May 10th Meeting Moved!!!

For May only…


Next meeting is May 10th 9:55 am at:
Heritage Presbyterian Church
Fellowship Hall
5323 Bells Ferry Road
Acworth, GA 30102

Click on this link for Directions

This combined ARES and CARS meeting will be held in conjunction with the National Weather Service – Storm Spotter Class scheduled on May 10th, 2014.

The class will start at 10:00AM on Saturday, May 10th. There will be a short CARS meeting at 9:55 and we will follow the meeting with any discussions about Field Day or ARES after the class.

Now that we have a larger space we can accept additional registrations up to a maximum of 100 students. These slots are filling fast!

If you are not already confirmed in the class but you would like to attend, please email EC Bob Johnston, Class Coordinator at

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Last Meeting was – April 12, 10:00 AM

Our last meeting was Saturday, April 12, at 10:00 AM.

Frank, K4SJR provided a talk and demonstration on HT go kits. Others brought their larger go boxes for display.

Our meetings are open to all visitors – no amateur radio license is required, and you do not need to be a member to attend.

We will have a testing session at 2:00 PM for new licenses and license upgrades.

William G. Long Senior Center
223 Arnold Mill Road
Woodstock, Georgia 30188

Take Exit 8 from I-575 (Towne Lake Parkway)
From I-575S, turn left; from I-575N, turn right.
Pass through downtown Woodstock. The center is 1/2 mile past the railroad tracks on the left next to the Woodstock Fire Station.
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Congratulations to our newest hams!

We had a great group of students in our Technician Ham Cram class on February 8th!  Be sure to listen for these new KK4 operators:
Amanda Charlesworth (winner of our door prize, a Wouxun KG-UV3D Dual Band HT!)
Jon Hagler
Randall Johnson
Michael Kent
Brad Nash
Cain Reecer (who also passed his General!  Wow!)
Steve Rogers
Ron Willaims

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The 145.270 club repeater is a Kenwood TKR750, located on Pine Log Mountain in Waleska, GA.

A few rules of operation if I may:
1. Have FUN !!
It is available for general ham use, so you may enjoy our hobby.

2. Be Social.
Please no excessive kerchunking. If you’re going take the time to key up, go ahead and throw your call out there. Don’t be shy. The whole purpose of the repeater is for communication.

3. Follow Part97 rules.
By doing so, we can be sure this machine is always available for use.

4. Watch your transmit time.
Please don’t force the time out timer. By watching your transmit time and allowing pauses between transmissions, you can allow anyone with an emergency to break in.

5. Please give priority to emergency traffic and scheduled nets.
Net control stations do not like to interrupt an ongoing QSO for a scheduled net. It makes them feel awkward. When a net is about to occur, stick around for the net. We’d love for you to check in with us. You can continue your QSO when the net is done.

6. If you happen to notice any problems with the repeater, please notify kg4vub as soon as possible via email.



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