Plattsmouth Amateur Radio Club
Local Class Helps Folks Become a Ham
Leonard (KD0QFE) writes, "Our Technician License Class is starting October 7th, 2017. It will run over three Saturdays; October 7th, 14th and 28th from 8:30am to 4:30pm. All three sessions will be held in a conference room at Bellevue Medical Center, located at 25th street and Highway 370."
Get Your Friends and Family into Ham Radio
The BARC (Bellevue Amateur Radio Club) will be sponsoring free classes for individuals wanted to become a ham radio operator. Although the class is free, students are encouraged to come prepared with a copy of the ARRL Ham Radio License Manual 3rd Edition.
Location: Bellevue Medical Center / Nebraska Medicine - 2500 Bellevue Medical Center Dr, Bellevue, NE 68123 - in the basement down the hall opposite the cafeteria in Conference Room D. The hospital is on the corner of 25th Street and Highway 370.
Cost: Class is free. Study material, 1 book, is at the student's expense.
The class will be held over three Saturdays, October 7, 14 and 28 from 8:30am - 4:30pm. There will be a break for lunch and students will have access to the hospital grill and salad bar. The food is pretty good.
ARRL Ham Radio License Manual 3rd Edition
Although there is no fee to attend the class, but you will need a copy of the ARRL Ham Radio License Manual 3rd Edition. You can purchase it from a source you choose, or order it though BARC for $25.
If you are interested in ordering the book though BARC or if you would like to request more detailed information on the class, please contact Dennis Mitchell - KC0YKN.
Email: kc0ykn (at) cox.net
Ph: (402) 690-2587
Although walkins are welcome, Dennis also asks that you please contact him ahead of time so that the instructors will have a good estimate of attendence. Please let em' know if you plan to come!
The class will be in Conference Room D located in the lower level of the medical center. Enter the main doors on the south side of the building and take the stairs down to the lower level.
Over the three days of the course students will learn the different subjects needed in order to pass the test for a Technician class amateur radio license. Each day is different and students should plan to attend all three Saturdays.
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Local Amateur Radio NETs
An amateur radio net is an "on radio" gathering of amateur radio operators. A net may be formal or informal. They reoccur at regular intervals on a schedule. A net control operator is the individual presiding over the net that directs whose turn in order may speak. A predetermined topic may be selected or there may be open discussion depending on the type of net. Some nets serve a specific practical purpose while others are merely social. Getting involved in a social net is a quick way to meet other hams and become familiar with the process of repeater or simplex operation.
List of EN21 Verified Area Nets (link)
Members and other local ham radio operators interested in starting a Plattsmouth Amateur Radio net please visit one of our meetings, formal or weekly informal, and tell us your ideas. Our operational repeater in Omaha Nebraska has excellent coverage. When the Murray repeater is placed back into service this summer that coverage will extend to Union, and Nebraska City.
Plattsmouth Radio Club Members:
AG0L Steve Loyd, AI0N Chuck Engberg, K3CRF Dave Smith, KB0FSI Pat McCollum, KB0LF Fred Ericksen, KB0OGO Roger Behrns, KB0SJB Tom Katalenich, KC0HYD John Titsworth, KC0HYE Shirley Titsworth, KD0NMD Dudley Allen, KD0BXB Kim Allen, KE0XQ Bill McCollum, KG0KR Beth Engbert, KI0PY Kevin Faris, N5SEZ Ray McNally, W0DBW Derek Winterstien, W0ZY Dave McLaughlin, W0ZYD Debbie McLaughlin
Please consider joining and offering your contribution to our club. The Plattsmouth Amateur Radio Club is an active part of the local radio community providing an excellent field day, radio education, regular meetings, events, and training. The membership registration form is on each newsletter, which you can click on one of the PDF links on the right of this web page, or you can print the image below and use it to register. New licensees may receive the first year membership for free. This really is a great group of hams and we want you to be one of us.
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Every Saturday SWIARC has a swap net for ham radio gear. You can sell your ham radio items or listen for equipment to buy.
Listen on the 146.820 repeater at 12:00pm for the SWIARC Saturday Noon Swap Net.
Past Swap Net Listings