Important Announcement

Good morning everyone. I hope you, your family, neighbors and friends are all OK.

The Capital Area Chapter of The American Red Cross is in full activation mode. All rooms in the building are being utilized for the Hurricane Michael recovery effort
The end date of this activation is unknown at this time.

Sheriff’s Office Lt. Lee Majors has received permission from Leon County Sheriff Walt McNeil for us to use a meeting room on the ground floor of the Sheriff’s Office building on Municipal Way, just east of Appleyard Drive and adjacent to the Leon County Health Dept. Parking is available on street, or in the parking lot behind the Health Dept. PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT PARKING LOT IN THE FRONT AND SIDES OF THE S.O. BUILDING SO DEPUTIES AND PERSONS WITH BUSINESS FOR THE S.O. CAN PARK IN THEM.

The Technician License Training Class and testing scheduled for Saturday Nov. 3 is cancelled.

I will email updates as to Club Meeting location as we get closer to the date.


Halloween Howl

On Behalf of Phil “Chief” Fusilier:

All TARS members are encouraged to participate for our Second Annual event.  You can use an automatic logger for your contacts, or submit a printed log.  All logs should be submitted via email to Gerry (WA6POZ) so QSL cards can be mailed out.  If you receive mail requesting a QSL card, please provide them to Gerry ASAP, otherwise a QSL card will not be sent out until Gerry confirms contact.

I have arranged for this event to be posted in the on-line QST in early October, and in the Nov. issue, which will be delivered around the 2nd or 3rd week in Oct.

  • Oct 31, 1200Z-2359Z, K4TLH, Tallahassee, FL. Tallahassee Amateur Radio Society. SSB 40 20 15 10 meters. QSL. TARS Halloween Howl, P.O. Box 37127, Tallahassee, FL 32315. SASE please.

TARS July Meeting Date Change

Due to the 4th of July Holiday and scheduling conflicts with members and our July guest speaker, the regular monthly meeting date has been changed to July 12, 2018.

This change has been endorsed by your Board of Directors.

44th Annual Tallahassee Half and Full Marathon

Sunday, February 4 marks the 44th Annual Tallahassee Half and Full Marathon. As with previous years, TARS has kindly been asked to provide communication support for this event. Both races will start promptly at 7:30 AM and there is a 6 hour cutoff respectively. This year, the course has changed again to take advantage of recent developments and feedback from last year. Gone is the big stretch of Mahan and Capital Circle however, more of the Saint Mark’s Trail has been added.
At full staffing, we have a need for twenty four volunteers (24) between twenty one checkpoints (21) and three (3) non checkpoint positions (net control, rover and Finish line Liaison) . If you are pressed for time, we have positions that can be filling for the first half of the morning, from 7:30AM up to or until noon, get to the position around 8:00AM – 9:00AM or like me, come out and enjoy the full day. Once the cutoff time has reached your position, you can pack up and ship out or hang around until the end.
As with previous years, we’ll meet up in the Wine-Dixie parking lot on the corner of Magnolia Drive and East Park Avenue around 6:30AM for coffee, doughnuts, chitchat and copy of maps.
If you are newly licensed, this is a great opportunity to get on the air and work an event in a low pressure environment, the net is always informal.
I know you’re interested so all I need you to do is send an email or call (850) 345-4048 so I can get your name, call sign, T-Shirt size, some form of contact method (email or phone) and what position you’d like, it’s th

2018 Election Results

Tallahassee Amateur Radio Society 2018 Officers:

President:  Phil “Chief” Fusilier, KA5USN

Vice President:  David Miner, W4SKG

Treasurer:  Gerry Gross, WA6POZ

Secretary:  Tom Brooks, K4TB

Member At Large:  Bob Clark, K9HVW

Congratulations to all!  We look forward to 2018!

TARS Officer Elections

Officer elections for 2018 will be held at our next meeting, Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 7PM.  The ballot is as follows:

President: Chief, KA5USN, and John, KM4FAM

Vice President: Dave, W4SKG

Treasurer: Gerry, WA6POZ

Secretary: Tom, K4TB

Member at Large: Bob K9HVW


K4TLH Special Event

Halloween Howl QSL Card Sample


K4TLH is operating a Special Event Station on October 31, 2017.  HF frequencies 14.331, 7.231, 3.931 will be used.  Special Event QSL Card available upon request.  For additional information, please email