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  • 09/01/2020 12:00 AM | Editor AARC (Administrator)

    Did you know that the FCC is proposing new fess for Amateur Radio Licenses? Read more about it in the current issue of the AARCOVER newsletter. Also check out the Calendar of events, Meeting minutes, On-air events, and more!

  • 08/11/2020 12:00 AM | Editor AARC (Administrator)

    Recordings of past presentations are available at the twitch.tv link below.

    DEFCON 28 (a well-known hacker conference) is online this year and is FREE to attend online and view presentations. Of particular interest will be Ham Radio Village. Several talks and presentations related ham radio will be available. Ham Radio Village will use the Twitch platform for their presentations. https://www.twitch.tv/hamradiovillage/ No login is needed to view these presentations (live or recorded).

    Some other DEFCON sessions, i.e. Aerospace Village (interesting stuff about satellites, etc.), will be held live and also recorded for later viewing. Some have already been recorded and are available immediately via YouTube.

    The event is over. Info above for recorded sessions will still be valid.

    Visit https://defcon.org/ for more information and for links to join and attend.

    Note: If you are not familiar with Discord, joining the sessions can be confusing. Read the instructions carefully and follow exactly! If you get stuck, email the editor and put "DEFCON" in the subject line. I'll try to help if I am available, i.e. via phone, radio, or Zoom.

  • 08/04/2020 9:00 PM | Editor AARC (Administrator)

    The technical presentations from the AARC monthly meetings can be found in the Technical section.  Click on Technical in the menu above to go there. August 4, 2020 presentations have already been uploaded!

  • 07/28/2020 1:00 AM | Editor AARC (Administrator)

    Due to current conditions and real-life work situation, I have no choice to but to step down as Editor. AARC needs someone who can take over. I will donate the publishing software to AARC and offer online training (via Zoom) to whomever can take the job. Contact me at:  editor [at] austinhams.org

  • 07/28/2020 12:00 AM | Editor AARC (Administrator)

    Hot!  Is it the weather? Or the August AARCOVER Newsletter? That's for you to decide. So why not cool off indoors with the latest newsletter. Learn some hints and tips about configuring Windows 10 for WSJT-X. Check out the Fun Page for a distraction. Get the newsletter HERE.

  • 07/04/2020 12:00 AM | Editor AARC (Administrator)

    Celebrate Independence Day and download the latest AARCOVER newsletter. Check out the contest hints and tips from KG5RXG. Catch up on a few news items from the ARRL. Find a special event station coming up in July for something to do.

    Head on over to the Newsletter page to grab your copy now.

  • 06/02/2020 8:50 PM | Editor AARC (Administrator)

    You can view and download the presentations from the June Meeting of the Austin Amateur Radio Club from the Technical page.

  • 05/27/2020 12:00 AM | Editor AARC (Administrator)

    Go to the Repeater Info page and download the PDF document which shows placement of the W5KA repeater antennas on the KVUE tower. It includes bearings and distances to area cities as well as reduced coverage areas.

  • 05/26/2020 10:00 PM | Editor AARC (Administrator)

    If you're ready for a break from involuntary confinement, download the latest AARCOVER Newsletter for a different topic than the human malware.

    Check out the Just For Fun page for a distraction, Catch up on on-the-air events. And follow the link to a simple survey. We'll publish results in next month's newsletter.

    Head on over to the Newsletter page to download the AARCOVER now!

  • 05/10/2020 3:00 PM | Editor AARC (Administrator)

    Can't wait for in-person exams? There are several groups around the country now providing Remote Amateur License Exam Sessions. (Sorry... NO remote sessions from Austin exam coordinators.) Each group will have their own requirements for your testing environment.

    Most of the requirements involve a "sterile" testing environment - one computer, one monitor, and nothing in the room that could be used for assistance (cheating) during the exam. The sessions will require a smart phone to be used to show examiners your ID and to scan the room prior to examination. The computer will require a web camera and microphone for monitoring during the exam. Please review the requirements for each individual session to make sure you can meet the requirements. 

    Visit this site: https://hamstudy.org/sessions for a list of testing sessions. Note: The list includes in-person exams, so be sure it says "Remote" session.

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