WATAUGA AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
Watauga Amateur Radio Club PO Box 2208 Boone, NC 28607
Club Repeaters:  Boone, NC  Rich Mountain WA4J     147.36  +600 KHZ 103.5 Hz tone   WA4NC  443.0375 +5.0 MHz   DMR Digital  Sugar Mountain WA4NC  442.0875  +5.0 MHz  DMR Digital  Beech Mountain WA4NC  444.5750   +5.0 MHz  151. 4 Tone
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Our club meets on the first Monday of the month.  If the first Monday falls on a holiday, the meeting will be rescheduled. Our next meeting is Monday, February 5, at 6:00 pm. at the First Presbyterian Church in Boone.  If you want to get involved in Ham Radio in the High country, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO STOP BY. Directions: First Presbyterian Church address is 131 Big Valley Street off of Deerfield Road between the 3-way stop at one end of Bamboo Rd and the intersection of the other end of Bamboo Rd near the Blue Ridge Parkway access. Coming from town, access Deerfield Road and proceed past the golf course. Continue straight through the 3-way stop and Big Valley Street will be on the right. Park in upper lot and enter the church from the front doors under the portico. Folks who are mobility challenged can park in the slots around the circle. Questions? Call N4SCM  336-558-1833 or on Monday night talk-in 147.360 MH   *************BREAKING NEWS ************* Marv Hoffman honored at November meeting. Marv was elected  an Honorary Life Member of the Watauga  Amateur Radio Club in recognition of his many contributions to the club. WARC  SKYWARN NET FORMED WARC has completed an MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) with the Blacksburg National Weather Service office authorizing the establishment of a Watauga County Skywarn net.  Click here for details on the Skywarn page ******************************************* NEXT SKYWARN TRAINING NET IS SUNDAY, February 4, at 8:00 pm on the WA4J repeater. ******************************************* Here are some photos from the Lenoir picnic/foxhunt.  Seven  members from our club attended: Jack, Marv H., Marvin G., Danny, Jessica, Heather,  and Luke. Last updated January 9 at 5:10 pm. Please send suggestions and/or corrections  to Scott Douglass, k2sd@arrl.net
WARC MONTHLY COFFEE - JOIN US! We gather at 8:00 AM on the third  Monday of the month at Panera Bread in  the Boone Mall. No business is  conducted - just a chance to talk about  any and all topics related to Amateur  Radio. Everyone is welcome!   THE NEXT GATHERING:  February 19, 2018. *************MORE BREAKING NEWS *****  NEW TECHNICIAN CLASS SCHEDULE Arrangements have been made to offer a Tech course on January 13, 14, 20 and 21 from 1:30 - 5:00 p.m.  in Room 105 Walker Hall on the Appalachian State Campus.  A test session will be held a few days after the conclusion of the course but that date and time has not yet been set. Persons interested in taking the course should contact WA4NC at mkhoffman2006@yahoo.com.  There is no charge for the course but there is a fee to take the license exam.  CLICK HERE for more test information.
****************************************************************** Amateur Radio License Test Session The Watauga Amateur Radio Club (http://wataugahamradio.net) will hold an Amateur Radio License Test Session in the Watauga Public Library's Meeting Room at 140 Queen St, Boone, beginning at 1:30 pm on Saturday, Jan 27. Please bring a photo ID, $10 test fee, pencils, and optionally a calculator (non-graphing). You must provide either your Social Security Number or Federal Registration Number (FRN). You may obtain an FRN from the FCC before the test; visit https://apps.fcc.gov/cores/html/Register_New_FRN.htm to get started. Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico on Sept 20. On Oct 6, over two weeks later, nearly 85% of Puerto Rico was still without cell phone coverage; ham radio was *the* way to communicate. Become an amateur radio operator and be ready to help in a disaster. For more information, email Bill Bauldry at NC4WB@arrl.net * View a map at https://www.google.com/maps/place/Watauga+Public+Library.