W4QQ North Georgia Amateur Radio Club, Dahlonega
North Georgia Amateur Radio Club, Dahlonega
NGARC, callsign W4QQ, is an amateur (ham) radio club in Lumpkin County, Georgia affiliated with American Radio Relay League (ARRL).
Email for NGARC Secretary email@example.com
Facebook for NGARC at NGARC Facebook
VHF/UHF FM Repeaters
- 2 Meters 146.835 + 100 (owner Pete N4KHQ) [rcv 146.835mhz; xmt 147.435
; 100hz tone]
2M 146.835 EchoLink bridge search call sign or node #. N4HTC-R / 934696
- 440 MHz 443.100 + 100 (owner Pete N4KHQ) [rcv 443.100mhz; xmt 448.100; 100hz tone]
Thursday Night Net
- The club is holding a Thursday night net on the 2m repeater at 8pm.
- Club members and friends are encouraged to make this net a success.
- Notes. If 2m repeater isn't available then we move to the 440mhz repeater. If both repeaters are down then we go to 146.835 simplex fm.
Officers for 2020
- President Renee Conaway KK4LOJ
- Vice President Jim Del Principe KD1I
- Treasurer Brad Bitzkowski KM4QHI
- Secretary Randy Rick W0JWD firstname.lastname@example.org
We meet the 3rd Tuesday of each month at El Jimador restaurant in Dahlonega. We have a social dinner at 6pm followed by the meeting at 7pm which usually lasts about 1 hour.
Lockdown 2020 Meetings held on ZOOM videoconferencing web server during Covid-19 lockdown
contact email@example.com for ZOOM instructions if not received via monthly email
- Jun 16, 2020 via ZOOM
- Jul 21, 2020 via ZOOM 7pm
- Aug 18, 2020 at Dahlonega City Hall Park pavilion from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Bring your own dinner - City Hall Park is just to the right of City Hall on Ridley Road.
- Sep 15, 2020 at El Jimador
- Oct 20, 2020 at El Jimador
- Nov 17, 2020 at El Jimador
- Dec 15, 2020 at El Jimador club Family Christmas dinner (NO business meeting)
El Jimador Mexican Restaurant
91 W Main Street
directions. Next to the Holly Theater
Map to El Jimador
- July 5, 2016 notes
- July 5, 2016 notes part 2
- July 5, 2016 notes part 3
- Aug 12, 2016 notes
- Nov 7, 2016 notes
- Feb 2017 notes
- Oct 2017 notes
- Bob and John's EME mis-Adventure
- Bob and John's EME mis-Adventure Slide Show
- Bob Lear's report from 2017 Dayton Hamvention
- Bob Lear's 2017 SouthEastern VHF Society Report
- Bob Lear's How to understand Hamfest Fleamarket talk
- Bob Lear's Common Ham Radio Talk abbreviations and keywords
- Bob Lear's Repeater Talk keywords
- Antenna Tuner Notes
- Flat Top Antenna
- 2018 Jan VHF/UHF Contest
- 2018 EME Antenna WorkDay
- 2018 June Bob's musings
- Has Joe Taylor destroyed Amateur Radio? Inquiring minds want to know!
- Notes on Presentation on Receiver technology given at June/July 2019 meetings by W4ZST
- Chart goes with Presentation on Receiver technology given at June/July 2019 meetings by W4ZST
- Youtube Video Repairing the N4KHQ 440mhz Repeater Antenna
- Wires-X Presentation by Michael Stanley AI4PL, Sept 2019
- List of technical articles on grounding and lightning protection
ARRL Public Service webpage
Georgia ARES webpage
Download ARES Standard Training Plan
Georgia ARES Facebook group
NGARC members support the the yearly Six Gap bicycle race and several local parades by providing emergency communication services.
NGARC sets up an live club station for the Dahlonega Fourth of July celebration or Trail Fest
Six Gap bicycle race September 26-27, 2020
American Radio Relay League ARRL
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Southeast Repeater Directory
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News & Events
Georgia QSO Party is held annually the second full weekend of April
SE Area VHF Nets from Bob Lear!
ARRL Hamfest Listings Search ARRL for listed events anywhere, anytime.
The Georgia Section ARRL for upcoming events in Georgia.
The ARRL study guides for the all license class exams are available NOW at the ARRL bookstore.
License Examination Schedule
Get your Ham License, you'll thank yourself !
Georgia License Exams (note currently incomplete.please check individual clubs web pages listed above)
Some Study and Practice Exam web sites
W4EEY YouTube training
Dave Casler's YouTube training
ARRL online practice exams For Technician, General, and Extra Class licenses.
Other Study Materials
Skywarn Spotter Training
Membership. Dues are $20 individual, $25 family due in April.
Download the NGARC membership application here Please bring to a meeting.
Buy, Sell, Wanted lists. Hamradio related only.
To be added to the club's Monthly Newsletter or if there are questions, please send email to the club secretary Randy Rick firstname.lastname@example.org
Demo of EME (Earth-Moon-Earth) communications at Bob Lear's
Studying for her license at age 10