 147.360 MHz with +100hz tone

Local Net Time 8:00 p.m. Daily

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.



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