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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!