(Updated February 15, 2020)
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Club membership dues for 2020 are due. Rates are unchanged from last year and are $10 for regular membership, $5 for household membership (additional members in same household after first member pays regular rate) and free for students. You must print and fill out a membership application as part of the renewal process. Dues can be paid by cash or check at club events or mailed to club Vice President Dan Sprow KC8RYF (click for address). Make checks payable to Hillsdale County Amateur Radio Club or HCARC. You must renew by March 31 to maintain your membership status.
The Question Pool Committee of the National Conference of Volunteer Examiner Coordinators (NCVEC) has released the 2020-2024 Amateur Extra Class question pool. The pool will take effect on July 1, 2020, and will remain valid until June 30, 2024. The current Amateur Extra question pool, released in 2016, is valid until June 30, 2020.
There is a new ham in the county. Michael Buiten KB8EOT recently updated his FCC ULS address to Hillsdale from Wayne. Please welcome him when you hear him on the air.
Congratulations to Deb McCloud KE8BPS of Hillsdale on being granted Amateur Extra privileges on December 4, upgrading from General.
Congratulations to Don Gambill KC8WAU for being the latest to qualify for an award certificate for exceptional participation in the Monday night net. The purpose of the program is to encourage participation in the net, both as check-ins and as net control station. The certificate will be awarded to participants that attain at least 75 points during 2019. Rules and results are posted in the Net Participation section of the club website. Bill Hicks WB8FFO was the first to qualify.
Congratulations to Gregory Parent KE8KDK of Pittsford on being granted Amateur Extra privileges on November 6, upgrading from Technician.
There is a new ham in the county. John Novak III KK4QYM recently updated his FCC ULS address to Hillsdale from Kentucky. Please welcome him when you hear him on the air.
We have some Monday night net control slots open. Serving as net control station builds your skills and earns you extra points towards the net exceptional participation certificate. If you would like to serve as a net control station once a month please let a member of club leadership know. Check the schedule for available dates.
Several bills have been introduced in the Michigan House of Representatives that deal with distracted driving (HB 4181, HB 4198 and HB 4199). These bills have been assigned to the House Transportation Committee for further work and study. Changes to the bills after introduction have resulted in Amateur Radio being granted an exemption (the use of amateur radio while driving) from being considered a distraction. The exemption amendment referenced 47 CFR Part 97, 47 CFR Part 90 and a reference to CB radio. The bills need to passed by the full house, the state senate and signed by the governor before they become law. Click to read the ARRL Michigan Section post.
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