W7GRA Up Coming Events
ARRL VE Testing Sessions
Next Test Session: 9/27/2022
Test Location: Grace Bible Church
1114 Y Ave, La Grande Oregon 97850
Time : 5pm
Please contact us a head of time if you wish to take a FCC Amateur Radio Exam. We want to make sure you have everything you need to take your exam.
We have volunteer examiners that can cover all three FCC tests.
If you haven’t done so already please visit the FCC website and register for a FRN number. The FCC now charges a $35 fee for exam paper work on your first passed exam, vanity call signs and renewing your 10 year license.
When you reach out to us, give us your name, phone number, working email address and if you have one, your FCC Amateur Radio call sign.
You can, please sign up for this in person exam at https://hamstudy.org/sessions/97850/inperson
This will help us keep track who needs to take a test.
WA7BNM Contest Calendar
Link to WA7BNM's google calendar.
- The K7RA Solar Update September 30, 2022
- Online voting for ARRL Southeastern Division Election September 29, 2022
- Amateur Radio Operators Continue Response to Ian September 29, 2022
- Hurricane Watch Net Update for Ian September 29, 2022
- FCC Grants an ARRL Emergency Request to Permit Higher Data Rate Transmissions for Hurricane Relief Communications September 28, 2022
- Bob Is Back! Teapots on the Air and Fantastic Remote HF Radio September 22, 2022
September 26, 2013
Greetings, fellow hams.
Our regular monthly meeting was held Thursday, September 26th, at 7:00 PM at the La Grande fire station on Cove Avenue. There were eleven members in attendance. At 6:00 PM, prior to the meeting, a testing session was held and C.J. Jensen of La Grande became a new ham. Congrats to C.J.!
Results of the August 25th Fox Hunt are in and the winner was Mike Orcutt KF7STP. After the hunt the club treated the fox and all the hunters to dinner at the Golden Crown Restaurant.
Unfortunately, the W4PJS repeater (146.98) is still down. Steps are being taken to get it up and running again.
At our August meeting we voted to donate $100 to the ARRL Spectrum Defense Fund. We received a very nice letter from the ARRL thanking the club for doing that.
Joel Hinshaw KD7JG is in the process of setting up a computer log for the club to use at events such as our Special Event Station at the Union County Fair and at Field Day.
The ARRG Group’s repeater (147.26) (tone 103.5) is up and running. The club voted to donate $100 to them to help offset some of the equipment and travel costs. (They have to travel to the Grande Ronde Valley from Portland to work on the repeater).
The final Fox Hunt of the year will take place on Saturday, October 5th, at 4:00 PM. (Please note that this one is on SATURDAY, not Sunday). Check-ins will be at 3:55 PM on 146.55.
Finally, Joel KD7JG gave a very interesting and informative talk and demonstration on how to set up and operate LoTW (Logbook of the World) and Eqsl.
Our final meeting of 2013 will be October 24th, the fourth Thursday of October. Due to Thanksgiving and Christmas being either on that Thursday or close to it we don’t meet in Nov. or Dec.
73 and Good DX!