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Results of the VE Session

SJCARS had another successful VE (Volunteer Examiner) testing session at the San Juan Island Library on Sat, Oct 1 at noon.  Nick Wainwright came for the Tech license session and passed in spite of the best efforts of the VE’s to distract him. Overseeing the test were Hoop Hooper, K9QJS, Ed Kelm, KD7TUN, Mike Sear, […]

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Here is the letter of recognition which SJCARS received from the San Juan County Council. SJI_Council-SJCARS  

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Impromptu VE Session

Reported by Dave, K9MRQ Prior to the club meeting at Mullis Fire Station on June 10th we ran an unadvertised VE session to allow Tom Huse, KE7MXK, to take his upgrade to Extra. Examiners were Ed Kelm, KD7TUN, Mike Sear, N7TLL and Dave Vandaveer, K9MRQ. The corner conference room was used for the testing process. […]

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VE Session

By Dave Vandaveer, K9MRQ The club had the most recent VE session for testing new hams and upgrades on April 23 at the San Juan Island Library.  Twelve candidates showed up and 11 either received an upgrade or received a new license.  This is quite a change from several recent sessions when no candidates showed […]

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Did you wish Samuel Morse Happy Birthday?

Samuel Morse was born on April 27, 1791, but his influence extends to this day From Time Magazine: The telegraph has become the epitome of an obsolete technology. The last telegram was sent two years ago, and Morse code blinked out a few years before that. But in terms of influence, Samuel Finley Breese Morse—born on this day, April […]

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An earthquake measuring 6.4 has hit Taiwan, and caused buildings to collapse. HARTS (Hong Kong Amateur Radio Transmitting Society) has received a weak voice signal from the CTARL Taiwan (Chinese Taipei Amateur Radio League) that asks that the following frequencies be kept clear. HF frequencies used in Taiwan are voice: Main is 7.060 MHz with backup 7.050 MHz […]

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One day “US Islands Getaway”

(Posted on behalf of Hoop, K9QJS by Peter, WA7FUS) The US Islands Awards Program is having a “USI One-Day Getaway” this weekend, May 9, 2015, 0000z – 2359z, which is 5:00 pm this Friday local time to Saturday at 4:59 pm local time. You can learn more about it at the above link – scroll […]

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Two for Two

(posted by Peter Dahl on behalf of Dave Vandaveer, K9MRQ) At the most recent VE session held April 18th at the San Juan Island Library, we had two applicants show up and both passed the test to become brand new Technicians.  Gaye Levy and Sheldon “Shelly” Avon are the newest hams on the island. The […]

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