There will be an amateur radio exam on Monday, November 18th, 18:30 start, at room 304 of the Crestview Campus of Northwest Florida State College on Highway 90, about 1/2 mile east of 85.
Going east on 90, from 85, turn south onto Hathaway Street (you will see the Knights of Columbus building as you pass Twin Hills Park), take the next left through the college. Park in the grassy area on the east side of the building, essentially on Highway 90. Room 304 is on the outside, ground floor, right side, as you walk toward the “main area” of the one campus building.
The exam is planned to start at 1830, so please try and arrive about 1800 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 from the FCC site at https://www.fcc.gov/wireless/systems-utilities/universal-licensing-system
Applicants are urged to preregister to me directly, or send a note to me via the club website CONTACT US tab at w4aaz.com.
The EXTRA License Study Course still has room for those whose schedule may have improved.
Classes are Mondays, 1830 to 2130, room 304 at the Crestview campus of NWFSC. Parking is on the northeast side of the campus, right next to US 90.
We are using the ARRL Extra study guide. Grab a book, review chapters one and two, and read three which will be covered this Monday. No class on Labor Day and no cost for the class.
Contact KA5DLV or W4BZM with questions, or use the Contact US page on this website.
NOARC will offer a class for the Extra license this Fall. Classes will be held at the Crestview campus of Northwest Florida State College on Monday nights from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM, starting on 19 August and continuing through 11 November, with a test tentatively schedule for 18 November.
Class will not be held on Labor Day (02 Sep) but we plan to hold a class on the evening of Veterans Day (11 Nov) at a location other than the college.
Notification e-mails have been sent out to those who indicated a “serious interest” in the class, but there should be room for additional students. We have made an announcement to Playground Amateur Radio Club if anyone there is interested.
If you are planning to attend, please notify Bruce Adams KA5DLV or Mike Behr W4BZM so that you can be put on the e-mail distribution list for additional information prior to the start of classes.
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.
It was a great night at the Main Street Crestview Association Volunteer Appreciation Dinner. Patty KM4OZK, Bruce KA5DLV, Rich N4DPM and Ron KI5FR represented NOARC at the event. The first photo is the NOARC members, The second was Ron KI5FR accepting a very generous donation of $100 from Paul Lowry, President of Main Street Crestview. Thanks Main Street, we look forward to working in the years to come!
Antenna raising time. The advanced team met this morning to make preparations for tomorrow’s antenna raising. While waiting for some of the team to arrive, Bob Walker gave us an promptitude course in the use of tower climbing safety equipment.