Ham-Com is Coming!

hamcomHam-Com, The largest hamfest in the southwest, is coming June 12 & 13 at a new location, the Irving Convention Center.  The new site features more booth space for vendors and an all-inside flea market.

Discount Admission Tickets now ON SALE!
Purchase admission tickets online now and save $2 from the regular price. Get your admission tickets here.

Swap Meet Tables Are Gone!
They’ve completely run out of swap meet tables. Get ready to ‘walk-the-aisles’ as it’s going to be the best swap meet ever!

Get Into Ham-Com For FREE!
Did you know that volunteers get into Ham-Com for FREE? Just sign up to be a volunteer at Ham-Com and a little help gets you FREE admission… and even a great hat! Volunteer Here!

Ham-Com will again be host of the ARRL West Gulf Division convention.

For more info, visit hamcom.org.

Next Club Meeting May 9

The next meeting of CCARC will be Saturday, May 9.

The CCARC meets the second Saturday of each month at Mabank Cafe on Hwy 198 in Mabank. The meeting starts at 9 am, but come earlier for one of the biggest breakfast buffets around. Anyone interested in ham radio is invited to attend.

WRN_Ambassador_logoThe CCARC has been accepted into the NOAA Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador™  initiative.

“The Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador initiative is an effort to formally recognize NOAA partners who are improving the nation’s readiness against extreme weather, water, and climate events. As a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador, your organization is committing to work with NOAA and other Ambassadors to strengthen national resilience against extreme weather.”

For More Information

SKYWARNThe 2015 Henderson County SKYWARN class will be held Tuesday March 17 from 7-9 PM at the Henderson County Courthouse Annex building on the square in Athens.

All members of CCARC are urged to attend this session. It is open to everyone, so bring your family and friends!


The next meeting of CCARC will be Saturday, March 14. Our guest via Skype will be the host and producer of the HamRadioNow video podcasts, Gary Pearce, KN4AQ.hamradionow

Gary has produced 190 videocasts on ham radio in the past three years, and will share some his best stories with us. A ham for 50 years, he is active on both HF and VHF, and written QST product reviews on digital ham equipment such as D-Star. Check out his videos at http://arvideonews.com/hrn/ 

The CCARC meets the second Saturday of each month at Mabank Cafe on Hwy 198 in Mabank. The meeting starts at 9 am, but come earlier for one of the biggest breakfast buffets around. Anyone interested in ham radio is invited to attend.

CCARC Vice-President Rich Casey, N5CSU, was guest on two recent HamRadioNow video podcasts hosted by Gary Pearce, KN4AQ.  Both shows include several mentions of the Cedar Creek ARC.


The first show is a remembrance of how Gary and Rich met on the air fifty years ago as newly licensed hams. They discuss the early days of the FM mode in Chicago; this is quite an introduction to how ham radio used to be!

In part two, Rich and Gary discuss the Internet and many tools that will be useful to hams both new and old.

Rich’s blog Casey’s Place adds a little background on both shows, and includes links to all the tools mentioned in the second show.

Welcome to our newest members who joined at our February meeting, Brad Boyd, KG5BSH, and Sam Grimes, AF5WC.

We’re now well over 50 members! Here’s a list of members who are paid for the June 2014-15 club year.

  • AC0DE – Dee Boswell, Kemp
  • AD5QP – Cory Hine, Kaufman
  • AD5WO – John Becton, Murchison
  • AF5SZ – Darwin Baldwin, Kemp
  • AF5WC- Sam Grimes, Tool
  • K5PUB – Bill Bassett, Athens
  • K5QFH – David Cadden, Eustace
  • K8MKN –  Ed Busch,  Payne Springs
  • KA5IPF –  Clif Holland Jr., Mabank
  • KA5TTS – Wes Riddle, Kemp
  • KA5Y –  Tex Herson Jr., Trinidad
  • KB5MT – Jim Wallace, Mabank
  • KC5EKM –  Bill Moos, Mabank
  • KC5YN – Fred Keen, Gun Barrel City
  • KC8YWT – Dave Randall, Kaufman
  • KD5ILK – Glenda Oglesby, Wills Point
  • KD5OCW – Barry Brown, Mabank
  • KE5WUT –  Bill Saylor, Payne Springs
  • KF5CTG – Glenn Hughes, Mabank
  • KF5HSN –  Robert Gosson, Gun Barrel City
  • KF5SK – Bill Speed
  • KF5SUV – Shirley McManus, Kaufman
  • KF5VAW – Frank Stokes, Mabank
  • KF5ZCW – Ron Chapman, Trinidad
  • KF5ZDE – Butch Keller, Athens
  • KF5ZDI – Chuck Welch, Eustace
  • KF6WXA – Sue Stokes, Mabank
  • KG5BSF – Kathryn Conner, Mabank
  • KG5BSI – Sandy Gassett, Gun Barrel City
  • KG5BSH – Brad Boyd, Seven Points
  • KG5BWQ – Bill Hoppes, Eustace
  • KG5DBH – Charles Genthner, Kemp
  • KG5DSS – Bruce Stewart, Canton
  • KG5EUX – Bob Doss
  • KG5EVF – Carl Samford
  • KW0K – Doug Boswell, Kemp
  • N4BKX – Jim Conner, Mabank
  • N4UJW –  Don Butler, Gun Barrel City
  • N5CSU –  Rich Casey, Gun Barrel City
  • N5HDX – Joe Clark, Mabank
  • N5SER –  Charles Wells II, Kemp
  • N5ZFB –  Jeff Irion, Mabank
  • NG5R – Dale Richards, Malakoff
  • SM0BTP – Mats Roos, Gun Barrel City
  • TBD – Martha Roos, Gun Barrel City
  • TBD – Sheila Speed Barr
  • W5AUX – Millie Holland, Mabank
  • W5BRG –  George Yarger, Payne Springs
  • W5KMH – Carl Hockett, Gun Barrel City
  • W5PJS – Pete Sullivan, Gun Barrel City
  • WA5AEW – Al Weaver, Seven Points
  • WA5MPA  Bill Oglesby, Wills Point
  • WB4SJN –  Bob Allen, Phalba

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