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Become a member

Become amember of Emerald Amateur Radio Society.  Fill out this handy PDF form, print it, and bring it to the next meeting!

Amateur Radio License Exams

The next test session will be held on May 25, 2024.

You can get your initial license or upgrade your license with us. The Emerald Amateur Radio Society normally offers exams on the last Saturday of each month at the Springfield Justice Center.   The exam session begins at 1:00 PM; those taking the exam are requested to arrive at 12:45 PM. For more information click this link.

What to bring to testing:

      • Money or check to cover testing fees,$15.00 payable to “ARRL/VEC.”
      • If you are testing for the first time, you will need 2 pieces of ID, one must be a photo ID.
      • If you are up-grading, please bring a copy of your FCC license and any CSCE’s you may have, as well as photocopies of these documents along with your photo ID.

If you are successful in passing the Technician or General Test, you will be given the opportunity to try for the next higher class license for no additional fee at that time. For more information contact Peter McClosky at N7IY@arrl.net

EARS Breakfast:

We meet on the first Saturday of each month for a no-host breakfast social.  Our next monthly breakfast social is 10:00 AM on June 1 , 2024, at Prime Time in Springfield.  We reserve our table one week in advance.  To let us know you’re coming, please contact vicepresident@emerald-ars.us .

See you at Prime Time in Springfield

EARS Calendar:

Don’t forget to look over our calendar of events.  You can find the link to it in the menu section across the top, or click here for it.

EARS Mail lists

EARS General list is open to all Amateurs, and non-amateurs, regardless of EARS membership status.

  – To subscribe, click here: 
    https://mail.emerald-ars.us/mailman/listinfo/ears_emerald-ars.us

  – When one person sends a message, everyone on the list gets it
  – It’s a closed list: only members of the list can post
  – The list is managed, so there should be NO spam.

EARS DX  list is open to all Amateurs, and is used for callout, and general DX discussions.

– To subscribe, click here: 
  http://mail.emerald-ars.us/mailman/listinfo/ears-dx_emerald-ars.us

Last Updated on May 14, 2024 by Vice President

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Our next monthly meeting is Tuesday, June 18, 7 p.m. at the Springfield Justice Center.