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Club Activities

Consider joining your clubmates for these upcoming activities ...

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Date Activity Details
April
24th
TechTalk This net meets every Monday evening at 8:30PM local time on the 145.47 (-) PL 100.0Hz machine.

The purpose of this net is to provide a forum for an open Q & A technical discussion of all Ham Radio related topics. Pose your questions on the net (or send them to Jim at w4qo@nfarl.org beforehand) and others on the net will strive to answer them. Participants use Google and a chat room during the net to search for information related to topics being discussed, document findings, and send URL links back and forth.  more...
April
26th
Hungry Hams Club members meet for lunch on Wednesdays at Slopes BBQ in Roswell at 11:15AM.  We call it Hungry Hams.  Join us -- Hungry Hams is a great way to get to know our members and learn about ham radio.

Click here to see a map of Slopes' location.
April
27th
YL Net The YL Net meets every Thursday evening at 8:00PM on the 145.47 (-) PL 100.0Hz machine.  Click here for details on logging into the net.

Following the YL Net, at 9:00PM YLs may join the YLRL (Young Ladies' Radio League) 20m net on 14.288MHz. 

The purpose of the YL net is to encourage YL participation in ham radio both locally and on HF.  It is also a way we can get together on the radio waves, get to know each other and have some fun!

May
1st
TechTalk This net meets every Monday evening at 8:30PM local time on the 145.47 (-) PL 100.0Hz machine.

The purpose of this net is to provide a forum for an open Q & A technical discussion of all Ham Radio related topics. Pose your questions on the net (or send them to Jim at w4qo@nfarl.org beforehand) and others on the net will strive to answer them. Participants use Google and a chat room during the net to search for information related to topics being discussed, document findings, and send URL links back and forth.  more...
May
3rd
Hungry Hams Club members meet for lunch on Wednesdays at Slopes BBQ in Roswell at 11:15AM.  We call it Hungry Hams.  Join us -- Hungry Hams is a great way to get to know our members and learn about ham radio.

Click here to see a map of Slopes' location.
May
4th
YL Net The YL Net meets every Thursday evening at 8:00PM on the 145.47 (-) PL 100.0Hz machine.  Click here for details on logging into the net.

Following the YL Net, at 9:00PM YLs may join the YLRL (Young Ladies' Radio League) 20m net on 14.288MHz. 

The purpose of the YL net is to encourage YL participation in ham radio both locally and on HF.  It is also a way we can get together on the radio waves, get to know each other and have some fun!

May
9th
North Fulton Ares Meeting NFARES meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00PM. The location is Fellowship Bible Church, 480 West Crossville Road, Roswell, room 203.

Check with Mike K4LJG, Mike AD4MC, or Wayne KG5WU for this month's details.

NFARES events are also shown on the calendar at https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/nfares

May
13th
One-Day
Island
Get-a-Way
Club members will activate Indian Island in Stone Mountain Lake on May 13th.  The activation is part of our 40th Anniversary celebration.

Information about this event is below and on the US Islands web site.

Click here to view the US Islands posting.
Click here to view information about the NFARL 40th Anniversary US Islands Contest.
Click here to email Terry W4YBV for information.  Terry is the One-Day Island Get-a-Way event manager and also manager of the 40th Anniversary US Islands Contest.

Call sign for the operation: NF4GA
USI Number for the island: ga025L
Island Name: Indian island
Operation Start Date and Time (ZULU): 2017-5-13 00:00
Operation End Date and Time (ZULU): 2017-5-13 23:59
Bands: 20 meters 40 meters
Modes: SSB
Power: 100 WATTS

May
13th
VE Test
Session
Ian KM4IK and his team hold test sessions on the second Saturday of each month.

Test sessions take place regardless of other activities taking place on a test day.

Drop Ian KM4IK an email at km4ik@nfarl.org to take a test (although walk-ins are welcome) participate as a volunteer examiner, or for more information.

Exams are held at:

Alpharetta Adult Activity Center at North Park
13450 Cogburn Road
Alpharetta, GA 30004

678-297-6140 (direct)

map

Testing begins at 10AM. Walk-ins are welcome, but must arrive prior to 11AM.

All amateur license candidates are required to bring the following to the exam session:

  • A government-issued photo ID (driver's license, passport, military ID, etc)  Note – Non-driving minors, or adults without a photo ID, may provide any two of the following in lieu of the above-mentioned photo IDs, if they don't have one:
    • Non-photo state ID card
    • Birth certificate
    • Social security card
    • Library card
    • School ID
    • Report card
    • Minor's work permit
    • Parent may come with minor and show ID
      • For adults without photo ID – utllity bill, bank statement, or other business correspondence that specifically names the candidate
      • For adults without photo ID – a postmarked envelope addressed to the candidate at his/her current mailing address, as it will appear on the Form 605
  • Social security number or Federal Registration Number (FRN) – FRNs are preferred and may be obtained by registering on the FCC's web site at http://wireless.fcc.gov/uls
  • $15 exam fee – cash only
  • Pen and pencil
  • Calculator, if desired. All memories must be cleared.
  • If testing for an upgrade, you must bring a copy of a current license or CSCE with you to the exam session. We do not have the ability to look up, download, and print licenses at the test site.
    If you were first licensed after 17 February 2015 and don't have a paper license, an official one may be printed from the FCC's web site at http://wireless.fcc.gov/uls.

All needed forms will be supplied by the exam teams - it will not be necessary to bring an FCC form 605.

Arrive at the exam site at least 15 minutes before the exam is scheduled to start. This will allow time to complete test-related paperwork.

Special arrangements may be made for special testing cases.

Please keep in mind that the exam team members are volunteers and are donating their time to help you obtain your license. They make every effort to be professional and efficient in the exam process, but they ARE volunteers. We are blessed with more frequent test sessions here in Atlanta than probably anywhere else in the country, so a lot of folks are putting in their time. We enjoy doing it, but an occasional "thanks" makes it that much more enjoyable.

We look forward to seeing you at the test sessions!

May
16th
NFARL Club Meeting Meeting begins at 7:30 PM.  Pre-meeting activity starts at around 7:00PM.

Location: Alpharetta Adult Activity Center at North Park  
13450 Cogburn Road, Alpharetta, GA 30004              map
Talk-in:  145.47+ (PL 100)

Meeting Topic: 

Some of our members and guests gather for dinner at ~5:45PM at 'Cue Barbecue at 13700 Highway 9 North in Alpharetta GA 30004.  (map)   Guests are always welcome.  'Cue is a 5 minute drive from the meeting location.
June
3rd
Atlanta
HamFest
Click here to download the HamFest handout (PDF).

More information available at www.atlantahamfest.org
June 24th & 25th Field Day Coming soon!!

NFARL Executive Team
Last updated April 23, 2017