Club Meetings

DCARA Meetings

The Denton County Amateur Radio Association meets monthly on the Fourth (4th) Monday of the month at 19:00 in the Denton County Administrative Courthouse, 1 Courthouse Dr, Denton, TX. Click here for a map.

You can also join on Microsoft Teams.

Upcoming and Past Meetings

  • Club Meeting – Apr 22nd – HOA Antennas

    The Presentation was “HOA Antennas” from David Hume K5DTH. David showed several imaginative approaches for hiding and using antennas in your home or apartment.

  • Club Meeting – Mar 25th – NTX Ham of the Year

    Join us Mar 25th at 7pm for the March 2024 DCARA Meeting.

    The Presentation will be the “ARRL North TX Ham of the Year” award to our own Gerald Marchant WB5NZV. We will also share details of the latest Irving MicroGrant awarded to DCARA, as well as the Election of Officers for 2024.

    I recommend that you attend in-person if at all possible. We have a wonderful place to meet, great cookies, and a time to fellowship with each other.

    Location: 2020 Room at the Denton County Administrative Courthouse, 1 Courthouse Drive, Suite 3100, Denton TX 76208.

    Join on your computer, mobile app or room device

    Click here to join the meeting: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_NjAyZDg4MDgtZWM2Ny00ZWIwLTkzZWEtMGQyNjcyYzQyMjZm%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%224ea6b305-c926-4ad4-8214-696b40511175%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22bda1318a-bc17-4604-8731-3f7b97cc898d%22%7d

    Meeting ID: 263 265 811 205
    Passcode: atrDvP

    Join on the web: https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-teams/join-a-meeting

  • Club Meeting – Feb 26th – Mobile Radio Installations

    Join us Feb 26th at 7pm for the February 2024 DCARA Meeting.

    The Presentation will be “Mobile Radio Installations” from our own Andrew Koenig KE5GDB. Bring photos of your mobile installation if you want to share.

  • Club Meeting – Jan 22nd – Grounding, Bonding, and Testing

    Join us Jan 22nd at 7pm for the January 2024 DCARA Meeting.

    The Presentation will be from “Mission Critical Partners (MCP)” a vendor that many government and business sectors use for radio system integration and compliance monitoring. The topic will be Grounding, Bonding, and Testing. MCP has a simplified approach for quick ground testing that does not require much more than your average clamp-on ammeter and an ohm meter. This should be a great presentation provided to use virtually.

    Tim Driscoll, Managing Consultant and John Birch, Client Manager will be presenting.

  • DCARA Christmas Dinner 2023

    The 2023 DCARA Christmas Dinner was held on December 9th at the Denton County Administrative Courthouse. There was a good crowd to enjoy the delicious barbecue. Sam Lovett KI5RSV was presented with the 2023 Hiram Percy Maxim Young Ham of the Year Award by ARRL West Gulf Division Director John Stratton and North Texas Section Manager Steve Smith. In addition, Sam was awarded a commendation from the Denton County Commissioner’s Court. Several other Certificates of Appreciation were awarded to other DCARA members for work done in 2023 and before.

    There was a Dessert Contest, and the winners were: For Best Looking Dessert – , and For Best Tasting Dessert – . There were also many door prizes – both ham and non-ham – so everyone left with something!

    Eric KD7CAO drawing door prizes at the DCARA Christmas Dinner
  • Club Meeting – Aug 28th – Subject Fox Hunting by Guy KC5GOI

    Join us August 28th at 7pm for the August DCARA Meeting…..

    The presentation will be conducted by our own Guy Story KC5GOI on the topic of Fox Hunting. Do you have a gadget or technique you want to share, bring your gear and show it off to others.

  • Club Meeting – July 24th – Tools For Your Station

    Mike Chittendon AE5IV presented a selection of tools and equipment that you should consider for your station.

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