2017 Field Day

Clay County Amateur Radio Emergency Service and Orange Park Amateur Radio Club
will hold the 2017 Field Day event

WHEN: June 24th @ 2:00pm until June 25th @2:00pm

WHERE: Orange Park High School, 2301 Kingsley Ave., Orange Park

WHO: Open House — Open to the Public

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River Clean Up — THANK YOU!!!!

I would like to thank everyone for supporting the OPARC Club Project. We have already received feedback on ways to improve.

one of these ideas is that if we send out volunteers teams to an area that is questionable due to safety concerns the we will have vehicles in front and back with flasher running, or if available a Club person walking with them with a radio. Continue reading

New ARRL Repeater Directory is Biggest Ever!

With a whopping 31,000+ listings, the new ARRL Repeater Directory® is the most complete printed directory of on-the-air repeaters ever! The 2017-2018 edition (46th edition) has 10,000 more listings than the previous edition, covering repeater systems throughout the US and Canada. Repeater systems are listed by state/province, city, and operating mode. Analog and digital repeater systems are included: FM, FUSION, D-STAR, DMR, NXDN, and P25 systems.

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The 15th Jacksonville Radio FREE Flea is Saturday, March 25th in the big parking lot at Terry Parker Baptist Church at 7024 Merrill Rd. near Townsend Blvd. in Arlington.
The fun starts at sunrise, around 7AM, and continues until noon.  Admission, parking and tailgate space is free, bring your own tables or sell from your car.
An auction begins at 10:30 followed by prize drawings.  Tickets for the prizes are available for a small donation and proceeds go to funding the W4IZ repeaters.
Sell your radio-related accessories and equipment, look for bargains (arrive early), visit with friends and meet those you talk with on the air.
Everyone is invited.

Bylaw Changes To Section 9.01

We are posting this per our by-laws.  At the January meeting we voted to approve when the annual audit was to be done for club.  The bylaws state the audit should be done in October.  The board of directors made a motion to the club to move the audit to January of each year.   An amendment to the bylaws had been drafted and can be viewed here (Click Here).  We will vote to finalize and approve this amendment at the March meeting.

If there are any questions, please contact either Don or Scott.