Its been a while since an update was posted, but things HAVE been happening (albet slowly)!
We have received FAA approval for both of our two top choices (Observatory Hill and Soil Storage). We have received support from EECS in the form of a "failover owner" should the club go dark (something that Capital Planning would want to see).
What's next? We need to get Capital Planning's approval for the site, then start working on donations in ernest.
The next exam session will be on Saturday March 20 at a location and time to be decided. If there is sufficient interest the exam will be held on the WSU Pullman Campus. The exam costs $15, the standard ARRL Test Fee.Please sign-up for the exam.
From http://ceacc.wsu.edu/node/93:Held in the Stephenson Dorm Complex, this event is an opportunity to expose incoming freshmen to your club activities and to encourage them to join your club.As part of our community service to the college, student clubs are encouraged to strength their funding proposals by attending both evenings (Wednesday and Thursday).----
The Palouse Hills Amateur Radio Club will conduct free classes to help interested people obtain a Technician and General level amateur radio license from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Classes will be held Tuesday evenings from 7:00 until 9:00 starting September 15 through November.
W7UQ at UI will be hosting this month's combined meeting, which will be a tour of the W7UQ shack and demos. Also, thouse WSU members who whish to have access to the W7UQ shack can get orientated and get a door code to their facility.
UPDATE: We WILL be participating in the Salmon Run! Join the list serve (contact us page) and ask the list for information where. It will NOT be on campus, as we don't have antennas up yet.This is Wasington's QSO Party: A contest where the rest of the US tries to make contact with Washington stations. Awards are given out based on scores, worked all WA counties, etc. As Whitman County is not a very active county in Amateur Radio, this should be a fun, high-demand contest to work! (now, if we only had a functional station....)
The spokane hamfest is THIS weekend! It will be held at University High School in Spokane, and there's a lot going on. For more info, see: http://www.kbara.org/ (bottom-left has links to hamfest info).
W7YH Business meeting @ WSU EEME 206Update from CEACC meeting, Antenna planning, notes from the Hamfest, planning next meeting.
Simulated Emergency Test (SET) will happen on October 3rd at the UI W7UQ shack. All interested should show up. It will be going from 8am to 5pm; participants need not be there the entire time.SET is an opportunity to learn about what Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES) does in the area, get some training and hands on experience \"passing traffic\", and meet some of your local counties on the air. ARES Emergency Coordinators (EC) from both Whitman and Latah counties will be on site.