Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 7:00pm

Where else but in a ham radio club can we chat about all the different things we enjoy about this hobby. At our next meeting on September 25, Keith/WB2NVY, a ham since 1963, will ask EVERYONE to talk about things we enjoy Check out this list and be prepared to share your thoughts on them when ‘net control’ turns it over to you.  Suggested topics: Most memorable QSO Coolest homebrew projectFavorite rigHam radio & wxBest ham buddy/ElmerAuto/air/water mobile unit/activityWorst ham radio dayFavorite net(s)Most memorable Field DayFavorite/highest?

Presenter(s):
Keith, WB2NVY

Technician (entry-level) Licensing Class Begins September 17, 2019

The Fulton Amateur Radio Club will host a Technician (entry-level) Licensing Class starting Tuesday, September 17th, from 7 to 9 PM, continuing for 10 to 12 weeks (weather dependent).

The class will be held at the Oswego County office building across from MIMI'S restaurant in Fulton, NY. The main entrance is in the center of the back side of the building. Go straight in to the elevator, down to the basement, and turn left. The class room will be straight ahead.

Knowledge of Morse code is no longer required for any license level.

We will be using the ARRL Ham Radio License Manual for Technicians (Red Cover). Be sure it is the “Fourth Edition”, valid from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2022. This info will be on the front cover. You will be required to obtain the manual on your own, as none will be available at the class.

For more Information, please contact:

Rick Boutell - WA2LBE - 315-963-3814

Fred Koch Sr. - WA2LBE - 315-559-4387

Dave Robinson - N4UAR - 315-885-7167

Welcome

The Fulton Amateur Radio Club meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month in the lower level of the Oswego County Office Building, across from Mimi's restaurant, Route 481 North, Fulton at 7PM. The purpose of our club is to promote amateur radio through involvement with the various facets of the hobby. Join us!

Whether you are a licensed amateur radio operator or just have an interest in radio and communications...please join us!

Meetings

 

 

Radio Club Meeting Dates:  Fourth Wednesday of the month at 7PM:

Meeting Location: Oswego County Building, 200 North Second St. (Route 481), across from Mimi's Restaurant, in Fulton.

The meeting location has plenty of parking and is wheelchair accessible.

No meetings during July and August

Send your ideas for meeting programs or if you would like to put on a presentation at the radio club meeting,contact a club member.


 
Past meeting topics have included (to name a few):
  • PSK31
  • Slow scan television
  • Portable battery types
  • Mobile radio installation
  • Antenna and tower installation
  • Bat tracking via Amateur Radio
  • 50th Anniversary Special Event Station
  • Home brewing QRP HF Transceivers
Guest speakerers:
  • Dave WJ2O, Ken N2ZN, and Redd AI2N on thier DXpedition
  • Steve N2TXK - Data acquisition using model rockets
  • Dave Eichorn 9WSYR Meteorologist - Weather in CNY and Doppler Radar
  • Keith WB2NVY - Communications on the Titanic
  • Bruce Frassinelli - Old Time Radio
  • Representatives from the ARRL, ARES and RACES
Videos:
  • History of Electronics Park (GE)
  • DXpedition to Bhutan
  • HF Mobile Operations
 

License Courses

The Fulton Amateur Radio Club (FARC) offers instruction, support and testing for anyone interested in acquiring a Technician Class (entry level) FCC Amateur Radio License, as well as higher class licenses.

Amateur Radio, also known as Ham Radio, is a hobby that is accessible to almost anyone.  Age, background, national citizenship, even physical disabilities are not barriers to passing the necessary tests to receive your own FCC amateur radio license and callsign..

You can earn an entry level Amateur Radio Technician license by passing a 35-question multiple-choice examination. No Morse code test is required. The exam covers basic regulations, operating practices, and elementary electronics theory, with a focus on VHF and UHF applications.


Self-study license guides are available under the “links” section of the FARC website, at http://www.fultonamateurradioclub.org/ An instructor is also available to answer questions via telephone, e-mail or in person, one-on-one, at a time and place mutually acceptable to the student and instructor.  There is no fee for this service, though there is a small fee for the exam itself.

Questions regarding obtaining an Amateur Radio license may be directed to Redd Swindells, AI2N, at ai2n[at]twcny[dot]rr[dot]com


Interested parties are also encouraged to attend a meeting.  The Fulton Amateur Radio Club meets at 7 PM on the fourth Wednesday of each month in the lower level of the Oswego County Office Building, across from Mimi's restaurant, Route 481 North, Fulton.  

The primary purposes of the Fulton Amateur Radio Club are to promote the use of Amateur Radio for emergency communication, foster interest in radio/electronics and to provide license training and testing.