Welcome to the DFMA
6/20 DFMA Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
6/23 OCRA/DFMA Field Day 2017 Setup
6/23 Field Day Potluck Dinner 6pm
6/24 Field Day Operation 2pm for 24 hrs
6/24 Field Day Dinner 5pm
6/25 Field Day Operation continues to 2pm
6/25 Field Day Breakfast 8am
6/25 Field Day Break Down 2pm
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7/10 VE Test Session, Orange County EOC, 7:00 p.m.
7/10 OCRA Meeting, Orange County EOC, 7:00 p.m.
7/18 DFMA Meeting, Bullock’s BBQ, 6:00 p.m.
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 Bullock's
Bar-B-Cue 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 Just About Here.
If you haven't taken steps
yet to be involved, let me give this one last try.
Our collaboration with the Orange County club has been
extremely productive. Our joint Field Day efforts have put
us into the top ten nationally year after year and #3 the last
two years. And this, again, is a case where we can really
get to know people by working together.
The set up on Friday is something I highly recommend for
all members, but especially newer members. There are
well-defined things that need to be done and many of the
jobs absolutely require several people working closely
together (raising a tower comes to mind). Even with
no previous experience you will be prompted in
how to do what is needed and meanwhile you will
learn a lot and get to know your club members (and
the few active OCRA members who are not also
DFMA members) better.
That evening, the potluck dinner will be another fun
event where you can meet other hams and often,
their spouses or friends as well. It also helps our
significant others get to know the ham radio hobby
better and in a very positive and delicious light.
Finally, do some operating. Here is a chance to try
out HF operation with ready help from others. Often
you can start by just watching and listening. Then you
can help out by just logging, but you’ll quickly
see how it works and soon you’ll be on the air.
Working with others, you will be able to work with
only a Tech license (or even none
if you are still
working on your first license.) Again, working together
(with someone with an Extra class license) is
how to move forward.
It's not too late to get involved. For setup, just show up
on Friday and make known that you are there to help.
For operation on Saturday and Sunday, go to one of the
stations and watch and listen.
If not invited to get more involved, ask if you can be of help.
If things don't look promising, try another station.
If your time is really limited, feel free to just come by
for a while and be impressed. It's that kind of event.
(For more information, click the Field Day button on the left.
This will provide more inormation, a site map, and more
info one food.)
Hope to see you this weekend.
- Dee, KU4GC 6/21/17
Find more news by pressing the [DFMA News] button at the left
OCRA/DFMA Field Day 2017
Friday, June 23 - Sunday, June 25
Click on [Field Day] on the left for more info