Results from 8/10/2020 Exam

The exam on August 10 had 14 applicants, 12 of which were from the class. Nine of the 14 got the Technician licenses, one got the General upgrade, and one person went from zero to Extra.   The VEs were KA5DLV, KM4OZK, KL7LS, AJ4XK, KJ4RWD, KK4WDQ and W4BZM.


The list follows: 


Christopher Bolin KO4GDR Tech; Suzanne Cain KO4GDS Tech; David Cook KY4AI Extra; David Craft KO4GDT Tech; Mackenzie Holliday KO4FUU to General; Scott Friesen KO4GDU Tech; Christoper Kelly KO4GDV Tech; James King KO4GDW Tech; William King KO4GDX Tech; Katherine Talley KO4GDY Tech; Michael Williams KO4GDZ Tech


Congratulations to all of the new hams, upgrades, instructors and VEs.

UPCOMING EXAM – 8/10/2020

There will be an amateur radio exam on Monday, August TENTH, 6:30 pm  start, at The Fellowship Hall of Live Oak Baptist Church, 4565 Live Oak Church Road, in Crestview, FL 32539.

The exam is planned to start at 6:30 pm, so please arrive about 6:00 or a little after. The fee is $10.00; if writing a check, make it out to WCARS/VEC.

Unlicensed applicants must have an FRN (Federal Registration Number); Social Security Numbers are no longer allowed.  Obtain your FRN before the exam, from the FCC site at https://www.fcc.gov/wireless/systems-utilities/universal-licensing-system (New User Registration link)

Masks will be required, and we will adhere to the CDC’s six foot social distancing recommendation.

Applicants must preregister to me directly, or send a note to me via the club website CONTACT US tab at W4AAZ.com.

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NOTICE OF UPCOMING TECHNICIAN LICENSE CLASS

A Technician License Study Course will be offered this summer by the North Okaloosa Amateur Radio Club (NOARC) of Crestview, Florida.

Classes will be on Mondays, 6:30 to 9:30 pm, starting July 13, 2020, for four weeks (July 13, 20, 27 and August 03).  The cost of the class is FREE, but donations will be accepted.  The class will be taught using Zoom software.  This method will save time and travel, and help with the social distancing.

We are using the ARRL Ham License Manual, Fourth Edition.  The books can be acquired from the ARRL website at http://www.arrl.org/shop/search.php?mode=search&page=1 or most ham radio stores.

Contact Mike W4BZM (W4BZM@arrl.net), or Bruce KA5DLV with questions, or use the Contact NOARC page on the NOARC website (https://w4aaz.org/contact/).  An exam will be planned for August 10 (NO Walkins) with the place to be determined.   We will need your name, phone number and email address for the class.  

We look forward to hearing from you!

CRESTVIEW UNITY FLASHLIGHT WALK

The Club President was asked in early February by Police Chief Steven McCosker for the club to assist his officers with the first Unity Flashlight Walk. The 1.2 mile walk (5:45 pm on February 29, 2020) in downtown Crestview requested we be their “eyes and ears” while the patrol officers walked with residents as a sign of solidarity of community strength and unity. The hams were to be aided by Okaloosa Sheriff and other community volunteers. As the last marchers passed each of 14 checkpoints (street intersections), horse-type barricades would be removed and we were to be released.

The club was allowed to setup a tent (net control point) at the start/finish of the walk, which was City Hall. There was also one ham “ bicycle mobile” as a roamer. The net was run on 447.000 Mhz.

Thanks to the hams the participated: KM4OZK as a community walker; KI4MEU, KM4YOH, N4DPM, KF6LEC, KI4ZIH, KJ4PIU, KM4SPJ, KI4ZER and friend, KN4UDS and daughter, KF4RAF, KA5DLV, KM4SRO and wife, KI5FR, WB4EWS, KJ4FNA, AK4XK, KL7LS, KK4WDQ and KO4AFZ.

Thanks to Mayor JB Whitten and Chief McCosker for attending our meeting and presenting their request.

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NOARC Receives Appreciation from City of Crestview

On Monday, October 21, 2019, the Mayor and Crestview City Council wanted to extend appreciation to the clubs and organizations in the city for their work. NOARC was invited to attend the modified City Council meeting, where approximately thirty organizations gave two-minute talks on their organization.

Bruce Adams spoke for our club. He mentioned the FCC mandate of being “a voluntary non-commercial radio service, with emphasis on emergency communications”; that the club is 41 years old this month; and also mentioned some of the public service work that is provided in the city and county.

Flyers were available for those interested in more information, plus the club’s website was delivered in the presentation. Again, NOARC thanks the Mayor and the City for the recognition.

Photo: (left to right) Alex Barthe’, Steve Strom, Bruce Adams, and Jim Morrison. Not pictured are Juanita and Craig Young, and Bob and Sally Walker. Photo by Robb Sugg.

Exam Results

Two applicants were tested on 8/5/2019, with David, KM5AT passing his Extra.  He was licensed previously as an Advanced. 

Others helping with the session were W4BZM, KI5FR, AJ4XK, KL7LS, KJ4RWD AND KK4WDQ.  New member and new ham Bob, KN4UDT, assisted with setup and crowd control.  He plans on becoming a VE within the next year. 

Thanks to Live Oak Baptist Church, NOARC, the applicants, and most of all the other VEs.   A special thanks to Ron for getting the Fellowship Hall.

Bruce
KA5DLV

NEW HAMS

4-29-2019

Here are the callsigns of the eight upgrades at the most recent exam given in Niceville. Seven of them were in the class held at Rocky Bayou Church.  All were unlicensed prior to the exam:

KN4UDS Joe;  KN4UDT Bob; KN4UDU John; KN4UDV Jim;  KN4UDW Dawn (a speaker recently at the club) ;  KN4UDX Troy; KN4UDY Glen (a former licensee); and  KN4UZD Jeff.

Please say HELLO to them when you hear them on the air, and / or see them at a meeting.  Congratulations to all of you!