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St. Albans area ARRL VE Test Session results

Saturday, November 18, 2017:

Author:
Michael Gladu, N1FBZ
STARC Technical Advisor

Today's St. Albans area ARRL VE Test Session ended with two new General Class Licenses earned, and two new Technician Class Licenses earned.

We even had one candidate with an EXPIRED General Class License, from the late '60's, who showed up with photocopies from a callbook that had his original General Class License callsign, take, and pass his Technician Class License, so his General Class License privileges would be re-instated!

STARC would like to thank the following VEs for helping to administer the exams: Eric N1RCX, David KC1APK, Jason K1LOL, and Michael N1FBZ.

73 de STARC



QST QST QST - STARC October 26th Meeting Reminder:

Thursday, October 26, 2017:

Author:
Michael Gladu, N1FBZ
STARC Technical Advisor

Meeting Reminder:

  This month's Saint Albans Amateur Radio Club meeting will take place on:

        Date / Time:    Thursday, October 26th - 7:30pm 
        Location:        St. Albans VFW - 353 Lake Road, St. Albans, VT

        Meeting Topics:  
                   
Coast Guard radio presentation - Nick / KB1RWB

We hope to see you there!

 73,
 STARC



Cub Scout Jamboree on the Air - Saturday, October 21st

Tuesday, October 17, 2017:

Author:
Jason Garneau, K1LOL
STARC Vice President

The Cub Scout Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) will be at the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 38 Grand Ave. Swanton, VT 05488 on Saturday October 21st. 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

We would love the assistance of any ham operators that would like to volunteer to setup a station or work with the scouts about different things related to radio. Even showing test equipment and how it works can get the boys interested in the technical field.

I am working with Dennis Ziegler, KB1NST to have a station in Newport VT to contact if there is poor propagation on the 21st. He is a Scout leader in the Newport area and is inviting Scouts in that area to his Station for the event.

I will have a handheld on me and listen to the N1STA repeater, if someone is looking for me.

Scouts will start arriving at 1:00 p.m. Radio operators are welcome to arrive at 11:30 a.m. for setup and checking out what bands are open.

The event will run to 4:30 p.m. the scouts will be split in to small groups of 4 to 6 boys and go to different activities.  They will spend about 20 minutes at each activity.

If anyone has any questions I can be reached via mbanyea@gmail.com or my cell 802-782-5236

 

Thanks!


Michael Banyea

Cubmaster Pack 832



Thank You to everyone that attended our hamfest today.

Saturday, August 12, 2017:

Author:
Michael Gladu, N1FBZ
STARC Technical Advisor

STARC would like to thank everybody that showed up today to attend our hamfest. The weather at first did not look good but after the down pour was done the rest of the day was FANTASTIC!  We hope that you had a nice time. We enjoyed all of the eyeball QSOs.   Below are some pictures of the fun.

          

Thank you KB1WXM, N1ARN and K1LOL for taking photos.  See you again in 2018!

73 de STARC

 

 



QST QST QST - St. Albans Amateur Radio Club Hamfest 2017 - Aug. 12th

Sunday, August 06, 2017:

Author:
Michael Gladu, N1FBZ
STARC Technical Advisor

This is a QST.

The St. Albans Amateur Radio Club (STARC) is having their annual hamfest this coming Saturday August 12th at the VFW Hall, 353 Lake Rd, St. Albans, VT. All are welcome to attend. This is a RAIN or SHINE event. There is plenty of inside space available for selling as well as outside tailgating spaces. All the fun begins at 8:00am. Door prizes, 50/50 raffle, free radio testing, VE test session. See this link for the hamfest flyer: http://www.starc.org/graphics/starc-hamfest-flyer.pdf

We hope to see you there!

73 de STARC



K1JAY Repeater Antenna Replacement - July 30th, 2017

Monday, July 31, 2017:

Author:
Jason Garneau, K1LOL
STARC Vice President

On Sunday, July 30th, STARC members David (KB1JME), Mike (N1FBZ), Allen (W1EAM), David (KB1RWB) and Jason (K1LOL) took the tram to the summit of Jay Peak to replace the K1JAY repeater antenna, located on the roof of the Tram House at the summit of the mountain.  The weather couldn't have been better for this trip, with the temperature in the upper 70s and light wind.  During the antenna replacement, the mast was repaired and the damaged jumper cable was replaced.  STARC would like to thank our volunteers, we wouldn't be able to do it without their assistance and expertise.

K1JAY VHF seems to be restored to its original coverage area and strength - please give it a try and let us know what you think!

        



Boy Scouts Pack 832 honors N1ARN

Monday, July 31, 2017:

Author:
Jason Garneau, K1LOL
STARC Vice President

Fellow ARO and past member of STARC, Michael Banyea (W1MSB) and son attended the July STARC meeting to present an award to STARC President Arn Benjamin (N1ARN) for his assistance with the 2016 Boy Scouts Jamboree On the Air event. The award, shown below, was presented on behalf of Boy Scout Pack 832.  Congrats, Arn!

 



Upcoming Amateur Radio Exam sessions in St. Albans!

Wednesday, June 07, 2017:

Author:
Jason Garneau, K1LOL
STARC Vice President

Scheduled  Amateur Radio testing is coming soon to St. Albans, making it more convenient for residents of the Franklin County area to either get or upgrade their amateur radio licenses. 

 

When:  Friday, June 30th - 6:00pm

Where: Northwestern Medical Center

 

Additional sessions are also scheduled for future dates:

  • Friday, September 29th - 6:00pm
  • Saturday, November 18th - 9:00am

 

For more information, please contact Eric Lessard - lessarderic29@yahoo.com or (802) 497-9000

 



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