July Business meeting has been moved to 11 July, due to Independence Day. Enjoy and celebrate!
Note: due to after hours security concerns at both locations please plan to bring an HT in order to call for assistance with entry if needed - Someone will be posted at the door to let you in up until the meeting starts. After that you will need to call on 146.520 or call or text Shawn 307-262-4757, Tate 307-277-6199 for entry. (ie. don't be late)
Regularly Scheduled Meetings
Regular meetings of the Casper Amateur Radio Club are held on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 1900hrs local.
The first meeting of each month is the business meeting. Held on the 1st Wed of each month. We discuss current plans, hold votes, pay bills, discussions on new business and more. These meetings are held in the Board Room of the Support Services Building on the Wyoming Medical Center Campus. Parking is available in the West Parking structure, on Jackson St between 2nd and 3rd.
Easiest way to get to the new Business Meeting location is:
- - Park in the West garage (the new one, entrance on Jackson between 2nd and 3rd)
- - Walk to the hospital's main lobby, The "Sky Lobby" - one with the fireplace
- - As you approach the volunteer's desk, look to your right (South). You'll see a hallway that has windows on both sides. Take that hallway and go through the 'automatic' double doors at the far end.
- - Soon as you can, Turn Left and walk past the elevator.
- - The Support Services Building Board room is straight ahead of you (has the long table and nice chairs).
If you'd rather not deal with the parking garage, you can drive up to the main entrance on 2nd Street and let the Valet park your car for you (0700 to 2300). It's a free service (though they do accept tips). From the main entrance, walk up the stairs or take the elevator to the Sky Lobby. Continue on from step 3 above.
Unless you know the details, risks and how to get in to the SSB on your own, It's best to avoid parking on 3rd street or the lots at Casper Surgical Center.
You can read about or ask questions on directions and information on parking and access on the discussion board.
Those that choose to, may gather at one of the local 'eateries' afterwards for "Pie and Coffee". Sometimes called a 'McDonald session' after one of our SKs. Bruce McDonald, KF7CFY often enjoyed pie and ice-cream after the meetings.
NOTE: Until further notice, all activity meetings will also be held at the WMC Support Services Building. Same room as the business meetings. Details here
The second meeting (held on the 3rd Wed of the month) is usually held at the same time but at the EOC located in the "hall of justice" 201 N David - 2nd floor. Map and Directions - but may vary. Since this is an 'activity' meeting, the needs of the activity may dictate the location. Check the Meeting Forum of the discussion board for updates. Check the discussion board or ask on the .940 or .280 repeaters - most any time.
For meetings at the EOC, at least one of the elevators from the main lobby will be "unlocked" to stop on the second floor. Just take an elevator to the second floor and go through the door directly across the room from the elevators (heading North) and down the hallway. The EOC is on the right (East) side of the hallway a few doors down the hall.
Talk in Frequency
Meeting "talk in" is on 145.235- (100hz tone) if you're a ways out or 146.520 simplex if you close in or downtown. You may also find someone on 449.575+ (173.8 hz tone).
If you don't yet have your license or can't use the repeaters for any reason, post your desire to meet on the discussion board in the Meetings Forum. We'll make arrangements.
Who can attend?
We always welcome anyone interested in learning about amateur radio, finding out how to get licensed, or just curious about what us "hams" do. Of course any and all licensed operators are welcome and encouraged to get involved!
Password Restricted Info
The passwords for access to the following areas are available to all club members in good standing. They're changed every year - usually early January. If you don't have the current password, contact any of the club officers. Please, do not share passwords with anyone. Thanks!
A PDF file of the current members can be found here.
PDF files of meeting minutes are available here.