Welcome to the DFMA
4/07 DFMA Meeting, 147.225&140.450 repeaters, 7pm
4/13 OCRA Meeting, 442.150 repeater, 7pm
4/21 DFMA Board Meeting, (remote), 7pm
4/28 Durham C Auxcomms, canceled
5/05 DFMA Meeting, 147.225&140.450 repeaters, 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 engage in all aspects 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.
April 7 Program: DFMA Meeting on the Air
What's going on with DFMA events? Until outbreak conditions improve,
the DFMA will not be having in-person meetings. Fortunately, our hobby
supports communicating from a distance. Instead of our usual monthly
meeting at Bullock's, we'll have a special net. The net will be at 7pm
on April 7th, our usual meeting time, on the linked 145.45- and 147.225+
repeaters (both have a PL tone of 82.5). You can also check-in over the
Internet via Echolink/SVXLink to the WR4AGC-R node. The format of the net
will be check-ins (in place of our usual introductions), officer reports
(including a special discussion about DurHamFest), and a rag chew round
Jack, KM4MBG, 4/3/20
Joseph P. Fields, KF4QYY, sk
Image courtesy of
Holloway Memorial Funeral Home
6/28/57 - 11/20/19
Joseph, KF4QYY, passed away on 11/29/2019 at the age of 62. He grew up in Durham, earned a law degree and worked as a tax consultant. Joseph first became a ham in 1997 and held a General class license. He was a DFMA member from 1997 to 2008 and served as DurHamFest chair for several years. He frequented the DFMA repeaters and was a regular on the DFMA Thursday Night Net. He will be fondly remembered for his upbeat presence on the air.
Dee, KU4GC, 2/26/20
February 4 Program: Software Defined Radios
Jack Hill, KM4MBG
will be talking about software defined radios. Join the crowd for this
timely topic as well as
some good food and excellent company.
Dee, KU4GC; 2/1/20
SAVE the DATE: DurHanFest 2020 to be on May 30
DurHamFest will be a week later this year. For many years it was held
on Memorial Day Weekend. A new policy of the Durham Public School system
forbids the rental of the facility on holiday weekends. This is to make
sure that DPS employees are not pressured to give up an extended weekend
to work to open the facility.
The facilities coordinator asked if we would like to try for the weekend
before or the weekend after Memorial Day. Since we did not want to
compete with the
Dayton hamfest, we requested the weekend after. Today our application was
More on DurHamFest soon.
Dee, KU4GC; 1/7/20
January 7 Program: Show and Tell
Here's a chance to show off your Christmas gift. Or maybe there's
something else of interest to share.
Tuesday we will have the always fun and informative Show and
Tell. Plan on spending about 5 minutes
talking about it.
Dee, KU4GC; 1/5/20
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