Extra Exam Questions Expire – June 30, 2016

If you are studying or planning on upgrading to Extra be aware the current test questions are expiring June 30, 2016.
http://www.arrl.org/upgrading-to-an-extra-license

The next set of study questions are already published if you can’t take your test in time.

3rd Public Domain Release of 2016-2020 Extra Class Question Pool
They can be found at http://www.ncvec.org/page.php?id=365

DV4MINI Hotspot

This is a really neat device that runs on Windows and Linux. The DV4MINI is a USB stick containing 70 cm data transceiver. Works with D-Star, DMR, Fusion, APCO25, DPMR and other digital modes which are based on GMSK, 2FSK or 4FSK.

http://wirelesshold.com/

This ham has a great blog and has tons of fun projects you can do with this dongle.

DV4mini ham radio digital hotspot C4FM, DMR and D-Star

ARRL Field Day June 25-26 – K4BT

ARRL Field Day
Date: June 25-26, 2016
Location: Orange Park High School
Time: Sat 9am – Sunday 2PM

Setup begins Saturday Morning and the event begins at 2pm and goes thru Sunday.
Lunch will be available on Saturday and Left overs on Sunday. Dinner on Saturday night will be around 5-6PM. Please bring a covered item, dessert if possible.

We will have plenty of cool water on site for both days.

Everyone is welcome whether your licensed or not to operate. We look forward to seeing everyone.

If you have any questions you can send an email to orangeparkarc ‘at’ gmail.com.

K4BT

NOFARS & OPARC Hamfest – October 24, 2015

Since we have been rained out at the Dog Fanciers Club, we have accepted the NOFARS invitation to join them on dry ground at the NOFARS Free Flea.

Date:  Saturday, Octover 24, 2015
Time: 7AM – Noon

The address is:
Terry Parker Baptist Church Parking Lot
7025 Merrill Rd. Near Townsend Blvd.

Free Admission and Tailgate Spots. The auction will be at 10:30AM

2015 ARRL Field Day Results

The 2015 Field Day was a success.  The event went very smooth and everyone had a great time.  We had visitors from press and local government officials.  There was a also a nice competition between the CW and Phone operators this year.  The Phone operators had 11 more contacts.

Here are stats for the current year
1. 254 additional contacts
2. There was 637 CW contacts and 648 Phone contacts
3. There was 15% improvement in the overall score from 2014 for 4,794 points

 

YEAR SCORE CONTACTS PARTICIPANTS CATEGORY
2014 4,168  1,020 46  4A
2015 4,794 1,274 57 4A