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Virtual DCARC General Meeting via Zoom – April 8

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In an effort to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, Douglas County Health Officer Dr. Thomas Marcellino issued a “Stay at Home” order on March 22. The order remains in effect until April 23, unless otherwise amended. Douglas County officials earlier restricted public access to all Douglas County buildings, effective March 19, until further notice and prohibited public gatherings in the county of more than 10 people.

The DCARC General Meeting on April 8, 2020, will be conducted virtually via Zoom. The Zoom platform will allow members to very easily participate over various platforms, including web-browser, smartphone or dial-in. We would like to make sure everyone join can the meeting, but for security, please e-mail info@w0uk.com to sign up for the meeting.

While normal lines of communication are not expected to be affected during this pandemic, there is always the possibility that assistance by ham radio operators may be needed. This is a good opportunity to check your gear to ensure that you are ready just in case.

Be sure to review all KDHE and Douglas County guidelines.

DCARC General Meeting – Wednesday, Mar. 11

The next general meeting of the Douglas County Amateur Radio Club will be tomorrow evening, Wednesday, Mar. 11. Flory Hall doors should open at around 6:15 p.m. to socialize. Feel free to bring your gear or projects to show off to the group. We’ll have a presentation about Douglas County ARES by Kevin – KSØEGL, at 7:00 p.m., and the general meeting will be held shortly thereafter.

Directions to the meeting location.

DCARC General Meeting – Feb. 12, 2020

Please join the Douglas County Amateur Radio Club for our monthly meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 12, at Flory Meeting Hall on the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2120 Harper Street, in Lawrence. Our program this month will be presented by Jillian Rodrigue -KDØEGC – from Douglas County Emergency Management. Doors will open shortly after 6:00 p.m. for a casual social gathering (eye-ball QSO). Feel free to bring your projects and gear to show off before the formal program. During the Jan. 2020 meeting, the membership voted to move the presentation to 7:00 p.m., which will be followed by a short break and then a short business meeting thereafter. All are welcome. We look forward to seeing you.

January 2020 General Meeting Minutes

WØUK Winter Field Day – Jan. 25

Winter Scene in KansasThe Douglas County Amateur Radio Club plans to operate as WØUK during Winter Field Day, Jan. 25. The club will operate from the home station of club president, David Klamet, WØFEY. Several radios and antennas will be available. Sponsored by the Winter Field Day Association (WFDA), this annual event’s stated purpose is to encourage emergency operating preparedness in the winter. According to the WFDA, getting ready for emergency communication in a winter environment is just as important as the preparations and practice that take place each June during ARRL Field Day. The rules are similar to those for ARRL Field Day, except all amateur radio operators around the world are allowed to participate, not just North America. For additional information, please e-mail info@w0uk.com.