Ham Radio of Juneau County, Wisconsin

Welcome to the Juneau County Amateur Radio Club and Juneau County ARES/RACES website


Ham Test in April has been cancelled

Other dates may be announced at a later date.


Next Net Meeting April 15th 2020,@ 7:00 PM

146.850 Repeater, 123 PL


2020 Storm Spotting Training Classes

Are changed to webinar

Full schedule at www.weather.gov/arx/skywarn_schedule


When you buy at Amazon remember to include our club in your purchase    Thanks

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Dear Juneau County Radio Club Members;

    This past year we again had donations from the Apple Dumpling days that were run by the The Elroy Lions Club. They again have provided much of the money needed to continue to run the club. Thank you Bruce and your Lions group.

     The antenna on the South Tower fell off, the antenna that we put up, Thanks to Jeff W9JAR, for the antenna, and Jason KC9MIJ, for the installation.

    The South Tower Repeater is BACK, PLEASE Use it Frequently.

    I would like to invite all to the meetings now being held on the net once a month. I have tried to get them scheduled on the website best I can.

   If you have any items that you would like to bring up do them on the net or contact us at, please write an email so we have your latest email address.

President.jcarc@gmail.com or treasurerjcarc@gmail.com .

Thanks

John KC9ILO


Next test session

Feb 8th, 2020 @

the Mauston Ambulance Building

For more info contact

                        treasurerjcarc@gmail.com.


FCC 'paperless' Amateur Radio license policy now in effect

Starting February 17, the FCC no longer routinely issues paper license documents to Amateur Radio applicants and licensees. The Commission maintains that the official Amateur Radio license authorization is the electronic record that exists in its Universal Licensing System (ULS), although the FCC had routinely continued to print and mail hard copy licenses until this week. In mid-December, the FCC adopted final procedures to provide access to official electronic authorizations, as it had proposed in
WT Docket 14-161 as part of its "process reform" initiatives. Under the new procedures, licensees will access their current official authorization ("Active" status only) via the ULS License Manager. The FCC will continue to provide paper license documents to all licensees who notify the Commission that they prefer to receive one. Licensees will also be able to print out an official authorization - as well as an unofficial "reference copy" - from the ULS License Manager. "We find this electronic process will improve efficiency by simplifying access to official authorizations in ULS, shortening the time period between grant of an application and access to the official authorization, and reducing regulatory costs," the FCC Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (WTB) said. According to the WTB, the new procedures will save at least $304,000 a year, including staff expenses. ARRL

From the International Space Station:

The image below was received via SSTV from the International Space Station as it flew overhead on February 1st, it was a very good pass and the signal was very strong. The caption below the image reads : 80 years since the birth of Yuri Gargarin, who is the first Russian cosmonaut. The ISS was transmitting a series of 12 pictures via SSTV over the weekend.

ISS Image Feb 1st

Brian-WD9HXC