“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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Our regular March meeting will be at the same time, 09:30 tomorrow, 21 March. We meet on-the-air using the W5BCS repeater, 146.680. Their is a tone required on input, 88.5Hz but, no tone is transmitted. This is the same repeater we use for our Tuesday evening nets.
I’ll look forward to hearing you on the air!
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