TARS needs volunteers to answer to the call to provide communications support and safety oversight to the Tallahassee Marathon on Sunday, February 5th. If you have participated before and would like the same checkpoint, please let John Pantoja, KM4FAM, know. If you are unable to participate the entire time he can make provisions for you. You can work a full or part day shift in either the morning or mid-morning-to-afternoon slots (and check in on the air.) The first portion of the course will be shut down starting around 10:30 a.m. In addition to the normal checkpoints, there is a need for NCS, SAG wagon and a liaison for Medics.
The 2016 TARS Holiday Party December 1st at LongHorn Steak House At the October meeting, members voted to use the Longhorn’s ‘Specialties’ menu to determine what menu items to choose from. The choices are: Flo’s Filet- 8 oz. cut of beef; Outlaw Ribeye- 18 oz. bone-in steak;Salmon – 10 oz. grilled with bourbon marinade; and […]
The Tallahassee Amateur Radio Society will sponsor an Amateur Radio Technician License Class on Saturday, June 11th 2016. The class will run from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (with a VE Exam Session following the class) and be held at The Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross, 1115 Easterwood Drive in Tallahassee (near […]
The Technician Class taught by TARS on September 26 was a resounding success. Twelve students attended. The Technician License Exam following the class yielded eight new Technicians. Two of the students went on to pass the General exam. The remaining two students plan additional studying and will take the exam at the regular VE session in October.
At the June meeting, the following officers were elected to serve from July 2015 to June 2016: President: Gerry Gross, WA6POZ Vice-President: “Chief” Fusilier, KA5USN Secretary: […]
At the May TARS meeting, Stan Zawrotny, K4SBZ announced the winners of the first TARS HF WPX Contest. This contest was held using the CQ Worldwide WPX Contest on March 28-29, 2015 as a framework. First Place in the High Power category went to Gerry Gross, WA6POZ, with Stan Zawrotny, K4SBZ, taking Second Place. In […]
It’s Fun! It’s Easy! Be sure to enter the Florida QSO Party – TARS Club Contest. It will be fun. It will be easy. Even if you have never entered a contest before. We have chosen the Florida QSO Party because it is an easy contest to participate in. You don’t have to work DX […]
In Lieu of our December meeting, TARS had their annual Holiday Party, held at the Capital City Country Club. There were many eyeball QSOs. We once again met each other’s spouses. Our Prez, Gerry, WA6POZ, was the emcee for the evening. He wore out the batteries in the mic and they had to supply him […]
On Saturday, June 28th, dozens of radio amateurs gathered in a small clearing in Tom Brown Park to embrace the many joys of their hobby. We ate donuts. . Testing produced new amateurs and several upgrades. We did some Training and people took home some nice antennas. Phil’s GOTA Station was very successful. Andraew assisted Tom […]