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We are holding another Test Prep Class for the Technician License

The class consists of 2 – 2 Hour Sessions followed by the test. We study and explain the actual questions from the FCC pool to prepare you for the test. You are expected to home study an additional hour or so.

The test is 35 questions and most students pass in around 20 minutes. The class is free but there is a $15 fee that the ARRL charges to administer the paperwork.


  • Tuesday February 20th 1:30 – 3:30
  • Thursday February 22nd 1:30 – 3:30


  • Saturday February 24th 9:30 – 10:30


  • The Commons at Friday Harbor Labs


Highlights include:

• Presentation: “Transcoding for Digital Voice in Amateur Radio.” by Bryan Hoyer

SJCARS 2018 Calendar  an evolving draft



Annual Christmas Potluck and Elections Meeting

Highlights include officer elections, fantastic food,  good conversation, and a couple of  cool presentations.


• The nominating committee presented their recommendations for 2018 SJCARS officers.

• National Park Ranger K7BIY’s presentation – “History of Telegraphy in the San Juans”


Nice to see our entire repeater network being utilized! Check-ins for VHF net on 2M, 440, 220, and Echolink.

Basil found the problem with our Echolink system last Wednesday. Apparently someone installed a conflicting application that had a Hardware Conflict with Echolink.

I promised not to do it again …

Meeting highlights include:

• A report from our nominating committee

• The status of N7JN-R EchoLink node

• K9WRP’s presentation on the recovery of the Challenger Space Capsule


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