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

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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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Treasurer’s Report – April 2015

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TARCFest – April 18, 2015

Coming on Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM!  Admission is only $4.00.

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TARCNet Schedule


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Testing at the Clubhouse – Thursday, 03/26/15

There will be testing this Thursday evening (3/26) at the TARC clubhouse.  Tech, General, and Extra extra exams will all be available.  Testing starts at about 7pm.  No appointment necessary.  Good luck to all.

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