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Durham FM Association

POBox 2411 - Durham, NC 27715


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Upcoming Events
11/21 DFMA Board Meeting, NC4CD Office, 7:00pm
12/05 DFMA Christmas Party, Bullock’s BBQ, 6:00pm
12/09 VE Test Session, Orange County EOC, 10:00am
12/11 OCRA Christmas Dinner, Exchange Club, 6:00pm
01/02 DFMA Meeting, Bullock’s BBQ, 6:00pm
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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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Current News

December 5 Program: DFMA Christmas Party

DFMA 2016 Christmas Party

We are continuing a tradition of having the DFMA pick up the tab for members at our December Christmas Dinner Meeting. The festivities will be at Bullock's Barbecue Restaurant in Durham starting at 6:00 p.m. You will be able to order from the menu. Members can bring one guest — bring your spouse or friend!

This is our Christmas Meeting — In that tradition you may (optionally):

  • Bring a Christmas gift to be distributed to needy children through Toys for Tots. If wrapped, mark gender and age range on the outside. If not wrapped, that's fine too. If you have one — a gift bag would work too.
  • Make a donation. The Club will make its annual Christmas gift, splitting it between the Food Bank of North Carolina and the Durham Rescue Mission. We will be passing the "hat" for personal contributions. Cash contributions will also be split between the two organizations.

In past years some people have dropped a check in the hat. You can make it out to any charity you like. We can forward it and the cancelled check can be handy at tax time.

But, if you are not in a position to donate anything this year, please come anyway. Or if you are making a special effort through your church or at the office, don’t feel pressured to do more than you really should. Your presence at this dinner is a gift to all of us.

Since this is our annual Christmas Party we won’t have a program as usual. However, we will continue the fun tradition of soliciting “Ham New Year’s Resolutions.” Please join us for some wonderful holiday fellowship.

- Dee, KU4GC 11/15/17

Supporting the Bouvet Island DXpedition

At recent DFMA, OCRA board & club meetings, interest has been expressed by members to provide some level of contribution toward the upcoming Bouvet Island DXpedition planned for early next year. The budget for this DXpedition is three quarters of a million dollars. Participants must each contribute $17,000 or their own money. There have been many contributions, corporate sponsors, etc., but they are still approximately $100,000 short of their funding goal.

The Durham FM Association and Orange County Radio Amateur clubs will facilitate member donations and provide a matching contribution up to a maximum total of $200 from each club. Club treasurers will forward member and matching donations to the Bouvet Island effort.

To make a donation through the DFMA to the Bouvet Island Expedition

Give a check to the DFMA Treasurer or send a check indicating a donation for the Bouvet Expedition to the following address:
Bouvet Island Expedition Donation
c/o Durham FM Association
P.O. Box 2411
Durham, NC 27715

To make a donation through OCRA to the Bouvet Island Expedition

Present to the OCRA Treasurer or send a check indicating a donation for the Bouvet Expedition to the following address:
Bouvet Island Expedition Donation
c/o Orange County Radio Amateurs, Inc
P.O. Box 295
Carrboro, NC 27510


Donation to OCRA by Credit Card or PayPal can be made by going to the OCRA website, NCOCRA.org and using
its link to PayPal.

Donations by members should be completed by December 11th.

73, Dan, KR4UB 11/18/17

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