Amateur Radio

Special Announcements

Updated 10/06/2015

In Memory of Bill Myers “KK4KF” (SK) 9/22/15 

Bill Soaring

October 1st PARC Auction/NOARC Newsletter

September 10th NOARC Minutes

September 24th NOARC Newsletter

This Year’s Simulated Emergency Test (SET) will be on Saturday Oct. 3rd.

Start time will be sometime between 7:45 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. and should run for about four hours.

Please have all of the 2 meter and 70 CM repeaters in Okaloosa County programmed in your radios. You should also have these same repeater frequencies programmed as a SIMPLEX channel using the repeater OUTPUT frequencies and the same tone codes as the repeater uses. Also plan on setting you radio on HIGH power in simplex mode.

If your radios have the capability of doing cross-band repeat, please learn how to program and use this function. The first clue if your radio can do cross band repeat is if it has two active receivers. That is can to copy two different frequencies at the same time. You may want to Google something like this “ ftm-400dr cross band repeat “ to try and find this information.

Be prepared to be asked to go to shelters, low laying areas that are prone to flooding and other spots. We will not be going into the shelters but will operate from mobiles outside. If the mobile comms work then the antenna systems in the shelters should be better as the antennas are mounted on the roofs.

I have been working with the EOC staff and we will be doing a few things that they want to ensure will work if they are needed in a real world situation.

Okaloosa County Repeater Frequencies and ARES Registration Form

More info as we get closer.

Steve N4GXX
ARES EC for Okaloosa County



September 17th Special NOARC Newsletter

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


2015 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 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 Oct. 8th

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Place: Live Oak Baptist Church (Crestview)

Live Oak Church2

  ——Tech. Night——

  Topic: TBA

    Date:   Thursday Oct. 22nd

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Place: Live Oak Baptist Church (Crestview)

  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

(click here)

Thanks, Bob – N4CU and Phil – N6COP


New Ham Brochure

(Click Here)


  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 the near future.  If you are interested in getting your amateur radio license please contact him at noarc_class@yahoo.com


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