Next SARA meeting February 2, 2017.

                                                             Amateur Radio License (ham radio) Training Class

The Stamford and Norwalk ham radio clubs will be offering an amateur radio license (ham radio) training class.
 
The classes will begin on February 15th, and continue for six consecutive Wednesday evenings.
The classes will be from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm at the Greater Norwalk Amateur Radio Club’s communications center at 100 Fairfield Avenue in Norwalk (right off Exit 14 of I-95).  There is no charge for the class, although we will ask you to buy the Amateur Radio Relay League’s training manual for $20.  We have copies on hand.  In addition, it is suggested that you purchase an entry level radio so you can begin to listen to things right away.  They cost about $30 on Amazon. Details to be provided.
 
Getting a ham radio license requires learning the rules and regulations, the basics of how radios and antennas work, and some simple electronics.  The math is very simple - it's equivalent to "if you're driving at 60 mph and you have to go 120 miles, how long will it take you to get to your destination".  
 
The class will be taught by Jon Perelstein (AI1V) and Paul Lourd (WB2JVB). Jon is president of the Stamford Amateur Radio Club and Paul is VP of GNARC. 
 
Please RSVP to Jon Perelstein (jon.perelstein@gmail.com) as soon as possible so we can have enough manuals on hand! At the end of the class, you will be able to take the test and get your amateur radio license. 
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UPCOMMING EVENTS & UPDATES
 
 
   (ham radio)  License Exam schedule for 2017. Stamford Government Center. NEXT EXAM...  March 11, 2017    MORE INFO

   Amateur radio license (ham radio) training class. The classes will begin on February 15th.

ARES DMR 
net at 8:30pm most Sunday nights on the CT Statewide talkgroup. Region 1 talkgroup will also be having its own net at 9:00 pm.   MORE INFO   

 
LISTEN LIVE NORWALK AND WILTON TALK GROUPS INCLUDING WILTON ARES & TAC 1.    
Tom's Scanner
 K1TA  Listen Live DMR  Plus Local EMS & Fire.   APP LINK  for  iTunes & phone. (SAME DMR L
ISTEN LIVE)

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SARA REPEATERS

W1EE  146.655  - 600   PL- 100Hz  NOW IN SERVICE

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WEATHER EMERGENCY CT. STATE WIDE & TAC CHANNELS  1 THRU - 5  ONLY

NORWALK TALKGROUPS & WILTON (ARES) INCUDING CT STATE WIDE & TAC 1.  (LISTEN)


STAMFORD CONNECTICUT DMR REPEATER 

W1EE 447.125 -5MHz, ARES & emergency traffic during activation's..
Motorola MotoTRBO repeater..
 TEMPERARY OUT OF SERVICE  

LOCAL AREA REPEATERSS / LOCAL NETS

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The DMR repeater at Sterling Farms is working at reduced signal strength for reasons unknown. Its transmission range is very limited. State Police technicians have been consulted, but are busy with other work and haven't had time to diagnose the problem, although the they note that when they access the repeater remotely over their network, they are seeing a high heat alarm. In case the problem lies within the repeater, we will be checking its warranty status since it is relatively new.

 

We are waiting for the Connecticut State Police Radio Club's assistance to help diagnose the problem with our DMR repeater at Sterling Farms.

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What is Ham Radio ?  

Amateur Radio (ham radio) is a popular hobby and service that brings people, electronics and communication together.

People use ham radio to talk across town, around the world, or even into space, all without the Internet or cell phones.

It's fun, social, educational, and can be a lifeline during times of need.   MORE INFO

 

       ARRL Handbook (2016 Hardcover Edition)           ARRL's Tech Q&A 6th Edition           ARRL General Class License Manual 8th Edition  

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Published on Jan 6, 2017

January 5, 2017.
Zoning and enforcement, presented by Tim Walker from GNARC.
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Published on Dec 1, 2016

CTSARA 2016 Field Day Score.
12.1.2016

SARA Field Day Results 2016

W1EE ranks:

19 out of 326 in 3A national
5 out of 20 in 3A New England
1 out of 6 in 3A Connecticut
120 out of 2697 in all classes national
14 out of 155 in all classes New England
2 out of 37 all classes Connecticut


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A successful 20 Meter Amateur Radio contact was made at 1530 UTC, December 11, 2016 by Clark Burgard, N1BCG in Greenwich, Connecticut, USA with station GB2ZE, operated by Jason O'Neill, GM7VSB, in Ardrossan, Scotland. The radio contact was a reenactment of the first ham radio signals to span the Atlantic Ocean in December 1921 -- 95 years ago!  Video MORE

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