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Regular OBARC Meeting on October 6th 2015

The regular meeting of the OBARC to feature a presentation by Nobel Laureate Joseph Taylor K1JT. For details see the message below.

The meeting starts at 7:30 PM and is preceded by a VE session at 6:30 PM. The venue for the meeting is the Ocean Acres Community Center Acres Community Center 489 Nautilus Drive Manahawkin, NJ 08050

For door-to-door instructions go to:

Enter your zip code and check the Ocean Acres box and

Nobel Prize Winner Joseph Taylor K1JT to Present at October Meeting

On Tuesday October 6, 2015 the Old Barney Amateur Radio
Club will host a presentation by Joseph Taylor, K1JT Nobel Prize winner in Physics for his discovery of an orbiting Pulsar. Prior to his retirement, Dr. Taylor was the Dean of the Physics Department at Princeton University.

Joe is extremely well know in the ham radio community for his development of software which gathers intelligence from radio waves that are undetectable by the human ear.

The title of the presentation is, "From Pulsars to Weak Signal DXing." DX in ham radio terminology is far away radio station.

There is no charge for admission and all are welcome. The presentation begins at 7:30 PM and the venue is the Ocean
Acres Community Center 489 Nautilus Drive Manahawkin, NJ 08050

For door-to-door instructions go to:

Enter your zip code and check the Ocean Acres box and

For additional information, or directions, contact Urb LeJeune at 609-937-5487 or

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.

Directions From Your Doorstep to OBARC Meetings and Events

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

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 609-937-5487.

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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