Technician License Class August 12/13

The class will be held at the Lucas Fire Department which is just north of Bethany/Lucas Rd,  in Lucas.  Lucas is located just east of Allen, TX off of US Hwy 75 at the Bethany Rd. Exit.

As always the class is free, the EXAM is $14.00 cash. We are looking at a timeframe of 8:00am- 5:00pm on Saturday and 9:00am- 2:00pm on Sunday, with the EXAM  starting  at 3:00 on Sunday.  Parking should be available  on the south side of the fire station.  A government issued photo ID will be required to take the exam on Sunday afternoon (FCC Requirement).

Other amateur radio class exams (General,Extra) will also be available for those wishing to take those exams. You need to bring a copy of your current amateur radio license.

To prepare for this class, we urge you to pick up a copy of the Ham Radio School’s Technician Class study guide prior to the class, and read through the course material at least once. You should not expect to just walk in to the two day training class and grasp all the necessary information to successfully pass the exam. But, if you prepare by reading through the study guide, and marking any items that you have questions about, and then pay attention and ask questions during the two day training class, there is an excellent probability that you will pass the exam with a high score.

These study guides are available locally at the Ham Radio Outlet store 701 E. Plano Parkway Suite 406, across the street from Fry’s Electronics in Plano.  The cost for the study guide should be $19.95.

We also have a number of used study guides available, which we can loan you for $14.00 cash security deposit.  When you return these used study guides, in good condition (not  marked up or dog ear’ed), your $14.00 security deposit  will be applied to the $14.00 cost to take the examination.  Basically, we save you the cost of buying the study guide.

To register for this class, or if you have additional questions, please send an email to Mike Pruden at ( NN5ZZ@ARRL.NET). Please provide your NAME, EMAIL ADDRESS, and TELEPHONE NUMBER.

Let us know if you are interested in one of our used study guides, and we will contact you regarding how to pick up your copy.

Thanks

Mike Pruden

NN5ZZ@ARRL.NET

PARK General Meeting July 17th

The PARK meeting will be held on Monday July 17th.  The location at the First Methodist Church of Plano. It is located at 3160 East Spring Creek Parkway, Plano,TX. We will be meeting in the large reception area.

There will be a number of topics to cover; repeater update, Field Day update and our featured speaker will be David Gilpin K5GIL, and his topic will be “Brilliant! The Power of One”. The meeting will begin at 7 pm and the VE testing at 6 pm.

Collin Classic July 21st Communications Support

The Collin Classic is now sponsored by and supports the Boys and Girls Clubs of Collin County.  In Collin County since 1968, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Collin County enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.  They are located in McKinney, Plano and Frisco.  This year the Collin Classic is starting from, Oak Point Park in Plano.  Many of you will know this as the balloon launch field.  The route will generally follow the old Wild Ride route.  The new date will allow us to provide excellent support.  In additional to general rest stop and shadow support, we have also been asked to help with SAG if possible.  Most positions have a start time of 8:00 am.  A link to the event web site is below.  Please contact me as soon as possible if you can help.

http://www.bgccc.org/events/collin-classic-bike-rally/

Thanks,

Tony