CCARC YouTube Channel

The Cedar Creek ARC now has its own YouTube channel, thanks to work by George, W5BRG, and Ed, K8MKN!  We’ll post our Skype interviews (if OK by our guest speaker) and other video tidbits.

Check it out!

The next club meeting will be Saturday, December 13 and it’s a special one. We will have a ham radio white elephant gift exchange. This is totally optional but those that want to can bring a ham radio related item (value less than $10 and must be working). We’ll have a fast and furious exchange of items. It was lots of fun last year. New hams and visitors can just sit back and enjoy the fun.
A special invitation goes out to the new hams that just passed the exam in November!
It all begins Saturday, December 13 at 9 AM.  Come early for a great breakfast buffet at the Mabank Café on Hwy 198 in Mabank.
The Cedar Creek ARC  meets every month on the second Saturday at Mabank Café.  You do not need to be a member or ham operator to attend.

Welcome our New Hams!

Welcome to our Fall ham class graduates who have now received their callsigns!

  • Jeffrey Connor, KG5EUW, Tech
  • Bob Doss,KG5EUX, Gen
  • Sam Grimes, KG5EUY, Gen
  • Carl Hockett, KG5EUZ, Gen
  • Jaime Marcotte, KG5EVA, Tech
  • Phil Randall, KG5EVB, Tech
  • Steve Rawson, KG5EVC, Tech
  • Ronnie Russell, KG5EVD, Tech
  • Deneen Russell, KG5EVE, Tech
  • Kenneth Samford, KG5EVF, Tech
  • Mike Saxton, KG5EVG, Tech
  • Tim Truax, KG5EVH, Tech
  • Mike Vaughan, KG5EVI, Gen
  • Jacob Walters, KG5EVJ, Tech
  • Rob Walters, KG5EVK, Tech
  • Stephen Washington, KG5EVL, Tech

CCARC Meeting Nov. 8

Whether you’re a brand-new ham or an old veteran, you will enjoy our next meeting on Nov. 8.  We will present the video about 100 years of ham radio and the ARRL.  The ARRL is the publisher of QST magazine and has been the national organization for amateur radio for a century.
We’ll have an update on the Field Day and picnic at the park, the one-day ham class, and more.
It all begins Saturday, November 8th at 9 AM.  Come early for a great breakfast buffet at the Mabank Café on Hwy 198 in Mabank.
The Cedar Creek ARC  meets every month on the second Saturday at Mabank Café.  You do not need to be a member or ham operator to attend.

Mabank Jubilee

At the recent Mabank Jubilee, the our club booth featured an HF station (thanks to Bill, KE5WUT). Many thanks to the twelve embers that helped at the booth. Several attendees signed up for the November 15 ham class.

The club challenged its members to make as many HF radio contacts as possible to compete for a prize. At the end of the day, members had contacted 30 states and one Canadian province. At the October club meeting, president Ed Busch, K8MKN, (left) presented Bob Allen, WB4SJN, with a Chili’s gift card for his winning entry, 12 contacts.




Members could also spot our logo up with the other Mabank Pavilion sponsors!

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W5BRG makes a point!When disaster strikes and your cell phone doesn’t work, Amateur “Ham” Radio does! There’s never been a better time to obtain your ham radio license and get “on the air” with others in the lake area.

The Cedar Creek Amateur Radio Club will hold a one-day class on Saturday Nov. 15 that will allow students to obtain their ham radio license.

At the end of the day, students will take the 30 question multiple choice examination for the Technician class license. Within a week, students can check the FCC online system for their callsign.

The instructor, George Yarger, has helped dozens of interested individuals obtain their license through his unique “Ham-cram” class. No technical experience is necessary… just a desire to join the ranks of ham radio operators, a unique hobby that is both fun and a community resource. Over 25 local residents have received their licenses in the past two classes and are now enjoying ham radio.

The class itself is free, as is the FCC license. There is a $10 fee for electronic processing and submittal of the exam.

The class will be held at the Harbor Baptist Church, 12059 State Highway 198, Payne Springs, on Saturday, Nov. 15, at 8 a.m. Those interested are asked to pre-register by sending their name, email address and phone number to rich@richcasey.net

Martin-f-jueThe Cedar Creek Amateur Radio Club will meet Saturday, October 11 in the meeting room at the Mabank Cafe. The meeting begins promptly at 9 a.m. but many members come early for the breakfast buffet at 8 a.m.

A special guest speaker via Skype will be Martin F. Jue, K5FLU, founder and president of MFJ Enterprises. Founded in 1972, MFJ has become the world’s largest manufacturer of accessories for Amateur Radio.

All hams and those interested in Amateur Radio are invited to attend.


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