CARS will be conducting a Technician and a General license class. Both classes are open to the public and they will be taught here at our shack on Reservation Road. A FCC Exam session will follow each class. The exam is open to anyone regardless of class participation. There is no fee for the class but there is a cost for the training manual and the exam. The class information is:
- Technician Class:
- First Session: Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
- Remaining Sessions: Tuesday and Thursday, March 31, 2015 through April 9, 2015 from 7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.
- Review Session (if needed): Saturday, April 11, 2015 (Time to be determined)
- Exam: Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. (NOTE – The exam will be given during the club’s SpringFest located at the Moose Lodge, 1400 N. George Washington Highway, Chesapeake, VA)
- General Class:
- First Session: Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
- Remaining Sessions: Tuesday and Thursday, June 2, 2015 through June 18, 2015 from 7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.
- Review Session (if needed): Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 9:30 A.M. Exam will be held at 1:30 After shack day
Contact Paul Buckwalter, K4PRB for additional information at 757-484-6047 or email K4PRB@ARRL.NET.
CARS in cooperation with the City of Chesapeake, VA’s Parks and Recreation and the Great Bridge Battlefield & Waterways History Foundation will be conducting a Special Event on December 6, 2014 from 10:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M. commemorating the Battle of Great Bridge fought on December 9, 1775. This battle was the first major Revolutionary War armed conflict in Virginia and the first Patriot victory of the Revolutionary War. A QSL Certificate is available via email for those making contact. The certificate is a personalized PDF file suitable for printing and framing. To receive your certificate, log onto our website at www.w4car.org and register your name, call sign, and email address. Follow the “Certificate Request” link above. Certificates will be created following the event and sent to those registered operators found in our logs.
Chesapeake’s Great Bridge Battlefield and Waterways History Foundation (GBB & WHF) will be presenting its 5th Annual Waterways Heritage Festival at the Great Bridge Lock Park on Saturday and Sunday, October 11th and 12th, 2014. Check the City of Chesapeake website or the Great Bridge Battlefield & Waterways History Foundation website at the right for more information. The club will be holding two events in support of the Festival.
On Saturday, October 4, 2014 the club will be conducting a Special Event from 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. at the club’s shack. We will be using the club’s call sign to attract attention to the upcoming Festival. A certificate suitable for framing will be presented to each ham making contact with the club and requesting a certificate by logging their name, call sign, and email address on our website.
On Saturday and Sunday, October 11th and 12th, 2014 the club will be manning a booth at the festival and demonstrating amateur radio. The table will have a visual presentation of early radio as well as demonstrating the capabilities of amateur radio. The club will also be part of the scavenger hunt for the kids set up by the foundation.
We will need help for these activities. Contact Duane Ettwein, KJ4YKG at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can spend a few hours.
Check out what our sister club, Ortsverband T-15, is working on. Look under the “Pictures” folder or Direction Finding Project.
Welcome to our sister club Ortsverband T-15. Ortsverband or OV for short just means ham radio club and T-15 is a region abbreviation given by the German DARC (similar to ARRL). The club is located in Illertissen, Germany. Illertissen is a small town in Bavaria and located in the middle of other small countryside towns where the members live. Illertissen is about 15 miles from ULM, 100 miles west of Munich, and about 60 miles north of the Alpes mountain range and close to the Austrian and Swiss border. The club has a small shack not quit as large as ours. Check out their website at www.ov-t15.de. You might want to brush up on your German.
We will be attempting to contact the club and our fellow CARS member Raymond, KK4NBF, during shack day on Saturday, May 11, 2013. Come and meet our new ham friends.