Featured post

Club News

Club dues for 2021 remain at $20 for an individual and $30 for a family. Download the Membership Form here. We plan to have regular meetings on Zoom in this coming year, at the regular times.

Times, links, and frequencies for meetings and nets:

  • Lunchtime Net each Monday-Friday at noon on 145.370 with 167.9 tone:  
  • Weekly Club Net each Tuesday (except the 2nd Tuesday) at 7:30 pm on 145.370 with 167.9 tone.

Annual Meeting

We have scheduled our annual meeting and election of officers for December 8th.  The meeting will be held online via Zoom.  Information on how to join the meeting will be forthcoming.  We are now taking nominations for officers – President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.  Please consider nominating yourself or someone else.  Nominated so far are Mike Eastman for President, with Ginny Goblirsch and Bill Brown willing to continue if no one else volunteers.  Please, we need more club participation in office holding and taking the net. Just reply to this email to make a nomination.   Anyway, we will vote at the Dec. 8 meeting.

Minutes from our last in-person club meeting (February 2020) and the recent Board of Directors meeting were emailed out. A suggestion for a special activity was brought up and placed on the Dec. 8 meeting agenda – a project-building contest.

2021 dues will be payable in December.  Please fill out a membership form (downloadable from this website) and mail it with your check to the address listed.  Thank you.

Wednesday Coffee & Pie

Virtual coffee & pie continues on Zoom, each Wednesday at 1400 hours. Here is the new direct link: https://bit.ly/coffee-pie

The old link will take you to a registration page, which will give you a long link, which takes you to the same meeting. This should just be simpler. At some point, currently not until September, Zoom will require all meetings to use either a passcode or a waiting room. So we will probably have to enable the waiting room at that time, rather than allow everyone to join before the host, a minor inconvenience.

Technician License Webinar

We’ve had a license class on hold since the COVID-19 pandemic hit. As it became increasingly clear that indoor gatherings will remain a risk for some time, we turned our imagination to the idea of an online class using the Zoom meeting platform. This will be an experiment, and a work in progress, so we’ll be in this adventure together.

Class will take place on Zoom, Saturday mornings at 9 am, beginning July 18. We’ll meet for an hour or so each week (except for the second Saturday, when we offer license exams). I’ve blocked out my calendar through October, but expect to only need eight weeks or so to cover the material.

Sign up on Eventbrite to register for the webinar series: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/amateur-radio-license-webinar-tickets-112165955392

Once you register, it should make available links to a couple of documents, plus the Zoom link. That link should be good through all the class sessions. Don’t be alarmed if it gives you a date that looks wrong; Eventbrite handles multiple sessions differently than I would like, but it works. Next time I will input it as a single date, even though we meet for several weeks.

If you’re an experienced ham, and want to drop in and be an Elmer, let me know. I’d be happy to have more (and probably better) minds than mine available to explain things to students.

Mike N7ONP choirboy1953 at gmail.com