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The Piney Hills Amateur Radio Association is a

ARRL Affiliated Club

Piney Hills Amateur Radio Association

Dedicated to encouraging the enjoyment of our fine hobby

The Piney Hills Amateur Radio Association, " PHARA" is a non-profit corporation dedicated to "enjoying" the hobby of amateur radio and mentoring new "hams" in the Piney Hills Country of North Louisiana. We meet on the first Thursday of each month in Ruston, LA at China Wok Restaurant,  601 South Vienna St.

Most members begin arriving at 5:30 PM to enjoy a fine meal and social time while others come only for a visit and the meeting at 6:30 PM. If you are in the area make a call on either machine to find the location and come on down to join us. We are the Friendliest Ham Club In Louisiana!

Monday Night Net

We have a 2 meter “Emergency Training Net” each and every Monday night at 7:00 p.m. on 147.120 MHz 94.8 pl.

   

Club Meetings

Our club meetings are the first Thursday night of each month. At the China Wok, all are welcome!

China Wok

MONGOLIAN GRILL
601 South Vienna St., Ruston, LA
(318) 251-8378
 

We will begin gathering together between 5:00 and 5:30 pm for a meal together, social time and a short business meeting at 6:30. 

All are invited to attend to meet and get acquainted.

W5YI VE TESTING

As a public service to the local Ham Community, the Piney Hills Amateur Radio Association host monthly testing sessions at the China Wok Restaurant after our monthly club meeting.   We offer testing for all license classes.  Directions or talk-in, 147.120 MHz 94.8 pl.  Please contact our Contact VE , Taylor Mack KD5ZJZ. Our Club VE's Jerry Darnell AD5AQ at 318-255-5200, Debbie Christian KD5RWQ, James Christian W5JC, Charlie Edwards WC5K, Dean Kirby KG5HOO, Mark Colvin KB5XV, and Deryl Sullivan WD5GBD .

MEMBERSHIP DUES

Membership dues now can be paid by PayPal. Student dues are $5.00 per year, Regular membership dues are $10.00 per year, and Family membership dues are $15.00 per year no mater how many hams are in the family.

Annual Membership Dues

Club Officers

President                                               Jerry W. Darnell AD5AQ  318-680-9204

Vice-President                                      <vacant> 

Treasurer                                             Taylor Mack KF5ZJZ

Secretary                                              <vacant>

                     

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!!!IT IS BE RUSTON HOT DOG SOCIAL TIME!!!

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WE WILL ALSO WILL BE SELLING

CRAWFISH TICKETS!!!

$15.00 PER TRAY

WITH CORN AND POTATOES!

CRAWFISH TICKETS MY BE PURCHASED BELOW.  THERE WILL BE A LIMITED NUMBER OF TICKETS AVAILABLE SATURDAY MORNING AT THE PARK ON FIRST COME BASIS

Crawfish Tickets Per Flat

This 2017 Hot Dog Social will be at Cook Park again this year

April 22, 2017

The talk in frequency will be 147.120 MHz 94.8 tone

CLUB NEWS!!!

ELEVENTH ANNUAL PHARA HOT DOG SOCIAL

SATURDAY APRIL 22, 2017

It is hot dog social time again!!! Not only are we going to serving the best hot dogs and hamburgers free again this year as our gift to the ham radio community!!!

If you plan to attend  the Hot Dog Social this year, please RSVP with MaryAnn Mendez at maryann@jmendez.us so we can have plenty of Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, drinks for everyone!

WE WILL ALSO WILL BE SELLING 

CRAWFISH TICKETS!!!

$15.00 PER TRAY

WITH CORN AND POTATOES!

Please purchase your tickets on or before APRIL 17, 2017.

A limited number of tickets will be available for purchase at the Hot Dog Social

If you do not have paypal, please click on the reservation form button, print it out and return it

Reservation Form,

CRAWFISH DONATED BY PALMETTO ANTENNAS

Our goal for these hot dog socials spread friendship and to open dialogs between clubs and hams from different areas of the state.  Just as last year, The Piney Hills Hot Dog Social is free and open to all hams and clubs in a very relaxed family picnic atmosphere. Please bring the family!!!!  We will have  a HF station up and going (if you can please come early and help put up and string antennas). We will have cash and other prizes for our fox hunts again this year. going and other activities available.  We will have fresh grilled hot dogs, hamburgers, cakes, cookies, soft drinks, and all of the trimmings available around 12:00.

Once again, this Hot Dog Social is FREE (no charge) and open to all hams!!!

Talk in frequency is 147.120MHz (+) 94.8 pl.

DOOR PRIZES THIS YEAR

The Grand Prize This Year is a Kenwood TM-V71A Dual Band Mobile

KENWOOD TM-V71A

Kenwood Original TM-V71A 144/440 MHz Dual-Band

Amateur Mobile Transceiver

High RF Power Output (50W) • 1,000 Multifunction Memory Channels
  • Dual Receive on Same Band (VxV, UxU) • EchoLink® MEMORY (Automatic Dialer)
  • EchoLink® Sysop Mode For Node Terminal Operation • Multiple Scan • Invertible Front Panel
  • Choice of 2 Backlight Colors (AMBER/GREEN) For The LCD Panel
  • 104-Code Digital Code Squelch • "FIVE-IN-ONE" Programmable Memory

Second Grand Prize

Kenwood TM-281A

KENWOOD TM-281A

Kenwood TM-281A FEATURES

• Weather Alert Radio function checks the 1050 Hz tone from NOAA (U.S.A only).

• Menu allows for easy control and selecting of various functions.

• Up to 200 memory channels to program frequencies and other various data.

• (Up to 100 memory channels if Memory Channel Names are assigned to the  channels.)

• Continuous Tone Coded Squelch System (CTCSS) or Digital Code Squelch (DCS) rejects unwanted calls from other stations.

• Equipped with an easy-to-read large LCD with alphanumeric display capability.

• FM & Narrow Band FM ready

• High Power 65 Watts

Third Grand Prize Icom IC-V80-HD

LI-ION BATTERY & RAPID CHARGER

ICOM IC-V80-HD

ICOM-IC-V80-HD-Image-1 ICOM-IC-V80-HD-Image-2

Icom radios are built tough, Icom's most economical 2M, is no exception.

The IC-V80 military rugged handheld offers water resistance and superior protection against dust and dirt (IP54).

Not only compact and rugged, the V80 comes with plenty of talk power at 5 watts.

The IC-V80 is ideal for your most challenging on-the-go ham operations.

Rugged construction

The dust protection and water-resistance equivalent to IP54 provides reliable operation for practical outdoor operation.

The IC-V80 HD tested to and passed 11 categories of MIL-STD-810 environmental tests.

FIRST, SECOND, AND THE THIRD GRAND PRIZES ARE PROVIDED BY

THE PINEY HILLS AMATEUR RADIO ASSOCIATION

THERE WILL BE MANY OTHER DOOR PRIZE DRAWINGS THROUGH OUT THE MORNING

PLEASE BRING THE FAMILY!!!

THE WIFE, THE HUSBAND, THE GIRL FRIEND, THE BOY FRIEND,

AND THE KIDS

THERE WILL FUN AND FELLOWSHIP FOR EVERYONE

THERE ARE PLAY GROUNDS FOR THE KIDS

FISHING, HIKING, WALKING, AND BIKING TRAILS


 

     

April 22, 2017

COOK PARISH PARK

 Just RSVP with Mary Ann Mendez.

We will have coffee and doughnuts for the early birds.

We will have a HF station and a 2 Meter station setup again this year. 

We made many contacts last year!!

Come early if you would like to help with putting up the antennas.

Please kindly RSVP with MaryAnn Mendez 318-497-3535 maryann@jmendez.us so we can make sure we have enough vittles

ALSO

The talk in frequency is 147.12+ 94.8 tone

CLUB SPONSORED REPEATERS

WC5K             147.120+ pl 94.8/94.8

KQ5T         444.350+

CLUB AFFILIATED REPEATERS

AD5AQ      Ruston Lincoln Parish     444.875+ pl 94.8 up and operational

W5HGT    Ruston Lincoln Parish     145.190-  pl 94.8 up and operational

W5JC         Bernice     147.075+  pl 127.3

W5JC         Bernice      145.330-  pl 127.3 

W5KGT      147.135+  pl 127.3 North Louisiana Linking System www.w5kgt.com 

W5KGT      444.700

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