NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS 

BAD NEWS from FCC

1. The club is running a license testing session on Jan 27th which is now full, but another session is planned for Feb 10th at 7pm and there are 3 openings for that.  If interested contact Skip.  Details on BECOME A HAM page. 1/19

2.  Under SWAP & SHOP there is a new sub-tab called FREE OFFERS.  In this area we will have added a new facility to help you get rid of your excess "treasures".  Why not offer these "gems" to others?  Descriptions and Photos to: swabby57@nwi.net. 

3. A new tab has been added titled DONATIONS.  The idea here is to acknowledge donations this club has received.  For those wonderful people who wish to remain anonymous, their wish will be honored  The idea here is to inform our members of what some considerate, thoughtful people have given to ACARC so you can share in giving thanks to donors.  1/16

4. Matt Kozma AE7MK forwarded a link to a website run by Dave Casler KE0OG which explains just how a J-Pole antenna works in great fascinating detail.  Promise it is extremely interesting;  click on THIS LINK.    1/13

5. NEW ITEM added to the CLUB HISTORY page.  Meeting minutes from years ago.  A little hard to read, but it is fun to decipher it and catch up on a little of our forming years.  1/13

6. Preliminary steps are being taken to re-schedule the Soldering Classes we had to cancel temporarily.  Watch here for scheduling time/date/location and a means to get your name on the list for these events.

7. In the last 30 days our website was viewed from - Russia, India, Myanmar - and others.  Click HERE to see a cool spreadsheet showing where ALL of our viewers came from in both the States and around the world. 1/18

The January 6th Ham Test Session Results Are IN !!!
A new TECH and a returning EXTRA.
Congratulations  !!!

Ronald Hassinger

Successfully renewed his 

expired Extra License !! 

Ryan Everest 

Passed his

Tech Exam!!

Attention to those of you who may have Artistic/Design talent.
There is a move afoot to possibly upgrade or re-design or modernize our club's logo.  The need exists to digitize the logo for many reasons in this computer-driven age, so if we are going to do that, it is the perfect time to take a good hard look at the logo and improve it.  
Give it a try and email your input to swabby57@nwi.net 
and the Board will consider all the entries.

Below are the entries received as of 12/8.

Club Dues for 2021

No increase this year, $15 plus $6 for each additional family member.  

Please take care of this obligation as soon as you are able.  

Mail your check to ACARC, PO Box 5283, Wenatchee WA 98807

NOW !

NOW !

  Click HERE to read  about the tinySA  

  from Jim Alyn N7JA   

His description, experience, and analysis of the equipment starts thus:

 

"For the past several months, I have been beta testing the tinySA, that is, the tiny Spectrum Analyzer. 

 

If you’re familiar with the NanoVNA, the tinySA is exactly the same size, approximately 3.5 inches by 2.2 inches, with a screen size of 2.8 inches. The tinySA has two bands, one from basically DC to 350 MHz. The second band covers from 240 MHz to 960 MHz. The second band is basically extra functionality thrown in for free, and doesn’t have the same performance as the lower band."

...read and see more when you click on the above 'HERE"

tinySA

What's a WAS?

Good Question !

Read all about this special award by following this link >>>  http://www.arrl.org/was

to read a really interesting story by Jim K7MQV about his extremely hard and long journey to earn the certificate you see to the right, click HERE.

One of the most regular and well-attended events that ACARC sponsors is our Tuesday night Net Check-ins.  Just to give you an idea of the activity this year, see the spreadsheet below.  A greater number of people are involved here than in our Club Meetings - or just about anything else we do. 
Weekly updates are especially important during these times of change and instantaneous re-arrangement. 
You are welcome to join in the Net formally, or perhaps just listen in to the announcements on Tuesdays at 8:00 pm - if nothing else just so you can keep up to speed on events happening - or not happening - or dates changing.
GUESTS are ALWAYS welcome.
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OK, understand a spreadsheet with 52 data entry points with only 3 inputs looks creepy.  And below is proof.  It'll get better as time goes on, I know you know.
Click HERE to see last year's spreadsheet.
U  P  D  A  T  E 
Joel K7ZR...
...has provided the club with a new (9/7/20) annotated list of area repeaters giving us more current and detailed info than you will see in The Repeater Book; click HERE to check out the .pdf file. 

Club Repeaters:
 

146.680  ( - offset  /  156.7 ) W7TD

146.780   [ - offset  /  156.7 ] N7RHT

53.390  ( - 1.700 offset  /  118.8 )
 

Weekly   Nets: 

Monday 10 meter gathering 

       8pm on 28.375

Tuesday 6 meter gathering

7:15 pm on 50.140 USB

Tuesday Night Club Net

8pm on Club 2 meter repeater 

acarc NEW LicensES

scorecard  a/o 1/6/21

Thanks to our VEC and ve's

tech  general  extra

     2021          1                        1

     2020        14          5            4

     2019          7          5            2

     2018        27          2            2

Next Board Meeting:

Feb 4- 6:30 pm

ZOOM meeting.

 

Next Club Meeting: 

Feb 6 - 9:00 am

 ZOOM meeting.

 

 Get ZOOM links for either/both meetings by emailing skipfrans@charter.net 

 

Map to LINK bldg. is HERE.

Park HERE,

Enter HERE.

Contact Information: 

Email: applecityarc@gmail.com

Postal: PO Box 5283

Wenatchee, WA  98807

 

  Upcoming Club Events

Click on

<<< EVENTS to see what is scheduled throughout this year.

!!! Net Controls Needed !!!
If interested please email the club address.  Running the Net usually takes only a half hour around once a month or so.  Lessons and instruction available, there is a written script to follow -- it really is easy and fun.

Challenge Coins

We still have our 50th HamFest Challenge coins for sale @ $2.50 Contact Doug Gardner at (509) 630-5940 or E-mail Doug.sandie.gardner@gmail.com