Transmitter Articles Due by October 15

Articles to be included in the next Transmitter need to be submitted to our editor.
Please volunteer your articles so that the Transmitter represents your involvement in the
FMCA Amateur Radio Chapter.

Member's Home or Mobile QTH
Lat/Lon Data: Home (Zip Code), Mobile (Account GPS Coordinates)
Google Earth KML file (link below map) has a better view with callsigns displayed.

Members: Sign In and go to Member->Member Location to change your position on the Map above.
A Red Circle Icon means that the plotted position is located at the member's Home QTH as recorded in the membership database.
A Green Circle Icon means that the plotted position is away from the Home QTH with a duration value greater than zero days.
A Yellow Circle Icon means that the plotted position is about to be replotted back to the Home QTH due to lack of position updates.
A Blue Circle Icon means that the Zip Code could not be found in the Database and is plotted in the geographical center of US. 

The International Area's Latest Newsletter is Now Available.

International Area October 2015 Newsletter (PDF)

A Little about our Chapter

We are the Amateur Radio Chapter (ARC) of the Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA). This chapter enables our members to use their motor homes and radio equipment to enjoy the fellowship of friends with common interests, i.e. Motor Homing and Amateur Radio.  Our Amateur Radio activities enable us to keep in contact on a daily basis from around the nation be it from our motor home or our permanent home. 

How to become a Member

Become a Member today by downloading, saving, completing, and mailing (eMailing) the form

FMCA Amateur Radio Chapter Application

To read our PDF Documents, you'll need a PDF reader like SlimPDF(1.5MB), Foxit(41MB),or Adobe(82MB) Readers. 

concrete5 Website About Concrete5 CMS and the New User Management System (UMS)

This is a Concrete5 Content Management System (CMS) website that we are trying out to help with our website maintenance and membership management .  It is anticipated that this system will help with individual member contributions to website content along with the Membership Manager functions of membership database management, roster listings, and member emailing.

Individual members can be given permission to edit certain areas of the website directly.  This can help with maintaining content of the website for areas such as rallies, net schedules, hamfests, member projects, and/or good will functions.  As a member, if you would like to contribute content to the website, please contact the Webmaster.

Each member (or the Membership Manager) will be able to check their own status and update their data to keep the membership database current.  Members will also be able to get the current roster of all members as the database is updated.  Only the Membership Manager will be able to update the 'Dues Paid Through' time and the 'Transmitter Mailing' qualification since the Membership Manager is the one that receives the money for those functions.  Please contact the Membership Manager via email or telephone if you need help updating your account data.

Notes from Web Master
Change Log:
2015-03-16:  Added new sort routines for Roster plus added Call-Name Roster for Net Control Stations.
2015-02-09:  Upgraded Concrete5 from to
2014-09-27:  Changed PHP version from 5.2 to 5.5.
2014-03-24:  Added new Chapter Officers elected at Spring Rally, Perry GA.
2013-12-31:  Modified Member Data Entry form to be similar to hard copy Application form.
2013-12-28:  Added Conditional Member Status Category.
2013-11-25:  Added an automated eMail notification for Chapter Dues (due and/or expiring).
2013-11-20:  Added an automated eMail notification for QTH Map data expiring.
2013-10-31:  Added a time control element to the QTH Map. The member enters the time duration for their Location.
2013-05-11:  Added Page to allow Members to Update their GPS data more easily, go to Member->Member Location.
2013-05-07:  Upgraded Concrete5 CMS Version from to
2012-08-23:  Home (red) & Mobile (green) Icons now displayed in the Google Map and Google Earth Views.
2012-08-23:  Member Lat/Lon Position parameter added to database for mobile QTH tracking.
2012-08-22:  Member Join Date added to database.
2012-08-21:  Added Signed-in Member Bearing & Distance to Viewed Member within View Account.
2012-08-16:  Added Market Place Page for Members to post items for Sale or items Wanted.
2012-08-07:  Sign In Page moved to a Secure Socket Layer (SSL) page to protect usernames and passwords.
2012-07-28:  New Site went off Beta Trial to Live Site.
2012-07-21:  New Concrete5 CMS and User Management System (UMS) Website (beta trial).