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

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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.


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