November 26, 2021

   The Metrocrest Amateur Radio Society is an active radio club. We have many activities throughout the year related to a variety of ham radio interests.

Hams & Eggs

  The dining room of our beloved Whataburger on the tollway is open. Every Saturday morning, dedicated radio enthusiasts get together about 8:00 AM CT for breakfast and camaraderie. All Hams or Want-to-Be-Hams are invited to drop by.

Net Without An Interesting Name (NeWAIN)

  The net encourages hams to have fun and help one another with news and technical support. Net control operator Andy Parcel, KE5KOF, is looking for Elmers to help lead the discussions. If you would like to volunteer send Andy an email, Meanwhile, join us every Thursday (except club meeting nights), at 7:00 PM CT, on the 145.210 repeater, CTCSS tone 110.9. As always, please follow appropriate Repeater Etiquette.

Upcoming Meetings

Thursday, January 13, 2022 • 7:00 PM CDT

There will be no meeting in December.

Enjoy the Holidays with your family

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Play Day

Play Days are usually on the third Saturday of each month. The December Play Day has been rescheduled for January.

Saturday, January 15, 2022 • 10:00 AM ≈ 4:00 PM CT

• • • It’s All About Antennas • • •

Bring your field antennas to the Library to set up and check them out. The theme of the day is tuning, but feel free to bring your radio as well. If you have analyzers, please bring them and be willing to share.

—Steve Darrah,

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In-person Testing • January 15, 2022 • 10:30 AM–11:30 AM


Allan Batteiger, WB5QNG, will conduct an in-person testing session during Play Day on January 15, 2022. Plans are to meet in the Conference Room in the back of the Library. Visit to find the session and sign up.
Send Allan an email if you have any questions.

Safety Note: Play Day is a completely voluntary event; attend only if you are comfortable doing so. We have plenty of room to do social distancing by scattering the work tables around the room. Because Dallas county is in a high transmission area, the CDC recommends everyone wear a mask in public indoor settings. If the library becomes unavailable, we may consider moving Play Day to an outdoor venue.

Upcoming events

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Extra License Study Group

Andy Parcel, KE5KOF, has formed a study group to prepare for the Amateur Extra license exam. Using HamStudy,, the group will meet by Zoom each Thursday at 8:00 PM CT except Club meeting nights.

If you have your General ticket and want to get those precious Extra privileges, shoot Andy an email with your name, call sign, and your club name (if applicable),

Beat the FCC license fee—get your Extra soon! Good luck to the new candidates!

BMW Dallas Marathon

Sunday, December 12, 2021 • 6:00 AM – 4:30 PM CT

Communications organizers are seeking volunteer radio operators to work the event. Please visit for details. Select Volunteering > Signup to volunteer as a radio operator. Meanwhile, click the logo for the main event page.

Cowtown Hamfest and ARRL North Texas Section Convention

Friday, January 14, 2022, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM CT

Saturday, January 15, 2022, 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM CT

Click the logo to visit the Cowtown Hamfest website.

Winter Field Day

Saturday, January 29, 2022, 1:00 PM CT–Sunday, January 30, 2022, 1:00 PM CT

Winter Field Day runs for 24 hours during the last full weekend in January.

Click here to download the complete rules.

Click the logo to visit the WFD website.

These links are provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by the Metrocrest Amateur Radio Society, Inc. of any of the products, services or opinions of the corporation or organization or individual. The Metrocrest Amateur Radio Society, Inc. bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links. Contact the external site for answers to questions regarding its content.