[NRVR-Members] FW: [QRM] Amateur Radio Association Welcome & Reminders/Info

Thomas Tweeks Weeks tom at theweeks.org
Mon Sep 6 21:13:58 CDT 2021

Just passing this along for those members who have always wanted to get their ham license..  if you have a few hours of study time.. you can do it! Just check out the study guide resources below, and take the exam in person, right here in town.
On Monday, September 6, 2021 7:48pm, "Adam Kimbrough" <adamk at vt.edu> said:

Hello and welcome to our new VTARA members,

Hope everyone enjoyed the day off. I wanted to give some reminders as well as some general info to those we have picked up from Gobblerfest this past Saturday.

If you haven't already, join as an official member on our Gobblerconnect page: [ https://gobblerconnect.vt.edu/organization/vtara ]( https://gobblerconnect.vt.edu/organization/vtara )
Meeting on Thursday Sep 09, 6pm-7pm in Squires Room 234
Pay your dues at the meeting or arrange via Venmo if you want shack/equipment access, ability to vote, and to help us with providing food/drink during events/contests. This also helps pay for tower/antenna maintenance that we are legally unable to do ourselves. 
Join the Facebook Group (Type: K4KDJ) and Facebook VTARA General Group Chat. We post pictures and some news there.
Best resources for getting your license:

HamStudy - [ https://hamstudy.org/ ]( https://hamstudy.org/ ) (Flashcards to study exam questions/answers)
ARRL License Manual - [ http://www.arrl.org/shop/Ham-Radio-License-Manual/ ]( http://www.arrl.org/shop/Ham-Radio-License-Manual/ ) (Highly recommend for more in-depth knowledge on radio and operating)
Take the Technician Class course with Ben (contact: [ jbwillia at math.vt.edu ]( mailto:jbwillia at math.vt.edu ))
Ask questions at club meetings or office hours
The next license exam is September 18th at the Starlight Drive-in in Christiansburg 2pm - 4pm. You must preregister by contacting Ben Williams at [ vaioof at yahoo.com ]( mailto:vaioof at yahoo.com ). Note: you must have an FRN. To obtain an FRN see here: [ https://www.fcc.gov/wireless/support/universal-licensing-system-uls-resources/getting-fcc-registration-number-frn ]( https://www.fcc.gov/wireless/support/universal-licensing-system-uls-resources/getting-fcc-registration-number-frn )
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