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RARS General Class License Course Print E-mail
Written by K4MHM   
Wednesday, 07 September 2016 20:16

When:  Oct 1, 8, 15, 22 start at 8:30 a.m. and end around 1:00 p.m.

Where:  Raleigh, NC.  Specific location will be provided upon pre-registration.

Volunteer Instructor:  Mike Murphy, WA4BPJ, has an Extra Class license and has been teaching since the 1970s and has conducted as many as 60 courses. In addition to this course, he also teaches the Amateur Extra courses.

Tuition:  $10.00 (payable at the first session)

Course Text
:  The required manual is the current edition of: The ARRL Ham Radio License Manual - Level 2 General, 8th Edition (ISBN: 978-0-87259-811-9) and is available online (i.e. ARRL, Amazon, etc.).  For errata, Google “ARRL General Manual errata”

(Note: In order to be awarded a General Class license by the FCC, one must pass the Technician Class (Level 1) exam addition to the General Class exam.)

Pre-Registration: E-mail me with your phone number and call sign.  A registration form and other details will be e-mailed to you.

Murray Merner, K4MHM
RARS Education Director
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Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 September 2016 20:19
Sep 6 Program:Radio use by Trains Print E-mail
Written by KU4GC   
Monday, 05 September 2016 22:22

Program: Jimmy, KF4KHU will give a presentation on the use of radios in the railroad industry.

Election Results from the August 2nd Meeting Print E-mail
Written by WB4P   
Thursday, 25 August 2016 08:10

The following are the results from our annual election of Officers and At-Large Board of Directors. The two At-Large board members elected will serve a two-year term. Mark Sidell (KR3AM) and Michael North (KK4EIB) will be in the second year of their two-year At-Large terms. The officer positions are one-year terms. Congratulations to the new board!

Officers Elected
President – Dee Ramm (KU4GC)
Vice President – Chuck Anoia (KW4KZ)
Treasurer – M.K. Ramm (W4MKR)
Secretary – Dan Eddleman (KR4UB)
Repeater Manager – Charlie Durst (NC4CD)

At-Large Members Elected
John Boone (KM4MDR)
Karen Snyder (KD4YJZ)

At-Large Members Serving in Year Two of Their Term
Michael North (KK4EIB)
Mark Sidell (KR3AM)

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 August 2016 08:13
Aug 2 Program: DFMA Elections and Show & Tell Print E-mail
Written by KU4GC   
Tuesday, 26 July 2016 20:20

A. Annual Election of Officers

As of this posting, the nominees are:

Officer Candidates
President – Dee Ramm (KU4GC)
Vice President – Chuck Anoia (KW4KZ)
Treasurer – M.K. Ramm (W4MKR)
Secretary – Dan Eddleman (KR4UB)
Repeater Manager – Charlie Durst (NC4CD)
At-Large Member Candidates (in alphabetical order)
John Boone (KM4MDR)
Karen Snyder (KD4YJZ)

B. Show & Tell

The elections won’t take too long, so we are going to have another popular Show & Tell right after board elections. Please bring something interesting that you can show and spend about 5 minutes talking about. Please join us at Bullock’s.

July 19 Program: Software for the RS-UV3 Tri-band Transceiver Print E-mail
Written by KU4GC   
Thursday, 14 July 2016 09:44

For the program, Michael, KK4EIB, will give a presentation on the software and user interface developed for the Android and iPhone platforms used to control the HobbyPCB RS-UV3 144/220/450 MHz Transceiver. This is the exciting radio that Steve, KZ1X, talked about at last July’s meeting.

There will also be a "debriefing" on OCRA/DFMA Field Day 2016.

FIELD DAY 2016 – SETUP DAY POTLUCK DINNER (update) Print E-mail
Written by KM4MDR   
Friday, 17 June 2016 16:17

June 24th, 2016 6:00PM
as of 6-17-16

Field Day 2016 is just over a week away on June 25th - 26th . Members of both clubs have been planning and working together to get ready for another successful event.

FD Setup Day is June 24, 2016.  Teams will be getting an early start on the morning of the 24th and putting in a hard days work to set up the numerous antennas and operating stations that will be used during Field Day 2016. There is a lot to do and everyone can help out somehow.  Please step up and support the efforts.

Last year, Wilson , W4BOH, hosted a potluck dinner at the end of a hard day of setup activities.  By all accounts the potluck was well attended and well received.  Great news, he's doing it again !

As of this update, we have 36 folks signed up to attend the FD Potluck. The more the merrier so please send me an email or give me a call soon to add your names to the list.  Spouses and guests are welcome.

KM4MDR,  John Boone,       Phone is (919) 971-9132,       Email is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Wilson will be cooking three pork butts in his smoker and the rest of us will provide the accompanying items for dinner.  Please bring your favorite vegetable dishes, baked beans, potato salad, cole slaw, desserts etc., to compliment Wilson's fine cooking.  Chips & dip and vegetable platters are always welcome too. Soft drinks, water and iced teas will be available. 

So far , we have a broad mix of the items suggested above but there is room for more of any of the items so feel free to bring your favorite version of any of them or add a new selection of your choice!

Make sure to bring serving utensils for your dish and be sure to mark all of your serving dishes and utensils so we can be sure to get them back to you.

With respect to non-food items still needed:

1.)    Folding chairs are the major item outstanding. I would like to locate 6-10 more folding chairs. If you have any you can bring, please let me know ASAP.
2.)    Volunteers to help setup for and cleanup after dinner.

We will have numerous folding tables set up in the dining area for people to sit at but you are also welcome to bring your own outdoor lounge chairs to sit in if you prefer to eat near the pond or under one of the trees in the wooded areas that surround the Land of Magic.

Please Email or call me to let us know to expect you at the Potluck, but all are welcome, even if you don't


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