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Our very own Robert Webster (WR8RW), will be holding a class on how to be a net controller for the 146.61 nightly net, and generally for other nets, on March 25th from 9am to 1pm. The class is open to all amateur radio operators. We do ask that you sign up for this class, so that we know how many handouts to have on hand. You can sign up at the Net Control 101 Signup page. There is no cost for this class. Also, if you have a handheld, please bring it with you for a practice exercise.
Some of you may have noticed that updates to our web site are in progress. The look and feel haven’t been updated in a long time and with the new year upon us, it seems like a good time to kick the dust out and freshen up the place. As always, things break and you may notice broken links or a menu item no longer present. If you happen to notice anything, please let me know with a comment to this post.
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The September club meeting is being changed due to the Labor Day holiday.
On September the 15th we will have a Meeting / Picnic, This will be at the
Gower Park off Laurens Road in Greenville, near the Haywood Road area.
We’ll get a couple of important Club things out of the way, then its Fun time.
As you can see from the photo this is a family friendly park, so bring a friend
and your family. Also bring a meat for the grill, if you are a meat eater, and a
side dish of your choice.
More info to come, mark your calendar. C U There, Rick
New Rules for 5 MHz (60 Meters) To Go Into Effect March 5
From the ARRL:
In summarizing the new rules, the FCC explained that the new rules amend the current rules to facilitate more efficient and effective use by the Amateur Radio Service of five channels in the 5330.5-5406.4 kHz band (the 60 meter band): “Specifically, and consistent with our proposals in the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in this proceeding, the Commission replaces one of the channels with a less encumbered one, increases the maximum authorized power amateur stations may transmit in this band and authorizes amateur stations to transmit three additional emission designators. Continue reading “News from the ARRL”