The FCC has announced that the new licensing fee will take effect on April 19, 2022. The new fee will be per application (new license, renewal, upgrade), but not for administrative updates (change of mailing or email address, etc.)
The new application fee is $35 (for a ten year license), paid directly to the FCC through their registration system (CORES FRN). New and upgrade candidates at an exam session will continue to pay the $15 exam session fee to the VE team as usual.
June 4, 2022
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
(Setup @ 8:00 AM)
$5 Vendor Fee (Tailgate Space)
Coffee & Donuts While Supplies Last
All proceeds to help fund new repeater installation for the area
Green Clover Hall Parking Lot
319 SE 26th Terrace
The 2022 ARRL Field Day is right around the corner, and the members of the Columbia Amateur Radio Society are planning and preparing to participate.
Join Us at 5:30 PM,
June 20, 2022
Let's Eat At
177 NW Knights Ave, Lake City, FL 32055
|Freq (Mhz)||Offset (Mhz)||Tone|
|7:00 PM||CARS Net||146.940||PL-123.0|
|8:15 PM||High Springs Radio Rangers||145.470||PL-123.0|
|8:30 PM||High Springs Radio Rangers||50.135||USB|
|7:00 PM||Columbia ARES Net||146.940||PL-123.0|
|7:15 PM||Dixie ARES Net||147.390||PL-123.0|
|7:30 PM||Gilchrist ARES Net||147.285||PL-123.0|
|8:00 PM||Alachua ARES Net||146.820||PL-123.0|
|8:30 PM||Suwannee ARES Net||145.410||PL-100.0|
|9:00 PM||Amateur Radio Newsline||444.875||PL-123.0|
|7:00 AM||Florida Phone Traffic Net||3940 LSB|
|8:30 AM||North FL ARES||3950 LSB||ALT: 7242 LSB|
Information and resources pertaining to Columbia County ARES.
Thursday Net at 7:00 PM - 146.940 -.600 PL-123.0
A great Weather website by local ham operator W1APE
"With 140 different QSL designs, we have a QSL card to please you and within your QSL price budget. We have the USA's lowest priced QSL cards! Secure online shopping."
The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) is the national association for amateur radio, connecting to hams around the U.S. with news, information and resources
An article about ham radio in emergency operations from Domestic Preparedness. A must read!
The American Preppers Network (APN) is a non-profit corporation and part of a growing international movement of people who call themselves preppers.
eHam.net is a Web site dedicated to ham radio (amateur radio).
Your Ham Radio Universe of fun and information for amateur (ham) radio.
CARS amateur radio club is located in Lake City, FL
Tuesday Net at 7 PM - 146.940 -0.600 PL-123.0
Dixie Amateur Radio Club - Tuesday Net at 8:15 PM - 146.520 Simplex and 50.135 MHz at 8:30PM Tuesday
Now we are adding a six-meter SSB simplex net on 50.135 MHz at 8:30PM Tuesday, immediately following the two meter FM net. Anyone with a 40 meter dipole and a relatively new HF rig can work this net! Of course, all else being equal, six meter SSB will have much greater coverage than either two meter FM or SSB. Since an increasing fraction of HF rigs offer six meter coverage, we are hoping to encourage hams to use that capability and participate. We are hoping this longer range net will complement the two meter net and enhance our EMCOM capability. Anyone who wants to install a dedicated six meter antenna should contact me, [email protected]. I’ve been a six meter operator for almost 60 years, and I can show them some effective and inexpensive home-brew alternatives to buying pricey commercial antennas.
Located in Live Oak, FL. The Suwannee County ARES/Emergency Preparedness NET is held every Thursday at 8:30PM - 145.410 PL-100.0
Our club is dedicated to Hellschreiber, or Hell, a unique, HF digital mode for sending and receiving text using facsimile technology in which the characters are not decoded, but "painted" graphically on a screen for the operator to interpret.
The Knights (and Ladies) of the Kilocycle is Ham Radio's oldest continous net, meeting every Sunday at 7:30 A.M Eastern time on 3.910 since 1929. Some of the group also meets daily Monday through Saturday also on 3910 calling themselves the "Old Goats" net.
Knuckle Draggers Net now starts at 5:15 PM on 7.224 MHz every Thursday
(Early Check-Ins start at 5:00 PM)
0800 Wednesday on 3.910 MHz
0800 Sunday on 3.933 MHz
1200-1330 on 14.340 MHz
7.245 MHz pre net at 0700 - 0800 net from 0800 - 0900
The navy amateur radio club has been on the air since 3 March 1979, currently 7 days a week, and has 254 active nembers at this time. To be eligible for membership you must have had honorable service in either the Navy, Marines, Coast Guard or Reserve components. Each new member is assigned a membership number which at the present time is 571.
What the Numbers Mean, and Propagation Predictions--a brief introduction to propagation and the major factors affecting it. From the ARRL
Even if you do not intend on sending out QSLs to stations you work it is a good idea to have them on hand so you can reply to those you receive.
AmateurLogic.TV is the first and longest running Internet television program dedicated to Amateur Radio and Technology.
Do Not Transmit on any frequency that you do not have privilages for!
The Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation, or AMSAT, is a worldwide group of Amateur Radio Operators (Hams). It was formed in the District of Columbia in 1969 as an educational organization
Learn how to track satellites
This site provides detailed information about amateur radio contests throughout the world, including their scheduled dates/times, rules summaries, log submission information and links to the official rules as published by the contest sponsors.
The goal of Amateur Radio contesting is to contact as many stations as possible during the contest period. Every contest has Contest Rules
Parks on the Air SM (POTA) site for portable amateur radio operations that promote emergency awareness and communications from national and state/province level parks.
Short Video About POTA
For you ham radio operators out there that never participate in amateur radio contests you will want to do this one. The 13 Colonies contest is a fun contest held from 0900 EST July 1 through 1159 EST July 7
Are you interested in joining The Columbia Amateur Radio Society?
We are now able to accept payments and donations anytime - online. PayPal provides receipts and accurate records. If you prefer, we can email an invoice as a reminder.
As always, cash will be accepted.
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