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Upcoming Events
10/20 Pot luck Hamnic at W4BOH QTH 3pm
10/21 DFMA MCU at JOTA, Rock Quarry Park, 2pm
10/23 DFMA Board Meeting-delayed 7pm, nc4cd office
11/06 DFMA Meeting, Bullock’s BBQ, 6pm
11/12 OCRA Meeting, Bahai Center, Efland, 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 Bullock's Bar-B-Cue at 6pm for dinner with a program beginning at 7pm. The meetings are open to all with an interest in Ham Radio.

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Latest News

DFMA MCU at the Jamboree on the Air - Help Needed

The DFMA will be helping a local pack of Cub Scouts participate in this year's Jamboree on the Air the afternoon of Sunday, October 21st, 2pm to 4pm. The scouts we will be hosting will be 10 year olds. The primary objective of the event will be for the scouts to talk with people (both other scouts and hams in general) whom they ordinarily wouldn't be able to.

The plan is to bring the MCU to the Rock Quarry Park, 701 Stadium Dr, Durham (near Duke General Hospital and the County Stadium). There we'll be operating HF on 20m using the MCU's Tarheel mobile HF antenna. We may also demonstrate the use of our VHf and UHF repeaters.

Who would like to help? Please let me know (email: km4mbg AT km4mbg DOT org).

73, Jack -- KM4MBG 10/16/18

Hamnic on Saturday, 10/20, 3pm--, W4BOH QTH

HAMNIC is ON for Saturday, 10/20, 3PM, 1500 hrs, at the Field Day site, 3117 Moorefields Rd., Hillsborough 27278 Fishing allowed. Swimming too, if you are hardy, small model planes and drones.

I'll have a hot grill and maybe a fire in the smoker. I'll have burgers and dogs and I heard there may be some ribs. If you don't eat oink or moo, bring what you like and finish it here, as you wish. The rest is up to YOU, so PLEASE let me know SOON how many in your party and what you want to bring. (mail to: infomet AT embarqmail DOT com or use the email reflector OCRA-DFMA AT groups DOT io ) It's possible I might suggest a change, if it looks like too many chocolate cakes.... I'll bring out plates and the FD silver, if the butler can get it polished in time... I'll get out my big coffee pot.

Beer/wine, if you want
Lettuce/tomatoes for burgers...I'll give you numbers
And feel free to remind me of what I forgot.

I know it's late, but I was pretty low with stomach/spine issues for a while, now looking better. I know some have made other plans, but I'm hoping for a good crowd. We can take a light rain, if we want to stay in the garage, but heavy rain would do us in.

SO, get those emails out and let's have some fun and many eyeball QSOs!

Wilson, W4BOH; 10/16/18

New DFMA UHF Net on the 444.1 Repeater

There will be a new rag-chew net on our TV Hill 440 repeater. It will be held on Tuesday evenings at 8pm execept when we have a DFMA membership meeting (normally the 1st Tuesday of month). Normally the net control will be J.R. (N4JQR). That's 444.100+ with PL 82.5. Join us!

J.R, N4JQR; 7/10/18

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