As a result of opposition by the Ham Radio Community and others to the FCC's recent license fee proposals, the FCC has lowered the proposed fee from $50 to $35. Not the perfect answer many had hoped for but a direct improvement. Details have not been finalized by the FCC, and we are told that we will get 30 days notice before such new rules are implemented.
What this tells me, is that if you want to get a new license, upgrade your current license, or apply for a vanity call sign, now is the time to do it as you still have a chance to do so before the $35 fees go into effect.
The December 3, 2020 Annaul Metting is over, and the new slate of officers has been elected by Acclamation. They are::
President: Eric Berman, KC3GDV
Vice President: Joe Conover, KL4QG
Secretary: Michael Hunt, KC8GIJ
AC3SS received his new hat from HAMTHREADS with his doorprize from our virtual Holiday Party.
Rol Anders K3RA, is once again holding his Extra License Class. Unteil we have time to create one at the AARC this is the only Extra License Class in the state of Maryland. So if you're a General, and want to move up, here are the details:
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Contest University Presents
“The 2021 Propagation Summit”
January 23, 2021 (Saturday) from 11 AM – 3 PM (all times are EST)
via Zoom Webinar.
via Zoom Webinar.
MEMBERS ONLY SPECIAL
The ANNE ARUNDEL RADIO CLUB
The Anne Arundel Radio Club
is offering a complete station
for any member that has upgraded to
GENERAL CLASS LICENSE
within the last year.
Huey Treadwell, AB3GS has agreed to take over the vacant position of Membership Secretary. He is already managing additions and corrections for website access and the email@example.com mailing list, and will soon take over the Roster operation as well.
Huey is the right man for the job, and your President could not be happier.
The K1USN Radio Club in Massachusetts is launching a new weekly, one hour long, slow-speed contest called the K1USN SST. This will be on Sunday's 8pm to 9pm local time (0000-0100 Monday UTC) with suggested frequencies at 3.532 to 3.539 MHz, 7.0032-7.039 MHz and 14:032-14.039 MHz. Stations will exchange call sign, neme, and state, privince or country. This contest is limite to a 20 wpm maximum speed rate, with participants encouraged to slow down as needed.Ch
Until Further Notice all Anne Arundel Radio Club Meetings will be held on Zoom!
First, you should know that unless otherwise stated meetings are from 7:30pm till approximately 9:00pm on the days in question. Further you should know that a Zoom Meeting Invite, will contain the Meeting ID and Password needed to be a part of that meeting.
I recently received an email from a member who obviously didn't understand some of the basics of how our club works. I thought "Maybe he's not alone?" So I wrote up a page of stuff for Noobies to the AARC. Stuff every member should know. If you are new here.... I suggest you click on the heading above and read it.
There is now a live feed of the 147.105 repeater on the W3VPR website. It is hosted by Broadcastify.com, where it is also available.
This is an informational feed due to the delay(90 seconds), this is just inherint in the network between the capture of the audio, transmision to the Broadcastify site and encoding time for internet broadcast.
It is not meant to use in conjunction with realtime communications, rather for when you are unable to receive the signal or for testing your rig, you are able to transmit and then wait to hear your transmission via broadcastify.
If you have any question you may contact firstname.lastname@example.org
In 2018/2019 we created new Application Forms, Membership Renewal Forms, Waiver Forms, Yearly Survey Forms and Photographic Release Forms both online and hard copy. But its clear from what is being filled out that many members don't understand the reasons for each, and even who should fill them out.
So, if you want to understand the process...... click here.
Last year we instituted a door prize at the Holiday Party just for those who took part in filling out the Yearly Survey. At the party, a large number of members all of a sudden wanted to fill in the form, and since we had computers online, they were able to do so, and participate. This year, we won't be having Internet Access at the Holiday Party. So if you want to take part, you must (assuming you haven't done so, and most haven't) please go online now, and fill out the Yearly Survey for 2019.
There was a discussion on the Holly net regarding radio clubs around Maryland.
Here is a PDF attachment that is printable/downloadable and clickable with the information that was desired.
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