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.
And the winner is!
The final special raffle tickets were sold at the March 2015 membership meeting and the drawing was held at the end of the meeting. The lucky winner of the Special Raffle for the ID-880 Dual Band DStar radio was Jon Lundberg, KF7WJC. Congratulations!
2015 Spring Tech Class
Enrollment Open Now
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 Tuesdays commencing April 14, 2015 and ending on May 19, 2015.
Each meeting is from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
Where: Marana Municipal Complex, 11555 W Civic Center Drive, Marana, AZ
This is in the administration building. Go to eh 2nd floor conference center.
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.
April 17, 2015
Ascension Lutheran Church 1220 West Magee Road, Tucson, AZ
Presented by Tom, W8TK
Presented by George, NG7A
Presented by Patrick Stoddard, WD9EWK
Patrick’s presentation will be about amateur satellites - a brief history, discussion of current satellites, and upcoming satellites (AMSAT's Fox-1 project, in particular). A demonstration may be possible, depending on what satellites are passing by on the meeting night.
About Patrick Stoddard, WD9EWK
Patrick Stoddard WD9EWK/VA7EWK is the Director of Field Operations and an Area Coordinator for AMSAT. Between 2011 and 2013, Patrick was an alternate member of AMSAT's Board of Directors. After many years trying different aspects of amateur radio, Patrick began working amateur satellites in 2005. Since then, he has worked stations in all 50 US states and 20 other countries from Arizona. Patrick has worked satellites from locations in all 15 Arizona counties, 17 other US states plus Washington DC, and 3 other countries (Canada, Mexico, Australia).
Patrick obtained his initial amateur radio license in 1977, and now holds the top classes of license in the USA (Amateur Extra) and Canada (Basic, Advanced, and Morse qualifications). Although mostly active on satellites, he enjoys working HF, 6m, and other bands and modes.
Professionally, Patrick is an I.T. systems administrator for an insurance company in the Phoenix area, with 20 years experience in the I.T. field.