Friday, March 15, 2013

PCARC Tailgate coming April 13, 2013

The Panama City Amateur Radio Club is sponsoring a tailgate on Saturday April 13th, 9 AM until 1 PM. Buy, sell or swap ham radio gear. Limited tables are available for $5 on a first come first serve basis. There will be raffle prizes and food is available. License testing at 2PM. Bring $14, picture ID and copy of license if upgrading. The location is the Panama City Amateur Radio Club, 130 N. Church Ave Panama City, FL. The talk-in repeater is W4RYZ 145.210 minus no tone. Questions about this event can be sent to

A fox hunt will be held on site. Gather in the clubhouse at 10:50 for instructions. The hunt begins at 11:00. The fox frequency is 146.580. There may be multiple foxes. The winners will be rewarded with raffle tickets.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Falling Waters Picnic 2013

The Falling Waters Picnic is sponsored by the Holmes County FL club on the first Saturday in March. The park is located near Chipley, FL.This year the weather was brisk but bearable. The food was chicken from the club and the rest of us brought the sides. Hams attending from Panama City included Marv KK4DKT and his wife Melissa, Harold KF4YDO, Don KK4DWC, John WB4MAK and Greg N4KGL. Jim W4RVF from Bonifay attended. He tested in Panama City. Paul Eakin KJ4G the North Florida Section Manager attended with Donna W4QM. Apologies to others not mentioned.

There was some portable operations. Marv setup his Ham Box 1000 and did some WinLink and worked some DX. Greg setup his KX3 and used a 88 foot doublet and the Alex Loop. Dwayne AK4P from De Funiack Springs brought his QRP rig in a Spam can. There was also a display of vintage radios and a 50/50 drawing. This was an enjoyable event please attend in 2014.