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GROL examiners here

KH6WM Warren Munro
 

All:

Studying for and taking the GROL (General Commercial Radio Operator) test to acquire the commercial GROL license is a worthy effort for any amateur interested in increasing their radio/electronics knowledge. The GROL replaced a series of commercial radio operator licenses and is a lifetime (no renewal) license.

One current tester (as of a year or so ago) was the Pacific Maritime Academy whose main business is Coast Guard license training and testing.  Another source is via Elkins (check the Web) license prep who said they had someone here but had not utilized lately.

When I passed the GROL years ago, testing was being done by much-lamented Richard LaChance of StarComm Radio. Later, Lee Wical (may he not rest in peace) was a commercial examiner for W5YI.

The W5YI GROL book is excellent, has been revised fairly recently.  W5YI had another person here, but moved to mainland. May have another one by now.

73

Warren. KH6WM


Upcoming Event: General Membership Meeting - Tue, 01/21/2020 19:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: General Membership Meeting

When: Tuesday, 21 January 2020, 19:00 to 21:00, (GMT-10:00) Pacific/Honolulu

Where:Fleet Reserve Assn, Branch 46. 894 Valkenburg St. Honolulu 96819

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Organizer: skawamae@...

Description: Monthly General Membership Meeting
Topics - FCC 40M/80M petition
Antenna propagation video - time permitting


FCC testing

WH7GG Keith Higa
 

Hi EARC,
Can anyone assist Kevin?

Thanks,
Keith WH7GG

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Kevin Mullins <jubei4769@...>
Date: Fri, Jan 17, 2020 at 7:30 PM
Subject: FCC testing
To: <keith.higa@...>



Keith,

Is there any place on Oahu that administers the FCC GROL exam? I looked on the fcc site but didn’t see anything then came across this site.

Thank you for your help,

Kevin


Upcoming Event: General Membership Meeting - Tue, 01/21/2020 19:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: General Membership Meeting

When: Tuesday, 21 January 2020, 19:00 to 21:00, (GMT-10:00) Pacific/Honolulu

Where:Fleet Reserve Assn, Branch 46. 894 Valkenburg St. Honolulu 96819

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Description: Monthly General Membership Meeting
Topics - FCC 40M/80M petition
Antenna propagation video - time permitting


Petition to FCC regarding 40M and 80M

KH6WG Skawamae Kawamae
 

To EARC members all,
The Amateur Radio community wishes to submit the attached petition to the FCC for changes in the 40M and 80M bands.  It is of high importance for those who do EMCOMM functions on these bands.  I'd like to get a feeling for the stance of the EARC.  Please email me directly.  Thanks in advance.

de KH6WG


Upcoming Event: General Membership Meeting - Tue, 01/21/2020 19:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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When: Tuesday, 21 January 2020, 19:00 to 21:00, (GMT-10:00) Pacific/Honolulu

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Description: Monthly General Membership Meeting


Headset

KH6WG Skawamae Kawamae
 


Anyone willing to take a stab at checking these out to see if they work?

============================

Drake Melton <melton.drake@...>

Sat, Jan 4, 2:54 PM (2 days ago)
to me
Hello, my name is Drake Melton. My Father is huge into HAM Radios. I got my hands onto a military tanker helmet. Which includes a headset. I was wondering if you knew someone who could help me fix it up? I’m trying to see if it works or can find someone to help make it work. So I could give it to my father.

If you’d like to contact me my phone number is +18129724928. Thank you for your time! Have a good day!
====================================


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From: Drake Melton <melton.drake@...>
Date: Mon, Jan 6, 2020 at 5:00 PM
Subject: Headset
To: Skawamae <skawamae@...>


This is a picture of the headset. I’m located at schofield barracks on Oahu.





Re: [Special] [earchi] Online membership application and renewals

wayne kh6in
 

It is simply a note that the new form is online and available to use!


On Mon, Jan 6, 2020, 15:59 WH6C Gary Fuchigami via Groups.Io <wh6c=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Wayne,
I already did my renewal on some page that might have been old, but the payment went through Paypal so you should've gotten my renewal funds. Thanks & 73!

"Better to have a gun and NOT need it than to NEED a gun and NOT have it!"
--Gary


On Monday, January 6, 2020, 1:51:59 PM HST, wayne kh6in <wgreenhi@...> wrote:


The new Online Membership application is online at the website www.earchi.org and is available for New, Renewals and updates.
Mahalo.


Re: [Special] [earchi] Online membership application and renewals

WH6C Gary Fuchigami
 

Hi Wayne,
I already did my renewal on some page that might have been old, but the payment went through Paypal so you should've gotten my renewal funds. Thanks & 73!

"Better to have a gun and NOT need it than to NEED a gun and NOT have it!"
--Gary


On Monday, January 6, 2020, 1:51:59 PM HST, wayne kh6in <wgreenhi@...> wrote:


The new Online Membership application is online at the website www.earchi.org and is available for New, Renewals and updates.
Mahalo.


Re: [Special] [earchi] Online membership application and renewals

wayne kh6in
 

Reminder, when using the form once submitted it will generate an email to you with the link for online payments usually within a few minutes.  If you don’t see it in your regular mail it may have landed in your spam mailbox.

 

Mahalo.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: wayne kh6in via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, January 6, 2020 1:51 PM
To: main@earchi.groups.io
Subject: [Special] [earchi] Online membership application and renewals

 

The new Online Membership application is online at the website www.earchi.org and is available for New, Renewals and updates.
Mahalo.

 


Online membership application and renewals

wayne kh6in
 

The new Online Membership application is online at the website www.earchi.org and is available for New, Renewals and updates.
Mahalo.


EARC General Membership Meeting - January 21, 2020

KH6WG Skawamae Kawamae
 

EARC Membership All,
Happy New Year 2020!!  Reminder that our first General Membership meeting of 2020 is in three weeks at the FRA.  Yup, we have the FRA for 2020!!  

If anyone has a topic they would like to share, we are open for presenters.  Or if you have something new for Christmas maybe?  Show and tell is always welcome.  Looking forward to seeing you all there with our new Board of Directors.

Aloha,
de KH6WG


EARC Evening Net Holiday Schedule

KH6FHI Joe Tabrah
 

Dear EARC Members:

There will be no EARC Evening net on Christmas Day or New Years Day.  The Christmas eve and New Years eve nets will be optional at the discretion of the NCS scheduled for that evening.  As always, if there is no formal net called, then feel free to conduct an informal net if desired.

A special holiday greeting of thanks to the net control operators for their continued services.  

Best wishes to all for a safe holiday season, Merry Christmas, and a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year.
Aloha,
Joe
KH6FHI   


No General Membership Meeting This Month - Tue, 12/17/2019 #cal-notice

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No General Membership Meeting This Month

When:
Tuesday, 17 December 2019
19:00 to 21:00
(GMT-10:00) Pacific/Honolulu

Where:
HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Organizer:
skawamae@...

Description:
No Monthly General Membership Meeting in December


Renewal emails and payment link

WH7GG Keith Higa
 

Good morning EARC members,

We’ve gotten several reports of the member application form on the site not giving the response email that normally is given. We’re looking into the issue. 

In the meantime, if you have applied for renewal using the renewal form and have not received the email, below is the link for PayPal payment. 


(Please do not share this link outside the club as it is not publicly accessible.)

If your information has changed recently (callsign, address, phone), go ahead and shoot me an email at keith.higa@... so I can update our membership records.

Apologies for the inconvenience. If you have any questions please let me know.

Thanks,
Keith WH7GG



--
(iPhone. iTypo. iSorry.)


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Description: No Monthly General Membership Meeting in December


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Description: No Monthly General Membership Meeting in December


Mini FD 2019

KH6WG Skawamae Kawamae
 

To EARC Mailing List,

Thanks to all who came to share food, fellowship, good times and amateur radio.  It was a great evening with good old fashioned “talk story”.  While other parts of the island looked like rain, we didn't even have a drizzle.  It was a bit breezy and the  "parking" had a couple of ponds, but all was great.  Twenty something came and went throughout the evening.  Pretty good considering the last minute nature of obtaining our permit, 4pm on Friday, the day before the event.  Even at that, all we had for proof of permit was a printed email.  Hahaha.  Nobody even asked though.  Thanks to all who shared in the Potluck and especially for the home cooked meals.  All present at the door prize drawing got something ranging from gift certificates from Subway, Outback, Starbucks, Dominos, Chili’s, CPK to a Cordless Sodering Iron, an RPI, a Nano VNA, a UV5R (thanks WH6DWF for the donation) and the “Grand” prize was an Anytone AT778 transceiver.  Hope we can do this again next year.  Speaking of which, I have verbal confirmation from the FRA that our meeting schedule is status quo.  I still have to sign the paperwork, but it looks like we are good for 2020.  Seasons Greeting, Merry Christmas and have a safe, joyous and prosperout New Year.

 

Aloha,

de KH6WG




Mini Field Day Saturday 14 December!

KH6FHI Joe Tabrah
 

Dear EARC Members,
Thanks to efforts of KH6IN, the permit for use of the Moanalua Bay Beach Park site came through late this afternoon.  

The mini-field day will be held at the East end of Moanalua Bay Beach Park in Hawaii Kai tomorrow, Saturday December 14th, from 4 PM to 10 PM.
This is a pot luck event, and a great opportunity for networking, and to work both HF and VHF from a site close to the water where propagation should be excellent.  
Please come join us for a fun evening playing radio.  We look forward to seeing you tomorrow afternoon/evening!
Aloha,
KH6FHI, 
EARC SECRETARY


Updated Event: No General Membership Meeting This Month - Tuesday, 17 December 2019 #cal-invite

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When:
Tuesday, 17 December 2019
19:00 to 21:00
(UTC-10:00) Pacific/Honolulu

Where:
HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Organizer: skawamae@...

Description:
No Monthly General Membership Meeting in December