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The University of Michigan Amateur Radio Club is proud to announce our first (recent) Amateur Radio license test session. If you do not have a license yet, this is a great time to get it. You do not need to be a member of our club to participate, however, we do encourage membership to everyone.
This session will take place from 10am-Noon on Saturday, January 25, in 1200 EECS on the North Campus of the University of Michigan. Walk-ins are welcome between 10 and 11; after 11 no new exams will be handed out so that we have sufficient time to process the paperwork. No pre-registration is required. All three exam classes (Technician, General, Extra) will be available for testing at this session. The fee for taking any of the three exams is $15; this fee covers up to three exams taken at the session. Please bring either cash or a check.
Note: For a limited time, new, unlicensed UMARC members for the 2013-2014 year are eligible to wave this fee, as your $20 dues will cover the cost of the exam. If you are not a current member, do not have a license, and would like to join before or on the date of the test session, your membership dues can also be applied to the exam fee.
For a list of materials you must bring to the session, please reference what to bring.
On January 25th, 10:00am-Noon
This month's presentation will be given by Fred Becchetti, W8ZLK, titled "The Rise, Fall, and Rise Again of Collins Radio".
Pizza and drinks will be served, and a tour of the shack will be given following the meeting. Members may join or renew membership at this time as well.
On January 23rd, 6:30pm
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We held officer elections!
Congratulations to our board for 2013-2014:
President: Jameson Eisele (KD8PIJ)
Vice-President: Justin Paupore (KD8PHY)
Treasurer: Chunpeng Wang (BG6CCQ/KD8MLS)
Webmaster: Krishna C. Garikipati (KD8PHV)
And, as before, our Station Manager is Steve Culp (K8QKY).
Nov 21, 2013: Bill Becher, AA8RW, gave a presentation on "The Smith Chart: A graphical method of analyzing antennas, transmission lines, waveguides and other high frequency networks"
Oct 25, 2013: Prof. Amir Mortazawi gave a presentation on the physics and application of transmission lines used in radio broadcast and Amateur stations.
Sep 19, 2013: Roger Place, W8ZRF, gave a presentation on how he created a device enabling a paraplegic Amateur to continue enjoying Ham radio.
Mar 14, 2013: Physics Professor F.D. Becchetti, W8ZLK, gave a presentation on the radio problems that Amelia Earhart may have encountered on her attempt to circumnavigate the earth.
Feb 14,2013: Prof. Aaron Ridley, department of AOSS, gave a talk on designing, planning, and launching a high altitude ballon with various instrumentation on-board.
Dec 13,2012: William (Bill) Becher, AA8RW, reviewed our new Kenwood TS-590S Transceiver
Communicate with other ham radio stations around the world using U-M's amateur radio station W8UM, obtain your own FCC Amateur Radio License, and get involved in an exciting hobby that you'll enjoy for a lifetime.
Check out this flyer (pdf) describing our club.
Also, be sure to get on our e-mail list, so you'll get announcements of upcoming meetings and events around the W8UM "shack".