Saturday GROUP

The Saturday GROUP is all about getting together for show-and-tell, amateur radio projects, equipment help, and sometimes just telling stories. The GROUP is very friendly and welcomes all newcomers with an interest in amateur radio and related technology.

Note: The meeting place is in a secured area and visitors need to be escorted. Contact W5HRC on the 442.850Mhz (PL 110.9hz) KM5HT repeater for access or call 817-788-7379 from a cell phone. Do not use the lobby phone as it goes directly to 911.

Morse Code Practice

Always wanted to learn Morse code? Not sure how to get started? Need a little more motivation to practice?  Want to Turn your No Code into Know Code? Come and join us for a weekly dive into the world of dits and dahs.

Nick (KA5TVI) and others will lead practice sessions and will share experiences with learning and communicating with Morse code. 

You will not be able to learn code solely by attending class. Learning code takes a daily commitment to retain and expand on what you’ve learned.

Note: The meeting place is in a secured area and visitors need to be escorted. Contact W5HRC on the 147.100Mhz (PL 110.9hz) repeater for access or call 817-788-7379 from a cell phone. Do not use the lobby phone as it goes directly to 911.

Please make an effort to arrive 15 minutes before the meeting starts to allow everyone to be escorted and the meeting can begin on time. Thanks!

FCC Amateur General Licensing Class

The Hurst Amateur Radio Club will be offering a free Amateur General licensing class during the 3rd and 4th week of September 2015. This instructor-led class will take place on Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm on both weeks. An optional VE test session will be offered on the last day of class and cost $15 paid to the VEC.

The recommended study manual is the Gordon West 2015-2019 General Class Book available from a number of online and local booksellers or directly from W5YI (purchase online, but available for pickup locally). Please purchase ASAP for use with the pre-study worksheet that we will distribute before class starts. We ask that you come to the first day of class with the worksheet completed so we know what material to emphasize.

Note: This is an upgrade class for those that already have the Technician class license. An entry level, Technician class, will be offered in May 2015.