Announcements

Weekly Net meets every Monday at 9 PM local time on the club repeaters.

Check-ins taken via Netlogger, 145.390 (88.5),  443.575 (100.0), and 53.290 (100.0). If there are issues with the repeaters, the alternate repeater is 147.060 with a 88.5 tone. 

Please read the procedures used for the Monday Net at https://ajarc.org/radio-procedure-for-calling-weekly-net/

Normal monthly meetings are the 1st Tuesday of each month at 7 PM local time at the Roby Center.  Since Roby is closed,  meetings are currently being held on the air through the club repeaters at the regular time/date of the meeting.   Members and non-members are invited to check in.  Always listen to the Monday Net before the club meeting to get the latest meeting information as sometimes we are able to meet at Hardin Park if it is open and the weather is cooperative.

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VEC LICENSE Testing Schedule

WCARS VEC exams are offered by AJARC after each monthly meeting either before or after the meeting and require scheduling in advance.   The cost is $10 and must bring a valid ID and a copy of license with FRN if you are already licensed.   Due to COVID 19 our exams are now custom scheduled for other times and places.  Use our contact page to schedule an exam.

READ THE FOLLOWING IF YOU ARE ATTENDING ANY SCHEDULED VEC EXAM OR STUDY SESSION IN OUR AREA:

Visit the FCC link and register for a FRN if you do not have a license or previously registered with the FCC.  FCC FRN REGISTRATION INFORMATION.   The FRN becomes your FCC ID number.  REQUIRED: Bring your FRN and 1 form of ID.    If you are upgrading, you must bring a copy of your existing license and if you have a pending upgrade (upgrade not posted yet in the ULS), you must bring the Certificate of Completion also.

All day study sessions that require no books or previous studying are given occasionally.  All materials are supplied.  The format is to study the questions with only the correct answers in “cram” sessions.  There is a high success rate of passing.    For those that have studied independently and only want to take the exam, usually the instructors will ask you to show up around 3 PM for the exam portion.  The cost remains the same to only take the exam.  Always contact the sponsors to verify they will accept you to take only the exam.

UPCOMING EXAMS AND STUDY SESSIONS:

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If you are unable to get into the 440 or 6 meter repeaters, check your frequency programming.  53.290 100.0 MINUS 1 mhz, 443.575 100.0 PLUS 5 mhz.

Check with Larry KN4MVH if you are not on the membership list and need to pay dues. The membership list is updated on a regular basis.  If you need to pay your club dues,  you can mail KN4MVH a check via his QRZ or FCC address made out to Andrew Johnson ARC for $24.00 or send payment through Paypal.   Do not send money to the W4WC Trustee, N4FV. 

 Paypal payment buttons are now available for donations and dues.  They have been implemented under CLUB INFO, Member Info and Dues

2021 AJARC Monday Net Participation Award –  Info is under ANNOUNCEMENTS.

Fellowship Get together – Presented by Sevier County Amateur Radio Society has announced plans for a quarterly gathering according to the organizer.  Visit https://seviercountyars.com/club-%26-hamfest-news   For More Information.

Greeneville Hamfest  New Date – Saturday April 17th 2021 is still scheduled with an outdoor only venue.

Dalton  GA is scheduled for Feb 27th, 2021.  http://w4drc.com/hamfest/

Sevier County Hamfest is Scheduled for March at this time. https://seviercountyars.com/

Dayton Hamvention is CANCELED for 2021.

Shelby NC Hamfest is tentatively scheduled for Labor Day Weekend in September.  Final decision will be announced by first of June.

Status of other hamfests are not known at this time.

http://greenevillehamfest.com

Greeneville Hamfest appreciates the support from these businesses for the 2019 Greeneville Hamfest

Gosnell’s Stereo and Music – Exclusive Electronics (Radio Shack) – Tower Electronics- Andrew Johnson Golf Club