It’s May 19th as I’m writing this, just a few hours before our regularly scheduled meeting time. Although Lane County has entered Phase 1 of re-opening certain businesses and social activities, we have not yet reached the point that allows us to meet in person in our usual venue, and if we chose another location we would probably still be too large according to the COVID-19 safety guidelines. If our meeting venue (and the usual back-up) are still looking to be unavailable for next month, I’ll try to organize some kind of on-the-air meeting for us.  Between now and then, stay healthy!

    73, Jeff Hammond NT7B, Pres. EARS

Amateur Radio License Classes

New Entry-level (Technician) license: 2-Day Only Session, March 14-15
Saturday 8:00 am-4:00 pm, Sunday 8:00 am – 12:30 pm with a testing opportunity at the end.
No cost for the class! The study book is also free: No Nonsense Technician Class License Study Guide
License exam fee is $15 at exam time.
Location: TBA
Registration Contact: Scott Rosenfeld
ph: 541-684-9970
email: ars.n7ji@gmail.com

NewIntermediate (General) license:  New Sessions Coming Soon! 
Registration deadline: TBA
Location: Eugene Police Department, 300 Country Club Rd, Eugene, OR 97401
Cost: No cost for the classes! The study book is $30. License exam fee is $15 at exam time.
Technician class book: Ham Radio License Manual, 4th edition.
General class book: General Class License Manual, 8th edition.
The book is available from the following sources:
  – “Matt” Dillon (If ordered early)
  – Ham Radio Outlet, Portland store, 1-800-765-4267
  – American Radio Relay League, www.arrl.org
  – Amazon.com

Available Seats: 25 for Technician class, 12 for General class

Registration Contact: An email to the contact below with your phone # is your registration.

“Matt” Dillon W7ARD
439 Heywood Ave., Eugene, OR (Santa Clara area)
541-689-0640 w7ard@msn.com preferred

Amateur Radio License Exams

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 board room of Springfield Utilities Board, 223 A St, Suite F, Springfield OR 97477. The testing starts at 1:00 p.m. Please plan to arrive about fifteen minutes early so we can begin processing paperwork.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 licence for no additional fee at that time.For more information contact Peter McClosky at N7IY@arrl.net

EARS Breakfast and Open Shack:

1st Saturday every month
Time 8:00 am, Location — Flashback Grill, 4229 Main Street, Springfield.
Then to our Shack (about 10:00 am) at the Justice Center EOC in Springfield

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