November Tuesday Lunches

Cedar Creek ARC Lunches for November



For the Tuesday lunches in November we revisit an old haunt at a new location.  The Lakeside Café has moved further South on Hwy 198 in Gun Barrel City.


From Hwy 334, keep going South on Hwy 198 for .9 miles and you’ll find it on your right.  There is a big sign on the road that says Restaurant and a smaller sign on the building that says Lakeside Café.


We’ll have our usual trivia and spirited conversation and everybody is invited.  Member or not, we love visitors.


In December we go to our most Northern location,the Mabank Café.

Minutes for October 8th

CCARC Monthly Meeting Minutes – October 8th, 2016
Club Vice President N5SER – Charles Wells opened the meeting at 0900 Hours with 20 members present and 1 guest.
Treasurer’s Report: K8MKN – Ed Bush reported a balance of $5,016.94.
Motion made to accept treasurer’s report. Motion passed.
Secretary’s Report: N5SER – Charles Wells read the minutes from September 10th, 2016. Motion made to accept the minutes. Motion passed.
K8MKN – Ed Bush gave update on status of tower climb. Tower has been climbed and
both antennas have been replaced. The best news, cost was well within budget,
$500.00. A short video was shown of the tower climb. Many thanks’ to LDG for all the
equipment and technical support they gave us. A special “Thank You” goes out to KA5IPF – Clif Holland for all the work he put into this project and for purchasing the new antennas through his company at a discount.
Status of “Books for Schools”. K8MKN – Ed Busch reported we have 10 copies of “ Ham Radio for Dummies” and they will be placed in our local schools and libraries by KF5CTG – Glenn Hughes. W5BRG – George Yarger reviewed a Kindle Book “Triple Charlie’s Shack Companion and Advice for New Hams” it’s targeted on operating your radio for new hams.
Special Presentation:
N4BKX – Jim Conner gave a presentation on the Raspberry Pi, Ardino and WinLink.
For Ardino’s and Raspberry Pi’s contact: ki5ub@att.net
For kits contact Borden Radio Company at: xtalman.com
KA5IPF – Clif Holland conducted an experiment. With a 15” coax and 21 different connectors. The object of this experiment was to determine the db loss when using connectors. After adding 4, then 7, then 14, then 21 connectors of various types. BNC, Barrel, N Type, PL Type, SMA he checked everything with a signal generator and watt meter. The conclusion was at 450MHz there was only .8db loss. You can use connectors!
WB4SJN – Bob Allen asked for requests for club hoodies and club sweatshirts. Please email Bob at: bobmary37@yahoo.com with your name and size.
W5BRG – George Yeager needs students to sign up for a new ham cram class to be announced as soon as enough people sign up. Email George at brotherg@gmail.com if you are or know anyone interested in a class.
There are still some members who have not paid yet – Club DUES were due in May! See N5ZFB – Jeff Irion club treasurer if you have not paid your club DUES!
Door Prizes. 3 door prizes were given out.
Club Vice Present N5SER – Charles Wells closed the meeting at 1006 hours.

Tuesday Lunches for October

The Cedar Creek Amateur Radio Club Chuck Wagon heads East as we travel Hwy 334 and up the hill into Seven Points.  There we find the delightful Tavi’s Italian Restaurant. Please don’t arrive before 11:30.

We’ll play trivia, solve world problems and generally practice up-close communications there on Tuesday in October. In November we will sample the offerings at the new location for Lakeside Café in Gun Barrel City.

The CCARC Repeater is back  up and running.

Clif-KA5IPF and Ed-K8MKN got it fixed.


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New 440 Repeater

Our new CCARC 440 Repeater is up and running. Frequency: 444.050, Tone: 136.5, Offset: 5.000, Offset direction: Positive (+). This repeater has Digital Operation with Yeasu equipped radios and Analog operation with all radios. At present the repeater is operating on low power of 20 W. Please check it out and use it.


Additional Note:

There is no courtesy tone or carrier that you key up when you hit your push to talk.

It might be confusing because you can’t hear that you’ve gotten into the repeater.

Cedar Creek Amateur Radio Club members come out in support of Field Day

Putting up the antenna:


Operating the radio:

FD10_2016 FD4_2016 FD2_2016 FD1_2016Sitting back and relaxing:


Reaching out to  the community about Amateur Radio:


Welcome New Members

Newest members of the Cedar Creek Amateur Radio Club:   WELCOME


Chris Babina, KE5KIP

Don Smith, KG5NHB

Steve Wise, KG5NHC

LouAnn Clark, W5LDX

Trey Garland, WX0MMG