I called the VEC at ARRL a few minutes ago to check on the VE test I submitted yesterday. And I was informed that I am now in the system and can participate in test sessions. So in Short I Passed! KD4FXG/Freddy
Welcome to the new Chipola Amateur Radio Club's website!
We hope you enjoy using your site. If you have any problems, please feel free to ask us for assistance.
In order to access all the features of the new site and get updates by email, you must sign up for an account. New accounts are manually approved to help prevent unwanted solicitation of our club membership.
Once your account has been approved and activated, you will have the ability to post in the forum section and shoutbox. Note, there is a "For Sale" section of the forum and members can post their items there.
The February CARC club meeting will be held at Jackson County EOC on February 19, doors will open at 1900. An amateur radio licensing exam will be offered before the club meeting to anyone interested in obtaining their technician license or upgrading a current active license. Walk ins are welcomed, but prior notification of intent to test is appreciated. The regular club meeting will commence after testing and grading has been completed and everyone is welcomed and encouraged to attend.
Freddy, KD4FXG is offering free Amateur radio examination preparation classes to anyone interested. Contact him for class dates and times.
The Chipola Amateur Radio Club's January club meeting was called to order at 1900 and proceeded with the Pledge of Allegiance.
It was noted that CARC annual membership dues or due. Please provide dues to Jeff, WO4J.
2015 CARC officer elections was held and the newly elected CARC 2015 Officers are: President - Richard Cook, N4RCC Vice President - Burton Kent, KN4SV Treasurer - Jeff Hagan, WO4J
Please join the club in welcoming our new officers!!!
It was motioned and passed that the club will began routinely offering the Amateur Radio License exam on at least a monthly basis to coincide with club meeting dates. Several non-VE members voiced interest in obtaining VE status and providing assistance with administering examinations. Volunteer Examiners will also receive additional recognition on the website.
A motion passed to have a CARC paypal account to provide the ability to accept online payment for club dues and donations. A paypal account will be established and link placed on the ChipolaArc website.
Freddie, KD4FXG announced he will be offering amateur radio classes free to the public. Further information will be announced when the dates and times are determined.
Jeff, WO4J shared that work is continuing on the CARC repeater cotroller and hopefully will be fully operational soon.
The CARC is funded entirely on membership dues and donations. All funds are used to promote the continued advancement of amateur radio in our local area. The club also maintains the local repeater on 146.670 that is open to amateur radio operator use. Your support is greatly appreciated!