Kilocycle Club Meeting – 19 January 2017 – 7:00PM


The Kilocycle Club Of Fort Worth meets on the third Thursday of the month at Ol’ South Pancake House. Dinner starts around 6:00 PM with the meeting starting at 7:00PM.  Plan to attend so you won’t miss out on the fun.  This month:

We’ll discuss plans for the upcoming Winter Field Day.

Our meetings are always open to anyone wanting to learn more about amateur radio.

License testing session follows the meeting and presentation.

Map to Ol’ South Pancake House:

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Winter Field Day 2017 – 28 January 2017

The Kilocycle Club Of Fort Worth will host Winter Field Day at the Longhorn Park Pavilion located at 7001 Lakeside Drive, Benbrook Texas  76123 on 28 January 2017.  We have the pavilion from 7:30am to 9:00pm.

Many thanks to David D’Arcy, KF5LKG for getting the pavilion reserved for the club this year!

Even if you’re not a licensed radio operator, we invite anyone interested in amateur radio to attend.  Come see one of the many different aspects of amateur radio!

Talk-in will be on the club repeater – 146.840 (PL 110.9).

Map to the Longhorn Park Pavilion:

 

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Cowtown Hamfest – 20-21 January 2017

Cowtown Hamfest and ARRL North Texas Section Convention, the original Hamfest in the Fort Worth Metroplex is scheduled f0r January 20th-21st, 2017 at The Forest Hill Civic and Convention Center, 6901 Wichita Street Forest Hill, Texas 76140.

Doors open Friday afternoon the 20th at 3:00 pm and will remain open until 7:00 pm. Saturday morning the 21st it opens at 7:00 am and will close at 3:00 pm. Food will be available Friday and Saturday. Morning coffee, breakfast snacks and lunch will be available. Door prizes worth $1,200 will be awarded through-out the event.

The event will feature large vendor areas over 120 tables and outdoor tailgate flea market. Several well known commercial vendors will be present. Vendors should go to the website for information and contact Kevin Vickers at vickersdc@aol.com. We recommend ordering your tables in advance. They will sell out. Since this is a new venue spaces will be assigned. Tailgaters can purchase spaces on the day of the event.

A complete set of educational programs are offered through-out the day Saturday and VE Testing will be done both Friday and Saturday. Talk-in is 147.28 tone, 110.9. Volunteers are needed. This is a call for programs and speakers. Volunteers for work or as a speaker should contact David Forbes at KC5UYR@compuserve.com .

The Cowtown Hamfest is open to everyone. It will have something for all. Those who are ham radio operators, present and past, are encouraged to attend. In past years, the response has been overwhelming. The radio club expects no less this year. There is no better time to find friends new and old. The best part of a hamfest is visiting with your friends and finding out what has been happening to them in their lives.

The website is located at www.cowtownhamfest.com and personal contact, David Forbes, KC5UYR, KC5UYR@compuserve.com or email, info@cowtownhamfest.com

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Field Day 2016 Pictures

We have a number of pictures from Greg KG5JKF taken at the 2016 ARRL Field Day event. They are available via this link   FD2016_Pictures

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New “How Do I ???” pages

We have added several new “How Do I ???” pages to the site. Take a minute to run thru them and see what you think.   If there are other topics you would like to see in this section please use the CONTACT US form and let us know.

We are always looking for ways to help you learn about Amateur Radio!

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Locate a repeater

2m_repeaterWe now have a live link to the Texas VHF-FM Society database which has ALL of the coordinated repeaters in Texas. Please note that some repeaters are not coordinated but they are few and not usually in areas well traveled.

You can search by location, callsign, or many other ways to find a list of repeater from 6M up to almost daylight!!

Click HERE to move to the search page.

Thanks to Texas VHF-FM for sharing their site with us!

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