News & Announcements

Newsletters- CFARC publishes a monthly newsletter for the benefit of current members. The "Chattering Relay" is usually published on the first Wednesday of the month. An email reminder about the newsletter to our members as soon as it is available.

See below for older versions of the newsletter (back to January 2000)-

Newsletter Archive


The software used to assemble this newsletter imposes specific editing requirements. Therefore, please submit all articles in accordance with the following guidelines. If you are having a specific problem with formatting your article, please contact me and I will be happy to

work with you to resolve the problem.

    1. Submit articles in MS Word, LibreOffice, Open Office, or Word Perfect (in descending preference) as an E-mail attachment sent to: NEWSLETTEREDITOR@CFARC.ORG

    2. Do not submit anything in PDF format (.pdf file). It cannot be formatted into the newsletter and will be unusable. Please use this Template

    3. Article headlines should be bold font. Obviously, do what you think is necessary to punctuate and highlight text. I will do my best to maintain the integrity of your submission.

    4. Do not include watermarks or other software enhancements. While they may look visually stunning on your computer, they often will not transfer in a useful manner.

    5. Check your spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Please note that, currently, only one space is used after a period. I carefully proofread but I may still miss the occasional misspelling or punctuation. You have access to this and previous newsletters; see how they are done and try to emulate them.

    6. Please submit each article in a separate E-mail. Extracting multiple articles from a single E-mail invites errors and confusion.

    7. Be positive that I receive your submissions no later than the Tuesday prior to the first Wednesday of the month, or it may be too late to be included in that month’s issue.

    8. Do not send articles as E-mail text. Compose the document per the instructions above and attach it to the E-mail. I will always respond that I have received your e-mail, so if you haven’t heard back from me in a day or two, please resend or otherwise contact me.

    9. Always include your name and call sign, anonymous submissions will not be accepted.

    10. Please note that if you feel you need help in formatting your article for submission, do not wait until the last minute. I can’t write it for you, but perhaps I can offer suggestions for the layout.

Thanks for your cooperation,


CFARC Newsletter Editor

Vincent Bednarz - AC8XO