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Rick KK4GV will be back on the island of Dominica June 29 - July 6, 2013.
Holiday style SSB operation as J79GV will be from Calibishie on the northeast side of the island.
Check DXWatch or other spotting network to see when I am on the air.
For additional information go to http://www.qrz.com/db/J79GV
We had a file size problem with website or the hosting service. I trimmed the photo sizes and I think this should work. Hopefully you will see an attachment. Posted on behalf of newsletter editor Milford, N3WYG.
73, Rick KK4GV
2013 General Class
Class Meets from 9AM to Noon on Saturdays listed below. Contact Rick KK4GV via: kk4gv at w3vpr.org
Books are available at the clubhouse but if you want to get it from Amazon:
04/27/13 Procedures & Rules - Chapters 2 & 3
05/04/13 Components & Circuits Part 1 - Chapter 4
05/11/13 Components & Circuits Part 2 - Chapter 4
05/18/13 Signals & Equipment - Chapter 5
05/25/13 Memorial Day Weekend - No class
06/01/13 Antennas/Propagation - Chapters 6 & 7
06/08/12 Safety, Review, Test - Chapter 8
Please welcome these new Technicians from our class. I think a few more will test soon. The free radios are on back order but you should here the new hams on the air soon.
KC3ADW Carol Watson
KC3AKC Jim Brooks
KC3AKD James Denny
KC3AKE Leon Eady Jr
KC3AKF Blair Kraft
KC3AKG Tim Cash
KC3AKH Les Hawthorne
KC3AKI John Norman
KC3AKJ Mary Gleaves
KC3AKK Marjorie Rawhouser
KC3AKL Karl Gleaves
KC3AKM Mike Makowski
KC3AKN Dan Blades
KC3AKO Dick Kaiser
KC3AKP Everett Dover
KC3AKQ John Franchy
KC3AKR Cassie L. Johnson
KC3AKS Jared Shuman
A lot of club members worked me on Dominica as well as some PVRC'ers and some from the 1900 Group. I am picking the best photo for the QSL's and will print them soon. If you want to receive a QSL card in person at a club meeting just fill yours out and bring it to a meeting. (If you do not have your own QSL's just let me know you want card) I will give a presentation about the operation probably in April.
Here are the results:
49 states plus DC (Missed Montana)
73, Rick KK4GV J79GV
At some time in the past the club web page for Public Service was well designed, informative, and maintained. In recent times the information has become out of date. We have a new Public Service coordinator this year, Les Silva KH6CUJ. He needed the site updated as an effective way to announce the events and get volunteers to contact him. I volunteered to put up a simple, easy to edit, text only page for now just to get it done. All the code for the old page has been preserved so it can still be redone or maintained. Let me or George N3YSA know if any corrections or additional information is needed.
It can be accessed from the AARC web page or at this link:
73, Rick KK4GV
I have been issued the callsign J79GV by the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of the Commonwealth of Dominica. Dominica (Dom-i-nee-ka) is an unspoiled jewel in the Caribbean and we will be there from March 8 to March 18. Check the DX clusters (DX Watch or DX Summit for instance) for me to be spotted on the air. You can filter the spots by many criteria or just search for J7 spots. I am taking the Flex-3000 and the IC-706 as a back-up plus dipoles for 10-12-15-17-20 and 40 meters and 750 feet of rope.
The entry level license for operating Amateur Radio in the United states is called Technician. The intermediate level license which earns more transmitting privileges is called the General. The top level license is called Amateur Extra. We have scheduled the first two level classes and are now accepting students to sign up. Classes are held at our Davidsonville, Maryland clubhouse and run 6 weeks in 3 hour sessions on Saturday mornings from 9AM until Noon. The class itself is FREE. You can buy the book on-line or at the first class but it is helpful to read the first chapter in advance.
A corporate sponsor (LDG Electronics) has agreed to provide a free handheld radio (subject to availability) to each student who attends the Technician classes and passes the license exam.
Please email KK4GV at W3VPR dot ORG with your Name, Address, Phone Number and any questions you may have. Click Read More for the schedule.
Thanks to everybody who came to the sale. We raised over $1500 for the widows and the club!