April DEARS Monthly Meeting

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The April D.E.A.R.S. General Club Meeting will take place on Wednesday, April 14th, 2021 at 6pm Eastern. There will be no VE testing session this month.

This meeting will be virtual due to COVID-19. Please click here to join our Microsoft Teams meeting.

This month we will be hearing from special guest speaker Tim Duffy, K3LR as he discusses contesting and his station.  We’ll also be discussing Field Day, updates on our Shack, and we’ll be voting for DEARS club leadership positions.  Please join us for a great evening!

73s de Andy, Ian, Steve, and Paul

March DEARS Monthly Meeting

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The March D.E.A.R.S. General Club Meeting will take place on Wednesday, March 10th 2021 at 6pm Eastern. There will be no VE testing session this month.

This meeting will be virtual due to COVID-19. Please click here to join our Microsoft Teams meeting.

This month we will have a special presentation to discuss FT8. We will also be voting on bylaws amendments and taking nominations for DEARS leadership roles. Are you interested in taking on a leadership role in DEARS? All roles are open and available. Some must be filled by cast members, others are open to all active members. Please join us for a terrific evening!

73s de Andy, Ian, Steve, and Paul

February DEARS Monthly Meeting

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The February D.E.A.R.S. General Club Meeting will take place on Wednesday, February 10th 2021 at 6pm Eastern. There will be no VE testing session this month.

This meeting will be virtual due to COVID-19. Please click here to join our Microsoft Teams meeting.

This month we will have a special presentation to discuss Hamcation 2021 among other fun things.  Please join us for a great evening!

73s de Andy, Ian, Steve, and Paul

January DEARS Monthly Meeting

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The January D.E.A.R.S. General Club Meeting will take place on Wednesday, January 13th 2021 at 6pm Eastern. There will be no VE testing session this month.

This meeting will be virtual due to COVID-19. Please click here to join our Microsoft Teams meeting.

This month we will have a special presentation hosted by Bob Inderbitzen of the ARRL.  John Knott and Michael Cauley will also be joining us to discuss Hamcation 2021.  Please join us for a great evening full of fun topics and information for all!

73s de Andy, Ian, Steve, and Paul

December DEARS Monthly Meeting

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With COVID-19 on the rise we will not be having an in-person gathering this December. Instead, we will be getting on the air as a club! On Wednesday December 9th at 6pm we will have a Holiday net!

For those who would like to, we will be on 40 meters around 7.225 MHz LSB. We will also use the 147.300 FM repeater. Echolink will hopefully be up for those who wish to talk in on that. Andy will be operating from the shack as WD4WDW acting as a holiday net control for HF. If you’re interested in being net control for VHF please let Andy know. On the net share what you do for the holidays and maybe get some ideas for ways to celebrate with your family.

This should be a great way to finish out the year on the air. Feel free to share this event as well.

Happy Holidays!

Andy, Ian, Steve and Paul

November DEARS Monthly Meeting

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The November D.E.A.R.S. Club Meeting will take place on Wednesday November 11th, 2020.

D.E.A.R.S. Club Meeting begins at 6:00 pm and will be virtual

Online Meeting Link: Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

This month we will be joined by some folks from the CW Ops. They will be speaking to us about Morse Code and the classes they offer. This would be a fun activity to do together as a club.

There will be no VE testing session this month due to COVID-19. The “Chat and Chew” will NOT be at the McDonald’s near the All-Star Resort as the meeting is virtual. The McDonald’s is open though!

Thanks, and we hope to see you at the meeting!

73s de Andy, Mike, Ian, Steve and Paul

October DEARS Monthly Meeting

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The October D.E.A.R.S. Club Meeting will take place on Wednesday, October 14th, 2020.

D.E.A.R.S. Club Meeting begins at 6:00 pm and will be virtual

Online Meeting Link: Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

This month we will be hosting a training on using the shack. This meeting will be virtual, but will be live from the shack. This would be a great time to ask question on how to get on the air at the club station!

There will be no VE testing session this month due to COVID-19

Thanks, and we hope to see you at the meeting!

73s de Andy, Mike, Ian, Steve and Paul

September DEARS Monthly Meeting

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The September D.E.A.R.S. Club Meeting will take place on Wednesday, September 9th, 2020.

D.E.A.R.S. Club Meeting begins at 6:00 pm and will be virtual

Online Meeting Link: Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

There will be no VE testing session this month due to COVID-19

This month we will be talking about grounding and bonding. Curious how to avoid RF in the shack? Ever heard of an RF burn? We’ll be discussing as a club our grounding stories, challenges, and ideas to improve our own stations!

Thanks, and we hope to see you at the meeting!

73s de Andy, Mike, Ian, Steve and Paul

August DEARS Monthly Meeting

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The August D.E.A.R.S. Club Meeting will take place on Wednesday, August 12th, 2020.

D.E.A.R.S. Club Meeting begins at 6:00 pm and will be virtual

Online Meeting Link: Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

There will be no VE testing session this month due to COVID-19

This month we will be talking about Antennas! We’ll start with HTs and work our way up to large HF setups! Bring pictures, ideas, and questions. There is no formal speaker, but a moderated forum of our membership, just like the power discussion earlier this year.

Thanks, and we hope to see you at the meeting!

73s de Andy, Mike, Ian, Steve and Paul