Special Test Session
Mike will be holding a special test session on Saturday April 4th. The session be be from 8am to 1pm in rooms 372/374 in the Lory Student Center. This session is being held in conjunction with the CSU Amateur Radio Club. If you have any questions contact mike at firstname.lastname@example.org
FCC Has Eliminated Paper Licenses
The ARRL announced on January 28th that as of February 17th, they will no longer be issuing printed paper licenses. They maintain that their 'electronic' record is the official license, and not a piece of paper. For the news release from the ARRL about the FCC's decision, click here.
RadioShack declares Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
On Thursday February 5th, RadioShack filed chapter 11 bankruptcy. They currently have approximately 4000 stores. Some will be taken over by Sprint to sell phones and service plans. There has been an unsubstantiated rumor Amazon may be interested in some of the sites. Here is a link to a CNN article.
2015 NCARC Hamfest was great!!!
The NCARC Hamfest was a fun time. Additionally we have 26 new hams from the testing session. We'll be posting pictures soon.
Mark your calendars for next year's fest: January 16, 2016
Bill to exempt ham antennas from HOA restrictions
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.
This bill is still mired down in a subcommittee. You can monitor it's progress on the congress.gov web site.
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.
The next general club will be on Saturday, March 21, 2015. 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 March 10, 2015 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.
All Meeting Notes, Agendas and Financial Reports are posted on the Members Only page.
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