Sept/Oct 2016 Newsletter

Our September/October edition of the Newsletter is here. It is another great issue where we talk about our ongoing RACES program, David, KD5YDU shows his shack, our own Michael Currie, KF5ZAP, is awarded a scholarship from the ARRL, and a schedule of upcoming events.

We have so many pictures for you to see. They are from both Field Day and our HARC50 celebration.

Did you know that almost went to war with Russia in 1967 because of a solar flare? Mike explains how it almost happened. We also get back to the basics of HAM Radio. We talk about grey line; what it is, and how we use it.

Find the newsletter here:

HARC Newsletter Sep-Oct 2016

Upgrade Opportunity: General Class

The Hurst Amateur Radio Club will be offering a free Amateur General licensing class during the 2nd and 4th week of September 2016. This instructor-led class will take place on Thursday from 8:00am to 5:00pm on both weeks. An optional VE test session will be offered on the last day of class and cost $15 paid to the VEC.

This class is hosted by Baylor Regional Medical Center in Grapevine, TX at their request, and seats will be delegated to BRMC employees holding a Technician Class Amateur Radio license already. Remaining seats will be opened to the general public after this.

A map to their location can be found here: Baylor Scott & White Hospital, Grapevine

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-class study worksheet (follow link to download and print). 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 November 2016.

Please register for this class on our webpage here.

July/August 2016 Newsletter

The July and August edition of the newsletter has arrived. This is an exciting issue. It is full of interesting tidbits and other information.

President Chris, KD5HIY, looks back at this past year and everything we have done, and looks forward to the upcoming year. Our new secretary Carrie, KD5YIZ, has ideas for growing the club, specifically for women. She discusses her new venture, the Women of Ham net that she started last month. It started small, and is growing a little each week.

Our new logo is officially shown off to the world, the City of Hurst received the NOAA StormReady Certification, a great bit of history as told by John Roden, K5JR.

Mike, N5YM, explains a confusing subject we encounter all the time in the world of radio, decibels and how they actually work and are why they are of value to us.

This is a great issue and we are very excited about it. Read it here:

HARC Newsletter July-August 2016

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