Announcement: Monthly Club Meeting 9/29/23 at 1830hr, Regular Meeting Agenda. Location: Marble Falls EMS, 609 Industrial Blvd, Marble Falls.
Serving Our Ham Community Since 1981
Our club has evolved over the decades to where it is now. We have around 70 great members who have a passion for HAM radio!
All are more than happy to help out new HAMS and share their knowledge.
Our Club Is a fun family
“I went to a club monthly meeting, I didn’t have a license yet, and I was welcomed by all.
I knew at once that these people in the club we’re going to be amazing and fun people to be around.” ~Chris
Monday Morning Rag Chew, POTA (Parks on the Air), Field Day, Ham Fest, Fox Hunts, Monthly Meeting, etc
What are Options
There is more than just “talking” on a HAM radio. You can now email, morse code, chat, FT8, text, GPS, and more. Talking and communicating with folks all around the world using these technologies, WITHOUT the aid of the internet.
A “Net” is an on the air gathering of licensed and unlicensed HAM’ers who share a common interest in the topic at hand and of the Net’s theme.
Parks on the Air
POTA (Parks On The Air) – This originally was a creation of the ARRL in 2016 with the intent of having an Activator (person with their equipment brought to a park) making contacts with Hunters (Folks at home with their HF equipment) responding and establishing an official exchange of information over the air.
Hunters attempt to get as many contacts as they can from their officially designated park.
It can be great fun and of course you get out into a city, county, state or national park!
As with the other upcoming new and exciting events, stay tuned for our first date and time.
A Fox Hunt is a scheduled event where licensed or unlicensed HAM take special (not expensive) track equipment out into the world, so to speak, to lock on and find a signal beacon. It’s almost like a game of hide and seek. There can be small teams or just individuals. Prizes or awards can be won!
Plus,,, there can be an awesome meetup afterwards for talk, lunch, coffee, or dinner!
Certification Classes and Training
So, you’ve thought about getting a HAM license every since you were a kid with a CB or recently with a couple of FRS radios on a cruise ship or in Disney World. It really is quite easy and you can learn and get licensed in stages. Also they DON’T require morse code any longer.
The testing is multiple choice, study guides have all the questions AND all the answers, what could be easier. A great part of the fun is studying with a friend, a kid or grandkid, and in the end testing together.
We as a club have testing sessions but if your anxious about in person testing or your schedule doesn’t match up with ours, there are plenty of ZOOM testing sites. Test pricing varies but is about 15 bucks-ish.
Let us know if you wish to get your license and we can hook you up with classes we sponsor and/or an Elmer (Mentor) to volunteer their time to help you.
OK, now you have no excuse!
Watch for training sessions and testing on our calendar.