Rob, W8MRL gave a presentation at the November meeting on various ways of confirming contacts. Paper QSL cards, eQSL and Logbook of the World (LoTW) were looked at. Rob is seen here at 2015 Hamvention with Bob - KD8QZE, Robert - N8JMV, Bob - W8MRG, missing was Bob - W8NFM (note a theme here?) At BCARA, we have an education topic at each meeting. With a hobby as broad as amateur radio, the possible topics are endless!
BCARA hosted an amateur radio licensing session on October 17th. The VE team, under the Laurel VEC, administered tests to 6 candidates. There are now two new licensed Technicians, two upgrades to General class and one upgrade to Extra class. Giving back to the hobby is one of the fun aspects of amateur radio.
System Fusion Repeater is on the Air! BCARA powered up the new146.700 MHz Yaesu System Fusion repeater on 7/25/15. This terrific technology allows those that want to enjoy all the benefits of a digitial mode while maintaining analog capabilities. No need to buy a new technology radio to use the same repeater, unlike DSTAR and DMR systems. If you don't hear anything on your FM radio, but see the signal strength meter active, then there is probably a digital mode QSO in progress. No problem! Watch for the repeater to drop out and just ID and join the conversation. The...
What is Ham Radio? Amateur Radio (ham radio) is a popular hobby and service that brings people, electronics and communication together. People use ham radio to talk across town, around the world, or even into space, all without the Internet or cell phones. It's fun, social, educational, and can be a lifeline during times of need. You can set up a ham radio station anywhere! In a field... ...at a club station.... ...or at home. Although Amateur Radio operators get involved for many reasons, they all have in common a basic knowledge of radio technology and operating principles,...
Why should I get licensed? Before you can get on the air, you need to be licensed and know the rules to operate legally. US licenses are good for 10 years before renewal and anyone may hold one except a representative of a foreign government. In the US there are three license classes—Technician, General and Extra. Technician License The Technician class license is the entry-level license of choice for most new ham radio operators. To earn the Technician license requires passing one examination totaling 35 questions on radio theory, regulations and operating practices. The license gives access to all Amateur Radio frequencies above...
Educating, Encouraging and Entertaining - Amateur Radio and BCARA
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Please come and join us, even if you are not yet...an Amateur Radio Operator, You are welcome to our events and meetings. Our group is fun, helpful and we enjoy fellowship with each other. Our monthly meetings usually include education topics or presentations. If you need assistance getting licensed, BCARA has many members and resources to help you get there. Please visit us soon. 73
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