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General Class Amateur Radio Classes Offered

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 7:00pm to Monday, April 29, 2019 - 12:30am

Starting on Monday, February 25th, the Fulton Amateur Radio Club will host a 10-week course designed for Technician Class licensees who are interested in obtaining their General Class Amateur (Ham) Radio license.

 

The class will meet on Monday evenings at 7:00 pm in the lower level of the Oswego County Office Building, across from Mimi's Restaurant, Route 481 North, Fulton, NY. Class dates: February 25, March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15, 22. The exam will be administered on Monday, April 29.

 

There are many reasons to upgrade. General Class licensees have access to many more frequencies, some of which allow for around-the-world wireless communication without the need for intermediate infrastructure (such as the internet, cell towers, etc.). More communications modes and new technical opportunities are also available.

 

The course material resembles that which was covered in the Technician exam, with more in-depth focus on high frequency (HF) operation and advanced operating modes. Topics will include operating effectively using single sideband (SSB) on HF, digital modes, solar effects on HF propagation, test instruments, practical electronic circuits, and antennas.

 

For more information contact Redd Swindells, AI2N, at [email protected]. Potential students are requested to preregister to assure proper course resource preparation.

Special Event Station K2J - 75th Anniversary of Holocaust Refugee Arrival in America

Monday, August 5, 2019 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

75th Anniversary of Holocaust Refugee Arrival in AmericaAug 5, 1600-2000Z, K2J, Oswego, NY, 14250 & 7200 KHz SSB, Certificate $2 via KD2DVCThe Fulton (NY) ARC will activate K2J to commemorate the August 5, 1944 arrival of the nearly 1,000 European refugees of the Holocaust at Fort Ontario in Oswego, NY.  The Fort Ontario Emergency Refugee Shelter was the only shelter for victims of the Holocaust located in the United States during World War II.  Fort Ontario was where the Holocaust came to America, and where the American public and press first encountered victims of Nazi persecution and

Get Your Radio On: SKYWARN Recognition Day is coming up soon.

Saturday, December 3, 2016 (All day)

The annual SKYWARN™ Recognition Day (SRD) will be held this year on Saturday, December 3, 2016. This is the day when Amateur Radio operators visit National Weather Service (NWS) offices and contact other operators around the world. The purpose of the event is to recognize the vital public service contributions that Amateur Radio operators make during National Weather Service severe weather warning operations. It also strengthens the bond between Amateur Radio operators and the local National Weather Service.