Saturday GROUP

The Saturday GROUP is all about getting together for show-and-tell, amateur radio projects, equipment help, and sometimes just telling stories. The GROUP is very friendly and welcomes all newcomers with an interest in amateur radio and related technology.

Note: The meeting place is in a secured area and visitors need to be escorted. Contact W5HRC on the 442.850Mhz (PL 110.9hz) KM5HT repeater for access or call 817-788-7379 from a cell phone. Do not use the lobby phone as it goes directly to 911.

Morse Code Practice

Always wanted to learn Morse code? Not sure how to get started? Need a little more motivation to practice?  Want to Turn your No Code into Know Code? Come and join us for a weekly dive into the world of dits and dahs.

Nick (KA5TVI) and others will lead practice sessions and will share experiences with learning and communicating with Morse code. 

You will not be able to learn code solely by attending class. Learning code takes a daily commitment to retain and expand on what you’ve learned.

Note: The meeting place is in a secured area and visitors need to be escorted. Contact W5HRC on the 147.100Mhz (PL 110.9hz) repeater for access or call 817-788-7379 from a cell phone. Do not use the lobby phone as it goes directly to 911.

Please make an effort to arrive 15 minutes before the meeting starts to allow everyone to be escorted and the meeting can begin on time. Thanks!

Transitioning to the New

Hurst Amateur Radio Club recently did our annual board member elections. As your new President, I would like to say on behalf of the membership of HARC, Thank You, to the outgoing Executive and Board members. The club is in a good position thanks to them.

You new board is ready to serve the members of our club. A few things have changed so far. The club website has been moved to a new web host, email systems have been moved also, and the site has undergone a scrub and wash just to ensure it is running as smoothly as possible.. Some of the data has been deduplicated or purged due to non-use or age. We now have a monthly Minutes page found under About > Minutes for all to download the previous months business meeting minutes.

A broken Facebook plugin was preventing everyone from easily getting to club photos. It has been removed and the Photos page has been updated so that all links lead to the correct place and not just dead end into a black hole. Some of the other changes to the website are almost unnoticeable such as comments will auto-close after 60 days. This is specifically a spam prevention method. The site has received a total of 130,000 comments since it was switched to this platform and 99% of these are on post older than thirty days.

The most noticeable change to the website is the newly updated header image. This was taken July, 20 2015, but it only represents a small portion of our actual membership.

We are still on Meetup. We use this as our main planning tool, but updates can and will be posted to the W5HRC website for those that want more direct information. Meetings will continue to be the third Monday of the month, and Saturday’s meetups will continue.

For our guest of the site, we hope you will come back and come visit us in person one Saturday morning or at one of our business meetings. We have our weekly net every Sunday night at 7:30 pm on our 147.100+110.9 repeater, and are throwing around the idea of maybe some club HF events or nets.

I’ll go ahead and close here. Thank you to all the members of HurstARC for entrusting the club operations to your new president, vice president and other board leadership.