Please join us for Saturday, February 8th @10AM!
Topic: Getting ready for the Tech exam being given @11am and any mentoring that folks can help on. We will also be doing planning for an equipment table that we will be sponsoring at the Mike and Key hamfest in March. Got any gear you would like to sell or donate? Drop us a line! Lastly, we are looking for volunteers for a youth training opportunity coming up for April 26th. We are doing another BSA Merit Badge class and a Tech testing session afterwards. We can use as many coaches as possible!
NOTE: Our March meeting is moved to March 1st @10AM. We will be using that time to prepare for our club table at the Mike and Key hamfest. Bring any equipment you would like to donate or sell at our table and we will get it ready to transport to the hamfest.
It is also a good time to pay your 2014 dues . . .
On Saturday Jan 25th and Feb 1st 1PM to 4PM we are adding an new activity to our classes. We are having an optional “mentoring time” with the prospective new hams. Bring along your favorite piece of radio equipment, antenna analyzer, base or mobile rig, HT, or whatever you would like to share and help mentor some new hams. We will have general Q&A, practice exams, and be offering our expertise if any of the students have any questions about material on their upcoming exam. Please, come join us! Ham radio is all about sharing . . .
(Breaking news 22-Nov-2013) The Rose Hill UHF repeater is back up! Give it a try!
Interested in CW? Take a look at this document. Very cool stuff! http://www.tasrt.ca/TASRTVersions/TASRT.pdf
Club calendar now ONLINE:
Click here to view (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/lwhcmembers/cal) — it is part of our Yahoo group. Feel free to add or edit any entry! It is a shared calendar for the club’s use. If you update it, then please send an email to the Yahoo group so everyone knows about it(mailto:email@example.com).
Club Yahoo group — ‘lwhcmembers’ is now ONLINE:
Click http://groups.yahoo.com/group/lwhcmembers/join to join the club’s Yahoo group. It is a closed group to just club members — no SPAM — no unsolicited emails. To send email just click mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org .
2014 Memberships now available:
Renewal (and new) memberships for 2014 are now available. Membership is based on the calendar year and is not pro-rated. For your convenience, if you want to pay online, here is a PayPal link to process your renewal:
Many local companies, such as Microsoft Corporation and Boeing, have matching gift programs for non-profits. Contact your HR department to check to see matching donations can be made available to LWHC.
Thank you for the early renewal for next year’s membership.
New to HAM radio? Do you have questions around what would be a good first radio? If so, we have a great new way to get some advice. Go to our Radio Selection Survey page and take our survey. The results will be posted to a group of the club’s HAMs who has lots of experience to help you. Here is a link.
The primary mission of the Lake Washington Ham Club is to offer amateur radio instructional classes to children and their parents and to prepare these people to participate in emergency service communications groups. The Club’s secondary mission is to increase awareness of amateur radio and to promote the continued use and growth of this important community resource.
In the event of an emergency the repeaters are reserved for the Amateur Radio Emergency Services