Meetings and Discussion

This section of the web site will recap previous meetings and any discussion that was raised at these meetings or since that time. This will give the membership time to digest what was brought up and then pose any questions, comments, or suggestions. It will also have downloadable files of any pertinent program material presented at these meetings.

RARC Meeting January 23, 2020

The first scheduled meeting for the Reelfoot Amateur Radio Club of 2020 was called to order at 6:30 by our President WB4YDL James Hall. He welcomed 11 club members and 5 visitors. Stacey Bruff has been studying for his Technician license. He came to the meeting to ask some questions and find out more about ham radio. He is planning on taking exam Saturday, February 1st in Paris TN. KN4NOK, Marshall Walker and KN4VGP, Kenneth Graham both from VSARCIN in Carroll County came for more information on starting a club and emergency communication. KG4LIO, Matt Nichols, ARRL Assistant Section Manager for our area was in attendance. K4JTM, John McMahan was our guest speaker for the evening program.

Noel KJ4UNX gave the financial report and reviewed the old business.

New business was discussed next. Hamfest prizes, club membership dues and several questions from our guests were the hot topics this evening.

Rose and Bob Miles furnished the awesome meal. Beef stew, cold cut sandwiches, all the fixings, vegetable tray, drinks and two mouth-watering cakes. Everybody must have enjoyed the banquet because there wasn't much cake or stew left.

John McMahan, K4JTM gave his very informative, and excellent presentation on what DMR is, equipment needed, how to get started in DMR, getting your DMR number, talk rooms, and the other digital modes. After his excellent discussion on this subject, he opened the floor for questions. There were several questions asked even from some of the OT’s in the group. John did an excellent job of answering all of the inquiries on this subject.

After the presentation, Bob K9IL made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Harrell WD4LAR seconded the motion.

Don't forget next month is club officer elections and club dues are due.

Hope to see everyone next month. 73

Archive of Previous Year's Meetings

All files below are in PDF format and require Adobe Acrobat® reader to view:

    RARC 2019 Meetings
RARC 2018 Meetings RARC 2017 Meetings RARC 2016 Meetings
RARC 2015 Meetings RARC 2014 Meetings RARC 2013 Meetings
RARC 2012 Meetings RARC 2011 Meetings RARC 2010 Meetings
RARC 2009 Meetings RARC 2008 Meetings RARC 2007 Meetings
RARC 2006 Meetings RARC 2005 Meetings RARC 2004 Meetings

Previous Power-point Presentations and Handouts

Introduction to EME Communications
An Introduction to Contesting Powerpoint
An Introduction to Contesting Handout
HF Receiver Principles: Noise and Dynamic Range Powerpoint
HF Receiver Principles: Noise and Dynamic Range Handout
Amateur Radio Operational Awards
Narrow Band Emergency Communications System
PSK31
ARES - Winlink
Emergency Communications - Special
Basic Message Handling
Introduction to Emergency Nets