Welcome to the DFMA
6/19 DFMA Board Meeting, NC4CD Office, 7pm
6/22 Field Day Setup 8am-6pm
6/22 Field Day Pot Luck Dinner 6pm
6/23-24 Field Day Operation (2pm Sat – 2pm Sun)
7/09 OCRA Meeting, Bahai Center, Efland, 7pm
7/17!!! DFMA Meeting, Bullock’s BBQ, 6pm
Press the [DFMA Calendar] button for more info
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.
Field Day is Almost Here
It is less than a week for Field Day setup to begin. Press the Field Day
"button" on the left for the latest information.
Field Day is an excellent opportunity for newcomers to learn both
under less than optimal conditions. Since there is plenty of supervsions,
even hams with only a tech license, or prospective hams may operate.
It is also
an excellent opportunity to get to know your fellow hams a little better.
There's little more rewarding than working with otheres to achieve common
goals. Even if you have only limited time, it is worth dropping by to see
what is going one. Join us!
Dee, KU4GC; 6/15/18
OCRA/DFMA Field Day Saturday 5pm Dinner & Sunday Breakfast Meal Attendees Requested to Prepay to Keep Costs Low
From last year’s Field Day and member discussion at club meetings, planning for the Field Day meals is one of the more challenging activities in terms of knowing how many will be at the meals and ensuring the right amount of food is purchased.
The festive DFMA/OCRA BBQ Potluck, hosted by Wilson and a small group of helpers is still on and still FREE. John Boone will be soliciting registration and potluck contributions as last year, so please sign up to join us and bring a tasty salad, vegetable, or dessert.
For the June 23 Saturday 5PM Dinner & June 24 Sunday Breakfast…
For this year’s 2018 Field Day, OCRA and DFMA are asking attendees to
prepay (the same price as always, $5.00 for each meal) at the Field
Day June 23, Saturday 5 PM Dinner and June 24 Sunday Breakfast
in order to have an accurate count. This will help keep the cost low and
avoid the clubs losing significant money or, asking members who do show up
to pay a higher amount to cover those who do not. These payments also go
to fund the availability of free bottled water during the Friday set up day.
Prepayment authorizes the club to buy food on your behalf and can be
by cash or check payment at your convenience as described below.
Vegetarian meals can be requested. PayPal costs for many small
payments is excessive and precludes use of that feature. Based
on the food purchase date, meal orders must be received by OCRA
by June 18th. If you pay, and later must cancel due to
unforeseen circumstances, send an email to
prior to the June 19th food order date, and your payment will
be refunded or, you can use it as a tax-deductible donation to
the club, or to extend your membership.
Making PrePay Easy
- Using checks, or cash in an envelope as annotated below will help with record keeping (and refunds for timely cancellations). Checks and cash will be held and not deposited until food purchase. Cancellations received before food purchase will be refunded.
- In addition to opportunities to pre pay by mail or at
upcoming club meetings, the following OCRA/DFMA
contacts at the Saturday morning breakfast locations
below will accept your payment:
- Each Saturday Ham Breakfast – June 2, 9, 16
- Egg & I Chapel Hill on NC 54 East – Dan, KR4UB or M.K. W4MKR
- Virlies Pittsboro John, KX4P
- BoJangles at Hillsborough – Mike, KK4BPH
- DFMA Club Meeting June 5, (M.K. W4MKR)
- OCRA Meeting June 11 (Dan, KR4UB)
Checks or cash in envelopes marked with the same information shown on the
check below will help with record keeping e.g. name, callsign, number
attending dinner and breakfast meals, and preference for veggie meals.
Checking Receipt of your Meal Sign up Status
As prepay checks and cash are received as described above, the OCRA website page at this link will be frequently updated Field Day Meal Sign up Status
Thanks in advance for helping this part of Field Day to be a success!
Taken for NCOCRA.org; posted there by Dan, KR4UB; 6/4/18
Find earlier news by pressing the [DFMA News] button at the left