Ham License Testing-Durango- June 27, 2020

Interested in becoming a ham radio operator? Want to upgrade your license?

The next test will be at 1:00 p.m. June 27, 2020 at La Plata County Administration Building 1011 E 2nd Ave, Durango, CO 8130

Find the complete information on the Durango Amateur Radio Club website: http://durangoarc.org/?page_id=18

Testing starts promptly at 1:00 PM. Please plan on arriving at 12:45 to complete registration. No applicants will be accepted after 1:00 PM.

(A map is below)

Register HERE 

Preregistration is encouraged in order for the proper paperwork to be prepared.

Walk-Ins
It is preferred that walk-in candidates obtain their FRN in advance (see instructions in the “Durango VE Team Test Instructions” file).

If walk-in candidate requires assistance to obtain an FRN, help will be provided only IF the candidate has a valid EMAIL address that can be accessed via internet from the exam site AND VEs have time to assist. If you need help with an FRN, arrive early to allow time for registration..No walk-ins accepted after testing begins.

Please make sure that you have the following materials with you for the test:

  • Photo ID
  • Pencil
  • Simple Calculator (Optional)
  • A photocopy or printout of your current license (If upgrading a current license)
  • CSCE or Letter from the FCC to show eligibility for previous test credit (if applicable)
  • Your FCC ID (FRN)

There is no cost for testing.

To reserve your spot and for more information on testing please email:
DurangoVETeam@gmail.com.

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Field Day with TARC and the High Desert Radio Club

Ladies and Gentlemen,

As announced on our local nets The High Desert Radio Club in Albuquerque has invited us to join them for Field Day.
Below is the information about their plan. It looks super neat and is likely to be a fun time for anyone who shows up!

(More information HERE)

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TARC Meeting Minutes for April 9, 2020

Totah Amateur Radio Club

Meeting Minutes

12 March 2020

Club Officers

President Donnie K6QQT

Vice President Bill KK5ZH

Secretary Scott K8OIP

Treasurer Bobbie N5XDQ

Trustees

Dave K5AVO 1yrs remaining

Paull NM5PH 3yrs remaining

Paul KE5FBN 2yrs remaining

NEXT MEETING OF THE TARC IS 9 April, 2019. At Fire Station #6 on the west end of Farmington NM on the South side of Main Street (US 64)

Meetings are held the second Thursday of the month at 7:30pm of most months at the Farmington Fire Station #6 on the west end of Farmington NM on the South side of Main Street (US 64).

The meeting was called to order by Donnie K6QQT, at 19:30.

There were 9 attendees Including 2 Visitors

Treasurer’s Report

The Treasurer’s report for was read by Bobbie N5XDQ.

January, 2020

Beginning Balance $3291.06

Income:

Dues $120.00

Interest $.02

Sale of Club radio $100.00

Refund of Ins. (PD late) $320.00

Expense: None

Ending Balance $3831.08

Motion to accept Treasurer’s Report made by Paull NM5PH, Seconded by Paul KE5FBN, Motion Passed.

Secretary’s Report

Motion made by Bobby N5XDQ to accept the minutes as posted, Seconded by Tom N0MKC, Motion Passed.

Welcomed the Visitors How ever I did not get their names, Apologies from Me, Donnie K6QQT.

Old Business:

  • Club Picnic/Potluck is scheduled for September 12 at Uppper Rio Vista Park, Farmington. The park has be reserved.
  • Motion made to reimburse Donnie K6QQT for the reservation fee of $20.00 by Paul NM5PH seconded by Booby N5XDQ Motion Passed.

New Business

  • Upcoming events – We will possibly help with Ron’s equipment at some point if his family calls on us. Ron’s son Tom may come to breakfast at some point. Nothing set at this time.
  • Post Office Box rent due $168.00 motion to Pay the Fee made by Bobby N5XDQ, Second Paul NM5PH, Motion Passed
  • The Club insurance was canceled because the payment was late. They cashed the check and refunded our $320.00. Don K6QQT called and requested a new application to re-instate the insurance. The paper work sent was for equipment protection not Liability Insurance like the previous policy. Motion to table this Item until It can be researched and a proper policy application obtained was Made by Paul NM5PH and Seconded by Bobby N5XDQ Motion passed. Donnie K6QQT will research and contact Mercer for the correct information.

Motion to adjourn was made by Devin KD5NMX and seconded by Tom N0MKC and meeting ended at 20:07

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TARC Meeting Minutes for February 13, 2020

Totah Amateur Radio Club

Meeting Minutes

13 February, 2020

Club Officers

President Donnie K6QQT

Vice President Bill KK5ZH

Secretary Scott K8OIP

Treasurer Bobbie N5XDQ

Trustees

Dave K5AVO 1yrs remaining

Paull NM5PH 3yrs remaining

Paul KE5FBN 2yrs remaining

NEXT MEETING OF THE TARC IS 12 March, 2019. At Fire Station #6 on the west end of Farmington NM on the South side of Main Street (US 64)

Meetings are held the second Thursday of the month at 7:30pm of most months at the Farmington Fire Station #6 on the west end of Farmington NM on the South side of Main Street (US 64).

The meeting was called to order by Donnie K6QQT, at 19:30.

There were 8 attendees.

Treasurer’s Report

The Treasurer’s report for was read by Bobbie N5XDQ.

January, 2020

Beginning Balance $2991.03

Income:

Dues $300

Interest $.03

Expense:

None

Ending Balance $3291.06

Motion to accept Treasurer’s Report made by Paull NM5PH, Seconded by Bill KK5ZH, Motion Passed.

Secretary’s Report

Motion made by Bill KK5ZH to accept the minutes as posted, Seconded by Bobbie N5XDQ, Motion Passed.

Old Business:

  • New Club Applicant There was a new applicant Barry Adams who Bill KK5ZH motioned should be accepted into the club and Sturge WA5K seconded, Motion passed

New Business

  • Radios – The club has 2 Radios we knew of, one of them bing an Icom 735 radio. A letter was read from technician stating that USB crystal is defective. The technician, Paull NM5PH, offered to purchase the radio and repair it at his own expense if the club decided not to attempt a repair requiring a difficult to find crystal. Bill KK5ZH motioned and Sturge WA5K seconded the motion to sell the radio to Paull NM5PH. Paull NM5PH abstained from the vote in order to prevent a conflict of interest. The motion passed and the radio was sold. The club still has one radio.
  • Picnic – Donnie needs to get park, and schedule next test
  • Upcoming events – We will possibly help with Ron’s equipment at some point if his family calls on us. Ron’s son Tom may come to breakfast at some point.
  • Floyd’s wife will be having estate sale. No known date. Sold items will need to be present in the sale though.

Motion to adjourn was made by Bill KK5ZH and seconded by Sturge WA5K and meeting ended at 19:58

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TARC Meeting Minutes for January 9, 2020

Totah Amateur Radio Club

Meeting Minutes

January 9, 2020

Club Officers

President Donnie K6QQT

Vice President Bill KK5ZH

Secretary Scott K8OIP

Treasurer Bobbie N5XDQ

Trustees

Dave K5AVO 1yrs remaining

Paull NM5PH 3yrs remaining

Paul KE5FBN 2yrs remaining

NEXT MEETING OF THE TARC IS 13 February, 2020 At Fire Station #6 on the west end of Farmington NM on the South side of Main Street (US 64)

Meetings are held the second Thursday of the month at 7:30pm of most months at the Farmington Fire Station #6 on the west end of Farmington NM on the South side of Main Street (US 64).

The meeting was called to order by Donnie K6QQT, at 19:33.

There were 7 attendees.

Treasurer’s Report

The Treasurer’s report for was read by Bobbie N5XDQ.

December, 2019

Beginning Balance $3211

Income:

Donation from estate of W5UAU $ 100

Interest $ .03

Expense:

Insurance $320

Ending Balance $ 2991.03

Fiscal Year, 2019

Beginning Balance $2834.71

Income:

Donation from estate of W5UAU $300.00

Dues (28 Members) $ 560.00

Interest $ .32

Expense:

Operating Expense $504

Donation $200

Ending Balance $ 2991.03

Motion to accept Treasurer’s Report made by Bill KK5ZH, Seconded by Paull NM5PH, Motion Passed.

Secretary’s Report

Minutes were eventually posted via email and Devin KD5NMX was kind enough to post them to the website last minute even though they should have been put out sooner.

Motion made by Bill KK5ZH to accept the minutes as posted, Seconded by Tom N0MKC, Motion Passed.

Old Business:

  • Equipment – Thanks to Paull NM5PH we now have inventory on record of what we own.
  • Dues – Bobbie has collected dues based upon the $20 amount discussed earlier. Vote was made to determine if dues should remain at $20 Paull NM5PH Motioned, Bill KK5ZH seconded, and motion to stay at $20 passed unanimously.

New Business

  • Audit – 2 of 3 trustees did not attend meeting, 2 volunteered to Donnie K6QQT and were approved. Audit letter was read by Paull NM5PH and Records were in good order. Motion to accept was made by Bill KK5ZH and seconded by Tom N0MKC
  • Club picnic A motion to set date for our club picnic as Sept 12th was made by Sarah KB5SPX and seconded by Tom N0MKC, Motion passed, Donnie will need to get the park reservation arranged.
  • Ham test – A ham test will talk next month for the Colorado club.
  • Application was turned in for Barry Adams. Next month there will be a vote to let him in.

Motion to adjourn made by Bill KK5ZH and seconded by Paull NM5PH and was passed at 19:58.

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