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For those students who attended our Tech class (9/13), the testing session will be held on September 20th.  We will start off with a question and answer session starting at 8am, and testing will being about 9am at the Poudre REA building (7649 REA Pkwy, Ft. Collins; on 392 east of I-25).  Be sure to bring ID, and $15 for the test.  If you are just looking for a test session you are welcom too.  All levels will be offered.  If you are wanting to upgrade remember to bring a copy of your current license.  Non-programmable calculators are welcome and encouraged for those taking General and Extra tests.

We are looking at offering a General class.  Tenatively we are planning for October 25 and November 8 in the community room at the Poudre REA building (7649 REA Pkwy, Ft. Collins; on 392 east of I-25) .  This will follow a similar format as the previous technician classes with a full day of instruction on the 25th followed in 2 weeks with a Q&A and test session.    If you are interested in this contact the PAO.


There is currently a bill going through congress that would protect our ability to put an antenna on our houses from unreasonable restrictions from Home Owner's Associations.  You can read about it on the ARRL web site here.  You can also read the message sent out by the ARRL Mountain Division that includes information on how you can urge our congressmen to pass this bill.


The ARRL has launched a free practice test site to go along with the others available on the web.  Their site requires a free registration (like most others), and can be found at:  http://arrlexamreview.appspot.com/



The club holds a net each Wednesday at 7 pm on the 447.275 repeater (100 Hz tone).  This net starts as a formal net with check-ins and an opportunity to ask questions of the board and members.  Then switches to an informal net where participants can chat about anything on their mind.




In place of the normal club meeting in September, we will be having a picnic.  Tenatively this is scheduled for 1pm-5pm. Location is Spring Park in central Fort Collins.  The address is 2100 Mathews; east of College between Prospect and Drake.  You can find a google map here.  If you have suggestions for food or activities, or wish to help out send a message to the PAO




The next general club will be on Saturday, October 18, 2014Club meetings are held on the third Saturday of the month at the Golden Corral, 1360 SCULPTOR DRIVE, LOVELAND, CO.  It is located off E. Eisenhower (US Hwy 34) with an adjoined Kohl's Golden Corralparking lot.  Join us at 8 am for breakfast, then a presentation at 9 am.  . Every effort is made to post the meeting's agenda before the meeting is held.



The next NCARC Board of Directors meeting will be Tuesday October 14, 2014 at the Golden Corral in Loveland (the same one as the general club meetings).  We'll start meeting there around 5 or 5:30 for dinner and informal conversation.  The formal meeting will start at 6:00pm.

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