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Consider joining your clubmates for these upcoming activities ...

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Date Activity Details
February
18th
General HamCram
First Session
The General Class HamCram is a guided self-study course followed by three classes that teach everything you need to become a General Class FCC Licensed Radio Amateur.  The official General FCC Technician license test is included in the class.  Students must have a current FCC Technician Class license and be prepared to attend classroom sessions on February 18, February 25 and March 4, 2017.  The classes will be held at Mill Springs Academy in Alpharetta, GA from 8am until 4pm each Saturday.  Click here to view a Google map of the school's location. You must be present for the entire session to take the test on March 4th.
February
20th
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...
February
21st
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:  Scott Straw, KB4KBS will present "JT65 on the HF Bands"

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.
February
22nd
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.
February
23rd
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!

February
25th
Dalton
HamFest
Feburary 25, 2017
8:00 AM until 2:00 PM

$5 Admission

Activities include VE Testing, Boneyard & Concessions.

The HamFest is ARRL Sanctioned.

Location
North Georgia Agriculture Fairgrounds  (map)
500 Legion Drive
Dalton, Georgia

Talk-in will be available on the DARC Repeater at 145.230

For more information, visit the HamFest web site at http://w4drc.webstarts.com/hamfestintro.html
February
25th
General HamCram
Second Session
The General Class HamCram is a guided self-study course followed by three classes that teach everything you need to become a General Class FCC Licensed Radio Amateur.  The official General FCC Technician license test is included in the class.  Students must have a current FCC Technician Class license and be prepared to attend classroom sessions on February 18, February 25 and March 4, 2017.  The classes will be held at Mill Springs Academy in Alpharetta, GA from 8am until 4pm each Saturday.  Click here to view a Google map of the school's location. You must be present for the entire session to take the test on March 4th.
February
27th
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...
March
1st
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.
March
2nd
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!

March
4th
General HamCram
Third & Final
Session
The General Class HamCram is a guided self-study course followed by three classes that teach everything you need to become a General Class FCC Licensed Radio Amateur.  The official General FCC Technician license test is included in the class.  Students must have a current FCC Technician Class license and be prepared to attend classroom sessions on February 18, February 25 and March 4, 2017.  The classes will be held at Mill Springs Academy in Alpharetta, GA from 8am until 4pm each Saturday.  Click here to view a Google map of the school's location. You must be present for the entire session to take the test.
March
6th
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...
February
8th
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.
March
9th
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!

March
11th
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!

March
14th
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

March
21st
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.
April
8th
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!

NFARL Executive Team
Last updated February 18, 2017