The St. Mary’s County Amateur Radio Association has just received permission to use the J.F. Taylor Conference Center for yet another round of classes!
We are once again going to offer all three license classes Technician, General and Amateur Extra.
The class schedule proposed is as follows: (exam dates are subject to change)
Technician: July 12, 19, 26 with exams on Aug 2nd. (class is 4 weeks total)
General: July 12, 19, 26 Aug 2 with exams Aug 9th. (class is 5 weeks total)
Amateur Extra: July 12, 19, 26 Aug 2, 9 with exams on the 16th. (class is 6 weeks total)
Class Times: 9am – 1pm
Here are the links to the students materials for the classes:
Technician (entry level): Technician Book
General (must have at least Technician license): General Class Book
Amateur Extra (must have at least a General Class license): Amateur Extra Book
We highly recommend getting the materials ASAP and begin reading. This way class time can be more effectively used as review and hands on training.
Thanks to SPARC (Southern Patuxent Amateur Radio Club) and LDG Electronics for those who take the Technician Class and pass their Technician exams they will receive a new handheld transceiver for free.
Those interested should contact Dan Metcalf (KB3UUN) via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
The J.F. Taylor Conference Center is located:
22188 Three Notch Road
Lexington Park, MD 20653
For those interested in SkyWarn training a class has been scheduled to take place in St. Mary’s County. The SkyWarn class has been scheduled for July 23rd 2014 from 6pm to 9pm at the Charlotte Hall Library located at:
37600 New Market Road
Mechanicsville, MD 20622
We are still taking names for seats in the class so for those interested in attending this class either contact Dan Metcalf (Kb3uun@gmail.com) or Gerald Gardiner (email@example.com) to reserve a spot.
Thank You to all those who supported this event. A good time was had by all. Here are a few images taken by Dan (KB3UUN).
We will be placing a group order for the 2014 Field Day Shirts and Hats after our club meeting on Thursday. If you are interested please visit the following links to get an idea of what you want and bring the money to the club meeting Thursday May 22nd. Shirts are $12.95 and Hats are $9.95.
Field Day 2014 Shirts
Field Day 2014 Caps
Any questions please contact Dan Metcalf (firstname.lastname@example.org).
June 28 – 29 2014 is the day. The Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL) sponsored Field Day is a yearly event that allows us to demonstrate to the public our ability to communicate with out the need for commercial power. Field Day can also be a day to invite those who would be interested to come out and get on the air and communicate with other Amateur Radio Operators around the United States and Canada. They might even get the occasional DX. Mark your Calendars and come out and play.
Field Day for the St. Mary’s County Amateur Radio Association will be held in and behind the Bingo Hall which is located behind the Hollywood Volunteer Fire House in Hollywood, MD. The Communications Tent and Antenna setup will take place starting 0900 Saturday morning. Radio Operations do not begin until 1400 local time. We have added a build project where those interested can build an SO-239 connector antenna as shown below.
If you are interested in building on of these antennas please contact Dan Metcalf via email@example.com by Thursday 26 June 2014 to reserve a kit. See you there and have FUN!
We have for silent auction:
Yaesu VX-170 HT with External Mic and Charging Cradle
Please send all bids to Dan Metcalf via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Auction will end Friday May 2nd 2014.
Winners will be announced at the Saturday May 3, 2014 “Pigout with the Hams”.
Please no inquiries as what the current high bid is as I will not tell.