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...
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Woodchuck Amateur Radio Club
ARRL November Sweepstakes Phone Contest
Sunday, November 20,2022
At Kevin Kohn’s (K8DNQ) Garage
9415 Daniels Road, Seville Ohio 44273
Setup will start at 10:00 EST on Sunday and the contest will begin (for us) at 12:00 and end at 20:00. The goal of the contest is to work all 50 states plus 7 provinces and go for the clean sweep. We are going to attempt to set up and amplifier and run in the high power class. (over 150 watts)
We are going to operate in the following…
- Only operate for 8 hours of the allowed 24 hour maximum
- Run as Category ‘MSHP’ for Multi-operator, Single Transmitter, High Power (or MSLP for low power if we have issues with the amp.)
- We can only have one transmitter running at a time, but anyone is free to bring there rigs or antennas and take a turn operating.
- K8DNQ will have at least one rig set up. We will also have a computer setup with the N3FJP logging software to make things easy.
We will have coffee and water. We may go for a pizza run later if anyone interest. As always bring a chair.
Come on over to Kevin’s, have some fun, make some contacts, and go for the clean sweep!
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: