Current Agenda

Our next  Meeting is Jan. 17th.  This is our Social Meeting.
Meetings start at 7:30 p.m.  The meeting is at the OARC Building.
2190 4th Street, Slidell, LA 70458


Social Meeting: Re-Tuning a Duplexer-Dave - K5OZ will show how duplexers are tuned and check how they separate a transmit and receive signal off the same antenna.

Business Meeting Next Month: K50Z - Dave will discuss putting three digital machines in operation on Analog/DSTAR (444.1), Analog/DMR (147.27), and Analog/C4FM (44X.X).  We need to purchase 2 Isolators.

Other business- we need someone to head up the Hamfest for 2019.
Report on Repeaters from Dave.
Dave would like to relocate the 145.29 repeater and we need internet at the site for the repeater to work properly.  If anyone lives near the Water Tower on Front Street it would be very helpful if we could use some of your internet to make this work.  Please email us if you can help:

Email Reflector: The mailing list will be revised mid-January of 2019.   Once the new directory is printed a new mailing list will be made from the current membership; non members will be dropped from the email list.   Let us know if you do not want to be dropped.   Emails can be sent to
Bill-KF5PQ: Attached for your review and presentation to club members are three designs for the T-shirt front and one design for the  back as we discussed at the last board meeting.  The front graphic is approximately 4 in x 4 in and the graphic for the back is approximately 8 in x 8 in.   For comparison, I’m including a photo of our last club shirt design.

Here is the Link that will take you to the graphics. Shirt Graphic's Link

Alternate Link.  Design One      Design Two     Design Three    Design Four

                          Previous Design

Discussion of Desired Presentation Topics at our Social Meetings

Discussion of the Future Of the OARC and what direction do we want to go.

Follow up on the shirts; Ron WB5CXJ will go over details.
  • Fellowship - following
Regular Business Meetings are held on the 1st Thursday of each month. The business meeting starts at 7:30 p.m.  at the Emergency Communications Center, 2190 4th Street, Slidell, LA, next to the Court House.

Regular Social Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of the month. Same time and same place as the Business Meeting.

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