SKYWARN Spotter Training,
weather is inevitable in Texas. Can you recognize the clues that
suggest large hail, flash flooding, or a tornado? Do you want to
become part of the severe weather warning system in your county?
As part of its area-wide weather preparedness campaign, the
National Weather Service Office in Fort Worth will answer these
and many other questions at the SKYWARN severe weather program
on Wednesday, March 19th, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. The program
will be held at Midlothian Conference Center, 1 Community Drive
MAP and is held in partnership with Ellis County ARES/SKYWARN.
Repeater Contest March 22nd
ECARC will host a contest on the 145.410 repeaters the
starting at 12 am on Saturday, March 22nd and concluding at
11:59pm on Sunday, March 23rd 2014.
The contest will be to make as many contacts as possible
during the contest. For a contact to count, both
participants must submit a log. Please see the
PDF for details. Please contact Craig,
N1XAC, with any questions.
Updates on For Sale Page
We have a large list of items just listed on our for sale page.
click here to see what is available.
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
Additional information about obtaining your license including
links to online practice tests can be found
See the new ECARC newsletter online now. Craig
N1XAC, our new club secretary has started and new newsletter
for the club. Craig is always looking for stories and
tidbits for the next issue. Click his callsign to email
him your story or idea. Click
to go to our newsletter section and check out the latest
ARES and SKYWARN
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. Jeff Cashman, WB5JC, has been named the new
Emergency Coordinator for Ellis County for ARES. To learn
more visit our
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
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ECARC in the News
Click here for a PDF of a recent article featured in WaxahachieNOW about ECARC
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
The meetings include a business session as well as presentations
and discussion of Amateur Radio topics. Visitors are welcome.
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 Chairman, Layne Reeves,
KF5HTB. Come out and visit with us and our
families. Everyone is welcome.
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 Chairman, Layne
KF5HTB. 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
The ARES training nets are held the first Thursday and third
Sunday 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
ECARC VE Team:
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 –