NCRC is lucky enough to have a number of dedicated Volunteer Examiners (VEs), but we could use more. This is especially true since our latest Technician Class has 35 students! The exam date is six weeks away on November 16th.
Becoming a VE is easy and free, but it can take a month or more to obtain your credentials.
If you are a General or Extra class ham, and you’d like to help out, please go to the following link on the ARRL website for more information:
NCRC has a booth at the Southcoast MiniMakerFaire at the Fall River YMCA on Sunday October 1.
And our both description at: http://southcoast.makerfaire.com/maker/entry/31/
We need some help setting up on Sunday morning before 10 am and help running the station in a GOTA mode similar to Field Day from 10 am to 4 pm. Some of us are going to help on soldering at another booth but will have a 40/20m station and show Pixies operating CW. Bring your Pixie if you want.
We also plan to erect a 40m dipole on Thursday afternoon to simplify setup on Sunday. Help may be needed for this.
Please contact Paul Fredette, firstname.lastname@example.org or 401 339 3024 if you can help and of course all are welcome to come and enjoy the event.
EE Times runs a monthly cartoon caption contest. This recent one is pretty applicable to hams:
Put down your soldering irons and leave the building peacefully. It’s the weekend, go out and play like normal people!
6th grader Breena talking to ham radio operator Lou in Florida on Monday and now wants to earn her license.
N1ASA, All Saint’s Academy in Middletown, requests the favor of a contact with them this Thursday and/or Friday between 4 and 5 PM to help them with their “School Club Roundup”
Students will be listening to 146.550 MHz simplex and mapping all the towns they contact using their 2 meter station.
You can also contact them Thursday/Friday between 1:30 PM and 5:15 PM on 40 meter or 20 meter voice/PSK.
23 ASA students are currently enrolled in a Ham Radio class and hopefully will be licensed by mid June. The School Club Roundup contest is a great incentive for them to continue their hard work.
The weather cleared nicely so we will be having our regular meeting tonight.