March 1st and 2nd DX Contest Results
Our preliminary statistics for the DX contest is 278,585 points, 461 contacts, and 205 multipliers. We had our three stations manned while the upper bands were open, 10 meters was great and 15 meters were very good as well. We made contacts from 160 through 10. There were nine operators: KE4BFX, KI5FR, KJ4RWD, KJ4BSY, KK4VAX, KK4WDR, N4CU, W4GMH and WB4EWS. This was the first time on HF for two of the operators and they did a great job. The idea was to have fun and use the station into which we have put so much effort in remodeling. We were not trying to win anything, but compared to last year's contest scores, we should be in the top 17%. This is a rewarding aspect of our hobby and we all enjoyed being successful doing it. To view operators in action (Click here).
2014 Club Dues
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 March 13th
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: Old Dorcas Fire Station
Date: Thursday March 27th
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 an aerial view)
Sunday Club Operation
The club station can be opened at any reasonable time after notifying the
Point of contact: Richard Bailey, KE4BFX
E-mail Address(es): firstname.lastname@example.org
Florida Panhandle Frequencies
(Click Here) pdf
Bob - N4CU and Phil - N6COP
New Ham Brochure
Satellite for Beginners
Presented by Ron-KI5FR
(Click here for .pdf file)
Help support your local repeater,
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.
********** CLUB APPLICATION FORM FOR 2012 **********
Please fill this application form out and mail it to David Hayden-WB4EWS. You can also use it to make your Dues payment. He will then forward me your information so I can update you in the membership database.
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.
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
Cal-W4GMH for this information.
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.
Tony-K4OZL from MARC and Cal-W4GMH for informing us of this website.
Ron - KI5FR, would like to hold another Genereal and Technician Class in October 2013. If you are interested in getting your amateur radio license please contact him at email@example.com