The Tallahassee Amateur Radio Society has restarted VE testing, under limited conditions, for all Amateur License classes. Also because of the new Extra test that goes into effort on July 1st we want to give all amateurs the opportunity to take advantage of the current exam by holding extra exams during the period from June 27th through June 30th. Exact dates and times will be determined by the number wishing to take advantage of this offer.
Test sessions for both June 2nd and for the morning of June 27th are filled.
Exams are limited to five (5) participants and pre-registration is mandatory.
All participants are required to wear face masks that cover the nose and mouths.
For a complete list of requirements go to https://k4tlh.net/faq/license-testing/
To register send an email to Norm, K4GFD at TALLYTARSVE@GMAIl.com
June 2020 Club Meeting
TARS will be having or June Club Meeting on June 4th at 7:00. We will be using the same format as May due to the COVID pandemic which seemed to work out well. We will be conducting the first part of the meeting on the 147.030 repeater starting at 1900 and it will consist of the business portion of the meeting:
Approval of minutes
Treasurer’s Report – Doug – KD4MOJ
Education – Phil – N4IPH
Testing Coordinator – Norm – K4GFD
Repeater Committee – Randy – AG4UU
Program using Zoom Teleconferencing
Theo Titus (K4MVL) will be presenting:
An overview of the critical performance parameters of your amateur transceiver. Emphasis will be on the receiver side with both FM and SSB operation covered. Topics will include receiver testing and the interpretation of the data as well as primary transmitter performance parameters. References to additional source materials and industry standards will be provided.
Due to the current pandemic situation the board has decided to cancel the April 2020 TARS meeting. We will reschedule Tom’s (K4TB) talk on Using Amateur Radio Satellites for a later date.
We would encourage everyone to join in the Club Net at 2000 hours Thursdays on 146.910 MHz .
In addition to the monthly meeting, other in-person TARS activities have been cancelled until further notice. This includes but is not limited to :
The Friday Lunch Bunch @ the Golden Corral
During this time of everyone should should keep your family, friends, neighbors and the country as a whole in their thoughts. Please watch out for your neighbors and your neighborhood. Luckily, the virus is not transmitted by radio waves so continue to join the nets, continue to make QSOs and stay connected.