The next meeting of the Vero Beach Amateur Radio Club will be Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 7:30 PM.
VBARC sponsors an ARRL-VE testing session every 3rd Thursday of the month at 7:00 PM, at the Indian River County Emergency Operations Center. The next test session will be Thursday, May 21, 2015. For more information, email Bud Holman, VE Coordinator, at email@example.com.
The Vero Beach Amateur Radio Club will offer a 2-day Technician license class on Saturday and Sunday, May 16 & 17, 2015 at the Emergency Operations Center. License testing will follow the Sunday class. Study books are available from the club at a nominal cost. For more information or to register, call 772-905-9821 or email Bud at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hello Contesting Friends,
The 2015 Florida QSO Party is this weekend, April 25 - April 26, 2015; we sure hope you'll join us. All 67 counties will be active. Everyone works Florida, Florida works Everyone. Have as much FUN as possible!
Please checkout the 2014 FQP results and much more at our Web Site: http://www.floridaqsoparty.
18th Anniversary Special Event Award- 2015 FQP Spelling Bee! Contact all six 1x1 stations during the 2015 FQP whose suffixes spell “ORANGE”. The callsigns and hosts are:
K4O – W4UH/PAL
K4R – N4WW/ORA
K4A – K1PT/MRT
K4N – K1TO/MTE
K4G – K5KG/SAR
K4E – W4MLB/BRE
All six stations will be on both modes full-time and should be very accessible. THANK YOU in advance for making the 2015 FQP another terrific event!
73, Chris, NX4N, on behalf of: Dan, K1TO, President of the Florida Contest Group, proud sponsors of the FQP since 1999.
The Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015 -- H.R.1301 -- has been introduced in the US House of Representatives. The measure would direct the FCC to extend its rules relating to reasonable accommodation of Amateur Service communications to private land use restrictions. US Rep Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) introduced the bill on March 4 with 12 original co-sponsors from both sides of the aisle -- seven Republicans and five Democrats.
HR 1301 would require the FCC to amend its Part 97 Amateur Service rules to apply the three-part test of the PRB-1 federal pre-emption policy to include homeowners' association regulations and deed restrictions, often referred to as "covenants, conditions, and restrictions" (CC&Rs). At present, PRB-1 only applies to state and local zoning laws and ordinances. The FCC has been reluctant to extend the same legal protections to include such private land-use agreements without direction from Congress.
H.R. 1301 has been referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Rep Greg Walden, W7EQI (R-OR), chairs that panel's Communications and Technology Subcommittee, which will consider the measure.
ARRL members are urged to contact their US House members and ask them to sign on to the bill as a co-sponsor. We recommend sending the letter to your member of Congress to:
Attn: HR-1301 Grassroots Campaign
225 Main St
Newington CT 06111
For more information about the Amateur Radio Parity Act, the ARRL has complete information at arrl.org/hr-1301. (Thanks ARRL)
VBARC has a new mailing address! After many years at the post office box, the club voted to now have mail delivered to our meeting place at the Emergency Operations Center. If you need to mail in dues payments or any other correspondence, please DO NOT use the P.O. Box address; the post office isn't forwarding mail sent there. Instead use the following address:
Vero Beach Amateur Radio Club
c/o IRC EOC
4225 43rd Avenue
Vero Beach, FL 32967
VBARC thanks the Emergency Operations Center for their support of our club, and Amateur Radio!
At the 2015 Orlando Hamvention, Vero Beach Amateur Radio Club PIO Paul Bartoszewicz, KC2LXV, presented a VBARC club pin to ARRL President Kay Craigie, N3KN, who was pleased to accept. VBARC has been an ARRL affiliated club since 1968.
Pins can be purchased by VBARC members for $2 each, or $4 to non members. They are very nice, collectible pins and have already proven to be very popular! They are available at club meetings, or contact the club at email@example.com.
VBARC PIO Paul Bartoszewicz, KC2LXV, VBARC Logo presents ARRL President Kay Craigie, N3KN, the club logo pin at Hamcation 2015. Photo by Gary Webster, N1PZB
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