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Columbia Amateur Radio Club Christmas Party

See you there!!!

Don’t have a membership? No problem, you can join us on the night of the party. Membership is $20 a year and dinner is $10 per person 13yrs and older, and $5 for 12 years and younger.

  • Dinner menu provided by Shealy’s Bar-B-Q:
    Bar-B-Que Pork
  • Fried Chicken
  • Rice
  • Hash
  • Milk Gravy
  • String Beans
  • Corn
  • Slaw Rolls
  • Iced Tea (sweet and unsweet, sweeteners will be provided)
  • Lemonade
  • Coffee
  • Water

We are also asking members to bring a dessert, last year we had a sugar fest and look forward to all of the pies, cakes, and unbelievable desserts.

Spring Valley Baptist Church, 91 Polo Road Columbia SC

To RSVP or for information email: ColumbiaARC@Gmail.com

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December Ham and Eggs Cancelled

With the holidays closing in on us fast, I have decided to cancel the Decembers Ham and Eggs event. Being so close to Christmas I want to give you all time to be with your families, we will resume Ham and Eggs in December, check the club calendar for new and exciting events planned.

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December 2022 Testing and Training

SCHEART will be offering Ham (Amateur) Radio classes in December of 2022. This is for Technician, General, and Extra. All classes will run from December 12th through 16th from 6 pm to 9 pm. Some classes will not take the whole week but will finish when all the material is covered. These classes run concurrently. You can only choose one of the classes.

We’re presenting the classes via video conference using Zoom (http://zoom.us ) If you didn’t have the time to attend in person before, now is your chance. Email me at midlandsve@gmail.com. I’ll forward your email to your instructor and they will send you an invitation to the video conference.

Here’s a tutorial on how to use zoom: https://tinyurl.com/y8hbdlvr

If you’ve never used videoconferencing before, Here are a couple of tips:

Use a headset or headphones. Any headphones that plug into your computer will do. Even the wired ones that came with your cell phone, if it’s using the 1/8” plug. This eliminates feedback when you unmute your microphone.
Mute your microphone when not speaking to the instructor. Otherwise, the class will hear any background noise from your computer.
Find the text/chat function and use it.
New hams will have to start out with the Technician course.

All classes are free. If you wish to attend, RSVP to MidlandsVE@gmail.com. Be sure to tell me which class you want to take and include your cell number.

Testing will be offered on December 17th at 08:30 am at SCETV headquarters, 1041 George Rogers Blvd in Columbia.  We’ll take care of the administrative work first and start the testing when the admin work is done. Bring a photo ID, an original copy of any Ham Radio license, your FRN, and $10.00 cash. If a child is testing and has no photo I.D., bring a copy of a birth certificate.

If you are testing for the first time, you must bring your FCC Registration Number (FRN), which you can get here:https://tinyurl.com/yayymn28

If you’re coming for testing only, email us so we can plan accordingly.

Please refer any questions to MidlandsVE@gmail.com

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23rd Annual COOP/SKYWARN Recognition Day

Greetings Columbia Amateur Radio Club members!

SRD 2022 is a go on Saturday, December 3rd, 2022, with a slight modification…the classes/seminars will be held in the airport terminal, and we will have small groups for tours in the building.

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Hams in Space!

The NASA / SpaceX Crew-5 mission brought new Astronaut-Hams to the ISS.
Welcome Josh Cassada, KI5CRH, and Koici Wakata, KI5TMN. Listen for them making ARISS student contacts and maybe just working from the ARISS repeater.

Photo: Crew-5 Official Portrait.

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Swap fest planning call

Last call before Swap Fest join to ask questions and learn what’s going to take place. Call starts at7pm Thursday 6th.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86823977047?pwd=M3NYWmNsOGl2OHo4ajMrSkNTVVk2QT09

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October CARC Monthly Club Meeting Zoom Information

Greetings everyone! We will meet in person at the ETV building and encourage all to join us there. In case you can’t make the meeting below is Zoom meeting information for Monday.

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86708525603?pwd=WnY2T2dXTEV0MmZPNjFFZTFYa2lrZz09 Meeting ID: 867 0852 5603

Passcode: 251755

One tap mobile +13126266799,,86708525603#,,,,*251755#

US (Chicago) +16469313860,,86708525603#,,,,*251755#

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