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The January Meeting

The regular OBARC regular meeting is scheduled for January 6,2015 at the Ocean Acres Community Center on Nautilus Drive at 7:30 PM>

The program for this meeting is a open DX Forum. The following three OBARC DXCC Honor Roll Members will answer your questions about DXing and give you the benefit of their years of experience. The panel includes:

N2OO, Bob Schenck the top of the honor roll.
NA2R, John Sawina two entities of the top of the honor roll.
N1IBM, Skip Maze six countries off the top of the honor roll.

Everyone is invited, you don't have to be an OBARC member to enjoy our programs.

OBARC 2014 Officers

The newly elected OBARC officers for 2015 are:
President: W1UL, Urb LeJeune
Vice President: N2OZ, Lanc Meyers
Treasurer: W2SIM, Jim Simonsen
Secretary: N2HM, Bob Wick
Trustee: K2DCM, Dan Moeller
Trustee: N3IE, Joe Fedock
Trustee: W2NRS, Norm Stackhouse

Welcome to the Old Barney Amateur Radio Club

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.

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Old Barney VE Session

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 urb@w2dec.com

ARRL Listing of all VE Sessions in NJ

Old Barney Licensing Class

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 planning for another Technician Cram session in the near future. The session contains two 4 hour classes 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, W1UL 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.

Feedback Form

OBARC Member Urb W1UL has an excellent FREE website to help you prepare for you ham radio license. It's a true "Ham Cram" site which allows you to create practice session showing the test question and only the correct answer. Never leave home to study and take practice tests. The Official W1UL Ham Cram Website

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