Technician class: We will be holding a class to get students their technician class. This will be a fast paced class, and a passing familiarity with radio and/or electronics is a big plus. The class is scheduled for 8am to 5pm in the community room at the Poudre REA building in Windsor on September 13th. Then on September 20th at the same location we will have a Q&A session at 8am with testing to start at 9am. While the test session will be targeted at the students from the class, all levels will be offered. If you are interested in the class, send an e-mail to the PAO.
We are also planning a general class in the next couple months that will follow a similar format; full day instruction with a testing session either the next day or week. 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 at the pavillion at Fossil Creek Park in Fort Collins.If you have suggestions for food or activities, send a message to the PAO.
The next general club will be on Saturday, October 18, 2014. Club 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 parking 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 September 9th at the Golden Corral in Loveland (the same one as the general club meetings). We'll start meeting there around 5:30 for dinner and informal conversation. The formal meeting will start at 6:00pm.
- 9/14 - Pueblo Ham Fest (Pueblo)
- 9/28 - BARCfest (Longmont)
- 11/1 - TechFest 2014 (Lakewood)
- 1/17/15 - NCARC (Loveland)
- 2/8/15 - The Swapfest (Brighton)
The 2014 Hamfest was great, and everyone had a good time. Mark you calendars for January 17th for the first Hamfest of 2015!
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