May 9, 2015 Monthly Meeting

The next CARS meeting is Saturday May 9th at 10am at the William G Long Senior Center.
All are welcome.

We will have a presentation on map reading.

We will also provide the monthly ARRL testing at that location for anyone wanting to upgrade or take their exam for a license. Testing starts at 2pm

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April 11, 2015 Meeting

The next CARS meeting is Saturday Apr 11th at 10am at the William G Long Senior Center.
All are welcome.

We will also provide the monthly ARRL testing at that location for anyone wanting to upgrade or take their exam for a license. Testing starts at 2pm

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March 14 , 2015 Meeting

The next CARS meeting is Saturday Mar 14th at 10am at the William G Long Senior Center.
All are welcome.

We will also provide the monthly ARRL testing at that location for anyone wanting to upgrade or take their exam for a license. Testing starts at 2pm

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Basic HAM Operators “Quick Start” Class – February 28th

We’ve had a number of HAMs that have completed the “Ham Cram” over the past several years. They were able to get their Technician class Amateur license, but have either never learned how to operate their radio or were too bashful to talk on it. Some bought their first radios (maybe a Baofeng or Wouxun HT) but never learned how to operate them or program them. Consequently they don’t work! Some got their license, but operating seemed too complicated or risky. Some were “wives of hams” who got their license only to get their husbands off their backs, but never learned how to actually operate a radio. We know how you feel – we were all that way at one time. But we are here to help you get started!

On Saturday, February 28th at 9:00AM sharp, in the Cherokee County Public Safety Building, the Cherokee County Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) will hold a “Basic HAM Radio Operators Quick Start Class” to help people get started on their first radio, understand how repeaters work, how to program and operate their radios, do’s and don’ts of ham radio, accessories that will help you “get out and talk to more people”, basic radio courtesy, and how a conversation on the radio works. This is less about being technical and more about making it as simple as possible and getting you started “on the air” so you can have some fun. No tests, just learning. We will also expose you to other forms of HAM Radio Communications other than HT’s just so you know what’s out there in case you might be interested.

It’s a free class. You only need to bring your radios, the radio manual, and something to take notes with. Class size is limited to the first 25 who sign up.

We will start at 9:00AM, break for lunch around noon, and come back to finish up around 3:00 or so.

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February 14, 2015 Meeting

The next CARS meeting is Saturday Feb 14th at 10am at the William G Long Senior Center.
All are welcome.

CARS Technician Ham Cram is the answer!  Our next cram overview session will be held on Saturday at 8am.

We will also provide the monthly ARRL testing at that location for anyone wanting to upgrade or take their exam for a license. Testing starts at 2pm

Our ARES group will have an ARES Orientation after lunch at the same location.

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