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The following attended the Ham Cram course presented by George Yarger, W5BRG, and passed the Tech exam on January 30th. Congratulations to each and welcome to the HAM community. Please come to the next meeting of the Cedar Creek Amateur Radio Club so we may meet you personally and provide encouragement and assistance in your new hobby:   HAM RADIO!!

The CCARC meets the second Saturday of each month at The Mabank Cafe. Breakfast is a 8 am and the meeting starts at 9 am.

The Mabank Café is located at:

301 N. Main St., (HWY 198)

Mabank, TX 75147

(903) 887-0177

 

NEW HAMS:

AMUNDSON, JAY D, KG5LHO

BACON, MATTHEW A, KG5LHP

BALDWIN, JEREMY K, KG5LHQ

FEHLBAUM, JEAN FRANCOIS, KG5LHR

GRANT, ALEXANDER D, KG5LHS

GRIMES, LEANNE M, KG5LHT

HELLER, BRIAN, KG5LHU

JOHNSON, JIMMY L, KG5LHV

LAWRENCE, BRUCE E, KG5LHW

LITCH, BETTY D, KG5LHX

MC RAE, ALFRED F, KG5LHY

PRATT, JORY A, KG5LHZ

PROSE, DAVID E, KG5LIA

SINGELTON, MICHAEL E, KG5LIB

The Cedar Creek Amateur Radio Club Meeting Saturday February 13 Is…

Informative

Interesting

And has videos for the short-attention span people

We finally get that tour of Mats, SM0BTP’s attic antenna farm in Plano.  Plus we get to count how many times he says “Cool!” again.

Other videos on ham radio in action.

Plus great monthly reports

It all begins at 9 AM sharp at the Mabank Café on Hwy 198 in Mabank.  Come earlier for breakfast.

Meetings are open to the public and visitors are encouraged to attend.

The Mabank Café is located at:

301 N. Main St., (198)

Mabank, TX 75147

(903) 887-0177

The intellectual pursuit of knowledge for February takes us to The Mabank Café.

 

That’s where trivia, fellowship, oh and food are found.

 

The Mabank Café is on Hwy 198 in Mabank. Please don’t arrive before 11:30.  You do not have to be a member of the CCARC, just come and have fun!

 

 

March will find us almost across the street at the Beans and Burgers.

CCARC Monthly Meeting Minutes-January 2016

 

Club President Ed Busch, K8MKN, opened the meeting at 0900 hours

 

Attendance: 25 members and 6 visitors

 

Treasurer’s report: by Jeff Irion, N5ZFB: club balance is $6590.72-approved

 

Secretary’s report: by Charles Wells, N5SER, minutes from the December 2015 meeting were read and approved.

 

Announcements:

Bob Allen has CCARC T-shirts, stickers, sweatshirts for sale. Contact Bob at: bobmary37@aol.com

 

HamCram courses are still on track for January 30th and April 30th at the Harbor Baptist Church in Payne Springs (Mabank mailing address). So far, three have signed up for the January course.

Door Prizes:

7 door prizes were provided by our guest speaker, ARRL North Texas Section Manager, Nancy McCain. Thank you Nancy for such nice door prizes.

Meeting Feature:

Guest speaker, Nancy McCain, discussed the duties of the ARRL section manager and the various components of emergency communications including ARES and RACES. She stressed the need for ongoing training through FEMA and other sources. She also brought to our attention the various interlinking communications networks currently operating in the north Texas region.

 

President Ed Busch adjourned the meeting at 1005 hours.

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

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.

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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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