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The 46th Annual RARSfest will be on March 31, 2018
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Wednesday February 21, 2018 (day 52/2018)

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
NE4Y Kenn Kubacki W3GP George Pappayliou ROBR Ron Brobst Jr.
KN4IBW Drew McCarthy KN4IOS Chance Paruchuri KC2JFU Arthur Zapke III

Current News and Events
Updated February 21, 2018 23:18:31

48th North Carolina QSO Party
Mark your calendars for the 48th running of the North Carolina QSO Party, sponsored by RARS. It's this Sunday, February 25 from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM (1500-0059 UTC). You don't have to be a "contester" to enjoy this great event. Support RARS. Get on the air. Complete details at
Marc, W4MPS

Moore Square Magnet Middle School contacts ISS.
Watch the video recording here
Thanks to John Brier - KG4AKV

RARS Amateur Radio License Classes
Technician Class License Course Begins on March 3rd.

Watch here for future license class announcements.

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>

FCC OPENS 630- and 2200-Meter BANDS
Stations MUST send notification to UTC at least 30 days before transmitting.
Notice must include call sign, intended bands of operation
and FIXED ANTENA LOCATIOIN before tranmitting.
ULS and QRZ pages show your mailing address, not your FIXED antenna location.
"Drop a Pin" on your antenna location in Google Maps to see GPS coordinates.

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.

RARS Brochure now available
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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