Holiday Potluck, Dec. 7

The annual JCARC December Pot Luck Gathering (not a meeting per se) will start setting up at 5pm and food will be served at 6pm.

Owen will be bringing a ham (not one of us…) John will be bringing Snickerdoodles. Please bring an entrée, salad, or dessert, and something to drink.

This is a good time to bring your spouse and celebrate the beginning of the Holiday Season.

You will be able to pay your 2017 dues at the meeting which will be important because we will have a door prize of a $50 gift certificate at Ham Radio Outlet. You must be a member in good standing to win.

73, Dick Illman AH6EZ
2016 President 2017 President Elect

Solar Glare

Happy Halloween from Ol' Sol.

Happy Halloween from Ol’ Sol.

I had to laugh when I looked at the SOLARHAM.com website to check propagation numbers for today…

MARS Exercise Sunday, Oct. 30

Just a reminder about the MARS Exercise starting tomorrow, Sunday, Oct. 30! Continue reading

JCARC Meeting, Wednesday November 2, 2016 Cape George Fire Hall

The JCARC meets every first Wednesday of the month at the Cape George Fire Hall, 3850 Cape George Road. The doors open at 7pm for social time, the meeting starts at 7:30pm, and is usually over by 9:30pm.

Our club election is at the December meeting. Please consider running for any of the club offices. The Nominating Committee is making calls. It is your club to make it what you want it to be.
Meeting Agenda: Continue reading

Major storms for Jefferson County

This is a link to meteorologist Cliff Mass’ analysis of the two storms expected Thursday and Saturday Oct. 13 and 15.  Be ready!  Click here or go to:

http://cliffmass.blogspot.com/2016/10/warming-major-storms-threaten-pacific.html

DE CHRIS/N7ZW

JCARC Meeting, Wednesday October 5

JCARC Meeting, Wednesday October 5, 2016 Cape George Fire Hall

The JCARC meets every first Wednesday of the month at the Cape George Fire Hall, 3850 Cape George Road. The doors open at 7pm for social time, the meeting starts at 7:30pm, and is usually over by 9:30pm.

We may have more than a dozen new hams at this meeting perhaps with calls starting with KG7H… Please welcome them to the hobby and the club. Continue reading

New Hams “What Now?” Class

handi-talkieCONGRATULATIONS everyone on passing your Technician Level Exam!

If you are looking for a radio that matches the defacto standard HT used by the Jefferson County Emergency Management Office it’s a Baofeng UV5R. You might look here: https://www.amazon.com/BaoFeng-Dual-Band-Two-Way-Radio-Black/dp/B007H4VT7A/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1442851905&sr=1-1&keywords=baofeng+uv-5r

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Get Your Ham Radio License

Thinking about getting your ham radio license? The next technician class is coming next week, September 17-18 in Port Townsend. Its a complete course including the testing session.

For more information, contact Jerry Fry (385.3624)

JCARC Meeting Sept. 7

JCARC Meeting, Wednesday September 7, 2016 Cape George Fire Hall

The JCARC meets every first Wednesday of the month at the Cape George Fire Hall, 3850 Cape George Road. The doors open at 7pm for social time, the meeting starts at 7:30pm, and is usually over by 9:30pm. This meeting will be run by Bill Kaune our VP as I will be in Utah racing my new electric motorcycle. It appears that Becky and I will be on the track at the same time!

Chris Jones will be taking orders at the meeting for the roll up or fixed dual band J-Pole antennas. He hopes to get enough orders to achieve a discount.

After the All County Picnic sign up, we are hoping for a large new batch of hams to educate and train.

Meeting Agenda
Introductions around the room
Secretary’s and Treasurer’s report
Old Business
New Business
Adjourn
50/50 Drawing

PROGRAM
Owen Mulkey will be making a presentation on battery technology, care, and safety.
If you have program topic you would like or want to provide for future programs let us know.

73,
Dick Illman AH6EZ President

Cyber-Security Program Oct. 1

do-not-track-the-latest-from-mozilla-bfKyWC-clipartJCARC and MIARC,

The Port Ludlow Amateur Radio Club, in conjunction with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Foundation and the Port Ludlow Computer Club (Digitallife), is sponsoring a Community Educational Program on Cyber Threats and Computer Security. Our speaker will be Kevyn Eckstrom, a Cyber Expert who routinely provides educational programs to Federal entities as well as other Organizations and Communities. This will be a great opportunity to get educated on all of the latest Cyber News, and is open to all interested, so please share this information with your friends and neighbors. Continue reading