The ARRL is going to start reviewing the ARES plan on a more regular cycle. Annually is of more importance than every generation. There was an open comment section during summer to fall of 2018. If you want more information please click the link and follow up on the whole article from the ARRL.
If you’re interested in upgrading past your General license and need some training to prepare, check out the Liverpool Amateur Radio Club. They will be presenting a class in March to assist you in getting your upgraded ticket. It runs from March 27th, 2019 thru May 12th, 2019. Some Saturdays and most Tuesdays and they do a very good job of assisting you to pass the Extra class exam.
You can check out the LARC website and sign up for the class and see the schedule.
Fishing around the Internet and looking for some good information and hacks for Amateur Radio Operators an interesting site was revealed. For those that are just starting out in the Hobby and would like some assistance and some place to start. The Make site had some interesting things to post about Amateur Radio and here’s one that might be on interest to some of our new operators and maybe even some of the older more experienced operators including some “Elmer’s” out there. Something you can pass on to someone else.
Setting Up a Ham Radio Shack
Please enjoy and work responsibly and make sure you have your license.
Well, it’s almost time again for another monthly club meeting. Please see if you can make it and enjoy some fun, food, and friendly discussion. So, come and join us at Theodore’s Restaurant in Canastota, on February 5, 2019, at 06:30 pm. We hope to see you there and we can meet some new friends and put some faces to the voices.
The ARRL is putting up some podcasts to assists new Amateurs getting a start on things and just generally getting going in the hobby. Reaching new Amateurs and getting them going after they get their ticket has been an underserved area for a very long time. Sure clubs and fellow Hams assist with this, but sometimes the locations of new license holders are somewhat remote in comparison and maybe no fellow mentors “Elmers” are available in the area either.
Now the ARRL is putting podcasts out about them using the app Stitcher, Blubrry and Apple iTunes. The new podcasts are called “So Now What?” and they are starting March 7, 2019, and will alternate weeks with the “ARRL The Doctor is in“. If you want more information please follow this link to New Amateur Podcasts.
After the issue with the partial government shutdown the FCC has reopened their EAS department. Read the link below for more information.
Attention Ham Radio Operators: We are planning a Snow RagChew this Sunday at 7pm. It will be on the 145.170 frequency/repeater.
If there is an emergency traffic net we will not be on.
Join us fellow hams, and let us know how much snow you got, and find out who will have bragging rights.
73’s to all KC2ZCA and the CNYARA
If you’re interested in getting your Amateur Radio news fix, check out this website: http://twiar.net/ Lots of great information about Amateur Radio each week. The information is available from their website in the form of Podcasts that can be heard on any Internet-enabled device.
Our repeater the 145.210 is down for the meantime as we go through some location issues and some interference issues. All Nets are being moved back to the 145.170 for the foreseeable future. Updated scripts for the Nets will be forthcoming.
After some success in the US with National Parks On The Air in 2017, Canada has decided to follow it up with their own. So this year is Canadian National Parks On The Air 2019.
Take the time if you can to see what it’s all about and to participate and assist in making some of those much-needed connections (QSO’s).
If you would like more information check out their website at cnpota.ca