Welcome to the
"Half a Bubble Off"
The Woodchuck Amateur Radio Club is based in Parma, Ohio.
We are an Amateur Radio organization the offers training, monthly presentation and other activities.
Why the Woodchucks? Find out why by clicking here...
.-- --- --- -.. -.-. .... ..- -.-. -.- / .- -- .- - ..- .-. . / .-. .- -.. .. --- / -.-. .-.. ..- -...
The BIG NEWS for the month:
The Woodchucks are planning a Club Picnic in place of the August Business meeting all Woodchuck Members, Family and Friends are invited.
We are also inviting the membership and families of the Parma Radio Club to join us for this event. Making for a joint club picnic.
The Woodchuck ARC will provide the Burgers, Hotdogs and buns for the event and we are asking those that are attending to bring a side dish to share with the group. Please bring your own beverages (non-alcoholic).
The Picnic will be held on Friday August 26th in place of the Club meeting and start at 6:00pm.
It have been suggested that we hold the picnic at the Pavilion in James Day Park 11828 West Pleasant Valley Road.
The Pavilion has no reservation but is fairly large with several grills available. Someone will arrive very early to hold several tables and a grill for the group.
MaryAnn K8BLY is heading up the event for the Woodchucks.
Please click on this link: https://forms.gle/8KARyFrZfzn5iz5D6 fill out the form to let us know that that you are attending, how many will be in your party and what you will be bringing as your side disk.
This will help in our planning. Additional information and detail will be sent as the date nears.
The new application fee structure for amateur radio licenses goes into effect on April 19, 2022. ARRL Volunteer Examiner Coordinator (VEC) Manager Maria Somma, AB1FM, has addressed what this means and explained the new programs in an ARRL news article, at https://www.arrl.org/news/new-amateur-radio-license-applications-fee-to-become-effective-april-19-2022.
The FCC has clarified that the fees will not apply to license upgrades.
You can find more information on this at https://www.arrl.org/news/new-fcc-application-fee-will-not-apply-to-amateur-radio-license-upgrades.
Purchase your Woodchuck ARC logoed items and help support the Club?
The Woodchucks now have an online store where you can purchase Woodchuck Logoed items to show off yor support for the club.
Each item purchased returns a percentage of the sale to the Club.
New items will be added as the store grows.
Thank you for your support.
A very interesting website to find Hams in your or any area.
Use this map to find amateur radio license holders in the USA. Click here for more info.
- Select the type of input (callsign, gridsquare, zip code or street address) on the left.
- Enter an appropriate search value on the right.
- Hit the button.
- Scroll down see the map.
Tips and tricks to pass your FCC Amateur Radio Exam.
Thank you to Quicksilver Radio for this information.
Some will complain that my approach does not teach anything – that its only purpose lies in memorizing answers in order to pass the test. My answer is “you are 100% correct”. My experience has shown that sometimes our best and most enthusiastic operators – those who give back to the hobby – may not know which end of the soldering iron to hold. And conversely, some of the most technically adept Hams are notably hard to find when there is work to be done or Public Service events to staff. Most Hams, I think fall somewhere in between these extremes. A good friend of mine likes to say that there are 28 different kinds of Ham Radio, and that there’s something there for just about anybody. My goal here is to make (or upgrade) more Hams so that they can find out what kinds of Radio they’re going to enjoy. And if you follow my suggestions, YOU WILL PASS!! So here we go: