Welcome to the DFMA
5/21 DFMA Board Meeting, NC4CD office, 7pm
5/24 DurHamFest, Setup, DPS Staff Dev Ctr, 6pm-8pm
5/25 DurHamFest, DPS Staff Dev Ctr, 8:30am-12:30pm
5/28 DC Auxcomm Meeting, Durham EOC, 7pm
6/04 DFMA Meeting, Bullock’s BBQ, 6pm
6/08 VE Testing Session, Efland Bahai Ctr, 10am
6/10 OCRA Meeting, Efland Bahai Ctr, 7pm
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The DFMA is an amateur radio club centered in Durham, NC, with members
from all over the Research Triangle Area. We support an excellent set of
repeaters but members enagage in all aspectus of ham radio. We meet
monthly on the first Tuesday of the month at
at 6pm for dinner with a program beginning at 7pm. The meetings
are open to all with an interest in Ham Radio.
Click on the "buttons" at the left for additional information on the
related web pages.
DurHamFest 2019 is Almost Here!
Hamfest Saturday (and before that Friday) is later this week. This year's DurhamFest will again be at the Durham Public Schools Staff Development Center. (See detailed instructions by pressing on the DurHamFest button on the left.) We can still use more help.
There is still time to let Jack, KM4MBG, our Hamfest Chair, know that you are ready to sign up for specific tasks. Specific areas that can always use more help are: Parking, Food Sales, Club Table and Talk-In. You can mail Jack at durhamfest at km4mbg dot org to let him know you will be helping.
If you can not make a fixed time commitment, you can still just show up and help. Key times will be assisting with Friday evening setup from 6pm to 8pm. Then Saturday at 7am we’ll do final setup and, where needed, help vendors move in as well. During the event, you can help out where needed. Someone may need to take a break at would be thankful for even brief relief. Then at 12:30pm we’ll shut down and many hands will make the work go faster and seem much lighter.
And, even if you can’t find time to help, do drop in. Buy something. Say hello to some old friends and make some new ones. Have a free cup of coffee. Don’t miss our super hamburgers and hot dogs. Everyone can use a good lunch. We hope we'll see you there!
Dee, KU4GC 5/20/19
ps: The 2019 DFMA Directory & Repeater Guide will be available to pick up at the ticket table for DFMA members whose dues are current. Ask for your copy. (You can also renew your membership there if you forgot that earlier.)
May 7 Program: DurHamFest & Workings of the DFMA
At the meeting I'll cover the logistics and how you can help for DurHamFest.
While we do great work that weekend, there is also work that goes on behind
the scenes for much of the year. I'll shed light on that work and talk about
what I have learned running DurHamFest for the past three years.
Since I started working on DurHamFest, I've also learned about the other
work that needs to happen to keep the club running smoothly. I'll talk
about that work as well. It ranges from getting miscellaneous equipment
cataloged and ready to sell at the club table to the duties of named
officers such as treasurer and, or course, vice president.
After the meeting, I hope that your fondness for the club will grow as
your knowledge about it increases, and you will appreciate the value we
are creating by doing things together.
73 Jack Hill, KM4MBG, 5/1/19
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