WATAUGA AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
Watauga Amateur Radio Club PO Box 2208 Boone, NC 28607
Club Repeaters:  Boone, NC  Rich Mountain WW4L    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
VOLUNTEER EXAMINERS
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------------------------------------------------------------- VE test session leader Bill Bauldry, NC4WB, reports: We had another good VE session on Saturday, June 20, following George's NC4GR successful upgrade course.         Joel Berrier KN4EUL upgraded to General, and         Darrell Lewis N4DIQ upgraded to Amateur Extra. Congratulations to both! Thanks go to our VEs Marv WA4NC, Marvin KM4NCK, and George NC4GR.Thanks also go to ASU's Dept of Math Sciences for providing classrooms for us to use. 73s to all, Bill NC4WB WARC VE Team Leader ------------------------------------------------------------- VE test session leader Bill Bauldry, NC4WB, reports: We had another good VE session on Saturday, June 20, following George's NC4GR successful upgrade course.         Joel Berrier KN4EUL upgraded to General, and         Darrell Lewis N4DIQ upgraded to Amateur Extra. Congratulations to both! Thanks go to our VEs Marv WA4NC, Marvin KM4NCK, and George NC4GR.Thanks also go to ASU's Dept of Math Sciences for providing classrooms for us to use. 73s to all, Bill NC4WB WARC VE Team Leader The Watauga Amateur Radio Club Volunteer Examiner Team will be offering license exam test sessions every three months.  We are proud to be newly affiliated with the WCARS VEC. Information about the Technician Class license can be found  at http://www.arrl.org/getting-your-technician-license   A book that will help students prepare for the licensing exam can be found at: http://www.w5yi.org/catalog_details.php?pid=76.   Also, there are many Apps available at the Apple App store which offer courses and sample tests. The FCC exam consists of 35 randomly chosen questions that focus on basic electronics and radio operating practices. A passing grade of 70% is required to earn the Technician Class License. Numerous opportunities exist to take practice tests before the license exam. IF YOU ARE TAKING A TEST: Please bring a photo ID, pencils, and optionally a (non-graphing, non- programmable) calculator. The test fee is $15. That fee allows you to take Technician, then General, and then Amateur Extra exams if you wish (you must first pass the Technician license before taking the General, and, likewise, pass the General before taking the Extra). To retake any test requires an extra $15 fee.   IF PAYING BY CASH, PLEASE BRING EXACT CHANGE. You'll need either a social security number or a Federal Registration Number (FRN). If you'd like to get an FRN, go to https://www.fcc.gov/licensing-databases/fcc-registration-commission- registration-system and click on the Register for a New FRN link.
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     Amateur Radio License Test Session The Watauga Amateur Radio Club (http://wataugahamradio.net) will hold an Amateur Radio License Test Session at the Watauga County Public Library* in Boone beginning at 9:30 am on Saturday, Sept 29. Please bring a photo ID, $10 test fee (cash or check), pencils, and optionally a calculator (non-graphing). You must provide either your Social Security Number or (recommended) 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 Lane was heading for Hawaii on Aug, 20. Both Hawaiian and West Coast ham radio operators were ready to pass priority and emergency messages around Hawaii and to/from the mainland. Become a ‘ham’ radio operator and be ready to help in a disaster. For more information, email Bill Bauldry at NC4WB@arrl.net . * View a map at http://www.arlibrary.org/about-watauga-library/about-watauga .
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