Category Archives: Meetings

UTARC general meetings are usually held every two weeks, at 6pm on Thursday in ETC 2.132. However, variations may happen. Please check below for the latest meeting schedules.

Fall 2021 Meeting Schedule

Here is the UTARC/N5XU general meeting schedule for the Fall 2021 semester. As usual, these meetings are open to all UT affiliated (students, faculty, staff, etc.). Each meeting starts with a discussion on ham radio topics and then we move up to the N5XU radio shack to make some contacts or otherwise have fun with the radios. The official meeting time is from 6pm to 7pm, but some of us stay longer in the shack at times.

Please note that our meetings are currently scheduled to be in person in the fall, biweekly on Thursdays at 6pm, in ETC 2.132 unless otherwise indicated. The university has announced that classes will still be in person, but if that changes or we are required to move club activities online, we may have to change this schedule. Be sure to stay tuned via our mailing lists.

Date Time Location
Thursday, September 9 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm ETC 2.132
Thursday, September 23 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm ETC 2.132
Thursday, October 7 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm ETC 2.132
Thursday, October 21 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm ETC 2.132
Thursday, November 4 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm ETC 2.132
Thursday, November 18 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm ETC 2.132
Thursday, December 2 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm ETC 2.132

We continue to also have our weekly net every Wednesday at 8 PM central time on the KA5D system, 441.325 MHz (PL 97.4). For more information and other connection options (including EchoLink), please visit the nets page.

Field Day 2021 and Summer Chats

I hope everyone’s summer is going well so far! N5XU club activities continue through the summer.
1. Summer chats. In addition to the weekly net, the club will have monthly Zoom meetings in the summer so all club members can keep in touch and plan activities. In particular, field day is coming up, so we can talk about that next week! These meetings will be on the following dates:
DATE TIME
Tuesday, June 15 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Tuesday, July 13 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Tuesday, August 10 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Feel free to drop in and chat with us! We will provide a Zoom meeting link in our mailing list close to the time of each meeting. Be sure to join the mailing list if you would like to join us for these meetings.
2. Field day. A long standing tradition in ham radio is Field Day, in which stations endeavor to make contacts in more “ad-hoc” environments in the field – for example, on battery or solar power. This year, Field Day is on the weekend of June 26. Tentatively, we are planning to set up a battery-powered station on Mt. Bonnell. Depending on how many people plan to join us, we may set up multiple transceivers. We will discuss more plans at the weekly nets and the Zoom chat next Tuesday.
If you would like to join us for field day, please send us an email or a message in Slack, so we can get an approximate head count for the event.
We will also follow university recommendations regarding COVID-19 precautionary measures, because this is an in-person event.
3. Weekly net. We had a great turnout for the first edition of the UTARC net last week. Thanks to everyone involved! The net takes place Wednesdays 8pm on the 441.325 repeater (PL 97.4) and linked systems. All licensed radio amateurs are welcome to join!

Spring 2021 Meeting Schedule

Hi Everyone!

Here is the full list of our meeting times for this spring semester. The zoom link for the meetings will be sent out in our mailing list. If you’re not already on it, please check out the Mailing List tab on our website!

 

Date Time
Wednesday, January 27 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wednesday, February 10 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wednesday, February 24 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wednesday, March 10 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wednesday, March 24 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wednesday, April 7 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wednesday, April 21 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wednesday, May 5 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Fall 2020 Meeting Schedule

Hi Everyone!

Here is the full list of our meeting times for this fall semester. The zoom link for the meeting was sent out in our mailing list. If you’re not already on it, please check out the Mailing List tab on our website!

 

Date Time
Wednesday, September 9 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wednesday, September 23 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wednesday, October 7 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wednesday, October 21 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wednesday, November 4 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wednesday, November 18 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wednesday, December 2 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wednesday, December 16 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm