Sep 20

Camdenton Air Show & Technician License Class

The Lake of the Ozark Amateur Radio Club…

will participated in this year’s Camdenton Memorial Lake Regional Airport Air Show on September 12th. And reports I’ve reveived indicate it was a SUCCESS!!!!!! Indication are we have several prospect for taking the below listed study secession.

 

On another note I’ve listed three youtube videos ALL HAMs need to watch. These deal with the possibility of the FCC increasing the fee for license to $50. K6UDA outlines the problems. The seconded one is a little long because he is actually in a live feed and is covering many topics. Simply click on them to watch, will open in new tab.;.

1) FCC rate hike

2) Live feed covering many topics including FCC fee hike.

3) FCC hike and how to make you opinion heard.

Here are links to two ARRL articles on this subject, again simply click on them to read, will open in new tab;.

Proposal to raise FCC fees

Fee Proposal comments

Amateur Radio License Class

Have you ever wanted to get your ham radio license?  Here is a helpful class to make it easy.

The Lake of the Ozarks Amateur Radio Club (LOARC) is sponsoring this one-day course designed to help you obtain your entry level Technician License.  It will not be an instructed course but rather a prep-class.  The morning and early afternoon sessions will be devoted to studying the correct answers to the questions. This teaching method has resulted in a 90% passing rate.  The license exam consisting of 35 questions (chosen from the exam pool of 250 questions) will be given in mid- afternoon.  The total cost of the class is $30.00: a fee of $15.00 for the materials involved in taking the class to be sent in with the application below plus an FCC fee of $15.00 to take the exam which must be paid in cash the day of the exam. 

A seventy-four percent grade (26 of 35 questions) or better on the exam will earn you your Technician license and set you on the road to amateur radio adventure. The class attendees who actually pass their Technician License will have their names put in a hat for a drawing, and one lucky new licensee will win a hand held 2 Meter radio programmed with local repeater frequencies.

The class will be held on Saturday, October 3rd starting at 8:30 a.m. and should end by 4:30 p.m. with a break for lunch.  Location: the Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Building, 12 V F W Rd, VFW road is about 1mile from the light at the square SE on business 5.

When:  Saturday, October 3rd.Time:   8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. with lunch break.

Where: EMA Building at 12 VFW Road.

Please mail your application no later than 9/28/2020with a $15.00check made to LOARC.

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Copy & Paste the following, fill it out and Mail to:

Lake of the Ozarks Amateur Radio Club
106 Rosewood Terrace
Camdenton, MO  65020

I wish to take your amateur radio Prep Course on October 3rd

A check for $15.00 made out to LOARC is enclosed. No refunds for no-shows.

Name: _____________________________________   Phone: ________________________

Address: ________________________  City: ________________ State: _____  Zip: _______

I understand I will need to pay a $15.00 cash fee to the FCC at the time of the exam.

Signature: ____________________________   email: [email protected]_____

Jul 24

2020 is in the Books!

Well another Field Day is in the books.

Here are the results:

                 20m          6 & 15m      40m    QSO totals    QSO points

CW           070               0               54          124            248
SSB          329              28            124          481            481
TOTAL      399              28            178          605            729

Note: CW counts as 2 points per QSO.

For a synopsis of the event as they happened check out the minutes for the July 2020 meeting by click this link minutes.

A BIG THANKS goes out to Steve Bouck, (AA4SB) for a job well done as Field Day Coordinator, THANKS STEVE! Hey Steve better get started on next year, you set a pretty high standard. Also, thanks for all the work done by President Larry Cicchinelli (K3PTO) and Secretary/Treasurer Robert Harmon (KEØTTL) behind the scene. But let’s not forget all those that worked the radios, put up the antennas, towed the camper, and the list goes on. THANKS TO ALL!!!!!!

For those of you who couldn’t make it to our Field Day site, here are some pictures of the event (click on picture to enlarge, press esc on your keyboard to close). To see more Click Here

Jun 20

Hear YE Hear YE Hear YE

Update the Members List for 2020

Friday’s Eat’n Meet’n has be revived check out were it is being held and when HERE

Field day schedule can be viewed by clicking SCHEDULE

Come See Amateur Radio in Action!
Amateur Radio 2020 “Field Day”

Saturday & Sunday June 27th & 28th

Lake of the Ozarks Amateur Radio Club Members will be participating in the National Amateur Radio Field Day exercise at CAMDENTON CITY PARK, PAM ROAD, SHELTER 2

You can become a licensed ham radio Operator.
Come find out how.

Apr 03

EXTRA . . . EXTRA . . . EXTRA . . . READ ALL ABOUT IT!

LOARC CLUB MEETINGS and LICENSE TESTING NORMALLY HELD ON THE SECOND WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH ARE BACK TO NORMAL OPERATION.

DAYTON HAMVENTION CANCELLED CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION!!

Also the following have cancelled:

LOARC’s Eat’n Meet’n CANCELLED for the next several weeks.
Booneville Hamfest (03/21/20)

OARS Hamfest (03/28/20)
OZARKSCON QRP fest (04/03/20)
Fort Smith Area Amateur Radio Club (04/04/20)
Ararat Shrine Amateur Radio Club (04/18/20)

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With the advent of the COVID-19 virus there is concern about the future of Amateur radio testing, Field Day, and License renewals . Well K6UDA posted an interview with one of ARRL Director and posted it on Youtube Wednesday April 1st. Check it out.

 

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International Space Station 360 for VR or planetarium ...

Did you know that HAMs have an opportunity to contact and talk to astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS)? Well we

do, and I was fortunate enough to listen to the ISS several days ago. If you would like to try here are some website that will show you how.

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) will tell you about it and what you have to do.

Amateur Radio Satellite Corp (AMSAT) will allow you to calculate when the not only the ISS will pass but many other satellites currently in orbit.

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Updated the 2meter Net preamble check it out here

Added the February minutes.

Updated the State QSO party list