Upcoming Meeting

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 6:30 pm

Our next meeting will be in the Springfield Justice Center, 230 4th St, Springfield, OR 97477.

I hope to see you there!

    Jeff Hammond NT7B, Pres. EARS

NewJoin us for Field Day 2018 - June 23 & 24

Field Day is a long tradition in amateur radio on the fourth full weekend of June. We will set up our stations out in the "field" (out of doors) for a fun contest and also help the public and new hams get on the air! Come join us along with the Valley Radio Club behind Cafeto Coffee Company, 4000 E 22nd Ave, Eugene, OR anytime from 11am Saturday the 24th through 2pm the 25th.

More information on Field Day 2018 is available here.

Amateur Radio License Classes

New2-day only (Technician) license: May 19-20, 2018 (8:30 am-4:30 pm, Saturday, 8:30 am-12:30 pm Sunday with a licensing exam opportunity at 1pm). Location: Health/wellness bldg 30, room 114, Lane Community College, Eugene, Oregon
Cost: No cost for the classes and the study book is also free. License exam fee is $15 at exam time.
Technician class book: KB6NU's No-Nonsense Technician Class License study guide
Contact Scott Rosenfeld ars.n7ji@gmail.com

Entry-level (Technician) license: Thursdays 7-9pm, Apr 5-May 24, 2018 (8 sessions)
Registration deadline, March 20, 2017

Intermediate (General) license: Tuesdays 7-9pm, Apr 10-May 22, 2018 (7 sessions)
Registration deadline, March 20, 2017

Cost: No cost for the classes! 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 early)
  - Ham Radio Outlet, Portland store, 1-800-765-4267
  - American Radio Relay League, www.arrl.org
  - Amazon.com

Available Seats: 12 (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 8:00 am, Location -- Flashback Grill, 4229 Main Street, Springfield.
Then to our Shack (about 10:00 am) at the Justice Center EOC in Springfield