Archive for September, 2012

Next Ham Cram 12/8/12

Attend a 6-Hour “Ham Cram” amateur radio Technician Class Operator license study session sponsored by members of the Panhandle Amateur Radio Club. This course will provide participants with everything they need to know to pass the Technician Exam. Every question in the question pool is covered.

Registration fee: $25 (non-refundable)

We will take a working lunch and pizza will be provided–you are welcome to bring a sack lunch if you prefer and a microwave is available. Bring a photo ID and $15 (cash, check, or money order) if you plan to take the Technician Exam following the study session. The test fee is separate from the $25 non-refundable class registration fee. Also, you may want to bring a calculator (not a smartphone) for use during the exam.

For successful completion of the exam, YOU MUST STUDY PRIOR TO THE CLASS! 1/2 hour per day of study for a week or two should be sufficient familiarization of the materials.

CLICK HERE for a free .pdf downloadable study guide.

CLICK HERE for free online practice tests.

Contact instructor Chris Seright for any questions or assistance KE5ZRT@gmail.com

Register Here


Spotter Activation May Be Necessary 9/5/12

ISOLATED TO SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP THIS AFTERNOON AND THIS EVENING. THE MOST LIKELY LOCATION FOR THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE SOUTH AND EAST OF A DALHART TO GUYMON LINE. A FEW STORMS MAY BECOME STRONG TO SEVERE…WITH GUSTY WINDS TO 60 MPH AND HAIL TO THE SIZE OF QUARTERS THE PRIMARY HAZARDS. THE SEVERE WEATHER THREAT SHOULD DIMINISH BY MIDNIGHT TONIGHT.


Tour d’ Cotton Bicycle Race Fundraiser

Correction: Saturday October 6, 2012

Volunteers Needed!

Tour d’ Cotton is a fund raiser of Childress Theatre Company, a nonprofit corporation, dedicated to the restoration of the historic Palace Theater in Downtown Childress Texas. For more information about the Palace Theatre please click here.

 The Tour d’ Cotton consists of 3 simultaneous bicycle races with distances of 60 miles, 30 miles and 8 miles. Each race begins at 0800, 0815, and 0830 respectively. We are looking for volunteer ham radio communicators to assist with communications at the rest stops. APRS support of the event would also be greatly appreciated.

Enjoy the weekend and put your hobby to good use for a great cause. helping with this event is where the true spirit of Amateur Radio is. Let’s keep active with public service eevents and keep ham radio alive and useful!

For us Amateur Radio operators, the Tour d’ Cotton serves two purposes. First and foremost, it is a fun time to get together and give back to the community. We always have a lot of fun with this event each year. Second, and also equally important, it is practice for an actual emergency situation where Amateur Radio operators would be called upon to provide emergency communications.

Traditionally, we meet at Dawson’s Family Restaurant at 1709 Ave F NW in Childress before the race at 0630 to finalize the communications plan over a plate of biscuits and gravy.


To volunteer please contact:

Jim Moody, AF5S, 940-585-1168 jim.moody.jr@gmail.com

or

Chris Seright, KE5ZRT, 806-231-4227, KE5ZRT@gmail.com

 

Childress Repeater Information: 146.960 (-) with no PL tone.



ALS-600 Amp For Sale

PARC has decided to auction an Ameritron ALS-600 solid state amplifier. The amp is in good working condition and retails new for $1,500. Click here for a complete description of the amp. Contact PARC Treasurer Henry Janhsen henryj_tx@yahoo.com to place your bid. The winning bid will be announced at the next PARC meeting 10/6/12.


  • Register Here to Receive ARES RACES & SKYWARN Alert Messages to Your Personal Cell Phone

    Phone number

    Carrier

    Include Area Code *Standard text messaging rates may apply from your carrier*
  • Click here to follow Panhandle ARES on Twitter!

    Follow PanhandleARES on Twitter
  • Upcoming Events

    Loading...
  • Bike MS 2012

    Loading...
  • PARC Field Day 2012

    Loading...
  • SKYWARN Recognition Day 2011

    Loading...
  • Spook-O-Ree 2011

    Loading...
  • Tour D’ Cotton

    Loading...
  • 2011 Tri-State Fair Parade

    Loading...
  • 2011 W5WX Field Day

    Loading...
  • RSS Spotter Network Reports

    • An error has occurred, which probably means the feed is down. Try again later.
  • PARC ARES on Twitter

  • RSS ARRL News

    • California Fire Situation Improves
      San Francisco Section District Emergency Coordinator Len Gwinn, WA6KLK, in the Redwood Valley told ARRL this week that Amateur Radio volunteers in Mendocino and Lake counties have stood down, and things are “kind of back to normal, in that no emergency stations are being operated.” Gwinn, who spent more than 3 decades with Cal Fire […]
    • Focus on Emergency Communication at Pacificon 2017
      Emergency communication will be a prominent part of the program at Pacificon 2017, the ARRL Pacific Division Convention, October 20-22 in San Ramon, California, sponsored by the Mount Diablo Amateur Radio Club.National SATERN Liaison Bill Feist, WB8BZH, will speak on Saturday and Sunday. The Saturday session will cover “SATERN and Amateur Radio Emergency Communications in […]
    • “Force of 50” Volunteers’ Puerto Rico Hurricane Recovery Mission Ends
      The 22 “Force of 50” radio amateurs who deployed to Puerto Rico earlier this month as American Red Cross volunteers have ended their mission and will be back on the US mainland by week’s end. They had been in Puerto Rico for about 3 weeks. “The Force of 50 volunteers demonstrated an extraordinary range of […]
    • David Trachtenberg, N4WWL, Confirmed as Principal Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Policy
      The US Senate today confirmed ARRL member David Trachtenberg, N4WWL, of Burke, Virginia, as the next Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. Trachtenberg, 60, is the president and CEO of Shortwaver Consulting LLC, a national security consultancy. He is National Planning Coordinator and Northeast Division Director for USAF MARS, and is active in […]
    • New Ham Bands Spring to Life; Veteran LF Experimenter Denied Amateur Access to 2200 Meters
      Amateur Radio’s two newest bands came to life on Friday the 13th. Both 630 meters (472-479 kHz) and 2200 meters (135.7-137.8 kHz) bands now are available to radio amateurs who have notified the Utilities Technology Council (UTC) of their intention to operate and did not hear anything back during the ensuing 30 days.“Many of us […]
  • Copyright © 1996-2010 PanhandleARES.org. All rights reserved.
    iDream theme by Templates Next | Powered by WordPress