February 4th at the Macleay Grange Hall

HAMcamp will be help on February 4th at the Macleay Grange hall. Participants should expect to be in session anywhere from 2-4 hours. Confirmation of what time the class starts will be posted ASAP. Likely to be 10am.

Extra Class License Course

Beginning this Thursday, January 19th, at 6:30 p.m., there will be an Extra+ class intended for all Hams who want to improve their techniques and understanding of Amateur Radio. Whether you are technician just starting out or an experienced Amateur Extra just needing a refresher course this class will help you.
You will learn by hands on experimenting using the examples on the actual test. You will see how electronics works by actually hooking up components and measuring the results. You will hear and see the effects of how changing frequency works with resistors, capacitors and inductors. This will give you a much greater understanding of the fundamentals of amateur radio and assist you when working with your own equipment and especially during emergencies. Be prepared!
The class will start Thursday, January 19 at 6:30 PM and finish at 8:30. The duration will be 20 weeks with a break in the middle. Although I prefer that you take the class in person it will be available via Zoom for those who live outside of the Newport area. 

—ARRL Extra Class License Manual 

—Digital Voltmeter

—ARRL Handbook For Radio Communications (We will be using the newest version 100. However, this costs $80 and  you may use any ARRL Handbook—a later version preferred.)
—If you are preparing for Technician or General you should have a copy of the appropriate ARRL License Manual.
—A computer with access to the internet for test practice and research.
Please contact me via email, phone, or sign up at the next club meeting. Early registration will help us prepare materials for you to experiment with.
For more information contact:
Joe Joncas NJ7OK (WA7MHB) Lincoln County Radio Amateur Club

Cell 541-351-5292


Technician Training Course January 6th and 7th

January 6th and 7th will be the new date for the Technician Training Course at the Macleay Grange. On the 6th, which is a Friday we will begin at 6pm and go until around 8-830pm. Then, on Saturday the 7th we will start around 10am. Expect an all-day involvement on Saturday, with participants bringing or supplying their own food. We are working on having some minor snacks available in case students are not able to provide their own lunch for any unforeseen reason, but this is not for sure.

There will be a license testing session for all levels held on January the 16th, which is a Monday. This session will also be held at the Macleay grange, and I believe will start at 7pm. I will post more details in the next few days regarding specifics such as payment and any other details relevant.

Also, there will be a Zoom session available between the days of the course and the testing session for any questions students may have. This will hopefully help encourage students to continue studies on their own time to better absorb the materials covered in the course. The date and time of the Zoom session will likely be midway between the training course and the testing session. I will post more specific details as soon as I know for sure which days instructors will be available for questions via zoom.

If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact Chris Corbett KJ7UYT or any of the club board members for clarification. All ages welcomed. We hope to see you there!

Ham Camp and Antenna Classes on Saturday, the 24th of September!

There are two separate classes scheduled for this Saturday, the 24th of September. Both are at the Macleay Grange hall in Salem, Or. Starting at 10 am and scheduled until noon is the post-licensing training course “HAMcamp” and following shortly after at 1pm is the antenna training course, which will run approximately until 4pm. Both classes are free of charge at this time and all that wish to participate are welcome. I look forward to seeing you there!

-Chris Corbett, KJ7UYT

  • Instruction for HAMcamp with Patrick Pardo, KK7DCW and Andrew Hemenway, KJ7ZYM
  • Instruction for Antenna Class with John Hendricks, K7JLT

Club Members Hitting the Summit!

KJ7UYT and K7AVG were out operating in an area northwest of Dallas on the 27th of March. They were operating on various bands and were later joined by KK7DCV and KK7DCW. KK7DCV was able to activate the summit that they were at. It was his first activation. DCV is one of the clubs youth members so it was very exciting us all to watch as K7AVG taught him how to perform a SOTA activation!

K7AVG operating his KX3 and FT-2DR out of the back of his SUV
K7AVG set up his telescoping mast and end fed random wire antenna along with a roll-up J-pole for VHF operation.
KJ7UYT set up his FT-891 to run the FT8 mode from the back of his SUV powered by a LiFePo4 battery.
KJ7UYT had his 4BTV set up on a homemade base mount.

Club members portable!

A few of us from the W7SAA club went out to a location northwest of Dallas this morning and set up for a quick portable operation. Had a great time with the four of us. It was Chris KJ7UYT, Andrew KJ7ZYM, Patrick KK7DCW, and James KK7DCV! Chris was heard all the way in North Africa with just 20w from his FT-891 and a Hustler 4BTV vertical antenna. Patrick ran a 53′ end fed wire with his Yeasu 991A powered from his truck batteries.

KJ7UYT working 15m on his FT-891

KK7DCW and KK7DCV working on 20m with a 53′ End Fed Wire antenna