Amateur Radio Technician Level Class
Sponsored by Whatcom Emergency Communication Group
Dates: Saturday April 19, 2014 and
Saturday April 26, 2014
The Class will be held at
Nelson Driving School, LLC
2300 James Street Suite 103, Bellingham, WA 98225
We are located one block south of Trader Joes on James Street
Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM both days
Cost: $25.00 for the class and $15.00 for the test.
To sign up or for more information contact:
We only had three candidates take VE exams today but they all passed and everything went perfectly, thanks to Bruce, Don, Scott, Claire, Jim, and Deb. A special thank you to Brian K1BJ who came out to open up the building for us. Two people passed their Tech and one upgraded to General. The new General class licensee credited Bruce Prior’s (N7RR) license course for his perfect score. If you would like to take Bruce’s license course for Technician, General, or Extra, write to him at N7RR@mail.com
The next license exams in Whatcom County will be Saturday February 8 at 1000 am at the Search and Rescue building. Details under the Classes and License tab above.
All Whatcom County emergency communications volunteers are invited to attend a special meeting at the Search and Rescue building near Smith Rd and Northwest avenue (1041 W Smith Rd) on Thursday October 10th at 7pm. Deputy Director of Emergency Management for Whatcom County Kent Catlin will be speaking. This is a regular meeting of the WECG (Whatcom Emergency Communications Group), but all area hams involved in emcomm are encouraged to attend. Kent will be describing his vision for building a communications network within Whatcom County and to surrounding areas.
I finally pulled the pictures that I took at Field Day 2013 in Blaine off my SD card. Here are a few:
Budd WB7FHC drove his electric bug to FD. What a project!
Sarellite ops. They made a QSO just as the bird was falling below the horizon. Alt/Az 440/144 antenna in foreground; operating station under canopy.
Satellite Ops. Don W7AIN making the QSO and tracking Doppler shift on the VFO while Andy WA2TND positions the antenna during the pass. Gary KF7NJU looks on.
Taking a break from radio to rag chew and EAT. Everyone’s favorite FD activities.
We are already awash in RF fields from our modern conveniences, not to mention the contribution from our hobby. How about harnessing those fields for the power source and modulation medium of communications? Maybe the tin foil hat crowd are not so crazy after-all.
Ham Radio Now is looking for Kickstarter donations to fund putting video of the TAPR conference on the net. Gary has sold DVD versions of earlier conferences and at least broken even on expenses. Now that we expect our video to be available online and free, they have foot the bill and hoped for donations by viewers to cover their costs. That has not paid off, unfortunately. If you want to be able to see the TAPR sessions on line (for free), consider pledging a few bucks to support the project.