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Ellis County Amateur Radio Club
Current Repeater Status:
2 Meter:
Midlothian 145.410 - (110.9pl) ACTIVE
Waxahachie 145.410 - (162.2pl) ACTIVE
Ennis 145.410 - (131.8pl) ACTIVE
70 CM:
Waxahachie 441.650 + (110.9) ACTIVE

Club Meetings: Every third Thursday of the month
Location: Ellis County Sheriff's Office Training Center (County Farm)
2272 FM 878, Waxahachie
Talk-in on the 145.410 machine.


ECARC Extra Class License Course

Would you like to have your Extra License by Thanksgiving?

An Extra Class License Course is planned to begin Tuesday, September 16, from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM each week for 10 weeks.  The tenth class will be the license exam.  The classes will be held at the First United Methodist Church at 600 Daubitz Drive in Red Oak.

Although the class is free, each student will need a copy of the 10th edition of The ARRL Extra Class License Manual (order number 5170) which can be purchased from the ARRL.  In addition, we highly recommend purchasing the ARRL’s Extra Q&A (3rd edition, order number 4708).

If you have questions or comments please contact John Denson (AI6A) at 760-608-3175 (cell).

ECARC Technician Class License Course

Beginning September 23rd, for 8 Tuesdays, from 6 to 7:45 PM, a free entry level amateur radio
license class, with homework, for any interested.

Before the class begins, each student
must acquire an American Radio Relay League (ARRL) "Ham Radio License Manual,
3rd Edition", which is available in amateur radio stores and the internet at
http://www.arrl.org/shop/Ham-Radio-License-Manual-3rd-Edition/ for $29.95
plus postage.

After the final class, an optional written FCC amateur radio
license exam will be offered for $14 to qualify students for their own
amateur radio license and callsign (morse code is not a requirement). Seats
in this class may be reserved at the front desk of the "Waxahachie Senior
Center" at 122 Park Hills Drive or by calling 469-309-4280.

License Training Class Videos
The Video License Series is the work of John Denson, AI6A, a member of ECARC.  John prepared the curriculum for the Technician and General classes that he teaches and now that same material is available for review at any time.  Links to these videos, hosted on YouTube are can be found here.  Additional information about obtaining your license including links to online practice tests can be found here.

The Ellis County Amateur Radio Club is pleased to announce that we have a new affiliation with ARES and SKYWARN as well as a new Emergency Coordinator for Ellis County.  To learn more visit our ARES and SKYWARN section.

ECARC is pleased to announce that we are currently testing an EchoLink node on our repeaters.  The node is listed in EchoLink as KF5AGM-L.  For more information, please see our EchoLink page.

Find ECARC on the Social Network Scene
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ecarcwd5ddh
Twitter: www.twitter.com/ecarcwd5ddh
YouTube: www.youtube.com/ecarcwd5ddh

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ECARC in the News

Click here for a PDF of an article featured in WaxahachieNOW about ECARC

Click here for a PDF of an article featured in Waxahachie Daily Light about ECARC's Field Day

Regular Events
For latest updates on events always check the calendar

Monthly Club Meetings: Held the third Thursday of each month at 7:30 pm.  The meetings are held at the Ellis County Sheriff's Office Training Center(County Farm)
2272 FM 878, Waxahachie
MAP. The meetings include a business session as well as presentations and discussion of Amateur Radio topics. Visitors are welcome.

Monthly Breakfast: Meets the second Saturday of the month at 8:00 am. The location will be sent out via email to all members. Talk-in will be on 145.410. For more information please contact the Planning Chairmen, Justin Lentiz KF5IVJ or Tommy Jackson N5MGM.  Come out and visit with us and our families. Everyone is welcome.

ECARC Monthly Planning Meeting:
Held the second week of the month on Tuesday at 7:00 pm. The location will be emailed to all club members at least two weeks in advance. Talk-in will be on 145.410. For more information please contact the Planning Chairmen, Justin Lentiz KF5IVJ or Tommy Jackson N5MGM.  All club members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Monthly Club Information Net:
The monthly club net is held on the second Thursday of every month at 7:30pm.  The net is an opportunity for everyone to check-in and touch base with each other as well as find out what is coming up in the way of club activities.  The net is held on the 145.410 repeaters and ALL radio amateurs are welcome to check-in.

ARES Training:
The ARES training nets are held the first Thursday of each month at 7:30 pm.  All ARES members are invited as well as any radio amateur interested in participating in ARES activities. The nets all meet on 145.410 repeaters.

New To Ham Radio
Check out our getting started page for some basic information about becoming a Ham as well as resources for getting ready for your exam.

The ECARC VE Team conducts monthly testing sessions on the 4th Tuesday of the month. If you are interested in testing to obtain a license, or to upgrade your license, please contact a member of the VE Team at least a week in advance of the testing session.  Bob Fitch – K5ASU


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