Quick News 9/5/2022 -W7BL
Next Club Meetings: Sept 27th 2022, 6pm, 1114 Y Ave, La Grande, OR 97850
Next Up Coming Event: All upcoming tests are posted here through our ExamTools page.
The Grande Ronde Radio Amateur Association (GRRAA) is an organization for those interested in amateur radio. Amateur Radio Operators (also known as “hams”), are licensed by the FCC to operate amateur radio communications for personal enjoyment and for emergency communications. The GRRAA has been granted a call sign by the FCC of W7GRA. We use this call sign for official club functions like Field day or other amateur radio events.
The purposes of GRRAA:
- Prepare for emergency communications needs of our community.
- Provide interesting and meaningful programs and education to the organization members
- Promote the hobby and service that is amateur radio to our community
Where we live:
Most members of GRRAA reside in Oregon, specifically Union, Baker, and Wallowa County. However, we welcome all that have an interest in all aspects of amateur radio. So, if you are passing through on your way to another town, vacationing at one of our many destinations in Eastern Oregon, or just a neighbor, you are welcome.
Interested in learning more about the club or Amateur Radio?
Attend one of our monthly meetings, breakfast gatherings, contact us electronically or preferably OVER THE AIR! Please explore our website or visit us on Facebook, search for W7GRA. On this website, you will find our membership application, our club’s constitution, and other information that you may find interesting. If you don’t have a FCC license yet, we can point you in the right direction for study materials and can also proctor the FCC Amateur Radio tests.
2nd Saturday Breakfast: Is Back On!!
September’s Breakfast is not happening due to our yearly picnic the same day.
We meet every 2nd Saturday of the month (excluding major holidays) for a no host gathering. Denny’s is no longer using their banquet room, so we have moved to The Smokehouse Restaurant in La Grande. This informal gathering starts at 9am and usually lasts just over an hour.
Monthly Business Meeting:
We conduct our monthly business meeting the 4th Tuesday of the month. This is open to the public and all are welcome. Due to Covid 19, our meetings are in flux. Currently the La Grande Fire Station is unavailable and we don’t see it getting free any time soon. Our backup location has been the Grace Bible Church at 1114 Y Ave, La Grande. If we are unable to have a meeting there, we will do a meeting / net on the 147.260 K7RPT or the W7GRA repeater (146.980) to conduct business. Regardless of the venue, the meetings start at 6pm Pacific.
edited W7BL 6/13/2022