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Next Meeting: 9 November 2023     
    Place : Memaw's, Palm Bay
    Time: 5:30PM - 7:50PM

5:30 Dinner
6:30 Meeting
7:15 pm Presentation
7:50 End of Meeting

As several members have risk factors, may I ask that you wear a mask if you are in person attending the Thursday HIARC meeting. Certainly you can remove the mask while eating. Hand sanitizer will be provided too.

Active Repeater and Simplex Frequency List (May 2019)

Ken's experience with SteppIR BigIR Arcing

Butch's Repeater Line of Sight Calculator

External Noise Handbook



● A Two Band J Pole Antenna”. Slides, and show and tell demo.


● “Discussion And Live Demonstration Of Loop Antennas” By Ed Messer K4EEM.

Field Day

Field Day is always held on the 4th full weekend in June. HIARC holds its field day at the Grant Seafood Festival Park, in Grant Fl.

Every June, more than 40,000 hams throughout North America set up temporary transmitting stations in public places to demonstrate ham radio's science, skill and service to our communities and our nation. It combines public service, emergency preparedness, community outreach, and technical skills all in a single event. Field Day has been an annual event since 1933, and remains the most popular event in ham radio.

Field Day rules are available on the ARRL Site 2023 Field Day Rules

Melbourne HamFest

THE 2023 ANNUAL 56th MELBOURNE HAMFEST will be held on October  13th & 14th 2023

Melbourne Auditorium
625 E Hibiscus Blvd
Melbourne, FL 32901

Note: This is a Friday & Saturday event.
Open to general attendees Friday 1am to 7pm, and Saturday 9am to 3pm.
Vendors and tailgaters can setup starting 2 hours before general opening.
Adult admission is $10 for both days. No charge for children 12 and under.

Orlando Hamcation

Come to the world's second largest hamfest, where we pride ourselves on delivering a high-quality event to our attendees. Join us February 9-11, 2023 in beautiful Orlando, Florida for HamCation 2023 and the ARRL National Convention.

Central Florida Fairgrounds and Expo Park
February 11th - 13th

2022 HamCation and ARRL acknowledge that this year’s pandemic has introduced uncertainty into any long-term planning. Both organizations will follow all government and health requirements and guidelines as plans are committed for the 2021 event. Further details and any changes will be shared via these official websites:

2022 ARRL National Convention
Orlando HamCation 

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