Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Governor Lee's Executive Orders 14, 17, 22 and 23:
All club activities, meetings and test sessions are canceled until further notice.

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30-Mar-2020
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Governor Lee's Executive Orders 14, 17, 22 and 23:
All club activities, meetings and test sessions are canceled until further notice.


20-Dec-2019
Lexington repeater is back online.

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Mission Statement

The purpose and mission of the Decatur County Amateur Radio Club is to promote the hobby of amateur radio. The club accomplishes this by assisting those who are new to amateur radio, offering license testing, and promoting fellowship among amateur radio operators. The club supports the Amateur’s Code of 1928.

ARRL News Feed

Past ARRL Atlantic Division Director Bernie Fuller, N3EFN, SK
Posted on Monday April 06, 2020

Past ARRL Atlantic Division Director Bernard E. “Bernie” Fuller, N3EFN, of Saegertown, Pennsylvania, died on April 2. He was 86. Fuller moved into the Atlantic Division Director’s position in 2000, after the ARRL Board elected then-Atlantic Division Director Kay Craigie, WT3P (now N3KN), as a Vice President. He served as an ARRL Director until 2006.

A US Army veteran, Fuller retired with the ra...

 

Use of Special Call Sign Suffixes in the US During COVID-19 Pandemic
Posted on Monday April 06, 2020

Some countries have authorized selected radio amateurs or organizations to identify with longer-than-normal suffixes that relate to the COVID-19 pandemic, such as “STAYHOME.” FCC Part 97 Amateur Radio Service rules do not provide for amateur call sign suffixes longer than three characters, but a potential workaround exists.

As §97.119(c) of the FCC’s Amateur Radio Service rules states: “One or m...

 

Icom Announces Delay in Delivery of New IC-705 Transceiver
Posted on Monday April 06, 2020

 

Randy Thompson, K5ZD, Named as Interim CQ WPX Contest Director
Posted on Monday April 06, 2020

Randy Thompson, K5ZD, is filling in as CQ WPX Contest Director. CQ’s Rich Moseson, W2VU, announced the appointment of Thompson as interim director following the resignation of Terry Zivney, N4TZ, who had been the director for 7 years. Thompson previously served as director of the CQ World Wide Contest and is a long-time CQ Contest Committee member. Anyone interested in taking on the WPX Directo...

 

Japan to Expand Access to 160 Meters
Posted on Monday April 06, 2020