We need assistance from FARA members during Field Day. There are numerous opportunities available to help FARA hold a successful and fun Field Day event.
A list of the available opportunities follows. Please contact me if you are interested in one or more of these opportunities.
This relaxed contest is a great way to get on the air. We have elmers willing to help others get their feet wet and/or learn how to operate the equipment at the JBCC shack.
As we get closer to the event, a sign-up sheet will be made available.
For more information about the NEQP, see http://neqp.org/index.html
The Bourne, K1RK DMR Repeater is now connected to the network! After much effort by Bill (NE1B), Dave (KN3T) and Mike (W1MLL), we were able to get the FreedomPop MIFI Access Point and the Cradlepoint Router installed this morning at the site and get the system on the network! Great job everyone! Could not have done it without you guys!
System is working great and we are looking forward to some signal reports from around the area. All groups (local, regional, national and world wide) are accessible. Have fun and enjoy!
On April 15, there will be a break from 1:27am - when the Titanic is believed to have sunk - until 9:30am when the visitors center opens. At 2:00pm on Saturday, the center will be showing the 1997 movie "Titanic."
Not only is the Visitors Center staff excited about having W1MGY operate there, this is a great opportunity to be THE station that everyone else wants to contact.
If you want to participate, contact Barry, KB1TLR, at email@example.com.
FARA will be participating in the Cape Cod Mini Maker Faire as an Enthusiast/Contributing Sponsor on Saturday, April 29, from 10am-4pm at the Mashpee High School.
"Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. All of these "makers" come to Maker Faire to show what they have made and to share what they have learned."
Assistance is needed from FARA members with:
Because the Maker Faire is all about do-it-yourself, we would prefer to display and use equipment (radios and antennas) that is constructed from a kit or scratch-built.
Contact Brent, W1NCH at W1NCH@arrl.net if you can help, and/or loan equipment for display or operating.
For more information about the Faire, see https://capecod.makerfaire.com/
Following on the successful FARA apparel purchase last fall, we are now taking orders for hats. As with the apparel, we'll be ordering them through Advanced Embroidery in Hyannis. The cost is $12.95 each. The hat is stone colored with royal blue trim, as shown in the image, and the FARA logo will on the front. Your callsign can be added to the back for an additional $5. The deadline to order is Tuesday, March 7.
If you want a hat, contact Mel, KC1ELB, at mtltfish (at) meganet.net.
General license upgrade course to be held on four consecutive Saturday mornings 9AM to noon, beginning 3/18/17, and ending 4/8/17. Class includes the spiral-bound version of the ARRL General Class License manual and a free license examination on 4/8/17. Course fee will be approximately $35.
Contact Charlie Bresnahan, K1CB at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details, or to sign up for the course.
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