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Test Session November 11

November 7, 2020 @ 13:00 – 14:00
WHERE: Berry Lane Baptist Church
1515 Lakeside Dr, Abilene, TX 79602
Please bring a picture ID.
2 number 2 pencils.
Cost is $15.00 per test.
NOTICE NOTICE NOTICE
The FCC has indicated VECs/VE teams should discontinue the practice of accepting social security numbers at exam sessions.
Examinees should register in the FCC CORES registration system and receive an FRN before exam day.
Go here to get your FRN# FCC CORES User Account and Registration: https://apps.fcc.gov/cores/userLogin.do

Zoom Meeting September 14

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ARRL Hires Paul Z. Gilbert, KE5ZW, as Director of Emergency Management

As another step in ARRL’s increased focus on strengthening its emergency communications capabilities and long-standing working relationships with federal and state agencies and private emergency response organizations, ARRL has hired Paul Z. Gilbert, KE5ZW, of Cedar Park, Texas, as its first Director of Emergency Management.

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Outages Affect Receipt of Applications, FCC License Processing

The Newington, Connecticut, US Post Office, which serves ARRL Headquarters, is without power, so ARRL is receiving little or no mail, affecting the receipt of amateur radio exam session paperwork as well as other mail and parcels. The outage is a result from damage due to Tropical Storm Isaias. In addition, the FCC electronic batch filing system was down for about 24 hours and did not process any license applications — amateur or commercial — during that period. The FCC batch-file system now appears to be operating normally.

August Club Meeting

The KCARC monthly meeting scheduled for May 11th will be conducted online via ZOOM at 7:00 pm.
More about August meeting….

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        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
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        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
        +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
        +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)
Meeting ID: 212 888 4758
Passcode: 340336

Ham-Com 2020

| Ham-Com 2020 has been rescheduled to 2021 |

The Ham-Com Board of Directors announced today that in light of the
risks attendant to the C0VID-19 virus and based on input from multiple
advisors, it reluctantly made the decision for the safety of attendees,
vendors, volunteers, presenters and staff to postpone Ham-Com 2020 until June 17-19, 2021.

April Meetings

Our April 13th KCARC meeting is now scheduled to be conducted via the Information Net at 7:00 pm as the Cobb Recreation Center is closed. We plan to continue discussion of the ARRL Summer Field Day preparations.

   2-meter (VHF) band
   146.76 MHz repeater
   - 0.6 offset / 146.2 Hz tone
   Abilene, Texas

The ARES meeting scheduled for April 4th is hereby cancelled.