Archive for November, 2017

Tuesday Lunches for January

Cedar Creek ARC Tuesday Lunches for February



We return to the roots of our lunches at the Mabank Café.  Please bring along anyone interested in fellowship, trivia and solving the world’s problems.  If they are homeless, buy them a meal.

 What did the bible say? If they are hamless, give them a walkie-talkie.  (or something like that).  See Brother George for the actual reference.

That’s the Mabank Café on Hwy 198 in Mabank.  If you arrive before 11:30  A.M., look out.

In March we journey down Hwy 198 to GBC and Lakeside Café.




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Club Meeting February 10, 2018

Ham Radio Travels the World

Amateur or ham radio is known for short-wave communications around the Earth.  And that’s an important and fun aspect of the hobby.  But technology marches on.  Today, licensed ham radio operators can put an app on their tablet or phone and connect to almost anywhere on the planet.

The service is called Echolink and the numbers are amazing. There are more than 200,000 validated users worldwide — in 151 of the world’s 193 nations — with about 6,000 online at any given time.

Echolink is the topic of the next meeting of the Cedar Creek Amateur (ham) Radio Club.  One of our repeater stations features Echolink and we’re going to show you how easy and fun it is to use.

It will be an interesting meeting and it is open to the public.  It starts at 9 A.M. on Saturday February 10th at the Mabank Café on Hwy 198 in Mabank.

The club meets the second Saturday of each month there. The meeting starts at 9 A.M., but many come early for the breakfast buffet.  Anyone interested in technology is welcome.

The Cedar Creek ARC has over forty members from the tri-county area. It maintains a VHF and UHF repeater system that provide hand-held radio coverage to hams in the lake area, and mobile and base coverage throughout the three counties. CCARC participates in the National Weather Service SKYWARN program and the Amateur Radio Emergency Service. The club also provides classes to those wishing to join the ranks of Amateur “ham” Radio. There no longer is a requirement or test for Morse code.

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