The Rho Epsilon Amateur Radio Club was formally founded at Washington State University (then Washington State College) in 1911 by H.V. Carpenter, Homer Dana and Royal Sloan as one of the first university ham radio clubs in the world.
Our goal is to provide Washington State University students with the opportunity to learn and experiment with amateur radio as well as to meet other students interested in amateur radio and share ideas.
We will be having a general meeting on Wednesday, November 13th at 6PM in Sloan 150. We will be discussing a few quick club administration things, then diving into an electronics tutorial.
We will be designing and building a timing circuit using a 555 timing chip. All materials will be provided by the club, but we only have a limited number of breadboards, so we ask that you bring one if you have one.
No knowledge is necessary, just show up and learn about electronics.
The WSU Amateur Radio Club will be holding a licensing class on November 16, 2013 at 10:00 AM in ETRL 101, and a review session and exam on November 17 at 10:00 AM.
We are planning to finish up the class at 4PM at the latest on Saturday. The test will be administered at 2 PM, and will likely be done around 3 PM.
The class will cover all the topics that are on the Technician exam. That includes basic electronics, operating procedures, RF safety, etc. Lunch will be provided courtesy of the club on both days. There is a $15 fee for taking the test and getting your license.
There will be a general club meeting on Thursday, October 17th at 6PM in Sloan 150. We will be going over current club projects and the current state of the club, as well as brainstorming ideas for future projects.
Anyone interested in getting experience with real world engineering projects should attend. The Amateur Radio Club is actively involved in developing electronics and software, as well as many other mechanical and physical engineering projects. We are in need of skilled, motivated engineers. Projects are funded by the club.
Just a reminder that there is a WSU Amateur Radio Club general meeting tomorrow, Tuesday April 15th, at 4:30 PM. The meeting will be held in EME 206 (CASAS/AILAB), right across from the shack. All five officer positions will be up for election during the meeting.
Officer election results are as follows:
President: Kevin Brasier
Vice President: Andrew Lytle
Secretary: Erik Hines
Quartermaster: Ben Thompson
Erik and I (Kevin) are in the shack today. W4ZZU (Erik) is making some contacts into Japan and getting 59+10 reports running barefoot (100 watts) with our tri-bander on our tower pointed into Japan. Pretty fun.
Starting at 10AM Saturday and Sunday (October 27th and 28th) I will be running a class on the WSU campus Sloan 150. The class is FREE but at the end of the class there will be a $15 fee to take your exam. The class is optional, if you just want to take the exam, you are more than welcome to skip the class and show up at 4pm on Sunday for the exam. If you are planning on doing this please let me know in advance!
This is being held at WSU, but the exam and class are open to the public.
In case you haven't heard, the results from the February School Club Roundup are in! W7YH has placed 3rd nationally in colleges, scoring 78442 points and contacting 48 states! The full results are not posted on the ARRL web site yet, but they are available online here, for those who are interested.
Just a some pictures of stuff we have been keeping our selves busy with. http://hamradio.wsu.edu/image/tid/27
Many of you have heard for a while now that we were working with Icom to get some new radio equipment donated. Well, it finally happened!! Icom generously provided a brand new IC-7000 w/ tuner and IC-2820 w/ D-STAR. They're in the shack now! If you're interested in learning how to use them, watch the mailing list for a general meeting that will include an orientation to the new equipment.