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QST QST QST - ARRL VE Session April 21, 2018

Tuesday, April 17, 2018:

Author:
Michael Gladu, N1FBZ
STARC Technical Advisor

QST QST QST - ARRL VE Session April 21, 2018

This is a QST.

The Northwestern Vermont ARRL VE Team has scheduled the following Amateur Radio Exam session, right here in Franklin county:

Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018

Time: 9:00am

Location: North Western Medical Center (NMC)

Conference Room 2 (follow signs to the Conference Center / East Entrance): 133 Fairfield St St. Albans, VT 05478

Please feel free to contact Jason Garneau with any questions at either jgarneau@gmail.com or 802-233-3342

73 de STARC



Run for Jim - Sunday, May 6th, 2018:

Wednesday, April 04, 2018:

Author:
Jason Garneau, K1LOL
STARC President

This year's Run for Jim event will be held on Sunday, May 6th at the Collins Perkey Sport & Fitness Center: Route 104, St. Albans, VT.  STARC has helped provide radio communcations for this event for the last several years, and is looking for volunteers to help out with this year's event.  The entire "run" typically lasts 2 hours or less, making this an easy event for any ARO's to help out with.  If you are interested in assisting with this event, please contact Arn Benjamin at n1arn@yahoo.com or 802-309-0666

 

Below is a write-up on the significance of this event:

The Run for Jim Memorial Fund was established in memory of Jimmy Bashaw who died at the age of 45 from brain cancer.  Jimmy was a teacher and longtime girl’s basketball coach at Bellows Free Academy of St. Albans. Jimmy’s family and friends wish to remember him by continuing his kind and charitable ways by helping others in their time of need.  The proceeds of this event are used to aid residents of Franklin and Grand Isle counties with expenses related to catastrophic illnesses.  These awards are distributed through the Jim Bashaw Memorial Fund at the Northwestern Medical Center.  The Jim Bashaw fund has distributed over $475,000 since 2001.

 



St. Johnsbury Academy to have Amateur Radio Technician Classes

Tuesday, April 03, 2018:

Author:
Michael Gladu, N1FBZ
STARC Technical Advisor

This comes to us from Marina Cole, M.Ed., the Adult Education Coordinator of the St. Johnsbury Academy:
 
" Good morning, Amateur Radio Enthusiasts,
 
Do you know someone interested in joining the world of amateur radio?
 
St. Johnsbury Academy will host a technician's licensing class starting April 17, and registration is now open. Please help us spread the word to others who might be interested - and let them know tuition assistance is available!
Amateur “Ham” Radio: Technicians: Apr 17 – June 5, T 6-7:30 p.m. (12 hrs); $150 includes text
Learn how to operate amateur radio equipment and earn your FCC technician-level license to operate on the air.
Register online at https://www.stjacademy.org/academics/adult-education/adult-education-registration-form or contact Marina Cole at mcole@stjacademy.org or 802-748-7738.
 
Thank you,
Marina "
 
Pass this info on if your know of any potential future 'ARO-Wann-Be's' in the St. Johnsbury, VT area.
 
73 de STARC



QST QST QST - STARC March 2018 Meeting this coming Thursday March 29th at our new location

Tuesday, March 27, 2018:

Author:
Michael Gladu, N1FBZ
STARC Technical Advisor

QST QST QST - STARC March 2018 Meeting this coming Thursday March 29th at our new location

This is a QST:

STARC March Meeting Reminder:

This month's STARC meeting will take place on:
Date / Time: Thursday, March 29th - 7:30pm
New Location: Elks Lodge - 43 Gricebrook Road, St. Albans, VT

Meeting topics:
- STARC website updates and suggestions
- Repeater updates
- Club communication suggestions
- Field Day 2018 interest
Presentation:
- Video on 60m amateur radio band

STARC NET - Thursdays at 7:00pm:

STARC would like to remind everyone that we have our weekly STARC NET tonight at 7:00pm on the N1STA VHF repeater (145.230- 100Hz). Everyone is welcome to participate. If you're near your radio, please check in and say "Hi!"


2018 Membership Dues

It's that time of year again. Please remember to renew your STARC membership - which is based on the calendar year. All membership funds go toward repeater maintenance, club insurance, and other miscellaneous items required to keep STARC functioning every year.

The STARC website now contains a membership form you may fill out online. You may choose to pay online via credit card (via PayPal - no account needed), or print out the form and mail in with a check to STARC:

Direct Link: http://www.starc.org/application.html

If you prefer to join or renew your membership in person, please stop by an upcoming club meeting. Checks or exact cash is preferred. The price for 2018 club dues is the same as last year:

Active / Single membership: $15.00
Family Membership: $20.00
Supporting Membership: $15.00

Thank you for helping to support STARC!

73 de STARC



Another successful test session by the Northwestern Vermont ARRL VE Team!

Saturday, March 17, 2018:

Author:
Michael Gladu, N1FBZ
STARC Technical Advisor

STARC would like to thank the following VEs for helping to administer the exams this AM: Jason K1LOL, Eric N1RCX, Nick KB1RWB, John WA1JL, Michael N1FBZ.

We had two candidates testing, both earned their Technician Class Licenses and one of them upgraded to General Class License.

Another successful test session by the Northwestern Vermont ARRL VE Team.

See you next month. 73 de STARC



QST QST QST - ARRL VE Session March 17, 2018

Tuesday, March 13, 2018:

Author:
Michael Gladu, N1FBZ
STARC Technical Advisor

QST QST QST - ARRL VE Session March 17, 2018

This is a QST.

The Northwestern Vermont ARRL VE Team has scheduled the following Amateur Radio Exam session, right here in Franklin county:

Date: Saturday, March 17, 2018

Time: 9:00am

Location: North Western Medical Center (NMC)

Conference Room 2 (follow signs to the Conference Center / East Entrance): 133 Fairfield St St. Albans, VT 05478

Please feel free to contact Jason Garneau with any questions at either jgarneau@gmail.com or 802-233-3342

73 de STARC



STARC Meeting Location Update

Thursday, March 01, 2018:

Author:
Jason Garneau, K1LOL
STARC President

STARC is moving it's monthly meetings and annual HamFest to a new location.  Starting in March, all future meetings will be held at:

 

St. Albans Elks Lodge

44 Gricebrook Road

St. Albans, VT 

 

This location is convenient to our members, as well as conveniently located right off of Exit 19 of I-89.  Monthly meetings will continue to take place the last Thursday of the month, beginning at 7:30pm.

 

STARC would like to thank the St. Albans VFW for hosting STARC meetings and events for many years.



Winlink Seminar - Saturday, March 24 - Derby, VT

Thursday, March 01, 2018:

Author:
Jason Garneau, K1LOL
STARC President

The following message comes to us from our friends at the Northeast Kingdom Amateur Radio Club (NEKARC).  The Orleans County Sheriff's Department is located at 5578 US Route 5, Derby, VT:

SPECIAL ACTIVITIES

March 24th will be a busy day for the club. We will meet at 10:00 a.m. at the Orleans County Sheriff's Dept. for a "seminar" on the use of WinLink, a worldwide radio messaging system. Winlink is used by Hams to send email messages worldwide using a ham radio, modem and computer with the PACTOR Digital Protocol. The messaging can be accomplished using peer-to-peer or through the use of the internet through download stations located worldwide. The seminar will be led by Richard Rodier, WH7YQ, one of our newer members and our resident WinLink expert. WinLink is used by mariners for email contacts and is also in use by EMCOMM groups for Emergency Messaging Communications through Ham Radio and other authorized frequencies. We will have a presentation on WinLink, work to set up a demonstration station, and experiment with the system and software. Phil suggested we buy pizza & drinks for lunch and finish up at 2:00 p.m.

At 3:00 p.m., we will be conducting a VE Testing Session. Anyone wishing to upgrade, get busy studying! Remember that the testing fee is $15 and you will need to bring a picture I.D. and a copy of your present license for us to send in with your test. If you know anyone wishing to test for the Technician license or who would like to upgrade, please urge them to come on March 24th.

Our next club meeting will be March 22nd. 6:00 p.m. at Orleans County Sheriff's Dept.

73,

Ziggy, N1ZIG 



Northwestern VT ARRL VE session results - January 20th, 2018

Monday, January 29, 2018:

Author:
Jason Garneau, K1LOL
STARC President

We would like to congratulate the following amateur radio operators who passed their respective exams on January 20th at NMC:

  • Nick Flora - KB1RWB - Upgraded to Amateur Extra
  • Kurt Eckert - KC1IXH - New Technician

 

Future sessions will be held on the following dates:

  • Saturday, February 17, 2018
  • Saturday, March 17, 2018
  • Saturday, April 21, 2018
  • Saturday, May 19, 2018

Time: 9:00am

Location: North Western Medical Center (NMC)

                 Conference Room 2 (follow signs to the Conference Center / East Entrance)

                 133 Fairfield St

                 St. Albans, VT 05478

 

Congrats to both of you, and enjoy your new amateur radio priviledges!

 

 



STARC Election Results - 2018

Saturday, January 27, 2018:

Author:
Jason Garneau, K1LOL
STARC President

STARC would like to thank everyone who attended and participated in the STARC Officer election process, which took place during the January STARC meeting on Thursday, January 25th at the St. Albans VFW.  Our newly elected officers for 2018 are:

  • President:  Jason Garneau / K1LOL
  • Vice President: Arn Benjamin / N1ARN
  • Secretary: Nick Flora / KB1RWB
  • Treasurer: Jamie Dennis / KB1MCU

STARC would like to thank all newly elected officers, as well as previous officers for their time and dedication to keep STARC moving forward.

 



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