The next meeting of the Cedar Creek Amateur (ham) Radio Club will feature a wrap-up of the Field Day event plus an exploration of a forgotten part of the spectrum. That's 10 meters. At times you can't hear a single signal on it. At other times you can talk to the world with one watt.
How does it work and where is it? That's just a couple of the questions answered by club president Dave Randall, K5YWT as he presents a video tour of 10 meters.
It is a band that can be used by beginner licenses and is an often overlooked choice.
Come for the next CCARC meeting on Saturday July 13 at the Mabank Café on Hwy 198. The meeting starts at 8:45 a.m., but many visitors and members come earlier for the great buffet they offer and discussions that are held. Anyone interested in technology is welcome and the meetings are free.
The Cedar Creek ARC has over forty members from the tri-county area. It maintains a VHF and UHF repeater system that provides hand-held radio coverage to hams in the lake area, and mobile and base coverage throughout the three counties. CCARC participates in the National Weather Service SKYWARN program and the Amateur Radio Emergency Service. The club also provides guidance and information to those wishing to join the ranks of Amateur "ham" Radio. There no longer is a requirement or test for Morse code. For more information visit www.k5ccl.org