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  • Dominic w5dgm is planning our next eating/greet meeting and ask if you would email him at w5dgm@arrl.net and let him know if you prefer Acme Oyster House in Covington or Navarro's Mexican in Lacombe, La.  The date he is considering is July 14th. 
  • Field Day is being Planned and FD chairperson, Emile-KE5QKR will be having FD at the OARC.
  • Donations to our Scholarship can still be made as well as to the OARC Club's Fund.
  • Our Hamfest is just 1.5 months away. 
  • Loading up for our hamfest will take place at our July 19th. Social Meeting.  We will need your help.
  • 145.29 Repeater is now both Digital and FM. More information is on our repeater page.
  • To our visitors: if you would like to be added to our email list let us know by sending an email to aa5uy@arrl.net
  • The June Minutes are posted.
  • Congrats to Bill P-KF5PQ. Bill is now a ARRL VE and is part of our team of testers. 
  • AA5UY is recommending that we plan for a P2P test of RMS Winlink program and see how it works for those of us who have it.  We can test HF and 2 meter packet. 

HAMFEST Meetings will be posted on the Calendar and here.  Next Hamfest Meeting will be 6/28/2018 at 7:30 p.m.   Thank you all who came to our last Hamfest Meeting.  


June 21 - Show & Tell - All members are invited to bring something you have built (finished or not, working or not) and discuss what it does, what you hope to accomplish with it, and get feedback from the group. This could be a great opportunity to get help from the members if you have run into problems with a project and a chance for all of us to learn something new.


July 19 - I think Paul wants to dedicate the meeting to the hamfest and loading items that need to be transported to the hamfest the next day - so no formal presentation). Paul - please confirm.


August 16 - Winlink Presentation - Frank Skiles:  Comparison of Winlink to ALE and D-Rats with advantages/disadvantages of each.


Thanks and 73,

Bill, KF5PQ



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