August SCARC Potluck Picnic

Our second-annual August potluck picnic will occur on Sunday, August 13, from 5:00 to 8:00 PM

The club has reserved the Coneflower Shelter at Moore Memorial Park (3050 Northridge Pkwy in northwest Ames). Family and friends are also welcome – this is intended to be an informal social event for the club and a chance to get to know each other better. No sign-up or RSVP is required.

If you are attending, please bring one or more main course dishes to share (and maybe a side dish, too!) along with place settings (plates, silverware, napkins, etc.) and non-alcoholic beverages for your group.

The club will provide ice water and cold lemonade as well as disposable cups.

We’ll have lots of socializing, fun, and good food and hope to see you there!

July 2017 SCARC meeting

The Story County Amateur Radio Club (SCARC) will meet on Thursday, July 6, 2017. The meeting will include a review of Field Day 2017 and a discussion of a club activity or operating day in conjunction with the Iowa QSO Party coming up in the fall.

The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. in North Conference Rooms A and B on the first floor of Mary Greeley Medical Center. Parking is available near the northeast entrance. This meeting is free and open to the public.

A copy of the PowerPoint presentation from KC0JUO can be found here:

Field Day 2017

Members of the Story County Amateur Radio Club will be participating in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise June 24 – 25 at Hickory Grove Park in Colo IA. Club members will begin operating at 1:00pm on Saturday, June 24th at the Snow Bunting Lodge at Hickory Grove Park (67423 255th St, Colo) and will operate continuously for 24 hours.

Visitors of all ages are welcome and will also have an opportunity to participate in Field Day by making brief contacts on the air with the coaching assistance of one of the club’s FCC-licensed operators.

For more information about Field Day, contact Clint Miller, SCARC Communications Manager at

More information about SCARC activities can also be found on our Facebook page: