As the summer rolls along, there are a couple of amateur radio tailgate events on the schedule. These tailgate meetings are a good place to visit with other hams, ask a bunch of questions, answer a bunch of questions, and buy, sell, and swap ham equipment.
Sunday, August 15, 2021
Saturday, August 14, 2021
More precisely, the originating point was at 18.352N and 73.4801W at anestimated depth of 10 km.
Jean-Robert Gaillard, HH2JR, President of the Radio Club of Haiti, hasreported that the earthquake has caused significant structural damage.
IARU, Region 2 has requested that the following frequencies be reservedfor emergency use during this event: 3750 kHz, 7150 kHz and 14330 kHZ.
HQ staff, lead by CEO Minster, is standing by to activate both W1AW andW1HQ if needed. The ARRL President, CEO and the new ECFSC committee,after consultation this morning, have designated Lee H. Cooper, W5LHC,to be ARRL's point of contact with the IARU R2 Emcom group.
John Robert StrattonN5AUSWest Gulf Director
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Sunday, August 8, 2021
Online - Live - Technician Class
Most of you already have passed your amateur radio Technician test, but you may have friends or family that are interested in getting their license. Helping them to get their first license has never been easier and the Edmond Amateur Radio Society https://k5eok.org is here to help! They will host a Technician course in Zoom-based meetings and are offering this to anyone in the state. This class starts on August 31st and runs until October 26th. The class runs mostly on Tuesday, but weeks 3 and 8 are on Monday nights, due to local club conflicts. Once you have signed up and cannot attend please let Marcus N5ZY know immediately so he can inform someone on ‘stand-by’ there is a seat available.
This class will be hosted in Zoom-based https://zoom.us/ meetings. You do not need a Zoom account – a web link will be provided to the ‘meeting’ with a password. Each class will be recorded and a link will be provided to access the recording. A smartphone or computer with a web-cam can be used to join the session. Each class will be recorded and made available to those who register using a YouTube private link.
When (9 week course)
Tuesday nights 6:30 to 8:30 PM 31-Aug to 26-Oct
Exception: Week 3: Monday 13-Sept and Week 8: Monday 11-Oct
The course fee is $ 5 (non-refundable).
$25.00 for the 2018 – 2022 Gordon West yellow ‘Technician Class’ textbook. ( You can purchase this book from Amazon or Gordon West, https://www.gordonwestradioschool.com/ )
$15.00 test fee, payable at the time of test (ARRL VEC)
Edmond ARRL VEC offers exams at 9:30 AM at the EARS Club Station, first Saturday monthly. Other clubs in the state also offer exams either as ARRL VEC, W5YI VEC, or Laurel VEC (all exams are the same).
(NOTE: Exam fees can change subject to FCC requirements)
Technician License Course - Online
And, for those that have friends that want to get their Technician license on their schedule, the South Canadian Amateur Radio Society (SCARS) club, in Norman, has a solution. Their online videos are available for free to anyone and will help a person get their Technician license at https://w5nor.org/tech/.
That site has seven videos that walk you through the subject matter, additional study guides, testing locations, and links to study guides if you wish to do some reading. In addition, test sites are available through the ARRL test locator, including online options that you can test from your home or office.
Today is a great day to start to get someone their amateur radio license!
Amateur radio clubs are the backbone of the hobby. The tremendous local hams have good information, and as Elmers or mentors love to share it. Send something that your club is doing well to me email@example.com, and I'll feature your club in this newsletter. Most clubs have seen an increase in new member activity during the pandemic. Our Oklahoma Affiliated Club Coordinator, Jim Shideler W5JCS, can help you find a club or help your club become affiliated. We currently have 38 clubs listed at https://aresok.org/clubs. Look for a club near you, or verify that your club is on the list. Send Jim an email at W5JCS@arrl.net if you need club assistance.
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