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Combined Cherokee County ARES/WCARS-Murphy Chapter Newsletter


May-June, 2019


At the May meeting, we had a short presentation on the proper use of pro-words such as “Over,” “Out,” “Roger,” and “Wilco,” when operating on a formal emergency net presented by Cherokee County ARES EC and AUXCOMM Coordinator Kevin Heyboer KD4UYR.


The Fourth Annual Warriors Veteran Outreach 22 Hump will be held on Saturday, May 25th.  Eleven ham operators from the WCARS-Murphy Club and Cherokee CountyARES/AUXCOMM have volunteered to provide communications support.  This year, the event steps off at 0900 EDT and the walk travels to NC 141 on US 19/74.  It then turns around and returns to “Camp Jensen,” the WVO Headquarters, at 46 Valley River Avenue in Murphy.


Field Day 2019 will be held  Saturday, June 22nd  and Sunday, June 23rd .  Club vice-president Jim Howard W4SDJ will be scouting out possible locations for a more visible presence this year.  Suggestions were made such as the Murphy Ingle’s Parking Lot, the empty lot in the 2000 block of US Hwy 64 W that is used as a flea market, or beside one of the businesses next to Dexter’s Flea Market with the frontage on US Hwy 64. The agenda for the formal meeting on June 11th, 2019 will consist of final preparations for Field Day.


Continue to check the website for a confirmation of the site location.  It will be be determined no later than the meeting on June11th, 2019.  All area licensed hams are invited to participate at our Field Day site.  Anyone interested in learning more about amateur radio is encouraged to stop by and visit.  Operations begin at 2 pm EDT on Saturday afternoon and continue until 2 pm EDT Sunday afternoon.  

Our parent club, WCARS-Asheville will be holding its annual hamfest at the Haywood County Fairgrounds on Saturday, July 27th, 2019.  Helpers are needed on both Friday, July 26th and Saturday, July 27th.  If you are able to help with the hamfest, please contact Ruth Berner WA4VT at  The gates open at 6:00 am Saturday morning for the tailgate and 8:00 am for the remainder of the hamfest.  Tickets are $5 in advance or $7 at the gate.




Kevin Heyboer KD4UYR                            Dick Leineke KJ4GTK

Emergency Coordinator                             Club President-Murphy Chapter WCARS

Cherokee County ARES/AUXCOMM         Assistant Emergency Coordinator

SW NC SKYWARN Net Manager              Cherokee County ARES/AUXCOMM          
















































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