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January eNews is available

TechTALK
January 22nd             8:30PM
145.47 (-) PL 100.0HZ

NFARL Club Meeting
January 23rd
Gather at 7PM; meeting starts at 7:30
Alpharetta Adult Activity Center
13450 Cogburn Road, Alpharetta
Program: "Women (YLs) in Amateur Radio - Who We Are, What We Do, and Where We're Going"

Hungry Hams
January 24th        11:15AM
Slopes BBQ in Roswell

YL Net
January 25th              8:00PM
145.47 (-) PL 100.0HZ

VE Test Session
February 10th, 2018              10:00AM
Alpharetta Adult Activity Center
13450 Cogburn Road, Alpharetta

North Fulton ARES Meeting
February 13th     7:00PM
Fellowship Bible Church, Room 203


Welcome!

Thanks for coming to the North Fulton Amateur Radio League page.  My name is Daryl K4RGK and I am President of NFARL which has the distinction of being the 2010 Hamvention Club of The Year.  We are an associate club of ARRL, the largest and most effective organization by and for ham radio in the world.

Boasting over three hundred licensed members, NFARL offers a wide range of activities including:

  • HamCram Study Session to help newbies get their ham license.
  • Elmers (Mentors) to help new and other members learn and operate.
  • Special Interest Groups (SIGs) such as the Satellite Communications SIG, or the CW SIG to train operators in the art of communicating with morse code.
  • Education programs with local schools to blend amateur radio with STEM curricula, and to bring young, enthusiastic people into the hobby.
  • TechNet, a weekly virtual and traditional radio network where people check-in on the air or through an internet chat room. This is a unique way to manage a participating audience of scores of people with questions and answers for ham radio related issues.
  • Monthly meetings with programs targeted to specific amateur radio subjects.

NFARL is closely associated with the North Fulton Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) organization. ARES is the amateur radio emergency communications group, and is sponsored by the ARRL. Many of our members are ARES members, and we encourage all of our members to join and train with ARES.

Emergency Communications is a bedrock element of becoming a ham radio operator. In catastrophes from Hurricane Katrina to the 9/11 attack on New York City, it was ham operators who were on site assisting in communications for food, shelter, and life support.  ARES is organized to serve the public interest in furnishing emergency communications when other systems are down due to catastrophic interruption.

The largest organized nationwide activity in ham radio each year is the ARRL Field Day which takes place on the fourth weekend in June. Field Day is a fun 24 hour picnic and barbecue. It is also a very serious contest of operating in emergency conditions. We operate in Groveway Community Park in Roswell with teams operating CW, SSB phone, RTTY, and other digital modes. We ranked first in category 3A nationwide and eleventh overall in 2016. We ranked third in category 3A nationally in 2017.

From DX, to digital, to low-power, to kit building, to satellites, to moon bounce, to antenna construction, and many other interests, you will find someone to help with your projects, and a community to join you in your ham radio dream.

You see, for us ham radio is not only a public service and exciting hobby; it is a kind of magic.

We look forward to you joining us in 2018.

Regards,

Daryl Young
K4RGK


We meet on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:30 PM at:

Alpharetta Recreation & Parks Department
Alpharetta Adult Activity Center at North Park
13450 Cogburn Road
Alpharetta, GA 30004
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North Fulton Amateur Radio League
Serving
Roswell, Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Sandy Springs,
Milton and all of North Atlanta.

Repeaters:
145.47 (-) PL 100.0Hz         147.06 (+) PL 100.0Hz
224.620 (-) PL 100.0Hz      443.150 (+) No PL       444.475 (+) PL 100.0Hz
927.0125 (-) PL 146.2


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