*** NEWSLETTER ***

November 2017

From the Editor:  Jerry A. Goodson W5BFF

Greetings fellow amateurs and supporters of the Radio Amateurs of Cass County!

The club meeting coming up this weekend marks our final regular club meeting of 2017.  Come join us for sausage and pancakes at 8:30 followed by our regular business meeting.  Ladonna KG5GMC will be back in the kitchen.  Special thanks to my mom, Connie Smith KA5TKL for cooking last month.  Nelton N5HAB, Boogie N5GNR, Bubba N5APP, and I will miss another meeting as we travel with the drumline to Lewisville, Texas for their final competition of 2017, so there should be plenty of food in our absence! :) 

Speaking of our absence, I would like to nominate Nelton Humphries N5HAB for president for two reasons:  first, he doesn't ever read this newsletter, and second, he won't be there to object since he'll be with us at the competition this weekend. :) 

We have our elections this weekend (more info below), and we'll have our Christmas party next month at Luigi's.

Also, special thanks goes out to the VE Team last month that netted two new licensees and two upgrades to General!

I look forward to hearing you on the net tonight.

-=Jerry A. Goodson=- W5BFF

Upcoming Events: Click [HERE] for all upcoming events on the RACC Website...
2017 RACC Christmas Party - December 16, 2017 6p-8:30p
https://www.facebook.com/events/1422600084461816/

Please join us for the 2017 RACC Christmas Party held at the Luigi's Italian Restaurant in Atlanta, Texas on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 6:00pm. We need an approximate head count, so please R.S.V.P. by replying to this email or check "going" on facebook.

Directions are here: [MAP]

Please bring an unwrapped toy for the Toys-4-Tots Toy Drive.

This party will be "open menu," so please bring appropriate funds for your meal.

Hope to see you there, and MERRY CHRISTMAS!


Door Prize Drawings - Let's Do Something a Little Different

Early last year, Smitty W5YME (sk) started our monthly prize drawing with a Baofeng dual-band HT. Each person attending a club meeting got one ticket as they came in, and additional tickets could be purchased for $1/ea to increase chances of winning. The monthly prize drawings have been a real big hit, and have contributed to the big boost in club member attendance and participation. Jim Collom N5YU continued the activity after Smitty's passing, and it has continued to grow with at least one mobile radio and one dual-band HT being awarded each month. Jim uses the money from ticket sales to purchase the prizes for the next month. Any money left over goes to expenses in supporting and maintaining the repeaters in the Freedom Link Group.

This month, the drawings will be for a Baofeng dual-band HT and a Kenwood TM-281a mobile radio.

2018 Officer Elections

We'll be having our annual elections to choose our club leadership for next year.  Your current officers are:

President: Paul James KG5JTC
Vice-President: Roger Fouse KB5ROD
Secretary/Treasurer: Cletus Bauer N5XFB
Chaplain: Roger Fouse KB5ROD
Asst. Chaplain: Jeff Brown KA5IVU

Paul KG5JTC has served one term as president, and may be nominated two more times to serve consecutively.  No other position has term limits.

The chaplain and assistant chaplain are elected every 3 years, and this year is the third final year, so we'll be electing our new chaplain and assistant chaplain to serve for the next three years.


Freedom Link Group Repeaters

“Linking Radio Communications Across The Four States Area” 
http://www.freedom-link.org 
Contact Jim Collom, N5YU
The Freedom Link Group on www.repeaterbook.com
View Freedom Link Group Repeaters on Google Maps

Freq. ENC / DEC Input Call Location
145.110 100.0 / * 144.510 WX5FL Sulphur Springs
* The 145.110 repeater at Sulphur Springs does not transmit a tone, so make sure your radio is programmed for "ENC" only on that frequency.
145.170 100.0 / 100.0 144.570 WX5FL Karnack (Pickin's Hill)
145.190 151.4 / 151.4 144.590 WX5FL Bi-County ARES (Cass and Morris County)
The 145.190 repeater is a wide coverage area stand-alone repeater that is not linked with any other repeater.
145.310 100.0 / 100.0
88.5 / 100.0 or CSQ
131.8 / 100.0 or CSQ
144.710 WX5FL Atlanta (Springdale)
Caver Ranch RCO
Downtown RCO
145.370 136.5 / 136.5 144.770 W5WVH Tyler ** Not yet linked
145.390 100.0 / 100.0 144.790 WX5FL Texarkana (Barkman Creek)
145.450 136.5 / 136.5 144.850 WX5FL Kilgore
145.470 136.5 / 136.5 144.870 WX5FL Avinger (Lake O' The Pines)
146.640 136.5 / 136.5 146.040 K5LET Longview (East Mountain)
146.760 186.2 / 186.2 146.160 N5SHV Shreveport
146.840 100.0 / 100.0 146.240 WX5FL Marietta (Cussetta Mountain)
146.900 100.0 / 100.0 146.300 WX5FL McLeod / Huffines
147.045 107.2 / 94.8 * 147.645 N5THS Nashville (H.E.A.R. Club)
* For local traffic only, use 94.8 / 94.8.
147.100 136.5 / 136.5 147.700 WX5FL Quitman 
147.360 151.4 / 151.4 147.960 WX5FL Pittsburg (Midway)
444.425 100.0 / 100.0 448.425 WX5FL Texarkana (Barkman Creek)

Club Contacts:
Newsletter: newsletter@raccradio.org
Editor - Jerry A. Goodson, W5BFF
430-342-3376 - Cell

RACC Club: racc@raccradio.org
President - Paul James, KG5JTC
Vice President - Roger Fouse, KB5ROD
Treasurer - Cletus Bauer, N5XFB

RACC Website: www.raccradio.org

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