You may renew your license within 45 days prior to its expiration date. Currently there is no fee required to renew your license, though a $35 fee will be implemented in the near future. Once your license expires, you may not legally operate (transmit), though here is a 2 year grace period during which you may renew your license without being required to retest, and retaining your all sign.
- Under “Filing” heading, click on “File Online”
- Enter FRN and password
- Your FRN is on your license, or
- Click on “Check your license” and
- Search by your call sign
- If you don’t have an account set up …
- On the left, under “My Licenses,” click on “Renew Licenses”
Key FCC links:
Wednesday Coffee & Pie is currently in-person at the Chalet at 2:00 pm each Wednesday. Should in-person meetings be suspended, the Zoom option will be reinstated. https://bit.ly/coffee-pie Zoom link may be made available on request.
The Zoom Master will be out of internet range on Friday August 20, so no “Other” Group Zoom meeting will occur that morning, at least not one hosted by himself. Have a great week; I will be getting some much needed R&R.
Our array of Friday morning meetings has been rearranged. The 1st Friday will be for regularly scheduled meetings of the LCARC Board. The 2nd Friday will combine the D-star and Yaesu Fusion meetings into a Digital Voice meeting, including DMR if there is interest. We have the flexibility to set up breakout rooms to have separate meetings at the same time, as necessary. The 3rd Friday will be the “Other” meeting, incorporating Packet, other digital modes, or most anything of interest. On the 4th Friday, the “Zoom Master” hosts a GMRS meeting. This one is not a Club event (since it’s not Amateur Radio), but anyone with an interest is welcome.
All these meetings take place at 10:00 am. the comprehensive list with links is below:
- LCARC Board: 1st Friday at 10:00 am
- Digital Voice Modes: 2nd Friday at 10:00 am:
- Other Group: 3rd Friday at 10:00 am
- Packet, digital & you-name-it
- GMRS Group: 4th Friday at 10:00 am
Field Day 2021 photos and videos are coming in. You can contribute by emailing to n7oy.lcarc at gmail.com, and view at: https://photos.app.goo.gl/e5bhBbPCme49oTFs9
Video from NJ7OK of antenna tower raising: https://youtu.be/i7SIPO-Y5xo
Wednesday Coffee & Pie is now meeting in-person at the Chalet at 2:00 pm each Wednesday. A Zoom option will be available as we are able (make contact in advance to make sure), with the usual link:
I’ve heard some questions that I think might relate to this “Temporary Rule Waiver.” This concerns the “aggregate club score,” not the official score under the Club call sign. It’s also important to label your club affiliation with the exact same text as the club uses, or it will not count.
Temporary rule waiver: For Field Day 2021, an aggregate club score will also be published, which will be the sum of all individual entries indicating a specific club (similar to the aggregate score totals used in ARRL affiliated club competitions). Ordinarily, club names are only published in the results for Class A and Class F entries, but the temporary rule waiver for 2021 allows participants from any Class to optionally include a single club name with their submitted results following Field Day. For example, if Podunk Hollow Radio Club members Becky, W1BXY, and Hiram, W1AW, both participate in 2021 Field Day — Hiram from his Class D home station, and Becky from her Class C mobile station — both can include the radio club’s name when reporting their individual results. The published results listing will include individual scores for Hiram and Becky, plus a combined score for all entries identified as Podunk Hollow Radio Club.
Yes, it’s Field Day weekend, but we will still have the Yaesu Fusion and GMRS Zoom meetings Friday morning, June 25. Fusion is at 10 am and GMRS at 11:00. To avoid having to close one meeting and open another, both meetings will use the same link:
Topic: GMRS Group (follows Yaesu Fusion Group): https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84728519386 Meeting ID: 847 2851 9386
Fusion will start at 10:00. At 11:00, the GMRS folks will arrive. I will create breakout rooms so the Fusion folks don’t have to leave if they have more to discuss. GMRS folks can also come early if they like.
We’ll try this, and if it works it will be our plan going forward.
ARRL Field Day is June 26-27, always the fourth full weekend in June. Lincoln County (Oregon) Amateur Radio Club will once again hold its Field Day event at Toledo Waterfront Park. Setup will begin Friday afternoon, with the actual event beginning at 11 am on Saturday. Demobilization will be Sunday morning.
Join us on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82341474435?pwd=anp6K1BQc2N5dExvNlBwbVhQYzVVZz09 The link will be up at least periodically, not necessarily the entire time, focusing on Saturday afternoon activities.
Meeting ID: 823 4147 4435
Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/P7McjUcdfCjEXJJS9
Use this link to a short survey to “register” your intention to attend some or all of the Club’s Field Day 2021:
Planning sessions for Field Day take place on Zoom each Wednesday at 12:30, through June 30. Join using this Zoom link:
An initial discussion took place Friday, April 30 on Zoom. Future regular meetings are scheduled for the 4th Friday of the month at 11:00 am, following the Fusion Group: