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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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Quoted from the ARRL at http://www.arrl.org/news/amateur-radio-parity-act-of-2015-introduced-in-congress “The Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015” — H.R.1301 — has been introduced in the US House of Representatives. The measure would direct the FCC to extend its rules relating to reasonable accommodation of Amateur Service communications to private land use restrictions. US Rep Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) introduced the […]

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March 2015 SJCARS Meeting

Our next SJCARS regular monthly meeting will be at 11:30 am on Friday, March 13, 2015, at the Mullis Street Fire Station on San Juan Island. Special guests include County Sheriff Ron Krebs and Department of Emergency Management Director Brendan Cowan. The Sheriff will give us an update on his directions after having recently been […]

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We just received this press release. This is sort of short notice but maybe a possible speaker for an SJCARS meeting either live or via Skype. Let us know if you attend this meeting.   Whidbey Ham Radio Operators To Hear National Update A top policymaker with the nation’s largest association of amateur radio operators […]

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