Get Your Radio On: SKYWARN Recognition Day is coming up soon.

Saturday, December 3, 2016 (All day)

The annual SKYWARN™ Recognition Day (SRD) will be held this year on Saturday, December 3, 2016. This is the day when Amateur Radio operators visit National Weather Service (NWS) offices and contact other operators around the world. The purpose of the event is to recognize the vital public service contributions that Amateur Radio operators make during National Weather Service severe weather warning operations. It also strengthens the bond between Amateur Radio operators and the local National Weather Service.

Welcome

The Fulton Amateur Radio Club meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month in the lower level of the Oswego County Office Building, across from Mimi's restaurant, Route 481 North, Fulton at 7PM. The purpose of our club is to promote amateur radio through involvement with the various facets of the hobby. Join us!

Whether you are a licensed amateur radio operator or just have an interest in radio and communications...please join us!

Meetings

 

 

Radio Club Meeting Dates:  Fourth Wednesday of the month at 7PM:

Meeting Location: Oswego County Building, 200 North Second St. (Route 481), across from Mimi's Restaurant, in Fulton.

The meeting location has plenty of parking and is wheelchair accessible.

No meetings during July and August

Send your ideas for meeting programs or if you would like to put on a presentation at the radio club meeting,contact a club member.


 
Past meeting topics have included (to name a few):
  • PSK31
  • Slow scan television
  • Portable battery types
  • Mobile radio installation
  • Antenna and tower installation
  • Bat tracking via Amateur Radio
  • 50th Anniversary Special Event Station
  • Home brewing QRP HF Transceivers
Guest speakerers:
  • Dave WJ2O, Ken N2ZN, and Redd AI2N on thier DXpedition
  • Steve N2TXK - Data acquisition using model rockets
  • Dave Eichorn 9WSYR Meteorologist - Weather in CNY and Doppler Radar
  • Keith WB2NVY - Communications on the Titanic
  • Bruce Frassinelli - Old Time Radio
  • Representatives from the ARRL, ARES and RACES
Videos:
  • History of Electronics Park (GE)
  • DXpedition to Bhutan
  • HF Mobile Operations
 

Technician Class Offered 9/12/16 - 12/5/16 - *CANCELLED*

Class
Cancelled

 

The Fulton Amateur Radio Club will be starting a Technician Class on Monday, September 12th, from7 PM to 9 PM and run thru Monday, November 28th, with the test being Monday, December 5th (weather dependent). No Morse code required for any license level.
 
The class will be held at the Oswego County office building across from MIMI'S restaurant in Fulton, NY. The main entrance is in the center, of the back side of the building. Go straight in to the elevator, go down to the basement, and turn right. The class room will be half way down the corridor, on the right. Commonly known as the meeting rooms.
 
We will be using the ARRL Ham Radio License Manual for Technicians (Red Cover). Be sure it is the “Third Edition”, for use July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2018. This info will be on the front cover. You will be required to obtain the manual on your own, as none will be available at the class. Amazon: $26.62 ARRL.org: $29.95 Barnes &Noble (check in store availability): $26.62 online, $29.95 in store
 
 
 
For more Information, please contact:
  • Rick Boutell WA2LBE 963-3814
  • Fred Koch Sr.  KA2HPG 559-4387
  • Dave Robinson N4UAR 885-7167

License Courses

The Fulton Amateur Radio Club (FARC) offers instruction, support and testing for anyone interested in acquiring a Technician Class (entry level) FCC Amateur Radio License, as well as higher class licenses.

Amateur Radio, also known as Ham Radio, is a hobby that is accessible to almost anyone.  Age, background, national citizenship, even physical disabilities are not barriers to passing the necessary tests to receive your own FCC amateur radio license and callsign.

You can earn an entry level Amateur Radio Technician license by passing a 35-question multiple-choice examination. No Morse code test is required. The exam covers basic regulations, operating practices, and elementary electronics theory, with a focus on VHF and UHF applications.


Self-study license guides are available under the “links” section of the FARC website, at http://www.fultonamateurradioclub.org/ An instructor is also available to answer questions via telephone, e-mail or in person, one-on-one, at a time and place mutually acceptable to the student and instructor.  There is no fee for this service, though there is a small fee for the exam itself.

Questions regarding obtaining an Amateur Radio license may be directed to Redd Swindells, AI2N, at ai2n[at]twcny[dot]rr[dot]com


Interested parties are also encouraged to attend a meeting.  The Fulton Amateur Radio Club meets at 7 PM on the fourth Wednesday of each month in the lower level of the Oswego County Office Building, across from Mimi's restaurant, Route 481 North, Fulton.  

The primary purposes of the Fulton Amateur Radio Club are to promote the use of Amateur Radio for emergency communication, foster interest in radio/electronics and to provide license training and testing.