ARRL Field Day June 28-29, 2014

I just wanted to remind everyone that Field Day is coming up in a few months.  We will need help getting ready.  The club will be notified of different events going on in the meetings.

June 7, 2014 we will meet at Gregs house after breakfast to get the trailer ready, make new cable,  clean antennas and much more fun.

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OPARC Monthly Meeting Discussion 03/20/2014: HOA’s and Ham Radio

The Program will be HOA’s and Ham Radio presented by Billy Williams N4UF.

New Hams and Old Hams need to be informed on how to deal with HOA’s.  Don’t miss this one.

If you have already received any notices or paperwork from your HOA dealing with our Hobby please bring them with you to the meeting.  Billy will give you his best advice on how to proceed to obtain the best outcome.

OPARC ID Badges

ID Badges.  Bob (K4RGD) has an obtained a quote from “Great Lakes Trophies & Engraving” to provide custom 3” x 2” badges with a small metal plate that goes outside your garment and a small magnet that goes inside.  They are available in horizontal and vertical (see examples).

We have 25 members that are already on the list and prepaid at the special bulk pricing of $6 includes free shipping & handling.  We will accept additional orders and prepayment at this meeting.  Future orders of quantities of less than 25 will be $10 plus actual shipping & handling.

Last Chance at this price.  Bring $6 to meeting and get yours ordered.

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NOFARS Free Flea 03/29/2014

THE 12TH ANNUAL JACKSONVILLE FREE FLEA SATURDAY, Mar 29rd 7AM-NOON
TERRY PARKER BAPTIST CHURCH 7025 MERRILL RD. NEAR TOWNSEND BLVD

FREE ADMISSION FREE TAILGATE SPOTS TO SELL ELECTRONIC AND COMPUTER EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES

DIRECTIONS TO TERRY PARKER BAPTIST CHURCH (Via I-95 and I-10)
Take the SR-9A/I-295 Expressway to Merrill Rd., just south of the Dames Point Bridge. Travel west on Merrill Rd. for one mile. Look for the big church parking lot near Townsend Blvd. Alternate Routes: Take Southside Blvd. Continue north past Regency Square Mall onto the Southside Connector. Exit at Merrill Rd. (just before the Dames Point Bridge). Travel west on Merrill Rd. for one mile to Townsend Blvd. If coming through town, cross the Mathews Bridge. Exit at University Blvd N. near the east end of the bridge. Take University Blvd. N. to Jacksonville University. Turn east on Merrill Rd. and travel one mile

http://www.nofars.org/hamfest.htm

Updated Location For Testing

Hi Folks The FCC /ARRL exams scheduled for Sat Jan 25th at the Hamfest at Scottish Rites [which was sadly canceled] are ON!  New site………

We were able to obtain the auditorium at the Webb Library Saturday from 10AM when they open the doors until 12 noon.  We will have to be ready to hit the road running so to speak as someone has reservations starting at 12 noon.

Directions:  Head out I-295 W portion Exit at 103rd exit [midway between Orange Park and I-10] Head EAST [back toward town] to 2nd light Library on corner with parking North side of 103rd St If you see WallyMart you have gone too far.

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Cancelled: Greater Jacksonville Hamfest

Update 01/21/2014 – !!!! Hamfest Canceled !!!!

It is with great sadness I announce that due to a lack of participation, we have cancelled the ham fest. We only sold 2 tables, and I was one of them, and a very limited amount of tickets. If you bought a table and tickets for the Scottish Rite office, please contact them at 904-355-7633 about a refund. If you purchased tickets from me, contact me at 904-237-0999 to make arrangements to get your refund from me. It is hoped that we may do this at a later time. I still have hope that we can revive the ham fest of old, but obviously not now. Please help pass the word so no one goes down to the Scottish Rite and is disappointed that the doors are not open.

Thanks to all of those who were a great help. I really appreciate your assistance.

Chick Thompson N4CUH
Ham Fest Committee Chairman

QRP Club Meeting – Saturday 01/11/2014

Orange Park Amateur Radio Club, QRP Group will be meeting this Saturday 11,
January 2014 at 1 PM at Orange Park High School in Ted’s classroom.

Visit the club website (http://oparc.net/oparc-qrp-club/) for exact
location.

I would like to invite anyone and everyone to attend. Please join us if you
are interested in QRP radio or already an enthusiast or have questions about
any aspect of Amateur Radio.

Everyone is welcome to come and participate, you do not need to be a member
of OPARC, we welcome members from other clubs.

Jim (KJ4SBG)
OPARC, Vice President 2014

Greater Jacksonville Hamfest 2014

For more information on the hamfest visit the website
http://oparc.net/gjh/

Click here –> Download The Hamfest Flyer

All the proceeds go to support the Scottish Rite Masonic Center

Date: January 25-26, 2014
Hours: 9AM – 5PM.
Vendors can start set-up at 8am

Testing registration is on the website page.