Revised TARCNet Schedule

June 2………………………………………. Dan W4SDP
June 9………………………………………. Bob KK4BOT
June 16…………………………………….. Dana AK4HL
June 23…………………………………….. Paul KD4OPT
June 30…………………………………….. Mike W4AFR
July 7………………………………………… Eugene KD4UJX
July 14………………………………………. Dan W4SDP
July 21………………………………………. Dana AK4HL
July 28………………………………………..Paul KD4OPT

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Board of Directors Minutes – March 2015

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CQ Field Day! Calling CW operators

Tampa Amateur Radio Club is finalizing preparation for FD2015. We are rounding up CW operators for the 24 hour Field Day exercise. On air operations begin at 2:00 pm on Saturday, June 27 and end at 2:00 pm Sunday June 28. Work putting the stations (4 of them) on the ground and on the air begins Thursday June 25 at 8:00 pm continuing through Friday the 26 and up to the time the on air action begins.

In addition to set up and tear down help, we need CW operators who can commit to a shift at the wheel of the N4TP contest station. IF YOU WISH TO PARTICIPATE AS A CW OPERATOR REPLY TO THIS EMAIL AND I WILL HELP SCHEDULE SOME OPERATING TIME. As always, food and drink is plentiful as is fun and valuable training experience setting up ham stations in the field, powered by emergency power and staffed by the best communication first responders in the West Central Florida area.

Let me hear from you so schedules can be established for the CW part of our FD15 effort.

Click here to contact Biff Craine, K4LAW.

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NEAR-Fest at the Deerfield (NH) Fairgrounds

Several thous11174735_10153826223527538_3330621752292986636_oand radio amateurs gathered this past weekend for the New England Amateur Radio Festival (NEAR-Fest).  Held each May and October at the Deerfield, New Hampshire fairgrounds, hams traveled from around the U.S. and Canada for this New England tradition.  Warren Elly, W1GUD, was a founding member of NEAR-Fest.  His commitment to both this event, as well as the field of amateur radio, was remembered with the wearing of “Warren W1GUD/4 SK” badges. Warren’s son, Walter, KC4UCQ, was also on-hand to open the gates marking the official start of the festivities on Friday.

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Treasurer’s Report – May 2015

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Program Night – Monday, April 20 at 7:30 PM at the Clubhouse

kb4fbBe sure to join us at the clubhouse, 7801 N. 22nd St., Tampa, FL on Monday at 7:30 PM.

John, KB4FB, XU7AES, HS0ZEG, XV3FB, XW4FB will be presenting a slideshow on his trip to Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia and Thailand.

Hope to see you at the clubhouse!

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Bart Houser, AF4TK, SK

Bart Houser, AF4TK, a longtime TARC member and former Trustee of the W4DUG club call sign became a silent key on Thursday, April 9, 2015.  Please keep Crystal in your thoughts and prayers.

Services will be held on Thursday, April 16th. Visitation will begin at 10:00 AM and the memorial service will begin at 11:00 AM at:

Swilley Funeral Home
1602 West Waters Avenue
Tampa, Florida. 33604
For map or other information please see

www.swilleyfuneralhome.com

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From the New England Amateur Radio Festival (NEAR-Fest)

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Gathering After Services For W1GUD – SK

As a reminder, their will be an informal gathering of ham radio operators and others following the services for Warren Elly, W1GUD at Hao Wah Chinese restaurant at 1713 South Dale Mabry. It is a spacious restaurant that features a large buffet of Chinese cuisine as well as a menu of Chinese, Japanese and Vietnamese food should the buffet not be of interest. Nothing formal, just ham friends and family getting together. I hope to see many of you tomorrow as we bid a fond farewell to a dear friend.

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Warren Elly, W1GUD, SK

It is with a heavy warren-elly-fox-13heart and deep sadness that we lost a good friend and long time amateur radio operator, Warren Elly, W1GUD, in his battle with adrenal cancer. Warren was 64 and had been battling cancer publically through a blog called “The Way Forward”.

Warren had been a ham for around 50 years, starting in New England before Florida became his home. He was a constant source of guidance and inspiration, not only for the Tampa Amateur Radio Club, but for all amateurs in which he came in contact with.

Warren was an on air journalist at Channel 13 until his retirement nearly two years ago. Many of you knew him in both his professional life and his personal life. Warren currently served as the trustee of the W4DUG call sign for the Tampa Amateur Radio Club and had served TARC through the many years from the days on Davis Islands until his passing. He was the driving force behind the Field Day success of placing 2nd nationwide and spearheaded the antenna project at the clubhouse that brought all of us that portion of our remarkable facility. He was an avid fan of AM broadcasting, especially with his favored boat anchor equipment, yet he was in the forefront of innovation recently acquiring a Flex software defined radio.

He was survived by his remarkable wife Lona who fought by his side this awful disease, his sons and grandchildren.

Amateur radio has suffered a terrible loss.

Funeral Services:

The family will receive visitors from Noon- 2PM.  The service will begin at 2PM at Bayshore Presbyterian Church, 2515 Bayshore Blvd., Tampa, FL 33629

Coverage from Fox 13 Tampa Bay.

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