Participating can be as easy as calling out on the national FM simplex calling frequency, 146.520. SSB, CW and other modes are also used. More information an the ARRL website:
How to identify parts for the beginner
By: Joe Joncas WA7MHB
Approximately 45 minutes for beginners
We ordered 10 of these for the club. If we are out the Pixie kit can be bought at https://www.pixiekits.com
You can find useful information there and many other kits and supplies.
The FCC has adopted a fee schedule, reducing the proposed $50 license fee for new licenses, renewals, and vanity call signs. An ARRL article is here.
Interestingly, the Report and Order also reduces the fee for a GMRS license to $35, making it much more affordable. The Report and Order may be downloaded here.
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:
- ACS meeting, 2nd Tuesday of the month, @ 6:00 pm:
- Meeting ID: 874 2108 8728 Passcode: 530780
- Dial In +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
- Club meeting, 2nd Tuesday of the month @ 7:00 pm:
- Meeting ID: 898 2328 7051
- Dial In +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
- ACES Training, 4th Tuesday of the month @ 7:00 pm:
- Meeting ID: 832 6345 4247 Passcode: 420590
- Wednesday Coffee & Pie on Zoom at 2:00 pm each Wednesday:
- Wilson’s Wednesday Workshop, 1st Wednesday of the month @ 7:00 PM:
- Meeting ID: 820 4304 0301 Passcode: 834936
- D-Star Zoom: 1st & 3rd Fridays at 10:00 am:
- Meeting ID: 853 9369 26
- Yaesu Fusion Group: 2nd & 4th Fridays at 10:00 am
- Meeting ID: 847 2851 9386
- 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.
Tuesday, December 8, 1800 hrs, on Zoom: Either the shortened or long URL should work:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89823287051Meeting ID: 898 2328 7051
You should not need a password, but you will be placed in a waiting room.
1800 ACS meeting
1900 LCARC Annual Meeting & Election of Officers
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.
There will be a small adjustment to the schedule for the Lunchtime Net going forward. We will continue at 12:00 noon each day, but only Monday – Friday. Come join us on 145.370, minus offset, tone of 167.9 for an informal net.
LAST DAY TO COMMENT (11/16/20)
The NPRM proposes to charge a $50 fee for new licenses, upgrades, and renewals.
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.
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