Program Night – Radio Astronomy – Monday, May 21st, 2018

Join us on Monday, May 21st. at 7:30 PM when Dennis Farr, a member of the Society of Amateur Radio Astronomers (SARA) will discuss radio astronomy.

Dennis has been active in astronomy for over 10 years and is past president of the MARS astronomy club in Tampa.

He combines his other interest in amateur radio with his interest in Radio Astronomy. He is currently Treasurer of the Society of Amateur Radio Astronomers (SARA) and recently attended their annual conference at the Green Bank Telescope.

As always, the location is at the TARC clubhouse, 7801 N. 22nd St., Tampa, FL 33610

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Treasurer’s Report – May 2018


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Program Tonight at TARC: 6-Meters the Magic Band

6 meters. The magic band.

Tonight at TARC, we will have a presentation by Lee, KX4TT on how, why and when we have summer band openings to play with on this band and what we can expect from the unexpected magic band.

The program begins at 7:30pm at 7801 North 22nd Street at the TARC Clubhouse. All are welcome.

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Treasurer’s Report – April 2018


Please remember to pay your dues. If you haven’t, your membership will expire at midnight tonight. You can renew at

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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


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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
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 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

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:

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Treasurer’s Report – February 2018


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