- 04/20 Wed 19:00 LCARA Business Meeting at LCARA
- Minutes will be posted next week.
Club Station Upgrade ⬆️
New 80m dipole was installed on Friday. Still needs some fine tuning, but it’s working and brings 80m capability back to the W7DG station.
From Charles, AD7UF, who hosted a “last chance” exam before the fee changed. 15 new licenses or upgrades, including 5 from the Boling family.
Ahrens, Robert KK7FMZ Technician Cooley, William KK7FNA Technician Eastwood, Kiera KK7FNB Technician Eldredge, Elnathan KK7FNC Technician Ferrin, Brian KK7FND Technician Garoutte, Douglas KK7FNE General Godfrey, Timothy KK7FNF Technician Healy, Richard K KK7FNG Technician Healy, Sean P KK7DSD Extra Kennington, Lester KK7FNH Technician Boling, Jonathan KK7FNI General Boling, Kayliana KK7FNJ Technician Boling, Liliana KK7FNK Technician Boling, Steven KK7FNL General Boling, William KK7FNM General
- New FCC applications fees now in effect
- ARRL Press release explains the changes
for Part 97 (Amateur service).
- New $35 fee is paid directly to the FCC in addition to the previous $15 VE fee and applies to new and upgraded licenses and successful vanity callsign changes.
- $35 application fee also applies to club licenses
- Also: GMRS License Fee drops from $50 to $35
- ARRL Press release explains the changes for Part 97 (Amateur service).
Upcoming Events 🗓
- 04/27 Wed 1900 LCARA Technical Committee Meeting
- Held at LCARA clubhouse. Open to members only!
- Details about the station, repeaters, existing and new projects will be discussed.
- 04/30 Sat 08:00 - 13:00 5th Saturday Comm Exercise
- This will be a primarily digital / packet exercise. Stations will be expected to receive orders via APRS and submit reports via Winlink (or voice to net control, then Winlink).
- Reply to be added to the participant list for more details by email.
Down the Road
These larger events coming in June are actively looking for participants and may need help planning, reply for more information.
- June 11th: Century Bike Race (N7EI)
- June 15th: Cowlitz County Communications Exercise (N7DEM)
- June 18th: Tour de Blast (W7DG)
- 04/24 Sun 2000: W7MSH Mercury Mt. St. Helens ERC Net - Open to all Amateurs
- 04/25 Mon 2000: Cowlitz County ACS Net - Open to all Amateurs
- 04/26 Tue 0900: CEMNET Region IV Net - Winlink, V-Tac 12 (EOC)
- Email email@example.com to be added to the weekly Winlink test
- 04/26 Tue 1900: Columbia Amateur Radio Assoc. Weekly Net
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