Next Tuesday, November 4, 2014 is the regular OBARC monthly meeting. Since Ocean Acres is a polling place our meeting will be at the Old Town Hall which is now call the Bay Avenue Community Center. The meeting starts at 7:30 with the VE session at 6:40.
The address of the Bay Avenue Community Center is
775 East Bay Avenue
Parking is in the back of the building. Assuming you are heading East on Bay Avenue turn right on Pine Street which is across the street from the small mall with Value City Furniture. After about 100 yards turn left onto Delaware Avenue. The parking lot is about 100 yards on the left.
The Old Barney Amateur Radio Club (OBARC) is an active organization participating in field day, various operating events, special events and contests. The club also performs fund raisers at local events such as the Barnegat Bay Decoy show. The club call sign is N2OB.
Make sure you come to an Old Barney meeting if you're visiting the area. Meetings are usually held at the Ocean Acres Community Center,489 Nautilus Dr.
Manahawkin, NJ, generally on the first Tuesday evening of each month at 7:30 PM. There is a VE examination at 6:30 PM for those wishing to upgrade their license or take a Technician test for a new license.
Directions from Your Doorstep
VE testing sessions are held at 6:30 PM on every meeting night. Regular OBARC meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month except November when we have to reschedule because of elections. The meetings are held at the Ocean Acres Community Center, 489 Nautilus Dr., Manahawkin, NJ.
Preregistration is not required but very much appreciated.
For additional information call Urb LeJeune, W1UL, at 609-937-5487 or email Urb a firstname.lastname@example.org
ARRL Listing of all VE Sessions in NJ
There is no longer a Morse code requirement for obtaining a ham license.
Based upon our success from the last few "Ham Crams" we are in the advanced planning stage for another Technician Cram session. Their will be two 4 hour session conducted on consecutive Saturday. The sessions begins at 8 AM at the WYRS station site which is just off Route 9 in West Creek. The WYRS is the home of the South Jersey DX Association and houses a very well-equipped ham radio station. Candidates have the opportunity to operate this station.
A VE session is held around noon at the second session. Come at 8 AM on the first session with a little studying and a lot of desire and leave in the afternoon of the second session with an FCC issued Amateur Technician Class license.
We send study material about 10 days before the "Cram."
If you have any interest in taking this class, please let us know by using our Feedback Form or call Urb, W2DEC at 609-296-5856.
There is no fee to take the class. Study materials are included.
We will also be running a General and Extra study group in the futures if there is sufficient interest. Let us know if you're interested in a either class.
The North bound entrance to the Garden State Parkway, for East bound Bay Ave traffic, is now completed. This is exit 67.
This change will affect those members who usually use that ramp after a club meeting.