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Tuesday Lunches for May

Cedar Creek ARC Tuesday Lunches for May

It’s breakfast for lunch or dinner for lunch or lunch for lunch because the Cedar Creek ARC is moving to Denny’s in Gun Barrel City.

That’s right, conversation and trivia will take place at 11:30 AM each Tuesday in May.  Did I mention 11:30 is the time?  Because they will be ready for us at 11:30 AM.  Just checking to see if you are paying attention.

In June it’s Tex-Mex at the Jalapeno Tree.





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Club Meeting May 12, 2018

Are You Ready For An Emergency?


That’s the question that all first responders and frankly anybody has to answer.  Unless you practice your emergency skills and make sure everybody and all the equipment you might use is ready…are you really safe?

 That readiness is one topic of a two-part program at the next meeting of the Cedar Creek Amateur Radio Club (CCARC).  But first, what if your radio doesn’t work?  That’s the title of a presentation from Clif Holland, KA5IPF.  From checking if the unit is plugged in to more serious problems.  If you’ve ever had a device fail on you, you must hear this step-by-step, easy description of what to do.

Each June ham radio operators around the world practice their skills and operate their communications and emergency power equipment.  The event is called Field Day.  Literally clubs and individual amateur radio operators leave the comfort of their home stations and operate from the field.  Instead of just setting up and talking to a few folks, Field Day is set up as a competition.

For 24 straight hours the intent is to talk with as many other stations around the world while proving the reliability of the equipment and the hams who use it.  The station with the most contacts is the winner.  This year, as last year, the CCARC will operate from the club station at the Gun Barrel City Emergency Operations Center.

The May 12th meeting at The Mabank Café on Hwy 198 in Mabank will assign shifts for operators and also include the annual election of officers.

The meeting starts at 9 AM on that Saturday May 12th. The club meets the second Saturday of each month there. Meetings start at 9 A.M., but many come early for the breakfast buffet.  Anyone interested in technology is welcome. CCARC participates in the National Weather Service SKYWARN program and the Amateur Radio Emergency Service. The club also provides VE testing 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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