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Wednesday June 20, 2018 (day 171/2018)

6:00 PM: New Ham / Elmer meeting.
7:00 PM: General Social/Gathering.
7:30 PM: Business meeting and program.

Welcome to our newest RARS members
KN4NCP Brian Polk KN4GUN Mike Elks N5ENH John Metsger
KN4MIO Matt Hogstrom W4GIA Bob Richards KN4MJV Sergey Kranin

Current News and Events
Updated June 18, 2018 16:40:11

Field Day 2018 is almost here
Field Day 2018 is almost here. If you have been under a rock for the past few months, Field Day will be on June 23-24 at the Carroll farm, 4501 Friendship Rd, Apex NC. We will start setting up around 10:00 am on Friday. There will be a pizza supper around 6:00 pm on Friday for all the volunteers. Field Day begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday and runs until 2:00 pm on Sunday. There will be a very nice supper at 6:00 pm (with a drawing for door prizes) on Saturday evening, and we will also serve lunch on Sunday around noon. There will be an educational session just before supper on Saturday given by our own Carl Davis, W8WZ.

We are still looking for volunteers to help set up and tear down, as well as operators for the various stations (phone, CW, digital). Anyone interested in operating can contact me at and I will pass the info along to the appropriate individual. We are looking for newly minted hams as well as seasoned vets. If you have never operated HF before PLEASE don't pass up this opportunity. We are running a very informal operation this year with a focus on getting new hams on the air. We are running a GOTA station this year, so if you want a little practice beforehand we can provide that.

We will have a second drawing to be held at the July RARS meeting. Anyone who has volunteered or operated at FD this year can enter the drawing by placing a ticket in the raffle bucket located at the Information Booth. We will be giving away 3 Wireman gift certificates worth $50, $25, and $25 each.

See you at Field Day!
Bob, W4TTX

Have you heard of the RARS Sixty-Four on Six-Four Award ?
RARS has sponsored this award for years but many newer hams are unaware of it.
Read about it <HERE> and get some new "wall-paper" for your shack.
Download the application/logsheet <HERE>

Build A Multi-Band Off-Center Fed Dipole For Your Attic
Article by Daniel Marks, KW4TI
This antenna is a 20 to 25 foot long (6.0 m to 7.6 m) off-center fed dipole antenna for the 20 m and 40 m bands designed for those who need to conceal an antenna. It is small enough to fit inside the attic of many homes. It can also be set up as  ......<more>

ARRL White Paper Provides Context for
Recommended Governance Changes
ARRL has released a “white paper” that provides some context to explain proposed alterations to the Articles Of Association and By Laws that the Executive Committee (EC) of the Board of Directors recommended for full Board passage at its April 21 meeting. Study continues of the so-called “Code of Conduct” for Board members, known officially as the ARRL Policy on Board Governance and Conduct of Members of the Board of Directors and Vice Directors, with changes to be recommended for later Board consideration.
See complete information at this ARRL page.

$upport RARS - $hop Online >HERE< with AMAZON SMILE

Your RARS Shirts can be ordered from Supreme T-Shirts and Apparel in Garner.
An order form is available on the RARS Members Only page.
Questions should be referred to Murray Merner, K4MHM.

YOU can promote RARS with these Brochures
RARS Public Information Officer Charles Good, KM4AMT, has developed an informational brochure for RARS. All RARS Members are encouraged to download the brochure and use it to promote RARS to their fellow Hams at hamfests or other locations where Ham Radio Operators are in attendance.
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RARS and Scouting
Amateur radio has been a part of Scouting since 1918. RARS is working to develop contacts within the local Scouting community to foster and promote education, technical awareness, and achievement in Amateur Radio. If you are interested in helping the local Scouting youth programs, visit our Scouting page...

Check out the new RARS Kudos page.
Dick Bitner Benevolent Fund

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