Upcoming Events

2016 November Club Meeting - November 19

The RACC will be holding elections for 2017 officers at the November 2016 club meeting.

If you are willing to serve, please respond with an email to newsletter@raccradio.org stating which office you would like to be nominated.  If you would like to nominate someone for an office, please be at the meeting!

The RACC club meeting is held every 3rd Saturday of the month. Show up at 8:30am and have a pancake breakfast while visiting with other area hams. The meeting starts at 9:00am and usually lasts around an hour. The breakfast and club meeting is open to everyone.

*** A VE Test session will be held after the meeting for those wishing to test! ***

2016 Worked Three States - December 1-15
http://www.qrz.com/db/W3S

Members of the Atlanta Rabbits Amateur Radio Club will set up an HF station at the Arkansas-Louisiana-Texas junction to work the special event station.  All contacts made will receive a commemorative QSL card.  The cards will be on hand for amateur radio operators who stop by the station for a visit.

2016 SKYWARN Recognition Day - December 3

Get Your Radio On: SKYWARN Recognition Day

The annual SKYWARN ™ Recognition Day (SRD) will be held this year on Saturday, December 3, 2016. This is the day when Amateur Radio operators visit National Weather Service (NWS) offices and contact other operators around the world. The purpose of the event is to recognize the vital public service contributions that Amateur Radio operators make during National Weather Service severe weather warning operations. It also strengthens the bond between Amateur Radio operators and the local National Weather Service. The event is co-sponsored by ARRL and the National Weather Service. Please remember that this is not a contest, so no scoring will be computed.

2016 Minden Christmas Hamfest - December 17
http://www.n5rd.org

This very popular event is held in December and draws participants, including dealers, from surrounding states and has gotten bigger each year. There is plenty to see and do for everyone, including testing sessions, great food, door prizes, and main prizes that any ham would love to win. This event provides a "hamfest fix" in a period of the year during which few hamfests are held.

2016 RACC Christmas Party - December 17
https://www.facebook.com/events/197887490649843

Please join us for the RACC Christmas Party held on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 6:30pm at the Champions Bible Church in Atlanta, Texas.

*** UPDATE *** 
The plans for the Christmas Party have completely changed due to scheduling conflicts.  Please update your calendars!

RSVP via email to newsletter@raccradio.org or on the club's facebook page.

2017 January Club Meeting - January 21

The RACC club meeting is held every 3rd Saturday of the month. Show up at 8:30am and have a pancake breakfast while visiting with other area hams. The meeting starts at 9:00am and usually lasts around an hour. The breakfast and club meeting is open to everyone.
*** A VE Test session will be held after the meeting for those wishing to test! ***

2017 Winter Field Day - January 28-29
http://www.winterfieldday.com

Winter Field Day Association (WFDA) is a dedicated group of Amateur Radio Operators who believe that emergency communications in a winter environment is just as important as the preparations and practice that is done each summer but with some additional unique operational concerns.

2017 February Club Meeting - February 18

The RACC club meeting is held every 3rd Saturday of the month. Show up at 8:30am and have a pancake breakfast while visiting with other area hams. The meeting starts at 9:00am and usually lasts around an hour. The breakfast and club meeting is open to everyone.

*** A VE Test session will be held after the meeting for those wishing to test! ***

2017 RACC QRP Pixie Party - February 18
https://www.facebook.com/events/1793281647577458/

Clarence Shilling WB5BYV will be giving a CW Introduction Course in Atlanta. What better way to use your newfound skills than with a 40m CW Transceiver that you built yourself?

The cost is only $25 for the radio kit and the MFJ CW Morse Key. We'll meet after the RACC January February monthly club meeting and have a party assembling the kits. It shouldn't take us longer than an hour and a half, and we'll serve chips and sandwiches for lunch.

The radio kits are fixed frequency on 7030KHz, which is within the technician class band on 40 meters, so all licensed hams are invited and encouraged to attend.

No soldering skills are necessary! If you don't know how to solder, we'll teach you!

2017 March Club Meeting - March 18

The RACC club meeting is held every 3rd Saturday of the month. Show up at 8:30am and have a pancake breakfast while visiting with other area hams. The meeting starts at 9:00am and usually lasts around an hour. The breakfast and club meeting is open to everyone.

*** A VE Test session will be held after the meeting for those wishing to test! ***

2017 April Club Meeting - April 15

The RACC club meeting is held every 3rd Saturday of the month. Show up at 8:30am and have a pancake breakfast while visiting with other area hams. The meeting starts at 9:00am and usually lasts around an hour. The breakfast and club meeting is open to everyone.

*** A VE Test session will be held after the meeting for those wishing to test! ***

2017 May Club Meeting - May 20

The RACC club meeting is held every 3rd Saturday of the month. Show up at 8:30am and have a pancake breakfast while visiting with other area hams. The meeting starts at 9:00am and usually lasts around an hour. The breakfast and club meeting is open to everyone.

*** A VE Test session will be held after the meeting for those wishing to test! ***

2017 June Club Meeting - June 17

The RACC club meeting is held every 3rd Saturday of the month. Show up at 8:30am and have a pancake breakfast while visiting with other area hams. The meeting starts at 9:00am and usually lasts around an hour. The breakfast and club meeting is open to everyone.

*** A VE Test session will be held after the meeting for those wishing to test! ***

2017 Field Day - June 24-25, 2017

June 24 and 25 is quickly approaching!  Anybody know what that is?  Field Day of course!  Are you ready?  This year the Radio Amateurs of Cass County will be joining the Four States Amateur Radio Club at Spring Lake Park.

2017 July Club Meeting - July 15, 2017

The RACC club meeting is held every 3rd Saturday of the month. Show up at 8:30am and have a pancake breakfast while visiting with other area hams. The meeting starts at 9:00am and usually lasts around an hour. The breakfast and club meeting is open to everyone.

*** A VE Test session will be held after the meeting for those wishing to test! ***

2017 Shreveport Hamfest - August 12, 2017
http://www.shreveporthamfest.com

2017 DOOR PRIZES
First Prize - Icom IC 7300
Second Prize - Yaesu FT 450

RT Systems has donated programming kits for the First and Second Prizes.

Satellite Sam will be awarding a drone to the youngest ham at the hamfest. Thanks Sam.

2017 August Club Meeting - August 19, 2017

The RACC club meeting is held every 3rd Saturday of the month. Show up at 8:30am and have a pancake breakfast while visiting with other area hams. The meeting starts at 9:00am and usually lasts around an hour. The breakfast and club meeting is open to everyone.

*** A VE Test session will be held after the meeting for those wishing to test! ***

Mena Hamfest - September 8-9, 2017
http://www.menahamfest.net

Major Prize List for 2017:  
Yaesu FT-991A – HF/VHF/UHF Transceiver
Yaesu FT-891 – HF/50 Transceiver
Yaesu FT-7900R – 2m/70cm Mobile
Yaesu FT-2DR – 2m/70cm HT Digital
Yaesu FT-60R – 2m/70cm HT
Daiwa CN-101L  – SWR Meter
MFJ 259C – Analyzer 0.55-220 MHz
Powerwerx SS-30DV – Power Supply
Samlex SEC-1223 – Power Supply
Vibroplex SRACER-DLX – Key
Bencher BY-1 – Key

And many more prizes given away hourly.

2017 September Club Meeting - September 16, 2017

The RACC club meeting is held every 3rd Saturday of the month. Show up at 8:30am and have a pancake breakfast while visiting with other area hams. The meeting starts at 9:00am and usually lasts around an hour. The breakfast and club meeting is open to everyone.

*** A VE Test session will be held after the meeting for those wishing to test! ***

2017 ARCOS Annual Cookout and Swapmeet - September 30, 2017

"RAIN OR SHINE"  9am - 2pm
(We will go inside if the weather gets bad)

North Shreveport Baptist Church
4930 Old Mooringsport Rd.
Shreveport, LA 71107

Free Catfish + Drink + All the trimmings! Lunch served at noon. Everyone is welcome, and donations accepted!

SWAPMEET:  Bring your own tables and chairs!
(Buy, Sell, or Trade ham gear, accessories, crafts, etc.... ALL OUTDOOR)

HOURLY DOOR PRIZES AND GRAND PRIZE

There is nothing to buy!

D-STAR DEMONSTRATION

Talk-in Frequency:  146.670MHz (-) 186.2 Tone
Backup Frequency:  146.760MHz (-) 186.2 Tone

2017 Main Trading Company Ham Radio Day - October 14 8a-2p
http://www.mtcradio.com/ham-radio-day/

The annual Ham Radio Day at the Main Trading Company in Paris, TX runs from 8am to 2pm (tailgating starts earlier).

Prizes, Food, Fun, Tailgating,Music and more!

Main Trading Company
2707 Lamar Ave
Paris Texas 75460

Thousands of Brand New Radios in Stock at the best deal in the land! 

Tropical Storm Harvey -
https://www.hwn.org/

Tropical Storm Harvey is quickly approaching Texas shores in the Gulf of Mexico. A hurricane warning has been issued for a portion of the Texas coast, from north of Port Mansfield to Matagorda, including the city of Corpus Christi. Harvey should be making landfall sometime Friday night as a hurricane (August 25).

They are predicting this hurricane can dump as much as 20 inches of rain in it's path!

The Hurricane Net is active on 14.325MHz



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