TARC Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Totah Amateur Radio Club will be Thursday January 11, 2018 at 7:30pm.

Please join us at Farmington Fire Station #6, 3100 W. Main St.

 

All are welcome, see you there!

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Ham License Testing

HAM LICENSE TEST

January 13, 2018

9:30 AM

NOTE: Examinees may arrive between 9:00AM and 9:30AM.

Sycamore Park Community Center
1051 Sycamore Street
Farmington, NM.  87401

505-566-2480

LAT/LON: 36° 42′ 52″ N, 108° 11′ 35″ W

 

What to bring:

  • Pencil
  • Pen (yes, both pen and pencil)
  • Picture ID
  • (If you are upgrading) copy of your existing license
  • $15.00 cash or check
  • Calculator (optional)

 

TEST SESSION COORDINATOR:

Contact Doug Troxel at 505-860-6836 for more information.

 

 

The test information is subject to change, please check the website for any updates the night before the test, or contact the test coordinator.

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TARC Meeting Minutes for November 9, 2017

Totah Amateur Radio Club
Meeting Minutes
November 9, 2017
Club Officers
President Dave K5AVO
Vice President Bill KK5ZH
Secretary Don KJ5GQ
Treasurer Bobbie N5XDQ
Trustees

Doug NQ5G 3yrs remaining
Paul NM5PH 2yrs remaining
Paul KE5FBN 1yrs remaining

NEXT MEETING OF THE TARC IS December 14, 2017 At Fire
Station #6 on the west end of Farmington NM on the South side of
Main Street (US 64)
Meetings are held the second Thursday of the month at 7:30pm of most months at the
Farmington Fire Station #6 on the west end of Farmington NM on the South side of Main
Street (US 64).
The meeting was called to order by Dave, K5AVO, at 19:30.
There were 15 attendees.
Treasurer’s Report
The Treasurer’s report for was read by Bobbie N5XDQ . October 2017 Beginning Balance
$3349.34, Income, Interest $0.02, Expense $0.00 Ending Balance $3349.36 Motion to accept
Treasurer’s Report made by Paul NM5PH, Seconded by Ryan KG5RGN, Motion Passed.
Secretary’s Report
Motion to accept the Minutes as published (with a few minor corrections pointed out) Made by
Doug NQ5G, Seconded by Lee KE5MPD, Motion passed

Old Business
Highway Clean was completed after being canceled once. 8 volunteers, collected 12 bags of
trash. They had good weather.
The next Highway clean up will be in the spring around the Spring Time Change.
Repeater Group reported that they had been able to get the BLM to agree to go look at the site.

New Business
We received the Club Insurance Bill from Mercer. Motion to Pay Mercer $320.00 for the next
year’s Club Insurance was made by Doug NQ5G, Seconded by Bill KK5ZH
Betty had name badges made, amounted to $30.00 Motion to reimburse Betty for the cost of the
badges made by Bobbie N5XDQ, Second by Bill KK5ZH Motion Passed
Christmas Pot Luck lunch was set to be held North Side Chruch of Christ 10:00am to 1:00pm
Eat when Bobbie gets there (11:30am) Dave will check with the Church to see if we can get
December 16th

Stay tuned in case there is (and there was) a change.
NOTE: There was a change the Church was not available except 2nd

of December and the

Pot Luck was head then… don’t show up December 16th
Doug and Betty’s New Years Brunch will be held on January 6, 2018. This is a pot luck brunch,
bring some thing to share with the group sit, talk and eat. This is also a good time to catch the
Treasurer and pay your yearly dues.
The meeting on December 14, 2017 will be election time again come and vote for the Club
officers. Volunteer to run for and office if you like.
A discussion about whether to continue to use Johnathan’s stite to host the Club Web Site or
find another site. Motion to continue to have Johnathan the site was made, Devin KD5NMX,
Seconded by Paul NM5PH, Motion passed.
It was presented to add the Club Constitution and By Laws to the website. Also update the club
application and VE exam information on the website. Devin KD5NMX said he would work on
getting these things done.
The Next VE Test Session will be held at Sycamore Park Community Center. Motion made to
let Doug NQ5G sign the contract with the city to use the room, it is no cost: made by Bobbie
N5XDQ, and Seconded by Bill KK5ZH, motion passed.
The next VE TEST SESSION will be January 13, 2018 at the Sycamore Park Community
Center 1051 Sycamore Street, Farmington NM 87401
LAT/LOn Lat: 36-42-52N Lon: 108-11-35W
Test time:9:30am
Examines may arrive between 9am and 9:30am
Test session Coordinator: Doug Troxel 505-860-6836
Two applications for Club Membership presented to be voted on at the next meeting:
Scott Teague, KG5VBX
Michael “Mike” Rogers, N7AZA
Motion to adjourn made Passed 20:33
Reminders
Join us for an informal breakfast gathering at Los Hermanitos Restaurant East in the
Middle Fork Square on East Main St. at 7:30 am on Saturdays. Anyone interested in Ham
Radio is welcome to come eat, chat and get to know us.
The group of us HAMs that are interested in putting a repeater met and officially formed an
organization to do so, we are now the Totah Amateur Radio Repeater Association (TARPA) and
at this time we have submit the Application to the BLM for our repeater site. It currently is up
and running at Doug NQ5G’s QTH it is 147.18 +600 and a 100HZ tone. You are more than

welcome to try it out if you can hit it. We want to have some test time on it before we get it move
to the permanent location. So play with it!

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Meeting Minutes–October 12, 2017

TARC MINUTES
October 12, 2017
Meeting was called to order by Vice Pres. Bill Welch at 7:30 pm. with
11 members & guests present.
2 guests were Mike Rogers N7AZA & Peg Katirges.
Treasurers Report was presented by Bobbie McGraw showing a beginning
balance of $3334.29, one paid membership $15.00 and interest .05 with an
ending balance of $3349.34.
Doug Troxel moved to accept the report; 2nd by Paul Hecht & passed.
Minutes as written: Bobbie moved to accept; 2nd by Tom Harper & passed.
Highway Cleanup on Oct 7 was cancelled due to inclement weather. It was suggested to try again for a cleanup on Oct. 28.
Road Apple: Bobbie reported that the 146.74 repeater wasn’t working properly causing a few problems, otherwise everything went well.
Was announced that Soccoro Hamfest will be held on Oct. 21.
Devin Neeley KD5NMX has expressed that he would gladly help out with the Club Website. Doug said he would contact Jonathon Hottel on how to transfer the website to the club.
Motion to adjourn the meeting made by Devin KD5NMX, 2nd by Sterg Katirges WA5K and passed.
Next meeting will November 9 at 7:30pm.
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Tarc Meeting Minutes April 14, 2016

Totah Amateur Radio Club

Meeting Minutes

April 14, 2016

Club Officers

President Dave KE7ILU

Vice President Bill KK5ZH

Secretary Don KJ5GQ

Treasurer Bobby N5XDQ

Trustees

Paul NM5PH 3yrs remaining

Paul KE5FBN 2yrs remaining

Doug NQ5G 1yrs remaining

NEXT MEETING OF THE TARC IS May 12, 2016

Meetings are held the second Thursday of most months at the Farmington Fire Station #6 on the west end of Farmington NM on the South side of Main Street (US 64).

The meeting was called to order by Dave Jordan, K5AVO, at 19:30.

There were 13 attendees.

Treasurer’s Report

March 2016, Read by Bobbie N5XDQ. Beginning Balance, $3378.62 Income, 1 dues paid, 15.00, Interest: March, $0.02 Expenses, $130.00 US Postal Service Box Rental, Ending Balance,$3263.64. Motion to accept as read by Bill KK5ZH, seconded by Doug NQ5G, Motion passed.

Secretary’s Report

The minutes of the March meeting were emailed to members that the Secretary has email address for and posted to the web site, motion to accept the minutes as posted by Bobbie K5XDQ, seconded, by Bill KK5ZH, motion passed.

Old Business

Welcomed the 3 New Members to the club.

Ham Radio VE Test Secession April 16, 2016 in Durango.

Field day Undecided for location most like the Mancos CO location. Rumor has it that Durango Club is getting t-shirts made $15.00. Field Day June, 25-26 noon to noon.

National Parks on the Air is going on in honor of the National Parks 100th anniversary. You can find information ARRO NPOTA, runs throughout the year. Dave is wanting to coordinate a weekend where we all go to the different National Park/Monuments in the 4 Corners area and active these parks. If you are interested in camping out at one of the area sites for the weekend and want to do Ham Radio get with Dave K5AVO to set a weekend for doing this.

Boy Scout Jamboree on the air (JOTA). The local Boy Scout District has decided to hold their Fall Camporee this weekend in order to participate in the JOTA. The Official Dates for this year’s JOTA is October 14, 15, 16, 2016. Dave K5AVO and Gary K5RIZ are willing to be coordinators for this event so if you are interested in helping with this event contact Dave or Gary. If you want to know more about what the JOTA is there are websites for the BSA and ARRL about it.

The club held the cleanup of our sponsored Mile on the La Plata Highway April 2, 2016, We had 10 Volunteers. A local lady stopped and ask how she could be involved Bobbie has her number and will call her when we plan the next clean up in the fall.

Ham hwy cleanup 002

The Road Apple Rally bike race will be held October 1, 2016 We help with monitoring the race at various locations to aid getting safety personnel to help if needed. Bobbie will start lining up volunteers.

No update on the Hart Canyon/Alien Race.

New Business

The Corporation Fee is due for the year. Motion to pay the Fee made by Bill KK5ZH, Seconded by Doug NQ5G, Motion passed the Secretary will handle it as he did it last year.

Saturday May 1st any one interested in help or learning about building Band pass filters for Field Day can meet at Doug’s NQ5G house to help build some at 1pm.

Sarah KB5SPX donated a Field Day tee shirt for door Prize, it was won by Linda H.

There were 3 of the club vest available for members. 2 were returned from old club members and one we have had.

Motion to adjourn made by Bill KK5ZH, second by Doug NQ5G, Meeting

Adjourned 20:30

Reminders

Join us for an informal breakfast gathering at Los Hermanitos Restaurant East in the Middle Fork Square on East Main St. at 7:30 am on Saturdays. Anyone interested in Ham Radio is welcome to come eat, chat and get to know us.

Some thing of Interest

Socorro Amateur Radio Association Tailgate and Family Camp Out

San Antonio Park, San Antonio NM

Friday May 13 Noon to Sunday May 15 Noon

Event will be held regardless of weather

No Reserved places, just arrive and set up

Donations Accepted

Door Prizes awarded at 13:00 Saturday

Contact Jim Boswell 505-412-3732

Porta-potties on site

Tent Campers welcome

Rv campers welcome

No water, no waste dumps, not electric hook ups

Families

There are slides, swings, monkey bars

Shade Trees and some picnic tables

Fire Restrictions may be in effect

Directions: Take I-25 to exit # 139 Drive 1/4mile toward town.

Park is on the right (South) side of the road.

Talk in repeater 146.68, 100 tone

GPS coordinates: 33.9165 106.8739

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