The 2020 ARRL OnLine Auction will be held October 15th -22nd, 2020 with a preview that began October 8th. Don’t miss this opportunity to get in on the fun and bid on a variety of items at the 15th annual ARRL OnLine Auction to benefit ARRL educational programs.
“The 2020 ARRL Simulated Emergency Test (SET) will take place October 3 – 4. The annual, nationwide exercise provides ARES volunteers the chance to test personal emergency-operating skills and communication readiness in a simulated emergency deployment. ARRL is asking participants to adhere to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and local health department COVID-19 guidelines by staying home, maintaining safe distances when around people, and following recommended cleaning and disinfecting practices…” Continue Reading: http://www.arrl.org/ares-el?issue=2020-08-19#toc07
For more information on participating locally in the SET exercise or the Brazos County ARES:
“A man walks into a bar and orders a Corona and 8 Hurricanes, The bartender says, “Yeah.. That’ll be 20.20!“
All kidding aside, 2020 has been an eventful year and it’s not over! As of the time of this posting, Tropical Storm “Beta” is bearing down on the Texas coastline. Forecasts have it developing into a Hurricane quickly and some track models have it making it’s way into Bryan / College Station. Please be aware and take the time to prepare.
The ARRL has a webpage with resources dedicated to “information and news summarizing the preparations and response by Amateur Radio (ham radio) volunteers who are supporting emergency communications in areas that may be (or have been) impacted by 2020 hurricanes.” ARRL 2020 Hurricanes: http://www.arrl.org/2020-Hurricanes
Stay safe, stay informed and be prepared!
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“Amateur radio licensees would pay a $50 fee for each amateur radio license application if the FCC adopts rules it proposed this week. Included in the FCC’s fee proposal are applications for new licenses, renewal and upgrades to existing licenses, and vanity call sign requests. Excluded are applications for administrative updates, such as changes of address, and annual regulatory fees…”
If you would like to contribute to the BARC Field Day score, you can submit your home station results to the ARRL and specify “Bryan Amateur Radio Club” in the “Club or Group Name” field and the ARRL will add your score to the BARC score. The online ARRL Field Day Entry is here: https://field-day.arrl.org/fdentry.php Just click on the blue “Go To Data Entry” button in the lower left corner.
Now would be a great time to study the concepts and prepare for your own amateur radio license. Contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll put you in touch with one of our helpful mentors to answer questions about amateur radio.
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