April Hamfest – TARCFest XLI

It’s Hamfest Time again! TARCFest XLI will be here April 14th. Grab your tax refund, stash of cash, and loose change out of your the sofa and come down to the Tampa Amateur Radio Club to find some bargains. It’s 8 AM to 1 PM, with both Foxhunting and W5YI VE Test Sessions after the hamfest. Food will be available for a reasonable price, and admission is only $4. Tailgating is an additional $3, and indoor tables are available for $15 (must arrange in advance).

Are you interested in getting licensed or just curious about Amateur Radio?? Come to the hamfest and talk to us! We can help you get licensed and would be delighted to meet you and answer any questions. Our flyer has all the info you will need to find us: April 14 Hamfest Info . 

See you there & 73 de Lee KX4TT






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Treasurer’s Report – March 2018


Please don’t forget to renew your dues if you haven’t already.

You can renew online at www.hamclub.org


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Don’t Forget to Renew Your TARC Membership

If you have not yet renewed your dues, or if you are considering joining, don’t forget that April 1 starts/renews our membership year. You can renew online at www.hamclub.org
or the old fashion way cash or check at the club. You can also mail your payment to:

TARC, PO Box 11933, Tampa, FL 33680

We have three levels of membership open to hams who are non-student, full time residents:

Annual Membership $is 35/year. Full Membership privileges including full access to Remote HF station via the internet.

Platinum Membership is a one-time payment of $200 plus annual dues. It includes Regular Membership privileges plus keys, alarm code for 24/7 access and full use of the IC-7700, purchased for Platinum Members by Platinum Members. A one-time payment is required and dues must be kept current.

Life Membership is a one-time payment of $700 (20x current dues rate of $35) and your membership is good for life. Platinum Membership benefits are extra.

If you are a seasonal (6 month or less resident) or a student (age 25 or younger) you receive 50% Off annual membership as do other residents of the same household of the General Member.

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Upcoming Hamfests

We have some hamfests for March in the West Central Florida.

3 March 2018 – ZAARC Hamfest  in Zephyrhills, FL. New location for this year: St. Elizabeth Episcopal Church, 5855 16th Street, Zephyrhills, FL 33539. See website at http://www.zaarc.org for details.

17 March 2018 – Gulf Coast ARC Hamfest in New Port Richey, FL. Location: Millennium Academy, 10005 Ridge Road, New Port Richey, FL 34652. Website is http://gulfcoastarc.org

There is the upcoming TARCFest XLI in April, so don’t spend all your disposable income in March!!!

73 et CUL de Lee KX4TT



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TARCFeast Orlando Hamcation Dinner – Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 5:30 PM

If you’re attending the Orlando Hamcation next weekend, please join us for TARCFeast at 5:30 PM on Saturday evening,  February 10, 2018. The TARCFeast dining festivities will take place at:

Texas Roadhouse
1150 Blackwood Avenue
Ocoee, Florida
Phone (407) 253-4224

Great food priced reasonably and on the way back to Tampa for most folks that are headed home.

Please RSVP to Biff Craine, K4LAW, if you would like to attend: biff@petittworrell.com

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Treasurer’s Report – February 2018


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2017 Comes to an End

Hello all and Happy New Year.

Just a few reminders as we enter the new year. First, January will be a very busy month around the Club and I wanted to post reminders for all the goings on so you can join us.

Our January General Membership Meeting will be held on the second Monday this month since the first Monday falls on New Year’s Day. The January business meeting will be on January 8 at 7:30pm. All are welcome.

On January 4, the Morse Code class begins at 6:30pm. Our first four classes will be held at the PSOC on Columbus. Classes will continue January 18th, January 25th and February 1st. The final 2 classes will be held at the clubhouse and will be coached, on air CW QSOs with random hams throughout the country. The last two classes will be February 15th and 22nd at 6:30pm at the clubhouse.

On January 13th, TARCFest will be held at the Clubhouse, 7am set up, 8am open. Food, fun and fabulous deals

Our January program will be Monday January 15th at 7:30pm featuring Yaesu corporate representatives visiting our club for the first time to present a program on Yaesu System Fusion, the Yaesu sponsored digital mode. TARC has supported the mode by having a DRX-1 repeater in Fusion mode at 444.750, as well as a Fusion Node (N4TP-ND at 147.570) that can be used for linking to the Fusion system making possible QSOs around the world possible through the Fusion system. This will great program and those in attendance will get Free Pizza and drinks prior to the presentation. Club members throughout the entire WCF are invited.

Biff Craine, K4LAW

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Upcoming Tech and General Classes

Good evening everybody. Hillsborough County ARES/RACES is proud to announce new Technician and General classes. Both classes take 2 full Saturdays. They’ll start on January 20 and finish on February 3rd. The cost is $40 which covers both your study guide and the exam fees.

If you are interested, or know somebody who is, please register on our website at www.hillsboroughares.org

Jon Rubin
Emergency Coordinator
Hillsborough County ARES/RACES

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Treasurer’s Report – January 2018

Happy New Year!


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TARCFest XL – Snowbird Edition – Saturday, January 13, 2018

Click here for a downloadable flyer

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