Tag Archives: 2017

Call for 2017 Tech Talks

With the busy month of January being over with (holidays, Skywarn and Tarrant RACES training complete), we can now refocus on our planned club activities. One of the popular events we do, and would like to do more often, are Tech Talks. We traditionally do our Tech Talk Series on the first Saturday of the month, but are flexible.

Tech Talk subjects can range from discussions on operating digital, to how to build antennas, to EmComm operations. This is a call out to anyone, club member or not, that would like have an opportunity to teach a subject, please let us know. They are fun and your audience usually like having the chance to learn a new subject.

You can email us using the Contact page. Just select “Tech Talks” from the drop down. We hope to hear from you.

February 2017 Technician Class Licensing Course

The Hurst Amateur Radio Club will be offering a free FCC licensing class during the 2nd and 3rd weeks of February 2017. If you are looking to get started with amateur radio, this is a great way to do it.

This instructor-led class will take place on Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm during both weeks . An optional licensing test session will be offered during the last class and will cost $15 payable to the VEC.

The recommended study manual is the Gordon West 2014-2018 Technician Class Book available from a number of online and local booksellers or directly from W5YI (purchase online, but available for pickup locally). Please purchase ASAP for use with the Please purchase ASAP for use with the pre-class study worksheet (follow link to print). We ask that you come to the first day of class with the worksheet completed so we know what material to emphasize.

Please register for this class here

Seats are limited to 20, so get in while you can.

2017 Club Events and Activities

The following is our planned events for 2017. We hope to see you around.



  • February 7th, 9th, 14th, 16th
  • October 3rd, 5th, 10th, 12th


  • May 2nd, 4th, 9th, 11th


Business Meetings:

  • 1/16 – 2/20 – 3/20 – 4/17 – 5/15 – 6/19 – 7/17 – 8/21 – 9/18 – 10/16 – 11/20

Regular Board Meetings:

  • 1/10 – 2/14 – 3/14 – 4/11 – 5/9 – 6/13 – 7/11 – 8/8 – 9/12 – 10/10 – 11/14


  • Hurst RACES Spring SET: Sat March 4th


  • HurstARC Family Picnic 5/20


  • Ham-com 6/9, 6/10
  • Field Day 6/24-25


  • Hurst FD Open House 9/30?


  • Hurst RACES Fall SET 10/14
  • JOTA 10/21

November & December:

  • HurstARC “Open House” New Ham Workshop 11/11
  • Tech Talk: Mall Watch 2017, 11/18
  • NE Mall Watch: Start Fri 11/24, 25, 26; 12/2, 3; 12/9, 10; 12/16, 17; 12/23, 24.
  • HurstARC Christmas Party 12/12

Keep up with all of our events by subscribing to our club calendar.