Special Raffle #2
The 2nd OVARC Special Raffle will start at the January 16th, 2015 Membership Meeting. Tickets will be on sale for $5.00 each and the drawing will be held at an OVARC Monthly Meeting after 125 tickets have been sold.
The prize for the current raffle is an ICOM ID-880H D-STAR mobile radio.
Click here to see radio features and specs.
Tickets will be on sale at the OVARC Monthly Meetings.
You need not be present at the drawing to win.
Board Election Results
The election of our new board was held at the January Meeting on Friday, January 16th. Newly elected board members are Carl, KB7AZ; Bob, AF9W; and Steve, W1SR. Bob, KA7VPR, is was re-elected to another term. After the regular meeting a special public board meeting was held to appoint club officers. The final list of board members and officers are:
|Gary KT7AZ||Board Member|
|Dave N7AKC||Board Member|
|Carl KB7AZ||Board Member|
|Steve W1SR||Board Member|
|Bob AF9W||Board Member|
So You Want to be a HAM!
Announcing the Winter 2015
OVARC Technician License Class
This class will prepare you to take the FCC’s entry level amateur radio license examination. At the end of the class, American Radio Relay League certified examiners will administer the test. Soon after you will be on the air!
When: 6 consecutive Thursdays commencing February 12, 2015 and ending on March 19, 2015.
Each meeting is from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
Where: Oro Valley PD Emergency Operations Center, 1920 E Tangerine Rd., Oro Valley, AZ.
This is in the Oro Valley Marketplace on the corner of Tangerine and North Oracle Rd in Oro Valley. Go to the rear of the building just west of Wal-Mart.
Class Fee: Tuition is free to members of OVARC. Membership in OVARC is $25 per year and those wishing to join may do so at the first class. At the end of the class, the ARRL examination fee is $15.
Required Course Book: Technician Class 2014-2018 License Preparation by Gordon West, WB6NOA. The ISBN is 978-0-945053-79-8. If you wish to purchase the book from Amazon.com, here is a link.
In order to be successful in the course you will need to read and study outside of class hours.
10 Reasons to Become a Member of OVARC
1. Interesting and timely club meeting topics
2. Wide-area linked analog repeater system
3. D-Star SIG and repeater
5. Saturday Hams and Eggs Breakfast
6. Fun Field Day with air conditioning and a wonderful steak dinner
7. Great Hamfest
8. Opportunities to combine your hobby with public service
9. Active Elmer program for new and old hams
10. Lots of fun and friendship