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. Until further notice, meeting will be held at Hardin Park or other announced locations.  Always listen to the Monday Net before the club meeting to get the latest meeting information or check here.

THE AJARC MONTHLY MEETING WILL WILL  BE HELD AT 7PM ON MAY 4TH AT HARDINS PARK. 

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W4WC 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.

 

$35 License Fee will be taking effect in the next few months. 

The final rule change was published in the Federal Register 3-19-2021: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/03/19/2021-03042/schedule-of-application-fees-of-the-commissions-rules

Even though the rule has been published in the Federal Register and has an effective date of April 19, the Amateur Radio fees “will not take effect until the requisite notice has been provided to Congress, and the FCC’s information technology systems and internal procedures have been updated” which will most likely be in the summer.

The following application types will be subjected to the fee when the rule takes effect:  New, Modification (Upgrade and Sequential call sign change), Renewal, and Vanity callsign requests. The instructions on the FCC Fee Schedule will require the applicant to pay application fees directly to  the FCC via the License Manager system. VECs and VE teams will not have to collect the $35 fee at the session. 

There will be no fee for Administrative Updates (email or mailing address changes).

UPCOMING EXAMS AND STUDY SESSIONS:

W4WRE is offering monthly exams in Bulls Gap.  https://hamstudy.org/sessions/37743

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.

ARES MEETING WED APRIL 14th AT GREENEVILLE PIZZA INN 6 PM.

DAY CHANGE – TRIVIA NIGHT THUR EVENINGS 9 PM on 147.060 +600 88.5 tone

NEARBY HAMFEST SCHEDULE – VISIT WEBSITES FOR UP TO DATE INFORMATION

 

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.

Sevier County Hamfest video tour:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BpZt75v1wc

Dayton Hamvention is CANCELED for 2021.

Knoxville Hamfest Saturday, June 24th.  http://www.w4bbb.org/knoxville-hamfest

McMinn County Hamfest at Sweetwater TN  Saturday July 17th.  http://mcminnarc.com/fest/fest.html

Waynesville NC Hamfest July 24th.   http://www.wcars.org/hamfest-annual/docs/hfnotice.pdf

Status of other hamfests are not known at this time.

http://greenevillehamfest.com

Greeneville Hamfest appreciates the support from these businesses for the 2021 Greeneville Hamfest – 

American Radio Relay League – BOOMCO –