Upcoming Meeting

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 6:30 pm

Our next meeting will be in the board room, Suite F, of the Springfield Utility Board (SUB), 223 A Street, Springfield, OR, at 6:30 pm.  Note: This is a different location than usual, but we'll be meeting here the rest of the year.

I hope to see you there!

    Ron WJ7R, Pres. EARS

Highly Versitile Orange Box Presentation Posted

The handouts by Paul N0VLR for our September meeting are available on our site under Past Meetings.

Field Day Pictures Posted

The EARS/VRC 2016 Field Day pictures have been posted. Take a look!

RFI Information

The EARS club has had two presentations on RFI. For further information, see http://www.valleyradioclub.org/rfi.html

Amateur Radio License Winter Classes

NewEntry-level (Technician) license: Thursdays 7-9pm, Jan 5-Feb 23, 2017 (8 sessions)
Registration deadline, Dec 20, 2016

NewIntermediate (General) license: Tuesdays 7-9pm, Jan 10-Feb 14, 2017 (6 sessions)
Registration deadline, Dec 20, 2016

Place: American Red Cross building, 862 Bethel Dr. Eugene
Cost: No cost for the class! The study book is $30. License exam fee is $15 at exam time.
Technician class book: Ham Radio License Manual, 3rd edition.
General class book: General Class License Manual, 8th edition.
The book is available from the following sources:
  - "Matt" Dillon (If ordered prior to Dec 20. See below.)
  - Ham Radio Outlet, Portland store, 1-800-765-4267
  - American Radio Relay League, www.arrl.org
  - Amazon.com

Available Seats: 20 (for each class)

Registration Contact: An email to the contact below with your phone # is your registration.

"Matt" Dillon W7ARD
439 Heywood Ave., Eugene, OR (Santa Clara area)
541-689-0640 w7ard@msn.com preferred

Amateur Radio License Exams

You can get your initial license or upgrade your license with us. The Emerald Amateur Radio Society normally offers exams on the last Saturday of each month at the board room of Springfield Utilities Board, 223 A St, Suite F, Springfield OR 97477. The testing starts at 1:00 p.m. Please plan to arrive about fifteen minutes early so we can begin processing paperwork.

What to bring to testing:
  • Money or check to cover testing fees,$15.00 payable to "ARRL/VEC."
  • If you are testing for the first time, you will need 2 pieces of ID,one must be a photo ID.
  • If you are up-grading, please bring a copy of your FCC license and any CSCE's you may have, as well as photocopies of these documents along with your photo ID.
If you are successful in passing the Technician or General Test, you will be given the opportunity to try for the next higher class licence for no additional fee at that time.

For more information contact Peter McClosky at N7IY@arrl.net

EARS Breakfast and Open Shack:

3rd or 4th Saturday every month -- whichever follows the monthly EARS General meeting --
Time 8:30 am, Location -- Flashback Grill, 4229 Main Street, Springfield.
Then to our Shack (about 9:30 am) at the Justice Center EOC in Springfield